Holiday Gift Guide (and a Giveaway!)

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Happy Holidays! Simplify your holiday shopping with this fun list of gift ideas. There’s something for everyone on your list, keto or not. Plus a fun giveaway for one of my favorite items!

Arms holding a stack of wrapped holiday presents with title 2023 Gift Guide

Many people think that the keto diet is restrictive, when nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a lifestyle that may seem limited from the outside, but once you start in on it, you realize that it’s opened up amazing possibilities.

And those of us on the keto diet aren’t any harder to buy gifts for than anyone else. Okay so we don’t want your sugar-laden cakes and cookies but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of healthier options, both edible and not edible.

I’ve been keeping a running list this year of all the things I think would make good holiday gifts for people in your life. Some of them are food, some of them are not food, all of them are things I’ve tried and loved, or have my eye on for myself!

Disclosure: The list below contains many affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, and I partner with other brands to make commissions on other items as well. Some of the links are not affiliate, and just things that I love!

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Tasty Treats

Two bags of Lily's candy coated chocolate pieces.

These easy keto snacks and sweets are perfect stocking stuffers. Or you can put a few of them together in a keto-friendly gift-basket!

ChocZero: My friends over at ChocZero are always innovating and creating fabulous sugar-free treats. A bag of their peppermint filled chocolate squares or the hazelnut filled Royal Truffles would be well received by anyone. And you can use code FOODDREAMER for 10% off any order.

HighKey: I discovered HighKey Snacks about 6 years ago and loved their mini cookies. Since then, they’ve come up with all sorts of other treats, including pecan caramel clusters. But my top favorite of all time is the Ginger Spice Cookies. They are a must for the holiday season! Use code FOODDREAM15 for 15% off any order.

Mauna Loa Macadamias: I fell in love with these perfectly seasoned nuts during a vacation in Hawaii a few years ago. I’d be thrilled to receive these in my stocking or in a gift basket. Get the Maui Onion flavor, they are the best!

Perfect Keto: I make no secret of my love for Perfect Keto Collagen. I use it daily in my coffee, and the salted caramel makes a perfect gift for any coffee lover. Use code ALLDAYIDREAM20 for 20% off any order.

Lily’s Candy Coated Pieces: M&Ms are finally getting a little sugar-free competition! I love these pastel colored candies just for munching, but I also love baking with them. Check out my Keto Monster Cookies for a fun idea.

Paleo Valley Grass-fed Beef Sticks: My all time favorite snack for traveling and hiking! These delicious beef and pork sticks are fermented as they are made so they are actually beneficial to your gut.

Keto Granola: I have a new favorite snack or breakfast. Love this Pumpkin Vanilla Granola from Nature’s Path. FYI, you can find it at Fred Meyer and other Kroger stores for less. I am only linking to Amazon so you see what product I mean!

Kitchen Stuff

A Dash mini waffle maker that holds 4 waffles.

I’ve been testing out lots of new kitchen products lately. I snapped some up during Amazon Prime Days and they’ve all been great purchases. A few top recommendations:

Air Fryer: I love love love my new air fryer from Instant Pot. This 10 quart version holds plenty of foods so I no longer have to work in batches to feed my family. Super easy to use and clean. You can even put the racks in the dishwasher.

Dash Mini Waffle Iron: The regular dash waffle iron makes only one waffle at a time, but this one makes 4! And it has overflow channels so your batter doesn’t go all over the counter. Perfect for making Keto Gingerbread Waffles.

Nespresso Milk Frother: Make perfect coffee house coffee at home! The Nespresso Aeroccino is pricier than other models but it works like a dream. I love it for making my Keto Hot Chocolate extra frothy!

USA Pan Cheesecake Pan: My favorite brand of non-toxic non-stick cookware now has a cheesecake pan and it’s fabulous! Yes, it’s pricy but it will last you forever. I made my Keto Chocolate Cheesecake in it and it came out perfectly.

Souper cubes: For anyone who likes to meal plan and have individual portions, these silicone freezer trays are a must!

Keto Cookbooks: Any one of my cookbooks makes a fabulous gift for keto friends or family. The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking is a best seller many times over. And Keto Soups and Stews is great for winter!

Beauty Items

The top of a container of body butter from The Old Whaling Company.

Give the gift of self-care with these wonderful ideas! And don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!

The Old Whaling Company Body Butter: This is the ultimate moisturizer for dry skin, and it’s not greasy at all. I discovered it originally at a boutique store here in Portland, but I visited their flagship store when I was in Charleston recently. I buy the little travel sizes for everybody’s stocking! My favorite is the Seaberry, but the Coastal Calm is lovely too. They also sell bath bombs, soup, candles, and gift sets.

Swedish Dream Hand Cream: Everyone could use some of this rich hand cream during the cold winter months. It is thick, moisturizing, and smells dreamy!

Poppy and Pout Lip Care: I love this lip balm and keep some in every pocket and purse. It keeps my dry lips moisturized all year. And the sets with the scrub make a perfect easy gift. My favorite flavors are the coconut, sweet mint, and grapefruit.

Zoya Color Lock Manicure Set: I’ve recently started to do my own nails at home, to keep them looking nice in videos and photos. Zoya is my favorite brand of natural nail polish, and their color lock set helps me keep it chip free for longer. I am getting this little set for both my daughters, plus a few fun colors.

Ilia Makeup Sets: I don’t wear a lot of makeup but I have finally found a wonderful all-natural line that improves my skin. It’s almost a pleasure to put this stuff on! I use the Super Serum Skin Tint and it helps even out my skin tone and gives me a dewy glow. They have some lovely gift sets for the holidays. A gift card would be a nice option as well.

Practical Ideas

A pink usb cable holder for traveling.

Need help staying organized? Yeah, me too!

Travel USB Cable Organizer: Anyone else hate having all of their charger cords loose and all over the place? This organizer is at the top of my wish list this year! Great for traveling or just staying organized at home.

Computer Sleeve: After having water spill in my bag and kill one of my computers, I now use a protective sleeve like this one. I use it for travel or any time I have to take my computer somewhere. It’s nice and snug on my 13 inch MacBook, and has a few little pockets for my air pods and such.

Bamboo Countertop Organizer: Just got this for my eldest daughter (don’t worry, she doesn’t read my blog!). She has toiletries everywhere in the bathroom and I am hoping this will help!

For the Home

A Frasier Fir candle in a glass candle holder with sprigs of pine on it.

Perfect for yourself, someone you love, or as a hostess gift!

Broken Top Candles: This is a local Oregon soy candle maker and they have the best scents! I love the white birch and the Mt. Bachelor.

Thymes Frasier Fir Candles: Want your whole house to smell like the holidays? I adore these candles and buy several every year. I also gift them to friends and family. They come in multiple sizes and shapes.

Bamboo Charcuterie Boards: Love these cheese boards from Royal Craft Wood. It’s got lots of space, matching cheese knives in a hidden compartment, and little slate bowls for dips, sauces, and nuts. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves to entertain.

Mikasa Stemless Wine Glasses: These pretty etched glasses are great for keeping your guests’ wine (or cocktails/mocktails) straight! Each has a different design.

Chilewich: I have been eyeing the durable rugs and mats from this brand for a while now. We have a small shag mat near our side door, but the colors and designs are so fabulous, I want more. They also make gorgeous placemats and table runners, among other things.

A little luxury

A pair of tan colored ankle boots.

I am not a spendy person. In fact, I purchase most of my clothing second hand from ThredUp. But when I find something I think is worth it, I am willing to spend a little more. I always aim for quality, rather than quantity!

Nisolo Boots and Shoes: I have fallen HARD for these sustainable, community conscious boots. I just purchased the Mia Ankle Boots in the duo tone Black and Tan. They look amazing with jeans and with skirts! And let me tell you a little secret… sign up for their newsletter because they are constantly coming out with deals. Be patient and wait for a deal for 30 to 40% off!

Jean Pierre Klifa Poncho: I bought one of these when I was in Charleston and I love it. It’s easy to throw over dresses or casual wear and look instantly chic and put together. And trust me, I need as much help with that as I can get! Great colors too.

They have these gorgeous bucket handbags as well. I didn’t purchase one but my friend did and loves it. I may have to add it to my wishlist.

Maison de Beauté Marseille: Gorgeous handbags in all sorts of shapes and sizes! I purchased one a few years ago (the Cholet bag) and it’s my go to for a good looking purse.

The Giveaway

I love The Old Whaling Company so much, I’ve decided to give away a $100 gift card to their online store! Please note that while they may ship internationally, I cannot guarantee that they ship to your country.

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