7 Sensory Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Shopping for gifts can be hard, but here are some ideas for sensory presents that anyone can enjoy.

The holidays bring a touch extra work to the already overpacked schedule of any parent/carer/human. We were thinking about these rather simple, yet very effective sensory gifts and thought we’d share.

Sensory gifts can be enjoyable for everyone and they're easy to find if you look in the right places.

Large-piece Puzzles
When you’re a person like likes to solve a problem, puzzles are the ultimate game.

Large-piece Legos
Similar to the puzzles, Legos have been a classic Christmas gift for decades.  If you have a Star Wars fan in the house, it’s even better if you can get your hands on one of those coveted spacecraft sets (but you probably already knew that).

Tangle Relax Therapy Toys
The ultimate (large) fidget device! You can find these everywhere online and they’re not very expensive either. Here’s one from SpecialSupplies.com

Allergen-Free Moon Sand
This sand won’t stick to your hands or body. This sand should be at every beach in the world. Imagine the bliss. Moon Sand feels cool to the touch, you can build lots of different shapes, and you can buy it or make it.

Sand Panel
Similar to the Moon Sand, this is a no-mess sensory gift that is both mesmerizing and soothing. NationalAutismResources.com sells them.

Stainless Steel Ball Chain
The type used for military identification/dog tags. A really good small fidget device.

Bean Bag Chairs
The only issue with these is trying to hide it until Christmastime since they can be quite large.  You’re going to have to get creative with it!

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