Finding the right gift for that special someone can be hard, if they are visually impaired, it might make your shopping trip even harder. But not to worry. We have compiled 7 of our favorite gifts that are accessible and perfect for the techies, foodies, and fashion forward people on your list.
These perfectly mismatched socks are great for anyone on your shopping list this year. Swap Socks creates unique, fun, and eye catching designs that always go together no matter which two you put on. Each pack you buy gives you 4 different socks allowing you 6 different pairings to choose from.
This sleek and contemporary timepiece features raised hour markers that allow you to feel the time by touch. Two magnetized ball bearings move around the watch face in separate, recessed tracks allowing the wearer to feel the minutes and hours pass by. The timepiece design, called the Bradley, was named after Brad Snyder, Paralympic Gold Medalist and Veteran, who became blind while on duty in Afghanistan.
This gift will keep on giving even after the holidays. 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.
Look fashionable in one of these Two Blind Brothers shirts. This clothing company, created by Bradford and Bryan Manning who both were diagnosed with a retinal disease, pay 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”. Not only are they extremely comfy and stylish, all proceeds of your purchase go to research retinal diseases.
For those who like their tech, the Amazon Echo is where it’s at. This voice operated device turns your home into the envy of all your friends. Alexa can play music, answer questions, read the news, and give traffic and weather reports. It can even order you a pizza. 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.
For those picky people on your list, you can never go wrong with chocolate. But instead of just another plain old candy bar make it personal with Chocolate Vault’s braille chocolate bars. These sweet treats come in a variety of different flavors with 6 braille messages to choose from.
Take her breath away with this stunning diamond braille engagement ring. The stones are set in a unique order, some of which are upside down spelling out a secret love note in braille with the points of the diamonds. This symbolic ring will show that your love and your special message will last forever.
Have any more gifts to add to this list? Let us know in the comments on what your favorite accessible gifts are. #BlindNewWorld