Finding gifts for those who suffer from social anxiety can be tricky. But there will be something for everyone on this list. From self-help books to a DIY glitter jar, and even an anxiety spray for dogs, you’re sure to find something for the introvert or socially awkward person in your life.
Looking for perfect relaxing gifts this Christmas? Made from 100% natural salt from the Himalayan mountains, this salt lamp is an instant way to add a calming effect to any room. Complete with a dimmer switch, you can vary the intensity of the light and create a very relaxing atmosphere.
Wouldn’t it be great if every person who suffers from anxiety had a friend they could carry in their pocket? This book is like a gift from the self-help Gods, small enough to carry around and big enough to be full of no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is advice that sounds more like it’s coming from your best mate.
Have you ever wished you could take away your child’s worries or fears? Well Rudy, the worry monster doll can help with that. Simply get your child to write their worry or fear down, fold it up and pop it into Rudy’s zip up mouth. Their worries will fade away as Rudy gets rid of it for them.
The perfect gift for anyone needing to keep calm and centred in stressful situations. Traditionally used by Tibetan Buddhists as a meditation aid, these prayer beads can also be used to distract your mind. Hold a bead in your thumb and index finger and recite a mantra while moving from bead to bead.
Make insomnia bearable with this witty journal. Complete with thought provoking prompts and proverbs for passing the time in the middle of the night. A paperback journal with lined paper for writing your own thoughts down while reading the quotes from fellow insomniacs.
The perfect gift for anyone who likes to wear their heart on their sleeve, or thigh, or wrist, or anywhere really! Inspirational quotes that have the elegance of real tattoos but without the permanence (and the pain). These temporary tattoos will have everyone believing you’ve been inked.
If you prefer to use natural remedies to treat anxiety, this book may be the perfect gift for you. It can help get rid of anxious feelings, intrusive thoughts and panic attacks. The book comes with a free app for your phone too, giving you access to the DARE technique whenever you need it!
An all-natural supplement to help combat anxiety, Ashwagandha can be used to lift your mood and energy levels. This formula has added artichoke extract, a superfood which detoxes your body, allowing you to get a better night’s sleep. All of this added up will make for a less stressed, less anxious you.
The ideal gift for everyone. This grip trainer can ease anxiety by giving you something else to focus on while increasing blood flow to your hand and arm. The therapeutic ball can be taken out and about for something more compact to take your mind away from anything causing you anxiety.
With more than 800 recipes of essential oil treatments, there’s something for everyone in this book. Whether you’re looking for a natural remedy for anxiety or how to deal with difficult emotions, this book has the answer! An easy read for all the family, young and old.
This gift is a unique blend of patchouli and bergamot essential oils, this fine mist can be sprayed to take away your stresses in minutes! Made with distilled water, it’s skin safe and pet safe too so even your furry friend can feel his worries melt away.
Designed to specifically wrap around your neck, shoulders and upper back, all this heating pack needs is a couple of minutes in a microwave and you get 30+ minutes of comfort. It can also be used as a cold pack, just place it in the freezer for a few hours.
Do you know someone who constantly has to fidget with their hands? Designed to fit in the palm of their hand, this gift will keep their mind (and hands busy) whether they like to flick or click. With 6 sides, all featuring a different action, this is bound to keep their focus on more important things.
Anxiety can blight many children’s lives, and it’s not always easy for parents to know how to help their child through those difficult times. This book is designed to help both parent and child to navigate their way through some commonly used techniques for day to day help with anxiety.
Are you fed up of receiving the same old boring slippers as gifts? Slip your feet into these plush woolly ones and feel like you’re walking on air. Designed with an anti-slip rubber soles, these indoor slippers can be worn wherever takes your fancy.
You don’t need to be green fingered to look after this teeny plant. Just water it like any other plant and it will outgrow its tiny transparent terrarium in 3-6 months. It comes with a string to attach it to anything you’d like, transforming it into an accessory.
Channel your inner zen with this miniature Japanese meditation garden, a perfect addition to any desk at work or home. Set in a rosewood frame, you can use the rakes and ceramic stones included to create a visual masterpiece. It also includes a meditation booklet to inspire and instruct you on how to shape the garden.
Handmade and organic, these bath bombs are free from artificial colors and dyes. They contain essential oils and shea butter, which is widely known for its moisturising qualities. Drop one into running water, watch it fizz and then slip under the bubbles for a truly relaxing experience.
This anxiety toy is a flip-ping marvelous gift for anyone who needs a distraction but wants something a bit different. Unlike the fidget spinner, this chain toy is silent, so no one will even know you’re playing with it, making it the perfect companion for any stressful (or boring) situation.
Like the feeling of being held when falling asleep? Then this weighted blanket is the gift for you. Crafted to 10% of your body weight, this blanket simulates the feeling of being hugged, which will make you fall asleep faster and give you a better night’s sleep.
If you, or someone you know, suffers from fidgeting, these are eggs-actly what you need. Three stress relief balls made of rubber which will increase hand strength and relieve anxiety. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the bright colours will appeal to all the family, providing focus and distraction.
We often hear of white noise being used to help babies sleep more soundly so why can’t we use it on adults? This sound machine offers a customisable sound which help to focus the mind. The white noise will carry on while you sleep, giving you a more rested night
Pair a calming fragrance and mood changing lights and you’ve got the perfect gift for someone. This portable essential oil diffuser masks any unwanted smells and replaces them with your favourite smell. The changing colour light will cast a relaxing glow over any room, giving you the perfect space to relax and unwind.
Ideal for small fidgety hands, these marbles within mesh can be taken anywhere to reduce anxiety. Made from high quality plastic, these fidget toys are durable enough to be used by any age. Keep that stress at bay and increase focus on more important things.
Stress balls are everywhere at the moment, which isn’t a bad thing as we could all do with some de-stressing! This tutorial shows you how to make unique stress ball gifts to suit any personality – just a balloon of choice and a few household items will give you this perfect DIY version.
This DIY anti-anxiety jar is a great gift to give to someone who needs a little something to help them overcome their anxiety. This tutorial tells you how to make something calming while just using everyday kitchen spices. Small enough to slip into a pocket, no one needs to know your little secret!
Does your dog put you in the doghouse whenever you leave him? This blend of essential oils will help man’s best friend feel at ease whenever you have to go out. You can spray it in the air or pop a couple of drops onto the back of their collar to help your pet relax.
Sometimes all you need to cope when anxiety hits is a hug but that’s not always possible. Well here’s the answer. This DIY weighted blanket will mimic the feeling of being hugged, helping you to relax and de-stress. Take it to bed with you and you’ll have a better night’s sleep with it!
Do you know a worry wart? Make this DIY worry jar for them and help ease their worries. All they have to do is write it down and put it in the jar. When the worry has passed or been resolved, tear up the paper and make room for new ones.
Give this glitter jar as a gift to a loved one who needs distraction. Not only will the swirling glitter help to focus their mind and keep the anxiety at bay, it can also make a lovely addition to a room. Simply shake the jar and watch the glitter settle. Easy!