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It doesn't matter whether someone is celebrating their birthday, Christmas, a new apartment, or there's no formal event happening. Any overwhelmed person will feel so grateful to achieve a zen-promoting gift. Have a look at 17 relaxing gifts to de-stress. Buy something for the harried person in your life. And consider getting something for yourself. You deserve it, babe.
"Mindfulness" is a big buzzword for those with frantic lives. Some people might think that it's too granola for them, but this handy book shows what a difference it can make. Give this to the busy bee to help them lead a life with more zen. It might take some work to convince them that they have 10 minutes to spare in a day, but persistence will pay off. FYI: The book has five and ten-minute exercises that anyone can do to bring more peace into their lives. They're simple, practical things that can be done. Get the book for people who aren't into chanting mantras.
Buy it now from Amazon for $6.88!
This bright blue orb combines two of beauty's biggest things for the ultimate relaxing experience: CBD and bath bombs. Gently drop the CBD-infused bath bomb into the tub and it will help soothe the body and mind. Plus, it will turn the water an Instagrammable shade. Besides trendy CBD oil, it has a calming blend of chamomile, lavender, and frankincense essential oils. Disclaimer: CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not have THC, aka the active chemical ingredient in marijuana that gives users a sky high. Therefore, no one has to be concerned about the bath bomb having a mind-altering effect.
Buy it now from Urban Outfitters for $13.00!
Don't you feel a bit less stressed just looking at these adorable squishy stars? So, just imagine how effective they will be when the anxious person in your life is squeezing one. The cute stars are filled with wool fibers from Rancho Paradiso in Valley Center, California. The exterior fabrics are salvaged materials including wool and cotton. Besides being sweet, the star design is the perfect size and shape for hands. We suggest buying a couple so the recipient can have a star at home, at work, and maybe one for the hectic commute. They are light enough that they can be carried around without feeling like a burden.
Buy it now from Etsy for $8.00!
Now this is one of the ultimate relaxing gifts to de-stress. Just look at it, people. First of all, you do not even need to worry about wrapping it. All of the packaging is included so you can buy it from a Lush shop (or online) and give it directly to the lucky recipient. There are 14(!!!!) epic things inside to help the person forget about their troubles. They're perfect for a chillaxing spa day at home or to keep on hand when it has been a rough day. There is soap, shower gel, a bath bomb, a massage bar, and body lotion, to name a few of the soothing and skin-softening things. All of the products in the special gift are scented with calming ingredients like chamomile, lavender, and vanilla.
Buy it now from Lush for $134.95!
Essential oils are a thing. The person you're buying for might have a diffuser, but they will still be most appreciative of this convenient roll-on. The purse- and pocket-friendly product is crafted with a special blend of essential oils to help wearers calm DAFAQ down. The magical blend consists of cardamom, ginger, peppermint, Spanish sage, and sweet fennel essential oils blended with carrier oils. All of the oils are non-GMO and therapeutic grade. The roll-on is best applied on wrists or other pressure points in stressful situations. Users could also get ahead of the game and apply it in the morning before heading off to work and their crazy commute.
Buy it now from Amazon for $10.00!
No matter the problem, there is often a face mask to solve it. In the case of this overnight mask, the formula helps de-stress red complexions as well as burdened minds. The mask is free of various parabens, phthalates, sulfates, formaldehyde, and aluminum. It's applied at night then users can go to bed breathing in the dreamy watermelon scent. In the morning, skin will be smoother, softer, and moisturized. The clean formula can be used a couple times a week to keep skin looking on point. For the greatest chillaxing impact, make it part of an at-home spa routine.
Buy it now from Target for $12.99!
Do not discount coloring books as the stuff of kids or only being appropriate for your arty friends. Stress-relieving coloring books are game changers for many people. So, give one to the person in your life who is having a difficult time. This butterfly designs will bring focus and mindfulness. The coloring book is suitable for all ages (that includes adults) and it has 31 inspiring designs that will take people's minds off their current problems. The pages have micro-perforations so the finished designs can be ripped out — and possibly even framed. We suggest getting one for yourself, too. You won't regret it. Trust.
Buy it now from Barnes & Noble for $7.99!
Relax, take it easy, and enjoy some you time with this bath and body set. It contains two coordinating eucalyptus and spearmint products from Bath & Body Works' aromatherapy range. Use the Aromatherapy Body Wash & Foam Bath in the shower or bathtub to remove dirt, oil, and grime from the entire body. Then follow with the nourishing body lotion. The essential oil blend in both products helps calm those zillion thoughts swirling in your brain while the rest of the formulas hydrate skin. The little carrying case makes it perfect for a gift. You could even skip wrapping it.
Buy it now from Bath & Body Works for $21.50!
One of the simplest relaxing gifts to de-stress is a journal. It will be very appreciated by someone. As this "worry relief journal" says, "Write it down let it go." The back cover also encourages writers to put their thoughts to paper to help them heal and forget about them. There are 192 pages in the book which should give people a very good start in helping them get anything that is bothering them off their chest. The book measures 5.4 by 0.8 by 7.4 inches. You might want to buy a couple. You can keep one for yourself to get those thoughts out of your head. Then you can give the other books as future presents after the first ones have been filled.
Buy it now from Amazon for $12.46!
Know someone who is having trouble sleeping? Telling them to count sheep isn't the most helpful thing — even if your intentions are good. Instead, help them out with this soothing CD. It has 50 minutes of "aural ambiance" to assist those with busy minds in actually getting some shuteye. The tranquil music features peaceful sounds that should make eyelids droop including the harp, the synthesized harp, and the occasional call of a seagull. (Do not make judgments until you've listened to it yourself.) It is suggested that users pop the disc into their CD players and put the calming CD on repeat. We bet that you're getting sleepy already thinking about it. Zzzzzzzz.
Buy it now from Barnes & Noble for $4.99!
Falling asleep can be the biggest battle for stressed out people. They might be extremely tired, but their minds are still going like a cyclone. That's where a lavender de-stress pillow can help. Who needs sleeping pills or melatonin when they're hitting the hay with one of these pillows? They can be used as a cold or hot treatment (via the microwave). Each one is made out of cotton fabric and has lavender and jasmine rice packets for the treatment. Shoppers can pick between 4.5 by 4-inch rectangles or 7 by 6.5 inch stingray-shaped pillows. Either shape is great for calming down and soothing aching muscles or cramps.
Buy it now from Etsy for $6.00!
People typically know what they want to do, but sometimes they need a reminder when the crazy world we live in gets the better of them. This self-care index is meant to come to the rescue. The description reads, "a charming, illustrated guide to help cheer you up when you're feeling 'bleh.'" It has a simple alphabetized list based on research that can help people be happier and more mindful. Even just looking at the front cover design should lift some people's spirits. Pick up a copy for yourself and for the stressed-out people in your life. There's plenty of self-care to go around.
Buy it now from Amazon for $6.99!
Some people might quickly mistake this for a candle at first glance. Explain to the lucky recipient that it is something even more calming. It is a soothing bath soak. Like a bubble bath but with less fizz, the bath soak will help users calm down through a blissful soak (get it?) in the tub. The nontoxic soak is made with Himalayan salt crystals and revitalizing oils like grapefruit, apricot, and geranium. Besides putting the user in a tranquil mental state, the salt soak can soften skin and soothe aching muscles. It is a fantastic gift, especially for those who are stressed AF.
Buy it now from Nordstrom for $24.00!
This looks like some crazy fork-stroke-whisk, but it is actually one of the brilliant relaxing gifts to de-stress. Really. It is a tension-busting head massager. Users place their head in the center of the device and move the wild-looking massager back and forth to banish all that tension in the neck and negative thoughts. It is simple enough that someone can use it on themselves (no mirror required!), but it never hurts to get a friend involved. There is no need to worry about snagging hair, scratches, or disastrous tangles. Maybe the recipient will return the favor and give you a massage?
Buy it now from Amazon for $5.95!
Aren't these some of the cutest things you have ever seen? Just looking at them will likely make anyone feel less stressed. There is a bit more to them than that. The adorable mini cats are made out of a squishy, non-scented TPR material. Give them a squeeze to get the tension out of your body — and mind. Bonus: The cute critters also function as fidget toys for kids. Each cat is about 1.4 inches so they can be carried in pockets, purses, or even just in palms. The eight-pack will give the recipient plenty of options. They can put a "cat" everywhere to de-stress.
Buy it now from Amazon for $6.99!
Life can be tricky, but at least we have wine, right? Help that stressed wine connoisseur in your life relax and forget about their troubles with a Naked Wine subscription. There are plenty of options to choose from including cases and bottles. Shoppers can select from red, white, rosé, and sparkling varieties. Those who are unsure where to begin can try the highest rated options. Or, you can get this versatile "Finishing Touches 6 Pack." It has something for everyone making it great for a party or for an epic Netflix and chill session. Bottles range from an Oregon Pinot to a Napa Cab.
Buy it now from Naked Wines for $183.99!
If you have a stressed out person in your life, you might consider getting them a gift voucher for a spa. Some R&R and a deep tissue massage can do wonders. However, the stress of finding time to go to the spa can cancel out the benefits. The solution? An at-home massager. This massage pillow is like having a personal, portable masseuse with you at all times. It mimics a masseuse's fingertips for a blissful experience. Plus, it has heat, you guys. It plugs into AC and DC outlets and comes with both cables so it can be used in a variety of locations to relieve aches, pains, knots, and general tension. Ahhhhhh.
Buy it now from Amazon for $34.95!