Allergic Living’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
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Decadently smooth and oh-so rich – no one will believe these delights are made in a gluten- and top allergen-free facility, while organic, non-GMO, fair trade and low sugar to boot.
These Festive Chocolate Drops from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates are so good they could turn Ebenezer Scrooge into a committed caroler – in the middle of July. The bite-sized, pure-chocolate drops are available in milk or dark chocolate forms, and come in a convenient and eye-catching Christmas tree box. Free of tree nuts and peanuts; milk chocolate version contains dairy; dark chocolate may contain dairy.
US: $8.65 at www.vermontnutfree.com
CA: same site and price; additional shipping charges may apply.
Make entertaining easy by gifting a gorgeous and eco-friendly Bowl Set from Core Bamboo. The color-matched utensils sequester allergy-friendly bites and help to avoid cross-contamination by cuing diners to keep the set together.
The hand-crafted, 13-inch bowls will handle large salads, pastas and more. Available in Lime, Cherry, Teal and Squash.
US: $70 per set at www.corebamboo.com
Canada: same price; call 646-845-6000 for retailers.
Arm entertainers with a copy of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook, and they’ll be dishing up special diet feasts with confidence. The book is filled with more than 200 recipes, including homemade substitutes and holiday favorites, which are 100% dairy-free and suitable for egg allergies, too.
See also Allergic Living magazine’s book reviews for our editors’ picks among the newest gluten-free, allergy-friendly books and cookbooks.
Allergy resource books: here
Children’s books: here
Skip the sulfites and join the spirited trend toward artisan liquors with Spud Vodka. Distilled five times for a clean, smooth taste, this attractively packaged alcohol is 100% gluten-free and comes in four varieties: Original Potato, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Ginger Lemongrass, and new Pumpkin Spice.
US: $29.99/750 mL; see www.spudvodka.com
Canada: $22.99-$29.99; only available in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba