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In a normal year the instantaneous replacement of leftover Halloween candy and costumes with Christmas trees and holiday paraphernalia is pretty annoying. But, this year…OMG! I’ll take 500 bags of tinsel, 50 sparkly ornaments, and 20 mistletoes (says the Jewish girl). Blast the Bing Crosby tunes and bring on the holiday cheer; It’s never too early for Christmas (or Chanukah & Kwanza) in a pandemic.
If you need some fuel to ignite that holiday spirit, how about getting a jumpstart on holiday shopping? With way more time on our hands this year, there’s really no justification for last-minute trips to the drugstore gift card aisle. Taking the time to purchase thoughtful, personalized gifts for loved ones and friends can be therapeutic and an awesome distraction! Fortunately, Trend-Able’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide For People With Disabilities is here to help!
The gifts I’ve curated this year are products I either already own and love myself, or ones I hope to receive (let’s see who in my family actually reads my Posts). Although the items featured were not designed specifically for people with disabilities, they will undoubtedly help anyone with physical challenges to look and feel their best and remain independent.
The items below range in price from under $20 to $500. Of course, as with all gifts given from the heart, it’s the thought and not the price that matters. But, if you have the means, ‘‘tis the season to splurge.” Right? Click on the images below to shop:
$500 & Under Gifts
1. Voice Controlled Vacuum With Dustpan
If you surveyed 1000 people with disabilities & asked them, What is your #1 pain point when it comes to housekeeping? I guarantee that “vacuuming” would be at the top of the list! People who own robot vacuums, swear by them!
Imagine a vacuum that on its own (use your voice or the app to set up a schedule) cleans an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. There are a lot of robot vacuums out there, but this version of a much more expensive name brand one comes with a self-emptying dust pan and has great, legitimate reviews.
2. Pilates Reformer Machine
If you’ve followed me here and/or on Our Facebook Page for any length of time, then you know I’m a huge proponent of Pilates for people with neuromuscular conditions (like myself) or those with other chronic physical conditions. Pilates is truly the best total body, low impact workout for strengthening the core & building long, lean muscles.
This at home Pilates reformer delivers the benefits of a boutique Pilates studio right to your home, without breaking the bank. Bonus, It comes with a cardio rebounder attachment. As someone who has no ability to run or jump, the cardio trampoline simulates those activities and gets your heart pumping with no impact. This is a life-changing gift for yourself or a loved one.
3. Theragun Elite
The Theragun is the next best thing to having a professional massage therapist on staff in your home. If you or your loved has chronic pain and/or circulation issues, the Theragun is a must have, game-changing device. The Theragun uses high frequency, high amplitude, neuromuscular percussive therapy to reduce pain, increase blood flow, break up scar tissue, increase lymphatic flow, release muscle spasms, and improve range of motion. Can you think of a better gift to give someone you love?
4. The Alexa Show With Ring Doorbell
The Echo Show is the best everyday virtual assistant for people with disabilities. I love the big screen (I can see it even without my readers) that allows me to both listen to & see the responses to my commands. I can ask Alexa to schedule things in my calendar, order paper towel on Amazon, tell me the local weather & even make calls. Alexa can turn off my lights, increase the heat in the house, & read me everything from podcasts, Audible books, & even meditations.
Ring is the smart security system that lets you watch over your home from anywhere. You can see who’s at your door and speak to that person without getting up or even being home. This new Pro Ring & Alexa Show Bundle merges the best of both worlds.
$200 & Under Gifts
5. Stylish & Lightweight Multi-Strap Handbag
Stylish, lightweight, and hands-free, Think Rolyn bags are the BEST GIFT for any fashion forward women with disabilities. There are a ton of styles, but the newest design pictured above is the perfect size and features 3 detachable straps, tons of easy access pockets, and a large magnetic closure.
The material is extremely lightweight, durable, and super easy to keep clean with a little soap & water. I own this bag in black and use it everyday.
6. AFO (Leg Brace) Friendly Ugg Boots
Have you always wanted a pair of Uggs? Well, the infamous sheepskin boot brand Ugg recently debuted it’s new, Ugg Universal Collection. The disability friendly collection features functional iterations of two classic Ugg styles: the Classic Short and Neumel for men, women, and children.
The adaptive Uggs feature dual oversized zippers for easier entry, removable insoles, and toggles instead laces.
7. Shiatsu Foot & Calf Massager
If you or your loved one wears AFOS (leg braces), there’s no better gift than a foot & calf massager to keep your circulation and blood flowing.
Using reflexology massage, the Human Touch Massager has patented technology designed to circulate the blood from the feet toward the core of the body. Using under-foot massage rollers and warm air technology, this massager is guaranteed to relieve tension and soreness.
8. Smart Digital Photo Frame
With an inability to visit out of town friends and relatives this year, a smart digital picture frame is an awesome way to stay connected and keep loved ones close.
The best-selling digital frame by Nixplay is super easy to set-up. In just 15 seconds, photos and videos taken on your phone from anywhere in the world can be uploaded to the frame. Using the included App, you can create a photo sharing network with family and friends & continually upload new photos from Google and Facebook.
9. Multi Device Charger
For anyone with fine motor difficulties, manipulating & attaching cell phone & ear phone chargers everyday can be annoying & time consuming!
Time to cut the cord: This sleek leather base lets you charge two phones, AirPods, and a phone, simultaneously, just by laying them down to rest on top. You or your loved one can say buh bye to struggling to insert chargers into tiny holes..That’s what she said!
10. One-Handed Cutting Board With Knife
With the Etac cutting board, tasks such as grating, cutting, whisking and peeling can be carried out with weak hands or even one hand. The jaws hold a bowl in place and there is even a small plate with spikes to hold smaller pieces of food. It includes a wooden handled rocker knife for easy cutting.
11. Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have been on many chronic illness & disability blogger’s holiday gift lists for years. Why? The deep touch pressure simulation from a weighted blanket has been shown to produce a soothing effect that reduces anxiety and helps with many chronic conditions.
I think we can all use some extra help managing anxiety this year! This one’s warm, super soft, reversible, & comes in a variety of fun colors.
12. 7 In 1 Insta Cooker
Well, I’m more of a Door Dash kinda girl than a cook, but when I do attempt to make a meal, I want kitchen appliances that make it seamless & create less mess for me to clean up!
Insta Pots may be trendy, but they are actually awesome for people with physical challenges, because with just the press of one button, you can do like 15 things.
$50 & Under Gifts
13. Dual Handle Bowls
I’m loving these colorful porcelain bowls by Sweese. They are dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer safe and feature two easy to hold handles that never get too hot. These bowls are perfect for chili, soup, and cereal.
14. Electric Callous Remover Set
As many of you know, problems with your feet can affect your whole life! Common problems like hard skin can cause severe discomfort especially for orthotic & afo wearers.
I regularly use my rechargeable callus remover preventively to ensure my feet are as smooth and pain free as possible. This one is great because it comes with a cute travel bag.
15. Lightest Weight Blow-Dryer Brush
This inexpensive blow-dryer/straightener/brush is surprisingly lightweight and easy to hold with my funky CMT hands. I have really thick hair that would normally take me hours to blow-dry smooth which is why I normally get weekly blow-drys by a professional.
It took me 15 minutes (no exaggeration) total using the tool below and my hair was as straight and smooth as if I had gone to a salon. I also rave about this blow dryer brush in my, Self-Care During A Pandemic Post.
16. Warmies Microwaveable Slippers
Speaking of feet….I’m in love with the French lavender scent of these microwaveable and comfy slippers. These slippers are featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2019 list & they are unique because they combine soothing warmth with aromatherapy.
These slippers are slip resistant & help to keep my always freezing feet warm & my mind relaxed..
17. CBD Oil & Crème
CBD is all the rage & for good reason! They are a natural (you won’t get high) way of treating neuropathy pain & a bunch of other problems. I’ve done a ton of research, and this brand is extremely well respected & reviewed. Also, CBDPure offers the highest dosage of pure Cbd on the market without going to a dispensary. It works!
18. Electric Facial Hair Remover
Forget the razor (and bloody mishaps) with all hair removal products by Flawless. Their tagline is, “Helping Women Everywhere Look And Feel Their Best!” and they definitely help me with my upper lip & all those random chin hairs that seem to pop up every birthday. The perfect stocking stuffer!
19. Smart Humidifier & Diffuser
Making your home smell better with advanced ultrasonic vaporizing diffusion technology, this diffuser quietly releases a soothing fragrant mist. The humidifier function adds moisture to the air to help you sleep better, cough less and alleviate dry sinuses.
I love my diffuser as it helps me to relax, makes my house smell like a spa, & helps to keep my sinuses clear!
20. Trend-Able Bags, Tees, Mugs, & Hoodies
If you haven’t checked out the Trend-Able Store, this is the perfect time! Filled with cute tees, hoodies, mugs, & bags in 6 different custom designs (I’m really proud of my designs if you can’t tell😀).Trend-Able items are unique, cool, & make awesome conversation starters.
You will also be paying it forward, since 10% of all proceeds are donated to charities that whelp to empower people with disabilities.
Plus, as a holiday gift to my perfectly imperfect friends, all purchases (shipped to the US & Canada) will receive my free gift of two pairs of “Pins & Needles”(women’s o/s) socks. Pretty cool right? Don’t wait, shop NOW!
Do you have any other awesome gift ideas for people with disabilities? We would love to hear from you in the comments section at the bottom of the Post.
Wishing you & yours a very happy & healthy Holiday!