With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of presents for everyone nearest and dearest to you. If you are a parent of a child with autism, or have a family member  with autism, you may be stumped on what to get them this holiday season. Listed below are sensory friendly and educational toys that will make the perfect gift for individuals with autism.

1. Edushape Easy-grip Soft Foam Sensory Puzzle Blocks 

Edushape Easy-grip Soft Foam Sensory Puzzle Blocks makes a great gift because it improves developmental skills, visual development, and sensory development.

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2. Tangle Relax Therapy

Tangle Relax Twistable Therapy device is a great approach to stress relief and hand therapy. This toy can additionally be used for hand and mind wellness. The Tangle Relax device is also an excellent calming toy for difficult moments.

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3. Elastic Construction Sensory Balls

This set makes a fantastic gift idea for everyone out there! It can be used for therapeutic purposes, such as a fidget toy, or an anxiety and stress reliever toy. This is a great gift for individuals that have anxiety and would benefit from a small prop to help them relax.

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4. Haba Lilliputiens Marcel Memory A Game of Touch

Bury your hand inside Marcel’s tummy, touch the cards, discover the different hidden materials, and match up the pairs! This is a memory game for ages 2 and up. The circles on each card have a different fabric, creating a sensory aspect to the game.

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5. Calm & Relaxing Spiral Liquid Timer

Calm & Relaxing Spiral Liquid Timer is great for relaxing and soothing anxiety, while the bright colors make it enjoyable to use.

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6. Key Education Photo Conversation Cards

Key Education Photo Conversation Cards include stories and practical ideas to help develop social and communication skills.

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7. Tranquil Teddy Bear

With a soft cuddly texture and engaging glitter ball, the Tranquil Teddy Bear uses a multi-sensory approach to comfort and soothe children during stressful situations. It was created to help control temper tantrums, and is an effective fidget toy, relaxation toy, sensory therapy toy, sleep toy or occupational therapy toy. This teddy comes in blue, green, pink and purple.

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8. Summer LuLu Keychain or Necklace

This is the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. These chewable jewelry sets offer a sensory friendly calming device for individuals who like to fidget or chew to help calm themselves. In addition – they look fabulous! Use coupon code ‘MYAUTISM’ to get a 10% discount!

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If you have any recommendations on a special gift for individuals with autism for this holiday season, please share below!

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