Christmas is just around the corner and there are some great gifts that you can give the low carber on your list. Simply pick and choose from the highlighted exmples, put them in a basket with tissue paper, add a nice low carb recipe gift tag that you can print from this low carb holiday labels file using heavy colored stock paper, and you have a lovely personalized gift!
(Note: I'm avoiding the low carb candy selections that you can get at the store to show that you really worked at the gift, but you can certainly add those!)
Depending on your budget, add the best low carb cookbook I have found: The Low Carb Gourmet, by Karen Barnaby.
Then start adding items! Or for a less expensive gift, you can take one theme or recipe and just add the products around that. (Most of these items are probably also available at your local low carb store if you have one.)
Low Carb Indulgent Items:
- Steel's Caramel Syrup for ice cream toppings (gift tag available in file above.) Best of all it has inulin!
- Low Carb Success Sweet Nut’ns (if you don't make candied nuts, then these are delicious!
- Sipper Sweets Cocoa (also available at Shaw's for more money)
- Da Vinci Gourmet Sugar Free Syrups (also sometimes available at Marshall's or TJ Maxx) (great for coffee or adding to whipped cream!)
- Keto jelly (I love this jelly (black currant and blackberry apple are our favorites) or you can get Polaner All Fruit Sugar Free sweetened with Splenda. Stop & Shop carries this.)
Low Carb Ingredients:
- Premade guacomole (print out the seven layer dip recipe tag -- this has to be refrigerated so add it to the basket at the last minute. I get mine at Costco but also available at other stores. Add a can of low sugar refried beans and a bag of low carb tortilla chips; low carb tortilla chips also available at Trader Joe's or Bj's for Tostitos Edge.)
- Dutch-processed chocolate (very low sugar!) (available in grocery stores (including Market Basket) or specialty stores -- I found some at Tuesday Morning.)
- Nuts (good selection available at Trader Joe's and BJ's.)
- Dreamfield's Low Carb Pasta (this can be used in lots of recipes -- just make sure that you eat it right out of the pot and don't refrigerate it and then eat it because I have read some reports that this changes the "digestible carb count." I'm investigating. Also found at Stop & Shop and Shaw's for more money.)
- Cheeses (any type)
And if you really want to go all out, then I would cap this all off with a deluxe whipped cream dispenser that allows you to have low carb whipped cream anytime! My husband got me this for my birthday last year and I love it. You can get these at Kitchen, etc. stores or on Amazon. The dispenser can be kept in the refrigerator and you can use it for two weeks. They need CO2 chargers, which can also be purchased at Kitchen, etc. or at Amazon. (My husband mistakenly thought that they came with the chargers and didn't purchase any so we couldn't use it the same day.) I have only used the deluxe model so I don't know how the other models work, but there is a price range. For my model, I need two CO2 chargers for each batch.
Whipped Cream Charger Pack ($5.95 for 10)
iSi Cream Whipper Chargers, N20-24 Pack ($17 for 24 pack)
iSi Dessert Whip-Pint, White ($39.95)
iSi Gourmet Whip-Pint, Brushed Stainless Steel ($89.95 on sale for $68.18) (This is the one I have. Also good for hot sauces.)
If you have any other ideas, please email me! Or if you would like me to add another recipe to the gift tag file, please let me know which one!