As it's National Braille Week, I wanted to share 10 braille products that would make great gifts for blind or visually impaired people.
I struggled writing this blog post, because the options for braille gifts is actually really limited or more often than not, much more expensive than the none braille equivalent.
So I'm on a mission, and I will follow up with another blog post at a later date, but I am contacting small business owners to see if they can adapt any of the products they currently sell to add braille. I'm really excited about this and I hope we can produce some exciting new products.
Although I am in the UK, I know some of my audience is outside the UK so I have shared products from different countries, so please do double check the postage costs before ordering anything!
Please note, some of the following links are affiliate links, which means if you click that link and checkout, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to yourself, thanks for supporting my small business.
Let's start with my own braille cards, and yes of course I'm including these! They are perfect for all events, such as weddings, birthday and religious holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah.
Although I have created cards celebrating many different events, I have also created a custom card, so you can add any braille text to the front plus a personalised braille message inside.
I absolutely love these t-shirts from Aille (which is pronounced eye), available in various colours and with different phrases, although you can pay extra for a custom message. The braille is created using beads which is just so creative, absolutely love this.
They also offer accessible packaging, even large print or braille which is fantastic and not something you often see.
This ring is absolutely stunning and would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary gift for your partner, add up to 13 characters per ring.
This one would make a great gift for kids who live to get creative. Although I do find these rather expensive, I do appreciate these aren't massed produced like regular dough stampers. They look really chunky, great for little hands!
#5 Braille Lego
You've probably heard quite a lot about these already but I had to share them, they are awesome, albeit quite expensive compared to regular Lego bricks. You can buy them direct from Lego.
#6 Braille UNO
I love UNO, we've been playing it for as long as I can remember, and it's brilliant that you can get a braille version. Available to buy in multiple places but this is the link to the RNIB Shop.
These super cute pins have "i love you" written in braille and although this one is pink, if you visit their shop, they do have other colours.
These colourful clay keyrings can be personalised with letters up to 3 characters per keyring, and don't forget there are lots of words that are contracted or abbreviated to two or three letters and this seller has kindly listed some of them for you.
This is advertised as a whisky glass, but you can of course drink anything out of it! Space is limited so you can add only a name (although it doesn't say how many characters you are limited to, so it might be worth double checking if you want to use a longish name)
And finally, if you're really stuck on what to buy somebody, why not get them an M&S gift card, with braille on! As far as I can tell, they only have ones with Happy Birthday on at the moment, hopefully they will launch a more generic one soon.
Do you know of a great braille product, or do you sell one yourself? Share it in the comments below!
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