2022 ADHD Friendly Favorite Things Revealed!

Dec 9, 2022

2022 ADHD Friendly Favorite Things Revealed!

22 items made this year’s list. Read on to see if something on it might make your life a little more ADHD-friendly!

It is that time of year again- time for the annual list of ADHD-Friendly Things. Twenty-two items made the list in 2022. There are 5 categories: Travel, Books, Executive Function Tools, Home and Personal Items, Podcasts/YouTube Channel.

Products sold through Amazon are available at my ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/ *PLEASE NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What Criteria are Considered to be Included on the ADHD Friendly Things List? Each of the 22 items meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Creates more ease and/or removes a toleration
  • Item connects to fun/interest and/or play
  • Supports an Executive Function Skill (ex: Time Management, Organization)
  • Supports a “Foundational Habit” (sleep, diet, exercise)
  • Supports “Love of Learning” character strength

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. My opinions are based on my personal experiences and are not in any way a guarantee of your experience. I have used all 22 of the ADHD Friendly things on this list and genuinely believe they are worthy of sharing with you. Your experience may be different from mine.

Without further ado, here are the 22 items that made the 2022 ADHD Friendly Favorite Things List:

Category #1- Executive Function Tools:

1. Swift Glimse 32″x48″ 2023 Wall Calendar:

    • Stretches Time Horizon so you can see the entire year at a glance
    • Dry/Wet erase calendar
    • Supports Time Management
    • Two-sided- can be used vertically or horizontally
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

2. Cranbury Desktop Calendar 2022-2023

    • Wall mount or lies flat on desktop
    • Lined
    • Unique “sparkly” border for each month creates interest
    • Supports Time Management
    • Great tool for tracking habits!
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

3. ISIS Clear File Boxes

Open top means less resistance to filing papers away and easy access to all your important papers.

4. Aisburger Pocket Notebooks

I have one of these in several locations for easy access including my car, purse, knitting bag and nightstand. Where can you use one or two?

    • Supports Working Memory (write thoughts and ideas down before they disappear!)
    • Small size makes it easy to tuck into a purse, backpack or pocket!
    • Sturdy strap holds pen or pencil in place
    • Set of 2 included
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

5. 1″ Metal Coil Springs

I rarely leave home without one of these. Because it is small and can be used silently, I am able to use it in meetings, while coaching and during conversations. They are my #1 favorite fidget! I keep one on my desk and have one in my purse. **Not recommended for small children.

Category #2- Home and Personal Items:

     6. Hot Hands and Hot Toes

I love snow but I don’t enjoy being cold. Having these on hand creates more ease for me to be outside when the temperatures drop. I keep these in my glove compartment of my car, in my purse and in the pockets of every spring jacket and winter coat I own.

    • Product states it stays warm for up to 10 hours for hands and up to 5 hours for toes
    • Easy to travel with
    • Creates more ease to maintain exercise habit in colder temperatures
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

     7. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo

In 3 different scents, this is my new favorite dry shampoo!

     8. Lineon Erasable Gel Pens (set of 18)

I write almost exclusively with erasable pens. My assistant showed them to me earlier this year and it was love at first write!

    • Good, smooth writing pens
    • Erase ink with ease
    • More than a rainbow of colors
    • Great price (compared to “brand name” competitor)
    • *They only last about 2 weeks each, but that is on par with other erasable pens I have used.
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

     9. Graphique Peanuts Journal

Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang are my longest and must trusted go-to happiness hack and this journal is just one of many tools I use to support myself with more ease.

     10. Quarto Strategy Game for Adults

I am a huge board game fan in a family that doesn’t love board games. My husband brought this home from a trip where he played it and thought I would enjoy it. It is the first game in years that the whole family has enjoyed playing!

     11. Nespresso Vertuo Plus

I have had a pod coffee maker for years, but just wasn’t satisfied with the competitor’s model I was using. This crossed my radar after my other model broke and I was ready to try something new. After researching and reading reviews I purchased my Nespresso a little over a year ago and have never looked back.

    • Good cup every brew
    • Supports your “decider” (no need to decide size or temperature. Just pick flavor and brew. Nespresso barcode tells the machine how much water and at what temperature to brew it. Delicious!
    • Frothy coffee-shop quality coffee and espresso without the coffee shop price
  • Available in the ADHD-Friendly Shop: https://www.adhdfriendly.com/adhd-friendly-shop/

     12. LLBean.com PJs

I love my LLBean Women’s Scotch Plain Flannel PJs. My color is “Dress Gordon” and they couldn’t be more comfy.

    • Available in Tall, Petite and Plus sizes
    • Comfy
    • Didn’t shrink and turn into capri pants
    • Travel-worthy PJs (which means I would wear them to walk out of my room to refill ice bucket at a hotel or around the house when staying with friends/relatives.
    • Supports good nights sleep
  • Available at LLBean.com

Category #3- Travel Items:

   13. Monos Packing Cubes

  • Available at monos.com

   14. Cadence “Build Your 6” Capsules

  • Available at keepyourcadence.com

   15. Apple Air Tags

   16. Freetoo Luggage Scale

Category #4- Books:

   17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Illustrated Edition

   18. The Book of Boundaries by Melissa Urb

   19. Your Brain’s Not Broken by Tamara Rosier, Ph.D

Category #5- Podcasts:

   20. The Clark Howard Podcast

   21. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

   22. Yoga with Adriene

Finally, to hear more about this topic, I did a podcast episode focused on sleep hygiene. You can find it at my YouTube Channel: ADHD Friendly Podcast (Episode #59)


Written by Patty Blinderman

To create content focused on leveling the playing field for individuals impacted by ADHD. Patty shares research as well as tried-and-true practices and her own experiences in the hopes that it makes your life a bit more ADHD-friendly!

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