Ten Gift Ideas for Moms with Disabilities

Blog: Ten Gift Ideas for Mom

Tis the season to honor the mother in your life. And if that mother lives with mobility or fine motor challenges, it’s worth considering a gift that makes her favorite activities more accessible. We’ve surfed the internet as well as our own catalog to come up with some gifts guaranteed to make her special day as joyful as possible. Read on to see what we’ve found.

1. Decorative Canes
Make sure your mom’s walking in style with a cane that’s as beautiful as she is. These mosaic stained-glass-style canes are simply gorgeous and go with just about any outfit. Prefer something more subtle? Take a look at these pretty-in-pink walking sticks.

2. Adaptive Shoes
Is your mom a shoe lover? If so, treat her to a pair of awesome adaptive shoes from Zappos. The online retailer literally has more than 1,200 pairs to choose from. Whether she’s seeking a spring sandal, walking shoe, Mary Jane or ballet flat, she’s bound to find something that suits her style.

3. Adaptive cosmetics
Makeup application has become much easier now that some brands are designing universally adaptive tools. If your mom is the glamourous type, gift her an assortment of high-end cruelty-free vegan products from Guide Beauty.  The company, whose spokeswoman is actor Selma Blair, makes it easy to apply eyeliners, mascara, eyebrow color and more.

4. Robotic vacuum
Let your mom recline and eat the bonbons you gifted her while her new robotic vacuum cleans floors and carpets. Check out Amazon for deals on robotic vacuums in every price range.

5. Universally designed chop sticks
How cool are these? Dexterity problems shouldn’t keep your mom from eating her Chinese and Japanese food in the traditional way with universally designed chop sticks by Miyabo. The company’s website also has other beautiful gifts. Just make sure to click on the English descriptions.

6. Adapted Bluetooth Speaker
Is your mom a music lover? If so, make it easy for her to enjoy her favorite tunes with Enabling Devices’ new adapted Bluetooth speaker. This product has three 2½” diameter buttons that control six functions: On/Off; play/pause; volume up/volume down; and track forward/track back.

7. Adapted Garden Spray
We all know that “April showers bring May flowers.” If your mom likes to garden, you can’t go wrong with Enabling Devices’ adapted watering device that easily attaches to any wheelchair.

8. CD Boom Box
Go old school with a switch-adapted boom box from Enabling Devices. No matter what musical genre your mom favors, she’s bound to enjoy this thoughtful gift.

9. Magnetic jewelry
Most moms like jewelry but dexterity and fine motor coordination issues can make it too difficult to take on and off.  Magnetic necklaces and bracelets make jewelry easy to wear. June Adaptive.com is a great place to find a pretty and unique pieces that your mother will cherish for years to come.

10. Adaptive clothing
Taking Mom out to a special meal for Mother’s Day? Make sure she looks stylish in a new dress or shirt from Tommy Hilfiger’s adaptive collection.