Whether you’re watching your pennies or searching for a splurge, this year’s Dairy-Free Gift Guide has you covered. Each item was hand-selected by our team to cover top trends, practical presents, and fun finds. They include options for party hosts, coworkers, friends, and of course, loved ones. A couple of the items are holiday-centric, but most of these everyone-friendly surprises make great gifts year round.
The Dairy-Free Gift Guide: 30 Thoughtful Ideas for Every Budget
The prices listed are full retail price at the time of our review. Prices are subject to change, and to go on sale! In fat, many of these are at a discount right now – click through to see the current cost.
Ninja CREAMi ($200)
The trendiest ice cream machine this year is the Ninja CREAMi. It’s a revolutionary new system for making ice cream, gelato, light ice cream, sorbet, smoothie bowls, and milkshakes at home, and works great with dairy-free recipes.
Zoku Ice Cream Maker ($30)
It might not be the high-tech Creami, but this bowl is a fun and easy way to make single-serve ice cream. Blend a dairy-free ice cream recipe and put it in the refrigerator. Then, pour some of the mixture in your frozen Zoku bowl, stir while watching TV, and within 5 minutes, you’re enjoying a bowl of ice cream.
Oat Milk Ornament ($5)
Commemorate the unofficial year of oat milk with this cute ornament. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a dairy-free host.
This adorably cheesy bowl and spoon is practical, fun, and a great way for them to share a favorite dairy-free queso.
Eat Dairy Free ($18) and Go Dairy Free ($18)
We’re a little biased, but these books really do make fantastic gifts for anyone who is dairy-free. Eat Dairy Free is full color, and has everyday recipes with a healthy spin. Go Dairy Free is a giant tomb of information and staple recipes. Buy the pair to share over 350 dairy-free recipes and oodles of tips.
Hot Cocoa Bomb Tool Kit ($30)
Recipient kids and adults can use their own “safe” ingredients to make dairy-free hot chocolate bombs with this on-trend set.
ChefWave Milkmade ($220)
Busy purists on a budget, will appreciate a gift that keeps on giving, like this dairy-free milk maker. It has preset programs for almond, cashew, oat, soy, macadamia, and coconut, so they can enjoy all types of homemade milk beverages without additives or fuss.
Chef’n Nut Milk Maker ($25)
If your budget is too tight, or their kitchen is too small, for an electric milk maker, get them this dairy-free milk-making tool instead. It might look too simple, but this gadget is a soaking container, fine filter, storage and pouring vessel all in one.
Vegan Wines Subscription Box ($100+)
Did you know many wine makers use milk in production? Some milk protein can even remain in the finished product. But this subscription box company intimately vets each bottle to ensure it is free of all animal ingredients, at all stages of process. Each box is carefully packaged with six quality dairy-free and vegan wines, plus tasting notes and vegan recipes for pairing. They’ll also receive access to a private online portal for members only.
SoYoung Washable Lunch Bags ($32-$58)
Every detail is covered in these practical food carriers. They make toting your own special diet food a stylish breeze, and come in patterns suited to teens and adults, men and women. They come in two sizes, and do have designs for kids, too.
Dairy-free kids will love that this toy is made just for them! The “foods” include almond milk, tofu, and hummus, rather than milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Got Almond Milk? T-Shirt ($24)
This sweet and sassy tee comes in a selection of colors and is available in standard women’s sizes. We’re also partial to the No Whey? Yes Way tee shown below, which is available in various colors for men and women.
This stunning print is an ode to Cindarella’s pumpkin carriage, but the pretty hue is also a nod to food allergy awareness and reminds us of the Teal Pumpkin Project. It’s a special surprise for any princess’s bedroom, but it’s also elegant enough to showcase in the kitchen, living room, or entry. It comes in various sizes with framing available.
Keeping allergens away from your mouth means skincare products, too. This attractive lip balm box is vegan and made with healing oils, but without synthetic ingredients. If your recipient is extra-sensitive, they have an equally pretty fragrance-free collection, that doesn’t use any essential oils or flavors.
Matcha Tea Set ($30)
In an effort to save money, and avoid dairy mishaps at the coffee shop, we recommend this beautiful matcha tea set. It comes in several colors, and will produce barista-worthy results, with a little practice. Pair it with Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, an amazing honey, and a classic milk beverage to get them started (my favorite in matcha is coconut milk beverage).
This compact appliance is the little workhorse most dairy-free kitchens need. It “creams” fruits and vegetables, “powders” grains and seeds, and “butters” nuts, making it an extremely useful tool for all types of homemade dairy alternatives, sauces, single-serve shakes, and more.
Meal Prep Containers ($41) and Meal Prep Meal Planner ($10)
Making every, single, meal at home can get tiring and uninspiring. Help them out with this collection of meal prep helpers. Which is why meal planning and food prep are enjoying a huge resurgences I recommend teal containers (the food allergy color) to help dairy-free foods stand out in shared refrigerators and freezers. And because they’re glass, they can go from the deep freeze to the oven. To up the collection, you can add Silvana Nardone’s Dairy Free Meal Prep ($13) cookbook and some seriously cool Cuisinart Knives ($65).
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker ($200)
Cold brew is naturally full-bodied and a little creamy, even without a drop of dairy. This gift is an initial investment, but over time it saves both money and sanity as visits to the dairy-rich coffee shop dwindle. It’s pretty, too.
Finding dairy-free mochi isn’t easy, but they can make their own with this fun kit. It comes with the mochi ingredients, but without the ice cream filling, so they can stuff it with their favorite vegan flavor.
This rich, skin-soothing soak is handmade with a diary-free blend of baking soda, coconut milk powder, and fragrant oils with festive brown sugar and fig scents. The cute little wooden scoop is included for that giftable touch.
Store-bought dairy-free yogurt can be pricy, particularly if you want one without a lot of additives. But they can make their own with this handy small appliance. Pair it with vegan starter culture ($11), so they can get fermenting right away.
Bamboo Tofu Press ($25)
Most dairy-free home cooks don’t know they need a tofu press until they get a tofu press – so help them have that moment. This attractive press is made with bamboo, not plastic, for that eco-friendly touch. There are a few different brands, but we like this one for the easier turn screws.
Deluxe Recipe Binder ($16)
For those of us who still like the old-school way of collecting favorite recipes, this binder can’t be beat. It comes with recipe sheets you can fill out, but also fits printer-size sheets, to make organization fun and easy. It also has thoughtful extras that most home cooks will appreciated. For a truly special gift, fill it with some of your favorite dairy-free recipes before gifting!
State Seasonal Food Guide ($38-$90)
We can all use a little food inspiration these days, and even more so with dietary restrictions. These lovely prints are perfect for the kitchen, and showcase seasonal, naturally dairy-free foods in the recipient’s region. It’s available framed and unframed, and offered for 13 different states.
Mini Holiday Pitcher Set ($35)
These attractive little pitchers are a perfectly festive way to differentiate dairy-free milk beverages or creamers. Package it with Nutpods Winter Collection for coffee and tea drinkers.
Avocados are a popular food on dairy-free, allergen-free, and vegan diets. And a friend swears by this avocado gadget. Toss in an Avocado Keeper ($9) for a complete package.
Throw Throw Burrito Game ($25) and Tortilla Blanket ($40)
Help them take their diet a little less seriously with some food-free fun. This dodgeball card game with a foam burrito is ridiculous, but seriously fun. Pair it with a snuggly tortilla throw, so they can wrap themselves up like a burrito!
Most microwave popcorn bags contain milk, and let’s face it, the dairy-free ones don’t always taste great. This is an easy, economical, space-saving way (it collapses for storage!) to pop your own sans waste. And it comes in various colors. Pair it with some organic popcorn ($13) to get them started, and homemade or store-bought dairy-free popcorn seasonings ($35) for fun.
It’s not easy to find dairy-free ravioli and tortellini, and most brands are pricy. But they can have fun learning to make their own with this all-inclusive set.
KLL Funny Kitchen Towels ($27/4)
Special diet needs usually equal a lot of time in the kitchen. Make it fun for them with these cute kitchen towels. They’re great quality, too!
We wish they had a gift set of these wonderful post-shower creams. Each variety is vegan, including Almond Milk & Honey, Moringa, British Rose, and more. You can select a few to gift in a bag, or but one or two for stocking stuffers.
This generously sized ceramic mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, lead free, handcrafted, and sure to please any oatmilk fan. For bonus secret Santa points, gift it with a bag of Oat Milk Latte Superfood Powder ($30).