Most years I stumble through numerous online holiday gift guides feeling uninspired, but 2010 is different. The ideas are getting more creative and fun, and the special diet media is getting in on the action. Below are some gift guides and links, followed by a link to the list of gifts I will be sending to friends and family (shhh! Don't tell!), and ones I have added to my own Christmas list …
Allergic Living's 2010 Gift Guide does a great job of stepping outside of the food box with suggestions. You will find numerous ideas for everyone from kids to grandparents, and much of it with a very eco-friendly slant. Seriously, I added some of the items to my own Christmas list!
The VegNews Magazine Online Boutique has a complete holiday section of cute and tasty gift ideas for every vegan (and even non-vegans!) on your list. According to VegNews, the shipping is always free … a definite bonus. But hurry, they seem to be selling out quickly.
Our List of Favorite Vegan Baking Books has been updated (see the "More Must Mentions" for some of the new ones this year), but many of the old favorites still hold true. These books will inspire gifts from your own kitchen and provide hours upon hours of entertainment for the bakers on your list.
Sarah's Recommended Children's Books hit on a range of entertaining food allergy topics with fun illustrations and easy to follow messages for little ones.
Allergy Gear for Christmas puts the practical in gift-giving. This big list of food allergy gear retailers (many with gift certificates) offers up allergy awareness in cool formats, including clothes, accessories, stickers, lunch bags, and much more.
Alisa's Christmas List is an informal list of gifts that I will be giving to my family this year, as well as my own personal wish list or "holiday gift guide" if you will.
Article by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org, blogger at Alisa Cooks, and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets.