Our Top Ten “Dairy Free” Gift Ideas

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We have hand selected a list of our favorite online gifts for the dairy free consumer. Order something for a friend, loved one, associate, or give yourself a present this holiday season!

Bamboo Book Tea Box Assortment Beautiful and gourmet for under $20! This gift will be a popular purchase in our office. We love the styling of this bamboo tea “portfolio”, not to mention the assortment of high quality teas found within.

Dean & Deluca’s Gourmet Spice Collections These attractive spice assortments are a great gift for chefs and beginner cooks alike. Dairy free living means the chance to experiment with flavors, and the spice rack is a great place to start. Choose one of the Metropolitan collections or target a specific cuisine (French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Chinese…)

Oster 6646 Osterizer 12-Speed Blender with Glass Jar and Food Processor Every dairy free consumer needs a good blender! Fruit smoothies and power shakes are a fantastic way to start the day. Not to mention, blenders are key for making quick, homemade “cream” sauces and soups. We like this blender for it’s durable name, glass jar, good reviews, fair price, and bonus food processor attachment. How could we pass it up!

Dairy Free “Indulgence” Cookbooks Introduce your gift recipient to some indulgent dairy free recipes around the holidays. Two of our favorite recipe collections are “The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic “Uncheese” Dishes” and “Sweet and Natural : More Than 120 Naturally Sweet and Dairy-Free Desserts”. For a wide selection of dairy free (and other related) cookbooks, check our Dairy Free Books section.

Snack Attack Gift Basket Health conscious moms on the go and active college students will enjoy this fun assortment of dairy free snacks* in a re-usable shopping tote.

Vitamin & Mineral Quality Subscription For those who are concerned about calcium, or who take other vitamin and mineral supplements, Consumer Labs is a must have. The FDA does not regulate vitamins and minerals. Consumer Labs tests numerous vitamin and mineral supplements for quality and purity, and makes the information available to online subscribers. You can give a year subscription for just $24.

Back To Basics Dried Fruit/Nut Gift Basket Natural foodies will appreciate this basket of healthy snacks. It contains almost five pounds of organic nuts and dried fruits for a tasty does of energy throughout the day.

Natural Spa Gift Set Sensitive skin can be an issue for those with allergies and intolerances. This gift set includes a nice bath and body selection, free of dairy products, and packed full of natural and organic ingredients. We liked this gift set above and beyond other natural bath gifts we found, as it includes 4 full sized (not travel or sample size) products, each from a different popular brand (more fun for trialing), and a natural skin brush, all for only $35!

Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate Dagoba not only makes delicious, dairy free, fair trade, dark chocolate bars, but they also come in various flavors which are beautifully wrapped. We like the milder and slightly sweeter dark chocolate, which comes in

For those who are highly allergic to milk, Tropical Source’s decadent dark chocolate bars are gift giving quality, and can be bought by the case.

Asian Cooking Intro Gift Dairy free cuisine is abundant in the Asian Cultures, so what better gift than a starter Asian cooking set! One of our staff members can not stop raving about their latest cookbook purchase, Basic Asian: Everything You Need for Yin and Yang in the Kitchen This recipe collection includes flavors from numerous countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Japan. It also explains the ingredients and how to stock your kitchen. Couple this gift with the basic, yet elegant, Joyce Chen 14-Inch Carbon Steel Wok Set and it is time to start cooking!

*The snack attack bag contains Newman’s Own Buttered Popcorn in error. We have notified the ShopNatural staff, and the no butter version should replace it in time for the December shopping.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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