30 Multi-Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

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Finding the right Christmas gifts for your child can be a challenge, but do you know what always gets me stumped? Stockings! Finding cute (and little!) toys that are also appropriate for a child who is blind or has a sensory processing disorder can be really difficult!

So this year I decided to search through Amazon and Pinterest to find some really outstanding stocking stuffer ideas. These toys are small enough to fit in a stocking and also cover all your sensory bases:

Many of these are perfect for kids who are blind, deafblind, autistic or have a sensory processing disorder (SPD).

Chewies & Teethers

  • Chubuddy: These are long chewable sticks with a hook for attaching to jacket zippers or wheelchair straps.
  • Chew Necklace: A six-pack of colorful chewies hanging on a black nylon necklace.
  • Sensory Chew Necklace: One of the best ideas ever! These chewable necklaces and bracelets that your child can wear really just look like plastic necklaces.
  • The First Years Massaging Action Teether: This is a classic teether that can handle a fair amount chewing and also includes vibrations.
  • Z-Vibe: Chewies with a gentle vibration. They even have chewies shaped like animals!
  • Chewy Ball: We’ve had a chewy ball for years! They are easy to hold on to and great for chewing.
tactile and vibrating toys

Tactile & Vibrating Toys

  • Vibrating Hand Held Mini Massager: Maybe not meant to be a toy, but these little massagers are great for vibration play.
  • Mini Play-Doh: Just enough play-doh to be fun without getting too involved.
  • Water Wigglies: I’ve always loved these. They are hard to hold on to, making them a fun, slippery toy.
  • Jiggle Pulls: These toys are soft and designed to hang from a stroller or baby gym. When you give them a pull they wiggle and vibrate!
  • Puffer Balls: Another toy we could never be without. Ivan loves to pull on the strands on his puffer balls.
  • Wikki Stix: Who doesn’t love Wikki Stix? They are sticky and fun to bend.
flavors and smells

Flavors & Smells

light up toys

Light Up Toys

  • Noggin Stik Light Up Rattle: This is a wonderful little rattle that also lights up every time you shake it.
  • Soft Spike Light Up Ball: Throw this little ball to get it to light up. We also love the way it feels.
  • Light Spinner: Not only do they light up, they also vibrate! I also like that Ivan has to hold on to the button to make them spin.
  • Finger Lights: Slip these lights on your fingers and turn your hands into laser pointers.
  • Fiber Optic Stick Wand: A carnival trip just wouldn’t be complete without a fiber optio wand. Ivan also loves the way they feel.
  • Super Sonic Laser Top: I had one of these when I was a kid. They are great fun to play with in a dark room.
music and sound toys

Music & Sound Toys

  • Sound Effects Box: Possibly one of Ivan’s all time favorite toys, this little box features 16 little buttons with 16 different sound effects.
  • Mini Accordion: This is an adorably small version of an accordion for preschoolers.
  • Harmonica: Such a simple toy, but what a great stocking stuffer!
  • “No!” Button: We have this and it’s hilarious. Every time you hit the button you hear a different version of “No!”
  • Egg Shakers: I don’t think you can ever have too many egg shakers in the house!
  • Water Whistle: I’ve always loved these! Just add some water to the whistle for a really sweet sound.
30 Multi-Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments


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