What kind of gift do you get an amputee?
Pretty much the same thing you might get anyone else.
However, depending on the amputee’s type of limb loss, you might need to get an adaptive or inclusive version.
Instead of a bicycle, for example, you might consider getting a handcycle for a lower-limb amputee.
You might need to get an adaptive version of a video game console or controller for an upper-limb amputee.
Instead of a traditional doll or teddy bear, it’d be even better to get one that has a limb difference that matches the recipient’s.
Of course, gifts shouldn’t just be related to the person’s limb loss; they also need to fit his or her personality and interests. Just pay attention and think about it, and there’s a great chance you’ll find a gift he or she will love.
See our two recent newsletter articles for a bunch of great 2020 gift ideas.
Here are a few more possibilities:
A BOOK ABOUT OR BY AN AMPUTEE.
AN AMPUTEE PET OR A SERVICE OR SUPPORT ANIMAL. Make sure to ask the recipient if he or she wants and is prepared to care for a pet first.
A WATERPROOF PROSTHESIS COVER OR SWIM FIN to help the recipient participate in water activities.
A PROSTHESIS ACCESSORY, SUCH AS A CARRYING BAG OR A DECORATIVE COVER. If you want to go all out, you could even purchase a custom paint job for the person’s prosthesis.
AN IWALK2.0. This device is a hands-free crutch alternative for single below-knee amputees.
LEGGINGS FOR LOWER-LIMB AMPUTEES.
A TRIP TO AN AMPUTEE-RELATED EVENT, SUCH AS AN AMPUTEE CAMP OR CONFERENCE.
A TORNADO BODY DRYER. This product enables people with limited mobility to dry their entire body in the shower or bathtub without towels.
A T-SHIRT OR SPECIALTY ITEM, SUCH AS A COFFEE MUG OR POSTER, WITH AN AMPUTEE-RELATED MESSAGE PRINTED ON IT.
A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR BUCK & BUCK AMPUTEE ADAPTED CLOTHING.
AMPUTEE-PRODUCED ARTWORK OR TICKETS TO A PLAY OR COMEDY SHOW FEATURING AN AMPUTEE. Give a cool gift while also helping support an amputee artist. For a great place to start looking, see Mouth & Foot Painting Artists.
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