17 Stress-Free Self-Care Gifts That Can Help Ease Anxiety
If you're looking for a gift for someone with anxiety — whether they're having a hard time right now, or you just want to give them a thoughtful present for their birthday or a holiday — you may be on the hunt for something to help them feel their best. And really, in this age of self-care, there are endless products out there to choose from; however, you want to get them something that's both useful and effective, which is a challenge we took on wholeheartedly. We rounded up best gifts for people with anxiety that promote relaxation, self-care, and overall well-being, ahead.
These gifts could be de-stressors that they'll appreciate on a tough day or fun picks to uplift their mood. No matter what you decide, we're here to help you find the perfect present that will bring comfort and joy to their lives. From self-care-based beauty tools to finds that will keep them actively mindful, these picks are a great way to take care of you and your loved ones' holistic health.
You can't go wrong with getting them a weighted blanket, and we found a stylish option from Bearaby that they'll want to display. Looking for something unique? Get them an orchid building kit from Legos or Therapy Dough, which lets them let out their stress in a tactile way. Plus, we've included several aromatherapy products and sensorial candles as well. Shop our top picks ahead.
Best Weighted Blanket For People With Anxiety
Bearaby Cotton Napper ($199-$279)
A weighted blanket is a helpful tool for those dealing with anxiety, and the Bearaby Cotton Napper is something they'll want to display in their homes. The woven knit pattern will look great spread out on their sofa or bed, and it's available in a variety of calming colors. It's made out of organic cotton, and is perfect for anyone who has trouble sleeping at night or just loves the relaxing effects of a weighted blanket. Choose between 10, 15, 20, and 25 pounds. Read our review of the Bearaby weighted blanket to learn more.
Editor Quote: "One thing I adore about the Bearaby Cotton Napper is its knitted design, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but provides a cooling effect. It's made of 95 percent organic cotton and features an open-weaved texture, making it ultra-breathable. I also appreciate there isn't an inner layer of beads or sand. (These are two material options commonly used by brands to make their blankets heavy.) Each Bearaby blanket is hand-knit and devoid of artificial fillers, and the layered, thick knit contributes to its weight." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Craft Gift For People With Anxiety
Lego Icons Orchid 10311 Artificial Plant Building Set with Flowers ($40, originally $50)
This Lego flower set is a fun gift they'll actually use if they like to spend time building, crafting, and solving puzzles. The tactical and mindful gift is perfect for relaxing nights in, where they can customize and arrange the Lego orchids to their liking. The set comes with six large flowers and two newly opened flowers, plus the blue vase.
Best Cozy Socks For People With Anxiety
No cozy night-in is complete without a comfy outfit to accompany it, and these plush socks will help to complete their look — and allow them to relax with ease. Crafted from a soft cotton material, the socks feature a chunky ribbed design that mimics the feel of a compression material.
Best Adaptogen Drink Gift For People With Anxiety
Recess's mood drink is a unique and useful gift option that they will truly appreciate. This sampler kit comes with 15 sticks, including five unflavored, five gradient berry, and five lemon citrus. They can mix these stick packs into their water, smoothie, or coffee for instant relaxation wherever they go, thanks to magnesium, adaptogens, and electrolytes.
Best Travel Gift For People With Anxiety
If you're shopping for someone who loves to travel often, get them this Slip travel set. They'll be able to fly in first-class style and comfort with this set which includes a silk sleep mask, a silk face mask, and a cushioned travel pillow that has a removable silk pillowcase. They'll be able to rest and relax during their travel adventures with some much-needed coziness.
Best Tea Set For People With Anxiety
Vahdam Herbal Tea Sampler ($25, originally $28)
If they love tea, get them this stunningly packaged Vahdam tea set. It contains 10 bags of six flavors: hibiscus rose, pure mint, vedic kadha, turmeric ginger, classic chamomile, and turmeric spiced. All of these are caffeine-free and calming. Read our review of Vadham teas for the full product details.
Editor Quote: "An editor-recommended brand that specializes in turmeric is Vahdam Teas; the company offers an array of beverage options, from latte mixes to tea bags. The founder, Bala Sarda, had his own personal experience with turmeric that made him a believer in the healing powers of the spice." — Macy Cate Williams, former content director, Commerce
Best Journal For People With Anxiety
You've probably seen "The Five Minute Journal" everywhere, and it really does work. If they love to journal or want to embrace being more mindful in their daily life, they'll appreciate this gift. There's something so satisfying about starting and ending the day with gratitude and reflection. For more info, check out our comprehensive review of "The Five Minute Journal".
Editor Quote: "It's a great way for me to set an intention for my day, start with gratitude, and remind myself of what's really worth prioritizing. I find that when I write down my intentions, I really am more mindful throughout the day, and I use the nighttime prompts as a way to reflect on the good, and bad, parts of my day." — India Yaffe, former associate editor, Commerce
Best CBD Gift For People With Anxiety
If they like to use CBD to help them with anxiety, there's no better gift than some delicious gummy CBD candy. The Molly J. Sparkling Sampler makes for the perfect gift. It contains three of the brand's top flavors, sparkling pomegranate, elderflower grapefruit, and pear ginger. It's a sweet treat they'll indulge in that will help them take the edge off of a stressful day.
Best Fragrance Gift For People With Anxiety
If their anxiety prevents them from lighting candles, the Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser is a brilliant alternative. Recently, our senior content director put it to the test and deemed it extraordinarily smart, as promised by its name. It allows you to customize to your heart's content, with the capability to rotate seamlessly between two fragrances, adjust their intensity, schedule its run time, and even turn on its ambient-light setting during the evening," she explains. Read her full review of the Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser.
Editor Quote: "The Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser allows you to customize to your heart's content, with the capability to rotate seamlessly between two fragrances, adjust their intensity, schedule its run time, and even turn on its ambient-light setting during the evening. All you have to do is plug it in, program it from your phone, and then forget about it." — Angela Elias, former senior content director, Commerce
Best Gift Box For People With Anxiety
Extra Cozy Hygge Box ($54)
This cozy gift box is basically a warm hug in a box, containing a pair of rustic cotton-wool socks, a stainless-steel campfire mug with speckles, an unscented block candle, a vegan-leather travel journal, and a pack of hand-crafted salted caramels. Plus, you can choose to include their favorite warm beverage that they can make at home.
Best Kitchen Gift For People With Anxiety
Cozy Mindfulness Mug ($47)
Start their mornings mindfully with this handmade, one-of-a-kind mug, which will encourage them to slow down, set intentions for the day, and reflect. The vivid blue mandala is perfect for gazing and getting centered for a mini meditation.
Best Acupressure Gift For People With Anxiety
ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set ($27, originally $30)
This acupressure mat lets them take a moment to themselves to mentally and physically destress. The acupressure points on the mat and pillow will help ease tension along their back, neck, or anywhere else they'd like to pin point. They can lie down on the ground or their bed.
Best Beauty Gift For People With Anxiety
Whether they're prone to facial tension or love a good pamper session, this ice roller can help anyone feel relaxed. Keep it in the fridge so it's ready anytime for a moment of cooling, soothing relief. Check out our in-depth review of The Skinny Confidential Hot Mess Ice Roller to see how versatile this beauty tool can be in their self-care routine.
Editor Quote: "I use the Hot Mess Ice Roller at least twice a day for a plethora of reasons: the cold feels refreshing on my skin, and the weighted roller is perfect for massaging out tension. I deal with migraines quite often, and the Hot Mess Ice Roller eases tension headaches and provides cooling relief. It also helps massage out muscle tension and neck pain." — Anvita Reddy, assistant editor, Commerce
Best Sleep Gift Set For People With Anxiety
Blissy Dream 4-Piece Mulberry Silk Set ($120–$140)
Upgrade their sleep routine with this pampering Blissy silk sleep set. It contains a pillow case, an eye mask, and two scrunchies. It comes in ash blue and matcha green - both serene and calming colors.
Best Eye Massager For People With Anxiety
Renpho Eyeris Eye Massager ($73, originally $130)
This rechargeable shiatsu eye massager will help relieve tension from eye fatigue and eye strain, especially after looking at screens all day. It's heated and is equipped to play music via Bluetooth, so they can have the ultimate experience of relaxation. It's a gift that will truly keep on giving every time they put it on.
Best Wearable Blanket For People With Anxiety
The Comfy Original ($50)
If they are all about the cozy vibes and enjoying a movie night rather than going out on a Saturday night, they'll absolutely obsess over this wearable blanket. The oversize microfiber and soft sherpa wearable blanket comes in a variety of colors. It also has a hood for that extra cozy feel and a kangaroo pocket to store their phone, snacks, and other essentials.