Traditional Valentine’s Day gifts often fall into the potentially allergenic category – meaning things that people with allergies may be sensitive to. Chocolates, flowers, and perfume/cologne have long been at the top of the list for Valentine giving, but you don’t want to be giving your sweetheart an allergic reaction or an asthma attack on this day of love!
It may take a little more creativity but here are some suggestions that will help keep you in your Valentine’s sweet spot. Note that it’s safer to stay away from scented gifts – including certain flowers, perfumes, candles, lotions, and potpourri.
- Give a picture frame with a photo of the two of you
- Take him/her ice-skating in the brisk February air
- Select jewelry – but avoid anything nickel-plated if your honey has sensitive skin
- Send your valentine for a massage or pedicure
- Share an event, movie or performance together
Whatever you decide ~ and especially if you’re romancing someone you don’t know that well yet, a thoughtful, allergen-free gift will ensure a safe and happy Valentine’s Day for your sweetheart.