9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Loved One Living with a Physical Disability


If you haven’t yet started to create your gift list, it’s time to get to it. Here are a few ideas of what to consider for family members or friends living with a physical disability.

1) The Able Label Adaptive Clothing line uses discrete fasteners and high-quality fabrics. For the women in your life, there’s a cable knit poncho or quilted velcro gilet. For the men, how about a non-iron velcro dress shirt? Ships worldwide from the UK. Free returns available for your peace of mind.

2) The Uccello Kettle makes it safer and easier for someone with limited hand mobility to independently pour boiling hot water. The design is sleek, modern, and looks great on the countertop. Available at $79.95 on Amazon and shipping is free. 

3) Anyone who uses a wheelchair can express their personal style with the Izzy Wheels’ wheelchair wheel covers, all designed by world-famous artists and fashion designers. (139 euros, about $155 US).

4) This compact, powerful 3D rotating massage pillow from Viktor Jurgen gives deep-kneading shiatsu massage to relax overused and tight muscles. Fits perfectly behind neck, shoulder, lower and upper back, abdomen, calf, and thigh areas. Gentle heating function soothes aching muscles and can be turned on and off with ease ($39.95 on Amazon).

5) Anyone who has an iPod, iPhone, or Apple Watch can control the physical aspects of their environment easily with the Apple HomeKit using touchscreen or voice commands, such as The Philips Hue White Starter Kit and the iDevices Thermostat (both $99).

6) This super big, weighted pen is great for those with tremors, Parkinsons, or similar challenges. Helps to control involuntary motion so the user can write smoothly and clearly (just $14.97 on Amazon). 

 7) For book lovers, you can’t go wrong with the Kindle Oasis. It’s waterproof. And has Audible, so they can listen to a huge library of audiobooks, anywhere ($199.99 on Amazon).

 8) Send your loved one on any of these Adaptive Adventures of a lifetime: alpine skiing, snowboarding, cycling, kayaking, water-skiing, whitewater rafting. For children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families. Prices vary. 877-679-2770.

9) One last idea: Forget all about your family member or friend’s physical disabilities, and give them something that relates to one of their hobbies or something they just love to do.

At Bussani Mobility, we like to be a go-to resource for our customers and friends for all things related to their mobility, not just their wheelchair accessible van. One way we do that is by providing Helpful Links on our website to other companies and resources that can help out with the challenges of daily life.

Good luck with your gift-giving this year!

Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Wheelchair Van


With the holiday season upon us, many people are making plans to head out to visit with relatives and friends. If the journey takes you to other states, and you don’t have an accessible vehicle of your own, you can rent a van that will easily transport everyone in the family, including those using a wheelchair or scooter.

Bussani Mobility offers wheelchair van rentals from the New York area. You can rent by the day, week, month, long-term, or simply for a weekend getaway or holiday visit. Renting is also an excellent way to test drive a mobility van before you buy to determine which features you prefer. 
Here are the questions asked most often by our customers about renting a wheelchair van. We hope this will answer some of your questions, too.

1) How old do I have to be to rent a van?
You must be at least 25 years old with a valid driver’s license.

2) Do I need my own car insurance?
Yes. You will need to provide proof of insurance that extends to rental vehicles. However, many insurance companies will provide short-term insurance for such occasions. You will also need to sign a rental agreement and pay a deposit.

3) What type of rental vans do you have?
All of our rental minivans are 2017 or newer. They have lowered floors and tie-downs for your wheelchair or scooter. Beyond that, one of our mobility consultants will determine the features that you need, and get you into the right vehicle.

4) Do you offer drop-off and pick-up?
Yes. We offer drop-off and pick-up that starts at $125 each way. We also provide 24-hour emergency service.

5) How many miles can I drive per day?
We include 100 miles per day and charge $.25 per mile after 100 miles. Mileage may vary for rental specials. Be sure to refill the tank to where it was when you picked it up to avoid the $9 per gallon charge to refill.

6) Do you offer any specials?
Yes. Our daily price drops after 7 days. And, if you need a rental for more than 29 days, we offer an additional discount. We also offer a $90 same-day package for 10 a.m. pickup and 3 p.m. drop off; and a $280 weekend special for Friday pick-up after 3 p.m. with drop-off Monday before 10 a.m.

 If you have any questions or concerns about renting a wheelchair van, give us a call or stop by Bussani Mobility on Long Island or in Westchester. We’d be happy to help you to stay mobile, especially during this year’s holiday season. 

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