Sadly, anything containing refined sugar isn't recommended for gout sufferers. You might find thislist of foods helpful, especially if you still want to give your husband some kind of food gift.
Gout is basically a form of Metabolic arthritis. It is caused by excessive buildup of uric acid in the body. Your husband must avoid a diet that is high in Purine and Protein. Sweets and chocolates do not contribute to Gout. They will cause no harm if taken in moderate quantity. For more detailed information on Gout and diet see the link below: