The holiday season is here – and BlindNewWorld wants to help you figure out the coolest and most accessible gifts for your blind and visually impaired friends and family.

From apparel to toys to tech, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list!

 

 

 

 

Two Blind Brothers Apparel

Grey v-neck t-shirt with "TWO BLIND BROTHERS" printed over the left side in the style of an optometrist chart.

This clothing company – created by Bradford and Bryan Manning, brothers who were both diagnosed with a retinal disease – pays special attention to the details in each of their garments. Their original collection is uniquely identified with a small metal tag in braille that reads “brother.” In addition to tops, they have jewelry and candles to engage all the senses. Not only is their apparel extremely comfy and stylish, but all proceeds of your purchase go to research retinal diseases.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo switch console (black) and controller (black, blue, red)

One of the hottest gaming systems of 2017, the Nintendo Switch features games that respond to movement and vibration, allowing blind and visually impaired players to join in on the fun. The Nintendo Switch is a great gift for gamers – and the multi-player features make it perfect for the whole family.

 Jewelry in Braille

Two bangle bracelets with braille text, one gold and one silver.

If you’re looking for something personal this holiday season, braille jewelry is a great way to add a special touch. This collection – inspired by the designer’s niece, who has been blind since birth – features bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, and even beads to create a custom piece!

3Doodler

A hand holding the 3Doodler pen, drawing a 3D robot in grey, blue, yellow, and white.

The 3Doodler is the perfect gift for the crafty kids in your life. This tactile learning toy works similarly to a hot glue gun but without any hot parts – and allows kids (and adults) to draw in the air and create incredible designs out of plastic. With three different pens at three different price points, this is a great gift for someone creative!

Blue Apron

A blue apron box with recipe cards and ingredients spread out on a table.

Can’t decide what to get that foodie friend? Blue Apron delivers fresh ingredients and recipes to make every week. The visually impaired will love the pre-packaged and measured portions, which makes the cooking process easier. It also saves them a trip to the store. With the option to purchase an e-gift card, giving the gift of a delicious meal has never been easier.

Braille Monopoly

A monopoly board with raised lines between spaces and braille text.

When it’s cold outside and you want something fun to do indoors, classic board games are always a hit. For your visually impaired friends and family, this Braille Monopoly game is sure to bring everyone together. Featuring braille and large print cards, money, and dice, anyone can pass Go!

Amazon Echo Dot

A white Amazon echo dot surrounded by app logos. The top of the image reads: echo dot. Add Alexa to any room.

The Echo Dot (2nd Generation) transforms your home and makes everyday tasks easier with Alexa, your digital assistant. Alexa can play music, answer questions, read the news, and give traffic and weather reports. It can even order you a pizza – all with just the sound of your voice. The Amazon Echo also integrates into your smart home devices like Nest, WeMo, Philips Hue, and others so you can control your lights, switches, thermostats.

BarkBox

A Bark Box sits open on a table with treats and toys visible inside. A black and white dog has its paws on the table and is sniffing the treats.

This holiday season, don’t forget the guide dogs! For that person in your life who loves spoiling their guide dog when they’re off-duty, get BarkBox! This monthly subscription service sends toys and treats right to your door. The monthly boxes are themed, so pups will never get bored with all the goodies!

 

This is an informative post for our community.
BlindNewWorld was not paid to promote these products and receives no revenue from any purchases. 

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