With Christmas just around the corner, the gifting season is starting. If you don't know what to give your loved ones this Christmas, we've got you covered. Everyone and anyone doing the keto diet, or thinking about doing the keto diet, will love these gift ideas. Most of them are food items we use all the time and your family and friends will love to try! We have discount codes for some of them be sure to use the link or coupon code! Happy Holidays 🙂
Often times with the keto diet, you need to cook from home to avoid consuming higher carbs in convenient packaged products or fast food. This might be super intimidating to you, if you aren't much of a cook. Using a cookbook can help you get used to baking and cooking with low carb ingredients. Luckily, Matt & Megha have several cookbooks to start you off on the right foot.
Keto Made Easy
This cookbook is a complete keto diet cookbook that is available in hard copies. There are over 100 recipes in this cookbook, ranging from comfort foods, to breakfast, to delicious desserts. They were also thoughtful enough to include six different meal plans in this cookbook to help get you started on the keto diet.
Keto Made Easy: Fat Adapted 50-Day Guide
You already know you want to eat healthy and start burning fat. But making that happen on a daily basis can feel time-consuming and difficult—it’s hard to know where to start. Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke from KetoConnect are here to change that. Their guide to adopting a nutritious low-carb, fat-burning keto lifestyle is a complete step-by-step road map for fifty days of keto. Order now!
The Fat Bomb Bible is amazing for, well, fat bombs of course! Do you ever get through the day and realize you didn't eat enough fat? This ebook is perfect for making all sorts of fat bombs. Fat bombs are little treats that are high fat and low carb. You can use them as desserts, snacks, or just to hit your fat goal at the end of the day.
Slow Cooked Keto is all about keto-friendly recipes that you can make with your handy dandy slow cooker. Everyone loves throwing everything into their slow cooker and just forgetting about it until your house is filled with wonderful smells, right? This cookbooks is amazing for those busy people who just want to set and forget.
Dinner In 30 is filled with recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less. This ebook is great for people who have a family and need some quick options every now and then. We all like to eat, so the quicker the meal is done, the better.
Keto Stocking Stuffers
Stockings are fun for the whole family and there are plenty of smaller keto-friendly things you could add to stockings, especially some delicious snacks we love...
Our Favorite Low Carb Bars And Snacks!
Keto-friendly bars are perfect for those people who are always on the go. Not having to worry about if a packaged product is so convenient. There are tons of keto-friendly and low carb bars out there, but these are some of our favorites of all time.
Perfect Keto Bars took us a bit to get used to because they aren't as sweet or chewy as others, but that's a good thing. The macros are perfect and the ingredients are solid - exactly what we look for in a bar!
Use code KCBARS25 for 25% off your purchase.
Meals And Stuff (our favorite meal additions/purchases of the year)!
Perfect Keto flavored MCT Oil Powders are a must-have in our morning bulletproof coffees! Megha loves the chocolate and Matt loves the vanilla.
Use code KETOCONNECT for 20% off your purchase.
Real Good Foods are our favorite frozen snack and meal replacement! Megha loves the pizza snack bites and Matt loves the enchiladas! They even have large cauliflower crust pizza that's great for pizza night.
Use code KETCONNECT for 10% off your purchase.
Improving our diet also means improving on the quality of our meats and knowing they are sourced in a more sustainable manner. Butcher Box is our favorite meat subscription service that we get on a monthly basis. We love their ribeyes, chicken wings and breakfast sausage.
Use our link to get $15 off plus free bacon in your first order!
Electrolytes As Gifts? Perfect for Keto Newbies!
If you don't already know, you need more electrolytes like sodium, magnesium, and potassium while eating a ketogenic diet. Electrolyte drinks like Powerade and Gatorade just won't cut it (they are low in electrolytes). In order to feel your best, you will need to find a supplement that you enjoy taking. Below we have a couple of our favorites we like to have on hand in times of need! Electrolytes aren't too expensive, but they aren't cheap, which is why these would be great gifts for anyone on a keto diet. These are perfect for newbies or seasoned veterans.
Zipfizz is an electrolyte powder that contains 200mg of caffeine, 800mg of potassium, and many others. We like to use it as a pre-workout and take it on trips/vacations with us! Blueberry Raspberry is our favorite flavor.
Pure Planet Sports Salts are another great option for electrolyte supplementation on the go. Since they are in pill form you don't need to worry about lugging around a container full of powder or having to mix it with water. Pop a couple of these and you're good to go!
Dr Berg's Electrolyte Powder is a bit on the pricey side, but also another great supplement with one of the highest potassium containing powders. It has a subtly sweet flavor for those of you who don't like how sweet Zipfizz is!
Magnesium Glycinate Capsules can be helpful for getting enough magnesium (obviously) and helping you sleep too. We like to take these at bed time because they tend to have a drowsy effect for a lot of people. Magnesium glycinate is the most highly absorbed form of magnesium and the linked brand (KAL) is the one we've found to provide the most benefit!
Kitchen & Cooking Equipment
Joule Sous Vide
A Joule Sous Vide is a precision cooker that cooks your meats to perfection. It is our favorite way to cook our steaks and boil eggs! The app includes lots of recipes and makes it easy to choose how you want your meat cooked.
We love using an Instant Pot to make homemade bone broth in a fraction of the time it would take on the stove top. It also doubles as a slow cooker so you don't have to buy two devices. It is perfect for soups, stews, or even cheesecakes.
We like to use our Vitamix Blender for anything drink related. We make bulletproof coffee, shakes, and even a quick protein ice cream in there. It blends very well and makes your bulletproof coffee nice and frothy.
We love using our Trager Grill to smoke lots of meats. We buy big cuts of meats specifically for smoking and they always turn out delicious. Any self-proclaimed master griller would love to use this grill, even in the winter.
Cast Iron Cookware
When it comes to affordable cookware for gifting, nothing is better than Cast Iron. We use these every day and if you take care of them, they will last you a lifetime. They are our favorite pans to cook with.
We know not everyone is active, but for those who are, there are plenty of gifts they would like and hopefully use! Some small things for gift ideas would be earbuds for listening for music, a gym membership, a yoga mat, at home workout gear like small dumbbells, exercise clothes or shoes, or something as simple and small as hair bands so they can put their hair up.
Here are some other great gifts for those who workout or would like to start...
Fitbit Or Other Fitness Trackers
If you are always on the go and want to track your exercise, workouts, or just your steps, a fitness tracker is the way to go. Megha and I both have a Fitbit tracker and we love it! Megha specifically uses a Charge 2 Fitbit. You can even track your sleep, your heart rate, and other health factors. I know Apple watches also do this, but they are a tad more expensive. Any fitness tracker would be a great gift!
Weight Lifting Gifts
If you haven't been following Matt & Megha for a while, they just finished an awesome weight lifting regimen and are going through their second round because they loved it so much. It is called The Juggernaut Method 2.0 and you can easily download the kindle version off Amazon and utilize the excel spreadsheet to track your lifts!
If you are wanting to start weight training, a weight lifting belt might also be a great gift. The one linked is the one Megha just got and loves!
The best pre-workout we've found is made by Sanctus Nutrition! They have a caffeine free version and one with caffeine, but it's only 90mg, so you can always stack it with more caffeine without over doing it!