Looking for a gift idea but don’t know where to start? Here are twelve gift ideas to help an ADHDer relax, get organized and get shit done. This list was created by and for women with ADHD, but can be used by anyone!
1. Gravity Blanket
Weighted blankets relax the ADHD nervous system, reduce stress and can even help you sleep better. Look for one that is approx 10% of your body weight. We like Gravityblankets.com, or you can browse other options on Amazon.
2. Epsom Salt Bath Soak
Epsom salt baths can help calm the nervous system, reduce irritability and improve sleep and concentration. Personally recommended by Laura, a registered nurse with ADHD who uses Epsom salt baths to recharge between her world travels. We love Dr Teals products.
3. Massage Gift Card
Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to mitigate the active fight-or-flight response triggered by ADHD. There is also evidence that massage decreases depression and increases mental focus. We love Zeel because they provide in-home massages and their app allows you to easily book on short notice. Use promo code “133p” to get $20 off a Zeel Gift Card!
4. Headspace Subscription
Meditation reduces stress and can improve focus and attention. Meditation may seem daunting, but the Headspace app makes it easy with short guided meditations on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety. Here’s one woman’s story of how it helped her ADHD. Gift Headspace here
Always losing your keys, phone or wallet? Check out Tile – the easiest way to find your things. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that helps you find everyday items in seconds. Want a low-tech option? This Keys Phone Wallet door mat will make you smile – and hopefully do the mental checklist before leaving the house!
6. LastPass Subscription
Forgotten passwords are the bane of our existence. LastPass is a game-changer. It’s the #1 password keeper, it remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to. The browser extension will auto login to your sites and sync your passwords everywhere you need them. Gift here and get a free month!
7. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo is legit. This book will help you declutter and organize your life. Need backup? Find a professional organizer from The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).
8. Task Rabbit Gift Card
Tackle those home projects or repairs you’ve been putting off, or get help with cleaning, organization or chores. Task Rabbit connects you with safe and skilled professionals in your area for a variety of tasks. (Get $10 off a TaskRabbit gift card with this promo link)
9. Productivity Timer
Break big tasks into small, manageable blocks of time with 5 and 30-minute timers. We love this mesmerizing and elegant productivity hourglass set that is useful AND beautiful. Get inspired by reading Toya’s story of how she uses the Pomodoro technique to conquer ADHD distractibility.
10. “Brain Hacks” by Dr. Lara Honos-Webb
One of our favorite ADHD experts Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is back with a new book “Brain Hacks”! Learn how to hack your ADHD brain to work smarter, feel better, and achieve more of your goals. Get your copy of Brain Hacks here.
11. Yoga Ball Chair
Some of us need to sit for work, but that doesn’t mean we have to sit still. Yoga ball chairs improve concentration by allowing movement and body stimulation. Browse Yoga Ball Chairs here.
12. Waterproof Notepad
BONUS – Ask her what she needs help with
Gifts don’t have to cost money, just lending a set of hands can help us. If you’re on a budget, offer to help wash and fold her laundry, help her organize her home office, or make her a DIY coupon redeemable for any task or project she needs help with. It may not sound sexy, but it will be appreciated.
Do you have a favorite ADHD gift idea? Let us know in the comments below!
For more, check out “10 Tips for Loving ADHD Women”