35 Gifts for Kids with Autism

Updated on November 25th, 2020
By Kailey
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Buying gifts for kids that have autism is not always easy. If you are not sure what to buy though, we have come up with a list of ideas. We have picked a range of items that we feel will be fun but will also help them and their parents to cope with their situation. We realize that kids are all individuals and that is why we have found a big range of items and hope that you will be inspired by our range. There are different process as well as different types of items so hopefully you will be able to find just the right thing.

35 Gifts for Autistic Children

This is a calming light projector. It makes an image of a sparkling see on the ceiling which creates a calming atmosphere. It even has movement which will mimic the movement of water or waves. It comes with a USB power cable and power adapter and Aux cable. Music can also be played through the base to add to the calming effect of the lights. It has a timer so will turn off when you want it too.

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This is a light up wand. It has a rotating LED inside it which spins at the press of a button and it can light up a dark room. It takes just 3 x AA batteries and then it can work. The motion of the lights is mesmerizing and can help to calm and sooth the senses. It comes it a box as well, which means that it is easy to wrap up as a gift.

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This is a pack of fidget toys. There are all sorts of different ones in the set such as a grape ball, mochi squishy, flippy chain, stretchy string, easter egg, marble mesh, squeeze bean and cube. There is a great collection all in a storage box so any child can easily pick the one that they want. They can be shared among several children or just given to one so they can pick the one they find offers them the most comfort.

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This is a special speech therapy toy which could be useful for some children with autism. It is a special educational sorting game suitable for young children. There are four boards and characters which have Velcro on which can stick to the boards. The idea is that the child puts the characters into the scenes and makes up a story about them. Comes with reward stickers and a bag for the small pieces.

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This is a sensory toy called pop tubes. They are connector toys which have an interesting texture and are bright colors – purple, green, blue and red. They can join together to make a sphere so they can be used like a hula hoop but can just be played and fiddled with because of the interesting way the fit together and the way that they feel. They can be bent and twisted into different shapes.

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This is a book called ‘Do you want to Play? Making Friends with an Autistic Kid’. It is a book which helps children to understand that different children have different ways to play and for those with autism it can be hard for them to make friends. The book has a compassionate approach to teach children how to connect with peers that have autism. It is a short book with illustrations to appeal to young children.

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This is a set of three necklaces with a silicone pendant that can be chewed. Some children with autism get comfort from chewing things and having a necklace with a pendant that can cope with chewing means they can do it in a more discrete way. The pendants have a robot design and are brightly colored and have a safe breakaway clasp. A great alternative to chewing pencils, hands or clothing.

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This is a type of pogo stick but much safer. It is a foam pad with handle that children can use to safely jump around the home or outside to get rid of their excess energy and to have fun. The handles have a good grip so they do not slip and the base makes a squeaky noise when it is jumped on. They can be folded up when not in use so are easy to store.

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This is a flipbook for kids which they can use to show what emotions they are feeling. The book also gives them ideas of how to cope with that particular mood, so has ideas of thigs to do if they are board or how to calm down if they are angry. It helps them to react to their feelings in a positive way and there are twenty different moods in the book on laminated pages.

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This is a book called ‘Positive Parenting for Autism : Powerful strategies to help you child overcome challenges and thrive’ by Victoria Boone. It uses scientifically supported strategies to cover things such as punishment alternatives (such as positivity and highlighting strengths), reinforcement, communication and cooperation. It explains the techniques and how they could work in real life situations making it easier to know when and how they should be used.

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This is a set of 30 cans of Play-Doh slime. It has lots of different colors of slime and they can be a really great sensory toy for children to play with in all sorts of ways. There is red, purple, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and dark blue. It can be used for all sorts of fun and games and is suitable for kids of 3 years and older.

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This is a pack of stretch strings which are a great sensory or fidget toy. They can be pulled or wrapped around things and squeezed and they will easily go back to their original shape. They are very strong and hypoallergenic and will help children to feel calm and give them something to fiddle with in different situations as well as to just use for general play. The box contains five of them.

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This is a sensory sox which is a medium size for a 6-9 year old in a green color. The idea is that the child wears it and it will help them to not only feel calm but it can help them to improve their balance and special awareness. It is a quality fabric which is stretchy and is safe for the child to play with. Comes boxed so it is easy to wrap up.

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This is a music player for kids made by Vtech. It comes in blue or pink and there is not only music but games to learn letters, numbers, animals, telling the time and more things. There are lots of soothing songs and fun tunes as well and you can try different instrument sounds. Includes kid safe headphones with limited volume to protect the ears. Aimed at kids aimed 3 – 6 years.

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This is a special toothbrush which has been designed for children with special needs. It has a three sided design which makes it easier to remove plaque from the teeth even in hard to reach areas and for all widths of teeth. It is also easier for those that have to brush their kid’s teeth for them as it works more effectively and quickly so it will make the job a lot easier and more comfortable.

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This is a fun robot toy for kids. It is suitable for kids over the age of three years old and it is green or blue. It goes forwards, backwards, left right or spins when the touch sensor is pressed. It can respond to a voice as well and you can also make recordings using it. It will dance as well and will be a lot of fun for any kid to play with.

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This is a special twiddle pup. It is a very soft and cuddly puppy toy which comes with all sorts of attachments which are sensory toys. There is a silicone chew, crackle pouch, stretchy tassel, textured patch and cloth hook and loop tab. They can help to relieve anxiety and increase brain activity and are designed for those with special needs and they are even washable so suitable for children to use safely.

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This is a dynamic sand art picture. The frame is blue and is 7.3 x 5.7 inches in size. In between the two pieces of glass there is sand and colorless liquid. Turn it upside down and the sand gently flows downwards making a pretty picture which can create a calming atmosphere in a room and be completely mesmerizing. Can go horizontally or vertically to create a new picture each time it is flipped.

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This is a book called ‘The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve. It explains the condition carefully so children with it can understand it better and then provides suggestions for tools to cope with it. It explains the different characteristics that children might show if they have autism and how to handle them. Includes information on exercise, diet, hygiene, sleep, relaxation and toileting.

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This is a special calming clipper haircutting set which has been designed with children with autism in mind. It is an alternative to buzzing clippers which are often distressing and there are all sorts of different parts to help a child be given a safe scissor cut. It includes all of the necessary parts as well as cape and a haircut guide plus a bag to keep it all in. There are different combs to cut different lengths of hair.

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This is a set of massage game mats. There are eight which all have different colors and textures and each measures 9.8 x 9.8 inches and fit together to make a 19.7 x 39.4 inch mat. They help to stimulate the sense of touch and can be helpful for children with sensory issues that might enjoy the textures as well as the bright colors. They can be used for walking on to stimulate the feet as well as touching with the hands.

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This is a kids Fire 7 edition tablet. It has a sturdy kid proof case and easy to use parental controls on it. It comes in pink, purple or blue and allows the kids to have access to thousands of app, games, books, videos and audio books with lots of educational content as well as fun. This is free for a year and then has a monthly charge afterwards which automatically renews.

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This is a 5lb weighted blanket which measures 36 x 48 inches. It has a washable cover which comes in blue, pink, red or teal. The idea of the blanket is that it will make the child feel really comforted as they have a weight o them when trying to sleep. Especially useful on nights when it is warm at night so there is no need for heavy bed covers.

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This is a weighted compression vest which comes in different sizes for kids and is blue and black. The idea is that kids wearing it can feel comfortable and snuggly which will reduce their anxiety. Each is adjustable with a hook and loop fastening so that the child can have it feeling the right way for them. It can be gently machine washed so that it is kept nice and clean.

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This is a fun play mat which looks like a giant keyboard. It is 70 x 29 inches and has 24 keys and is made form heavy duty vinyl. It has 4 modes – play, record, playback and demo. There are eight different sounds available such as a guitar, piano, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and violin. It has an adjustable volume and is touch sensitive. Suitable for kids over the age of three years.

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This is a magnetic doodle drawing board for kids ages 2-4 years. It comes in pink, purple, orange and blue and therefore is bright and colorful. It is easy to erase the pictures with a slider and there is a stylus attached which can be used to draw on the board as well as stamps that can be used as well. Great travel size and a clean way to do art.

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This is a set of 40 magnetic cubes in red, yellow, blue and green. They easily stick together and can allow kids to build all sorts of fun things. They will also fit together with other Intock blocks so you can add to a collection they have or start one. A great way to get kids creating all sorts of fun things. Each cube is an inch square and suitable for kids of three years and above.

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This is a kids pod swing seat. It comes in a selection of different colors and is made from cotton. It measures 7.48 x 3.54 x 10.63 inches and is designed to give kids a secure and safe place to pay which is relaxing and comfortable. It is made form soft material which is warm and breathable and they can use it in all sorts of situations such as watching TV or reading.

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This is a play set of water beads. It has 9oz of sea colored water beads with ocean creature model and an inflatable play mat to put them in. It means that children can have fun creating their own ocean scenes. It is a great sensory toy because the beads will become elastic and slippery once water is poured over them and they encourage sensory play and help children to learn to focus on the activity they are doing without distraction.

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This is a soft fleece headband for kids which has headphones in them. They are great for kids that find wearing headphones is too uncomfortable for the. They come in different colors and designs – all kid friendly. They connect with a 3.5mm jack. They are washable so they are easy to keep clean and the volume is limited to protect their ears. They are easy to carry around as they fold up and they are lightweight too.

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This is a notebook which has the colorful handprint for autism on the front of it. The book is 6 x 9 inches in size and has 110 pages of 55 sheets of wide ruled lined paper. It is a very useful notebook for use in class, but also at home too. The books will show your understanding for the recipient’s condition as well as being useful for them for using as a dairy, journal or for notetaking.

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This is a special balance ball with five legs on the bottom. It is designed for seating and providing comfort. It encourages a good posture when sitting and builds core strength. It also helps to improve focus and concentration so might be good for those children that have difficulty with concentrating. It also allows them to wriggle around safely while concentrating on studying or reading. It comes in a choice of sizes and colors.

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This is a short sleeved t-shirt which says on it ‘I don’t speak much because I’m brilliant and I’m busy thinking’. It comes in a selection of different colors as well as sizes suitable for kids aged 2 – 12 years and adults size small – 3XL. They are made form a cotton and polyester mix which means that they hold their shape but are soft and comfortable to wear. They will make a great gift for someone with autism.

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This is a vibrating pillow which is black and soft. It is 6.35 x 29.21 x 29.21 inches in size. This can be used to relax or to stimulate and it is touch activated. It stops when pressure is released from it, so a child can use it when they need to. It does need batteries to make it work and quite a lot of pressure is needed to turn it on.

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This is a pack of three different liquid motion bubblers. Each has different liquids which do not mix and when you turn them over the liquid runs in a soothing way one in a spiral and the others straight down. They are stress relieving and calming and help some children with special needs to be able to calm down and focus better. Each is a different color so they all look quite different.

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