Last Minute Gift Ideas for Special Needs Kids

Since our blog’s main target audience are families facing 

life-threatening illnesses, we thought we would give you some

ideas on gifts to give to special needs kids in your life.

* This is in no way a definitive list; just some suggestions

to help you out.

** The following list is compiled from several special needs

blogs & friends who have a child/children with special needs.

Some ideas for gifts for kids with special needs:

Fisher Price Brilliant Baby’s First Blocks (perfect for

6 months-3 year olds; great for developing fine motor skills):

baby blocks

 Duplo Blocks (perfect for 1 1/2-5 year olds; good for developing 

fine motor skills): 


Jiggler Variable Speed Facial Masager (good for kids

with sensory & oral defense issues): 

gator massager

Set of 8! Tangle Jr. Original Sensory Fidget Toy

(perfect for ages 3 years +; good for sensory play):

tangle jr

Melissa & Doug’s Happy Giddy Bowling Set 

(perfect for 36 months-7 years; good for developing

gross motor skills):

happy giddy bowling set

Melissa & Doug’s Lace and Trace Shapes 

(perfect for 3 year olds; good for fine motor skills):


Squigz (perfect for 36 months- 4 years;

great for developing both PT; reaching and OT; grasping):



Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking


(24 months- 4 years;

good for fine & gross motor skills; practice grasping & reaching)



 VTech KidiBeats Drum Set (perfect for 24 months-5 year olds;

good for developmental delays):



Kinetic Sand (perfect for 3 years +; good for sensory plus no mess):



Melissa & Doug Magnetic Hide & Seek Board

(perfect for 36 months- 5 years; good for speech therapy)



Melissa & Doug Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle 

(perfect for 24 months-5 years; good for developmental delays &




Do you have any other toys or therapy items to suggest for kids with

special needs?


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