This Christmas we want to support the talented community of disabled creators by showcasing their amazing work and highlighting some great gift ideas that could help you out this festive season.
Shopping for family and friends can be a stressful time, finding that perfect gift for a special someone can come with a lot of pressure and we all need a little help with ideas sometimes.
This year why don’t we make an effort to support our community of disabled creatives and seek out some thoughtful, unique gifts for our loved ones? We recently put a call out on social media and we were inundated with recommendations, we have started a list of disabled creators and their accounts here and we will continue to add to this over the coming weeks – if you would like to be featured please email email@example.com with some details and a link to your business and we will include it.
Looking for some spoonie-related gifts? Head over to Chronic Kali’s website for an array of stickers, hoodies, t-shirts, mugs and more! Kali Goodings is the creative genius behind these amazing gifts, her lived experience has allowed her to create a thoughtful selection of items that are helping to spread awareness of chronic illness and invisible disabilities, and bring a little joy to anyone who receives them.
You will find a superb selection of pins supporting the disabled community, from messages that include the dreaded term “But you look great…”, to adorable spoonie-corns who bring a little magic to chronic illness. You will also find some amazing prints, mugs, stickers and mindful colouring pages. Shop here for the perfect stocking fillers.
Autumn’s Instgram bio reads: “Queer, disabled maker of magical whimsical acrylic jewellery for magical people”, we certainly believe that each piece of jewellery could actually make you feel quite magical. This incredibly talented individual is creating stunning, unique jewellery that will brighten even the darkest of days, you are bound to find some stand out gifts in this collection.
Dinky Dots Dollhouse
Get into the festive spirit with a handmade pair of Christmas earrings from Dinky Dots Dollhouse. Specialising in handmade miniature jewellery and accessories, you will find a sparkly festive collection that is both beautiful and affordable – our favourite are the sparkly gingerbread men! This inclusive business is run by a disabled creator and 10% of all monthly sales are donated to MIND and Bliss.
Cathryn is an artist and illustrator living with chronic illness. Her beautiful art is available in the form of paintings, prints, mugs postcards and greetings cards. Her unique Christmas cards make a refreshing change from the busy noise on many of the cards you find on the high street, and we especially love the print of the bear wearing a scarf! The miniature framed prints would make a great gift for someone too.
Amy Paints Bits
Amy makes beautiful, fun, home décor pieces, from personalised signs to gorgeous rainbow ornaments. You will find beautiful Christmas decorations too, including cheeky Christmas baubles, geometric stag’s heads, and festive peg dolls! Browse through this amazing selection of gift ideas and maybe starting adding items to your own Christmas list!
Katy Rose Fisher creates intricate hand embroidery that will make you smile. From bouquets of kittens to messages of support, you will even find handstitched mini hoop necklaces for sale. Take a look at the feel good hoops to hang on your wall or gift someone a cute pocket calmer cushion in their stocking this Christmas. For adults who are not easily offended, we highly recommend you pop over to @TheProfanityPixie on Instagram because you will really enjoy it!
You will not find a more colourful collection of goodies than in the Colourblind Zebra shop. This rainbow coloured zebra is a beautiful symbol for inclusivity and it looks adorable on t-shirts and hoodies that are available to buy too. Browse through a fabulous array of pins, keyrings, clothing and more, to brighten someone’s with a little gift. The Colourblind Zebra is raising awareness one rainbow at a time.
Tiding of Magpies
Get your beautiful jewellery fix over here. Handcrafted, delicate pieces that will surprise and delight anyone who receives them. You will find classic, modern jewellery with a twist, utilising colourful gems and delicate chains. Created by Florence in the historic jewellery quarter of Birmingham, you can see the creativity and passion that has gone into every piece.
Robin Tynan is a water colour artist and urban sketcher who creates beautiful prints and greeting cards. They have some stunning and unique Christmas cards available at the moment, some with a wonderfully gothic twist. They also offer a personalised service which allows you to choose the image and a phrase from your greeting card, creating something extra special for a friend or loved one.
Fidgets and Stims
Visit Fidgets and Stims for a great range of fidget toys, stimming tools, communication cards and more. Specialising in neurodiversity and autism positivity products, you will find new products added regularly.
Kat Paylor-Bent is an adaptive fashion designer, inclusivity expert and speaker. She specialises in eye masks, PEG protectors, weighted blankets and they are all made from beautiful fabrics that are soft to the touch and add a touch of style for users.
Find all things chronic illness related here, created by a spoonie for spoonies. Check out this chronic illness empowerment shop for adorable pins, stickers, keyrings and stationary that each have a quirky message of support or awareness of chronic illness and invisible disabilities.
We will keep adding to this list, if you are a disabled artist, maker or creator and you would like to be featured here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.