Stocking fillers for Autistic people*

Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples; what follows constitutes my own opinion. The prices in this vary to fit various budgets.

Continuing on with my gift guide/stocking fillers series…

I recently wrote a gift guide as to what to maybe buy Autistic people for Christmas; the suggestions were fairly cheap suggestions as to what to buy people with Aspergers for Christmas. This post is about stocking fillers! And a lot of suggestions are food-centred.
Once again, products have been tested for hypersensitivity issues, practicality, and their function.
Chewing gum:

A little while ago, I mentioned Chewsy in my food guide (see it here.) For the dinky size of these boxes, and the lovely taste, I think that these would make a brilliant stocking filler. Plus, it doesn’t have aspartame, and other sweetners. See here to purchase it. 
Backpack:

Again, I recently wrote about this backpack-as well as what’s inside. Yourdesign allows you to design this fashion backpack to an extent-and at a fairly cheap price, too! I really like this backpack, as it’s light, smooth-suitable for my sensory issues-and carries all my course books. Brilliant!
Ginger beer:

This was a product discussed in my recent food guide (see it here). One or two of these in a stocking would be wonderful (click here to buy), or even rose lemonade! (See my review here.) These bottles are perfect for just one glass, but there are also various flavours available. They don’t make my insides feel funny, and the retro packaging is awesome.
Hand Sanitisers: 

Remember my “Mad Beauty haul”? Well, these were one of my favourite things from Mad Beauty! These hand sanitizers (see here to buy) are small, compact, and fit well with my sensory issues-as they don’t inflame my sensory issues, and also do not dry out my hands. They keep my hands clean. Plus they have pugs! What’s not to love?
Ugly Drinks:

Ugly Drinks were a brand that collaborated with me on my food guide earlier this year (click here to view.) These are ideal for a stocking! With a great ethos, awesome design, great taste, it must be #theuglytruth that these go well in a stocking. See the online shop here. 
Hippeas:

Hippeas Puffs are my new favourite snack! I reviewed them recently, but they were again a brand that collaborated with me on my food guide (see it here.) They are chickpea puffs-very similar to crisps-that make for a healthy snack. As to sensory issues, the flavours are not too overpowering. These are perfect for a stocking! Buy them here. 
Chocolate:

Mmmmm… because who doesn’t love chocolate?! Super Treats is a brand that doesn’t use refined sugar and caffeine in its products. They also taste good. That’s a winner in my book. To see the ingredients list for the above flavours, and to buy them, click here. To see stockists, click here. 
Pen:

Again, this, by The Pen Company, is a great communicative tool for people on spectrum. It also has an element of novelty in its personalisation to it. My pen (buy here) goes with my Filofax, and has my name on it. The ink is really cute and dinky. It would be great for a stocking.
Notebook:

Pocket notebooks have got you sorted this year! The above photo shows the wrapping of what the notebooks I was gifted arrived in-so, that’s your job already done! A notebook is a great tool to encourage communication-and Pocket Notebooks has a variety of them. The Reporter’s Notebook is really useful to me at the moment, whereas the A6 Rhodia notebook is suitable for any handbag. I worked with Pocket Notebooks earlier this year (see the post here.)
Brain Fud:

Brain Fud is brand that has published one of my pieces, which I consider to be incredibly generous. They also sent me some samples to try out. These bottles  are what you could describe as an ‘alternative’ energy drink, with no added sugar. I’m unwell as I write this, so will update you on the taste soon. But they are small enough for a stocking, and there’s great packaging. Click here to buy. 

Lydia XO

 

10 Comments

  1. December 12, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This is amazing! All the gifts look very lovely and thoughtful.
    Antonia

  2. December 12, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Hi, great ideas for stocking fillers I like those hand sanitizers but not as gift, sorry.

  3. Rebecca Rose
    December 12, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Such a lovely post, I work in MH and sometimes work with the families of people with Autism, these are great and some really lovely ideas. xx

  4. December 12, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    There’s no one autistic in my life but those little hand sanitisers are absolutely adorable. Such lovely little things here x
    Sophie

  5. December 12, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Great post, these are some great options and I especially love those sanitizers with the pugs on them! Super cute! xx

  6. Corinne and Kirsty
    December 12, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Chocolate and ginger beer! I would love to get these in my stockings ahah xx corinne

  7. December 12, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Great products thank you for sharing especially the links of how to buy will be checking some of these out!

  8. December 12, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    This is a really thoughtful post, some lovely ideas x

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