Your 2018 Shop CNIB holiday gift guide

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Thinking about holiday gifts for someone in your life with sight loss? Shop CNIB has a lot of different gift ideas to make this holiday season extra special. All proceeds go towards CNIB Foundation services for people with sight loss.

Energrid power bankEnergrid power bank, $99.95 

The Energrid Power Bank is specially designed for users who are blind or partially sighed and provides power on the go. Charge an array of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphones and tablets, Bluetooth headsets, MP3 players and more. Sound or vibration indicates the amount of remaining battery and tactile markings make for easier accessibility.  

Reversible USB charging cable Reversible USB charging cable, $19.95

No need to worry about damaging pins with this reversible USB charging cable. Connect to any standard USB-A and USB micro-B port on any manufacturer’s device without regard to orientation. The cable contains fast charging oxygen-free copper threads and its high-density triple shielding reduces interference. 

Buzzclip 2Buzzclip 2, $249.95

This discreet innovative device uses ultrasound waves to detect obstacles. Through a series of vibrations, it helps navigate users around obstacles at the upper body and head level. Not intended to replace a cane, but should be used in combination with a cane or guide dog. Micro-USB charging cable included.

Ruby XL handheld video magnifierSALE – Ruby XL handheld video magnifier, $795

(Regular price $895 – sale ends January 31, 2019)

The Ruby XL HD uses high-definition camera technology to provide crystal clear high-contrast images. Magnify images up to 14X without distortion on the 5-inch (13-centimetre) widescreen LCD. Snap it open to read the screen effortlessly at a natural angle. Use the flip-out handle in two positions to read items nearby or reach to read items on shelves. 

Magnifying floor and table lamp Magnifying floor and table lamp, $139.95

This sleek lighting and magnification tool can be used as either a desk lamp or a floor lamp Unlike ordinary lighting, this Daylight LED lamp also features a 2X magnifier. Enjoy crafts, reading and other tasks in comfort using the lamp's gooseneck that aims light and magnification right where you need it. 

Giant-button speakerphone Giant-button speakerphone, $44.95

Simple to use, this basic large-button phone is economically priced but packed full of features. Use it as a hands-free phone by pressing the speaker button. Make a call and respond to a call without picking up the handset. Features large, white number keys measuring 1 by 1.25 inches with bold black numbers measuring 0.75 inches high. 

Unisex talking digital alarm watch Unisex talking digital alarm watch, $23.95 

This versatile talking watch announces the time and day in a synthetic female voice with optional time announcements every hour. You can also read the time on the large LCD screen featuring 1-centimetre numbers. Comes with a one-year warranty and includes a lithium battery. 

Pack of 80 mixed-colour bump-on dotsPack of 80 mixed-colour bump-on dots, $14.95 

These bump-on dots have a variety of uses around the home – from helping you identify everyday items like computer keys, telephone buttons and more, or adding “feet” to vases and ceramic pieces. Features eight different types of sizes and colours. 

3X lighted pocket magnifier with case 3X lighted pocket magnifier with case, $122.95

It's the size of a credit card, but this 3X pocket magnifier gives you extra-strong illumination and magnification in one. The LED light only comes on when you slide the lens out of the reinforced silver-coloured plastic case. Comes with a one-year warranty. 

EZ Fill liquid level indicator EZ Fill liquid level indicator, $21.95

This handy device lets people with sight loss know when hot or cold liquid being poured into a container is near the top. Just hang the device on the rim of a cup or glass, begin pouring the liquid into the vessel and listen for the buzzer, which will sound when liquid reaches half an inch from the top.

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  • In person: Visit one of our 20+ store locations across the country 

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