Hi! I’m glad you’re here.
Can you believe the holiday season is here already?! I’m excited because it’s time for my favorite holiday tradition: putting out the annual Disability Holiday Gift Guide along with my friend Kate Caldwell, a nationally recognized consultant on disability entrepreneurship. As always, you’ll find lots of fun items from disabled entrepreneurs, a few books by disabled writers, and a few disability-led organizations to support. In increasingly tumultuous times, I hope this guide brings you a little holiday joy!
Without further ado, I present to you…The Original Disability Holiday Gift Guide 2023!
Brought to you by Emily Ladau and Kate Caldwell
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Click here for the full festive infographic. To ensure accessibility, I’ve got you covered with an image description: A list of disabled-owned businesses, books by disabled authors, and disability-led organizations is spread out over four slides. The first three slides are bordered by a festive pattern of snowflakes, yellow stars, red berries, and branches with blue-hued backgrounds. The fourth slide has a blue and yellow background with stars accenting it. At the bottom of slides 2-4: a dancing gingerbread person, a snowperson with earmuffs and a scarf, and a dancing snowperson with sunglasses. On the first slide, there is a red ribbon banner accompanied by text that says “The Original Disability Holiday Gift Guide 2023 by Emily Ladau & Kate Caldwell. Check out Gift Guides from past years below!” Under the text, gift guides from 2016-2022 are linked on images of snowpeople and gingerbread cookies in the shapes of stars and houses. The business listings each include a small thumbnail image of an item from the shop, accented by an ornament. The book covers are next to each title, and the organization logos are next to each organization’s name.
Past Disability Holiday Gift Guides
By Rose Perry & Rajiv Fernandez
Historicons puzzles celebrate diversity by using historical events and icons to represent, educate, and empower kids.
Beautiful bird-themed art & stationery celebrating neurodiversity.
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By Hannah Setzer
A lovely range of elderberry products for self-care.
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Dynamic handmade original collages and a fascinating blog featuring conversations with artists and other insights.
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Steven Robles Notebooks & Journals
By Steven Robles
Journals, notebooks, and coloring pages to spark artistic inspiration.
Haunted Hues Emporium
Spooktacular dog gear, bewitching stickers, and ghostly fashion.
By Tanisha Haynes
A veteran-owned, family business that makes handmade candles in a range of delicious scents.
Chronic illness, disability, and mental health apparel and gifts.
Words I Wheel By
By Emily Ladau (yes…I added my little shop this year!)
A reminder that you are no one’s diversity statistic.
A Positive Dose of Ralph
By Ralph Garcia
Digital prints of your favorite characters – with disability representation.
Progress Over Perfection
By Meryl Evans & Scott Vinkle
An important reminder for all of us.
By Faith Rossworn
Festive handmade greeting cards.
Dance Happy Designs
By Julia, Liv, and Emily
Fun hand-printed designs on totes, bins, and accessories to brighten your day.
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Disability Intimacy: Essays on Love, Care, and Desire
Edited by Alice Wong
Disabled Hikers: Hiking Guides to Accessible Adventures
By Syren Nagakyrie
We’ve Got This: Essays by Disabled Parents
Edited by Eliza Hull
The Fine Print
This post isn’t sponsored. Neither I nor Kate Caldwell assume 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, happy holidays!