Sometimes children with autism are difficult to buy for, especially for extended family who may not know your child’s interests as well as you do.
So I’ve been looking around for some great gift and stocking stuffer recommendations in case you’re stuck on what to put under the tree for that special boy or girl.
I’ve found quite a few great gift ideas so I’m going to break the list up into 2 or 3 separate posts over the next week.
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Quick Snap Shoe Lace Clip (as seen on Dragon’s Den)
These clips make wearing shoes with laces a snap! Now kids can ditch the velcro and wear shoes with laces and not have to worry if they can’t tie them up. Quick Snap Shoe Clips eliminate the need to tie up shoes and once they’re fastened your they give a comfortable, consistent tension every time you wear. I love this product because it gives kids who have trouble with shoe laces the freedom to choose from any shoes, not just the velcro ones. Shoe clips fit any size shoe, even adults!
Twilight Constellation Night Light – Turtle & Ladybug
Twilight Turtle and Twilight Ladybug are awesome bedtime companions. They project a starry night onto bedroom walls and ceilings that is calming and comforting. Choose from blue, green and amber light. And the best part, it has an automatic timer shut off!
Giggles Fun Dough – Allergen Free Play Dough!
As much as we try to stop it, kids inevitably put their hands in their mouth. When your child has a food allergy or intolerance this can be a big concern.
With that in mind two moms have created an allergen free play dough! Giggles Fun Dough is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, nut free and free from artificial dyes. It’s 100% natural.
It’s currently available in Snowball White and more colours will be available in January. This is a brand new product (you’re one of the first to know about it!) So for now it’s only available by email. But their online store will be up and running in the New Year.
In the meantime, try it out and see what you think! This would make a great stocking stuffer for that sensory seeking child in the family too.
You can order it at GigglesFunDough@gmail.com.
Sea Otter Cove – A Relaxation Story
Children will love to experience belly breathing with playful sea otters and a sea child. This effective, self calming technique also known as “diaphragmatic breathing” can have a positive impact on your child’s health. Proper breathing can lower stress and anxiety levels. It can be used to decrease pain and anger. Delightful characters and easy breathing encourage your child to slow down, relax, and fall asleep peacefully.
This story is also available in eBook format for tablets and readers. It’s also included on story CD’s available from Stress Free Kids that are perfect for listening to at bedtime.
Here’s a little sneak preview of the story.
Natural Candy Stocking Stuffers
Wanting to avoid artificial flavours and dyes in your holiday candy? Or is there someone in your house with food intolerances or allergies? The Natural Candy store is the perfect solution! They carry lots of fun stocking stuffers, holiday candy and chocolate. Order soon and it will be here in time for Christmas!