This year’s ADHD-friendly gift guide features favourites from my own home and my client community. From movement tools, organization, and gadgets to make life easier, there are gifts for every ADHDer on your list.
Add a Little Movement
Pipersong Chair: When I posted a reel this summer about never sitting still in my office chair, I received MANY messages telling me about this awesome chair for those of us who like to move around while we sit. I haven’t tried it myself, but it looks fantastic!
Wobble Board: These wobble boards are a great addition to a standing desk setup, they allow gentle movement and balance practice while also being low profile.
Rowing Machine: Rowing machines are my top recommendation for any ADHDer who is looking to invest in a piece of home fitness equipment. The low-impact, full-body, highly efficient workout is great for anyone wanting to add a movement habit to support their ADHD. I personally have the NordicTrack rower, but I have also heard that the gamified system from Ergatta is fantastic and fun for the ADHD brain.
Low Profile Treadmill: These low profile treadmills are awesome in small spaces and under standing desks.
The Gift of A Solid Bedtime Routine
White Noise Machine: This is my absolute favourite white noise machine for sensory-sensitive sleepers. My family owns 3 and I have many clients that have purchased and loved it over the years.
Weighted Blanket: I love a weighted blanket for adding deep pressure therapy to the sleep environment. Luna is the brand that I have personally bought for myself because I love that they have weighted blankets in cotton and bamboo. For anyone with sensory sensitivities, I always recommend natural fibres whenever possible.
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Kobo: For the avid reader on your list, I love Kobo e-readers. My favourite feature is that Kobos can connect to any local library with a digital catalogue. No more late library fees!
Libro.fm Subscription: I highly recommend audiobooks as a part of a wind-down before-bed routine. Libro.fm is my favourite for purchasing audiobooks. You can support your local independent bookstore with each purchase and the files that you purchase can be played on any device, no proprietary files!
Let’s Get Organized
Panda Planner: If your giftee loves a daily planner, but struggles with shifting in and out of consistency then this planner might be a great gift. It is undated so it is ok to ebb and flow. I love that it also has space for gratitude and daily and weekly reviews. It encourages productivity and healthy habits without being overwhelming or attached to a January start date.
To-Do List and Stand: I love this idea, simple and satisfying cards, plus a cute stand to keep your to-do list in one place.
Tiles: For the giftee that loses their keys, wallet, and anything else really.
Smart Speaker: Smart speakers can be great tools to support organization, but they are also great for ADHDers looking to reduce their screen time. By asking your smart speaker the time, to look something up, or to add to your calendar, you can skip picking up your device and the distraction risk that touching your phone can be. I have the amazon echo linked here, but pick your favourite brand, they all serve the same function in my mind.
Making Hard Things Easier
Shark Flex Style: Give the gift of less time spent on hair styling this season. I own this one myself and watched about 100 comparison videos comparing the Shark and the Dyson before I pulled the trigger. I can magically give myself a pretty decent blowout in 20 minutes. For an ADHDer who has a lot of hair and not a lot of patience for self-care this was a revolutionary win.
Robot Vacuum: I know that vacuum cleaners are not always the best holiday bet, but I stand by the fact that a robot vacuum that vacuums solo is a great gift.
Air Fryer: If you haven’t hopped on the Air Fryer train yet, I highly recommend it. Crispy tasty snacks in less time, ADHD win. I love mine even more than I loved my Instant Pot when they were the hot small appliance years ago. I linked this option because I personally don’t love cooking in plastic, this one is all metal on the inside.
To Bring the Peace and Joy
Ember Mug: For the giftee who never manages to drink their coffee before it is cold, this cup is a game changer. It is a novelty, but I hear they are great!
Glerup Slippers: These slippers are magical. They have all of the benefits of wool, antimicrobial, moisture wicking, temperature regulating, and are somehow not itchy.
Advanced Lego: Building Lego can be such a calming focus activity with a clear endpoint, this is very satisfying to the ADHD mind. I love these botanical Lego sets for adults, they are challenging, satisfying, and pretty.
Coloured Pencil Set: For the giftee who loves mindfulness colouring books, this set is lovely and very well-reviewed.
Stocking Stuffers and Other Fun
Yogi Fidget Toy
Neck Warmer and Massager
If all else fails a gift card for something your giftee doesn’t like to spend money on but really enjoys as a treat is always a wonderful gift. Here are my top suggestions:
- The spa for a facial or massage.
- Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, or Door Dash for nights they want to skip cooking and the dishes.
- Task Rabbit for help with those partially finished tasks around the house.
- A cleaning service to end the year in a fresh clean space.
Supporting ADHD at School
This e-Book is an Introduction to ADHD at School.
We will build understanding of the 3 core areas of impact: Executive Functioning, Motivation, and Overwhelm, followed by targeted strategies to support each area.
I have included my favourite, tried and true, tested by the 100s of families that I have worked with strategies to request on learning plans and IEPS.
There is a step by step break down of how to work with your child’s teacher to set up a plan for your child to take movement breaks.
You will also learn the basics of escalation planning if your child struggles with either external (meltdowns) or internal (anxiety and panic attacks) escalations.
You can learn more here: