Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Gift giving, decorating the Christmas tree, watching festive movies, twinkling lights, and wearing silly Christmas jumpers are just a few of the things I love about Christmas. Since I haven’t written a festive themed post since my favourite Christmas movies post two years ago, I thought I would share my first ever Christmas gift guide. Hopefully, this gift guide will come in handy when looking to treat someone with a disability this year. However, this gift guide is pretty universal and suitable for anyone who has made it onto your ‘nice list’ this year.
Who doesn’t love comfy pyjamas, fleecy blankets and fluffy socks? They are what I live in when I’m at home as they help me relax, keep me warm and aren’t too restrictive when I’m sitting in my wheelchair all day. Warm and comfy items are the ultimate of pure relaxation and the ideal gift for someone who spends a lot of time sitting in a wheelchair or lying in bed. To be honest, everyone enjoys comfort goodies like these.
Monthly subscription boxes are so popular nowadays. You can literally get one for any interest and I mean absolutely any interest. There are subscription boxes for food, makeup, clothes, jewellery and so much more. I think a monthly subscription box would make a fantastic gift for someone who is recovering from an illness or spends a lot of time at home due to their disability. It’s also a great way of making them smile each month when the postperson deliveries their new box full of surprises. We all love receiving goodies in the mail after all. If subscription boxes aren’t their thing, what about a subscription to their favourite magazine.
I love going to live events and the cinema. There is something quite therapeutic about switching everything off and fully immersing yourself into the live gig you’re at, the play your watching or the latest movie you’re enjoying with friends. Cinema gift cards, gig or theatre tickets are sure to make a fantastic Christmas gift. It’s important to make sure the venue is accessible and you book accessible tickets.
If you have a friend or loved one who, like me, has poor circulation from sitting day all and always has cold feet, then you can’t go wrong with a pair of fluffy boot slippers. My boot slippers are honestly my best friend when I’m at home. I even take them in my suitcase whenever I go on holiday. They have got to have a flat hard(ish) sole to support my feet and ankles. They keep my tooties warm and I just love them. I’d literally be lost without my slippers.
Health and beauty gifts are the ultimate way to pamper someone special in the comfort of their own home. It’s important we all take care of our health and wellbeing so what better way to start the new year off right by gifting a lovely home spa treatment set to soothe away the stresses. Unless they are in need of a spa day or break where they can fully relax and recharge their batteries. Again, it’s important to confirm accessibility to ensure it will meet their access needs.
Candles make excellent Christmas gifts. Point blank. I don’t think you can go wrong with a nice candle. They can help create warm cosy atmospheres in any room and perfect for relaxation. I love lighting scented candles all year round but they are particularly nice during these cold winter nights.
What items would be on your Christmas gift guide?