My full post today can be found at Raising Dieter... click over to find my list of fun gifts for friends and family with food allergies! Here's a preview:
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones… special presents that say “I love you and I want you to be happy!”
Shopping can be a lot of fun, but there are always a few people on the gift list who are unusually hard to buy for. The guy who has everything, the girl who will only wear expensive brands… or the kid with food allergies!
If you have a food-allergic loved one on your list this year (and many of us do, judging by the way food allergies are increasing exponentially), check out these unique gift ideas… they’re sure to be a welcome sight among the ubiquitous bottles of perfume and neckties!
Great Gifts for Food-Allergic Friends
1) Allerbling Bracelet: This funky, silicone bracelet can be customized with colorful charms to reflect the wearer’s individual allergies. Great for young children who might have trouble telling caregivers about their allergies.
2) Inhaler Carrier: There are a number of companies that offer pouches to carry inhalers in fun prints and shapes, but one of my favorites is Allergy Apparel. From camouflage, to skulls, to butterflies and flowers, these pouches are not only cute, they include a sturdy clip for attaching to a backpack or belt.
3) The Bugabees picture book about friends with food allergies: Many children feel isolated when they have allergies, between sitting at the peanut-free table at school to having to refuse pizza and cake at birthday parties. This charming book shares the tale of eight friends with food allergies who handle their situation with grace and a positive attitude.
Click over to Raising Dieter to read the rest of my suggestions :)
Shared with Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist and Family Time Tuesday at Celebrating Family and Anything Goes at Bacon Time.