Haul out the holly and deck the halls! It's the holiday season and that means it's time to put some creative thought into personalized gifts for loved ones.
Paleo people can be notoriously difficult to shop for. We like to eat "clean," so all the cakes, cookies, and candies of the holiday season are a big no-no. Same goes for preservative-filled meat sausages and cheese plates.
Have no fear, the definitive Paleo Stocking Stuffer Guide from Paleo Baking Company is here! We've compiled a list of some of the best paleo gift ideas to make the holiday shopping season easier for you. From kitchen gadgets and tools to easy paleo snacks and recipes, there's a stocking stuffer suggestion for everyone on for your paleo Christmas list.
The microplane might seem like an odd gift to give, but its easy-to-use functionality makes it a top gift for paleo followers. Paleo-ites can spend many minutes in the kitchen zesting fruit and finely grating vegetables to add flavor and texture to paleo recipes. A microplane is just about the easiest zesting tool you'll find on the market, AND it's the perfect shape for fitting into a Christmas stocking.
Similar to the microplane, this handheld juicer tool is a super convenient way to put a quick squeeze on a lemon or lime. Without food preservatives, paleo-ites often need an all natural way to brighten up the flavor of foods (no MSG allowed). This humble citrus juicer makes it easy to add lemon juice to a recipe without getting out a bulky electric appliance. It's a go-to, right-hand-man kind of kitchen tool for the paleo chef.
Ah, condiments. It can be so irritating to travel with liquid condiments, but it is absolutely necessary for safe paleo dining away from home. Many of your paleo friends and family have probably traveled with a jar of paleo mayo or sriracha in their cars or purses so they have something to dip their meat and veggies in when eating at a restaurant. This Sriracha2Go keychain allows your favorite paleo person to bring the sriracha with them without the mess. It's also a perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Chia seeds have become a favorite among the paleo community because they turn into a fabulous protein-rich pudding when combined with nut milk, fruit and spices like cocoa powder, cinnamon or nutmeg. Chia pudding can be made the night before or in a matter of minutes for a quick and convenient breakfast, snack or dessert. Chia pudding is also a refreshing alternative to the typical meat and vegetable meals most paleoans eat on a regular basis. So, load up on the chia seed packets this holiday season and treat your paleo loved one to a sweet experience.
Honey is a widely accepted natural sweetener in the paleo world when consumed in small doses. Many paleo chefs keep a jar of honey on their counter tops to sweeten a recipe, make a batch of paleo cakes or muffins, or take the edge off of an acidic tomato dish. You will delight your paleo partner when you give them a beautifully carved olive wood honey dipper to display on their kitchen work space.
For the paleo baker in your life, it would be fun to buy an icing comb set. Icing combs are used to create neat textures in the frosting on cakes. They can add a very professional look to even the most humble homemade cake. If you know someone who loves to bake delicious paleo treats like our paleo cake and muffin mixes, this could be the perfect decorating gift.
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Oranges might not seem like a very exciting gift, but they do make a tasty nutrition-packed snack for healthy eaters. Most paleo snacks have to be refrigerated, so an orange can be a colorful and cheerful addition to a paleo stocking that can hang out at room temperature. Oranges are especially sweet when paired with...
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Spiced nuts are a great snack because they don't have to be refrigerated and they can be flavored with almost any spice combination. This is a great paleo stocking stuffer idea for those who enjoy making handmade gifts for family and friends. Try finding small decorative cellophane or fabric bags for your nuts and tie with twine or sparkly holiday ribbon. You can even add your own personalized tags to wish your loved ones well in the new year. This is also a great idea for healthy holiday party favors or table toppers.
Not all spices are created paleo-friendly, but there are quite a few out there that don't contain preservatives or added sugar. Spice jars make great paleo stocking stuffers because they are small and you can fit multiple containers into a single stocking. Even guys/gals who don't typically enjoy cooking but like to grill will appreciate a small jar of paleo-approved dry rub for meat.
Nutritional yeast or "nooch" is the best cheese flavor substitute in both the paleo and vegan communities. There are a million recipes that utilize nutritional yeast to imitate cheesy flavor while avoiding dairy. This makes a jar of nooch an excellent and valuable paleo gift.
While the data is still coming in, it's pretty much guaranteed that most paleo dieters have tried making their own nut milk at one time or another. The absence of dairy in the paleo lifestyle makes nut milk a necessary alternative to cow juice. A well-made nut milk bag is a great gift for anyone following a paleo or vegan diet for this reason. Nut milk bags can also be used for straining teas or infusing soups with fresh or dried herbs. It's a very versatile stocking stuffer.
Reading material for the paleo-inclined! You'll be your paleo friend's favorite person if you gift them a subscription to the popular Paleo Magazine for the coming year. Full of excellent paleo lifestyle tips, recipes and product lists, Paleo Magazine is a one-stop shop for paleoans. Buying tip: Purchase the latest copy of Paleo Magazine and roll it up to stuff in the stocking. Your gift recipient will have something fun to "open" and read right away while waiting for their first magazine to arrive in the mail.
Avocado oil makes an excellent cooking oil for the paleo diet. It has a mild flavor and a high smoking point so it can be used to make paleo mayo or to cook vegetables at relatively high temperatures.
Similar to avocado oil, duck fat can be used as a flavorful cooking oil. It's a preferred paleo frying oil for vegetables. Who doesn't want to eat sweet potato fries fried in duck fat? Paleo heaven on a plate.
Of course, we saved the best paleo stocking stuffer for last! Paleo Baking Company cake and muffin mixes are easy to make and so delicious as a special paleo treat or dessert. With a huge database of tasty paleo cake, muffin, and frosting recipes on our website, you can pair your paleo baking mix gift with a printout of a recipe you think your paleo gift recipient will absolutely love. Maybe they will even share their paleo baked goods with you. It's the gift that keeps on giving!