Sometimes, small things make the biggest impact. Inspire focus, calm, and creative energy with this list of stocking stuffers hand-picked to stimulate ADHD minds. Add them to your list or delight someone you love this holiday season.
This kit contains everything you need to learn to knit, from the yarn to the directions. Knitting is an easy (and productive) way to keep your ADHD hands busy and your mind occupied and focused. This kit intended for the absolute beginner, and will leave you ready to tackle more complex projects.
Insomnia is a common side effect of ADHD. One of the best scents to help promote a restful night? Lavender. Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this lotion, which is meant to go on before bed to help calm the mind and moisturize the skin. Its vitamin E and shea butter go a long way toward locking that moisture in, and the essential oils benefit mind, body, and mood.
The New York Times Monday to Friday Crossword Puzzles
A busy brain is a happy brain. Keep your puzzler smiling with crosswords from the famed New York Times spread spanning the easiest (Monday) to the hardest (Friday) weekday puzzles. The book contains 50 puzzles and is sure to keep your gearing churning — starting on Christmas morning and not slowing until the New Year.
Fidgetland, featured on the hit show “Shark Tank,” designs discreet, quiet fidgets mostly for us adults who need something to keep our hands occupied. Noah is great for those who like to slide and flip; Stephie flips in almost total silence; Bernie is a ring whose beads slide over each other almost silently. All of them are super-satisfying to play with and do their jobs so well, you won’t want to put them down!
Designed as a sleek, quiet fidget to keep hands busy while waiting or concentrating on a task, this toy can fit in one hand, is pocket-sized, and is discreet. Quietly, its plastic blocks flip and fold on ball bearings, and the curved edges are light on the hands and arms.
Stack them. Put them in a chain. Use them to pick each other up. Arrange them into a wall. This fidget toy, perfect for an office desk, is as calming as a zen garden and nearly as pretty, too. Each kit comes with a velvet bag containing 12 rocks, which can double as awesome refrigerator magnets (but you’ll be too busy fiddling with them to stick them on your fridge). Get two sets for ultimate fidget potential.
It stretches. It molds. It twists. This tactile hypercolor fidget changes from blue to green as you play with it, and it glows in the dark, too. Bounce it, knead it, fiddle with it: the possibilities are endless as you keep your hands busy and your mind open to creative thinking. Great as a fidget toy for adults who need something to do with their hands while they watch a movie or TV show.
This mini-zen garden comes with the sand, the mini-rake, and the river rocks you need to cultivate your own meditation garden. A great desk toy and a wonderful way to focus your mind, empty your thoughts, and relax on even the most hectic day. Be honest: you’ve always wanted one of these things; I know I have.
Let your Christmas buddy know they aren’t alone with this unique stocking stuffer full of ADHD facts and plenty to color, which has been shown to reduce stress and help focus — even in adults. Pair it with some colored pencils or gel pens for maximum coloring potential and you’ve got a cool gift that will not only help raise awareness, but also help with calm and focus.
This pad lets you organize all your weekly to-dos in one place, and even get a jump on next week, giving you both the daily picture AND the big picture at a glance. It’s something very valuable to people with ADHD, and not available in many conventional planners. When you’re done with a week, simply rip it off and start a new one. Comes with 60 sheets to keep you going to next Christmas and beyond.
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