Living with anxiety is undoubtedly a difficult challenge, but thankfully numerous items on the market can help motivate, soothe, or distract those that struggle with feelings of anxiety daily.
The following are 25 gift ideas that would be perfect for a friend or family member needing help coping with their anxiety and the accompanying behaviors.
Calming Roll-on Essential Oil Blend
This 100 percent natural roll-on blend contains lavender essential oil, bergamot essential oil, and basil oil, all combined to create a soothing aroma. This oil can be applied to the back of the neck and onto the wrists and promotes deep breathing aromatherapy when in stressful situations or when seeking calm before bedtime.
This oil can also be applied to pillowcases for a soothing scent when trying to fall asleep, thus making it an excellent choice for those that rely on aromatherapy.
“Breathing Buddha” Guided Visual Meditation
Daily breathing can reduce stress which helps improve sleep and overall quality of life. The Breathing Buddha has a 4/7/8 breathing cycle, and at 3.5x4x6 inches, it can fit easily wherever it’s needed.
In addition, the Breathing Buddha has a soft illumination of green, purple, and blue light to keep track of which exercises are being done and has a battery life capable of lasting a couple of months despite daily use.
The Breathing Buddha also has a timer to conserve battery if it is utilized as a night light.
Buddha Board Art Set
The Buddha Board promotes living in the moment and offers a great way to relieve stress and anxiety by simply adding water to the built-in reservoir and using the provided bamboo water brush. The water painting board measures about 12″x9.5″ and will return to a blank slate after the applied water dries.
Mess-free and simple to maintain, the Buddha Board Art Set also includes a one-year quality promise to ensure that this is a quality gift for your loved one.
This gift idea is perfect for someone who struggles with anxiety in social situations. The spinner ring sits securely on the finger of your choice and easily rotates. This serves as a nondistracting way to redirect nervous habits or fidgety energy. The spinner ring is made of 316L stainless steel and will not rust over time. This ring is offered in silver, rose gold, rainbow, and black to match any preferred style.
Stress Relief Breathing Necklace
This breathing necklace is designed to reduce stress by slowing the breathing of the user. To use, inhale through the nose for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and then exhale through the breathing tool for 8 to 10 seconds.
The necklace and pendant are made from stainless steel, so they are durable and will not rust. This thoughtful pendant is perfect for those that need something to aid their anxiety on the go, no matter the time or the place.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
These shower bombs are made from essential oils and provide the excellent benefit of aromatherapy. The package includes lavender, rose, eucalyptus, sweet orange, peppermint, and jasmine. Easy to use, they merely need to be placed in the corner of the shower, and they provide a robust and soothing scent while you bathe. In addition, since everything within these shower steamers is all-natural, they won’t cause any trouble for your pipes and drains.
This stress ball set is the perfect gift for anyone struggling with stress and anxiety. They are great for not only squeezing but throwing and stretching as well. A rainbow pop is also included, which keeps restless fingers busy by popping the bubbles on either side and thus easing boredom. These stress balls also change colors when squeezed, offering a pleasing visual while you reduce your anxiety. This kit is perfect for all ages making it an excellent gift for anyone.
Popular and low-cost, the fidget cube is a simple yet effective means of tackling daily triggers for anxiety and OCD. This cube has six sides featuring various stress-relieving features such as a click, glide, flip, breathe, roll, and spin.
This particular cube is available in 7 different color schemes and is small enough to fit in a pocket so it can be taken on the go. In addition, the cube is made with ABS plastic, offering a smooth finish and more pronounced sounds. Fidget cubes are a fantastic go-to gift for all ages.
Polished gemstones are a beautiful and easy-to-carry object that can be used to ease anxiety when rubbed between the index finger and thumb. The size and shape of these stones may vary, but the options that can be selected are amethyst, clear quartz, dyed lapis, green aventurine, obsidian, rose quartz, tiger’s eye, red jasper, or the chakra oval, which is comprised of different gemstones for a rainbow effect.
100 Daily Mindfulness Exercise Cards
This box of 100 cards is a mindfulness deck designed for stress management, anxiety relief, self-care, relaxation, spiritual connection, mood enhancement, positive psychology, emotional awareness, and much more.
The deck is organized for beginners, with all actions and meditations designed for either day or night. In addition, this deck is packed with insightful techniques and excellent information, making it a great choice to give someone who struggles daily with feelings of anxiety.
Aromatherapy Soy Candle Gift Set
This box set comes with nine beautifully decorated candles of different colors and scents, including lavender, vanilla, rose, lemon, gardenia, lotus, apple and cinnamon, magnolia, and freesia. All candles are handmade with soy wax, and each has up to 7 percent of essential oil. In addition, the wicks are made from pure cotton, so there’s no worry of black smoke or harmful chemicals.
Each candle is 2.2 oz and can burn for anywhere between 15-20 hours. These candles are perfect for yoga, bath time, meditation, reading, or any other relaxing activity that could use the benefit of aromatherapy.
Infinity Fidget Cube
The Infinity Fidget Cube is a relaxing and noiseless cube that can be continuously flipped and folded. It is compact and designed to help cope with anxious, jittery behaviors. It is composed of resilient ABS plastic cubes that are secured with metal rivets, allowing for hours of fidgeting without fear of the cube wearing down. The Infinity Fidget Cube is available in 9 different colors and is suitable for any age.
Anxiety Relief Coloring Book
Adult coloring books have certainly grown in popularity, and that is why they make such excellent gifts. This coloring book features 35 images meant to soothe the one coloring them. The packages depict organic patterns, peaceful scenes, natural objects, and calming landscapes that range from very simple to more complex. Each page is one-sided and easy to tear out of the book so that you can display your artwork proudly without fear of damaging it.
Hugget is a stress-relieving knitted pillow that can be acquired in a small (4 inches), medium (8 inches), or large (11 inches) size for either squeezing within one hand, hugging tightly against your chest, or snuggling during nighttime.
The Hugget is 100 percent organic cotton that is filled with foam made from sap tapped from rubber trees. The squishy foam is beneficial for stress relief, and its weight can smoothly reduce tension when held.
The classic collection has five different calming colors to choose from, while the winter collection has three, and it’s a great gift choice no matter what age the recipient.
Optical Illusion Gyro
The Optical Illusion Gyro is an amazing 360-degree illusion that changes with speed and the direction of rotation. This excellent piece of art is perfect for not only anxiety and fidgeters but autism, depression, and ADHD. The gyro is made with metal, making it durable and wear-resistant for long-term use.
Lavender Self-Care Kit
Handmade gifts are often a popular choice, especially when organized into a gift basket or kit. For example, the Lavender Self-Care Kit includes handmade soap, a fizzy bath bomb, a bamboo spoon, shower steamers, a lavender candle, hand salve, bath salts, and lip balm. If the larger sets are selected, even more, beautiful goodies are added. Each kit can include a custom note for the person it is being gifted to.
All items are made with all-natural ingredients and 100 percent essential oils. In addition, the scrubs included are safe to use on both the face and body, making this a wonderful gift choice for someone needing some private relaxation time.
Aromatherapy Inhaler Set
These small inhalers fit easily into your pocket for easy access. The anti-anxiety inhaler is composed of bergamot, clary sage, orange, palmarosa, and ylang-ylang essential oils and lasts 2-3 months. These inhalers are easy to use simply by placing them just under the nose and inhaling deeply for about 3 seconds. These can be used as often as needed.
Weighted Eye Pillow
This eye pillow is filled with a flax and rice blend and is lightly scented with organic lavender flowers that are also inside. This pillow can be heated in the microwave or cooled in a fridge or freezer, making it perfect for a variety of uses. This eye pillow measures about 8″ by 6″ and is made with 100 percent organic cotton.
Bye Bye Stress Therapy Dough
Bye Bye Stress Therapy Dough is not only pleasing to handle for those that like to fidget with their hands but is also infused with soothing lavender, chamomile, and sweet orange essential oils. In addition, each order comes with a 1 oz bottle of activator solution to fix sticky slime so that it runs efficiently through your fingers.
The Distraction Box
If you’re looking for a gift that has a little bit of everything, the Distraction Box is a perfect go-to for loved ones with anxiety. Packed with snacks, tea, an adult coloring book, colored pencils, and a motivational card, this gift offers a perfect escape from stress with these small comforts.
The Fidget Slug can be selected from a large number of colors and sizes ranging from 4 inches to 9 inches. These wonderful fidget toys are durable and have a wide range of motion for therapeutic use. These little guys have grown in popularity due to their flexibility and smooth movement, making them perfect for those that desire to keep their hands busy.
Shower Steamer Tray
For friends and family that use shower steamers and bath bombs, the shower steamer tray is made from silicone and helps prolong the life of both steamers and bombs. Beautifully designed and easy to place anywhere, it’s a perfect addition to a gift for someone that struggles with anxiety.
Personalized Worry Doll
If seeking a gift for an anxious child, these hand-sewn worry dolls are to carry around and snuggle when needed. Each one can be customized by its quilt pattern and color and is shipped in a small tin container with a heartfelt poem. This small and simple gift can go a long way for a child, or even an adult, that enjoys having a small comfort within reach.
Therapeutic Weighted Teddy Bear
These teddies weigh around 3 pounds and can be requested to weigh as much as 5 pounds, offering something solid to hold onto when dealing with periods of severe anxiety or stress. Each bear is hand-sewn and constructed with several joints, making it fantastic to pose and utilize. It’s also aesthetically pleasing for display.
This Calming Spray is crafted with cedarwood, lavender, and frankincense oil blended with witch hazel. Spray yourself or the surface of a pillow or blanket to immerse yourself in a soothing scent designed to reduce stress and anxiety. This spray can even be sprayed into the air and inhaled for quick relief.
If someone in your life has anxiety, you can’t go wrong with getting them one of these gifts. Whether you want to get something personalized or something that anyone would love, our list of 25 gifts is sure to point you in the right direction.
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