Anxiety Gift Ideas for Adults
Choosing gifts for people with anxiety can be nerve-wracking (no pun intended). You want to help that person relax. But at the same time, you don’t want to bring attention to the fact that they live with anxiety.
The key to choosing a gift is to think about the person first. What do they like? What do they dislike?
Then, peruse the lists below and only choose something that you think they would appreciate outside of the whole realm of living with anxiety. In other words, don’t get your friend scented candles if you’ve never seen any in her house.
Do you know someone who always seems tense and never relaxed? This person deserves a gift that promises relaxation and destressing.
Depending on how well you know the person, anything from a simple candle to a weighted blanket might make sense. If you don’t know their preferences well, you could even choose a gift card to a spa. Below are some relaxation gift ideas.
1. Weighted Blanket
My daughter was gifted a weighted blanket one Christmas, and I have to admit that it’s made its way to our sofa.
There’s nothing quite as comforting as the feeling of weight on your lap while watching a good TV show! I remember the first time I put it on my lap, I had an instead sense of “ahhh.”
So I can attest that a weighted blanket would be a wonderful gift for anyone who really needs to de-stress.
2. Essential Oil Diffuser
If you are interested in gifting an essential oil diffuser, look no further than the Supernova from Serene House.
This cool mist essential oil diffuser is beautiful and perfect for a bedroom (although it can fill up to 450 square feet).
Your friends and family will think of you every time they use this gift!
3. Lavender Essential Oil
Speaking of essential oils, the perfect oil to give as a starter gift would be lavender oil for anxiety.
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This essential oil has proven benefits for reducing anxiety so you can’t go wrong with this choice.
4. Lavender Neck Wrap
This lavender and flaxseed microwaveable neck warmer soothes and calms tension to aid in relaxation.
Best of all, when you purchase through Etsy you can have it gift wrapped for you!
5. Chamomile Tea
Are you interested in gifting some relaxing tea? Look no further than the Republic of Tea’s Get Relaxed tea.
This tea combines lavender, rose, rooibos, chamomile, and passionflower, making it the perfect gift for an anxious friend.
6. Scented Candle
If you’re looking to give a candle as a gift for someone with anxiety, look no further than the Chesapeake Bay mind and body collection.
The Chesapeake Bay company was established in 1994 and is known for combining style and nature-inspired scents.
The serenity and calm candle includes scents of lavender and thyme.
7. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
The idea behind the Tibetan singing bowl is that you use it in the morning to set an intention for the day.
It might sound a little woo-woo, but your gift recipient could probably use a little inspiration if anxiety is how their day normally starts.
8. Book About Mindfulness
If you want to give a useful gift to someone with anxiety, the Headspace guide to meditation and mindfulness is sure to be a hit!
And if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, consider gifting an Amazon Audible Audiobook Membership.
Audible members get to choose one Audiobook each month and can exchange any audiobook at any time in their library!
This is the perfect gift for someone who can’t find the time to sit down with a book and would rather listen on the go.
9. Anti-Anxiety Bracelet
Someone with anxiety probably has a lot of negative thoughts running through their head.
One way you can help is by gifting this bracelet with an inspirational message on the inside.
The wonderful thing about this bracelet is that only the person wearing it knows what it says on the inside!
10. Mindfulness Journal
The Present Not Perfect Journal has been a perennial favorite among my readers and for good reason.
Slowing down and writing in a journal might sound like something only people with “extra time” do, it’s actually one of the best ways to be more aware.
If you want to make this gift a bit more special, include a set of gel pens that they can use when filling out their journal.
11. Art Therapy Journal
Art-therapy inspired gifts are a fabulous idea for the creative soul with anxiety. Being creative is an unconventional but powerful way to manage emotions and anxiety.
The 365 Day of Art Journal is filled with beautiful prompts to help your gift recipient include a bit of art in each and every day.
This is the perfect gift for someone who isn’t artsy but has always wanted to be more creative and mindful.
12. FitBit Sense
Do you know someone who has a lot of stress and also wants to be more health conscious?
If so, the FitBit sense combines health measurements with stress measurements, making it an ideal gift for someone with anxiety.
My daughter has been using the FitBit sense to help monitor her heart rate and track her exercise with nothing but positive reviews!
13. Ashwagandha Supplement
Ashwagandha is one of the best natural supplements to help with anxiety.
While this might not be a gift by itself, you could easily pop it into a gift basket along with some essential oil and other relaxation products.
14. Subscription Box
Therabox Self Care Subscription Box
A neat way to keep giving all year round is to choose a subscription box gift. You can even choose to gift just one month’s box if you choose.
I ordered the Therabox self-care subscription box in the fall of 2020 as a way to de-stress after a very stressful year!
What gifts will you choose? Share what you bought or the best gifts you’ve received in the comments.
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