Showing posts from November, 2012

Give the Jewelry, Not the Rash

"Darling, Whenever You Get a Jewelry Rash, Just Think of Me."

Well, it sounds pretty silly when you say it that way. When you give a gift to someone you love, the last thing you want to do is to harm them. But if you're not careful, this is exactly what will happen.

Christmas is on the way, and it's time to think about what you're stuffing those stockings with.

Many people, like myself, know we have a nickel allergy. We know how to avoid it and make smart decisions about what to buy. But when you get a gift, you get surprised. Surprises are what gift giving is all about and what makes it fun. But sometimes your surprise can backfire a bit.  If you receive jewelry you really can't wear, you are presented with some awkward choices. It seems that no matter what you do, people end up disappointed. You may even end up wearing irritating jewelry just to help smooth over feelings.

Okay, so consider another angle. Dating someone with a nickel allergy has got to be t…