2021 Gift guide: 10 inclusive gift ideas for the holiday season

As Christmas creeps closer, we’ve pulled together an ultimate gift guide to accessible gifts and highlighted businesses owned by someone living with a disability so you can spoil your loved ones this holiday season. Everything from clothing to entertainment, we’ve got you covered!

 

Clothing

Every Human:
Every Human is an NDIS inclusive clothing brand. They provide clothing and footwear with subtle modifications that make the dressing process easier.

IZ Adaptive:
IZ Adaptive is an inclusive fashion label started by Canadian fashion designer Izzy Camilleri. The adaptive clothing line includes specialised fabrics that avoid crumpling when seated for long periods and magnetic closure buttons for quick and easy dressing options.

FFORA Essentials Bag:
The highly versatile unisex bag attaches securely on the side of a wheelchair with the FFORA vertical wheelchair attachment. It can also be worn as a crossbody bag, complete with two spacious compartments that can fit a standard smartphone and more.

 

Entertainment

Wheelchair sports events NSW / ACT:
It’s time to get involved and enjoy our local summer sports. This year, Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT is bringing back their Wheelchair Sporting events running throughout the summer. There is a range of different programs available for people with different abilities and interests to get involved. From wheelchair basketball to Junior Wheelies Camps, there’s something for everyone.

Tickets for a concert or musical:
As the country starts to open up again, many of us are excited for the opportunity to go to concerts and events in person. When booking accessible tickets, head to Ticketek, who facilitate accessible seating when they are the authorised ticketing provider. Their website highlights hundreds of shows across Australia; you’re bound to find something!

 

Gadgets and Tech

Dragon Anywhere App:
The Dragon Anywhere App is a subscription service that allows people to dictate and edit documents on the go. There are different plans available at various price points for your needs. It’s an excellent gift for someone studying or running their own business and who wants to stay productive.

Sensory Wellness Mat:
This acupressure mat by Kuddle aids in relaxation that is clinically proven to help relieve pain. It’s a great gift for someone who has trouble falling and staying asleep. The acupressure massage points help reduce muscle tension, stiffness and stimulate circulation. Your loved one will thank you for the gift of relaxation this Christmas.

 

Accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options available for you this summer. You may find these are covered by your NDIS plan.

Sargood on Collaroy, NSW:
Sargood on Collaroy is located on Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches, overlooking Collaroy Beach. Its purpose-built facility provides rest and relaxation for people living with spinal cord injury. They hold special activities and courses to encourage active participation with other guests and reconnect with family and friends.

Countrywide Cottages, VIC:
Located in the scenic Otway Ranges in Lorne along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Countrywide Cottages offer a quiet getaway for people of all mobility levels. Their wheelchair accessibility friendly accommodation features ramp access into widened doors and pathways and hydraulic lifting devices available for booking.

Barney’s Place, QLD:
Situated in Mermaid Waters along Queensland’s Gold Coast, Barney’s Place custom-designed holiday homes are built with a purpose, ensuring all guests have access to their full disability facilities. Each home is equipped with the best wheelchair accessibility ramps and customised features such as specially designed doorways and light switches. It’s a great summer getaway to gift to someone this holiday season.