It’s been a couple of years since I’ve put together a gift guide for children, teens and adults with a disability. It’s not that I haven’t been enthused, it’s just that I haven’t found enough items different to those I’ve shared in previous gift guides. Often it’s a case of a brand releasing a different version of something I’ve previously shared. Anyway, I thought it was high time we had a new 2021 gift guide, with items that have caught my eye either online or during the year. I also thought that I’d collate all the gifts that are my fave into this guide.
s always, I won’t put an age guide beside them as I think it’s important to buy according to interest and ability rather than sticking to the usual age perimeters. We’ve realised over the years it only adds to frustration if Braeden can’t use something that is recommended for his age group and I don’t see anything wrong with him having the joy of being able to operate toys or equipment he couldn’t use when he was younger. His skills haven’t developed along with the usual milestone timeline, but he has gained many skills over the years.
Please note – this blog contains affiliate links. This means if you buy something by using our link we will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Everything on this list is chosen based on personal experience or something that I feel would be good for someone with a disability. A big thanks to Kirstie at Starfish for taking me on a virtual tour of her speciality store so I could virtually test out what I liked with her assistance.
2021 GIFT GUIDE: PRACTICAL GIFTS
Many people think clothing is boring as a gift but Braeden doesn’t mind clothing if it’s tailored to his taste. He loves graphic tees, loves his character t-shirts and sleepwear. Take your child or teen to the store and see what they are drawn to. If they are non-verbal this may help give their wardrobe a piece of their personality. Graphic t-shirts can be found in Kmart, Target, departments stores and Jay-Jays have a good range. Old Navy in the US usually has a good range of Graphic Tees. Some of Braeden’s best Simpsons t-shirts have come from online purchases from Amazon. You can shop online here.
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