The holiday season revolves heavily around food, and many holiday sweets are heavily sugared. This can make it a difficult time for friends or family members who are avoiding refined sugars, and especially those who follow a vegan or gluten-free lifestyle.
But not to worry, there are plenty of cookies, snacks, and other fun stocking stuffers that still fit into vegan, gluten-free, or low sugar diets. Below, we give you some of our favorite ideas for this holiday season.
Top 10 Unique Stocking Stuffers
Candy Bars from Nelly’s Organics
Treat your sweet tooth right with some candy bars from Nelly’s Organics. They use no artificial ingredients, just 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free goodness. Plus, the flavors range from caramel nougat, to coconut, to German chocolate, so there’s something for everyone.
Healthy Snacks from SnackMagic
SnackMagic offers a variety of better-for-you snacks that make for perfect stocking stuffers. They have a large selection of chips, crackers, protein bars, and of course our tasty vegan cookie snack packs.
Clothing & Apparel from Conscious Step
Give a gift you can feel great about by choosing conscious, sustainable clothing from Conscious Step. They have cozy socks and sweatshirts for all sizes, which make them a great gift for these chilly winter months.
Maxine’s Heavenly Cookie Snack Boxes
Our cookie snack boxes are the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. They come in 4 delicious flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk, Almond Chocolate Chunk, and Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin. All of our cookies are gluten-free, vegan, naturally sweetened, and made with wholesome ingredients.
Fitty Wraps Headwraps and Fitness Apparel
Need a quick stocking stuffer for a fitness fanatic? Fitty Wraps makes no-slip unisex fitness headbands. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and works perfectly for all hairstyles and textures. You can learn more about Fitty Wraps and see their apparel in action on their Instagram page.
Dates & Date Syrup
Dates and date syrup are a natural way to satisfy a sweet tooth without having to resort to refined sugar or processed sweeteners. You can save on dates and date syrup by downloading our Sweet Life eBook, where we have special discount codes for our favorite products from D’vash Organics, Date Lady, and Joolies.
Publishing is still alive and well, and magazines still make a great stocking stuffer for brainy friends and family members. We personally like VegNews magazine - the ultimate source for keeping up on all things vegan. It’s a great stocking stuffer to help nourish the mind and body.
Whole Foods or Sprouts Gift Cards
You can never go wrong with a gift card, and with a Sprout or Whole Foods card your recipient can choose their favorite healthy foods and snacks at their convenience. Not to mention, Maxine’s Heavenly cookies are also available in both stores.
Seasonal Nut Butters from Wild Friends
Nut Butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats for those on a vegan or gluten-free diet. We like Wild Friends Nut Butters because they also come in a bunch of fun seasonal flavors like sugar cookie, pumpkin spice, and gingerbread. (Hint: these go great as toppings for our seasonal cookies!)
Gift Certificates to Purple Carrot or Sunbasket
Our final unique stocking stuffer idea is a gift certificate to a meal plan and delivery service like Purple Carrot or Sunbasket. This is a fun way to give the gift of convenient healthy eating to those you care about. We like these two services as they each have a lot of meal options, ranging from vegetarian, to gluten-free, to low carb, which makes them a very flexible gift.
Looking for More Unique Holiday Gift Ideas?
Looking for more unique holiday gift ideas? One of our favorite gifts for this time of year is cookie gift baskets. Check out our recent blog to discover the four reasons why a cookie gift basket makes the perfect holiday gift for family and friends.