Buying gifts for loved ones is hard. (I should know – I always leave it to the last minute.) It’s even harder if they have dietary restrictions — particularly keto — because a lot of your safe holiday go-tos (chocolate, baked goods, ice cream) come off the table. And, assuming you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, that narrows your options still further.
Fortunately, I and the team here have scoured the internet to find thoughtful, high-quality keto gifts – all for under $50. (And hey, if you want to splurge on someone, you can mix and match.)
I’m checking in frequently to update prices and deals as we find them, but of course prices change even more frequently – so leave a comment below if something has changed OR you find a product under $50 you think should be added!
For anyone on keto who doesn’t have one: Air fryer (just $40!)
We’ve all heard of air fryers and how they can make delicious fried food like French fries WAY healthier. (Air frying can be keto-friendly if done with high-calorie and zero-to-low sugar ingredients, too.) Air frying also usually takes less time and consumes less energy than cooking with a big oven. Lots to recommend using an air fryer.
The chief barrier has been cost, however – air fryers often costing $150 or more. More recently, however, some much more affordable models have hit the market without compromising quality. Take, for example, the Crux 3.7 quart air fryer, which not only delivers fantastic results (94% 4-or-5-star reviews!), it’s also currently on sale for just $40! (Normal price: $69.99.)
(And if you want to add on a cookbook with tasty air fryer recipes, this one looks awesome.)
For on-the-go: Keto chow
If you’re buying a gift for someone who’s always busy, hard to do better than Keto chow – meal replacement shakes that are quick and easy to make. For those not familiar, choose the starter bundle – which includes a shaker and seven meal shakes including chocolate, snickerdoodle, strawberry, and salted caramel.
(Who ever said low-carb had to be low-flavor?)
For the home chef: Keto cookbook (+ a couple digital freebies)
You can find a billion cookbooks out there on any given topic. Normally, picking one is pretty easy.
Keto is a lot harder, however, because keto has lots of rules, and there can be a delicate balance. Especially if you want to make traditionally carb-heavy foods like cinnamon rolls, garlic bread, and fettucine alfredo. So you need a cookbook that delivers all this good-tasting food AND is written by someone who knows what they’re talking about in the keto space.
It’s written by Kelsey Ale, a Certified Nutritional Therapist who has been a nutritional counselor for over eight years.
She knows her stuff.
Plus – and this might be the best part?
As of now, you literally just have to pay shipping & handling for the book – $10.95.
I’m not sure how long that deal’s going to last, so I’d advise taking advantage while you can.
And if you’re looking for inspiration in the meantime – here are two of my favorite keto recipes to get you started: Air fryer zucchini fries and air fryer brussels sprouts.
For the coffee drinker: Milk frother
Anyone on keto (and, for that matter, anyone not on keto) will tell you that giving up sugar is hard. You have to get what comfort and joy you can while trimming out the refined sugars – and one of the key places you can load up on calories and comfort is coffee. A milk frother can be a gamechanger for creating indulgent drinks like sugar-free lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and hot chocolate (ok, hot chocolate is technically not coffee, but you know what I mean). Quickly froth half and half, whole milk, or my favorite coconut milk, and voila!
The Secura milk frother isn’t the cheapest on the market, but it’s still well under $50 and comes highly reviewed.
For the keto newbie: MCT oil
If your loved one has just started the keto diet, MCT oil (MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride) could be a gamechanger. You see, keto newbies often experience what’s known as “keto flu” – or a cluster of symptoms (headaches, constipation, nausea, and more) – and there’s some evidence that MCTs could help mitigate it. Feeling sick is no fun, especially during the holiday season.
The MCT oil I’m recommending below is made from cold-pressed coconut oil, has 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and is well under $50.
For the keto snacker: EPIC Bars
I’m a bit of a grazer (and so is my toddler) – so this is the kind of gift that would be perfect for me. (Or him, I guess, when he’s older.)
Think of EPIC Bars like beef jerky, but with a healthy balance of protein and fat, reduced salt, and almost no sugar. Very keto friendly. (And just in general pretty good for you if you’re always hungry.)
This is a nice variety pack on Amazon – again, well under $50. (And because there’s so much that comes in it, a nice bulky gift that’ll look nice under the tree.)
That’s a wrap! Anything I should add? Sound off in the comments!Links on this page may be affiliate links, for which the site earns a small commission, but the price for you is the same
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