30 Perfect Gifts for Autistic Kids

Updated on March 23rd, 2020
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Children with autism have different needs to other children. They are unique and sometimes find that they need different items to stimulate them as well as to help them to reduce their anxiety. They may have trouble fitting in and so some items that can help them to feel more relaxed can really help. They may also have sensory issues that can be helped with certain toys or they may have difficulties with learning which may mean they need some extra help at home. This selection of toys have been specially picked as they could be particularly helpful for children that have autism.

These stretchy string sensory toys can serve many purposes. You can twist and pull them, which can help with relieving stress and they are non-allergenic, non-toxic and safe for children to play with and even fine for them to chew. They can help to calm down children, reduce anxiety and focus their attention but have the added benefit of being able to be made into different shapes, letters and number to be used as a teaching aid.

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This is a mixed pack of different fidget and sensory toys. Things like spiked balls, rings and bracelets, stretchy things and putty can all be useful to children to help to reduce stress. They are in stimulating bright colours and give children the opportunity to try out different toys to find out which they find is the best to help with their anxiety and stress. Comes in an attractive box.

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These liquid bubble toys can be a great tool for relaxation and concentration. You get three in a pack and when you turn them over the coloured liquid drips through the colourless liquid to form pretty coloured balls that slowly float downwards. Can be used for stress relief and they also take about a minute for the coloured oil to go right to the bottom so can be used as a timer.

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This is a gift box with a selection of fidget and sensory toys. It contains 2 stress relief balls, 2 soybean squeeze, 2 flippy chains, and 3 large size stretch strings. They are brightly coloured and they can be used as fidget toys. These are top quality products which are nontoxic and durable and all in a nice box. You can choose to give the whole box full or separate them out to give as individual gifts.

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This worry plaque can be used to help with reducing anxiety. The idea is that you have a fairy door with a hand print on. You place your hand on it and give your worries to the fairies. It will start by glowing red when your hand is on it and then it turns to green when the fairies have taken your worry away where they will take it underground to make into wish granting dust.

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These necklaces are designed for chewing for stress reduction. They come in a mixed colour three pack in red, blue and yellow which are made of food grade silicon. They come in a Lego piece shape so they have a satisfactory texture. They are easy to clean and very light to wear. The chewing should help to reduce anxiety and stress and they can easily be washed in between uses.

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These animal finger puppets are great fun and can used as a learning aid too. There are ten different animals included in the pack such as a rabbit, duck, frog, panda, hippo and zebra. There are all bright colours and great for helping children to play communication and creative games. They can be used to help children to make up stories in order to help oral communication and logical thinking skills.

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These morning and evening routine charts can be really handy for children that find it difficult to manage without a routine. The two charts have tasks on for the children to tick off as they do so which really helps them with their communication skills. They not only have a list of tasks but each come with a picture which means that even children that are not able to read will be able to do it.

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This worry monster makes a really cute toy. It really can help with reducing anxiety as well. The blue and orange striped soft toy have a mouth closed with a zip. The idea is that children write down their worries and pop them inside the mouth and zip it up. The worry monster will eat up their worries and they will disappear. It is also a soft and comforting toy to cuddle.

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The fibre optic lamp can be really relaxing. The ice blue colour can produce a calming atmosphere to any room although it is still bright. It can be good for using in a child’s bedroom to help them sleep due to the soothing colour and otherwise creates a fun colour effect. The base has transparent crystal like pieces that refract a pulse of changing light to give a calming pattern.

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This is a tent for children that can be used for playing with or going to bed inside. It can fit over a single or bunk bed and is really easy to pop up. It allows your children to be sealed inside a secret world at night which could help them feel calm and find it easier to sleep. It has night sky graphics on it so the child can look at these while falling asleep.

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This mini jellyfish aquarium can add a restful feel to any room or classroom. The lifelike mini jellyfish have realistic movements and swim around the tanks in a slow and soothing way. The tank also has restful coloured lights which help with the peaceful feel of it. It is 22cm high and 8cm across and is a well-made sturdy design with on/off switch on the base and is suitable for use by adults or children.

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This keyring has a pendant on it which reads ‘Jesus loves autistic kids’ and has a picture of a hand made up of jigsaw pieces being held by a smaller plain hand. It is 45mm in diameter and made of metal and plastic and printed in blue, red, yellow and turquoise colours. They can be delivered for free and there is even a 30-day no quibble returns policy if you change your mind.

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This is a Kindle HD8 Kids Edition Tablet. It is a great way for children to be able to unwind and relax as they can play games, use educational apps, listen to audiobooks and watch movies & TV shows. With parental controls, parents can be confident that they will only be consuming content that is age appropriate. It even comes in a kid proof case in case they drop it.

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These jumbo beads and string set can be really useful to help children with their fine motor skills. The bright colours can also be stimulating and the different shapes of the beads can give a pleasant sensory feel. The mix of shapes and colours can also be a great change for children to learn as well as play. They are suitable for ages 3+ and come in a drawstring bag.

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This maths learning toy is a lot of fun. You can twist it to form different sums and then need to find the right answer. In bright colours it can be appealing to all children and it is a good size for children to hold. Each circular piece joins together with a magnet to make it easy to twist and spin. twisting action could make it suitable for use as a fiddle toy.

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These lightweight cotton gloves have 3 colours of LED lights in each finger so they light up in red, green or blue and either flash, have all colours on or go on and off at a gradient. They are sized 4-12 and suitable for boys and girls. They have six flashing modes and you can change it using the on/off switch. The gloves are breathable and stretchable and are warm in the winter.

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These flippy chains make great fidget spinners. They come in packs of three in three different colours. They are stainless steel and can be rolled and twisted in the hands to help reduce anxiety. They are rust resistant and very durable so should last a long time. Each has a coloured plastic part in either red, yellow or black. They come in a Mciskin gift box all ready to give away.

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This beautiful set of Melissa & Doug lacing beads are great sensory stimulators. They come in bright colours and different shapes with 2 colourful laces. Shiny and smooth to the touch they can be a pleasure to play with and help with colour recognition as well. They are a good size for little hands to pick up and they can help to develop fine motor skills. They come in a lovely wooden box.

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This large butterfly keyring is made using the autism awareness colours. It is handmade and made of metal but has faux gems in blue, orange and yellow/gold. There are also some charms on the chain joining the butterfly pendant to the keyring and they have a hope ribbon, spoon and a letter – this can be personalised to be the initial of the recipient. It is 9cms long in total and comes with free delivery.

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This is a Roly Moly fabric fidget toy which is based on the shape of an old playground game. It can be rolled around and is made from fabrics with different prints which appear and disappear as it is manipulated. It is a silent fidget toy which means that it can be used in a setting where noise is not appropriate such as a classroom or care home. It can be worn on the wrist when not used.

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This pack of modelling clay is a delight to the sense. It has 24 different colours of clay in it so it can be used to make all sorts of creations. It comes with a clay tool, book of things to make, and accessories to make fun animals. The clay dries in the air so there is no need for special drying out techniques. The clay is non-toxic and safe and does not fade or crack once dried.

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This clock is great for teaching children to learn the time. Learning how to tell the time is something that even the most accomplished children find tricky so this can be a great help. It reads out the time and has a sleep mode where it plays classical music which can be used at bedtime to help children to sleep. It helps the child develop all sorts of skills such as motor functions, logical thinking, concentration, memory, numbers and time.

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This is a bubble lamp with LED lights. It has fish inside a tube of water with a colour changing LED light. The colours are soft and soothing and there are bubbles which also create a relaxing effect. It comes with fish that you can add into the lamp if you wish. It is 90cm tall and has a secure base to stand it on a desk, bedside table or anywhere else in a home, classroom or office.

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This fun transformer toy can be either a car or Dingalong the dog. It is a wind-up toy which will change shape quickly once it has been wound up enough. The car shape will turn into the shape of a dog as pats of the car unfold to reveal a head, tail and legs. It can help with developing a child’s intelligence and practical ability. For ages three and upwards.

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This outdoor explorer kit contains all sorts of accessories which will allow your 6-12-year-old child to develop all sorts of skills. The kit includes a wind-up flashlight, shock proof binoculars, insect net, cleaning cloth, tweezers, compass, 3in 1 whistle/compass/thermometer, accurate lensatic compass magnifying glass, bug viewer jar with magnifying lid and a storage bag with drawstring top and a fun camouflage print to store it all in. Great to encourage children outside and to explore nature.

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This book is really useful for parents who have a child that is autistic. It is called ‘Perfectly Autistic in every way’ and is by Emma Kendall who herself has autism as does her son. The book is full of useful tips on how to bond with your child and to explain to them that they have autism and how to help them to cope. All explained in a friendly and helpful way.

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These unique wooden blocks are calming and stimulating at the same time. The blocks have wooden edges but have coloured middles but have calming pastel shades. They can be unpacked form their box and packed back in, sorted by colour but they also have different things inside which make different sounds. You can look through the transparent coloured centres to see the world in a different colour. They aid motor skills, curiosity and colour differentiation.

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The Autism Language Launcher by Kate C. Wilde is a book to help children develop communication skills. The idea is to help a child to turn their sounds and words into proper conversations. It is a step by step guide which has been developed using the authors decades of experience. The guide will help parents, caregivers, professionals and educators the help they need to help develop language skills in a child with autism.

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This is a Ienbest travel tray which can be used by children for all sorts of activities. The tray design means that it can be used on the lap in the car, on the sofa or other places. It has mesh pockets to store things like drinks bottles, books, toys and pens and there is an erase top that can be drawn on directly with the pens that come with it.

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