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60 ADHD Gifts for Adults: Health & Wellbeing Edition

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“ADHD Gifts For Adults: Health & Wellbeing Edition” was written by Ayah Al-Anani and reviewed/edited by Jackie Silver MHSc, RD

Join us in this post as we highlight 60 health and wellbeing ADHD gifts for adults! We suggest various cooking tools, gifts for the home, , fidget gadgets, meal delivery services, and more! This collection includes something for everyone, with a theme of making life easier!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links with which I may earn a small commission but at no additional cost to you. Affiliate links help bloggers like me to provide you with free content. All opinions expressed here are genuine.

DISCLAIMER: We both acknowledge that while we are not neurodivergent, it would be ideal for someone who identifies as neurodivergent to write this type of blog post, but there are not many neurodivergent healthcare professionals. I, (Jackie) as a registered dietitian, have a lot of experience working with adults with ADHD, so many of these recommendations are tools that have helped my clients with meal prep, cooking, and more.

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Health & Wellbeing Edition

It’s Almost the Holiday Season!

The weather is getting colder, meaning the holiday season is almost upon us! With the holidays approaching, that means thinking long and hard about what gifts to buy for your loved ones. 

Do you know a neurodivergent adult looking to make health-related changes this new year? Or someone who wants to start meal prepping but doesn’t know how? 

We’ve got you covered with this list of health and wellbeing ADHD gifts for adults. 

Please note that every individual is unique so it is best to choose a gift based on someone’s personal interests! When choosing a gift for someone, we recommend first asking them what they like. However, we know that option is not always available, hence this blog post of gifts for ADHD adults.

Below, you will see that we categorized the gifts based on people’s interests to make it easier for you- the gift giver! We tried to include something for everyone, so let us know in the comments if we missed anything. These gifts are relevant for all-year round as well!

You will find gifts in the following categories:

  • Home-Related Gifts
  • Cooking Tools
  • Fidget Gadgets for Sensory Stimulation
  • Mindful Coloring Books
  • Cookbooks
  • Meal Kit Delivery Services

Top 3 ADHD Gifts for Adults

Now, I know most folks don’t have time to read through this entire article, so here are my top 3 health & wellbeing ADHD gifts for adults

Instant pot: Instant Pot Ultra 60

The instant pot is one of the BEST ADHD gifts for adults because it saves time, eliminates many cooking barriers, simplifies cooking, and is versatile. It is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets because it gets the job done, well, instantly. And it eliminates many barriers to cooking that are common in folks with executive dysfunction.

I recommend it to many of my neurodivergent clients because you can make so many delicious, easy one-pot meals such as soups, stews, curries, chilis, pasta dishes, and proteins (such as beef, chicken, or fish). 

Air fryer: COSORI Air Fryer

Air fryers are another awesome gift for ADHD adults because it makes cooking so much easier. You might be surprised by this but you can cook almost anything in the air fryer, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! You can also make healthier versions of common popular foods such as fries or chicken nuggets and they come out crispy and delicious without being fried with tons of oil. It just makes things simple!

Smart Home System, such as the Amazon Echo Show 10

Who wouldn’t want an all-in-one smart home system to keep your home organized? Smart homes are an awesome ADHD gift for adults for many reasons, but especially for those looking to be more organized in the kitchen. 

This product allows you to cook along with recipes on SideChef, set timers, add items to your grocery list, and get unit conversions.

Smart homes are also helpful for reminding you to eat, which is something many ADHD adults forget to do! If my ADHD clients have a smart home, then I often recommend they set timers on it to remind them to eat 3 meals and 1-2 snacks per day. They’ve all said the timers help them tremendously! This is crucial if you tend to go several hours without eating as it can help reduce binging at night.

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Home-Related Gifts

Smart Home System, such as the Amazon Echo Show 10

Who wouldn’t want an all-in-one smart home system to keep your home organized? Smart homes are an awesome ADHD gift for adults for many reasons, but especially for those looking to be more organized in the kitchen. 

This product allows you to cook along with recipes on SideChef, set timers, add items to your grocery list, and get unit conversions.

Smart homes are also helpful for reminding you to eat, which is something many ADHD adults forget to do! If my ADHD clients have a smart home, then I often recommend they set timers on it to remind them to eat 3 meals and 1-2 snacks per day. They’ve all said the timers help them tremendously! This is crucial if you tend to go several hours without eating as it can help reduce binging at night.

The bottom line: smart homes are awesome ADHD gifts for adults!

Other Options:

Amazon Echo (4th Generation)

Google Nest Hub

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set: Lixada Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

For ADHD, sensory stimulation needs are heightened. So this acupressure mat and pillow set are perfect for just that! It also relieves tension and pain simply by lying on it for 10 to 30 minutes a day. It also helps relieve tense muscles and alleviate stress.

Weighted Blanket: GOHOME Weighted Blanket for Adult

These can be great to calm the nervous system down as the weight adds pressure to your body and helps your brain recognize your surroundings better, which then produces a calming and focusing effect. These can be great for any age group.

Many of my neurodivergent clients have told me that weighted blankets help them feel grounded, relaxed, and calm when they’re anxious.

More weighted blankets: Sivio Sherpa Fleece Weighted Blanket for Adult

Affordable version: Habibee Faux Fur Weighted Blanket

Light Therapy Lamp: MediAcous Light Therapy Lamp

Winter is almost here and the days are getting shorter which means we get less access to sunlight. This is where a light therapy lamp comes in. Sun lamps mimic the full spectrum of light present in daylight to help with mood, energy, and sleep. This is great for people who tend to feel low during the gray winter months or those with seasonal affective disorder.

You’re supposed to use your lamp within the first hour of awakening and for about 20-30 minutes daily. If you know someone who struggles with SAD in the winter, then this is the gift for them. It is something that I personally want to invest in this winter.

Other options:

Doraubia 3D Printed Moon Happy Light

Verilux HappyLight

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Cooking Tools

Cooking tools are one of my personal favorite gifts! They make cooking easy, fun, and simple! They are perfect gifts for adults with ADHD who are looking to develop meal prep and cooking skills and independence in the kitchen. I recommend them to many of my clients to make their lives easier. 

Instant Pot: Instant Pot Ultra 60

The instant pot makes life simple. It is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets because it gets the job done, well, instantly. I use mine to make a variety of soups and stews in the colder months. You can make a countless number of one-pot, nourishing meals in the instant pot. Just put all the ingredients in, set it and forget it.

Many of my ADHD clients tell me they love their instant pots because the recipes always turn out well, there are minimal dishes to clean, and you throw everything into one pot and get a balanced meal in one!

Slow Cooker: Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are quite the opposite of Instant Pots, but they are also one of my favorites. This is perfect for someone who wants to have dinner ready when they arrive home from work. It is also a great edition to your kitchen when your stovetop and oven are in use! That being said, it is sure to come in handy this Holiday season. Like the Instant Pot, you can make easy, delicious, one pot meals with your slow cooker.

Here are some other choices:

Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Slow Cooker

Crockpot 7 Quart Slow Cooker

Air Fryer: COSORI Air Fryer

You might be surprised by this but you can cook anything in the air fryer, including breakfast, dinner, and snacks! You can make easy recipes with minimal ingredients. If you’re looking for recipes, check out my 15 Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes.  Air fryers are a fantastic kitchen gadget that simplifies cooking which is crucial for people with ADHD.

Rice Cooker: Black+Decker Rice Cooker

With this kitchen gadget, you will never have to worry about undercooked or overcooked rice again! It makes cooking easy by allowing you to focus on the main course! And don’t worry, when the rice is done, the rice cooker will keep it warm until you’re ready to serve dinner. Many of my neurodivergent clients have told me how easy their rice cookers are to use! 

Blender: Ninja Nutri Pro Personal Blender

Smoothies are a quick and easy way to get in extra fruit, veggies, protein, and fiber. The fact that they are so simple to make is a big plus for people with ADHD who struggle with executive dysfunction.

Blender #2: Ninja Blender/Food Processor

If you’re looking for a bigger blender, this is a fantastic option! You simply pop the top on and press down, so there is no technology to worry about!

Reusable Meal Prep Containers: Ello Duraglass Meal Prep Storage Containers

If you know someone who intends  to start meal prepping in the new year, food storage containers are a great gift for them. These containers are all reusable, freezer-friendly, and microwave-safe. I personally have these exact Ello meal prep containers and I love them. I use them weekly. Plus, they’re very beautiful to look at!

Meal prep is a critical skill for ADHD adults to develop: it helps them save time, develop independence, and enables them to have nutritious meals and snacks ready in advance of when hunger strikes. You can read about meal planning and ADHD extensively here.

You can use meal prep containers to portion out individual meals from a large batch of a recipe to last you for the week. This reduces decision anxiety and simplifies your life so you have time to focus on other things. Reusable containers are fantastic ADHD gifts for adults looking to become more independent and organized in the kitchen.

Other options:

Ello Food Storage Meal Prep Containers

Bentgo 2-Compartment Meal Prep Containers

GOOD FOR YOU Glass Food Storage Containers

AMAXE Meal Prep Containers

Cooking Pots & Pans: Goodful All-in-One Pan

Who doesn’t love new cookware? Jokes aside, cooking pots or pans make wonderful gifts for adults with ADHD who want to cook more or expand their cooking skill set. 

The above multipurpose pan is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe. It’s an all-in-one pan that you can use to saute, stew, pan-fry, deep fry, boil, or poach making it a great choice for beginner cooks .

Here are some other options:

Affordable option: Clockitchen Non-Stick Cookware Set

CAROTE Nonstick Pots and Pans Set

Dutch Oven: Lodge Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are an excellent kitchen tool to make warm and comforting one-pot meals. My parents love their Dutch oven, they use it to make tender beef, chicken dishes, and stews. You can also make soups, casseroles, fish, pork, beef, and more. They are also easy to clean and eliminate the use of multiple cooking dishes, making it very appealing to folks with ADHD.

More affordable option: Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven

Time Stamped Water Bottle: ETDW Gallon Water Bottle with Straw and Time Marker

If you know someone who is trying to increase their fluid intake, this is a great gift! It makes drinking water easy in two ways 1) you only have to fill it once because it has 9 cups of water, which is the daily requirement for most individuals and 2) It is labeled with time stamps to remind yourself to drink throughout the day, so you can keep yourself accountable without having to look elsewhere! 

The visual reminder is perfect for ADHD adults who may go several hours forgetting to drink water. Many of my clients with ADHD tell me when something is out of sight, it is out of mind. So if a water bottle is not in front of them, they will forget to drink. This is a fun ADHD gift for adults looking to boost their hydration.

Reusable Bags (Silicone): Greenzla Reusable Storage Bags

Do you know someone who likes to be a bit more environmentally friendly? This is for them! I love my reusable silicone bags! They are also great for meal prep to store snacks in throughout the week. These make fantastic ADHD gifts for adults wanting to stay organized.

Thermos: GOOD FOR YOU Insulated Food Flask

I am a firm believer that everyone needs a good thermos. Believe it or not, they are quite versatile! This is a great gift for someone who likes outdoor activities like camping, skiing, or picnics, and can also be used for everyday use, like packing lunches! I like to keep soup in my thermos, check out my favorite recipes here: 

But it doesn’t stop here! A thermos is great for anything hot like curries, rice, noodles, and drinks and also anything cold like smoothies, yogurt or fruit!

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Fidget Gadgets for Sensory Stimulation

Adults with ADHD often need something to fidget with their hands. These rings are a great solution. They are  discrete and aesthetically pleasing. They feature a rotatable feature to fidget with to relieve stress, anxiety and help you focus.  The sliding motion of the rings delivers sensory input that ADHD brains and bodies often crave.

These make great ADHD gifts for adults. They’re also great for people with anxiety and can be used as a stocking stuffer. Here are some of our favorites!

CASSIECA 3pcs Stainless Steel Spinner Ring

Legdro 6pcs Stainless Steel Fidget Band Rings

Wisdompro 16pcs Spiky Sensory Finger Rings

Milacolato Sterling Silver Anxiety Spinning Rings

Diamday Sterling Silver Fidget Anxiety Ring

Fidget Necklaces

If rings are not for you, then don’t worry because fidget necklaces are just as effective! Both dainty and sensory stimulating, these necklaces make for a great gift. Here are some of the ones we liked!

QIEU To My Badass Squad Necklace

D-Fokes Magic Time Turner Hourglass Pendant Necklace

YANCHUN Anxiety Necklace

Chew Necklace (for added sensory stimulation and to reduce nail biting): Chew Necklace for Sensory

Fidget Key Rings

These key rings make great stim toys that you can easily access on your keys and receive the sensory input you crave and help you focus while working. 

Here are a few fun ones:

Squeeze Bean Fidget Toy

Simple Dimple Fidget Toy Keychain

Mini Pop Keychain Fidget Toy Pack

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Mindful Coloring Books

Cultivate mindfulness and restore a sense of peace and inner calm with these coloring books. These can be a super fun and relaxing activity for both kids and adults to do when overstimulated to help center themselves and regain calmness. Be sure to gift them markers or colored pencils to go along with the coloring book. 

Coloring books are excellent ADHD gifts for adults who like doing two things at once. For example, my clients often tell me that using a coloring book helps them sit down and keep focus while watching TV or listening to a podcast. 

I personally have about 3 different adult coloring books in my home and have found it a helpful stress reliever activity. This is the one I use the most:

Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation

Here are some of our favorite adult-friendly coloring books.

Large Print Easy Color & Frame – Stress Free (Adult Coloring Book)

FUCK THIS SHIT: Motivational swear word coloring book.

Coloring Book For Adults: 100 Mandalas

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Cookbooks

Meal Prep Cookbook: The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go

Meal prep can be super crucial and helpful for adults with ADHD. However, sometimes it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start. This book will help guide them through the process of meal planning. Essentially, it removes the stress by providing you with everything you may need including nutritious recipes, shopping lists, instructions and more!

Instant Pot Cookbook: The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results

Instant Pots are a wonderful cooking device that help you make one pot meals in minutes! If you know someone who has an instant pot, or maybe you’re giving someone an instant pot, this cookbook is a great option to go with it.

The “I Don’t Want to Cook” Book: 100 Tasty, Healthy, Low-Prep Recipes for When You Just Don’t Want to Cook

For many adults with ADHD, recipes with several ingredients and too much prep can be overwhelming and prevent them from cooking these dishes. That’s why I recommend this cookbook with low prep recipes as it makes a perfect gift for adults with ADHD. Recipes can’t get much easier than that! Plus, the cookbook is by Tasty which I’m a huge fan of!

30-Minute One-Pot Meals

Another thing that my clients often struggle with is recipes that take long to make. Again, planning and preparing food can be overwhelming for adults with ADHD so this makes a great gift! People are busy and they don’t have the time to spend hours cooking elaborate dinners every night (myself included). I’m all about the simple, quick, nutritious recipes. 30 minute, one pot meals are the perfect solution. Say goodbye to a sink full of dirty dishes!

Sheet Pan Everything Cookbook

This cookbook has the most gorgeous, drool-worthy images. Every single recipe is made using a sheet pan, which simplifies your cooking, meal prep, and life tremendously! I often recommend sheet pan meals to my neurodivergent clients because, again, these meals are one pan, simple, quick, minimal ingredients, and require minimal dishes to clean. Sheet pan cookbooks are great ADHD gifts for adults.

ADHD Gifts for Adults: Meal Kit Delivery Services

With ADHD, it can be quite stressful and overwhelming deciding what meals to cook and taking the time to actually do so. Meal kit delivery services help alleviate this by doing all of the hard work of choosing what to make and shopping for the ingredients, leaving you to only cook the meals! In turn, this makes for a great ADHD gift for adults.

Meal kits give you nutritious meals with simple instructions and minimal prep for you. This is a great option for people with ADHD who easily get bored of meals or run out of ideas, get decision paralysis when trying to decide what to eat, or have very busy schedules. I often recommend these services to my ADHD adult clients.

Meal kit services are perfect for neurodivergent adults because they eliminate all the executive dysfunction barriers they face when trying to plan meals (such as thinking of recipes, chopping veggies, grocery shopping, etc.). 

Meal Kit Delivery Services Available in Canada (in no particular order; these are not affiliate links unless otherwise specified):

  1. Goodfood – available in many Canadian provinces
  2. Chefs Plate – available in many Canadian provinces
  3. Hello Fresh (affiliate link) – available in many Canadian provinces
  4. Plant Prepped –  deliver to most of Ontario and Quebec
  5. Cook It – deliver to Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces
  6. Heart to Home Meals – they deliver pre-cooked, nutritious meals to seniors. They offer free delivery in most of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba
  7. Honey Bee Meals – this differs from a meal kit delivery service because they deliver fully prepared meals so all you need to do is heat it up and enjoy! They deliver in Toronto and most of the GTA

Conclusion

There you have it, our round-up of our favorite health & wellbeing ADHD gifts for adults. 

We hope you found this gift guide for ADHD adults helpful and that it gave you inspiration for amazing gifts for your loved ones this holiday season (or honestly any time of the year)!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorites were and we’d also love to hear YOUR suggestions!

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out these health and wellness gifts for autistic adults. 


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About Jackie

Jackie is a Toronto-based Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Health Science (MHSc) in Nutrition Communications. Her mission is to empower and support neurodivergent and physically disabled communities through a weight-inclusive lens to manage their condition, prevent complications, and live active lifestyles through nutrition. Jackie runs a virtual private practice and consulting business and runs her blog which has simple recipes and health information for the disability and autism/ADHD communities.

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