Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder, leads to severe challenges that affect nearly every aspect such as speaking, eating, walking, and breathing. The challenges that Rett brings, make it difficult to know what to buy for your loved one if they have the disorder. So, we compiled a list of 15 fabulous gift ideas to get your friend or family member if they have Rett.
Gifts for Everyone
These are gifts that everyone, no matter their age, will enjoy.
- Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are great for anyone as they’re stimulating but also fun and relaxing. Just toss one in the bath and watch them fizzle and turn your bath into fantastically bright colors.
- An Audible Subscription
Books have never been more accessible, than with an Audible subscription. Your friend or family member can now immerse themselves into the wonderful world of books by having the story told to them. The Audible library has books of many genres for any type of reader.
- A Comfy Chair or Bean Bag
You can never go wrong with a comfy chair just for them. Bean bags are also a brilliant choice as they mold to the body shape of whoever is sitting in them, which is good for alleviating any back pain.
- A Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is a great choice for everyone and has many benefits such as:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce cortisol, the stress hormone
- Boost mood
- Reduces restlessness
- Boost calmness
- Reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis and chronic pain
It’s a great investment and has many benefits.
- Wheel Chair Accessories
While not all people with Rett Syndrome use a wheelchair, some do and wheelchair accessories can be both functional and cute. Some examples are:
- Seat cushions for long sitting
- Fuzzy armrest cushion covers
- Side storage organizer bag to hold whatever you want to bring around.
Gifts for the Kids
These are some gift ideas specific to children with Rett Syndrome.
- String Lights for Their Bedroom
A new trend for children and teens alike is to have string lights hanging in the bedroom. A nice personal touch for their bedroom and it’s so pretty and fun to look at.
- A Princess Canopy
Can’t go wrong with making your princess feel like a princess with a canopy. These are great for decorating their room above their bed or in a corner where they can read or listen to books or take a short nap.
- A Cute Lounge Pillow
Perfect to pair with the princess canopy. Put it in a cute corner to chill and relax or go on their bed. Can’t go wrong with a cute, comfortable pillow.
Sometimes taking your loved one to experience something is just as good a gift as a physical product. Take them to a museum on a topic of their interest such as a car museum, toy museum, space museum, or planes. There are also plays or shows you could take them to see. You can never go wrong with zoos or aquariums either.
- Dance and Move Beatbo
A cute little robot to stimulate the senses. Push any of his buttons for songs, learning, and dancing. Beatbo introduces letters, colors, numbers, music, and more!
Gifts for Adults
These are some more mature gifts for the adults in your life.
- Sweet Smelling Lotion or Perfume
You can never go wrong with some lotion or perfume. Pick something light and sweet smelling to not overwhelm the senses. This is the perfect gift that shows you put a lot of thought into it.
- A Hanging Chair
Another chair idea but may be better for an adult who won’t be tempted to swing on it. They’re pretty to look at and comfortable to sit in.
- A Bluetooth Speaker
Jam out to music with a BlueTooth speaker! Pair it with a subscription to Spotify to get your favorite songs in one place. Spotify has music from all genres such as classical, country, pop, children’s music, spiritual, or rock and roll!
- Personalized Cup
Etsy has many options for personalized cups. You can get your name or a logo or cute designs on a tumbler of almost any color. You can make it completely your own. There are fun stickers on Amazon that you can buy to add to your cup or hydro flask.
- A Fidget Toy
These aren’t just for kids anymore they’re for anyone that might struggle with Anxiety or just move their hands if they’re restless. Another benefit of these bad boys is hand-eye coordination and the development of small muscles in the hands and fingers.
There are plenty of options to get your loved one if they have Rett Syndrome. Choose anything from this list for your friend or family and let us know if they enjoyed it!