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Emotional Health Gift Guide

by Jessica Ragnio, MSW, LICSW, and Associate Clinical Director at Mightier

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Looking for a gift that helps kids build emotional awareness, emotional regulation skills, and overall emotional health this holiday season? Check out this holiday gift guide! These fun, educational and game-like tools are great for kids’ specific emotional, behavioral, and sensory needs.



Great for kids with oppositional defiant disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, aggression, anger, and irritability.

Mightier improves the emotional health of children who struggle with their emotions. The program helps children practice coping skills through playing fun video games. Over time, the coping skills become automatic even when children face real world challenges.

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Skills for Big Feelings


Great for kids with anxiety and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Skills for Big Feelings is a comprehensive social-emotional learning guide to help children learn to cope with their feelings and thrive. Built on a selection of cognitive behavioral techniques, stretching, breathing exercises, and mindfulness.

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Lolli Collection


Good for kids with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and irritability.

Parents, use these meditations to help increase your children’s self-esteem, enhance your child’s imagination, and encourage positive thinking. Lolli comes from the Land of Color and speaks directly to children, guiding them through a story that they themselves adventure on and feel part of.

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Zones of Regulation


Great for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anger, and anxiety.

Feelings come in different sizes, intensities and levels of energy and The Zones of Regulation curriculum gives us an easy way to think about all the different ways we feel on the inside. This provides a simple way to identify, talk about, and regulate our feelings.

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The Original Weighted Compression Vest


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder and sensory sensitivities.

Made of stretchy neoprene to ensure a snug fit, it has mesh sides for extra comfort and breathability. You can easily adjust the amount of weight in the vest so that it provides just the right amount of proprioceptive input for your child to cope with sensory overload.

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Sloth Heavy Hugger


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder or anxiety.

Weighted companions are a great way to empower kids to self-regulate. They can hold the Sloth Heavy Hugger on their laps for a soothing sensation, while running their hands over its soft fur.

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Bounce Board


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder.

Are your kids always jumping on the furniture or clamoring for a trampoline? Then you’ll love the Bounce Board! It is completely covered in sturdy foam so that there are no springs for kids’ fingers to get caught in and it’s easy to wipe clean. Kids get the proprioceptive input they need while practicing balance and coordination.

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Pencil Toppers


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Oral motor stimulation can be extremely beneficial for many kids, so it’s important to provide them with something designed for safe chewing. These Pencil Toppers are ideally placed for chewing while your children do schoolwork, instead of munching on erasers and pen caps, while also offering a fidget opportunity.

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Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

This soothing fidget is hard to put down. Developed by hand therapists, this therapeutic favorite features interlocking, rotating links that are excellent for building fine finger dexterity and exercising finger joints – while decreasing stress.

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Scented Furry Sensory Squares


Great for kids with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and irritability.

Furry Sensory Squares are made of a phenomenally textured furry fabric (that tactile seeking, touchy-feely kids adore!) and are scented with calming lavender or focusing mint. They look, smell, and feel amazing! Created for gentle fidgeting, snuggling at bedtime, or for tucking inside desks, backpacks, or under bed pillows.

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Yoga Pretzel Cards


Great for kids with anxiety to practice mindfulness.

Vibrantly colored set of yoga cards that provide a healthy dose of fun, while teaching all the basics of yoga! Yoga Pretzels build children’s minds, bodies, and spirits – as well as their coordination, flexibility, and sensory processing skills. A quality set of 50 color-coded activity cards with 9 categories.

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Finger Labyrinth Cards


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.

Set of 5 labyrinth cards featuring beautiful Celtic designs! Use your finger or the included stylus to trace 10 soothing designs that are excellent for self-regulation. There’s no beginning or end; no right or wrong – just a wonderfully peaceful way to relax while quietly engaging your fingers and mind.

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Mixed Emotions Putty


Great for kids with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and anger.

With the Hide Inside! Collection you will be on the hunt for six unique pieces that each of these three clear based puttys have to offer. So whether you are looking for spontaneous expressions amongst the smiling faces, shadowy creatures within the woods or the bothersome bugs throughout the greenery, you will surely be captivated with the challenge of discovering them all!

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Differently Wired


Great for parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.

Through 18 paradigm-shifting ideas or “tilts,” Differently Wired suggests a path for how parents can shift our thinking and actions in a way that not only improves the family dynamic, but also allows these extraordinary children to fully realize their best selves.

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Brain Flakes


Great for kids with irritability and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Brain Flakes are a new construction toy that teaches children spatial thinking and lets imaginations run wild! Every jar contains over 500 discs, which means hours of endless fun improving the coordination and dexterity of young children, keeping both their minds and bodies active!

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The Whatifs


Great for kids with anxiety.

This picture book takes a look at pesky what-if questions — like What if my dog runs away? or What if my crayon breaks? — and shows readers how to flip them into happy and wonder-filled thoughts.

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Solace Chewelry


Great for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.

Solace Chewelry is specifically designed to promote calm, focus and self-regulation by meeting your child’s oral sensory needs quietly and discreetly. It can also help redirect shirt chewing, nail biting and other negative oral habits. Each chewy necklace also comes with a breakaway clasp for additional safety in a variety of fun designs!

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Calming Cuddle Ball


Great for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder.

This soft, cozy ball provides tons of comfort and security—an ideal way for kids to calm themselves whenever they need it! Designed to feel like a “hug,” the plush ball helps reduce anxiety and soothes the senses when kids slip in their arms and give it a little squeeze. Best of all, it’s machine-washable for super-easy care!

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Sensa Calm Weighted Lap Pad


Great for kids with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder.

These soft, cuddly weighted lap pads are great for having on your lap and running your fingers over. The cotton fabric is cool and calming, the cuddle fabric has little raised dots to make it more interesting. A great little item to have anywhere you need a little extra calming.

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DreamGYM Doorway Sensory Swing


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder.

SDreamGYM Doorway sensory swing is pure bliss for your child. Comfortable stretchable fabric mimics the feeling of a tight hug or being wrapped in a cocoon. It provides womb-like safety and comfort. The swing support bar attaches to your door frame in minutes like a home pull-up bar and allows you to play, swing, and climb just like at your favorite playground.

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Fuzzy Coloring Poster


Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

These fuzzy velvet coloring posters help kids stay inside the lines, hide mistakes and building confidence while gaining additional sensory input. This family-friendly activity promotes creativity and is a perfect “TV-Off” and quiet-time activity for kids of all ages.

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I Can Do Hard Things


Great for kids with Anxiety.

What kids tell themselves matters! It becomes their inner voice. It can help them connect with their power within. I Can Do Hard Things introduces children to the practice of listening to their inner voice and using mindful affirmations for support and encouragement when challenges arise.

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Find Your Calm


Great for kids with Anxiety.

Find Your Calm is a wonderfully accessible book that teaches children how to tap into their sense of safety when anxiety sends a false alarm, so they can find their calm. Includes simple grounding activities for children to practice.

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The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD


Great for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

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