12 Allergy books that make perfect gifts for all ages

I don’t know about you, but I love giving thoughtful gifts to family and friends. One of my favourite things to give is books. My children always get a book at Christmas and on their birthdays. Adults always seem to appreciate a beautifully illustrated cook book or gardening book. Here are 12 popular allergy books that would make perfect gifts for any family and friends with allergies.

We’ve also include a few different online shopping options, depending on where you live. Some of these allergy books are available for Kindle or as an ebook too.

Stack of colourful allergy books tied with a bow - 12 Allergy books that make perfect gifts for all ages

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Allergy books for young children

Story books are a great gift idea for young children with allergies. Here are some very popular stories based around characters with allergies that children can relate to in a positive way.

Marty’s Nut Free Party

by Katrina Roe

Recommended ages 4-7 years

Marty the monkey loves parties, but finds out that he has a peanut allergy. A story for younger children about keeping their friends with peanut allergies safe.

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The BugaBees Friends with Food Allergies

by Amy Recob

Recommended ages 7-8 years

This delightful story about 8 bug friends with food allergies has a positive message about staying safe while still having fun.

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Nutley the Nut Free Squirrel

by Stephanie Sorkin, illustrated by Dr Tim Warren

Recommended ages 6-7 years

Another engaging story about nut allergies with a positive vibe, this time featuring Nutley the squirrel and his friends.

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Bentley goes to School: A simple story about staying safe with food allergies 

by Emily Sorenson, illustrated by Yuribelle

Recommended age – preschool

This story is not only about food allergies, but also about some of the worries that come with starting school and being away from home. One of the great things about this story is that it talks about food allergies generally, not any one type of food, so children with allergies to foods other than nuts can relate.

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Books for older children

I find my older kids hard to buy for. And I sometimes it is hard to find books that pique their interest, or that they can relate to. These books are written specifically for older kids living with allergies. Of course, don’t forget about the cookbooks for your teen with food allergies too.

My Epic Year of Rock

by Andrea Pyros

Recommended age – 9-11 years

Nina, who has a peanut allergy, is starting 7th grade, when her best friend dumps her to be friends with a popular new student instead. She ends up as the lead drummer in a band with new friends she meets at the “peanut-free table” at school. A good read for tweens about friendships, with a strong female character who has allergies.

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Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies

by Sloane Miller

Recommended age – teens

This is a great resource for kids as they get older and start to advocate for themselves more and manage their allergies as adults. Sloane Miller writes about practical solutions to manage common concerns. A well written, humorous guide that covers lots of topics including dating and eating out.

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Allergy friendly cooking books

As anyone with a food allergy knows, we do a lot of cooking. When you have to carefully avoid ingredients, home cooking is the safest way to go. I’m always on the look out for new recipes that I can make (or adapt) to suit our family’s food allergies. Allergy friendly cooking books are perfect for anyone who cooks for someone with food allergies.

One Bowl Allergy Free Baking

by Linda Bosnic

This is my go to baking cookbook, even though it lacks the usual pretty photographs. It is a collection of 100 quick, simple, easily adaptable allergy friendly baking recipes that use readily available ‘normal’ ingredients. You can read more about why I love it in my review here: Must have allergy friendly cookbook for quick and simple baking

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Allergy-free Cooking Recipe Book

by Dr Sue Shepherd

I have this in my collection as well. Dr Sue Shepherd is a well known Australian dietitian specialising in treatment of food intolerances and allergies. Her food allergy cookbook covers breakfast to dessert and everything in between I recently made her allergy-free passionfruit mousse and the rocky road is a favourite (and inspired our Christmas rocky road recipe).

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Baked with Love

by Brittany Berlin

*To be published 17 November 2020

I am looking forward to this! Over 100 vegan and allergy friendly desserts. With milk and egg allergies in the family, what more could we want. You can get a sneak peak of the helpful tips and delicious recipes in the Booktopia listing (link below). Brittany is a food blogger and stylist so I image the pictures will be sumptuous.

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Books about gardening with allergies

Lots of people love gardening. But lots of people also suffer from environmental allergies to grass and tree pollens, triggering hayfever (allergic rhinitis). Unfortunately I am one of them.

For the gardener in your life who also lives with allergies, these allergy friendly gardening books would be perfect.

Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping

by Thomas Leo Ogren

Thomas Ogren is a leading horticulturalist who is well known for his work in researching the role of male and female plants in pollen allergies. This book contains extensive information about plants with planting guides, growing zones and allergy ratings. A must to reduce the level of allergens in your garden.

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The Allergy Fighting Garden

by Thomas Leo Ogren

Another great book by Thomas Ogren helping people with allergies or asthma to avoid plants that trigger their allergies and create a garden that works to actually trap pollen and clear the air. Ogren has combined his previous works to create this wonderful full-colour planting guide.

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Veterans Gardening Guide – Promoting Allergy-Friendly Gardening

by Peter Prakke

A helpful and positive book for gardeners of all levels to help them establish, prune and care for gardens that are friendly for people with allergies, asthma and COPD. The Veterans Gardening Guide uses Thomas Ogren’s plant allergy scale to give lists of plants that are suitable for people living with allergies.

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Hopefully you’ve found a gift idea or two for the people in your life who live with allergies. Or maybe something to put on your own wish list? I know that I’ll be dropping hints about the new Baked with Love book.

If you have any favourite allergy books, please let us know in the comments.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. jeannie

    love the list! I didnt know about allergy books everything looks good especially the gardening and vegan baking book. thanks for this

  2. sylvia

    This is such a great idea and so needed with all the allergies going around. Thanks for sharing

  3. Rachel

    So interesting! I didn’t know there was such a thing as allergy books for kids!

  4. Alex

    Added One Bowl Allergy Free Baking by Linda Bosnic to my reading list! Thank you for your recommendation!

    1. Allergy Spot

      I use this one all the time! Hope you enjoy the recipes 🙂

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