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birds eye view of two children sitting on the floor opening colorful presents in front of a christmas tree Gifts for Everyone on Your List

The holidays will soon be here. Are you having trouble finding a perfect gift for a child or adult who is blind or visually impaired? With the help of professionals in the field and adults with visual impairments, we wrapped up a gift list for all to enjoy.

 

For Children

Toys

Young boy and girl playfully kicking a APH Rib-it Ball

 

Education

a little boy and girl, both wearing glasses, sit on a red bench and play with Braille Buzz together.

  • Promote early literacy skills and encourage young learners to practice braille characters and phonics with BrailleBuzz.
  • A Pop-A-Cell is a large-scale braille cell presented on a card. Pop the durable plastic cell dots up or down to create various braille characters.
  • The ReadWrite Stand Mini is perfect for those large print readers who are on the go.
  • Start your audio adventure with Audiojack – an audio-based movie comprised only of sound designs that, together, tell a story for your imagination!
  • Learn the braille alphabet with the PlanToys Braille Alphabet A-Z
  • Pocket Money Brailler comes on a keychain and allows you to mark one, five, ten, 20, 50, and one 100-dollar bills.

 

Books

Arts and Crafts

student coloring a Paint by Number Safari coloring page

 

Games

overhead view of two students and an adult sitting around a color raceway board playing the game

 

For Adults

Home and Office

cover of APH InSights Art Calendar for 2022 featuring an illustration of a turtle swimming undwater

  • Purchase your single copy or custom-printed copy of the 2022 large print-braille APH InSights Art Calendar, which features artwork from artists who are blind and visually impaired.
  • The 2022 EZ Track Calendar offers a systematic and organized way of keeping track of appointments, holidays, and other events.
  • Take notes on the go with a Pocket Braille Slate or compose large print notes and journal entries with this Boldline Spiral Notebook.

 

Fashion and Beauty

  • Help Two Blind Brothers find a cure for Stargardt Disease by purchasing some of their designer clothing.
  • Braille Design sells braille and American sign language jewelry as well as braille t-shirts.
  • Created by an entrepreneur who is blind, Elegant Insights sells custom braille jewelry and accessories.

 

Technology and Accessories

Student using the talking thermometer to measure temperature.

 

For Dogs

person and guide dog walk toward camera. dog is yellow lab in pink bandana

  • On the Go, part of the Blind Mice Mega Mall, carries beds, bandanas, bowls, charms, and even items you can purchase in memory of a lost pet or dog guide.
  • Owned by an entrepreneur who is visually impaired, the WagALot Pet Shop sells bow ties, bandanas, and canvas collars for dogs.

 

Other Thoughtful Gifts

  • Consider small makers on sites like Etsy. For example, there’s a shop that sells braille pocket pebbles, or purchase a custom braille glass for a friend or family member.
  • L’Occitane is a great source of multi-sensory gifts like lotions, fragrances, and candles. In 2000, L’Occitane received an Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) for its efforts to make its products accessible through braille labeling on its packaging.
  • Mountain Crafted has different all-natural products including aromatherapy, bath products, essential and fragrance oils, and hair and skincare products. Owned by two entrepreneurs who are visually impaired, this shop also offers the option of adding braille labels to your order.
  • Mitsy Kit hand sewing and crafting kits include adaptive materials and accessible instructions perfect for people of all ages and abilities.

 

You can find more great products on our shopping site and by reading this 2020 VisionAware blog.

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