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.
Weighted blankets are an excellent choice for anyone with anxiety. They help to calm the nervous system and provide soothing comfort.
If you aren’t sure about a full-size weighted blanket, they can also be purchased as lap blankets or robes.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Who wouldn’t love a wonderful scent in their home? You can make that happen for your gift recipient by giving them an essential oil diffuser.
Choose one that will suit the person and make sure to include a few printable aromatherapy recipes alone with some essential oils to help them get started.
Lavender Essential Oil
Speaking of essential oils, the perfect oil to give as a starter gift would be lavender oil for anxiety.
This essential oil has proven benefits for reducing anxiety so you can’t go wrong with this choice.
Lavender Neck Wrap
If you don’t think the person will enjoy a whole room or house smelling like lavender, consider giving them a neck wrap instead.
This lavender neck wrap is an easy way to bring some relaxation to anyone without the whole house having to inhale the scent too.
Chamomile tea is a wise choice for a gift for anyone with anxiety. They are sure to appreciate the relaxation it provides.
I like to sip chamomile tea before bed, as it helps me to fall asleep (even though I usually have insomnia). I’d love it if someone gifted me chamomile tea!
A bath bombs gift set is one of those gifts where you kind of can’t go wrong. It doesn’t scream “you have anxiety!” abut at the same time it’s sure to help them relax.
This one is pretty too, with the variety of colors. Anyone would love to get this for a gift.
Another choice for bringing lavender to their life is to purchase a Yankee Candle in lavender scent.
The Yankee Candle is a well known brand that they will appreciate. This candle will also last a long time.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
This is such a neat gift! I’d love it if someone gifted this to me. It’s one of those things you’d never buy for yourself, but would love to receive.
The idea behind the Tibetan bowl is that you use it in the morning to set an intention for the day. It might sound a little woo-woo, but who couldn’t use some positivity in the morning?
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 is the gift that keeps on giving. Give someone an Audible membership and they get to choose one Audiobook each month to listen to.
They also can exchange a book in their library for any other book. This is great for anyone who plans to read or listen to a book a month.
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.
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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.
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.
Wellness-related gifts are a good idea if your friend or family member is also health-conscious. Below are some ideas to consider.
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?
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