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Food Allergy

Allergic Living’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

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Allergy-Friendly Gifts for Adults

Allergic Living’s Editor Gwen Smith calls Sloane Miller’s Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies, the allergy book of the year. Miller excels at a combination of advice-giving and storytelling and her positive, it-can-be-done message will resonate with any allergic individual or parent of an allergic child. From dating to dining to travel, Miller sets out to show the food allergic how to stop missing out on life’s social joys. $24.95 US / $29.95 CDN at


Keep warm on those cold winter nights with Dyson’s newest innovation: the Dyson Hot room heater. Fan heaters rely on inefficient motors or dust-friendly grills, and as the heat rises, you’re left with a partially heated room – not to mention that worrying burning smell. Dyson’s new heater heats the whole room and adjusts the temperature automatically. What’s more: no dust! $399 US / $449 CDN at


Turn fresh tap water into sparkling, eco-friendly sodas with the Genesis Home Soda Maker from Soda Stream. The starter kit includes a soda maker, reusable carbonating bottle, 3 Sodamix bottles plus a 12-pack of Sodamix flavors that are free of the top allergens. $119.99 US / $129 CDN; find retailers at (US) or (Canada).

Women and teens on the go will love Epi-Essentials, a new collection of stylish leather wristlet bags and accessory cases designed to accommodate allergy emergency meds. Shown, the Grab and Go wristlet. The Accessory Case holds 2 auto-injectors, asthma inhaler, meds and cosmetics. Perfect for dropping into a big purse, and a breeze to hand off to a caregiver! $68 US and up at


Dress up home-baked treats just like the pros with the new battery-powered Frosting Deco Pen from Kuhn Rikon. Three mess-free refillable frosting cartridges and six different decorating tips help create beautifully personalized designs. $29.99 US / $39.99 CDN at


Add some pizzazz to a party table with cute and chic cupcake stands from Hello Hanna! Made of sturdy recycled paper with an elegant embossed design, they’re perfect for the holidays or any celebration. $10.95 US for set of 6, in stores and at



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