22 Stress Relief Gifts For Those Who Can Use A Little Zen In Their Life

Emily Wendzich
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Stress isn’t just unpleasant—it can be downright destructive. The effects of long-term stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, and have been linked to a variety of health issues, including but not limited to headaches, ulcers, insomnia, and digestive problems.

Sometimes it’s not just the stress itself that causes problems; it’s how we react to stress that proves detrimental to our health.

Luckily, we have a lot of gift ideas that will cheer up someone in your life who just needs a little zen in their life.

These are the 22 best stress relief gifts you should consider buying.

NameCategoryProduct
Buckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga PillowBest OverallBuckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga Pillow
Tiesta TeaBudget PickTiesta Tea
YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton MaterialUpgrade PickYnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material

1. Buckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga Pillow

Our rating: 9 / 10

Buckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga Pillow

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Pros:

  • Very soft material
  • Organically grown buckwheat hulls
  • Breathable cotton fabric
  • Comfortable to sit or lay on
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Freely adjustable

Cons:

  • Too small for large frames
  • Cover may not be suitable for some if it is not removed.
  • Exercise caution when you wash the cover. Ensure that it dries flat before putting the hulls back in.

When it comes to meditating for beginners, meditation cushions are must haves for meditation. This meditation cushion is pretty good, even though you will have to do most of the work yourself.

As a simple meditator, you would want to spend more time meditating than putting up with multiple parts of a complex meditation cushion setup. You can simply unroll the surya med as soon as you finish you meditation and be on your way. No fiddling with adjustment is necessary.

When you need to make a minor adjustment, use your hands to squash the hulls to your liking. This is probably the main con of this zafu. You will have to unroll the cushion and relace it every time you want to have a comfortable meditating position.

2. MAMA WUNDERBAR Smudge Kit

Our rating: 9 / 10

MAMA WUNDERBAR Smudge Kit

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Pros:

  • Comes with a complete set of herbs
  • Health-benefitting
  • Unique design
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Success Magic.

If you’re looking for a smudge kit to help freshen up your home, you might want to consider this one from MAMA WUNDERBAR. When you want to use a smudge kit, you simply apply a small wisp of the herb to your hands, rub them together and then blow the smoke around the room to bring a peaceful vibe.

The herbs included in this set are: white sage (for purification), cedar (for cleansing and energizing), flower sage (for higher vibrational energy), yerba santa (for insight and awareness), and palo santo (for healing).

3. Tiesta Tea

Our rating: 9 / 10

Tiesta Tea

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Pros:

  • Award winning herbal
  • Aromatherapy tea
  • Best for sleep and relaxation

Cons:

  • Sometimes a box arrives damaged.
  • You have to finish the tea within 6 months of buying it.
  • No listings of chamomile tea bad effects.

Great tea for meditation.

It comes with a beautiful box.

It is decaf and can be used as a hot or cold tea.

4. YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material

Our rating: 9 / 10

YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material

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Pros:

  • Great for ADHD and other children with sensory issues
  • The fabric is soft and high-quality
  • Has been made in a safe factory in the USA
  • Covered by a 2-year warranty

Cons:

  • This uber-tactile blanket looks great in pictures
  • Doesn’t provide the comfort element when lying still
  • Not very visually appealing

This is a great blanket for children 5 and up. If you have a child with ADHD, Autism or sensory issues, these blankets are a godsend. They can help reduce anxiety and allow a child to feel comfortable at night. This particular YnM blanket has been making the rounds of social media, and for good reason.

The blanket is a touch weighted surplus designed for children and provides hug-like pressure. It’s soft and has customizable fabrics for individual needs. It’s perfect for those who suffer from sensory deprivation. It fits all children and can be used by adults on a twin bed.

The blanket is made of 100% cotton and is very durable. It hasn’t any problems with wear and tear because it’s machine washable and dryer safe. Another great feature is the noiseless blanket. It’s great for children who react to extra sounds.

5. HanZá 8 Bath Bombs Gift Set Ideas

Our rating: 8 / 10

HanZá 8 Bath Bombs Gift Set Ideas

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Pros:

  • Great gift set
  • Many uses
  • Luxurious fizzing experience
  • Very relaxing
  • Minimal ingredients

Cons:

  • Not scented
  • Scent isn’t very strong
  • More for fizz than scent

Inside this set, you will find 8 delightful bath bombs that were designed to reduce stress and anxiety. They’re ideal for relaxing baths and are a great addition to most types of bath items.

Each bath bomb is individually wrapped which gives them extra durability and prevents them from sticking together. With individual packaging, this bath bombs are also a great idea for travel and for commercial use.

These bombs are relatively small and colorful which gives them a fun look. Look great by themselves or in a bucket with bath beads.

6. ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

Our rating: 8 / 10

ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

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Pros:

  • Fast pain relief
  • Helps to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety and stress
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Can be rolled up for easy storage
  • No electricity needed
  • Portable

Cons:

  • Pillow has a bit of a smell to it
  • Somewhat difficult to keep in place

The Acupressure Mat and Pillow from ProSourceFit is a great way to relieve pain and stress for yourself or for those you care about. The set includes a 6-point acupressure pillow and a 7-point acupressure mat made from 100% natural and organic bamboo fiber.

The pressure point on the mat and pillow are placed to relieve blocks and stress in the neck and back. The mat is extra large and anti-slip, so it’ll stay in place as you relieve your body of all the nagging pains.

It’s recommended to use the acupressure mat on a flat, even surface with a mat or towel beneath it to keep it in place. The acupressure pillow should be used in a strong, supportive chair with a rolled towel or small pillow to keep it from sinking into the chair.

7. "Sole Food" Foot Therapy Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

"Sole Food" Foot Therapy Kit

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Pros:

  • Gently massages tired feet
  • Helps vitalize and elevate energy
  • Can be used frequently without fear of damage
  • Comes with lavender fresh foot lotion
  • Can provide relief to plantar fasciitis and othe chronic foot conditions

The Sole Food Foot Therapy Kit is designed to alleviate pain and promote relaxation. It is intended to be used in the comfort of your home or during a spa day. The kit is a non-invasive tool for stimulating areas of the body.

The Sole Food Foot Therapy Kit includes a foot care kit, 18 professional strength silicone foot pads and a blend of essential oils that is added to the foot pads.

8. Root Candles Seeking Balance Small Spa Candle

Our rating: 8 / 10

Root Candles Seeking Balance Small Spa Candle

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Root Candles are an eco-friendly brand of candles made entirely out of natural soybean wax. They use pure essential oils to create unique fragrances designed to relax, harmonize, heal and balance your mind, body and spirit.

Through using these candles, you’ll begin to notice a difference in the way you feel at home, at work, or while traveling.

These candles are made with an essential oil blend, 100% soybean wax, and a cotton wick, which is why they’re 100% biodegradable at the end of their life.

9. Unique iPhone 7 Case

Our rating: 8 / 10

Unique iPhone 7 Case

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Pros:

  • * Made of silicone and plastic

The Cute 3D Creative Soft Feeling Silicone Phone Case Cover for Apple iPhone 7 Chill Pills Luxury Soft Protector Cases Bag Pouch is a cute cover for your iPhone 7. Not only is the color of the silicone case and fabric lining nice, but the actual design is lovely, too. You get a tiny cell phone that you can keep in your pocket.

10. Dammit Doll

Our rating: 8 / 10

Dammit Doll

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Pros:

  • Useful and affirming
  • Soft and big (6.5 inches)

Cons:

  • The hit of a talk-to-the-hand
  • Not meant for little kids

Hilarious Decoration Not a Toy.

Do you know someone who is dealing with lots of stress? Could he or she use a hit of cathartic fun? We're pretty sure that the Dammit Doll will help ease some of that stress. That's because it's designed to do the talking for you.

This Dammit Doll lets you express your feelings, pain, anger, or frustration without saying a word. Although it appears to be a simple action figure, it's actually a stress relief object that is perfect for any office desk. Instead of hitting the wall, right-hand, or even throwing a full-blown rage fit, just hand this Dammit Doll.

11. Yogasleep Rohm Portable White Noise Machine

Our rating: 8 / 10

Yogasleep Rohm Portable White Noise Machine

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This portable white noise machine is ideal to sleep, meditate, study, and block distracting sounds. It has a warm glow display which is easily readable and has LED lights in either white or blue. It features three soothing, natural sounds (white noise, ocean, and rain) with volume control and can be used with any portable device with a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Rohm Portable White Noise Machine features an auto-shut off timer and comes with a USB charging cable, lanyard for hanging, and user guide. It is backed by a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

The compact size of the Rohm makes it easy to take on the go or while traveling. It runs on 2 lithium batteries. Enjoy your peace and quiet when you are on the go by using this desktop white noise machine. A perfect gift for anyone who is dealing with travel stress, sleep disturbances, frequent awakenings, restless nights, and baby formula use.

12. InnoGear Diffusers

Our rating: 8 / 10

InnoGear Diffusers

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Pros:

  • Easily portable
  • Works with 150 ml of water
  • Can run continuously
  • Keeps the air hydrated
  • Cool mist function
  • Five lights with different functions
  • Dimmable lights
  • Quiet
  • IP20 safety specification
  • Can be used all year, all season

Cons:

  • No automatic shut off
  • Can make much noise

The Aerin Classic Wood Grain Aroma Cool Mist Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser is a very quiet and safe essential oil diffuser that has multiple light functions. Mainly, it humidifies the air in a room and helps with lifting mood. The diffuser is easy to use with just a few simple steps. It also has auto shutoff feature when it detects that the water is lower and it starts beeping and won't turn off unless you put water back.

What We Liked:

Very well made with rich wood panels.

13. ASUTRA Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Blend

Our rating: 8 / 10

ASUTRA Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Blend

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Pros:

  • Soothing smell
  • Help with getting to sleep
  • Relieves stress, sore muscles, aches & pains
  • A cheaper alternative to the Stress and Anxiety Relief Roll-On
  • Put in your diffuser for a sweet, fresh smelling home
  • Great for gift giving

Cons:

  • Only comes in one size
  • The sprayer has been reported to spray too much

For Sore, Tense & Troubled Skin | Made In USA.

If you’re looking for a nice, calming aroma in your home, consider using this lavender and chamomile aromatherapy spray. It comes with a 99% all natural and pure therapeutic grade of Lavender, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang essential oils blend and is made in small batches. It’s safe for your skin and has no added parabens, artificial color, fats, or alcohol.

The Up N’ Away Lavender and Chamomile blend spray quickly fills a room with a strong scent that works by using the power of aromatherapy. The natural ingredients are great for helping you relax at the end of a long day. It will also help relieve negative feelings.

14. Zyllion Back Neck Shiatsu Massager

Our rating: 8 / 10

Zyllion Back Neck Shiatsu Massager

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Pros:

  • Has a patented shiatsu massage design
  • Can relieve all the stress from your back
  • Can double up as a heating pad
  • Heating is adjustable
  • Portable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to store away

With so many people constantly under stress, it’s no secret that people would do anything to not be stressed. It’s even worse for people who are under a lot of bodily stress.

This patented shiatsu massager is just the product that you need to release all that built-up tension in your back. With it, you can massage your loved ones’ back, which could be an amazing way to spend some quality time with them.

This shiatsu massager connects to your favorite music devices via the 3.5mm jack, so you can provide your own stress-relieving music as you travel along. It is powered by an AC adapter or 4 AA batteries.

15. EverKing Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Porch Swing Seat

Our rating: 7 / 10

EverKing Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Porch Swing Seat

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Pros:

  • Unsafe to leave on a hot surface
  • May be uncomfortable for people with a lot of legs or arms
  • Suspension ropes only supported by the middle
  • It’s an all-weather outdoor hammock chair

The hammock hammock chair is extremely comfortable. I really enjoy that it doesn’t climb up my butt and back like other rope swing hammocks I’ve owned. It stays in place and really helps you relax and sleep.

It’s really easy to hang and you can make adjustments quickly. However, you have to resist the urge to make it too high because this thing can swing you head over heels. That’s more fun if you’re not planning to take a nap or treat it like a scooter on a playground.

The only thing keeping this from being the best rope hammock swing chair is the rope hammock chair. That’s because they’re supported by the middle of the rope and only attach on the ends. This issue is probably a product of the modular nature of the product. It’s not quite long enough to wrap around a tree. For the price, this is a minor complaint.

16. Elements Truffles Sampler Pack

Our rating: 7 / 10

Elements Truffles Sampler Pack

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Pros:

  • Crunchy exterior, melty interior
  • Contains linolenic acid
  • Amazing taste
  • Organic
  • Gluten-free

These chocolate truffles are manufactured by Elements Organics, who make conscious, artisan chocolate. They manufacture these truffles at their Napa facility using an infusion of botanicals grown in Northern California.

They’re made with raw cacao grown in Ecuador, a unique flavor profile, which they’re really proud of. In fact, they’re so proud of their cacao, that they’re not shy about labeling it on the wrapper. You’ll only find 1% of all cacao vendors on the world markets who label their cacao like that.

Cacao beans are packed full of health benefits. Each of the cashews, maca root, lucuma, baobab and goji berries in these truffles are loaded with nutrients. Here are what some of these superfoods are known to do: * Lucuma’s a rare fruit with a hint of maple syrup in its flavor. It’s said to have a slightly sweet, creamy taste. * Baobab is known to help promote healthy immunity and longevity.

17. The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

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Journal, 6" X 9", Lined Pages.

If you and your loved ones are in need of some casual relaxation, then The Five Minute Journal is an excellent way to help with that. The Five Minute Journal is an actual book that is an excellent way to relax and connect with yourself, family, friends, co-workers, and you life. The book helps inspire gratitude and positivity, and helps keep their focus on the present moment.

The Five Minute Journal provides a structured and guided environment, which may coax your brain into a more positive state of mind. This journal positive energy, and excellent focus into each day.

18. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

Our rating: 7 / 10

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

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Pros:

  • Works well to relieve stress
  • Easy-to-color designs
  • Soft glossy pages
  • Many different coloring tools are provided inside
  • May earn you a little extra money

The best way to relieve stress is to color, and this adult coloring book offers you a new way to release tension from your body and mind. It’s filled with adorably raunchy and hilarious images that could be swapped out easily with calming nature scenes.

It’s perfect for beginners and advanced artists who want to try everything. It’s also great for people who want to add a little shock factor to their life.

The colored pencils are well-refined, water-soluble, and easy to blend. The colors never bleed onto the pages and therefore, never leaving a mess to clean up. The only issue with this adult coloring book is that the colors do bleed out to the edges of the pages.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What to give someone who is stressed out?

Life has a way of creeping up on most of us from time to time. Other times, it knocks you down and overpowers you completely. In those situations, you need a bit of a break to gather your strength and keep on pushing forward. If that person is you, or if you are at a loss of what to get for that stressed out someone, these stress relief gifts are sure to come in handy.

What are 5 things to help your mind and body relax?

{1}. A good pair of noise canceling headphones to block out noise and tune in to your favorite music.
{2}. A nice cup of tea or strong coffee.
{3}. A long, hot soak in the tub.
{4}. A good book.
{5}. A little time out to spend with a friend or loved one.

These five things can get you a lot of mileage in your quest to relieve stress. There’s no need to spend a fortune on stress relief products either. In fact, you can use a lot of the stuff around your house or even stuff you already have in your closet.

What do you send to a stressed bride?

If you’re looking for a gift to send to a stressed bride, consider something that will help her relax. Consider stress balls, a nice bath and body gift set, candles, or something else that will help her relax over time. Remember, when she’s stressed, she’s not thinking about handmade gifts or knitted scarves. She wants something that will help her relax and unwind so that she can come back refreshed, relaxed, and ready to take on the world again.

What to get someone who works too much?

Whether they’re a workaholic, their boss is a jerk, or they just have trouble taking a moment to themselves, there are lots of people who could use a little “zen in their lives”. Whether they truly are trying to not get too stressed out or they’re just too stressed out to care anymore, these stress relief gifts are for the people in your life who could use a little relaxation in their lives. These are gifts to help them unwind, relax, and just have a little bit of some peace and quiet. So if you know someone who could use some stress relief, you might want to consider one of these.

Conclusion

Are you looking for a stress relief gift?

The key to a successful gift giving session is giving people things that may not come to mind but are actually needed, wanted or are just downright fun!

If you’re in the market for a stress relief gift, consider a gift that is unique and will allow them to enjoy their favorite hobby.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Buckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga PillowBest OverallBuckwheat Meditation Cushion Round Zafu Yoga Pillow
Tiesta TeaBudget PickTiesta Tea
YnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton MaterialUpgrade PickYnM Kids Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material