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Helpful (But Also Cool) Gift Ideas For Quadriplegics

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 384 Moderator
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Hello Everyone! Brooke here

With the holidays just around the corner I thought it would be cool to make a list of ideas for gifts for Quads. If you're a quad and reading this, what would YOU want someone to gift you if you could have anything? If you're a family member of a quad, what have you purchased them (or want to purchase them) that is COOL but also makes their life easier?

Lets do a collaborative list for ALL budgets, large and small.

Ill start:

- Apple Watch (5th Gen). Does not require your phone with you at all times and has the "raise to speak" function meaning no more asking for "Hey Siri" to use voice commands and text.

- Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - no cords to have in the way when listening to music or watching shows!

- An iPad and stylus - an essential for any quad with no hand use. No typing required.

- A gift card for a tailoring service - every quad should have a tailor to help their shirts and pants fit well!

- Comfy light shoes that are stylish - my husband loves merino All Birds

- Warm and stylish Toques and gloves

- Waterproof anything!

Any further ideas?
Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

Comments

  • SterlionSterlion Moderator Posts: 99 Moderator
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    This is a really good list! One thing I'd recommend is a stylish bag or backpack. We have to always carry around bags to keep supplies in so one that is nice and has enough pockets for everything would be a great gift. Since it would be used everyday I'd prefer a durable one that would last two to three plus years.
  • ZcollieZcollie Moderator Posts: 239 Moderator
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    I love this post and the idea of it! I did want to say I got the Apple Watch 5 44mm and really like it. I got it because I have been driving and will hopefully get my license soon. I want to have it as an emergency back up in case I am in an accident or drop my phone. Being a quad myself, this is the first year where I don't really want anything.  I have everything I need, but if I could get anything I wanted here are a few things. 

    -new pair of quad jeans

    -amazon or eBay gift cards

    -food delivery gift cards for when I am on my own I can order food

    -a dash cam to put in my new car

    -can't go wrong with money haha 

    -a new pair of comfy shoes, a jacket, or nice sweatpants would be nice


    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. -SONIA RICOTTI
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 384 Moderator
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    @Sterlion
    Yes, this is such an important item. Everyone, everywhere needs a good quality backpack. This is your life line so to speak, haha. This handy bag has a BIG job! And you're right it has to be durable, water resistant and stylish. What is your favorite brand and why? Can you add a link or photo?

    Thanks so much!
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 384 Moderator
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    @Zcollie

    All of the above sound pretty reasonable. Have you checked out the Zubbits? They are magnetic laces that truly make putting shoes on, 10 X easier for partners and care aids. Heck, my boyfriend can sometimes do it himself now. They come in many different colors and really are not noticeable in your shoe laces but are pretty cool. Check them out! 

    https://www.amazon.ca/Magnetic-Volleyball-Shoelaces-Compatible-NativelandhubTM/dp/B01N4W71IQ/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=zubits&qid=1576483764&sr=8-8
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • SterlionSterlion Moderator Posts: 99 Moderator
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    @WAGSofSCI
    I actually got a leather designer bag about three or four years ago from an outlet. Its my third bag that I've had on my chair and I've had it the longest. I think it's been holding up well and the great thing about it being leather is you can clean it with leather cleaner and help it last longer.  It also fits nicely on my chair. 
  • ZcollieZcollie Moderator Posts: 239 Moderator
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    @WAGSofSCI I just ordered a pair to try out! Thank you for sharing this product with me(:
    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. -SONIA RICOTTI
  • ambercollieambercollie Moderator Posts: 126 Moderator
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    @Sterlion
    I love that Leather Backpack
    Where is that from?
  • SterlionSterlion Moderator Posts: 99 Moderator
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    @ambercollie
    It’s from coach
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