Stocking stuffers can be some of the most difficult presents to choose, due to their size. Things that small are often either not very expensive (like candy and nuts) or they are very expensive (like jewelry). So hitting your price point might be challenging, too. ILA can help you solve that problem by giving suggestions for stocking stuffers for the visually impaired. We’ve got items that are practical, fun, within a moderate price range, and small enough to fit into your sock.
Reading Materials and Accessories
Lots of reading-related items can fit into a stocking. Upgrade your loved one’s eyeglass holder or case by getting them something like our black vinyl or tapestry patterned upright holders. Book lights are also popular. Some people prefer the pocket versions that flip open, while others like a clip-on light that can be attached to their book.
Most jewelers loupes and other magnifiers don’t take up much space. There are so many different types of magnification tools to choose from. You could probably get several, just to give your friend or relative lots of options. Some are even designed like jewelry- making a gift of a necklace both stylish and practical
Large print and braille books are usually too big to qualify as stocking stuffers, but electronic books are not! The Megavoice Bible Envoy S is a solar powered digital player that can be charged by sunlight. It’s small and portable, which means it’s also the right size for a stocking stuffer! And it weighs only 2.4 ounces. The raised buttons and four levels of navigation make it incredibly user-friendly for searching through hundreds of hours of audio Bible content.
Clocks and Watches
A wall clock or grandfather clock may be way too big to stuff into a stocking, but most watches and clocks are a great fit.
Watches come with different functions and forms. Whether you are looking for something basic or dressy, we carry watches that fit all styles. We have talking watches, low vision watches (with bigger numbers), vibrating watches, and even braille watches!
To find a small clock, just check out our travel clock page. The travel clocks come in many sizes and shapes as well. Some talk, some vibrate, and some even make loud booms to wake the heaviest sleeper (or someone with hearing impairment).
If you want a standard, tiny little clock, the Travel and Pocket Male Voice Talking Clock is only 3.25″ x 2.25”. It has a slide-off plastic cover that protects the setting buttons (no accidental resets!) but leaves the talk button uncovered so you can press it to hear the time. A stand pops out when you pull the cover off so you can rest it on your dresser.
Pens and Markers
Pens and markers are also a safe bet. They’ll help you finish filling up the empty spaces in that stocking. Sharpies, dark graphite pencils, and contrast pens make it easier for people with low vision to see what they are writing.
Just like the magnifiers, you can buy an assortment for them to test out in different scenarios and on different paper mediums. It never hurts to have an extra pen!
Still stuck? Give us a call so we can help you choose that perfect holiday gift!