Are you an organised, get everything bought by December kind of Christmas person? Or a last minute dash round the shops before they close on Christmas Eve kind of shopper? I fall somewhere in between but one thing I do love these days is being able to order a lot of my gifts online. I am much more likely to be organised on my sofa at 8pm than I am to actually make it to the shops I need to visit!
I also love that it means I can support small businesses who I can’t find on the high street or find presents that are a bit more niche for people. Of course, that means you need to know where to look so today I have rounded up some top gift ideas for anyone on a free from diet.
The Food Diary | £14.99
Anyone who has had symptoms from food will probably have kept a diary at some time, whether it’s for yourself or your child. I kept them for both children, usually on random scraps of paper or in old notebooks. It was haphazard and even I forgot what all my notes meant! So I love this specially designed food diary. Firstly, it looks stylish not medical and secondly, it has been really well thought out with spaces to note the food you’ve eaten, symptoms, recognise patterns and make a plan of action.
Mini Eathlings natural skincare making box | £15
If I turn my back for one minute, Miss A is into my makeup bag or helping herself to lotions and potions! But she has very sensitive skin and most things bring her out in a rash so I have to be careful what I let her use. I love these MiniEarthlings boxes as you get to make your very own natural skincare products. They smell soooo good and you know exactly what’s going into them. I’m looking forward to making them with her and you can sign up to a monthly subscription.
Eye Wonder | Daytox | £24.99
I’ve got to that age when I look in the mirror and wonder where on earth those grey hairs and wrinkles have come from. Surely I’m not old enough for them?! So I think it’s time to reach for something that can help. This Eye Wonder is great as it’s vegan, free from additives and allergens and high in hyaluronic acid which help plump out those laughter lines.
Bath Oil | Olverum |£32
One of the best ways to soothe away the stresses of the day is to indulge in a nice bath, but if you have sensitive skin, it can cause more stress and irritation. This Olverum bath oil is made almost entirely from natural essential oils and smells divine. You only need a very small amount in your bath so it lasts a long time and will add a touch of luxury to your evening.
Soup Maker | Morphy Richards | £89
OK, so the sound of a soup maker might sound a bit extravagrant – what’s wrong with just making it on the hob? But I am totally won over by this product! The beauty of it is that it does everthing in one place. With allergies, we have to make a lot of food from sratch and this sautes, blends, cooks and even cleans itself! It would be brilliant for taking camping or on road trips when you are not sure you’ll have easy access to safe foods.
Vegan Christmas Pudding | Lilly Puds |£12.95
I love Christmas pudding but nobody else in my house is convinced so I don’t want to go to all the hassle of making one, but I still want it to be safe for Miss A as she is quite keen to try new things. This Lilly Puds vegan Christmas pudding hits the spot. It’s vegan, gluten free, low in sugar and made with lots of fresh ingredients. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! (Contains almond. May contain sesame.)
Chocolate making kit | Indigo herbs | £19.99
Hands up who loves chocolate! This is a really fun chocolate making gift set and is a healthy and natural way to enjoy your favourite treat. It’s dairy free, vegan, made of all botanical ingredients and makes about 20-25 chocolates (if you don’t eat it all first!). It’s a great activity for adults and kids alike. (Contains brazil nuts)
Bodyclock Spark 100 | Lumie | £75
If you are dealing with allergies, asthma or eczema then you are probably used to disturbed sleep. This Lumie Bodyclock lets you make the most of the rest you can catch by helping you switch off and wake up refreshed. The light mimics the colours of the sunrise and sunset and I love setting it to slowly fade through the 30 minute cyle when I go to bed. It also works great as a night light on it’s brigtest setting too.
Personlaised pink gin | £31.99
Wine can sometimes be an issue for people with allergies or who are sensitive to sulphites. So why not replace it with gin! This personalised pink gin is a lovely gift and has actually convinced me, after many years, that I actually do like gin after all! You can personalise lots of different bottles and they all come in pretty gift boxes to top it off.
Monthly spirit subscription | Summerton Club | From £150
What do you buy your Dad for Christmas? My Dad’s birthday is on 30 December so it is doubley hard to know what to get him. Dan, who set up The Summerton Club, had this same problem and so he devised a monthly subscription service so his Dad could get rare, top quality spirits delivered to his door. It’s a great alternative to a wine club for those who are sulphite sensitive.
Yumbox | Eat Well | £24.95
We love Yumbox! There, I’ve said it. Although it might not seem like a very glamourous gift, it is one that keeps on giving. We have been using the lunchboxes almost every day for a few years and would be lost without them. As they have a number of sealable compartments, you can even put yoghurts or sauces directly in them so they are very flexible.
Yumbox | Zuppa Thermos | £18.50
When you are dealing with a fussy eater with allergies like J, it can be difficult to know what to send him for lunch and what to feed him when you are out. Many things he will eat hot, he won’t eat cold. So I’m excited to try the new Zuppa Thermos. It’s not as tall as many thermoses so it’s nice and easy to fit in a lunchbox or bag when you’re on the move.
Allergy Mama Sweatshirt | Allergy Mama Store |£35
You may have seen we have launched a new range of positive slogans for allergy families, starting with this brilliant Allergy Mama sweatshirt. Even better, 20% profits go to support allergy projects. We also have a fun Tshirt for children which you can see in our stocking fillers gift guide.
Disclosure: We were sent these items to include in the gift guide. All opinions and photos are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.