Allergic Living’s Gift Guide is back – with inspiring ideas for those on your list with allergies, asthma or celiac disease. For kids and teens, you’ll find greener, healthy toys, while adults get to indulge.
Gift Ideas for Kids
Go soft on your little one with Luxury Knitted Baby Bear, Puppy or Rabbit from Magic Cabin. The 100% cotton stuffed animals have secure embroidered features, a unique removable sweater and are machine washable, to help keep allergic triggers away.
U.S. or Canada: $37 at www.magiccabin.com
Lay the foundation for ingenuity with Tobo Track. The innovative recycled wood pieces are free of plastics, resins and glue, yet join together to construct an array of miniature byways. The track set, which works with most toy vehicles, includes wooden cars and adapters to connect with other tracks and blocks in your child’s collection.
They’ll easily transition from pavement to packed powder with a Street & Snow Conversion Scooter by RAILS. the fully assembled rider folds for convenient storage and includes sure-stop snow and wheel brakes. Choose between youth and full-size models for kids of all ages.
U.S. or Canada: $89.99-$99.99 at www.railzusa.com
Give the gift of reading this holiday season with allergy-themed children’s books. Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree tells the tale of two young sisters picking out their first Christmas tree, only to discover that it makes Maple sneezy. Or fall in love with Blue the Monkey Who was Allergic to Bananas. Blue discovers other delicious meal options, and quickly values feeling good above all else. Plus the book closes with a page of coloring fun of Blue as he cheerfully plays with his friends.
Get in on the action with Fitivities, a life-size board game for the whole family to experience. Players advance to the finish by performing specified activities, but everyone is rewarded with a wellness win.
U.S. or Canada: $40 at www.hearthsong.com
Aspiring bakers can breathe easy with the make-believe Cupcake Set from Green Toys. The 16-piece stand includes food-free mix-and-match frostings, cakes, and liners made solely from clean recycled milk jugs and yogurt cups that are free of BPA, phthalates and PVC.
The gift that keeps on giving. Bears for Humanity are made with only certified organic materials – and with no chemicals or dyes. Plus, their impressive ‘Buy One, Give One’ program provides a furry friend to a child in need with every bear purchased. From lions to tigers and panda bears (oh my!), there’s something for everyone on your list.
U.S. or Canada: $25-$45 at www.bearsforhumanity.com