With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I thought I might put together a list of some candy free Valentine’s Day ideas as well as a list of peanut and tree nut free Valentine’s candy. As the mother of a peanut allergic child, I always dread this particular holiday since our school allows candy to be brought in with Valentines. I generally try to send in a non-candy item, but I know I’m in the minority.
This year, there are some really cute candy free Valentines ideas out there. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that are relatively simple but still unique:
For other ideas, I find strolling through the Target dollar aisle and poking around the dollar store offers inspiration. And, there is always the old standby of pencils. The Happy Home Fairy offers a great round-up of Valentines that use pencils.
If you still want to use candy, here is a list of peanut and nut free candy that works well for Valentines (as always, please check the labels on each product or give the company a call as manufacturing processes are subject to change):
Hopefully, this information was helpful and offered a little inspiration. Please remember that you and your doctor are the best judges of what is safe for you and/or your allergic child to eat. This works for my family with a peanut allergy to consider, so please consider your own specific needs and check with your doctor about any foods or potential allergens that concern you. For additional product questions, check with the specific companies. I will be sharing the candy free Valentines I created for my kids’ classmates soon, so stay tuned!