2008 Gift Guide
Compiled by Karen Lynn Thomas
Austin, Texas

Earlier this year when it was determined that this issue should kick-off a year-long celebration of Louis Braille, it was only fitting that this year's gift guide have a decidedly braille twist. From a $5 deck of braille playing cards to a $735 diamond braille bracelet, there is something in braille for everyone. Can't decide? Remember many retailers offer gift certificates. Happy shopping!

Print/Braille Wooden Holiday Ornaments, Set of Three, $7.95
Print/Braille "Keep in Touch" Letter Opener, $4.95
Print/Braille Scrabble, $64.95
Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe, $9.95
Print/Braille Alphabet Blocks, $29.95
Future Aids: The Braille Superstore
800-987-1231 or  www.braillebookstore.com 


Trip Planner
 www.diz-abled.com  or  www.amazon.com 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE DIFFERENT EYES: Learn to Play and Make Friends, $16.95 Vidi Press 800-409-7170 or  www.lowvisionkids.com/ 

THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg, Print/Braille Book, $7.50
BUTTERFLY KISSES by Sandra Magsamen, Print/Braille/Picture Book, $8
LOUIS BRAILLE by Margaret Davidson, Braille Book, $9.50
Braille and Large Print Playing Cards, $5
Seedlings Braille Books for Children
800-777-8552 or  www.seedlings.org 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." -Emerson, Print/Braille Magnet, $4.95
Louis Braille Bicentennial Print/Braille Bookmarks, $12 for 50
LOUIS BRAILLE: A TOUCH OF GENIUS by C. Michael Mellor, Print for $35 or Braille for $25
National Braille Press
888-965-8965 or  www.nbp.org 

Braille Cookbooks
Death by Chocolate: The Last Word on a Consuming Passion, $68
Perfect Baking Every Time, $15
Healthy Home Cooking, $15
Associated Services for the Blind
215-627-0600 or  www.asb.org/services/braille.htm 

Braille Desk Calendar, $46.97
Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired
716-882-1025 or  www.olmstedcenter.org 

Large Print Calendar with Bold Tip Pen, $11
Cleveland Sight Center
877-776-9563 or  www.eyedeashop.com 

Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy? Between the Lions Series, Described Video on 1 DVD, $12.95
Anna Karenina, Described Video on 2 DVDs, $29.95
Josh Groban in Concert, 1 DVD and bonus CD, $29.95
888-255-9231 or  http://shop.wgbh.org 

Learn to Play a Favorite Instrument with All-Audio Courses
Intro to the Harmonica
Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired
Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired
Each course available on tape/CD for $39 or as a download for $35
Music for the Blind
888-778-1828 or www.musicvi.com

Braille Watches, $44.95 and up
Braille Talking USA Jig Saw Puzzle, $22.95
BrailleMaster Talking Braille Tutor, $295
Braille Learning Doll, $49.95
Independent Living Aids
800-537-2118 or  www.independentliving.com 

World at Your Fingers, World Maps, $62
Feel 'n Peel Stickers, Braille/Print Alphabet Letters, $24
Pop-A-Cell, 4-pack with Braille Alphabet Card, $11
Braille Alphabet T-shirt, $10
American Printing House for the Blind
800-223-1839 or  www.aph.org 

Tactile Maps and Drawings
Maps of Canada and the United States, $20
The Princeton Braillists
215-357-7715 or  mysite.verizon.net/resvqbxe/princetonbraillists/ 

Portable Digital Talking Book Player
Victor Reader Stream, $329
800-722-3393 or  www.humanware.com 

Leather Cases for Adaptive Technology Products
Victor Reader Stream Fitted Case, $35.99
Executive Products Inc.
866-833-1444 or  www.executiveproductsinc.com 

Embroidered Braille T-Shirts
"Dots Talk" Tee, $22
"Be Savvy...Learn Braille" Tee, $22
"Cane or Canine: That Is The Question" Tee, $25
717-671-1184 or  www.braille-a-wear.com 

Braille Ring and Braille Alphabet Bracelet
"Follow Your Dreams" Sterling Silver Spin Ring, $60
Braille Alphabet Bracelet with Two Czech Crystal Companion Bracelets, $43 At First Sight
214-675-4061 or  www.braillestone.com 

Messages Brailled in Diamonds by Fetty
"I Love You" Braille Bangle, $735
Barneys New York
888-222-7639 or  www.barneys.com 

Additional Resources

ShopLowVision.com 800-826-4200 or  www.shoplowvision.com 

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