Life with a disability can mean doing things a bit differently and finding creative solutions to everyday challenges. Often, the best gift for a person with a disability is a useful one — something to make dressing, bathing, cooking or operating the electronics in their home easier.
Gifts that help relieve stress or chronic pain are also great options, especially considering the ableism, discrimination and poverty many people with disabilities face. Sometimes the best tools and devices may cost a bit more, but we have gift recommendations for every budget.
If you are looking for a great gift for a person with a disability, we’ve got you covered with this shopping guide.
1. Gifts to Make Life More Accessible
Want to make everyday tasks easier for your loved one with a disability? These gifts can help.
2. Gifts That Support the Disability Community
These businesses are owned by people with disabilities, and let you support the disability community just by shopping.
3. Sensory-Friendly Gifts
Find a great present for someone with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD and other disabilities with a sensory component.
4. Gifts for People With Chronic Pain
These presents may help relieve the symptoms of chronic pain or simply make life more manageable.
5. Gifts for Self-Care and Mental Wellness
Relaxation and self-care are important for people with all kinds of disabilities. These gifts could be perfect for that hard-to-shop-for loved one.
6. Low-Cost Gifts
If you’re on a tight budget, these gifts can bring a smile to the face of a person with a disability without breaking the bank.
7. Gifts for Kids With Disabilities and Their Parents
Finding the right present for a child with a disability — or their parent — can be a challenge. Let these lists point you in the right direction.