What are the best autism gifts? For children with autism, we always suggest you look at the kinds of things the child likes to do. Jump and spin? Consider a Rody horse, trampoline or spin disk? Get squished under couch cushions? A weighted blanket or stuffed animal might be just the thing. Puzzles? Think about a puzzle or one of the great games for kids with autism that rewards spatial reasoning skills. Christmas tree lights? A sensory toy would probably be a hit. For the teachers and therapists who work so hard to help our kids, autism awareness gifts are a great way to express your appreciation.