One of the most heartwarming moments of the holiday season is seeing children's faces light up with joy as they open their gifts, but shopping for a child with autism can be intimidating. It's normal to feel unsure about what will make them happy, but don't worry, we're here to help! We've compiled a list of 10 gifts across varying price ranges that meet the unique needs and preferences of your little loved one living with autism and will make your holiday shopping a breeze.
Sensory Play Toys
Indoor Swing ($99.99)
The swinging motion and gentle compression of this gift make it a fantastic sensory experience for kids. It helps regulate the nervous system and creates a calming and secure environment for them to enjoy.
Chew Toy ($12.99)
This soft silicone sensory chewy is perfect for kids who like to chew on things. Not only does it promote oral motor development, but it also helps with attention and focus. It's a great gift for those who need some extra sensory input.
Pin Art ($24.00)
Pin art is a unique and enjoyable tactile activity that kids of all ages will love. It's a fun way to learn cause and effect while satisfying sensory needs.
Textured Tiles ($39.99)
These cool textured tiles are not only fun to touch, but also great for brain development. They boost sensory processing, increase self-awareness, and provide a controlled environment for learning about the world around them.
Swivel Chair ($132.88)
This fun swivel chair is not just any ordinary chair. It stimulates the senses and helps kids improve their body coordination and focus. It's a must-have for any playroom.
Play-Doh Set ($19.99)
Playdough is a calming activity for kids seeking sensory input, but it’s also an educational tool that helps kids learn to recognize colors, develop fine motor skills, and engage their imaginations.
Social Skills Board Games ($42.95)
Board games are a fun way to learn important life skills while promoting social and emotional development. This set of six games focuses on positive behavior, routine attendance, patience, and teamwork.
Play Kitchen ($144.82)
This realistic toy kitchen set will engage your child in sensory and imaginative play while developing important social and emotional skills. Plus, they'll learn all about kitchen functions without feeling overwhelmed.
100 Words Book ($11.89)
This cool interactive digital book is not only educational but also super fun. Kids will learn about animals, objects, places, and more while enjoying colorful pages that come to life with sounds. It's a great way to explore the world around them.
Wooden Railway Set ($159.99)
Playing with trains helps kids develop cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving, spatial awareness, and fine motor skills. It's also a great way for children to develop social skills when enjoyed with family and friends.