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Gift ideas for the blind and visually impaired aren’t much different from anyone else, except one thing: you have to focus on the other senses. These gift ideas were chosen to be sensitive to the fact that your recipient may not have the same eyesight as everyone else.
Gift Ideas for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The gift you give to someone with limited vision depends on how well you know them and their age. If it’s an elderly grandparent, for example, you can more comfortable giving them low vision gifts without insulting them. A younger person might appreciate an audiobook or even a gift card out for dinner more.
This is a great idea for blind and visually impaired people of all ages, including children. Instead of relying on colors this Rubik’s cube has tactile indicators.
Coo coo clock
These are not only cute household additions, but they’re also the type of clock someone with low vision can appreciate since it chimes every hour with the time.
Color Blind Glasses
These glasses are supposed to help people who are colorblind see better. It might be something they haven’t heard of that will change their lives!
Talking Frying Pan
You can’t exactly feel if your food is cooked. Ouch. This frying pan announces the temperature, alarms if it gets too hot, and lets you set a timer with your voice.
Dog Leash Label
This would be a great gift for a dog owner who has low vision. Sometimes people don’t realize when someone can’t see very well and get upset.
A Blinged Out Cane
If you have to use a cane it might as well be awesome. Just saying.
Great for those who have low vision but still want to read things, especially the elderly. It’s simple to use and blows things up on the TV for easy reading.
Playing Cards With Braille
What’s nice about these cards is that they’re both braille and normal cards so low vision family members don’t need to be excluded from card games.
Well, how else do you read a scale when they can’t see the numbers? Also nice for those of us who can’t see the scale…
Touch and Feel Mazes
Even those who are blind or visually impaired don’t need to be left out of activity books. This one is full of mazes that you can do by touch.
This is especially great for aging crafters who still want to sew but struggle to thread the needle. My grandmother uses one and it’s saved her a lot of grief!
Pill Organizer With Braille
Very helpful for those who struggle with vision problems and take daily medication. Now, instead of searching for the right pills, someone can fill this for them and they can easily take care of themselves for the day.
Talking Label Wand
Tools like this are a great way for blind or visually impaired people to stay independent. They can label food, clothes, or just about anything and this pen will tell them what it is.
Amazon Echo (Or Any Smart Speaker)
Smart speakers are one of my favorite gift ideas for the blind and visually impaired because they’re voice-controlled. Without needing to see a thing you can find out the time, weather, play music, set timers, and make calls.
Give them individual books that you know they’ll love or pay for a subscription to something like Audible. Not everything is available in braille but most books are out there in audio format.
MP3 players also make great gift ideas for the blind and visually impaired because they can use them to listen to their favorite music or audiobooks.
Funny Colorblind Shirt
If you’re gifting to someone with a sense of humor, this is a perfect idea.
Many elderly and visually impaired people use them to help them see. Give them a good quality magnifying glass to make their lives easier.
Just because they are blind or have limited vision doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice fashion. This stainless steel watch talks at the push of a button so they’ll always be on time.
Sometimes you just want to write things down in a way that you can understand. A braille writer is perfect for that.
Hopefully, these gift ideas for the blind and visually impaired have inspired you to give a unique, special gift to someone with limited vision.