Gifts for a sensory mum!
Mother’s Day is coming up here in the UK and again in a couple of months in the USA & Canada.
If you’re a mum who’s autistic or has SPD or have a mum who’s autistic or has SPD. It can be hard buying gifts for those of us on the spectrum or who have sensory difficulties. So I’m going to give you some great ideas to treat yourself or your mum this mother’s day.
Our Autistic Lives
Our autistic lives is a book written by autistics for autistics. This book is full of personal accounts from autistic adults aged 20 – 70+ from across the world. The editor is also autistic, which I find an added bonus. I haven’t read this book myself yet but I really want to and that’s why I think this would make a great mother’s day gift. So if my kids or husband are reading this blog **big hint guys** this book would be very well received as a mother’s day gift this year. Available from Amazon
Weighted blankets were designed to relieve stress and anxiety, help with insomnia and calm and regulate the sensory system. Weighted blankets can act like a big tight hug. They can help your mood and help you sleep. They make amazing gifts for a sensory mum.
Weighted therapy uses weighted products to apply deep pressure to help us regulate and calm our sensory systems.
The deep pressure on our bodies helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
At Sensooli we have 2 amazing weighted blankets.
We have a Budget Weighted Blanket!
This weighted blanket is inexpensive but way from basic. It gives you everything you need from a weighted blanket. Made with 100% cotton and glass beads it feels lovely. The beads are quiet and spread evenly, with no bunching. This blanket has no cover and so is cool on the skin, but you can add a cover if required. I honestly can’t fault any part of it so it’s perfect for those on a budget.
Then we have the Koala Blanket!
This weighted blanket is one of luxury. It really is the best-weighted blanket I have ever used (and I have used a lot). The cover is super soft and also cooling meaning it can be used year-round. This blanket has been made with huge attention to detail and it’s obvious. So if you want the best-weighted blanket then here it is.
I have both of these weighted blankets so I want to give you my honest opinion. If I was going to buy one of these blankets for myself I would choose the budget blanket. It’s a great blanket and it does everything I need. If someone was gifting me one of these blankets I would choose the luxury blanket. I can’t justify spending on luxury items for myself so I would definitely love this as a gift.
Vibes are reusable earplugs designed for sound quality. Vibes lower the volume of all sounds equally, from bass to treble, which allows you to hear sound clearly, just at a quieter volume. I love my Vibes, they are so handy. They come with 3 different size ear tips and a carry case for storage. If I got a pair of Vibes as a present I would be over the moon. Knowing that my nearest and dearest understand my sensory needs is so important to me and a gift like this really shows that they do.
Chewigem’s are discreet sensory jewellery and toys perfect for chewing and fidgeting. We have a wide range of products available but if you’re looking for something elegant and stylish for mum then you can’t go wrong with our Realm Rings, Miller Hearts or Raindrops! Team them up with a Bubba Bangle or Bermuda Bangle!
I’ve seen lots of articles about what we really want for Mother’s Day, including sleep, time to go to the bathroom alone and help with the chores. Don’t get me wrong I would love this too but in my house, it’s never going to happen. I’m not even sure my kids will know it’s Mother’s Day? That is why at the beginning of this blog I said these were ideas for things to buy your mother or yourself! I have literally just treated myself to the Our Autistic Lives Book on Audible . Now that’s a perfect gift for a sensory mum like me!