Our Top Ten Gifts For A More Inclusive Christmas

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Our Top Ten Gifts For A More Inclusive Christmas

There are a lot of Christmas gift guides popping up at the moment, but for the most part, they're not focused on those of us with chronic health conditions, physical impairments, or invisible illnesses.

That's alright though; there are plenty of excellent companies making beautiful products for this sizable but often overlooked demographic. In this blog post, we've listed our top ten gift ideas for you and your loved ones this Christmas.

Babe with a mobility aid?

We had to post about these guys first, as we keep seeing them all over the place (most recently, during one of our own photoshoots). Neo-Walk are a company we really admire - they prioritise the aesthetic value of walking sticks, turning them into a desirable fashion accessory for those who need them. They have a range of amazing sticks, from coloured, translucent and glittery to ones that actually light up! Check out the Tickled Pink Punch stick for a classic.

A woman with long, blonde hair stands on a grassy embankment, wearing a white t-shirt and pink floaty dress, holding a pink walking stick

Perfect for power-chairs

If you're looking for a present for someone who uses a powered wheelchair, you're in luck. We designed the Rosa May cape to be easy to wear (no sleeves = no rotating your shoulder to get your arms in), comfortable (the longer back means it can be fully tucked underneath you when seated) and warm (the wool-mix fabric retains heat while the digitally printed lining extends to the neck to protect your skin). 

Accessorise in style

We love FFORA, a lifestyle and accessories brand primarily for the disabled community. Their attachments fit more than 180 brands of wheelchair and you can then add accessories such as bags and cupholders. We love their Essentials Bag in Tangerine, which is currently on sale at £50 (down from £73).
 
An image of a wheelchair user's legs and close up of an orange bag attached to the chair

Plus-size perfection 

If you're shopping for a fashion lover with curves, can we suggest our very own 'Georgie' dark floral dress. With super soft material, no internal labels, and long-sleeves, it works well paired with tights and boots and a chunky-knit scarf for a classic winter weather outfit! Available in sizes 18-24 and currently on sale for £22 (down from £30). 

Face mask fashion

Sure, we've all got to wear face masks now, but they don't have to be boring! We've got a limited number of kintsugi-print face masks, currently on sale for £12.99 (down from £15). They make the perfect present; not only do they have a unique print, they're also adjustable around the nose, as well as the straps. 

Front-fastening and fabulous

Another brand we're a firm fan of is Elba London. Elba make beautiful bras with patented magnetic front fasteners to offer easy dressing. Elba (Able, spelled backwards) was founded by Judith Cook with the aim of making bras easier to put on, which is great if you have an injury or limited mobility. We love the 'Essential Bra in Fleur', which is simply stunning. 

The K-utest earrings

We're a bit biased here, as they're from our own store, but we adore these laser- cut earrings, which depict the Kintsugi logo. Obviously, they're ideal for friends and family members whose name starts with the letter K, but they're an eye-catching pair of earrings regardless. Hypoallergenic gold-plated sterling silver fastenings keep your lobes from turning green (we've all been there!). A great stocking filler!

Prosthetic power

Our Rosie the Riveter inspired t-shirt (also sold on our sister site, K, Babe) is a best-seller. Featuring a badass woman with a prosthetic arm, it's a statement that diversity and representation are important. Disabled women can be sexy and powerful, so it's about time we see them being depicted in just that way. 

Bath-time bliss

If you're shopping for someone with a long-term health condition, this luxury spa bath pillow is a thoughtful idea for much-needed relaxation time in the tub. Its two-panel design supports your upper back and it has seven suction cups, which mean the pillow won't slip. It's also odour, mould and mildew resistant. Pick one up today from Valmars. 

Pockets n prints

Last but not least, we couldn't compile a gift guide without featuring our best-selling kintsugi-print skirt. This a-line number has an elasticated waistband, concealed side Velcro opening and two deep front pockets, which can hold everything from your phone and housekeys to medical devices such as blood sugar monitoring kits and Epi-pens. 

Happy shopping, lovely readers. And whatever you're doing this Christmas, stay safe. 

- Team Kintsugi x


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