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While our first instinct is usually to stay busy, there are times when the sheer volume of things to do becomes overwhelming.
Sometimes you just need to take a moment to recharge and relax. We found 26 stress-relieving gifts for the busy bee in your life — and a few you might want to buy for yourself in case your own life gets to be a bit chaotic as well.
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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Best stress relief gifts under $25
UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser
UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser $19.99 at Amazon
Austra Aromatherapy Mist
Austra Aromatherapy Mist $14.99 at Amazon
This mist was made with your mood in mind. Spray the aloe vera-based mist over your bed, pillows or on your clothes and you'll experience an immediate boost.
Hair Scalp Massager
Hair Scalp Massager $8.59 at Amazon
Tiny but mighty, this scalp massager currently has over 8,000 rave reviews on Amazon. Use it to help with dry scalp or simply to give yourself a head massage in the shower.
Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book
Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book $9.31 at Amazon
Coloring books are for adults too! This detailed one by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter will help you recenter your mind and be in the moment.
Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil
Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil $6.99 at Target
This essential oil from Nature's Truth is just what you'll need if you want to de-stress. It can be used as a massage oil or as an aroma spray — just be sure to follow directions for safe use.
Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow
Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow $22.99 at Amazon
Whether your body temperature runs warm or cold, this neck pillow is sure to keep you comfortable while relaxing at home. The best part is the heat lasts for up to 30 cozy minutes.
Skin Renewing Masks
Skin Renewing Masks $25.00 at UncommonGoods
Rejuvenate your face with one of these skin-renewing face masks. Made with organic materials, each tube comes with enough ingredients to make up to 15 masks. Not only that, but there's a variety of options ranging from detoxing charcoal treatments to a soothing rose petal mask.
Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow
Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow $25.00 at UncommonGoods
After a long day, take a break and re-energize with the help of this lavender eye pillow. The outside is made of 100% cotton to provide comfort, while the inside features a mix of barley and lavender to produce soothing scents. Place the pillow in the fridge before use, then apply over your eyes for a de-stressing effect.
9. Detox Box
Detox Box $22.00 at UncommonGoods
Cleanse your pores and freshen your face with this detox duo. Aimed to give your face a deep clean without stripping away its natural oils, indulge in this charcoal and bentonite clay mask, then finish with the detox face soap with ingredients such as raw honey and witch hazel.
Chakra Bath Salts Set
Chakra Bath Salts Set $24.00 at UncommonGoods
Take a post-work break and balance your chakras with these shea butter bath salts. This pack comes with a variety of scents, each one with the purpose of targeting a specific energy zone. The kit includes scents of rosemary, lavender, sandalwood and more.
Mom's Survival Pack
Mom's Survival Pack $25.00 at UncommonGoods
Featuring a variety of wellness essentials, you can enjoy some much-needed alone time with this kit. You can start with the lavender sugar scrub, then kick back and relax in a hot bath mixed with the floral mineral bath salt. You can end the night with the sleep salve, or try the belly butter, lavender mist and soothing lip balm.
12. Muscle Rub
Muscle Rub $18.00 at UncommonGoods
If tight muscles are an issue, then consider giving this soothing muscle rub a try. It's made with a variety of organic oils including peppermint, basil, cinnamon, citronella, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass and spearmint. For those days when you're on-the-go, give your muscles the much-needed break they deserve.
Overnight Foot Care Kit
Overnight Foot Care Kit $18.00 at UncommonGoods
Give your feet some love with this foot care kit. All you have to do is massage the all-natural rosemary and mint cream into your feet before bed, then put on the cozy socks provided. When you wake up, your feet will be feeling soft and smooth.
Best stress relief gifts under $50
YnM Weighted Blanket
YnM Weighted Blanket $49.90 at Amazon
Weighted blankets are packed with beads or pellets to provide light, evenly distributed pressure, creating a comforting feeling. Sleep psychologist Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg says many find weighted blankets to be relaxing, which is why we love this one for stress-relief purposes.
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set $27.85 at Amazon
The popular bath bomb trend is still going strong and this handcrafted set of 12 is sure to make soaking in the tub even more relaxing. With an impressive 4.9-star rating, these would make a great gift for anyone who needs a little R & R.
Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel
Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel $32.50 at DAVIDsTEA
Comfort a stressed loved one with a bundle of teas that are specifically designed for coziness. Complete with beloved flavors like Pumpkin Chai and Maple Syrup Oolong, there's a tea for everyone in this set.
Dreamy Lattice Print Robe
Dreamy Lattice Print Robe $54.99 at Mark & Graham
Feel instantly relaxed in this sleek embroidered robe. Made from a lightweight material, it's perfect for year-round comfort. Plus, you can add a personal touch with a monogram.
12 Shower Steamers Set
12 Shower Steamers Set $48.00 at UncommonGoods
You've heard about bath bombs, but have you heard about shower tabs? This set will fill your shower with soothing scents while bringing about a feeling of relaxation thanks to notes like eucalyptus, lavender, mint, lemongrass and grapefruit.
Succulent Trio $45.00 at The Sill
Since many of us feel cooped up in our homes right now, a little indoor greenery is the perfect gift to brighten up our space. These succulents are both beautiful and low maintenance.
Abundance Crystal Energy Candle - Made With Citrine
Abundance Crystal Energy Candle - Made With Citrine $49.99 at Chiji
Nothing sets the mood in a room like a beautiful candle. Not only does this candle smell divine with its notes of lemon and eucalyptus, it also contains miniature crystals intended to cleanse your surroundings to create an environment that encourages you to thrive.
Best stress relief gifts under $100
Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers
Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers $65.00 at Acorn
Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers $64.95 at Zappos
Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers $64.95 at Walmart
These chunky knit slippers will keep anyone cozy all winter long. They are super soft and are made with a memory foam sole — but a durable leather outsole means you can run out into the snow to grab the paper without worrying about cold or wet feet.
Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow
Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow $89.99 at Amazon
Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow $89.00 at Tempur-Pedic
The Tempur-Pedic Ergo pillow might sound like an investment, but it's worth it for a good night's sleep. One of our writers even said that it helped eliminate back and neck pain in just one night!
CBD Scalp + Body Oil
CBD Scalp + Body Oil $95.00 at Philip B
This fast absorbing, CBD-infused oil reduces stress levels after use. Simply massage a small amount of oil on the skin or the scalp and enjoy feelings of relaxation.
TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones $64.62 at Amazon
One of our editors has a pair of these noise-canceling headphones and raves about their comfort, functionality and ease of use. These are one of the best budget-friendly buys for noise-canceling headphones on the market — and users say they're comparable to higher-priced competitors!
Saje Aroma Om Diffuser
Said to "infuse your air with the vitality of nature, enhance your wellbeing and create a soothing atmosphere," this gift will be a hit with any stressed-out loved ones. Using natural essential oil blends, the scent is formulated to support sleep and reduce stress. To use, simply add water, add five to 10 drops of your favorite Saje Essential Oil blend and turn it on — easy!
Best stress relief gifts over $100
Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller
Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller $125.00 at bluemercury
Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller $125.00 at Skinstore
When stressed, our muscles tend to tense up — this can help with that. This body roller can aid with the relaxation of tight muscles while also improving circulation in the skin.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2016.