The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for People With Diabetes

Corala Blanket

Looking for the perfect gift for your loved one with diabetes? This year we rounded up some items that are sure to be useful. Whether you’re searching for a high-end gift or something a little more affordable, we’ve got some ideas for you!


The Coziest Gift

Corala Blanket: The extra weight that you want on your body ;). 

Corala BlanketWe’ve wanted to try a weighted blanket for a long time, and this one is high quality and so attractive. Weighted blankets are said to address a host of health problems and promote better sleep. While many blankets on the market feature plastic beads, or have a design that allows all the beads to fall into one corner, the Corala blanket is made of 100% lead free glass beads and is double-stitched. It’s made of 100% soft, breathable cotton. A complete blanket set includes a queen size blanket in Pantone’s Living Coral color and it comes with summer and winter duvet covers, to ensure you always have the perfect level of insulation.


Our favorite books of the season

The Ultimate Guide to Keto BakingThe Ultimate Guide to Keto BakingGrab an apron and your favorite mixing bowl and get ready to dive in as Carolyn Ketchum brings her passion for low-carb baking to life in The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking. The creator of the popular blog All Day I Dream About Food and the author of several beloved cookbooks, Carolyn is famous for her delectable recipes for low-carb baked goods. With this comprehensive cookbook dedicated to ketogenic baking, you too can create mouthwatering baked goods that will satisfy every craving while maintaining your healthy lifestyle. 


The P:E DietThe P:E Diet by Dr. Ted Naiman and William Shewfelt explains the importance of food choice. Once you choose what to eat, your body will tell you how much to eat. This approach teaches you how to eat intuitively to achieve your goals. The exercise portion of the book demonstrates that all you need for the optimum adaptive response to exercise is to generate maximum tension in your muscles for the maximum time possible. This can be accomplished with bodyweight only!


The Practical Gift


Diathrive GlucometerIf you have diabetes, test strips are crucial. So, while a subscription for diabetes supplies may not seem like the most exciting holiday gift, it scores big points with us because it’s so useful and practical. Diathrive provides low prices and delivers quality FDA-apprived products, conveniently and efficiently. No prescriptions are needed.

Diathrive allows you to order what you want, when you want. With a Diathrive subscription, you can “set it and forget it” and focus on your life, knowing you’ll get the right supplies when you need them.

Withings Fitness TrackersWithings Fitness Trackers: Withings has an array of fitness trackers to choose from. We love the Steel HR Sport. It’s a hybrid smartwatch specifically designed for your workout, featuring heart rate monitoring, multi-sport tracking, connected GPS and a Fitness Level assessment via VO2 Max estimation. All of these advanced features are housed in a classic timepiece that goes the distance with water resistance up to 50m, a long-life battery of up to 25 days, and a durable stainless steel case. (Withings integrates with Strava!)


Are you searching for some stocking stuffers for your loved one with diabetes? Check out these products for the people in your life who keep carbs to a minimum.

Time for tea: Cozying up with a of hot tea is a perfect way to ease into a cold morning, or cap off the end of a day of sledding.  Celestial Seasonings has a tea for every taste, from vanilla rooibos to morning thunder (awesome name).

Keto cookies: Fill someone’s holiday cookie jar with any or all of Nui’s five flavors of low carb, keto cookies: Chocolate chip, Ginger Something, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate, and Peanut Butter.

Open sesame:  A 6.6 pound bucket of tahini from Pepperwood Organics! One of the world’s most nutritious foods, tahini, or sesame butter, is made of 100% ground sesame seeds. Tahini can be made into dips (including hummus, dressing, or even gluten-free bread. And it pairs well with cauliflower.

To the moon … cheese:  It’s not cheap, but it is crunchy and out-of-this-world tasty, so treat a loved one (or yourself) to some delicious moon cheese.  You can pick from cheddar, pepper jack, gouda, or mozzarella, and each bite satisfies snack cravings without boosting BGs.

Looks like pasta, tastes like pasta, must be… hearts of palm! Palmini is a low carb pasta substitute made 100% out of a natural plant known as Hearts of Palm. When this plant is cut and cooked in the proper way, its resemblance to regular pasta is remarkable.

Artisan salt:  Gourmet salts taste amazing, add some zing to your zoodles, and the packaging is so cute that these little containers look like holiday decorations all on their own.  This gift pack is perfect for a gift exchange or as a stocking stuffer for the foodie in your family.

Grass-fed beef sticks: Nick’s sticks are from 100% Grass-fed cows never given antibiotics or hormones. They’re seasoned with Redmond Organic Seasoned Salt and are free of nitrates, nitrites, gluten, and msg.

Spiralize it:  Looking to turn some basic vegetables into perfect “pasta” with a spiralizer.  Give the gift of delicious vegetable “noodles” with this low cost, low carb kitchen essential and make zoodles a new staple on everyone’s holiday table.

Say cheese You know what’s awesome?  Cheese.  It’s the seasonal gift basket everyone actually gets excited about and it’s gentle on your PWD’s blood sugars.  The Wisconsin Cheese Mart has everything you need, from nibbler baskets to cheese flights, for the cheese lover on your list. 

Mix it up:  Want to gift a mixer that’s perfect for parties and mild on blood sugars?  The team at Be Mixed has a collection of delicious drink mixers that any holiday party host would be happy to receive … and then hopefully share with guests.  Cheers to a low carb cocktail!

*Disclosure: ASweetLife/Diabetes Media Foundation received no compensation for including any products on this list. There may be a business relationship with one or more of the companies listed.

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