Allergic Living’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
This season’s must-haves for loved ones with the allergies, asthma and celiac disease.
Allergy-Friendly Gifts for Kids
Let little ones snuggle with a Sweet Velvet Teddy in classic brown, pink or blue. The super-soft stuffed toy, which bears “asthma friendly” certification, fits an assortment of Build-a-Bear outfits and accessories.
New Doll House and Roller Coaster sets join the award-winning Citiblocs collection this season. Each simple piece is crafted with highly sustainable New Zealand Pine, non-toxic water-based colors, and creativity in mind.
US: $32.99 at www.citiblocs.com
Canada: same price; see same site for retailers.
Expect wiggles and giggles when kids dig into the Make Your Own Candy Kits by Glee Gum. The Gummies and Chewing Gum sets are made with all-natural ingredients and without top allergens (the Chocolate kit contains dairy).
US: $13.95 at www.gleegum.com
Canada: same price; see site for retailers.
Encourage kids to get their hands dirty with Max’s Mud Organic Sculpting Dough. Certified organic, non-toxic, gluten-free and vegan, the dough is also free of gluten, wheat, soy, corn and fragrance. Available in eight colors, Max’s Mud will help creative kids bring their best ideas to life.
US: $3.95/3 oz tub at www.planethappyonline.com
Canada: same price; additional shipping charge.
Forgo the toxic fumes of traditional allergen art supplies with Crayola DigiTools. The new tablet-compatible Photo Mix & Mash and Paint Pack come with special effects accessories to help your child stretch his or her imagination.
Stuff your young diva’s stocking with holiday-inspired gifts from Piggy Paint. The non-toxic, water-based nail polish is as “natural as mud” and can be easily swiped away with the company’s acetone-free remover.
Collections include Mistle Toes and Jingle Nail Rock, which include new green and reformulated red colors. All shades are free of top food allergens, gluten, formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, BPA, ethyl acetate and animal-by-products.
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