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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 for people with disabilities that help relieve stress or chronic pain are also great options, especially considering the ableism, discrimination and poverty many disabled people 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

The Ring smart doorbell makes a great gift for a person with a disability.

Want to make everyday tasks easier for your loved one with a disability? These gifts can help.

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24 Products That Can Make Cleaning Easier If You Have a Disability

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2. Gifts That Support the Disability Community

Gifts from companies owned by people with disabilities. Floral dress and care package box.

These businesses are owned by people with disabilities, and let you support the disability community just by shopping.

8 Businesses Owned by People With Disabilities You Can Support

12 Businesses Owned by People With Down Syndrome You Can Support

8 Business Owned By People With Chronic Illnesses You Can Support

11 Businesses Owned and Run By People on the Autism Spectrum You Can Support

3. Sensory-Friendly Gifts

Gifts for a person on the autism spectrum -- Calming Kits jewelry
Find a great present for someone with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD and other disabilities with a sensory component.

13 Awesome Gifts for Autistic Adults

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31 Awesome Gifts for Kids With Sensory Issues

22 Things to Put in Your ‘Self-Soothing’ Kit

4. Gifts for People With Chronic Pain

Gifts for people with chronic pain. Electric blanket and hand warmer.These gifts for people with disabilities may help relieve the symptoms of chronic pain or simply make life more manageable.

15 Shoe Brands People With Chronic Pain Recommend for Winter

15 Products People With Chronic Pain Swear By

12 Alternatives to Try If It Hurts to Wear a Bra

27 Products That Can Make Sleeping Easier If You Have Chronic Pain

14 Alternative Pillows That Help People With Chronic Pain Sleep Better

27 Comfortable Pillows That Help People With Chronic Pain Sleep Better

17 Dorm Essentials for Students With Chronic Pain

18 Cooling Products That Can Help Relieve Pain

20 Heating Products That Can Help Relieve Pain

12 Desk Chairs People With Chronic Pain Swear By

5. Gifts for Self-Care and Mental Wellness

Essential oils make a great gift for a person with a disability.

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.

25 Things to Put in Your Self-Care Kit

13 Cozy Blankets to Cuddle Up With This Winter

18 Devices That Can Help You Function on Days When You’re Stuck in Bed

22 Products That Can Make Your Room Cozier on Days You’re Stuck in Bed

26 Gifts to Give a Friend Whose Illness Keeps Them Stuck at Home

13 Gifts People With Chronic Illnesses Secretly Want

6. Low-Cost Gifts

Low-cost holiday gifts for a person with a disability can include a popsocket, peppermint essential oil roll on stick, lush bath bomb and more.
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.

31 Perfect ‘Stocking Stuffers’ to Give a Loved One With Chronic Illness

11 DIY Gifts That Are Perfect for People With Chronic Illnesses

21 Self-Care Gifts You Can Buy for Under $10

15 Beauty Products Under $15 That Can Help You Save Energy in the Morning

7. Gifts for Kids With Disabilities and Their Parents

Gifts for kids with disabilities
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.

31 Awesome Gifts for Kids With Sensory Issues

7 Gifts for Moms of Kids With Disabilities

10 Parent-Approved Books for Parenting Kids With Disabilities

17 Educational Gifts for Kids With Disabilities

10 of the Best Shoe Brands for Kids With Disabilities

16 Interactive Toys for Nonverbal Kids

Cool Gifts for Kids Who Don’t Like to Play With Toys

15 Books, Games and Toys for Kids That Feature People With Disabilities

A Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide for a Toddler With Down Syndrome


What gift guide interests you the most? Comment to let us know.


Originally published: December 7, 2017
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