Stocking Stuffers For Kids With Autism & Sensory Needs

The Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids With Sensory Needs

Christmas is just around the corner, now. You may be struggling to decide what to get the kiddo in your life if they have autism, ADHD, or sensory processing differences.

They may not enjoy the same toys other children in their age group like.

If you’re still wracking your brain for gifts check out this list of 50+ gift ideas for children with autism. This list is dedicated to the must-have stocking stuffers for kids with autism, ADHD, SPD, or similar.

These aren’t your basic stocking stuffers. These are unique and useful items your child will love! 

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Does your child struggle to tie their shoes? If so, these are definitely a must-have. Its common for kids with fine motor challenges to have difficulty tying their shoes.

The older kids get, the harder it is to find Velcro sneakers. Hickies are the perfect solution.   Once their shoes are laced with Hickies, they slip on and off thanks to the elasticity of the laces. And, they can’t come untied.

Plus for only 10 bucks, they are definitely stocking stuffer worthy. 

They were a definite game changer for us and we’re stocking up on a few more sets this Christmas.

Tactile Tangle

These things are super fun to play and fidget with. These ones have a bumpy texture over there for added tactile stimulation on top of fun and relaxing fidgeting. The tactile tangle is great to use at home and school, or to keep in your child’s break box.

My kids like to use theirs in the car as well. 

Tactile Tangle


These old-school toys are amazing and simple visual stim toys.  Gaze inside and twist the bottom to watch a rainbow of colors make a variety of geometric patterns. These make a great stocking stuffer or small gift!


Alphabet Puzzle

This cute alphabet puzzle set features two-piece puzzles for every letter of the alphabet. Thick and sturdy puzzle pieces are great with young children with developing motor skills. Your kids will love them!

DenTrust 3 Sided Tooth Brush

These are awesome toothbrushes designed specifically for children with special needs. They make it easier for children to brush their teeth and are extra sensitive around the gum line and offer better tooth coverage. This helps your kiddo be more independent while still getting their teeth clean.

stocking stuffers for kids with autism

Sensory Friendly Seamless Socks

These socks are seamless for kids with sensitive feet and toes.  The special sewing process they use makes it so kids can’t feel the stitching that goes across the toes.  Plus they are super cute and come in an adorable little box!

stocking stuffers for kids with autism

Gripables Cutlery

This adorable easy to grip cutlery is great for special needs children, kids learning to eat, or those with fine motor challenges.

Light Up Fishing Bath Toy Set

Make bath time a fun and enjoyable sensory experience with this light up fishing bath toy set. The fish are water proof and light up with LED lights. The rod is magnetic so your little one can catch the fish in the tub and enjoy the unique visual experience of watching the lights under the water and bubbles of the tub!

stocking stuffers for kids with autism

15 pc. Sensory Toy Set

15 items for your child’s stocking all in one! This set has tons of goodies for tactile input. Great for stress relief, ADHD, pickers/pullers, fidgeters. 

Stretch & Squeeze Balls

I just discovered this unique sensory toy! These balls are soft and squishy, stretchy, and bouncy! 

Other Ideas?

What are some other ideas that are always a hit? Our special kids aren’t that different! Some stocking stuffers will always be a great choice, including:

  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Bubble bath
  • Favorite treats
  • Posters
  • Toothpaste
  • Small dollar store toys
  • Pokémon cards
  • Silly putty
  • Fidget spinner
  • Other fidget toys

What suggestions do you have for stocking stuffers for kids with autism, ADHD, sensory needs, etc? Drop them in the comment section for other’s to use as well!!