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The Holiday Section

Allergic Living’s 2010 Gift Guide

Gifts for Teens – Page 2 of 4

Lip Service

Your teen is growing up and she’s asking for makeup. You want to make sure she’s putting anything harmful on her skin. The Green Beaver Company’s Lip Shimmer is one great solution. Comes in different shades and is free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, perfumes and more. For a list of ingredients and to purchase, visit www.greenbeaver.ca. $5.99

Prime Time

OK, this is cool! Your teen will always know what time it is with the H2O Can Clock. Not only is this clock in the shape of a soda can but it runs off of water. That’s right, no batteries! $14.95 US at www.stuffjunction.com. Available mid-November.

Luxurious Lunch

The black + blum lunchbox set is a standout gift. The carrybag ($7) folds out to a placemat, so a must-have for allergen-avoiders. Pair it with the Box Appetit ($25), the stylish, airtight, BPA-free container with Bento dishes. See                                                                                        www.iglooimports.com for availability.

Chef-in-Training

There’s an old proverb that states, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” For teens with allergies, skills in the kitchen will pay off big time down the road. While Cooking Up A Storm: The Teen Survival Cookbook doesn’t deal with allergies, show your teen where to find a list of food substitutes (like here) and offer to switch duties one night a week: they cook, you clean. $14.44 on www.chapters.indigo.ca. In US, see www.amazon.com

Green Fashion

She’s old enough to carry her own things now so why not let her make a statement too? The Pop Can Clutch is made from over 200 recycled aluminum pull-tabs. Handmade in Brazil, they are perfect as a cosmetics bag, pencil case or clutch. Long enough to fit auto-injector. $38 US at www.uncommongoods.com

Cash Stash

The wallet present gets a cool, green going-over. Mighty Wallets come in several eye-grabbing styles and are made of super durable Tyvek. They’re recyclable, tear-resistant and expandable. $15 at www.dynomighty.com

I.D. Check

For Her:
Newest from MedicAlert is their Chelsea Toggle Bracelet. With the Tiffany-style chain, we don’t think you’ll have a hard time convincing her to always wear her bracelet. Sterling silver and nickel-free. $189 from www.medicalert.ca

For Him:
Military style is back! Dog tag necklaces are the go-to style for teen boys so why not give him this one from MedicAlert? Made from stainless steel and coated in black oxide. $39 from www.medicalert.ca

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