The holidays are just around the corner, and whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or another festive celebration, this time of year is all about showing appreciation, care, and love - and assistive technology can be a great way to do that.
We all want our loved ones to be safe, develop their independence, and feel confident in their daily tasks, but we also want to give them a gift that they will actually want!
AT can be really fun to use and enjoy, so if you’re looking for a gift, here’s our top gift ideas for something they will really love.
Fidget toys are a great gift for anyone, but particularly kids, teens, and adults with autism, ADHD, or emotional regulation or sensory issues. They are fun and calming to use and are often small and easy to take on the go, which makes them perfect for getting out in the community or being gifted as a stocking stuffer! This Fidget Grab Pack has a variety of stim toys, perfect for busy hands and busy minds, but if you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other fidget packs on NED too.
Sentimental and heartfelt gifts are always the presents that you remember and treasure the most – and capturing precious moments with your loved ones can be a special gift, particularly for a parent or grandparent. It can also be incredibly helpful for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia and help them to recognise and remember the people closest to them. This digital photo frame allows you and other family members and friends to send photos and videos straight to the frame, so that the user is always up to date and connected with the people they care about. You can also send personalised messages, which is a fantastic way to say “Happy Holidays” to your family or friends!
For the sports fans, this golf bag carrier is the perfect gift – it attaches right on the back of their mobility scooter, allowing them to ride in comfort across the golf course and avoid any strain or injury from pulling their bag on foot. Want an extra gift to make a golfer’s day? This Jumbo Golf Grip
fits to the handle of their favourite club, making it easier to grip and score that hole in one
If you are looking for a present for the animal-lover in your life, then this companion pet may be just what you need. The toy responds to petting and hugging, simulates breathing and a heartbeat movement, and barks just like a real dog. With soft fur and an adorable face, it is a lovable companion for children, or for older users with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and could bring your loved one joy and comfort if they are unable to have a real pet.
Colouring in isn’t just for kids – it can help people of all ages express their creativity, feel focused and calm, and have fun. This fun activity book features plenty of pages to colour, as well as many other fun challenges, such as mazes, origami, word puzzles, drawing games, and more, to help stimulate your brain in an enjoyable way.