Most Loved Christmas Gifts

Every year I struggle to find gifts that Santa can bring that my sons with Special Needs will actually really like and will use. You can find out about some of my gift ideas HERE and HERE.

This Christmas we did our best to help our son Jack overcome some of his anxieties and enjoy Christmas, Meltdown FREE (Hopefully!). You can read more about that HERE.

Santa brought a lot of lovely gifts for the children this year. I find that no matter what he brings there will always be stand out toys and gifts that were a favorite and have been used since. With regard to Conor and Jack I will list below their absolute favourite gifts  Santa brought this year.

Both boys received various gifts from Santa depending on their interests and abilities, here I will list and link some of the gifts that they really are enjoying since Santa arrived.

CONOR

Conor is 8 years old and has various Special Needs conditions. Conor really enjoys sensory based gifts, so Santa focused on the Senses when he was considering gifts for him. Some of the gifts he received that he is really enjoying:

Dimmable Rope Lights

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Three Wheel Light Up Scooter

Children’s Top 100 Music CD

Dancing Christmas Tree

Leap Frog Phonics Jam

JACK

Jack has just turned 5, and like his big brother Conor, he has Autism. He has really started to enjoy playing with toys. He spent most of the Christmas sick with a bug so spent a lot of time in his room, chilling out and playing. His favorite toys this year were:

The Field

Scooter

Leapfrog Mr Pencil’s Alphabet Backpack

Melissa and Doug Clock

B Toys Activity Cube

Melissa and Doug Treasure Chest

Hands down these are the boys favorite presents they received from either Santa or as gifts from relatives. They really enjoy them and have been using them every day since.

Conor loves going into his bedroom putting on his new Lights (they are battery powered) and playing his CDs. You can hear him giggling away as he dances to the music.

Jack has been bringing his Treasure Chest and Clock to bed every night since Christmas day. He falls asleep with his little arm wrapped around them.

It was so rewarding to see the boys happy on Christmas day and in the days since. I don’t mind one bit they haven’t paid much heed at the moment on their other gifts as I know as the weeks and months go by they may take an interest in their other presents. I am just happy that they are happy.

I am always interested to hear what other children with Autism enjoy playing with? What presents have become your child’s favorite this year? Feel free to comment below or over on my FACEBOOK page.

Thank you for reading.

Amanda

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