Stress and anxiety can ruin everything if it’s not managed, and can make sufferers miss out on so many of life’s joys. These calming relaxation gifts have been chosen specifically because they can provide stress relief that really lasts. A polished river stone pendant to bring her back to the present, or a massage device to ease the day’s cares away, perhaps? Or if it’s a child who’s always worrying, how about a stuffed animal to literally eat their cares away?
Mindful Breathing Necklace
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For those moments when they forget to ‘just breathe’, this beautiful pendant will encourage them to do just that. Inspired by the breathing techniques used by Japanese monks, these pendants invite slow, conscious breathing which will immediately bring relaxation and calm as the heartrate slows and toxins are released.
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There’s nothing quite like a hug to help us drift off to sleep, but when that’s not possible, a Gravity Blanket does a remarkable job. Backed by science, the Gravity Blanket simulates the feeling of being cuddled while relaxing the nervous system, giving the user a deep, restful sleep.
Letting go is one of the most useful habits we can cultivate, and yet we find it so hard to do. The Buddha Board teaches users how to let go by allowing them to create beautiful art which then slowly fades from sight, leaving a clean slate in its place.
Premium Spa Wine Gift Crate
A day at the spa is always a good idea when she’s feeling stressed, but it’s not always practical. Bring the luxury to her home, instead, with this spa wine gift crate, which includes products from the San Francisco Soap Company, as well as a delicious bottle of wine.
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Designed to be smooshed into any position or space, the Infinity Pillow is the essential item they never knew they needed. Made from temperature-regulating soft bamboo fabric, this pillow can be adapted to any situation, whether travelling, at work, or at home, making snoozing the luxury it should be.
VITRUVI Essential Oil Diffuser
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Essential oils are one of the best ways to infuse a relaxing atmosphere into the home, but you need a stylish diffuser to go with them. This model, which comes in a variety of beautiful colors, is made from soothing stone, and needs just 20-25 drops of your chosen oils.
52 Lists for Calm Journal
Journaling has become a huge tool in relaxation and mindfulness, and this journal will make it easy. Filled with useful and thought-provoking prompts, it allows them to create 52 lists for calm, which will give them their own little oasis of tranquillity in today’s hectic times.
Sandalwood Rose Candle
Combine the exotic scent or sandalwood with the romantic and heady aroma of rose in this beautiful apothecary candle. Hand-poured using 100% domestically-grown soy wax, this 12.5oz candle will fill large rooms with an irresistibly soothing scent without the use of parabens, phthalates, or cruelty to animals.
Natural pain relief is a wonderful idea, but having to visit a practitioner’s office can be inconvenient. Give them the means to soothe their aches with this acupressure mat, which features over 5000 ergonomically-engineered spikes to unblock the energy pathways which can lead to all kinds of pain.
Light Therapy Lamp
Winter can be a depressing time for many people as sunshiny days turn into endlessly dark and dreary ones. Help them counteract the effects of too little sun with the Miroco Light Therapy Lamp. Designed to mimic a beautiful, sunny day, this lamp will restore the feel-good factor safely and effectively.
Calm The F Down Book
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Full of invaluable advice for those who worry about things that may or may not happen, ‘Calm the F*ck Down’ is a no-nonsense guide to dealing with life’s rocky roads. Filled with exercises and advice, this book will help the over-thinker to stop overthinking and just get on with enjoying life.
Theragun Percussive Therapy Massage Device
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Aching, tight muscles can ruin anyone’s day and they tend to get worse as the day goes on. Give someone the means to help themselves with Theragun, the percussive massage tool which reaches 60% deeper than standard handheld massage devices, yet makes no more noise than an electric toothbrush.
Calming Sleep Eye Mask
Much more effective than flat eye masks, the MZOO is specially contoured to fit the face and eyes. Made from low rebound memory foam, this model exerts no pressure on the eyes, and blocks out the light while allowing enough space for blinking.
Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers
Being on her feet all day can be painful, and nothing feels as good as kicking her shoes off when she gets home. Unless, of course, she has these Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers, which are filled with lavender and can be warmed in the microwave for an aromatic toasty experience.
Shop the Evening Kit
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Designed to soothe the senses, this set of five aromatherapy products will ease them into sleep in no time. As well as lavender and frankincense essential oils, there is a warming diffuser blend, a sleep mist for spritzing, and a roll on for pulse points to really help them relax.
Amazonite Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
As beautiful to look at as it is to wear, this bracelet will delight the eyes and soothe the senses at the same time. Nestled among the amazonite beads are four lava stones which are super porous and perfect for holding a drop or two of her favorite essential oil.
Calming Affirmation Stones
This trio of stones has been brought together to harness their energies in a beautifully synergistic way. With rose quartz for love and forgiveness, blue lace agate for stability and trust, and amazonite for well-being, these stones will impart their energies wherever they are placed or carried.
Orbits Eye Stones
The old treatments are often the best, and this one is over two billion years old! Made from ancient Finnish bedrock, these donut-shaped eye stones can be refrigerated and then placed on or under the eyes to refresh and revive after a long day spent staring at a screen.
Calming Lavender Heat Pillow
Perfect for relaxing at the end of the day, this lavender pillow will impart warmth and the heady, sleep scent of nature’s most tranquil bloom. Available in either Evening Bloom or Morning Bloom colors, this pillow takes just two minutes to heat and give out its wonderful aroma.
Cards Against Anxiety
Carrying these cards will be like having their own personal guru in their back pocket or purse. Complete with a book full of CBT techniques, this set of 25 wallet-sized cards come printed with a focus phrase on the front, and methods of achieving relaxation on the back.
HUM Nutrition Stress Supplement
Taking a chill pill is no longer just a phrase belonging to an urban dictionary. This bottle contains 30 vegan capsules which are filled with Rhodiola, an adaptogenic herb which has been shown to significantly reduce stress levels and anxieties when taken once a day.
Worry Eater Stuffed Animal
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A problem shared is a problem halved, and Bill Worry Eater is here to share your child’s problems. Cute and cuddly, he has a zippered mouth into which kids feed their written anxieties, which in turn can lift the burden from their shoulders as well as provide opportunities for conversations with parents.
Calming Waters Relaxation Set
Bathtime will never be the same once she’s experienced this delightful and deeply soothing Calming Waters Relaxation Set. Containing dried flowers, essential oils, shea butter, and Dead Sea salt, this bath bomb, tea, and salt will transform her tub into a perfect spa experience, illuminated by the gorgeous soy wax candle.
Happy Face Rubber Stress Ball
Just one look at the happy little face on this stress ball could be enough to make them feel better, but if not they can squeeze and pummel him until they do. Sporting a funky mop of colorful hair, this little chap fits in the palm of the hand.
Calm Mood Candle
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Candles create a beautifully relaxing ambience, whether it’s bathing by candlelight or just lounging by a flickering flame. Add some aromatherapy into the mix with this hand-poured pure wax candle which is infused with lavender and chamomile and set in a contemporary black glass jar.
Smart Squeeze Stress Relief Ball
Far more than just a stress ball, this one also measures the strength of the grip, too. Ideal for those who need to build their strength as well as their tolerance, the ball is equipped with a sensor which transmits data to the free app included.
Herbivore Calming Bath Salts
Everything included in these pretty bath salts is 100% natural, and includes Himalayan pink salts, Ylang Ylang essential oil, and French pink clay. With enough for approx. four baths, these salts will detox, soothe, and relax, while imbuing essential minerals through the skin to replenish the body’s stores.
Custom Meditation Box
Bring some of the calmness of the coast to their desk or workspace by giving them this unusual stress relief relaxation gift. Filled with soft, white sand, this box affords users the opportunity to doodle in the unique, ever-shifting grains while reading your own personal message engraved inside the lid.
Skin Renewing Masks
Choose from Glow or Charcoal Detox and you will receive five vials of ingredients which can be mixed to make beautifully natural face masks. With elements such as kaolin clay, spirulina, rose hip, and jojoba oil, there’s enough to make up to fifteen beautifully relaxing masks for some precious ‘me-time’.
Personal Aromatherapy Pendant
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They can change their scent to match their mood (or the mood they want to achieve) with this unusual pendant and chain. Concealed inside the 14K gold plated tube is an essential oil infused wick which comes in three different blends for energy, focus, or calm.
Moon Juice SuperYou Daily Stress Supplement
Stress and anxiety show on our faces, so it stands to reason that by reducing stress inside, we’ll look better on the outside. These supplements have been clinically shown to reduce anxiety and stress and improve beauty, as well as energy levels and focus, with just two capsules a day.
Stress Relief In A Pinch Book
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Use this little book in conjunction with therapy dough for the ultimate stress relief relaxation gift. With exercises included whose sole purpose is to enable the user to unwind and de-stress, this book is filled with colorful illustrations and information to help them get the most from their therapy dough.
Spa Bath Pillow
Few things are as relaxing as laying back in a hot, scented bath, but without the right pillow, it can be tough on the neck. This spa bath pillow features seven unbeatable suction grips which will keep the double pillow (for head and neck) exactly where they need it.
Rebalancing Touchstone Necklace
Not only is this a beautiful piece of jewelry, but it will also act as a reminder for the wearer to bring herself back to the present, no matter how stressful life becomes. Made from sterling silver and bronze to resemble a polished river stone, it’s a powerful touchstone for mindfulness.
Playing with dough has always been fun, but this kind is super-useful in relieving stress, too. Available in three vibrant colors, each has been infused with essential oils to add to the sensory benefits and increase its effectiveness in managing anxiety, depression, and emotions which are hard to deal with.
Self Care Kit
Free of nasty chemicals and made without cruelty to animals, this self-care kit is mailed right in the postage box to cut down on unnecessary packaging. Available with or without a motivational candle and with a set for men, too, it’s a thoughtful way to give someone the gift of relaxation.
Essential Oil Shower Steamers
It’s easy to recreate a spa in the bath, but what about in the shower? These Shower Steamers can be placed on the floor or used as a body scrub; either way, when the warm water hits them they start to fizz and release wonderfully scented essential oil scents.
Unwind Lavender Gift Set
Designed to aid a restful sleep, this lavender set will keep on giving. With seeds and a bamboo pot included, this set also contains a beautifully scented pillow spritz, a cotton eye mask, and a soy-blend candle to soothe the senses while waiting for the lavender to grow.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers Book
Animals experience fear and stress just like we do, so how come they don’t get ulcers? This book is the definitive guide to stress and how it affects the body, as well as offering practical and often humorous advice on how to avoid it, or at least deal with it effectively.
Shiatsu Heated Foot Massager
A foot rub is the perfect end to an often less-than perfect day, and this shiatsu machine is so incredible that it feels like real fingers are doing the massaging! Using a combination of rollers, heat, and air compression, this machine offers a range of settings for the perfect treatment.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Lamps add a comforting glow to the room, but not all of them clean the air for you, too. Himalayan salt lamps are well-known for calming allergies, increasing blood flow, and balancing electromagnetic radiation, so adding both warmth and health benefits to the home while creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Palo Santo Cleansing Set
Positive vibes can be ruined if there is negative energy in the home. These Palo Santo sticks can be burned to cleanse the home and leave a wonderfully subtle aroma of citrus and mint as they smoulder. Set comes with 12 sticks, a glass jar, and a ceramic burning dish.
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