Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Holiday shopping can be stressful. What if you didn't have to leave your house, found gifts that everyone would love, and it also helped their writing? Triple win.
Check out our list of ship-to-your-door, fun and joyful, but also secretly therapeutic holiday gifts for your family and friends who have writing difficulties. (And if you have an Amazon Prime membership, they ship free and super-fast - here's a link for a free 30 day trial.)
Preschool & Kindergarten
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel works on motor skills because an adorable squirrel shaped "squeezer" is used to pick up the nuts.
Frida's Fruit Fiesta is similar but also incorporates learning the alphabet into the game.
Writing practice doesn't have to be done on paper. This magnetic writing tool also teaches proper stroke order when writing letters.
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty is great for hand strength and kids love all sorts of fun versions like Enchanting Unicorn and Lunar Landing. It even comes in holiday packs.
A grosser, messier version of the motor skills games: with YouTube sensation Treasure X Aliens has you dissect the alien with tweezers.
Items like Lite-Brite and Perler Beads help with hand-eye coordination and pencil-grasp skills. (Don't forget pegboards for your Perler Beads too. Iron not included. Many patterns can be found online. )
The classic game of Jenga is great for hand-eye coordination and is fun for many ages.
combined with books of activities including mazes, color by number or dot-to-dot with themes kids love.
Writing on an easel allows kids to use full-body movements and incorporate more senses. Plus, playing teacher is fun! This version from Melissa and Doug has a chalkboard and a dry-erase board for multiple options.
Teens & Adults
Putty and stress balls work for busy teens and adults too!
Talk to Text Voice Recorder. Electronics are always fun to receive as gifts and this one can record and then transcribe your notes from classes or work meetings.
Improve their vocabulary in a fun way with no physical writing involved by gifting the game Taboo! (For another game, also see Jenga above... although we take no responsibility for any adult-versions of the game.)
Why let the kids have all the fun? Coloring books and mazes aren't just for kids anymore. (And for those who celebrate it - there's a fun Christmas themed one.)
For those who have challenges with reading as well as writing, there are Audible Gift Memberships that will allow your loved ones to enjoy the latest books (for fun or school) by ear.
And if you can't decide between all these ideas, there are always much-appreciated gift cards . Happy (early) Holidays!
This content is provided so that those with writing difficulties and their loved ones find products that may help them. Please note that Dysgraphia Life is an Amazon Associate and earns from qualifying purchases.