Some people are really struggling to give the right gift to a non-speaking autistic relative or friend. I put together a list of items that I have liked over the years. Some items I have outgrown like Buzz Lightyear. Some are learning gifts, many more are mainly individual activities and a few are sports equipment. A good gift is something I can do on my own like trains (when younger), a scooter or a boom box. Practical gifts are good but it has to be special. A team shirt is better than a plain one. I would like new University of Illinois and University of Minnesota shirts.
Unwrapping gifts is fun if there are not many presents. When I sit too long opening presents, I get nervous and I run away to my room. This year I plan to use my butterfly chair and a weighted blanket when I open presents because it feels like a hug which is calming. Putting multiple gifts in one box might help to have fewer to open.
In the list below, I include things that have been fun for me and might guide you. You can also see items on my Recommended Products page:
- Railway Train Set & Table
- Hot Wheels Rooftop Race Garage Playset
- Knitting Board
- TIME For Kids Book of WHY
- 196 Pcs Marble Run Compact Set
- 6-ft Kids Pop Up Play Tunnel Tent
- Poker Set of Two Hands Free Playing Card Holders
- Deluxe Indoor Playground
- Upwords Family Word Game
- Wilson Blue Bullet Racket balls
- Disney Toy Story Buzz Lightyear
- AQUAPLAY Mountain Water Playset
- Magna Tiles Rectangles Expansion Set