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Twelve Gift Ideas from RNIB
To help make your shopping easier, The Institute compiled a favourite top twelve gift ideas, all chosen from their "Cards and Gifts Catalogue”.
For a parent or older relative who is finding it difficult to read normal-sized print but reluctant to admit it - a large print 2004 calendar is recommended. If they love playing games, RNIB produces a large print and braille version of Scrabble, while whole family can have enjoy the large print playing cards.
For a mum or sister who loves to shop, there are fun tote bags with easy-to-see big bold prints. If they're a keen gardener the RNIB recommends indoor lavender herb garden which makes a room smell great.
Also presented are a range of low vision kitchen gadgets, including talking tins, an inventive way to keep track of canned food or packet food. Simply record a message about the contents by pressing a large tactile button on the gadget. The next time you want something from the larder but can't read the print, the recorded message will remind you what is in the can.
Blind and partially sighted children respond to brightly coloured and tactile toys. RNIB recommends a range of toys including scented marker pens and the wikki stix activity set, a fun version of play-doh, made from wax and yarn. For younger children they offer the rattling dog, a tactile wooden push-along toy that encourages eye and hand co-ordination.
Older children will have fun waking up in the mornings with a talking cube clock. which also has a choice of audible alarms including a mechanical bell, horn and cuckoo.
Recordable voice pads are easy to use and record a ten second message of your choice. Or choose a card from the wide-range of Christmas cards. Besides our tactile and audio recordable cards there are more traditional design cards on offer.
A percentage of all proceeds from the catalogue go towards funding vital RNIB services, so it's an easy way to give to a charity and get something in return.
- For a copy of the catalogue call log onto their website www.rnib.org.uk