26 stress-relieving gifts your loved ones will seriously thank you for

Megan Foster and Julie Ricevuto

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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.

You'll spot everything from popular sleep masks to scalp massagers that are certain to provide just the right amount of zen to your life. Check out our relaxing picks below!

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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

1. Essential Oil Diffuser

UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser

UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser (Amazon / Amazon)
UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser (Amazon / Amazon)

UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser $19.99 at Amazon

Essential oils can help bring a sense of calm to a room after a chaotic day. Find this diffuser for only $16 on Amazon and use it with your favorite oils to transform your home into a sanctuary.

2. Asutra Aromatherapy Mist

Austra Aromatherapy Mist

Austra Aromatherapy Mist (Amazon / Amazon)
Austra Aromatherapy Mist (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

3. Hair Scalp Massager

Hair Scalp Massager

Hair Scalp Massager (Amazon / Amazon)
Hair Scalp Massager (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

4. Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book

Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book

Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book (Amazon / Amazon)
Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

5. Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil

Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil

Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil
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.

6. Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow

Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow

Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow (Amazon / Amazon)
Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

7. Skin Renewing Masks

Skin Renewing Masks

Skin Renewing Masks
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.

8. Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow

Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow

Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow
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

Detox Box
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.

10. Chakra Bath Salts Set

Chakra Bath Salts Set

Chakra Bath Salts Set
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.

11. Mom's Survival Kit

Mom's Survival Pack

Mom's Survival Pack
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

Muscle Rub
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.

13. Overnight Foot Care Kit

Overnight Foot Care Kit

Overnight Foot Care Kit
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

1. YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket (Amazon / Amazon)
YnM Weighted Blanket (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

2. Bath Bomb Gift Set

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set 12 (Amazon / Amazon)
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set 12 (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

3. DavidsTea Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel

Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel

Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel
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.

4. Dreamy Lattice Print Robe

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.

5. Shower Steamers Set

12 Shower Steamers Set

12 Shower Steamers Set
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.

6. The Sill Succulent Trio

Succulent Trio

Succulent Trio
Succulent Trio

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.

7. Chiji Abundance Crystal Energy Candle

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

1. Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers

Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers

Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers
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.

2. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo pillow (Amazon / Amazon)
Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo pillow (Amazon / Amazon)
  • 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!

3. Philip B CBD Scalp + Body Oil

CBD Scalp + Body Oil

CBD Scalp + Body Oil
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.

4. TaoTronics Active Noise Canceling Headphones

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (Amazon / Amazon)
TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (Amazon / Amazon)

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!

5. Saje Aroma Om Diffuser

Saje Aroma Om Diffuser

  • Saje Aroma Om Diffuser $79.95 at Amazon

  • Saje Aroma Om Diffuser $92.00 at Saje

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

1. Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller

Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller

Rose on Rose Body Roller
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.

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This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2016.