Updated for 2017!
Perfect Christmas Presents for Disabled Family and Friends
Blue Badge Co's Handy Guide to Christmas Presents for Disabled Loved Ones
We know it's sometimes hard to find presents for disabled relatives so we have put together a list of ideas to help you out.
Christmas is Coming
Shops are getting the tinsel and baubles out across the country and you can already buy tickets for the village pantomime. It can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming! So, time to pre-order the turkey and the tree and start practicing your festive recipes! Why not also get a step ahead with buying gifts for the ones you love?
We wanted to share some products we've found that make ideal presents for disabled and elderly friends and relatives. So, scroll down and take a look at our suggestions.
Back Soother Cushion
This gorgeous, padded cushion with faux sheepskin cover is an ideal gift for anyone in a wheelchair. Also great for anyone spends a lot of time seated at work or due to limited mobility. It wraps around the body like a comforting hug, providing warmth and back support. Buy now from Able2
The Able Label Front, Velcro Fastening Nightdress
The Able Label provides quality, stylish clothes with adapted designs and hidden extras that make self-dressing easier for those with difficulties. This lovely nightdress of theirs has a flattering and relaxed shape with long sleeves for extra cosiness. Secure velcro fastening down the front of the nightdress for dressing with ease. Natural, breathable, 100% cotton and machine-washable fabric.
Buy now from The Able Label
Active Hands Gripping Aid
General Purpose gripping aids are essential for a wide range of tasks – at home, in the gym or out and about. Whether you’ve had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or have any condition which reduces your hand function, these aids could unlock any number of activities for you: working out in the gym, DIY at home, gardening, rowing or holding a glass or bottle. Buy Now from Active Hands
Adult Dribble Bibs From Bibble Plus
Many adults don't like the idea of wearing a bib because they are associated with small children. Bibble Plus have solved this problem with a range of stylish bibs that anybody would be proud to wear. My favourite was this beautiful red blouse-style bib in festive red. Buy now from Bibble Plus
Easi-Grip® Carving Fork
Invite the receiver of this next gift to carve the turkey on Christmas Day! Supremely light-weight and with a combination of non-slip grip and ergonomic angle making these utensils a welcome addition to the kitchen of anyone challenged with a weak grip or who is easily fatigued. Buy now from PETA (UK)
Trabasack makes innovative, award-winning travel bags which can also be used as lap trays. A favourite for many wheelchair users. This curved model is designed to fit snuggly to the body while seated. The Trabasack can be carried as a rucksack, satchel, briefcase or messenger bag and it can hold a laptop or tablet, as well as featuring zip pockets for phones and keys. The bag has won awards for its ability to adapt to a range of different situations. Buy now from Trabasack.
Wake & Shake Alarm Clock
For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, waking up in the morning can be particularly difficult. This smart alarm clock allows users to use three different tactics to help you wake up: a super-loud, 95-decibel alarm, a vibrating pad under the pillow and a strobe light. The digital display uses large numbers to help with visibility, too. Buy now from CompleteCareShop
Multi Memo Voice Recorder
For anybody with visual difficulties or impaired memory, this clever voice recorder allows you to record your voice to remind yourself of anything you want to remember. It can record and playback up to 60 voice memos, and carers and relatives can also record reminders and messages for their loved one. Buy now from Amazon
And don't forget that we have a whole range of products which would make ideal presents for disabled relatives on our website! www.bluebadgecompany.co.uk