Let's set the scene. It's your friend's birthday, and you want to gift something special. You know they love sweet treats, so you bake a batch of homemade cookies and pack them in a pretty box. When they open your gift, their face lights up, and they can't wait to take a bite. But before they do, they ask you one crucial question - "Do these have gluten?"

Over the years, the number of people affected by food allergies has increased drastically. It's not just limited to peanut or gluten allergies anymore - people are becoming allergic to all kinds of foods, including dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, and even fruits. When you gift treats to someone, you never know what kind of allergies they might have, and consuming these allergens can lead to severe health issues, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening.

Providing allergy information when gifting treats shows that you care for not only their enjoyment but also their health. You must know the ingredients of what you are baking or cooking, and you can mention the same on a card or label with the gift. If you’re not sure about the ingredients, it’s better to be safe and avoid gifting any meals with potential allergens.

Mentioning allergy information can save you from being placed in an awkward situation. Imagine gifting your baked goods to someone, and they have an allergic reaction. It can be both embarrassing and scary, so be a responsible gift-giver and communicate any allergy information when gifting your special treats.

It's also essential to mention that you don't have to go overboard with your labeling. There are many creative and stylish ways to display allergy information, making it an exciting and fun part of your gift. You can use cards, labels, or tags.

In short, mentioning allergy information when gifting sweet treats is not just the right thing to do for the health of your friend or loved one; it's also the right thing to do to avoid stressful situations. It’s easy to forget, but it’s important to be mindful of the vital role communication plays in gift-giving. Your gesture of sharing feasts and recipes can do much more than satisfying your friend’s sweet tooth alone. It’s a memorable way to show them that you care about them overall.
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