The Best Gifts for Healthy Eaters

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Whether the gift recipient is someone who is Clean Eating, Paleo, Keto, Pegan or just trying to eat healthier, we have a gift on the list for you! These are the best gifts for healthy eaters.

I have had a Clean Eating Blog for a over a year now, but I have been clean eating for over 5 years. I am also intimately familiar with Keto and Paleo too. As a fellow foodie and healthy eater, I acknowledge that I am difficult to buy for. However, even though these lifestyles all vary, there are several “Rules” that they all share, which can make gift giving a little easier. These gifts are all easy to find and are guaranteed to be the perfect gifts for health nuts!

Healthy Gifts can be expensive so I’ve worked to find you a wide price range from affordable, to a splurge! I also threw in a few tips to finding the best deals. Be sure to let me know what you choose!

1. Silicone, Wooden or Stainless Steel Utensils

If there is one easy way to upgrade your kitchen, replacing cooking utensils is it! We all know those cheap plastic spatulas and stirring spoons from college (or that first apartment!). Not only are they unattractive, but we now understand just how many chemicals can leach from plastic and eventually make us sick.

Any health nut will agree that chemical free cookware is just as important as the food that we choose. These are great gifts or stocking stuffers for anyone! That make these #1 on our list of gifts for healthy eaters!

These are my favorite tools (I have and use them all!):

  • Flexible Silicone Spatula

          

  • Rubber scraper
  • Tongs – if they have a ceramic pot such as a LeCreuset, they will need these. You can’t use stainless on those pots without damaging them.

                     

  • Mixing Spoons – Wooden Mixing spoons are an inexpensive alternative to plastic. And they work great! The set below includes one tool that you don’t know you need until you get it. It’s the one on the bottom of the picture. You can use this tool to scrape out all the food in the corners of pots. Again, you don’t know you need this until you try it…

                   

  • Measuring Spoons/Measuring Cups – The key to a good set of measuring cups and spoons is to find a sturdy one whose handles won’t bend when trying to scoop hard or sticky items. There are many options here, and you should be happy with most of them. This particular one comes in a box and would make an impressive gift (because lets face it…these don’t look so exciting!).

                  

  • Mini Spatulas – I really love this mini spatula set (including a mini spatula spoon). It’s perfect for scraping the blender or getting the last bits out of containers:

                    

  • Stainless Steel Utensil Set. There are many different options here, but foodies will love either of these options:

                            This set is definitely a splurge, but all serious cooks know All-Clad!

                             Caphalon is another great cooking brand! At a mid-price range

2) Pyrex

  • Glass Measuring Cups – You don’t need to be a healthy eater to appreciate Pyrex products. Healthy lifestyles include avoiding plastic and toxins. Why worry about what you eat when you are storing it in chemical leaching products? These are a few of my everyday favorites that any foodie is sure to love!

                 

  • Glass Food Storage – Most healthy eaters are not buying plastic anymore, so these class containers are perfect. They have plastic lids, but in theory, the food shouldn’t be touching it too much! FYI- these go on sale at Costco a few times a year, so pick them up when you see them!

 There are many options but this is the standard.

  • Pyrex Portables Glass Bakeware and Food Storage Set – I love this set! I use it to bring food to potlucks or to a friends house. It can keep foods hot or cold.

                    

3) Instant Pot

I really hate to put cliche items on my list, but this one just can’t be overlooked. I bought my Instant Pot a long time before it became popular. It started in the Paleo community when it was discovered that Crock Pots could leach lead. Everyone started searching for a stainless steel alternative. Since then, this pot has taken off, and fortunately for everyone else, the price has gone down! This pot can be used as a slow cooker or pressure cooker. There are also preset options to make it even easier. Anyone would appreciate this gift (even if they don’t know what it is when they first receive it!

This is the top of the line model. It does everything (but not everyone needs this)

This is the standard model. This will be enough for most people!

4) Gift Card to Farm Fresh Beef and (sometimes) poultry

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This is one of my favorites, because Gift Cards are always appreciated. I know people say that Gift Cards are thoughtless, but I believe that if you put thought behind what store you purchase it from, it can be just as thoughtful.

One thing Clean Eating, Paleo, Keto and Pegan lifestyles can agree on is the importance of knowing where your food comes from. That includes eating humanely treated animals and grass fed beef. Crowd Cow gives you a background on each farm so you know exactly where your meat is coming from. They sell just one cow at a time and the entire cow must be sold before it is slaughtered. So nothing goes to waste. They also offer the opportunity to buy just what you need. FYI – Lately I’ve seen several advertisements for Butcher Box which sounds good, but it is a subscription box. When it comes to gift giving, I wouldn’t suggest signing someone up for a subscription box so this is a perfect alternative.

I will say that one year, my aunt sent us a box of grass fed beef and it was one of my favorite presents! If you choose to send someone a beef package (which is also an awesome gift!) Use my link here to get $25 off! Crowdcow.com

5) Vitamix

OK, If you are looking for affordable presents, I can see you rolling your eyes! But stay with me. This is the one expensive item in my kitchen that I would replace if broken (you’ll notice a Kitchen Aid is not on my list!). Vitamix blenders can be used for smoothies, soups, purees, baby food, and so much more. Your foodie will love this! I bought my Vitamix over 7 years ago when my children were babies. I used it to make baby foods. To this day, I use it to blend vegetables that I then hide in dishes they love. My favorite is mixing pureed beets in to mac and cheese for naturally colored “Princess Mac n Cheese“.

There are several sites that will show you how to use a Vitamix, so I won’t spend any more time on that. What I will tell you is to check the Vitamix website for refurbished models. I got mine for $150 less than retail and it still comes with a warranty. You could get it from Costco (with the generous return policy if you run into issues) and QVC also has it with easy pay options so you can pay for it over several months.

6) Le Creuset

              

Again with the eye rolling, haha! But there are actually several options to Le Creuset. And as someone who didn’t have a Le Creuset for a LONG time, I can tell you that I was excited just to get Ramekins. The beauty of the product is that it is one of the only ceramic pots that do not have lead or other chemicals that leach. Stainless steel pots are great, but they are not ideal for cooking acidic foods like tomatoes since it can leach nickel. That is where Le Creuset cookwear fills the gap. If the stockpot is too pricey, I guarantee these will make them just as happy!:

             

             

7) Himalayan Salt Lamp

About 5 years ago, chefs were using Himalayan salt in cooking. But it was so expensive! Now it has become more available and the prices have come down. They have since discovered the healing powers of the salt and have turned then into beautiful lamps. Now you can get an actual Himalayan salt lamp for as little as $12. I recently bought a $6 one and it was a little small, but still a good gift. The heated salt stone is said to create negative ions which are found out in nature. These are the same ions found at the beach, rainforest or during a big storm. They naturally calm us and help with anxiety, depression, asthma and a number of health ailments.

It took me a while to get on board. Honestly, how can a salt lamp do all that. But I bought a few and now I am a believer. Not only does it create a sense of calm in our home, but it is beautiful too. I think it is a nice change from the LED lights we have throughout the house. It would be beautiful in the kitchen or bedroom and any health conscious person will love these!

And there you go! A list of the best gift ideas for foodies. Keto, Paleo or Clean Eating? Anyone will love these. Who would these be perfect for?

 

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29 Comments

  • Susan Franklin November 2, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Great ideas – I also love my Vitamix and I plan to check out the crowdcow.

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    • NaturalDeets November 2, 2018 at 11:23 pm

      If you do try crowd cow, let me know what you think. The meat just tastes so much better. And the Vitamix is definitely my favorite! 😉

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  • T.M. Brown November 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I cannot believe it’s that time of year again – gift lists!! These are great ideas for those who love to spend time in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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    • NaturalDeets November 2, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      The holidays always come so quickly! This year it’s definitely sneaking up!

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  • Nicki November 2, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Great list! I definitely know a couple people on my list that will benefit from this!

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    • NaturalDeets November 4, 2018 at 3:39 am

      I’m glad you found it helpful!

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  • Pam November 2, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Great list! I recently enjoyed some time in a Himalayan Salt Cave and loved it! So calming. I’ve been thinking about getting a lamp ever since.

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    • NaturalDeets November 2, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      A Himalayan Salt Cave sounds amazing! I would love to see it in person. I think you would like the salt lamp and the prices have really come down!

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  • Vessy November 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these gift ideas…and I already have most of them. They are fantastic…love my Instant Pot and Le Creuset casserole dish! You just can’t go wrong with any of these items! 🙂

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    • NaturalDeets November 2, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      You must be a fellow foodie! 🙂

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  • Katie November 2, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    My instant pot has been one of my favorite purchases ever! It is seriously the best. I also love wooden and silicone utensils.

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    • NaturalDeets November 2, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      The Instant Pot is one of my favorites too. We bought one for my Mother in law this year!

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  • Jennifer Morrison November 3, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I think that a Vitamix is such a valuable kitchen tool! I love mine for everything from smoothies to soup. It is really a blessing and so easy to clean.

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    • NaturalDeets November 4, 2018 at 3:39 am

      I definitely agree! The Vitamix makes life easier!

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  • Stephanj November 3, 2018 at 3:07 am

    I need one of everything on this list!!!! Especially the instant pot. I just cannot make myself get one for what we reason?? I love this and your whole site! I’ve recently lost 40 pounds so healthy eating is at the top of my list these days!

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    • NaturalDeets November 4, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Haha! Yes you need to get an Instant Pot! You won’t regret it. Last Black Friday Amazon had them at a steep discount!

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  • Nikki November 3, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Great list of ideas. The holidays always seem to be difficult trying to find gifts for everyone so this was helpful

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    • NaturalDeets November 4, 2018 at 3:37 am

      I’m glad it helped!

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  • Melanie November 3, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I wholeheartedly agree that what we cook our food in and with can be just as important. We are working to replace the items in our home, kitchen especially, that are known to have negative side effects.

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    • NaturalDeets November 4, 2018 at 3:37 am

      That’s great that you’re switching out your items. It’s definitely a process but so worth it!

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  • Kathryn at QuestFor47 November 4, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Great list! I have a coworker who just started keto and I’ll definitely have to look into some of these things for her! And really, anyone who loves to cook healthy meals. Awesome!

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  • Jocelyn November 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Can someone gift these to me??? Great ideas and suggestions! Perfect timing since I’m starting all the Christmas list!

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    • NaturalDeets November 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      That’s how I felt too! 🙂 I could use two of these!

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  • Dennis November 4, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    What great gift ideas! We love our instant pot and also our salt lamps.

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  • Kirsten November 4, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Great post! My family has made the same changes! I love our instant pot. I use it almost every day!!

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  • Dee November 5, 2018 at 2:43 am

    A well-stocked kitchen is a must regardless of diet. I love my pots and pans.

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    • NaturalDeets November 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Very true!

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  • Laura November 5, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Great choices! My girls are cookers and I was able to find a couple great ideas!

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  • Monica November 7, 2018 at 4:10 am

    I’m not the healthiest eater but have most of these things lol. Kidding! sort of. I love our Instant Pot and definitely need to buy new tongs ours are so worn but I do like the silicone over the metal. Great list!

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