The holidays are here and I’m sure many of you are looking for great gifts to purchase. These are just a few suggestions for free-from families to enjoy. For more awesome gift ideas, be sure to check out our Amazon Shop. There, I’ve created several different collections for you to browse through.
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Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Stocking Stuffers
Amore di Mona Luxury Chocolate
Why We Love Them: This is one of the only top 8 free AND refined sugar free options on the market right now. However, these guys really out did themselves. Their packaging is WOW, and the flavours on offer are so unique. You can watch our review here.
Extra Allergen Info: Amore di Mona is gluten free, vegan, top 8 allergy free.
Blake's Seed Based
Why We Love Them: The kids LOVE the rice crispy bars. Whilst they aren’t fans of the seed based granola bars, they’re willing to put up a fight to get their fave Blake’s bar from another kid. You can read the review here.
Extra Allergen Info: Blake’s Seed Based is made in a GF, Top 9 Free facility.
No Whey Chocolates
Why We Love Them: Whilst the kids don’t love every product on offer (read our No Whey candy review here), they have SUCH an awesome range. No Whey will always hold a special place in my heart because through their product, Kid Two was able to have an “M & M” for the first time in his life. Honestly, just love these guys to bits.
Their Signature Seasonal line is gorgeous, and perfect for gifting. Watch our video review of the seasonal candy.
Extra Allergen Info: No Whey offers a range of treats that are all gluten free, vegan, top 8 allergy free, and sesame free. Their facility is dedicated.
Why We Love Them: The kids LOVE the birthday cake cookies (read our cookie review here), and this year, Partake has launched holiday tins. Also, their cookies can be used to make the cutest ornaments ever.
Extra Allergen Info: Partake is gluten free, vegan, top 8 allergy free, sesame free, and is made in a GF + Top 9 Free facility.
Pascha Chocolate Bars
Why We Love Them: Another company that has gone above and beyond for the free-from community. In addition to a lovely range of chocolates, Pascha also has a white chocolate bar you may enjoy.
If you have a corn free person on your holiday list, the Pascha Pure Dark line (100% cacao, no extra ingredients) is a truly corn free product.
Extra Allergen Info: Pascha is a GF, V, Top 9 Free company using an exclusive facility. They also have a corn free option.
Why We Love Them: So, don’t tell Kid Two, but I’m going to load up his stocking with these this year. Honestly, this kid FLIPS for Rule Breakers. He’s beyond in love with their cookies and has a hard time deciding which is his fave, though I think it’s birthday cake. It may be time to get a variety pack and have him re-confirm that.
Extra Allergen Info: Rule Breakers is produced in a GF, V, Top 9 Free Facility. By choice, they don’t claim to be soy free since one of their main ingredients is grown near soy. More details on this in our GF AF Product Guide.
Smart Sweets Candy Refined Sugar Free
Why We Love Them: Smart Sweets has been a fave around here since we first learned about them. When you have a Kid Three and can’t purchase products with artificial sweeteners etc., you have to look far and long to find something using a better alternative. You can read the reviews from the kids here.
Extra Allergen Info: Smart Sweets has changed a lot since they first launched. Most products contain corn and coconut now, so be sure to read labels and get in touch with them, especially about shared equipment.
Torie & Howard
Why We Love Them: Honestly, one of my fave companies! I really miss meeting up with them at trade shows because they’re so much fun. Their chewy candies are one of the only options in that niche for free-from families, and the kids say they’re delicious.
T&H also sells hard candies which are AWESOME for melting and using in stained glass cookies.
Extra Allergen Info: Torie & Howard chewy candy is made in a facility that processes nuts, dairy, and soy. They candies are made in a totally separate area from where the allergens are processed and there are safe guards in place including no shared equipment.
Great Gifts For Under The Tree
Why We Love Them: The gift that keeps on giving! We’ve had a NutraMilk for a couple of years and just love it to bits. I can’t say enough good things about them. You can make milk (nuts, legumes, tubers, grains), spreads/butters, and even ice cream (with a little elbow grease). They also have a smoothie bowl if you’d like to use it that way too.
We have the main bowl, smoothie bowl, and 2 of the glass storage containers for our NutraMilk. It’s the BEST appliance for making tiger nut milk (tuber, not a nut). We also use this for oat milk weekly, and usually make 3 batches at a time.
Use the code TheAllergyChef50 to save $50 on your NutraMilk. Click here to shop.
Why We Love Them: Gluten free and TRULY CORN FREE makeup!! Interestingly, I’ve never been a makeup person, but I do have a few pieces from Bellaphoria. If you thought that makeup was no longer an option due to allergies, go check them out
Also Top 8 Allergy Free and Vegan.
Why We Love Them: This is such a fun kit for kids under 10. I mean, our teenagers think they’re super cool too…
Constructive Eating sells a range of plates and utensils along with inserts for some of their plates so you can keep things interesting.
Honestly, I’m low-key angry that these weren’t around when our kids were little because I SO would have had at least 2 sets, and been Photoshopping my own inserts on really cool topics.
Kid Craft Bookshelf
Why We Love Them: It’s no secret that I’m huge into academics and organization. With that in mind, I’m also a big fan of books for kids on a range of topics. Reading can unlock a world of imagination, creativity, and more for kids of all ages.
Kid Craft sells THEE Cutest bookshelves which have a seating spot. Additionally, they sell a wide range of products (toys, furniture, and more) for kids of all ages.
Kid Safe Kitchen Knives
Why We Love Them: Give your kids the gift of independence! Learning how to cook is such an important skill for all kids, but it’s critical if your child has a dietary restriction. This is a life skill they’re going to need for forever, so start them out young.
Kid safe knives are safe enough that they won’t cut fingers, but they will cut through produce and other ingredients. You’ll be able to teach your child kitchen safety, knife skills, and cooking techniques.
We’ve heard good things about the nylon style, and Kuhn brand.
Little GF Chefs
Why We Love Them: Don’t let the name fool you!! Little GF Chefs is also Top 8 Allergy Free. This subscription box comes with everything you need to have a fun food project with your kiddos. Some sets come with silicone baking molds, others come with cookie cutters. There’s even a gingerbread house!!
Use the code theallergychef when checking out to save 10%.
LEGO Set Under $25
If you’re new around here, welcome! We love LEGO. If you’re not new, you know exactly why we couldn’t leave LEGO sets out of our gift guide.
This year’s under $25 set is all about nostalgia. Many of us can remember watching Duck Tales as a kid, and now we can share that experience with our own kids. I say, watch an old episode and build these Brickheadz together.
LEGO Set Under $100
This year I’ve selected the Holiday Main Street set for the under $100 category. If you’re new to LEGO sets this time of year, each year, a special holiday set is released. Over time, you can create quite the display when they’re all put together. This would be a gorgeous addition to any holiday scene in my opinion.
LEGO Set Under $200
It was tough to pick this set this year because in this price range, currently, most of the sets are licensed. There aren’t many “generic” sets to choose from that will appeal to a larger audience.
For those who love Super Mario, Monkie Kid, and Technic sets, there are a lot to choose from in this range.
LEGO Set Under $300
Call me biased, but I need this LEGO Globe set in my life. I’m a huge nerd and love learning, so a globe, made from LEGO?? Sign me up! I’ve seen some cool images online of how people have customized their globe even further and I can’t wait to do something similar. For all the homeschooling parents reading this, I could see this fitting in nicely with history lessons.
Home Alone House
Huge Sets to Enjoy
LEGO has been introducing a range of sets that are simply GIGANTIC, and have a price tag to match. Normally, I’d only advise purchasing sets this large if they’re on sale, or you’re getting double VIP points.
If for some reason you need to purchase something gigantic, and it’s not double VIP points, you can view them here. Highlights include: The Millenium Flacon, LEGO Titanic, Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, and Hogwarts Express.
With Hogwarts Express, the top complaint is that the model doesn’t work with regular train tracks. Not only that, but fans felt the piece count was inflated by building a faux train track.
The Hulkbuster has received plenty complaints on the overall design. Fans feel there are too many open spots, and the set is simply too fragile. The poses are limited, and whilst it was designed to hold the Iron Man set (#76206) it doesn’t come with said set. It’s just a meh set to be honest and the proportions are a bit off.
If you have the older Hulkbuster (#76105) there’s no need to upgrade.