Holiday Gifts for People With Low Vision

Holiday Gifts for People With Low Vision

Do you have a friend or family member with low vision? With the holidays approaching, it’s time to think about what kind of gifts they might like.

Fun and Games

Most people like getting something fun for the holidays. As tempting as it may be to buy a scarf and glove set just to check a gift off your list, it doesn’t take too much effort to find something a little more unique and enjoyable.

Many games come in tactile, large print, or braille editions. Connect Four, Uno, Rummikub, and Dominos are all games that we’ve found and offer on our website. Standard playing cards also come in large print editions.

Or if you want to play something more active, we carry soccer balls, volleyballs, and even basketballs that have bells to alert the player to the ball’s location. One of our basketballs also comes with a goal locator buzzer that will sound when the ball makes it through the goal.

For someone who enjoys crafting, a nice task lighting lamp could make a significant difference in how well they can see. Some lamps even come with built-in magnifiers. Lamps that replicate natural light are usually easier on the eyes and help with color recognition.

Books and Reading

For book lovers, you could invest in a new audiobook player. Our Milestone 212 Ace Book Reader is one of the most portable and functional book readers you can find. It fits in the palm of your hand. This player can play MP3s, Daisy downloadable books, books from the National Library Service, Audible.com books, and more.

Other readers, like the Victor Reader Stream, has wireless capabilities that can play books, newspapers, podcasts, and even the radio. It can also record your own voice notes.

On Sale This Week

Some of our favorite gift ideas are on sale this week. You can always check our Clearance/Discount page to find everyday steals, but these items were specially picked for the holidays.

Po-Ke-No is the perfect game to play with everyone. It’s fun, but the gameplay is simple enough for a 6-year-old.  Up to 12 players can work to cover the cards on their boards, hoping to be the first to complete a row. The letters, symbols, and numbers on the boards measure over .5″ in height and are easy to see as are the calling cards.

Love gadgets? This 3.5” Portable Magnifier is small enough to carry in your pocketbook. It has a CCTV magnification range of 2X to 24X. You can freeze frame an image, then zoom in on whatever area you need to see closely. And there are 15 color options for easier viewing!

The RNIB PenFriend2 Voice Labeling System allows users to easily record, and re-record information onto self-adhesive labels. The PenFriend is useful for labeling food items, including freezer food and even add cooking instructions, film and music collections, organize household paperwork, record shopping lists or leave audio messages. All you have to do is record your message and keep track of the label in a notebook or other space you’ll remember. Great for students as well as for home tasks.


To see our entire low vision selection, check out our main Vision page.