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Zoë’s Top 10 Gift Picks

Top 10 Gifts for someone with ADHD, parents of ADD / ADHD kidsIf you’re like me, you’ve thought about your Christmas (Yule, Hanukkah, Solstice, Whatever…) shopping, but haven’t in fact made much of a dent in it yet. That’s ok. There’s still time if you act fast!

If you’re thinking about gifts for someone with ADHD, or for the parents of someone with ADHD, here are my Top 10 Gift Picks for 2011 – but DON’T procrastinate! Order today!

Zoë’s Top 10 Gift Picks

A Mind Like Mine, a documentary film about life with ADHD by Karen O'DonnellA Mind Like Mine
Documentary film by Karen O’Donnell

A Mind Like Mine is an amazing portrayal of the lives of two 20-something men with ADHD, plus an unexpected plot twist for the filmmaker, O’Donnell.

This film is not only a fantastic overview of life with ADHD, complete with interviews of ADHD experts such as Dr. Russell Barkley (author, Taking Charge of Adult ADHD); Dr. Timothy Bilkey (Bilkey ADHD Clinic) and others, but it’s a dramatic, gripping story that anyone touched by ADHD can relate to – and anyone who wants to learn about ADHD should watch.

I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Click here to purchase.

ADD / ADHD t-shirt for Canadians with ADHD - Eh!-D-D original design by Zoë Kessler, Chick ADD


Eh!-D-D t-shirt for the Canadian ADD/ADHDer

Original design by yours truly, Zoë Kessler

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ADD Stole My Car Keys by Rick Green & Dr. Umesh Jain

The book for people who don’t like to read books! Rick Green, comedian and director of A.D.D. and loving it?! teams up with Dr. Umesh Jain to cover all things ADD in small, humorous and digestible bites. The ADD equivalent of the Bathroom Reader.

A.D.D. & loving it?! by Rick Green, Writer, Producer & Director; Starring Patrick McKenna

A fantastic overview of life as an adult with ADHD. Actor and comedian Patrick McKenna shares personal insights about being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Intimate and enlightening moments add depth to this must-see documentary. Interviews with Dr. Edward Hallowell, Thom Hartmann, Kate Kelly, Dr. Lenard Adler, Dr. Steven Kurtz, Dr. Umesh Jain, Dr. Annick Vincent, Dr. Laura Muggli, and Dr. Margaret Weiss.

In 2010 ADD & Loving It?! won a Silver World Medal for best TV medical documentary at the New York Festivals.

Zoë models the Chick A-D-D t-shirt
Chick A-D-D T-shirt

The perfect-fitting T-shirt for a Chick A-D-D! Designed by ADHDer Zoë Kessler, proud Canadian Chick A-D-D!

Click here to purchase.

Attention Difference Disorder by Kenny Handelman, M.D.

Written by a psychiatrist who treats kids & adolescents with ADHD, this book provides insights from Dr. Handelman’s private practice, and a positive approach to helping your child or teen manage, minimize, or overcome their ADHD symptoms. Written with wisdom and compassion.

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Dr. Russell A. Barkley

A remarkably insightful book on adult ADHD. Dr. Barkley takes the symptoms of adult ADHD and places them in context. You’ll recognize your behaviors, situations, and challenges; Dr. Barkley provides the “whys” and the “hows” of how to overcome your most problematic ADHD traits.

The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov

A positive approach to living with a partner with ADHD.

The Disorganized Mind by Nancy A. Ratey, Ed.M., M.C.C., S.C.A.C.

Self-coaching for adults with ADHD. An excellent step-by-step process to analyzing where ADHD is derailing you, how to get on track and stay there. Written by noted ADD Coach and fellow ADDer.

Married to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., Sue George Hallowell, LICSW, with Melissa Orlov

Excellent overview to our modern-day distracted society. Valuable tips on restoring intimacy and strengthening your partnership, ADHD or not.

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Zoë’s Top 10 Gift Picks

Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Zoë Kessler is an award-winning author, journalist, and speaker specializing in women and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD).

A frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Kessler has also created video, standup comedy, and guest blogs on ADHD and Marriage covering ADHD-related topics.

Zoë, an internationally recognized ADHD expert, has been interviewed on radio and featured in magazine articles, documentaries, and books on the topic of women and ADHD across North America.

Her newly-released memoir ADHD According to Zoë - The Real Deal on relationships, Finding Your Focus & Finding Your Keys (New Harbinger Publications, 2013) about life with ADHD is now available.

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Kessler, Z. (2011). Zoë’s Top 10 Gift Picks. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 5, 2020, from


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