‘Tis the season for gift-giving! This year, I thought I would share some ideas on thoughtful gifts for individuals with food allergies. Sure, you could buy them a new sweater or a handbag or a board game, but why not get them something that can be truly useful?
Subscription to Allergic Living. This is a gift that keeps on giving all year long. There is so much to learn from this magazine — new recipes, allergy news highlights, first person stories, and advice from doctors around the world.
Stylish epinephrine auto injector cases. Epinephrine auto injectors are just not cute or easy to carry, but they are necessary for many living with food allergies. Help to bring a little style to this necessity by giving a case (insulated ones are the best) in a bold pattern or fun color.
Personalized recipe book of safe meals. Meal planning can get very boring and time-consuming when you have a laundry list of food allergies. A recipe book can be extremely helpful, especially for someone newly diagnosed. Of course, you will have to know exactly what the recipient is allergic to.
Donation to FARE (Food Allergy Education and Research). For the person who has everything, give a donation to this charity in their name. No amount is too small, and this helps everyone with food allergies.
KitchenAid mixer. This can be a game changer for a recipient who is allergic to things like peanuts or tree nuts or dairy. This can allow them to make their own safe treats at home. Brownies … cookies … cupcakes .... I can taste them already!