Best Gift for Blind or Visually Impaired Women. Top Christmas Gift Ideas!

2022-11-22 | By Orcam Staff

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Best Gift for Blind or Visually Impaired Women. Top Christmas Gift Ideas! - OrCam

It’s almost Christmas, the time for friends and family to come together and express their love and gratitude before the new year. People go out of their way to find their loved ones a meaningful yet useful Christmas gift and wait with anticipation to watch the unwrap of the surprise. One of Christmas’s joys is finding presents under a gleaming and festive tree.

Children wait for this magical time all year, and many adults remember those experiences growing up.

Yet, Christmas shopping can be a long, tiring process if you are unsure what to get. When choosing a gift, we must think of the person we want to give the present to. And choosing a gift for blind older woman can be challenging. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunt, or neighbor, we are here to help. 

Choosing gifts for blind people, particularly during festive seasons like Christmas, involves a thoughtful selection that enriches their lives and brings joy. Options such as key locator devices, text readers, and tactile cooking aids not only offer practical assistance but also foster independence and enjoyment. For further details on selecting meaningful presents, exploring a range of gifts tailored to their unique needs can make the holiday season truly special for visually impaired women.

A little bit about Christmas

Christmas gifts exchanged on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, are a symbol of the tributes made to the baby Jesus according to Christian history. Some say this Christmas tradition, very much like the Christmas Tree and carols, has roots in pagan rituals. In ancient Rome, a holiday celebrating the practice of offering gifts to the god of agriculture took place during mid-December. This was the jolliest time of the year and was described by the Roman poet Catullus as “the best of times.”

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Gifts for the Blind: Enhancing Everyday Life

When selecting gifts for the blind, aim for items that enhance independence and enjoyment. Consider technology that simplifies daily tasks or provides entertainment, like audiobook subscriptions or accessible kitchen gadgets. These gifts should offer a blend of practicality and pleasure, making everyday life more manageable and enjoyable.

At a certain age, our vision, hearing, and mobility may not be the same as when we were younger. This change requires some adjustments to a new way of living. People who go through vision loss may need more time this holiday to join the celebration. With planning, preparation, and assistive technology, it can be time to start a new Christmas tradition. 

For our best shopping tips for blind or visually impaired consumers, click here, and for blind cooking tips, click here. However, when it comes to picking gifts for the blind elderly, we got you covered. 

2 Women sit by a Christmas Tree

7 Amazing Christmas Ideas: Gift for Blind or Visually Impaired Women

Key Locator Device. We all misplace our keys, phone, and wallet sometimes. A Locator Device can solve this challenge with a small beeping sound. With the size of a keychain, these devices can come as a huge relief and save time. 

Christmas sweaters or scarves. Warm Christmas knitwear is always a safe bet. It is also wise to ask the person in advance for their favorite color for the perfect Christmas outfits! You can even go for a Christmas dress as a gift if you know the person.

Opening Christmas presents under a tree

Text reader. This can help the recipient to read text out loud, so she can enjoy reading books with ease or join in a bible reading. The most advanced assistive device for mild low vision is the OrCam Read. This eye device can also be a great help for someone who is legally blind. 

Christmas plates or Christmas mugs. Crockerywith Christmas Patterns can be a good choice. It is useful and festive and can count as decoration for every Christmas party!

Christmas mug

Talking Measuring Cups. These are for the lovely women who enjoy hosting. When cooking a Christmas meal, we want our food to come out as delicious as it can be. Following a recipe is difficult for someone with an eye condition. Assistive devices in the kitchen can be a great help. 

Christmas Candy. Everyone loves candy! Festive sweets, chocolate, and cookies in beautiful holiday packaging are always welcome gifts. They can brighten every living room and are the best Christmas meal dessert. 

Christmas Candy stick

Adjusted games. Games are extremely visual and for those with low vision, this can be quite frustrating. However, many games were adapted for the blind or visually impaired for them to enjoy. See the list of adapted games here

Give Hope With an Assistive Device 

For people with mild low vision and reading fatigue. OrCam Read is a first-of-its-kind handheld device that reads text from any printed surface or digital screen out loud. With a camera that seamlessly scans texts, anyone can enjoy the morning paper, read any book, and even read their emails on a computer or smartphone screen, with a push of a button. Click here to read more about gifts for a blind person

reading with the OrCam Read