Some people seem to have it all. Unfortunately, for some people, “having it all” includes having allergies. While you’re out feeling festive, social distancing at small family gatherings or dropping off season’s greetings at a loved one’s door, make sure you add allergy-friendly gifts to your list. Here are 10 gift ideas the allergy sufferer on your nice list is bound to love. While some of these gift ideas may not seem as “fun” as some holiday presents, we can pretty much guarantee these will all be greatly appreciated.
1). Asthma and allergy friendly bedding.
There is nothing more restorative than a good night’s sleep. Having the right bedding can take an allergy sufferer from “ah-choo!” to “ahhhhh.” Bedding that minimizes exposure to dust mites and other household allergens can help keep allergy and asthma triggers under control. Go here to find a comprehensive list of CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly® bedding.
2). Allergy-friendly cookbook.
While a daily meal service might not be feasible for most people, having a trusty allergen-friendly cookbook is the best way to take the guesswork out of what’s for dinner. Even better, preparing meals at home can guarantee no cross-contamination your loved one could encounter with a mail-order meal service or restaurant.
Here are some cookbook options you can consider.
Food Allergy Mama’s Family Meals
An Allergy Mom’s Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook: 60 Fast and Flavorful Recipes Free of the Top 8 Allergens
Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame
3). Allergy-friendly gift baskets.
Whether watching a movie or a Netflix fave, everyone loves to munch. That’s why snack baskets make great gifts. Filled with your loved one’s favorite allergy-free candy, cookies, or snack, your loved one can snack to their heart’s content.
Here are just a few allergy-friendly snack basket options.
Divvies. These vegan and nut-free cookies, popcorn, and cookie sandwiches are made in small batches in their dedicated peanut, tree nut, egg, and dairy-free bakery.
Fancy Pants Bakery. These nut-free cookies are made in their dedicated peanut and tree nut-free facility.
No Whey! Chocolate Gourmet Truffle Basket. This allergy-friendly product is made in a dedicated facility free from the common top 8 food allergens.
YumEarth Variety Boxes. YumEarth makes “Friendly sweets” meaning free from the top 8 allergens, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial dyes, non-GMO and made with simple, organic ingredients.
4). Allergy relief house cleaning service.
Dust bunnies, pet dander—a home free of pollutants is critical for managing allergens. That’s why it’s a good idea to clean frequently. But who has time for that? A house cleaning service is great idea for the busiest of allergy sufferers in your life.
5). Air purifier.
By design, air purifiers filter out common allergy triggers such as, pet dander, dust mites and pollen. No matter how diligent you are in cleaning your house, nothing reduces 99.9% of allergens like a good HEPA filter.
6). Allergen control pillow protector.
Like bedding, an allergen control pillow protector is manufactured with insanely tight weave that keeps bed bugs, dust mites, and other common household triggers from irritating your skin while you sleep. And unlike most bedding, your own pillow is easy to take with you when you travel.
7). Bread maker.
Having to follow a special diet—like gluten-free eating—is difficult and expensive. What’s not to love about being able to enjoy fresh, homemade bread with a machine that does all the work for you?
8). Fitness watch.
People with allergies are more health conscious than most. A strong heart and good lungs are critical to fighting off asthma and allergy attacks. A fitness watch can help keep cardio workouts at the top of your loved one’s mind by sending reminders, alerts, and tracking daily progress.
9). Kindle paper white.
Let’s face it, books can be dust traps and a potential health hazard to any allergy sufferer. That’s what makes the Kindle paper white a brilliant idea for your book-loving loved one. Where else can a bibliophile store upwards of 4,000 books in one super cool place (minus all the dust)?
10.) A litter of kittens! 🙂
Finding the perfect gift for family and friends can be difficult. Hopefully, this list provides some unique gift ideas for loved ones with allergies. Happy holidays!