It seems like, more than ever these days, the average person spends most of their lives being completely stressed out–or, at least, trying not to be stressed out. Our lives are hectic, and the pressures we face on a daily basis can lead to a lot of physical and mental problems.
When we’re chronically stressed out, our protective fight or flight response kicks in and keeps going in overdrive. This response used to be a fabulous help when we were cave dwellers who had to run away from the nearest saber-toothed tiger. But modern man (and woman) doesn’t face the same immediate threats to our survival. Unfortunately, our stress response systems haven’t figured that out, and they react in the same way they would have thousands of years ago.
Over time, every new perceived threat can enact that flight or fight response, which means we never get to relax. We’re always stressed, unhappy, and even sick.
There’s no better, healthier, more thoughtful gift to give someone you love than the gift of stress relief. This post covers some of the best gifts in a variety of price ranges that will fit every budget and taste.
Gift Ideas for Relieving Stress and Reducing Anxiety
Coloring releases your creativity and calms your mind. It’s the perfect activity to do right before you go to bed to help you unwind…and it’s the perfect gift to buy for someone who loves art.
There’s not much I love in this world when it comes to stress relief products more than I do Jewelscent’s bath bombs. This is a new addition to their bath line–an easier way to use (and not use up) the bath bomb. And, at a price point of $10.99, it’s a really convenient, economical product to add to your de-stressing routine.
This soothing bath soap is made with all natural carrier and essential oils to give you the ultimate naturally relaxing experience. And, at only $12 a bar, it’s a real bargain.
As I mentioned before, I love the Jewelscent bath bombs…especially the ones that come with rings inside them (of at least $10 in value). So, not only do you get an amazing bathing experience (or several, if you cut the bath bomb up into pieces like I always do – a little goes a long way), but you also get a beautiful piece of costume jewelry. Jewelscent rings are ALWAYS gorgeous!
Yes, this is more lavender. Because I love lavender. And, really, there’s nothing that helps calm you down better than lavender–except for maybe chamomile. I love that this product contains both of them!
I don’t know about you, but there’s almost nothing I find more relaxing than lighting a candle and breathing in the beautiful fragrance. I love the message on this candle too. When you’re thinking about joy, you can’t be stressed. Not really. It’ll change your whole perspective.
One of my favorite Jewelscent products ever is their body cream. With the Essentials line, you don’t get the ring, but you do get more product. And in this case, that’s a very good thing. All natural and super moisturizing. This is a luxurious treat for your skin!
Whenever the pressures of this world get to be too much for me, I head to the lake or a creek (I live too far away from the ocean). With this tabletop fountain, though, you don’t have to go anywhere to
Herbal tea is well-known for its ability to relax the body, mind, and spirit. People have been drinking it worldwide for centuries, just to gain these specific benefits. It’s the perfect treat after a long, hard day.
Yes, it’s more lavender. But this is an all-natural bath set that will give you (or someone you love) the ultimate relaxing experience. Just buy some, use it to soak for 20-30 minutes, and see for yourself!
You’ve heard of the benefits of Dead Sea salts for the skin, right? Well, with this product you get those plus the soothing benefits of lavender (yes, there’s that lavender again).
As I mentioned before, I love candles for their stress-relieving properties, and I love the Jewelscent Calm Lavender scent. This is one of my favorite candles ever, and they come with rings just like the bath bombs do–rings worth at least $20.
I believe very strongly in the healing power of music…and when I say “music,” I’m including sounds too. I’ve used sound machines for a couple of decades now to help me relax…and even to fall asleep. This is a great little machine at a price point you can’t beat!
There’s nothing quite as luxurious and soothing as the all-natural Jewelscent body scrub. Use it in the bath or the shower to give your skin a rejuvenating treat. And, yes, it comes with a free ring!
Green and blue are two of the most calming colors on the planet. Your phone is always with you. Use it to your super relaxing advantage.
Subliminal messages are popular because they really work. How about a gift that encourages both the recipient and anyone who enters their home to relax? This pillow fits the bill perfectly!
I love essential oils. I love them so much, I’m learning how to use them to treat illnesses–mental, spiritual, and physical–in every day life. In this set from Measurable Difference, you get three of the best calming, soothing scents – Ginger, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood (0.5 fl. oz each).
Sometimes it’s hard to relax when you have bright lights or other visual distractions around you. Wearing an eye mask–either during sleep or meditation–can help solve this problem for you. And this one is so pretty!
Can a facial moisturizer really help you feel calmer? Why, yes, it can…and it can help you look younger too!
Research has shown that playing music can be even more relaxing than listening to it. You can play this Tibetan singing bowl, even if you think you don’t have any musical talent at all. The soothing tones will put you in a blissfully calm state in no time!
As I said, I’m a firm believer in the healing power of music. But I’m also a believer in the healing power of gemstones. One of the best gemstones for restoring mental and emotional balance is labradorite. This bracelet is a completely convenient, portable relaxation aid that can literally go wherever you do. It’s perfect for yourself or someone you love.
Add a touch of balance and warmth to your home decor with this beautiful wax warmer from the Janice Collection, appropriately named Tranquility.
Pair the warmer with these jewelry wax tarts for the ultimate soothing experience…and get a free ring as an added bonus!
This luxurious home accent will take your bathing experience to a whole new level, and its printed message will remind you to let all your cares melt away.
I love candles… and scent diffusers. And I love the design on this box. Plus, purple? Yes, please!
In Chinese, “Dao” (or “Tao”) means “The Way.” It is the ultimate state of balance and wholeness. This gift set will help either you or your loved one on your way to that state.
If you buy those essential oils listed above (or even if you don’t), you might want to consider investing in one of these too. You can certainly use and enjoy the benefits of essential oils without a diffuser, but it’s a whole lot easier if you have one. And I personally love this one because it’s small enough to fit in your car’s cup holder!
Sometimes you just need to set aside the distractions, and these headphones will help you do that. They’re some of the best available on the market today.
Stress affects not only the inside, but also the outside of your body. That’s why creams like this one are great for repairing and protecting skin that has experienced the damaging effects of stress.
This eye pillow is larger than your standard eye mask, and it covers some key acupressure points involved in maximizing stress and eye strain relief.
Almost every night before we go to bed, my husband gives me a foot massage. It really helps me unwind and prepares my body for a good night’s sleep. In fact, just about any massage is capable of doing that. And with this handy gadget, you can have a massage any time you want–even if you’re by yourself.
This is not your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) hot water bottle, but it works every bit as well. Cuddle up with the warmth and comfort of this designer hot water bottle on cold winter nights or any time you need some extra heat.
This is literally one of my favorite things ever. Dancing lights that help you focus and calm your anxious mind. What’s not to love?
I’ve always been fascinated by sand art…and especially these gadgets that you can flip back and forth to create different designs and patterns. There’s always something new to look at and enjoy. It’s hard to keep being stressed out when you’re having so much fun!
Relieve all your aches and pains within minutes with this full body massager. It’s completely customizable, so you can relax your way.
I love comfy, soft socks. And with this gift set, you get those and a hot water bottle that will keep you cozy and warm all night long–the perfect gift of comfort!
When you’re trying to listen to relaxing music, it helps a lot if you have a fabulous speaker through which to project the music. And this is one of the best. It’s compact, has wireless capabilities, and gives you a full range of sound that helps you immerse yourself completely in the music.
This is complete skin and muscle therapy in package form. This herbal synergy bath and body oil set provides total skin detox and relaxation.
Speaking of skin detoxing, there’s nothing like a good facial to remove impurities and reveal healthy, glowing skin. And with this little gadget, you can get all the benefits of an expensive spa facial for a lot less — right in the comfort of your own home.
Indulge a bit of visual relaxation with this gorgeous wall art set. The neutral colors would complement almost any decor.
Hopefully you’ve found something (or maybe more than one thing) that interests you. If you’d like to read more about ways to relieve stress and anxiety, check out these posts:
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