Sensory Friendly Gift Guide – The Best Sensory Gifts for Kids

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Here is a sensory friendly gift guide with the best sensory gifts for kids! There are lots of different toys and other products great for kids of all ages. Save this post and use it for birthdays, special occasions and holidays! All my picks are from Amazon because I love the convenience and of course, Prime rocks.

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The Best Sensory Gift Ideas for Kids

As a mom to a special needs child, I’m always on the lookout for good sensory toys. My son is almost 12 years old now so I’ve been narrowing down my favorites for a long time! He was diagnosed Autistic at 3 years old and even before then, I knew I need to stock up on sensory items at home. He needed constant stimulation and I was on the hunt for the best stuff.

I scoured Amazon and rounded up the very best sensory items that make great gifts for kids of all ages. Find everything linked below grouped by age.

Sensory Toys for Babies (0 months to 1 Year Old)

Sensory play should begin during the infant and baby stages. Not only does it help build nerve connections in the brain, it also encourages developmental skills. Through sensory play, babies work on language, social and cognitive skills. They also have a lot of fun!

Here are my top picks for baby sensory toys:

Sensory Toys for Toddlers (1-3 Years Old)

Here are my top picks for toddler sensory toys. Since toddlers are always on the go, I included a lot of options parents can easily throw in their diaper bag.

Sensory Toys & Activities for Preschoolers (4 to 6 Years Old)

Here are my top picks for sensory toys for preschoolers. This stage is excellent for sensory bins, water tables and exploring new textures.

Sensory & Fidget Toys for Children 5 to 10 Years Old

Here are my top picks for sensory toys for kids in elementary school. Included are lots of fidget options and smaller manipulatives.

Sensory Toys for Kids 10 Years Old and Up

Here are my top picks for sensory toys for kids 10 years old and up. All of these can be used for teens as well as adults. I’ve also included fidget toys and items specifically for kids with special needs like ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder.

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There you have all my favorite sensory toys and items for the best sensory gift ideas for kids. Whether you’re shopping for a baby or teenager, I hope this gift guide is helpful in your search. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all my product recommendations.

Looking for more Sensory Ideas? Check out some of my other posts:

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Easy DIY Fall Themed Sensory Bin for Kids

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Watercolor Blow Paint Monsters

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