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11 Awesome Gifts for Parents of Special Needs Kids

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Not sure what gifts for parents of special needs kids actually want? Look no further! Sharing 11 amazing gifts sure to be both helpful and appreciated.

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When you’re parenting a child with special needs, everything you need or want is secondary. Yeah, I know that’s true for most parents, but it’s especially true for those of us with extra awesome kids.

You want to go to the gym, but your child can’t tolerate the lights in the child care room…. so you don’t go.

You need to get groceries, but the smells and sounds are triggers for an immediate meltdown, so you order take out instead.

See what I mean? There are unique challenges that come with parenting a child with a disability that many families don’t need to consider.

That’s why, when it comes to gifts, it’s especially thoughtful to consider giving gifts that will make life easier or more simple.

Focus on helpful gifts for special needs parents. Not sure what those might be? Here are some ideas:

Helpful Gifts for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Gifting something that is helpful shows that you really put some thought into the gift. Here are a few ideas I know I'd be thrilled to recieve!

Noticing a trend with any of those helpful gifts for special needs families? They all either eliminated or simplified a task that needs to get done on a regular basis.

That’s the big secret when thinking about a helpful and useful gift.

The other main gift category is self-care gifts.

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Self-Care Gift Ideas

As special needs parents, we’re notoriously terrible at self-care. It’s not because we don’t want to prioritize ourselves, we do, I promise.

It’s simply that we can’t ever nail down the logistics to do it.

These self care gift ideas eliminate the logistical struggle because they’re things that can be done without ever leaving the house!

Self- Care Gifts for Moms of Special Needs Kids

Self-care is a lot more complex than coffee and coloring, but for those of us who routinely fail to prioritize ourselves, simple gifts could make a huge difference.

Which of these gifts do you think the special needs parent in your life would love to recieve?

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