Holiday gifts for your favourite ADHD-brains

IMPORTANT: This blog is not a substitute for therapy, but provides evidenced-based education for the purposes of self-help, or to compliment the therapeutic process. ​ ​This blog is non-monetized.

By: Christina Crowe, Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

Updated: December 1, 2023

If you are celebrating the holiday season with gifts for your loved ones, we’ve got some suggestions for you! We’re sharing our list of our most recommended gifts for neurodivergent brains. 

Whether your loved ones are easy to buy for, or more challenging, these things are sure to say thoughtful and useful! 

Depending on the ages of your family members, you might be past certain stages of gifts – many of these ideas can be adapted when you get creative. If you have older kids, you might find it less about gifts, and more about creating ‘experiences’ – thats another surefire winner for ADHD brains. 

Please do share your own great finds in the comment section!

Banish time-vortexes with analog, visual timers

managing-overwhelm-other-invisible-symptoms-of-adhdadd.htmlThis incredibly simple tool is a time-management game changer. Being able to visually see time pass makes a big difference for many ADHD brains in particular.

Nothing beats an erasable whiteboard on the wall – teenagers room, or in an always useful kitchen “command centre”, or wherever you sit to plan your life. 

Check out The Aim High Notepad! ​​Tear-off reminder sheets are great stockings stuffers! Some people do much better with writing out just a few higher priority tasks each day. It’s less overwhelming and might help with prioritization. 

​Also, when it comes to written reminders and notes, love this check-list:  

If you do organizer bins, they must be C L E A R! 

Clear stackable storage containers, for fridge or cupboards and for bathroom drawers or shelves. Clear bins are a MUST for brains that excel in visual conditions.

​No more arguing about things that can’t be seen, to be found. ​

Make morning easier! 

The earlier any brain gets light stimulation from the sun, the closer we might get to our own natural circadian rhythms.  And everything we do to set up our next day, the night before, sets us up for an easier day.

Like, filling up your water bottle, so it’s ready to go.  Start the day off right with a motivational water bottle! Encouragement and positive reinforcement all day long does amazing things for ADHD brains. ​​We all need to drink more water. 

Find the lost things! 

You can use apple Air Tags, or other tools like these trackers that link to your phone. ​​
Tile Pro Essentials (2020) 4-pack (2 Black Pros, 1 Slim, 1 Sticker) – High Performance Bluetooth Trackers & Item Locators for Keys, Luggage, Wallets and Remotes. ​ ​

Soft, cozy time things to help wind-down at the end of a stimulating day

We’ve heard lots about the soft cozy Oodie blanket/hoodie. They come in sizes for the whole family!  Many people also enjoy other sensory-soothing things at home, like this weighted blanket:

 While you are preparing to wind down from the day,  it’s the external cues in our environment that let our brain know it’s time to go to bed.  In addition to the soothing items listed above, replacing lamp bulbs in the family/living room, or on nightstands with more amber lights also help!

  • ​Check out these energy saving LED bulbs, at the lowest lumen setting, 2700K. These are labelled E26, 2700K, Soft White 5.5W, and are equivalent to a 60 watt bulb. 

Luminette 3 Light Therapy Glasses – Portable & Wearable Light Therapy glasses.

Get the bright light first thing in the morning to support our natural circadian rhythm and regain control over your sleep patterns.

Say goodbye to midnight awakenings and embrace the freedom to doze off without the usual insomnia that plagues over 80% of people with ADHD. 

Dig Deeper Merch: Fashion with Purpose

Our designs blend style with a purposeful message, promoting mental wellness and understanding. Explore our collection, pick your favourites, and wear your support proudly. When you choose Dig Deeper Merch, you’re not just buying clothes; you’re investing in mental health for all. Your Dig Deeper Merch purchase directly funds free psychotherapy sessions, ensuring everyone in our community has access to the support they need.

Check out some of this year’s newest arrivals, and be sure to check shipping timeline dates to ensure your gift arrives on time. 

The Sabrina
#DopamineVibes – Youth hoodie
Image of Dig Deeper Merch grey and black beanie/Toque
It’s a toque, eh?
The Alex

Shop Now and make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.

Really great books

Check out our ever growing list of books (and book add-ons) vetted by myself or team members, right here on our site: The Dig Deeper Book List

​Here are a few of our latest favs:

​Let us know if you have specific finds others should know about in the comments! We’d love to hear about all of your great finds as well (and you know … online shop ourselves some more). 

Happy holidays and stay safe!

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Registered Psychotherapist, Validated Clinical Supervisor, ADHD Therapist & Coach Podcast Host The Christina Crowe Podcast Christina is a Canadian Registered Psychotherapist, a member of CADDRA's Advocacy Committee and relentless mental health advocate. Christina believes great mental health information should be available to everyone, loves creating content that makes invisible things VISIBLE and finding new ways to bring healing experiences to as many people as possible.

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