She gave you life, dried your tears and checked under the bed for monsters. Moms deserve a lot of credit and love for all they do. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 10 this year, and we’ve put together some great allergy-friendly gift ideas that mom is sure to adore.
The Zen Master
Stimulate mom’s inner chakras, not her sensitivities, with Gaiam yoga accessories. The Marrakesh Set includes a cushy latex-free mat (made without the most harmful phthalates), a roomy 100 percent cotton tote and a BPA-free recyclable water bottle.
$59 at www.gaiam.com
The swank Sparq Oven-to-Table Entertainment Platter will help you see the light come meal time. Nestled in a wood caddy for easy transition when bringing your own food to open-air dinners. The thermal soapstone serving platter can be heated or chilled. $64.95 at www.sparqusa.com
Mom will stay warm and cozy when wrapped in the Shoo-Foo bamboo blanket. Made of organic bamboo viscose, cotton and silk and available in a natural, dye-free color. The generous size fits a double bed, but is also perfect for snuggling on the couch. $98 at shoo-foo.com
Small but mighty, the Cuisinart Portable Blending/Chopping System offers unbeatable convenience for food-allergic moms. The blender jar and chopping and travel cups in this 15-piece set are BPA-free and shatter-resistant. Comes in white, pink or stainless steel. $69.95 at www.cuisinart.com.
The Allergy Aware Fashionista
Help mom prioritize personal care with Links of Hope Medical ID Bracelet. Each beaded cuff is crafted by deaf students and artisans in developing countries who receive free jewelry-making training, tools, fairly-traded raw materials and livable wages to promote sustainability. $50-85 at www.etsy.com/shop/linksofhope
For Chocolate Lover
Show mom just how sweet she is with a box of Vermont Nut Free Chocolate’s signature Mother’s Day assorted truffles. Available in 6 great flavors, Dark Chocolate, Dark Raspberry, Mocha, Milk Chocolate, Orange Apricot and Black Forest. These delicious treats are guaranteed safe for moms with nut or peanut allergies. $18.50 at www.vermontnutfree.com
The Flower Child
Bring color and elegance into the home with Core Bamboo’s line of beautiful vases. These vases come in a variety of stylish colors and shapes, ideal for dry flowers. A beautiful and allergy-friendly way way to bring the outdoors in this Mother’s Day. $100+ at www.corebamboo.com