Cocoon: The Sequel
Over-stimulation is a common concern for adults with ADHD. After a day of sensory overload, let the woman in your life have some quiet time with her Foam Filled Cocoon from Serenity Health. This beanbag-like “furniture” is comfortable and inviting when down on the floor, perfect for watching TV or dozing off. When turned on its side, it becomes an ergonomic lounge, cradling her body in calm. Price: $269.
Oooh, shiny! The ADHD woman in your life loves things that sparkle, but does she also tend to lose them? Buy her jewelry anyway, and keep track of it with distinctive catchall dishes in every room. If she can’t remember where she left her earrings, you will both at least know where to start the search. Consider the Bird Jewelry Dish, from Pottery Barn, $19; Heart Jewelry Dish from Wrapables, $16.95; or recycled glass-infused jewelry dishes from Paloma Pottery, $12.50 and up.
Women with ADHD tend to be creative. So give her a journal that recognizes the fact. The Proud Owner of a Vivid Imagination journal from CafePress will encourage her to express all sides of her personality: jotting down her feelings, raising her self-awareness, or scribbling a rant or just another item on her to-do list. Price: $10.50.
The ADD/ADHD App
If your partner can’t carry her day planner everywhere, and the calendar on her computer works only when she’s in front of it, this app for her smart phone will keep her on task andon time. The got-2pro Task and Schedule Management for BlackBerry combines the standard BlackBerry calendar and task list with additional functionality. There’s even a GPS function that will alert her if she passes a pharmacy on the way to getting a cup of coffee, so she can pick up the prescription she forgot about. Price: $8.99.