When celebrating a friend’s accomplishments or major life events, our initial instinct is to go all out: extravagant parties, endless guest lists, excitement and mayhem into the late hours of the night. However, sometimes the most appreciated gifts are those that give our loved ones a chance to unwind from all of those daily stresses. Next time your friends or family have cause to celebrate, why not show them you care with the serenity and tranquility of the greatest stress relief gifts.
Stress Relief Gifts
Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Stress often comes from worrying about the future and regretting the past. To relieve all those anxieties, the best thing to do is to step back and be focused on the NOW. Stimulating the senses, especially the sense of smell, touch, and sound can appease the noisy world outside. Melt your significant other’s stress away with the aromatherapy shower bombs.
Coming in a set of 6 bombs, it will surely melt their stress away: Menthol or Eucalyptus, Vanilla, Lavender, Peppermint, and Grapefruit. Each time they take a shower, the bath bombs will release the therapeutic fragrance. Breathing them in will re-energize their soul as they forget what has happened before and enjoy the moment.
White Sage Smudge Kit
Negative energies are in abundance when someone is stressed. As such, the rest of the body responds in a way to combat or protect itself from getting sick. However, when someone is in a constant state of stress, the body will eventually heed and can bring forth multiple illnesses at once. When you know someone who is in an environment of constant demands and stress, give them a sage smudge.
The sage smudge kit includes an abalone shelf, smudging feather, white sage bundles, chakra bracelets plus instructions and blessings to help ward off negative energies. Recipients of the kit must take time to go through the instructions. Doing so will reinstate their status to full capacity, achieving the best possible result they can get.
Stress Less Cards
The world is bombarded with tons of information nowadays on how to destress. Often, when you add them all up, it can be confusing and overwhelming which adds more to the anxiety rather than calm it down. For people who get overwhelmed easily, the best resolution to relieving stress is keeping things simple. With the Stress Less Card, they can easily follow one activity from the deck of cards to follow. Each card shows a powerful technique that anyone can quickly follow and memorize. All of these techniques are used and recommended by experts that they can do at home.
The Original Buddha Board
A person under stress often can experience physical and mental breakdowns. Thus, making it hard to think or do anything at all. The drawing board provides a way to show your compassion to a friend who is in dire need of an escape from the outside world. Art can heal a person as it forces you to focus on what is present. This is why giving someone a drawing board, even if they aren’t artists, is a surefire way to help them let go of all that is disturbing them.
The original buddha board is a great relaxation medium to achieve mindfulness. They can let their heart and mind speak with the brush and allow ink to flow effortlessly on the paper. Let their art melt away the stress with each stroke.
JoycuFF Morse Code Bracelet
Saying a mantra every day is a good way to start each day with a positive note. It helps anyone focus on the goodness in them, allowing them to do more than being stopped by unforeseen events. If you can say it, then you can also wear it. Give them an anxiety morse code to inspire them every day.
What your friend needs to do is touch the morse code bracelet to remember the friendly reminder you sent to her. They can wear the stainless steel bracelet for a long time as it doesn’t fade or tarnish. This means you can be with them, even in spirit, encouraging their weary soul to let go because they are wonderful and beautiful.
YnM Weighted Blanket
Every person needs a hug to make their day right. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury to get these hugs every day. And if you can’t be with them 24/7, the best way to let them feel these warm embraces is through a weighted blanket. It won’t only keep them warm but also ease their mind and calm their body. A weighted blanket provides a calming effect to the body as if someone is tucking you in or hugging you back. The added weight and 7-layer system follow the shape of their body for better temperature control and maximum comfort. Let your loving presence be felt in your physical absence.
The popular adage goes “A laughter a day keeps the doctor away.” Get your loved one something they can laugh at when stress starts to creep in. Don’t get them one. Get them three assorted limited Dammit Dolls to get them laughing their hearts out. These are great stocking stuffers to bring happiness during the holiday and all year round. Let them do whatever they want on the dolls to release all their pent-up emotions or stress. Even young kids will enjoy getting one. It will make anyone’s day brighter and lighter with a doll that can take all anxiety away.
Rescue Essential Oil Rollerball Set
Don’t you feel better when you smell something good? This is what essential oil does. They have proven to have health benefits that can reduce stress, induce sleep, and even treat fungal infections. Extracted from plants, these oils are safe and sustainable. There are no toxins or additives that can be harmful to the body.
When you have all these great benefits in one bottle, it is best shared with people you care about. Get a rollerball set of essential oil for your significant other, family member, or friend who is exposed to a high level of stress at work and home. Each rollerball can be used for a specific reason: Breathe, Soothe, Calm and Renew.
Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
If you can’t bring your friend to The Himalayan Mountains, bring the Himalayas to them. Nature has a healing property that no other chemical concoction can provide. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of time, energy, and money to always be near a natural landscape. As such, give your friend a Himalayan salt that will bring them instantly to a place of wonder and healing.
Crystal rock salt is known to have healing properties. The Himalayan salt lamp can purify the air and provide soothing light to calm the spirit. It generates negative ions and also neutralizes the electrogenic fields in the house that is full of gadgets and radiation. This is one of the best ways to show you care for someone.
Rotate&Slide Logic Toy
Do you know anyone who fidgets a lot when stressed? Ditch the old Rubiks cube and get them something new to play with and fiddle. The Rotate & Slide is one of those stress relief gifts that people can bring anywhere to ease their anxiety. You never know when you get anxious so it is always good to bring a first aid kit for those unwarranted times. And let your friends and family know they can do the same. Get them Rotate & Slide for Christmas.
The logic toy combines both puzzle and magic cube which can help them exercise their brain while being entertained. This is a toy they can even bring in the office to give themself a break from a long meeting or as a reliever after handling a difficult client.
When you are stressed, it is really great to knock it off. Avoid physical violence and instead resort to a punching bag that will take all those negative stressors away. Whether someone likes boxing or not, it pays to have even a mini punching bag. It can take away all the negative emotions that are welling up in your chest and great exercise to release happy hormones. For your colleague who seems to be your boss’ favorite pet, give them a desktop boxing for their birthday. It is an effective and fun way to kill the negative energy in the office. And instantly lighten their mood after every visit to the manager’s office.
Pinch Me Therapy Dough
Tactile sensory activities make you reconnect to your sense of touch. It is not always given utmost care but when used properly can help provide instant relief and a soothing experience for the entire body. And if you combine your sense of smell and touch, it can create twice the soothing effect that a person under stress needs. Instead of you being pinched all the time, give your mother or sister a Pinch Me therapy dough for Valentine’s. Enhance the mood by instantly smelling the breeze of the ocean while touching it to relieve their stress.
Home Zen Garden Kit
Gardening is a therapeutic activity that makes you connect with mother earth. Unfortunately, not everyone has a garden in their house or office. So, get them a mini version which they can work on any time of the day. Send a Zen garden set to your parents or friends who are missing the great outdoors.
Inspired by the Japanese Zen, this set brings the simple yet elegant and inspiring garden straight to their home or office. They will have plenty of time to rearrange the 12 various decorations however they please. It is a good escape from the noise that is constantly adding pressure and anxiety to their daily lives.
Somnox Sleep Robot
Stress results in a lack of sleep. When you lack sleep, you lower your immune system and your brains don’t function properly which leads to more stress. It is a never-ending loop that only makes things worse. Stop the chain and help your buddy get some good night’s rest. Send them a sleeping robot to help them to sleep.
Thanks to it, they can sleep faster, longer, and better. The robot stimulates and regulates their breathing pattern to slow down until they fall into slumber. It also creates white noises to get them into relaxation mode. When they sleep well, their mornings will be full of energy and sunshine that will last throughout the day. Breaking the chain of horrible mornings and stressful days.
Bathtub Tray & Bed Desk
The ultimate way to enjoy a dip in the tub is when you have everything within an arm’s reach. For people who love to end their day with an hour in the bathtub a bathtub tray, this is the ideal caddy tray that will bring you closer to each other. It is like having a five-star treatment right in your own home. Providing the romantic feel that can take away each other’s stressors.
And if they prefer to take a bath by themselves, they will have a blast with their favorite bathing items within reach. Feel like a millionaire, bathing while sipping wine and watching a movie on their laptop. Let no one disrupt this peaceful escapade so they can come out feeling fresh and relaxed after a hard day’s work.
SUMAJU Acupressure Massage Rings
For most of us, the dreaded thought of the daily commute is the opposite of a stress reliever. But what if those tedious moments on the go could serve as a therapeutic escape? SUMAJU acupressure rings are portable, easy to use stress relief gifts that can soothe and massage as you go about your business. Based on traditional Chinese acupuncture practices, acupressure rings relax busy, overworked hands and satisfy fidgeting fingers. A single set of therapy rings includes 5 silver and 5 gold rings, more than enough to comfort even the most stressed of your loved ones.
Alexia Ergonomical Meditation Seat
Meditation has become a popular relaxation technique in recent years, and science has demonstrated real benefits to this traditional practice. Encourage your friends and family to give meditation a try with the Alexia meditation seat, the ergonomic cushion designed to support the natural Sukhasana pose. This gift is more than a sturdy, supported perch for those clearing their minds – available in a number of colors and fabrics, the Alexia meditation cushion makes for a sleek, elegant feature in most any home! So, while you can’t free your loved ones of all of their burdens, with the Alexia, you can offer a comfortable, cozy outlet to relieve their stress in style.
Modernist x Gravity Weighted Collar Fleece Robe
Like a strong hug or a plush weighted blanket, the best stress relief gifts engulfs your loved ones in comfort and support. The Modernist X robe offers all this and more: made of 100% polyester fleece, this soft, snug robe is there for your friends and family when you cannot be. A 3-pound weighted lining in the collar – removable via zipper – relaxes muscles through the power of gravity and touch on days when loved ones could use a little extra reassurance, while simple, neutral colors are calm and pleasant on the eyes. When it’s too early to crawl under the weighted blanket and there’s no company to turn to for comfort, this cozy robe is just the gift to make the world feel a little lighter.
Kinetic Sand Zen Box Fidget Set
Get the relaxation of a beach vacation without the stress of travel! Kinetic Sand is a sensory experience specifically for adults in need of stress relief. Including 2-pounds of sand and 3 building tools within a gorgeous marble-esque tray, the Kinetic Sand set has everything your loved one needs to escape from the chaos of life for a while. Kinetic Sand never dries, so never stress about needing to replace this fun gift – friends and family can display the elegant tray, sand and all, in the office or home until the next time they use it. No matter location or time of year, it’s always the right time to play in the sand!
Archie McFee Squishy Tardigrade
Stress balls are a classic stress relief gift, and with good reason: durable and soft, these flexible toys make the ideal outlet for all your pent-up anger. Like a traditional stress ball, the Archie McFee Tardigrade is durable enough to endure any amount of squishing and tugging. However, nature and science enthusiasts, in particular, will get a kick out of this gift’s unique shape mirroring that of the water bear, a tiny but resilient organism living all over the world. With this foam friend in hand, your loved ones can prove just as resilient as these miniature beasts as they overcome their stress and take on the world.
Anxiety Ear Seed Kit
Based on traditional acupressure treatments for stress, the ear seed is a natural approach towards calming and clearing the mind. By securing these small seeds to the ear, they are able to stimulate this region to help reduce anxiety. With 120 seeds, your loved ones will be able to experience powerful stress relief over a period of 4-6 weeks, allowing them to devote their minds fully to the things that matter most in life. A gift that’s simple and free from unknown chemicals, the ear seed is an approachable holistic approach to stress relief that friends and family can incorporate into their regular routine.
Mindfulness Tuning Necklace for Anxiety
Effective stress relief gifts appeal to all the senses. Many stressed individuals know how to block out hectic visuals and reach for soft, cozy textures, but are your loved ones attending to their auditory environment? The Lovetuner promotes stress relief by playing a flute tone at exactly 528-hertz – a tone that’s been sweetly dubbed the “Love Frequency”. This note makes for a useful accompaniment to meditation, attuning the mind to its pleasant frequency to reduce stress from interfering thoughts. It is the ideal gift for friends and family still mastering the art of meditation as it frees the mind from unnecessary noise and helps them to focus on those things that they love.
Body Back Scalp Massager
Get a-head of your stress and take your body back: with the Bodyback scalp massager, stress relief is guaranteed! With 12 rubber tips that stimulate your scalp without tangles or pain, the Bodyback scalp massager soothes the mind while improving circulation and skin health along the way. For those struggling to find simple, practical stress relief gifts, the Bodyback scalp massager is just the thing to scratch that itch. Available in sets of 1, 2, or 3, this lightweight massager is certain to provide heavy-duty relief to up to 3 of your closest friends and family members.
Lago Scratch Night View
Vacations are sure to relieve stress, but who can afford a round trip to Paris? The Lago scratchboard gifts the beauty of Paris by night to your family and friends for a fraction of the cost! Featuring light gray lines of the final image, scratching the board in the right places is a matter of following the lines and relishing in the process. As they work, your loved ones will watch as the city lights up in gold against the dark, black night sky, transporting them to the incredible city itself. The Lago scratch drawing includes everything your loved one needs to make the most of this calming gift, including the 16-inch by 11-inch board and a scratch stick to uncover the gold hiding below.
Natural Oil Aromatherapy Pillow
When stress is high, sometimes the best relief a person can get is a good night’s sleep. The MALOUF pillow is designed with the calming scent of lavender-infused right into the memory foam, helping your loved ones to drift off to sleep in comfort. Made to support the neck and the head through the night, this gift is a must-have for the insomniacs in your life: with such comfort on demand and a bottle of lavender aromatherapy spray included with each pillow, not amount of stress will stand between them and their precious sleep ever again.
Kasina Mind Media System
Meditation is a fantastic method to combating stress, but many of us struggle to disengage from our environments entirely. Rather than getting worked up over their inability to calm down, let your loved ones reach for the Mind Machine, one of the most effective meditation aids on the market. Providing 6 different audio/visual mood settings, it takes your frantic friends and family to the calm escape of their dreams. By manipulating both lighting and sound options, this soothing gift effectively allows stressed minds to refocus away from the negative thoughts that follow throughout the day, creating a thoroughly relieving meditative experience for greater than any prior. Even better, the portable relaxation machine can bring peace of mind to your loved ones wherever they go.
Smart Wireless Neck Massage Device
The neck carries a huge amount of tension and often is the most affected area when stress hits. Don’t stress, though – you don’t need an expensive spa treatment to work out all of those knots and aches! This neck massager may look striking, but the real value lies in those conductive gold strips. Different from the others, it’s combined with modern technology by using small electric volts. To enhance its performance, wet your neck before putting it on. It’s all under your control to change the intensity and turn the heating up and down. For the greatest hands-free massage equipment on the market, this stylish, cutting-edge one is the superior choice to relieve stress and loosen up your muscles, especially after a long day working or studying before desk.
Marbles Balancing Board Game
Archimedes Game might be a competitive experience for two, but the famous mathematician certainly knew how to make the competition a calming one! Based on the principles of balance, logic, and foreshadowing, this balancing board game forces players to step back and focus on the challenge at hand, effectively distracting from the struggles of life. This engaging gift will entertain loved ones for hours as they consider strategy and the basic laws of nature. When all is said and done, both winner and loser will find themselves feeling calm, collected, and mentally fortified. The game set includes all the pieces needed for an afternoon of relaxation and can be enjoyed by family and friends ages 8 and up.
The Brain Sensing Headband
A device that monitors your meditation session doesn’t sound all that relaxing but don’t skip the Brain Sensing Headband. This digital headband isn’t here to judge your technique, only to help improve it. Meditation is an incredible tool for managing and relieving stress, so if you have friends or family members that are struggling during their 20 minutes of relaxation, get them the gift that can actually help them master their process. Meditation should calm you, so don’t let your loved ones continue to get worked up over it!
Bellabeat Leaf Urban Smart Jewelry
Chronic stress can have drastic effects on the body. The first step to overcoming the risks that stress poses is identifying the issue at hand – in other words, tracking stress levels, as well as behavior patterns that could contribute to it. The Bellabeat is a gift that makes tracking the biological factors associated with stress automatic: when worn, the elegant tracker records steps, calories, sleep patterns, and more. Synced with the corresponding app, the information collected by Bellabeat becomes a digital record of physical and mental health over time, one doctors and loved ones can rely upon when attempting to understand and ultimately relieve stress. Available in a variety of styles, it may look like an ordinary charm, but this beautiful jewelry is guaranteed to change their lives forever.
SQUEGG Smart Squeeze Ball
Have you ever been so frustrated that you could feel the rage pulse through your veins? Turn that stress into a productive period. Next time your loved one needs a target for their ire, hand them this pocket-sized gift and let them squeeze with all their might. The Strength Tester allows fitness enthusiasts or the perpetually stressed to monitor their strength over time, offering vital insight into body functioning and health. We all need the chance to Hulk out sometimes, the squeeze ball ensures that some good can come out of your stress.
Hanging Hammock Chair
What’s more relaxing than meditating in a beautiful location? The smooth sway of the Hanging Hammock as you do, of course! The hammock chair is easy to set up and once in place, provides the perfect location to sit back and escape from the world. The warm sun on your skin and the wind in your hair work wonders for the body, and the gentle motion makes it easy to forget the worries in your mind for a while. The built-in bug net is the ultimate final touch on this incredible stress relief gift, ensuring that nothing interrupts your loved one’s private meditation session.
ForeverSpin Titanium Spinning Top
Beautiful, smooth, predictable – watching the spin of a top is a hypnotic experience. When you need to take your mind off of the stress of life, focusing on the simple spin of a top is incredible for stress relief. The ForeverSpin Spinning Top is designed with minimal friction and obstruction for the smoothest, most relaxing spin there is. Whether your loved one is preparing for a big presentation or trapped in a dream within a dream, everyone can appreciate the grace and charm of this geeky stress relief gift.
N.O.W. Tone Therapy System
Even when time is tight, dedicating a few minutes a day to meditation can transform a loved one’s mental health. The Meditation Speaker is just the stress relief gift for friends and family with a busy schedule; though it’s brief 3-minute sound meditation, the tone therapy system allows the mind to take a break from worry and strife. At just the press of a button, the speaker plays its calming tonal therapy. With no stress involved in set up and such short meditation sessions, no loved one has an excuse not to give the speaker a try. Don’t let time keep family and friends from attaining calm and peace – the speaker can do the job!
OTO Handheld Deep Tissue Fascia Massager
Is there anything so soothing as a deep, thorough massage? But for those of us who remain forever alone, there is rarely an opportunity to receive one without paying obscene costs. Fortunately, the Fascia Massager makes it easy and fun to get the massage of your dreams without the need for a spa. The OTO Massager is the stress relief gift for those friends and loved ones whose muscles ache, but not from a desire to create a new social connection.
Indoor Relaxation Fountain
The quiet lull of running water is one of the most stress relieving sounds on Earth, and now that relaxing charm can fit right into your loved one’s home. Both an eye-catching centerpiece and calming presence, the Relaxation Fountain can introduce a touch of tranquility to any home or office. With the flip of a switch, the automatic pump starts a gentle trickle of water dripping from basin to basin, producing a deep, serene tone sure to quiet even the noisiest mind. When it’s time to focus on work once more, the fountain is just as simple to turn off – flip the switch, unplug the cord, and the water will cease. Now your stressed-out companions can quickly and easily bring a bit of calm to their lives exactly when they need it most.
Sapphire ONO Roller
For the tense and the anxious, our brains can seem to endlessly shout, “Oh, no!” It’s time to transform that thought pattern. With this gift, your loved ones will be happy to be shouting “ONO” as they maneuver the portable stress relief toy. Stress can lead to a number of unhealthy behaviors; the ONO Roller offers those experiencing stress a safe outlet for their tension.
The Big Activity Book for Anxious People
A bored mind rarely bodes well for an anxious individual. Help your close companions combat anxious boredom once and for all with the big activity book, a healthy time-filler that can take away from all of their inventive worries. Write, draw, or reflect: whenever anxiety strikes, this funny book has a distraction that can interrupt that harmful fixating and relieve stress along the way. Ruminating upon your shortcomings and perceived flaws is never beneficial for a loved one’s mental health; with this book, they can simply flip to a random page and find a more positive outlet for their bored, unused energy.
Craighill Venn Puzzle
When you get stressed and your mind begins to wander, our thoughts can work against us, worsening our current fears and concerns. Like the ONO Roller, the Craighill Venn Puzzle is useful for those looking to keep their minds occupied. Smooth sliding pieces and a satisfying solution, this exquisitely designed puzzle is a problem that is refreshingly in your control with minimal consequences, making it a fantastic stress relief gift for those with an overactive imagination.
Breo Head Massager
When stress is high, it tends to manifest itself in a number of physical ways. For your stressed-out loved ones then, the best gift is one that can combat these physical aches. The Breo head massager is a state of the art gift designed to do just that. By combining air and heat compression to create a massaging sensation, the helmet massager helps tense facial muscles relax, relieving the stress after a long day of work.
Each massage can be personally customized on the corresponding app, and adjustable goggles and straps guarantee a comfortable fit for anyone needing some time to de-stress. Each 90-minute session with this innovative stress relief solution improves not only a loved one’s mental state but their sleep patterns as well, furthering the effectiveness of the helmet in combating stress and anxiety over time.
Orbiter Fidget Device
With smooth polished surfaces and engaging movement behaviors, the Orbiter has all the workings of an appealing stress toy. Though a newer toy on the market, the Orbiter is competitive with even the most established stress relief gifts on this list. Even if your loved one has a decent collection of stress toys already, the novelty of this product means that its soothing presence has gone relatively undiscovered (until now). It’s time you complete their collection with the newest de-stressor on the market: the Orbiter!
Sleep Frequency Machine
Insomnia is no joke. When stress gets extreme, many of us find that sleep can be elusive, only worsening the symptoms of the stress we feel. The SleepBank breaks the cycle, helping our bodies and minds reach a sleep state once more. Using a low magnetic frequency, the SleepBank helps the body relax during rest or meditation. For those friends and family that miss feeling well-rested, the SleepBank gift is a miraculous, chemical-free ticket to a good night’s sleep.
Back and Neck Pain Relief Acupressure Mat
Not a fan of needles? Not a problem! The Acupressure Mat Set is the non-invasive stress relief solution that you can store right in your home! Loved ones can carry the mat wherever their travels may take them, ensuring relief from stress, pain and tension whenever and wherever. If popping Aspirin is ineffective or undesirable, the Acupressure Mat Set is the ultimate pain and stress relieving gift for those who are constantly on the go.
Stress Alleviation Wearable Acupressure
When stress mounts, we tend to feel that stress throughout our body. Since your loved ones can’t always afford to let a headache occupy their afternoon, they need an effective treatment that lets them continue their work. The Aculief Wearable Acupressure, for example, not only lessens headaches but relieves stress and tension without relying on chemicals and medications. Aculief is a great gift for the health-conscious, unrelenting force of nature.
Poppit Stress Sheets
The Poppit Stress Sheet is a little box containing 14 bubble wrap sheets that you can pop to your heart’s contents! And we promise that once you pop, you won’t be able to stop and you will continue popping those bubbles until all your stress has gone away. While this might seem like an annoying distraction, studies (and common sense) prove that popping bubble wrap sheets does have a positive effect on your stress levels and it can help you feel less annoyed and frustrated. Try the simplest and most instant way to help you restore the calm fast.
Are you stressed? In this increasingly competitive, cut-throat world it is quite likely that you are confronted with: tightly packed schedules, ever-increasing prices with stagnant salaries… on average, people nowadays are more stressed than ever, and they start to be stressed younger and younger. However, it doesn’t have to be like this: there is always time for a quick fun activity that will help all that stress melt away, whether it be a nice, warm Starbucks frappuccino, a puzzle ball, a Netflix marathon… or just a long-awaited travel. For a friend in a highly stressful job or to anyone that is experiencing burnout and has been working nonstop, time to get them the best stress relief gifts, their mood will sure to improve!