I asked our son who is 14 to come up with a list of gifts that he would like for the holidays. In doing this, I realized it would be helpful for so many to know first hand what some of the ideas are that our kids have on their list. These are his 5 ideas along with my explanation and I added 5 ideas at the end that are my own.
I know that all kids can have a varied list, but, for those with special needs, it may be a little more specific. It may also be items that make parents lives easier.
If you are shopping for a child this season, and haven’t yet figured out what to get, check this list out. It may help.
1.Comic Books/ Coloring Books
These do not require much reading, and if reading is not on the list for the child , the pictures can be enough. They tell a story and kids really like it.
Many theaters offer a sensory friendly showing, so this can be a great family outing.
3.Itunes Gift Card/ Game Gift Card
Many kids have a device that they use for games/ learning. This would allow them to have some freedom in “adding funds”
An activity that a family can do together, although, in our home, we cannot help our son!
A subscription that comes monthly is a great way to have a gift that keeps on giving. Highlights. Nick Jr, National Geographic are a few ideas
My 5 Ideas:
A weighted blanket
A membership to their favorite place to go (examples- arcade, museum)
A gift card to their favorite food / restaurant ( examples- fast food, pizza)
Fidget Gadgets (examples -spinners, cubes, stress balls)
A wallet- nothing fancy, but a place to keep all these cards in so you know where they are when you are ready to use them!