Effective Stress-Relieving Gifts You Should Try

There’s no denying 2020 has been a difficult and challenging year for us all. Whether you’ve been adjusting to working from home with kids running around, battling physical or mental health challenges, or braving the front line during the latest pandemic, we’ve all encountered more stress and anxiety than usual. So it’s time to indulge in a little self-care!

To ease into a state of calm and relaxation for the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best stress-relieving products that would make for the perfect gift either for yourself or a loved one. Here are 12 effective stress-relieving gifts to unwind and de-stress…

Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray (Royal Craft Wood)

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What’s the hurry? Slow things down and skip the shower. Instead, draw a nice, warm soapy bath. Crawl in and instead of just sitting and soaking, stay a while! Relax and unwind with a book and a glass of wine. You can balance it all with this Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray by Royal Craft Wood. We suggest leaving the phone of dry ground though. Just in case!

This caddy tray has received Amazon’s stamp of approval by being an “Amazon Choice” product and received almost 5 out of 5 stars with nearly 10,000 ratings! It comes in different colors, is waterproof, slip resistant, and designed to fit most bathtubs on the market. It also comes with extendable side trays to accommodate two people at once, along with two wine glasses, a book or tablet holder, and removable trays for bath accessories.

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Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

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A fragrance diffuser instantly makes any space feel more calm and relaxing, just like a spa! There’s a reason most spas, massage therapists, and salons use diffusers. They’re good at creating a calm atmosphere that’s relaxing and inviting. Plus, it’ll make your home smell amazing!

Unlike some other diffusers, this one will easily blend into any space with its neutral tones and subtle design. It’s handcrafted, easy to clean, and comes with the choice of either a 7-hour interval setting or a 3-hour continuous setting. After purchasing this diffuser, choose from an array of different essential oils. It all depends what you’re looking for. For the sake of this article and relieving stress, we suggest going for a nice lavender scent.

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Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Bose)

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Sometimes the only way to relax is to just tune it all out. This is why we’ve chosen the Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones by Bose. Nobody makes a better quality headphone than Bose. It seems others agree because this product has the “Amazon’s Choice” stamp of approval and nearly 30,000 ratings online with an almost perfect 5 star rating.

This product is great for anyone with kids who just needs some alone time to relax and unwind. If the kids are running around causing a ruckus — you’ll never know! They truly do tune out any outside noise and transport you to whatever quiet and serene place you’d like to go for the time being. They offer three levels of noise cancellation, are Alexa-enabled for access to music, information, and include noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for sound and voice pick-up!

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Luna Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their promise of reducing anxiety, stress, and improving sleep. In fact, research has also shown that these blankets may be able to benefit people with anxiety, insomnia, autism, and a number of other conditions. The Luna Weighted Blanket is one of the top ranked weighted blankets available.

This blanket works to reduce anxiety and stress by providing you with a hugging sensation while you sleep. Despite its weight, it’s also described as being travel-friendly and easy to store. It’s extremely soft, made from 100-percent organic cotton. The weight comes from glass beads that have been woven into the fibers and evenly distributed throughout the blanket with a 7 layer smart design. That means there won’t be any saggy corners in this blanket! If you still need some convincing, check out the reviews on Amazon. This blanket has nearly 10,000 reviews with an almost 5 star rating.

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Ouai Chill Pills

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The fact that this product is named “Chill Pills” really sets the tone here. This would be the perfect gift for anyone who’s idea of relaxing and unwinding after a long week is by taking a long, soapy bath. These bath bombs were created as a way for people to escape their hectic everyday life and enter a more calm and relaxing atmosphere during their “me time.” This bath bomb not only smells good (scented with rose and jasmine), but it’s also nurturing for the skin!

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Softies Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger

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Think of how soft and smooth a marshmallow is…do you have the visual? Okay, that’s how soft this hooded lounger is! There’s a reason it’s called “Ultra Soft Marshmallow.” The year 2020 has been all about being comfort and loungewear since we’re all spending more time at home. Plus, winter is just around the corner which means we’ll all be hibernating indoors more too!

This is why the hooded lounger would make a great gift for anyone, yourself included! It’s plush fabric, yet loose fit is what makes it’s so soft and comfortable. It also has a front kangaroo pocket making it super functional. Need more convincing? It’s listed as one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2020. Oprah knows best!

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Slip Silk Eye Mask

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One of the key ingredients to a good night’s sleep is total darkness. Sometimes that just isn’t possible, especially if your partner isn’t ready to turn off the TV or their bedside lamp. Not to worry! You can just put on the Slip Silk Eye Mask. We’ll admit, $50 is a little steep for an eye mask, but this one is totally worth it!

Why a silk eye mask? The cotton that’s usually used in other sleeping masks can absorb moisture and dry out skin. The Slip Silk Eye Mask was designed to be gentle on the skin with anti-aging benefits. It’s especially beneficial for people who use facial products before bed. The silk on this mask won’t absorb the products and diminish their effect. It’s also anti-sleep crease and been shown to reduce friction against the skin. It’s available in an array of different colors from pink, to black, to white and even blue.

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Dodow Sleep Aid Device

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Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Is it affecting your stress levels the next day or overtime? Improve your sleep with the Dodow Sleep Aid Device which helps ease you into a state of relaxation that will lead to a deep and restful slumber. It’s a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally, without any medicine.

You install the device to your bedroom ceiling and it will expand and withdraw slowly, encouraging you to synchronize your breathing along with it. Don’t worry, it doesn’t run all night. You’re able to set a timer so that it operates for either eight or 20-minutes at a time before it quietly turns off and you drift off to sleep. This product can be safely used by anyone 6-years-old and up, including people who struggle with stress, restlessness, and insomnia.

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Foreo Facial Cleansing Brush

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There’s a reason we send people to the spa when they are stressed — it’s because there’s nothing more soothing than being pampered with facials and massages. This is why the Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush is on our list of stress-relieving gifts.

Need a facial but don’t want to dole out the money to go to the spa? Use this best-selling facial cleansing brush that by using sonic pulsations and massage (similar to a facial treatment) to not only provide relaxation, but also cleanse the skin! Available in blue, black, pink, purple or teal, this product was made with ultra hygienic silicone for every skin type. It also includes a USB rechargeable battery and a 2-year warranty.

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Breo Scalp and Body Massager

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There’s nothing more relaxing than a massage. If you can’t convince your partner to roll up their sleeves and give you one, the Breo Scalp and Body Massager is the next best thing (or may even be better)! It’s perfect for people who sit at a desk all day know the struggle of dealing with knots in their back and neck. This product will work all those out in just one session.

It has six different settings and two speeds, plus interchangeable heads for both head and face massages. You can use this product on your scalp, head, face, neck, legs, feet, and body. It’s also waterproof and rechargeable (charging base included).

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TruMedic InstaShiatsu Foot Massager

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We use our feet all day, every day, yet most of us neglect to really take care of them. From wearing uncomfortable and unsupportive footwear to long hours standing and walking. They sure do take a beating! This is why the TruMedice InstaShiatsu Foot Massage is a great gift for anyone. But it’s especially good for anyone who spends long hours on their feet.

This product will work all the kinks of a hard day providing a spa-quality foot massage in the comfort of your own home. The Shiatsu massage rollers and airbags are designed to mimic the feeling on human hands to provide a realistic massage. Plus, there’s even a heated setting that will keep your toes warm during the chilly winter months!

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Tempur-Pedic Ergo Pillow

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This pillow sounds fancy and it is. But what’s great about it is that despite its innovative design and high quality, it’s sells for under $100. Even so, you just can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep! This ergonomic pillow was created to form to the natural curves of the body offering full, therapeutic support. It was engineered to relieve pressure and provide support to the head, neck and shoulders while sleeping on your side or back throughout the night.

In addition to improving duration and quality of sleep, the Tempur-Pedic Ergo Pillow has helped some people eliminate back and neck pain after just a couple nights! Don’t worry about this pillow losing its shape over time. It’s completely durable and reliable promised to return to its natural shape each and every morning. It’s another “Amazon Choice” product with 4 out of 5 star rating and nearly 2,000 reviews.

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Katherine George

Katherine George

Katherine is the Senior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat and Childhood. She is constantly striving to live a more active and healthy life, from eating healthy, exercising, and just spending more time outdoors. She enjoys cooking (with wine), walking her dog, reading, and recently joined a yoga studio!