Gifts for Anxiety Relief
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.
Here’s a list of 35+ ideas to get you started.
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.
Should you buy a book for someone who has anxiety? Again, that depends on how you think they will react. Is their anxiety a well-known thing? If not, don’t be presumptuous and help solve their problems.
On the other hand, if they have shared their struggles with anxiety with you, gifting a book you know could help is an act of kindness.
This one is probably best reserved for someone who you know is truly struggling, such as an adult child, sibling, or another close person. Consider gifting a set period of online therapy. Online therapy costs a fraction of the price of in-person visits and can fit anyone’s schedule.
13. Modern Therapy
(To hear a first-hand review of Betterhelp, listen to the video below from Faith Mariah, a mental health blogger at Radical Transformation Project)
If you’re stuck on a gift idea, jewelry is an easy option. Below is a list of some jewelry that has an anxiety function, such as essential oil jewelry and worry rings.
Giving someone a nice journal along with a set of good pens is a gesture that they can appreciate all year long. Again, it’s not a gift that singles the person out for anxiety but can certainly help them to manage how they are feeling.
20. Gel Pens Set
Art-Therapy Inspired Gifts
Art-therapy inspired gifts are a super idea for the creative soul with anxiety. Being creative is a good way to manage emotions and anxiety. What’s your favorite type of art to create? Think about sharing that love of art with the person you are buying a gift for.
22. Art journal
Wellness-related gifts are a good idea if your friend or family member is also health-conscious. Below are some ideas to consider.
28. Ashwagandha – 120 Capsules Max Strength Supplement Supports Stress Relief & Anti Anxiety Control
A neat way to keep giving all year round is to choose a subscription box gift. If you can’t afford a full year subscription, just order them a box for the month of their birthday or other holiday!
A silly t-shirt that makes them laugh is a good choice as far as gifts for people with anxiety. What suits them best?
35. Let That Sh*t Go
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