Struggling to find that perfect gift for a loved one? We have tracked down some of the best gifts to give this year, supporting small independent businesses and disabled creators.

Spoonie box - ChristmasSpoonie Christmas Box
Any friend who lives with a chronic illness will love the thought behind this carefully crafted gift box. A gorgeous selection of Christmas treats awaits the lucky person gifted this box, all designed to make those with a chronic illness feel included with the festivities. They will find everything from handmade gluten-free mince pies and a scented candle to an adorable little jar with an extra spoon in it – to show just how understood they are.

Spoonie Box  – £37

Kintsugi - ChristmasSneaky Scarf
This genius little scarf is both stylish and practical. It may just look like a standard snood-style scarf, but it has a hidden zip pocket to store your phone, credit cards, lipstick, face mask or cash. It negates the need to carry a handbag, which let’s face it just gets in the way and is probably filled with things you don’t really need. Treat a loved one this Christmas or just treat yourself, you deserve it.

Kintsugi – £10 

Christmas - cross stitchDon’t be a dick cross stitch
If you have a friend or family member that you know will appreciate a bit of rude cross stitching, then we have the gift for you to give them. Cross stitching can be soothing and therapeutic, so why not make it funny and a bit cheeky too? The kit comes with everything you need to make your poignant cross stitch statement.

Not on the High Street – £10.50


Christmas - Pause boxPause Box
If you know someone who has been struggling with their mental health lately, why not treat them to a subscription to the Pause box produced by mental health charity, Mind?  Sometimes we all need a little reminder that someone is thinking of us, and what better way than to arrange a thoughtful and regular reminder. The best thing about this subscription is that all the proceeds go toward funding the charity Mind.

Pause For Mind – £7.50 per month

Christmas - Harry SpectersHarry Specters
If you have a chocolate enthusiast in your midst, you will not disappoint by introducing them to the mouth-watering wonders of Harry Specters. They are dedicated to creating luxury chocolates from natural, ethically-sourced ingredients, and offering young autistic adults employment opportunities within their company. Show someone how much you love them with a luxury gift box this Christmas – and pray they share them with you.

Harry Specters – £20 

Christmas - warriorWarrior necklace
This tasteful and powerful statement necklace is the perfect gift for anyone you know who has used their incredible inner strength to battle whatever life has thrown at them. It comes in gold or silver and will complement any outfit. Created by Unstigma on Etsy, you will find a whole range of beautiful items related to chronic illness, so you may want to treat yourself this year too.

Unstigma on Etsy – £13.50

Christmas - Frida KahloFrida Kahlo Hip Flask Key Ring
Imbibing in a little tipple over the festive period is almost expected – please note that PosAbility is not condoning drunkenness, always drink responsibly. However, meeting friends at the pub for a festive toast is not as simple this year. If you decide to arrange a meet up indoors or outdoors – depending on restrictions – this miniature hip flask may be just the thing that everyone needs. What a thoughtful little gift it would make.

George Whitstable – £4

Christmas - PosAbilityMagazine Subscription
The gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. It would be remiss of us not promote buying a one year subscription to (the now award winning!) PosAbility for only £15 as a gift for a loved one (yes, it is only £15 for six issues), but enough about us. There is literally a magazine for every interest, so if you need a gift for someone who is passionate about fly fishing, vegan cooking, photography, knitting or feminism, simply take to google and you will be sure to find something that fits their interest.

PosAbility Magazine – £15

christmasPersonalised BSL Christmas Card
A beautiful way to show someone you care using British Sign Language (BSL). These handcrafted A5 cards can be personalised to include a name signed out in BSL. The action images sign I Love You and the card pictured here has ‘Grandma’ signed underneath. Guaranteed to make someone smile this Christmas.

Monochrome Mementos on Etsy – £4

Christmas - CookfulnessCookfulness Recipe Book

This unique cookbook has been designed to help people living with chronic illness get back into the kitchen and find their love for cooking. Full of great, easy-to-follow recipes, and lots of practical advice to ensure everyone can manage their cooking at their own pace. Available on Amazon or from any good book store.

Amazon – £14.99

Christmas - FforaFFORA
This brand makes beautiful, stylish products to attach to your wheelchair. Choose from a range of colours of bags, bottle holders, cup holders and flasks to match your own personal style and make life on the go that bit easier.


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