Finding the perfect gift for an adult with special needs can be a challenge. You want to find something that both your friend or loved one will enjoy as well as something that will help them grow and learn. Here is a list of some of our favorite gifts for adults with special needs.
This list includes a wide range of products, from a weighted blanket that helps with anxiety and sleep issues to an adaptable spoon that gives special needs adults more independence at mealtimes.
Gift-giving is a tradition that spans all cultures, and it’s a way to show someone that you care. But giving gifts can be difficult for people who are shopping for special needs adults and children. What do you get someone who benefits from things being done in a certain order or not having too many distractions? How can you show that you care without triggering anxiety with a gift that’s too flashy or loud.
It’s easy to buy something generic like toys or clothes and call it a day, but this article will give you some ideas for more personal (and more helpful) gifts that will make your loved one feel truly cared for.
Special needs adults are often overlooked as gift recipients during the holiday season. Many of them live in group homes, and they might not have family members around who would buy them gifts. Often, they are forgotten during the holidays.
While some people might prefer to donate their time or money to organizations that help special needs adults, many people want to buy a gift for a specific person in need. If you want to do this, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, consider the recipient’s level of functioning. What does he or she like? What’s his or her favorite color? Does the person like music? Art? Outdoor activities? Think about what makes this particular adult happy and fulfilled, and choose your gift with that in mind.
Next, think about whether the person you’re buying for is able to take care of the gift on his or her own. For example, if you want to give a new pair of shoes, can the person put them on by themselves? If not, perhaps it’s best to stick with socks instead.
You can also consider a small, inexpensive toy or game that is easy for them to play on their own or with you. Maybe something that encourages creativity, like building blocks, craft supplies, or an art kit. Maybe something that teaches math skills, like an abacus or math cards. Maybe something that’s just plain fun, like a bubble-blowing machine or a telescope to look at the stars with.
There are many factors to take into consideration when shopping for a gift for a person with special needs, and it’s important to remember that the most important thing you can do is to be intentional and aware of your loved one’s unique physical and mental needs.
- Bucket List Journal
For someone looking to make the most out of their time here on earth, this journal will help them write down and achieve their dreams.
- Digital Smart Watch
This watch not only tells time, but it also tracks blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and more! It also has Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to make and receive phone calls directly from your watch.
- A sensory weighted blanket
One of the most common types of special needs is sensory processing disorder, which is a difficulty in processing information from the senses. That’s where sensory weighted blankets come in—they have been shown to have a calming effect on people with this disorder because they provide deep pressure stimulation, which makes the brain release dopamine and serotonin (the same neurotransmitters released during sex or eating good food). These blankets are made specifically to address those needs by using different weights and textures in order to provide targeted relief based on an individual’s preferences.