Spread the love this Valentine’s Day, with Allergic Living’s top food-free finds. With gifts that inspire creativity, others that kids will want to wear all day, and some that are just plain fun. There’s plenty to love among the options that follow. Whether gifted alongside allergy-friendly chocolates and sweets, or instead of, these cute, heart-warming gifts are sure to please.
Crazy Aarons – Conversation Hearts Putty
Bouncy, stretchy, soft, and moldable, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is a gift that kids (ages 3 and up) won’t be able to put down. Made from non-toxic silicone that doesn’t dry out or lead to sticky fingers, the putty helps build hand strength while encouraging relaxation and creativity. Dotted with colorful conversation hearts that make feelings clear, the company’s new Conversation Hearts Mini Thinking Putty Tins make an ideal Valentine’s Day gift.
Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Crazyaarons.com (U.S. & Canada)
Retailers include: Barnes & Noble and Target (U.S. only)
Great Pretenders – Sweet Heart Necklace
Adorn each of your kiddos with a sprinkling of rainbow-hued hearts and watch them glow. A perfect accessory to every second of Valentine’s Day fun, Great Pretenders’ Sweet Heart Necklace is guaranteed to make the day, and the wearer, feel extra special. Complete the look, with the company’s matching Sweet Heart Bracelet.
Shop online at Shopgreatpretenders.com (U.S.) and Greatpretenders.ca (Canada).
Kiss Freely – Heart Shaped Lip Gloss
Sold in a set of three, Kiss Freely’s Heart Shaped Lip Gloss kit is a practical and beautiful Valentine’s surprise. Free of the Top 9 allergens and gluten, and made in a dedicated facility, these glosses condition lips while imparting a subtle shine. That shimmer is thanks to castor oil, candelilla wax and light-reflecting micas. Gift all three glosses or split them up between siblings or friends.
Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, corn, sunflower seeds, coconut, shea butter, parabens, petroleum and phthalates
Shop online at Kissfreely.com (U.S & Canada). In Canada, Nonutsaboutus.ca.
Melissa & Doug – DIY Bracelets
Help the kids get glam this Valentine’s Day with a Design-Your-Own-Bracelets kit from Melissa & Doug. Each set includes four glittery, adjustable, double-sided bracelets, and more than 100 gems and stickers to make them pop. Whether they’re minimalists or prefer to go all out, youngsters will have a blast designing the baubles of their dreams.
Shop online at Amazon.com and Melissaanddoug.com (U.S. only). In Canada, Amazon.ca and Toysrus.ca.
Mrs. Grossman’s – Hearts Emojis
Add a touch of sparkle to Valentine’s Day 2023, with glittery stickers from Mrs. Grossman’s. With several expressive hearts on each of two Hearts Emojis sheets, little ones can share their joy with friends and family. Or, they can get creative in notebooks and coloring pages. Customers will also find love bugs, hugs and kisses, and multi-hued hearts populating the team’s valentine collection.
Shop online at Mrsgrossmans.com (U.S. & Canada)
Piggy Paint – Nail Polish
Kid-friendly, all-natural, water-based polish from Piggy Paint is the easiest way to add a splash of color and a whole lot of fun to Valentine’s Day. Give an All The Heart Eyes gift set and let kids dress up the occasion with three colors of polish and nail heart stickers.
Shop online at Piggypaint.com, Target.com and Amazon.com (U.S. only)
Old Navy – Valentine’s Day Pajamas
No one ever said that matching pajamas had to be relegated to the Holidays. This year, have fun with Old Navy’s latest Valentine’s styles! Available in a range of sizes, you can opt for the Valentine’s Day Snug Fit Pajamas or another of the company’s heart-festooned designs. Whichever you choose, these delightful sets will have you and your crew feeling cozy and cared for.
Shop online at Oldnavy.gap.com. In Canada, Oldnavy.gapcanada.ca.
Shop in store at Old Navy (U.S. & Canada).
ooly – Sticky Tab Note Set
A colorful selection of sticky notes and pads, ooly’s Happy Day Side Notes Sticky Tab Note Set helps kids get organized in a fun way. Gift this to little ones on Valentine’s Day morning, and witness how eager they’ll be to put each delightful design to good use.
Shop online at Ooly.com and Loveblissbaby.com. (U.S. only)
Peaceable Kingdom – Mermaid Tail Charm Cards
Fun for a party or to hand out at school, Peaceable Kingdom’s Mermaid Tail Charm Valentine’s Day Cards offer 28 chances for kids to show they care. With a mermaid tail necklace charm included with each card, recipients will have a token to carry with them long after Valentine’s Day is over.
Shop online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com. In Canada, Chapters.Indigo.ca.
Pottery Barn – Snoopy & Hearts Utensils
Whip up the kids’ favorite allergy-friendly dessert, then present it with a sweet pair of Peanuts® Snoopy Hearts Valentine’s Day Utensils from Pottery Barn. Decorated with red hearts and everyone’s favorite beagle, this dishwasher-safe spoon and fork will brighten the table. The set serves to inspire kids to dive into every dish, from breakfast until dinner.
Shop online at Potterybarnkids.com. In Canada, Potterybarnkids.ca.
Shop in store at Pottery Barn Kids (U.S. & Canada)
Top Trenz – OMG! Pop Rockers
Top Trenz’s latest collectibles combine a 3D pop ball with suction feet for the ultimate fidget toy. The Valentine’s Edition is available in five playful animal designs, there’s an ideal match for every kid. Best of all, each one will keep little hands busy while it helps to relieve stress.
Shop online at Toptrenz.com (U.S. & Canada). In Canada, Chapters.indigo.ca.