Allergic Living’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Allergy-Aware Gifts for Teens
The new Urban Expression styles from Swatch are in vogue with vibrant colors and edgy prints. Available in dozens of designs, the comfortable plastic watches are made of skin-sensitive silicone, which is completely nickel- and latex-free.
US: $60-$75 at www.swatch.com.
Canada: same price; see website for retailers.
This new performance hybrid merges modern technology with a seam-free “barefoot” upper that helps to prevent friction, a bonus for those with atopic dermatitis.
Stocked with items that are customized to allergen preferences, these thoughtful boxes can be shipped direct as a one-time gift or ongoing monthly subscription.
US only: from $21.99/month at www.tastefulpantry.com.
Gifts to Thrill the Whole Family
Small but mighty, the Cuisinart Portable Blending / Chopping System offers unbeatable convenience for food allergic households. The blender jar and chopping and travel cups in this 15-piece set are BPA-free and shatter-resistant.
The powerful 350-watt base boasts an electronic touchpad and comes in kitchen-complimenting white, pink or stainless.
The certified asthma & allergy friendly MinusA2 HEPA Air Purifier includes a six-stage purification system, odor-fighting carbon filter and it will quietly clean a sizable space. The machine’s sleek profile doubles as decor, especially when upgraded with the Artists cover series.
May we immodestly suggest a great stocking stuffer – a gift subscription to Allergic Living magazine. Our beautiful lifestyle publication is filled with insightful and helpful articles, expert Q&As, superb allergy-friendly recipes and great product reviews. And, for a limited time, there’s a special discount on gift subscriptions: $19.99 for 2 years; $14.99 for 1 year. Just use the promo code – HolALgiftoffer13
Outfit all loved ones with safety bling from Lauren’s Hope. Fresh new bracelet designs combine the recognizable medical ID symbol with fashion-forward looks so that men, women, girls, boys and even fido will proudly don their information.
US: Bracelets from $14.95 at www.laurenshope.com.
Canada: same price; additional shipping charge may apply.
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