Best Christmas Gifts for The Blind

July 11, 2022 13 min read

If you know someone who is visually impaired, you may be stumped as to what kind of gifts to get them. You may not believe that many things are appropriate for them, making selection difficult. As a result, Famvibe has compiled a list of Christmas gifts for the blind that we believe would be ideal for them. We hope that you will be able to find something on the list that inspires you and fits within your budget, allowing you to buy them something they will truly appreciate and that meets their needs.

1. Visually Impaired Cutlery Set 

This is a cutlery set that has been designed for people that are visually impaired as well as those having other disabilities. They have very large grips, which makes them both easier to see and easier to grip. They also have ribbed rubber handles to keep them from slipping out of your hand. They are ergonomically designed and portable in case they need to be transported.

2. Button Clock That Talks

This is a unique button that functions as a talking clock. The button is white on a black background, making it visible to those with limited vision. When you press the button, it tells you the time in a high quality and loud voice, as well as the date. It is a great alternative to a traditional clock, which can be difficult to see. It even has a built-in alarm.

3. Talking Watch 

This is a talking watch. It has a silver bracelet, a white face with black numbers, and silver hands. Because it is 40mm in diameter, the watch face is visible, but there is also a push button that will read out the time for you. It also has an alarm. It is a thoughtful gift for someone who has difficulty telling time and comes with free delivery.

4. I Am Visually Impaired Lanyard 

This is a lanyard which is bright yellow and says ‘I am visually impaired’ on it in black. It is very visible, which means that anyone who sees the wearer will be able to read it and deduce that the wearer may require assistance or that others move out of their way when they are walking around. To prevent choking, it has safety neck straps with a breakaway closure.

5. 300 Large Print Sudoku Puzzles 

This is a paperback book of 300 sudoku puzzles in large print. There are 100 easy, 100 medium, and 100 difficult puzzles, so they are ideal for someone who is just starting out because they allow them to progress as they go. There are also answers so you can check if you got them right after you've tried them or get a hint if you get stuck.

6. Large Ultra Bright LED Page Magnifier

This is a 3 x Led Magnipros page magnifier. It is an excellent gift for anyone who struggles to see but wishes to read. It has dimmable LEDs, which means it can be adjusted depending on the glare and lighting conditions. It will magnify the print three times, making it much easier to see. It can also be used to magnify other objects, making it easier to do art and crafts, write, and so on.

7. Keys with Braille X 3

These keys are made of steel and have a plastic bow on top. They are radar keys for disabled restrooms with braille identification on the bows. They are beneficial to those with vision impairments because a radar key can assist them in finding a restroom with more space so that they can have some privacy and find things more easily.

8. Address Book for Visually Impaired

This is a special address book for people who are blind or visually impaired. It contains a lot of large letters and space to write text with large lettering so that it can be seen easily. Each corner has a large letter to help you find the correct section. It measures 8.5 x 11 inches and allows for three entries per page, so there is plenty of room.

9. Visually Impaired Crutch Cane 

This is a folding cane for the visually impaired. It is a white cane with a red stripe down the middle to make the user visible. It folds up so that it can easily fit in a bag or be stored in the car or at home when not in use. It opens and folds quickly and easily. It is strong and durable because it is made of an aluminum alloy. It even has reflective tape for better visibility at night.

10. Large Print Quick Crosswords

This is a book of crossword puzzles in large print. It has very large text that is 21 points in size. It has over 50 crossword puzzles to solve, all in very bold and large text to make them easier to see, and the grids are 8 x 11 boxes. The solutions are located in the back, and all clues and solutions are written in British spelling. A fantastic gift idea.

11. Multi Memo Voice Recorder

This is a Dictaphone, also known as a voice recorder. It is bright green in color with brightly colored buttons to make it stand out. It can save up to 60 messages and record up to 6 minutes at a time. It is a useful item for giving yourself reminders and recording messages when you are unable to write things down, making it an excellent gadget for the visually impaired.

12. Mixed Color Lower Case Keyboard with Extra Large Keys

This is a unique keyboard with multicolored keys. The numbers are red, the main function keys are yellow, and the letters are mostly green with a few dark red letters thrown in for good measure. This will make it easier for people with impaired vision to see what they are doing on a keyboard. There are two options for letter case: lower case or upper case, as well as a keyboard with yellow keys and black letters.

13. Big Button Mobile Phone

This is a mobile phone with extra-large numbers to make it easier to use. It also includes a charging dock. It has a 128k color display and large menu icons, making it very simple to use. The talk time is 4-6 hours, and the standby time is 10-12 days. It is simple to use, does not require a contract, and supports 2G.

14. Large Print Playing Cards

This is a deck of playing cards with large print. This means that even if they don't have good vision, they can still play cards with everyone else. The cards are 62 x 86mm in size and have either blue or red backs. It is a wonderful idea to ensure that they can still participate in games, and it will make a truly lovely gift and thoughtful gesture.

15. Large Print Coloring Book Owls

Rachel Mintz has created a large print coloring book. The images all have clear, bold lines and an owl theme. There are 35 different images and one per page, so you can remove them for framing or take them out and use alcohol markers or watercolor paint without worrying about bleed through or buckling the other pages in the book.

16. Loud Big Button Corded Telephone

This is a telephone with large buttons for easier visibility. It also has a loud volume to assist those with hearing issues. There are three emergency memories that can be recorded so that people can be contacted quickly, as well as nine direct memory numbers. It supports hearing aids and has a last number redial feature. There is even a visual ringer indicator to assist those who cannot hear well.

17. Scrabble Large Print

This is a large print edition of Scrabble created in collaboration with the RNIB. It has larger tiles with larger print to make it easier to read. The board also has a turntable function and larger print. The game plays exactly like the original and is suitable for adults and children aged ten and up. It can accommodate 2-4 players.

18. Visually Impaired Badge

This is a pin badge with the words "visually impaired" and a picture of an eye on it. It is bright red, so it will stand out when worn with a contrasting coat, hat, or bag. It will allow the wearer to notify others that they may require additional assistance or that others should move out of their way when they are moving around. It includes free shipping.

19. Pink Tactile Markers

This is a bright pink marker intended for use by the visually impaired. It is neon pink, so it is very visible. It is square in size and has an easy peel and stick adhesive backing. It is non-slip, non-scratching, and non-marking. It is intended to aid in the protection of cabinets, furniture, and electronics. It comes in a pack of ten and measures 10mm x 2.5mm. They even include free delivery.

20. Zoom Plus Magnifying Glasses

This is a pair of magnifying glasses made of polycarbonate that can magnify up to 60%. They enlarge close-up objects so that they are clean and clear without distortion, and they are ideal for reading, arts and crafts, writing, or using a mobile device. They are portable and come with a fabric storage case. They are also light and easy to wear.

21. Liquid Level Indicator

This is a special liquid level indicator that can be attached to the side of a cup. When liquid touches it, it makes a loud noise and vibrates, letting you know that you have filled the cup sufficiently. This means they will be able to fill a cup to a satisfactory level without fear of spilling it. A fantastic way to empower someone who cannot see to be more independent and make their own drinks.

22. Amazon Echo 3rd Generation

This is an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo. Because it is a smart speaker, you can use it to find information even if you are visually impaired and have difficulty using a mobile device. You can use it to voice control things like thermostats and other devices that would otherwise be difficult to manage, as well as to play music, look up information, and do other things. It is available in a variety of colors and with the option of hue bulbs.

23. Talking Scale For Visually Impaired

For the visually impaired, this is a talking weighing scale. It has four language options and can weigh in pounds, kilograms, or stones and pounds. It has a 0.2lb accuracy and can weigh up to 28 stone. It requires four AAA batteries, which are included. It has a stylish black design and a digital display, making it suitable for use by anyone.

24. Sound Balls

This is a sound ball designed specifically for the visually impaired. It's a rubber ball with bells inside it to help you find it if you can't see. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes, allowing you to select the one that is best suited to the sport that will be played with it. It is made in Germany of rubber and already has a valve and bells inside.

25. Talking Photo Album 

This is a talking photo album. Messages can be recorded on each page to go with the photo, and they can be rerecorded as many times as you want. There are 20 pages, each of which holds a single photo measuring 57, and each page has a play or pause button. It can be used to create a talking book, which would be ideal for someone who is blind.

26. Talking Tins

This is a set of three talking tins, but you can also buy them in packs of six, ten, or twenty. They each have the ability to record up to 40 seconds of speech, music, or sound effects. They can be used to supplement stories, practice sentence structure with children, and match and sequence. They could also be used for modern language practice. They are tactile and enjoyable for children of all ages and abilities to use.

27. Extra Large Digital Clock

This is a digital clock with an extra-large display that makes it easier to use for those with visual impairments. It has a black background with clear white lettering to make it easier to read, as well as the day and date, as well as whether it is morning, afternoon, evening, or night. It has a remote control that can be used to set the alarm or adjust the time, though it should always be set to the correct time.

28. Visually Impaired Sign 

This is a sticker which says on it ‘facilities for the visually impaired’ with an eye picture on it. It has a blue background with white text. It is self-adhesive vinyl and measures 20cm x 13.3cm. It is digitally printed on 7-year signwriters vinyl with waterproof solvent inks. It should easily adhere to any smooth, oil-free, dry, and clean surface and comes with installation instructions.

29. Digital Radio with Simple Presets

This is a Roberts radio with channel presets that make it extremely simple to use with just a few buttons. It is battery powered and portable, so you can carry it around with you if you want. It is available in either black or white. Because the channels are easily preset into it, there is no fiddling with it, making it easy to use even for the visually impaired, as it can be set up for them.

30. Jumbo Tactile Dice

These are large dice. They are 32mm in size, which means they can be used by people who are visually impaired. Because they are white with black dots, they are also easily visible. Because the dots are raised, they may be easy to feel as well. They allow those who cannot see well to participate in games and are available with free shipping.

31. Food Spill Prevention Plate

This is a unique plate that helps people avoid spilling food. This can be difficult for those who have poor vision. The plate is 9 inches in diameter and has an inner lip to prevent food from spilling over the sides. It is off-white in color and made of polypropylene. It also has a textured bottom that prevents food from sliding around on the plate, making it easier to eat. It can be used in the microwave or dishwasher.

32. Enlarged Quilted Notebook 

This is a quilted notebook which is designed specifically for the visually impaired. It is available in three sizes: 17 x 22cm, A4 or A4+, and has a bright and colorful laminated cardboard cover. The paper is ruled with very dark lines to make them easier to see, making it much easier to use the book. There are two options for books: 24 or 48 sheets.

33. Blind Square

BlindSquare allows you to explore your surroundings. You can browse through categories of points of interest and obtain information about them, including contact information.

It is an expensive app, so it would make an excellent gift for anyone who cannot afford an app at that price but wants to travel with confidence.

34. Spotify Premium

Spotify is a fully functional music streaming service that provides you with access to the most recent releases, a plethora of playlists, and much more. The Spotify app is free and does not require a subscription. However, subscribing to Spotify Premium provides many benefits, such as unlimited skips and the removal of ads, and makes an excellent gift for any music lover! Spotify Premium gifts vary in price depending on their duration, and they can be emailed to the recipient, just like App Store gifts.

35. RNIB PenFriend

The RNIB PenFriend is a labeller that can record audio labels. It can be used to create labels for everything from food to clothing to CDs and DVDs. The PenFriend can also be used to keep track of phone numbers and appointment times.

36. In Your Pocket

In Your Pocket is a voice-controlled smartphone and media player created specifically for visually impaired people.

Use In Your Pocket to call and text, listen to thousands of podcasts and radio stations, and read talking books and newspapers from libraries such as RNIB, Caliber Audio Library, and Torch Trust.

37. Bluetooth Keyboard 

Use a Bluetooth keyboard to control your touch-screen device. A Bluetooth keyboard can be used to type (great for long documents! ), navigate your device, and change settings like volume and screen brightness.

Bluetooth keyboards are available in a variety of sizes, with some being foldable so that they can be carried with you when you're out and about.

38. Talking Kitchen Scale

There is so much available to make cooking accessible if you have a visual impairment - the talking kitchen scale is just one example. It has the ability to weigh ingredients in both metric and imperial units.

39. Braille and Large Print Playing Cards

This is the cheapest product on the list, as well as the smallest, making it ideal for a stocking filler.

Card games are a fun activity for the whole family, and Braille and large print playing cards make them accessible to everyone.

40. Tel-Time Talking Watch Keychain

The majority of us are not fortunate enough to be able to ignore the clock and live on our own terms. It is a fairly consistent activity for most of us throughout the day, whether you check the wall clock, the clock on your wrist, or the clock on your cell phone. You must check the time in order to be on time for your next meeting, to pick up the kids, and to know when your favorite television show is on. Someone who is blind or visually impaired may not have the luxury of looking up at all the wall clocks, but they will almost certainly need to follow a schedule.

41. iPad or iPhone

If you're feeling especially generous, an iPad or iPhone would be a fantastic gift for a visually impaired loved one. With all of the accessibility features on these devices, this could be one of the most empowering devices on the market today for the blind or visually impaired.

42. Talking Blood Pressure Monitor

If your loved one's health requires them to have their blood pressure monitored, what better gift than the ability to do so at home or on the go with a Talking Blood Pressure Monitor.

The pulse and blood pressure readings are read aloud by this talking blood pressure monitor.

43. Talking First Aid Kit

Every home should have a first-aid kit for common injuries that can occur at home or on a trip. This is a practical and useful gift with a twist.

44. Talking Digital Luggage Scale

Many people's loved ones live far away, and they must travel to see them during the holidays. Airlines have severely limited luggage weights. If your loved one travels frequently or has upcoming vacation plans, a talking luggage scale might be the perfect gift.

45. Talking Dart Board

Holiday gatherings are ideal for playing games. If your loved one enjoys playing games, perhaps a Talking Dart Board should be placed under their Christmas tree. This dart board uses magnet-tipped safety darts and verbally announces all scores.

46. Large Print Crosswords

If your loved one prefers individual games, perhaps Large Print Crosswords should be under the tree.

47. Pocket Large Print Address Book

Whether it's sending Christmas cards or calling loved ones to stay in touch, a Pocket Large Print Address Book will make it easier for someone with low vision to find those contacts.

48. Ruby XL HD

Your loved one may appreciate a handheld video magnifier like the Ruby XL HD to magnify print, whether reading menus at a holiday meal or seeing the fine print on Christmas cards.

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