ADDitude Gift Guides

All the Gifts You Want Right Now

‘Tis the season for… lists. What to buy. What to wrap. What to bring to what party. It’s overwhelming, which is why we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled the ultimate wish list for any adult with ADHD who could use a whole lot more comfort and joy.

salt lamp
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Himalayan Salt Lamp


Yes, it's pretty. And authentic — made with 250 million year old salt mined from the Himalayan Mountains, the only authentic source. The lamp measures about 5” x 5” x 7.5” and weigh around 8 pounds. But best of all, it releases negative ions that trap air pollutants — allergens, mold, bacteria, and electromagnetic radiation — and absorbs dust and purifies the air. Health benefits include fighting fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. It’s a pretty lamp that helps your health, and you can’t go wrong with that.

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gaiam balance ball chairs help school productivity for restless students
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Balance Ball Chair


Designed for anyone under 6 feet tall and under 300 lbs, this chair lets you bounce, tilt, and roll while you work. Basically, you can enact all those mirco-movements that promote enhanced concentration through bodily stimulations. Instead of kicking your feet against the chair, you can bounce softly, thus refraining from annoying your officemates, getting more work done, and burning calories at the same time. These chairs sit most desks, but leg extenders are available for purchase.

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The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents

by Nancy A. Ratey, Ed.M., M.C.C., S.C.A.C.
$12.29, paperback

Tackling disorganization from a psychological perspective, this book aims to help you change your brain patterns and your habits. The author is a professional ADHD coach; she teaches people how to imagine that things can be different, how to make choices, and how to put those choices into action to make change. She uses strategies that have worked for her clients to help you get on track, get organized, and move past your challenges into a new life without the same old turmoil.

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You have ADHD. You’re a fidgeter. You’re a squirmer. You’re a pen-clicker, a desk-kicker. Relieve some of that energy with a Fuut: a hammock for your feet that slips discreetly under your desk and allows you to swing and bounce your feet with abandon. You get the wiggles out and burn some calories, and no one’s the wiser — or distracted.

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weighted blanket
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Premium Weighted Blanket


Known to the special-needs community for years, weighted blankets are the hottest trend in the anti-insomnia and restful sleep industries. Do you need one? Absolutely. Give the gift of great sleep this holiday season with a blanket that feels like burrowing under all the covers on a cold winter night. The pressure is universally smoothing, calming, and comforting for those without ADHD, and doubly so for those of us with it. One of the best presents I’ve ever received, and well-worth the price tag. One night of sleep and you’ll be dragging your blanky on vacation with you.

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Moleskine Smart Journal
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Moleskin Smart Journal and Ellipses Smart Pen


It looks like a traditional Moleskin. It looks like a traditional pen. But combine the two, and you have a data-storage system that allows you to take notes in analogue and watch them synch across your various devices. Should you decide to use it as a bullet journal, your handwritten notes synch to apps like Google Calendar, Moleskine Timepage, iCal, and more. You can notate, organize, edit, share, and search — and it’s both Apple and Android compatible. Plus, there’s other tech you can buy to go with this, including other notebooks and writing programs. A win/win for those who like to put pen to paper but need things to come out digitally.

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Alexa Echo Dot


The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that lets you use Alexa to control smart home devices, play music, make calls, set timers, answer questions, program alarms, and more (some parents even use them to give their kids time-outs!). They’re compatible with Spotify and many other music programs; you can use the built-in speaker or hook up to another for a bigger sound; and it boasts over 30,000 skills, including Jeopardy!, Lyft, Audible, and Domino’s. Amazon is constantly adding new features. Super-fun tech that can make your life a lot easier — even if it’s just remembering that pizza order.

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Fidgetland Noah
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Fidgetland Noah


While all of Fidgetland’s products are discrete, attractive, and highly addictive (we keep getting asked where we got them and how much they cost), if you want a fidget that can flip, roll, and fit satisfyingly on a finger, Noah is your best bet. I don’t think we’ve put ours down since we got it in the mail. It’s available in mini, normal, and extra-large, depending on the size of your hand (Big guy? Big fidget!), but most people should be able to use the normal size without a problem.


Pillbox keychain
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SHD Pill Box Keychain


This is a lifesaver for those of us who ever forget their pills or need to take pills in the middle of the day. Medication bottles are cumbersome and obvious to carry around; there are always those mornings when you forget your meds. No more with this pill bottle that fits on your keychain. Discretely stock it with the essentials and never be without — without the worry someone will find (and steal) your controlled substance.

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cozy sack bean bag chair
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Cozy Sack Bean Bag Chair


Those of us with ADHD love to flop, drop, and slump — and we need a good place to do it. One of the top-rated bean bag chairs out there, the Cozy Sack features a removable, washable microfiber cover available in multiple colors, a protective liner, and a child safety zipper. It comes in sizes ranging from 3 feet to 8 feet, and is the perfect cuddle spot for watching TV, playing games, or reading books. Bonus: a beanbag like this will often fulfill the sensory needs of being enveloped and wrapped up that adults with ADHD often crave but seldom satisfy.

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Deluxe Wooden Zen Sand Garden


This isn’t your average desktop zen garden. It comes with 6 different rakes, 3 meditation figures, sand, and rocks, and measures about 6" by about 8½". This is for adults who wants some serious meditation time. Activities like zen gardens are proven to help people, especially those with ADHD, improve calm, focus, and relaxation, plus they look really cool sitting on a desk.

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NOTE: Please note that all names, models, prices, links, and specifications were accurate and items were in stock at the time of this article's last update on November 15, 2022.

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