2020 Disability Holiday Gift Guide

Wow…we’ve made it to the 2020 holiday season. Bittersweet though it may be, I’m finding joy in upholding the tradition of the annual Disability Holiday Gift Guide along with Kate Caldwell of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) project. People have actually been reaching out to ask when the guide would go live this year, so that’s been especially exciting to know that so many of you look forward to it!

I know we’ve all felt the devastating effects of the year behind us, and because of this, it’s more important than ever to find ways to support one another. One of the ways I’m doing that is by shopping small businesses and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirits of disabled creators. This year’s guide has a fun array of disability-owned small businesses to get your holiday shopping adventures started. So, take a look around and find something that brings a bit of happiness to a loved one (or you!). Then, please spread the love by sharing the gift guide. And most importantly, here’s to a safe, healthy holiday season for all.

Jen White Johnson
Disability advocacy-focused designs celebrating Black lives.

Safe Place Art by Michelle Davis
Sustainably made hair accessories.

Dissent Clothing
Clothing and accessories that celebrate the disability experience.

Erry B. by Ericka Olujie
Clothing and accessories to spread awareness of Black Deaf culture.

a rainbow in your cloud by Amina Mucciolo
Vibrant prints, stickers, and apparel.

JazeluCreations by Jazalee Sircus
Handcrafted body products and jewelry.

Altered Angles by Ariel Henley
Watercolor art that celebrates the beauty of facial differences.

Popcorn for the People by Samuel Bier
Gourmet popcorn in a variety of delicious flavors.

Shock and Awesome Co by Rachael Rose
Feminist and sex-positive apparel, art, and embroidery.

Devovere by Nicole Rolph
A custom lingerie and accessories brand for people of all body types.

EcoLocal by Pauline
Reusable products for green homes.

Jeanne Fry Art
Handmade contemporary folk art pieces.

Ian Reynolds Art
Bright scenes of nature and life’s little moments.

One Vine Lane by Alixandria
Handmade polymer clay jewelry and other fun wares.

Click here to check out the graphic version of the 2020 gift guide. (Please note it is not fully accessible.)

Did you buy anything from the list? Are you a disabled entrepreneur? Leave a comment and let us know!

The Fine Print: This post isn’t sponsored. Words I Wheel By and CEED assume no responsibility for any issues with sellers or orders. Please don’t republish any part of this gift guide in print or online. If you would like to share the gift guide via any other publication, please write a little blurb and include the link directly back to this post. You don’t have to let me know if you do this, but I’d love if you did so I can personally express my appreciation. Thank you and happy holidays!

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  1. Definitely adding a +1 for shopping with Jen White-Johnson, whose work and art is so needed.

    Another disabled artist I LOVE is Ananya Rao-Middleton – she sells gorgeously vivid prints and shirts (ananyapaints on Etsy).

    And, I make hand lettered watercolor prints + cards and pronoun magnet badges over at http://madewithcare.co. I’m cycling through one-of-kind things over the next week+ so that it still might feel a bit like craft fair season.

  2. Love this disability gift guide and thrilled to have found soap in the shape of trucks for my grandson. Thank you Jaznlu creations on Etsy — and thanks Emily for posting!

  3. Hello! I run a platform for creatives disabled by ME/CFS where they can sell their work – it’s called the Chronic Market and our website is chronic.market. I’d love to be listed in your 2021 guide!

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