Shopping for the holidays is overwhelming enough. But as a mom of two ADHD children, I know there is a *special* level of chaos surrounding the holidays. To hopefully make things a little easier on you, I’ve compiled a list of all the gifts your young ADHD child will not only love but also use. Say goodbye to toys that are played with for five minutes, then tossed into the black hole of a closet – never to be seen or heard from again.
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Hello stocking stuffers! This fidget set is great if your child likes variety, or you’re not sure which type of fidget would be helpful for them. We have these set up as a fidget station in our homeschool room.
This vibrating cushion is wonderful for proprioception and sensory input. My kids really enjoyed it when they were feeling unregulated. I like this one because it is a little bit bigger than some of the others, and it is easy to clean.
Hoverboards are just plain fun. They are also helpful in developing coordination and balance. This particular hoverboard connects to bluetooth, so your child can enjoy music or audiobooks while they cruise around. It also comes in a variety of colors.
My kids LOVE soft blankets. This might be the coziest weighted blanket I could find, and I am definitely adding it to my cart. The stitching ensures equal weight distribution, which I appreciate. As a general rule, you want your weighted blanket to be about 10% of the users total weight.
My kids love figuring out how things work. Gears are a great way to do just that. I like this set because there are plenty of pieces for multiple children to play with at the same time, and it comes with its own storage container.
My kids found this ball in a Sunday school room at our church, and they were instantly obsessed! This ball has some weight, but it is also soft and squishy. We now own three of these!
An oldie but a goodie. Jump all those wiggles out, please! Bonus points because kids can use these indoors.
Have you heard of the game Hues and Cues? This is a favorite board game in our house and is meant for the whole family, regardless of age. I really love how the game encourages the players to root for each other’s success.
This book is actually part of our homeschool materials, but it is WONDERFUL. It has helped my four year old learn to take deep breaths when upset, which you know is an extremely helpful skill.
Legos. All the Legos. This is a great little starter set and includes an instruction booklet to make a variety of things. Plus you can use the container as storage. Can you tell I like things that come with storage??
This is a beginning chapter book series that my girls love. The illustrations are bright and colorful, that really holds their attention.
For your aspiring artist. This light-up tracing pad is perfect for kids who are learning how to draw or who need some extra fine motor skills practice.
Who didn’t love this thing as a kid? This is a great gift for an ADHD child because it’s not only but it gives great vestibular stimulation.
Tools AND dinosaurs? What more could a kid need? And your child gets to work on their hand-eye coordination!
Check out this cute robot! Coding activities are so popular these days, and they’re so much fun. This little guy can be programmed by your child to make all kinds of art.
Here are some other great websites to check out:
You can also check out my gift guide from last year here.
There you have it! Great gifts for your young ADHD child this holiday season. What toys and activities have your ADHD children loved? Tell us about them in the comments below. Happy Holidays!