The Best Stress Relief Gifts

by Jen | Last Updated: December 21, 2019

Statistics say that 40M adults in the US have some form of anxiety disorder. We don’t even need statistics to know that a lot of the people around us suffer from anxiety. If you ever find yourself stumped what to give to coworkers or friends, why not give relaxation gifts?

We guarantee they won’t get shoved in a corner to gather dust. When you give any one of the stress relief gifts from our list below, you’re gifting some measure of self-care and self-love.

Whatever your budget, we’re sure you’ll find something in our collection below. Every time your present is used, you can bet that you’ll be remembered fondly!

stress relief gifts guide

20 Stress Relief Gifts For the Ultimate in Relaxation

#1 – Gideon Wooden Dual Foot Massager

My Uncle got these as a gift for himself and boy was he happy. Top-of-the line machines are great but sometimes you just want to use something without the hassle of plugging in and fiddling with a lot of controls. This wooden foot massager is analog relaxation for the digital age. Just pull it out of storage and use instantly.

Gideon Wooden Dual Foot Massager and Roller – Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis, Heal Spur, Heal...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Foot Massagers For Your Achy Feet

Gideon Wooden Dual Foot Massager and Roller – Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis, Heal Spur, Heal...
262 Ratings
Gideon Wooden Dual Foot Massager and Roller – Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis, Heal Spur, Heal...
  • AMAZING DUAL FOOT MASSAGE – Massage both feet simultaneously. Features ten rollers that deeply penetrate the muscles and tissue; with two...
  • PORTABLE & EASY TO USE - Enjoy an invigorating foot massage anytime and wherever life takes you. With the Gideon™ Wooden Dual Foot...
  • RELIEF FOR ACHY FEET – Soothes and relieves aches and pains caused by running, walking, jogging, etc. Roll your feet and control the...

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 02:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

 

#2 – Salt Massage Stones

If you’ve been on our site before, then you know we love Himalayan Salt. We love it for lamps, for cooking, and also in stone form – for massage.  You can use them warm or cool and then glide on your skin with organic coconut oil (or your choice of oil; but never water).

Salt Massage Stones

If you have 3 minutes, watch this very helpful video of Ann Brown who talks about how she uses Himalayan salt stones on a daily basis.

How to Use the Himalayan Salt Stones at Home
Pros

Cons

Salt Massage Stones
107 Ratings
Salt Massage Stones
  • ALOHA BAY Salt Massage Stones

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 17:21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#3 – Original Gorilla Grip

Relax for longer in your bath with a good bath pillow. This Gorilla Grip has excellent suction cups so that your pillow stays in place and you can relax in your warm bath.

This is the #1 Bestseller in Bath Pillows.

GORILLA GRIP Original Spa Bath Pillow Features Powerful Gripping Technology, Comfortable, Soft,...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Bath Pillows

Sale
GORILLA GRIP Original Spa Bath Pillow Features Powerful Gripping Technology, Comfortable, Soft,...
3,599 Ratings
GORILLA GRIP Original Spa Bath Pillow Features Powerful Gripping Technology, Comfortable, Soft,...
  • 7 SUCTION CUPS: Seven powerful suction cups uniquely help eliminate common and irritating pillow slippage to create the most relaxing...
  • LUXURIOUS COMFORT: Ultra soft and smooth to the touch with more than 2" of luxurious padded foam.
  • LARGE TWO PANEL: Oversized 14.5" x 11" pillow with orthopedic two-panel design. Provides head, shoulder, and neck support.

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 00:42 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#4 – OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker

We’re suckers for a good bluetooth speaker for the bathroom. I mean, are we the only ones who have rockin’ concerts in the shower?

This is the #1 Bestseller in Wireless and Streaming Audio Systems.

OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound,...

Pros

Cons

Sale
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound,...
52,263 Ratings
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound,...
  • HIGHER QUALITY CRYSTAL CLEAR STEREO SOUND - The OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) is Designed and Engineered by Cambridge Sound Works in the USA for...
  • LOUDER VOLUME - Surprisingly loud, the Volume Booster 10+ watt power AMP pumps out more volume and plays your music with no distortion, even...
  • INCREDIBLE 100 FOOT BLUETOOTH RANGE - Play the OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) Bluetooth Speakers up to 100 unobstructed feet away from your device;...

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 02:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#5 – Aromatherapy 18 Essential Oils

Essential oils are a wonderful natural solution if you want a pick-me-up, want to feel sleepy, or if you have a cold. There’s always an essential oil for anything and everything, thanks to aromatherapy.

These are best paired with a good diffuser. I just recently came home after crossing 7 time zones and I was a complete wreck. My diffuser was one of the few things that kept me sane during my one-week excruciating jet lag.

This is the #1 Bestseller in Fragrance Collections and Home Scents.

Radha Beauty Aromatherapy 18 Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Orange,...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Aromatherapy Diffusers

Radha Beauty Aromatherapy 18 Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Orange,...
3,125 Ratings
Radha Beauty Aromatherapy 18 Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Orange,...
  • PERFECT GIFT SET: Help your friends and family discover the endless wellness benefits of pure essential oils. Each aromatherapy essential...
  • 100% PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS: This set includes 18-5mL (sample size) bottles of Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass,...
  • HIGHLY VERSATILE: When used with an aroma diffuser, our collection of diverse essential oils will fill the environment in any room with the...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 11:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#6 – Bian Stone

Bian stones are one of our favorite tools for Gua Sha massage therapy. Gua Sha is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s basically a hard scraping of the skin that results in scary red patches. It’s actually not as painful as it looks (or sounds) but it is highly therapeutic as it releases stagnant lymph and blood in the body.

Bian stones are said to be the best for Gua Sha.

Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tools with Smooth Edge ✮ High Quality Handmade Sibin Bian Stone ✮ Face...

Pros

Cons

See Also: Learn All About Gua Sha

Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tools with Smooth Edge ✮ High Quality Handmade Sibin Bian Stone ✮ Face...
781 Ratings
Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tools with Smooth Edge ✮ High Quality Handmade Sibin Bian Stone ✮ Face...
  • ✅ WHY GUA SHA? – it works great on the entire body. Relaxes muscle soreness, while the body is detoxed. A daily remedy for pain, stress...
  • ✅ GUASHA scrape instruments are compared with assisted soft tissue mobilization and can be used by anyone with an interest in myofascial...
  • ✅ FULL SET OF 4 GUASHA BOARDS AND STORAGE BAG - IT CAN BE THE PERFECT GIFT! – The GuaSha tools are carefully packed in a high quality...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 11:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#7 – Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

Philip and I have a salt lamp in every room of our house and we have two in our bedroom. They’re also our go-to when we’re giving out presents. I personally think that salt lamps have healing properties although Philip may tease me about it. Still, he DID buy more lamps citing how they look very nice all lit up at night.

I am biased but this is one of my favorite stress relief gifts on this list.

Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp, Crystal Salt Lamps, Real Wood Base with Dimmer Switch,...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Salt Lamps To Buy

Sale
Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp, Crystal Salt Lamps, Real Wood Base with Dimmer Switch,...
15,738 Ratings
Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp, Crystal Salt Lamps, Real Wood Base with Dimmer Switch,...
  • Hand Made Himalayan Salt Lamp: Professionally hand-carved Himalayan rock salt from Pakistan, when lit, the lamp radiates a warm, amber...
  • A Perfect Gift Choice: From its specially designed gift box to each unique crystal, WBM salt lamps are a thoughtful gift for your loved ones...
  • Neem Wooden Base: Comes with 100% Natural Neem Wooden Base. Naturally Antibacterial, Better than other wooden materials. It is more durable,...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 14:43 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#8 – Therabath Arthritis Paraffin Bath

Paraffin baths basically do two things. First, they render your hands and skin super smooth. Second, they are great for pain relief (especially for those suffering from arthritis of the hands or from carpal tunnel).

How they work is you melt wax in the paraffin bath. With the temperature just right, you immerse and dunk your hands into the wax several times to create a thick layer, and then you put your wax-encrusted hands into a plastic bag. The heat and the wax combine to heal chapped or painful hands.

The full explanation of the procedure is here.

Therabath Professional Thermotherapy Paraffin Bath - Arthritis Treatment Relieves Muscle Stiffness -...

Pros

Cons

Sale
Therabath Professional Thermotherapy Paraffin Bath - Arthritis Treatment Relieves Muscle Stiffness -...
436 Ratings
Therabath Professional Thermotherapy Paraffin Bath - Arthritis Treatment Relieves Muscle Stiffness -...
  • NEW and IMPROVED The TB6 model is a DEEP IMMERSION paraffin wax spa that is 25% deeper than previous models - 6 -9 lbs wax capacity - It...
  • THE POWER OF HEAT THERAPY Warm paraffin wax has been used as an arthritis treatment and to relieve muscle stiffness by increasing blood flow...
  • These paraffin wax bath units are hand-assembled ensuring that each and every one leaves the factory durable, safe, and reliable

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 00:13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#9 – Naipo Shiatsu Back And Neck Massager

Portable massagers are awesome. If you’ve ever had a massage, then we don’t need to go into how amazing massages are. With these portable massagers, you simply drape it on your body, turn on the switch, and enjoy the heat and the Shiatsu massage rollers.

Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Foot...

Pros

Cons

Sale
Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Foot...
7,731 Ratings
Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Foot...
  • Adjustable intensity button providing 3 different speeds, from low,medium and high depending on your preference.
  • Features 8 deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes to sooth tired, relieve muscle tightness.
  • Built in advanced heat function transfers warmth to muscles. Automatic shut down in 20 minutes.

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 12:11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#10 – Coop Home Goods Memory Pillow

If you have a giftee who is having difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, you should give this friend a high quality pillow like the Coop Home Memory Pillow.

Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill -...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Memory Foam Pillows

Sale
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill -...
15,341 Ratings
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill -...
  • FINALLY – YOU HAVE FOUND THE ONE! – Meet the world’s best adjustable pillow. Customize it to achieve just the right individual balance...
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE, YOU ARE IN CONTROL – Experiencing pain, snoring or tossing and turning are all signs of sleeping wrong. Our unique...
  • IS YOUR PILLOW GREEN GUARD GOLD CERTIFIED? – Our Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillows undergo strict, third-party lab testing...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 19:31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#11 – UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser

I love love love this little gadget. It’s very affordable and mine has lasted for more than a year now without any signs of wear and tear (apart from some smudged lettering). This is my go-to gift to friends who love aromatherapy and who don’t have an oil diffuser yet.

An oil diffuser lets you diffuse your favorite essential oils so that your rooms at home or at work are smelling great. Highly recommended!

URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable...

Pros

Cons

See My Full Review: UrPower Oil Diffuser Review

URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable...
42,837 Ratings
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable...
  • URPOWER New Version: The URPOWER Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser is an upgraded version. The 2nd generation produces more mist than...
  • Please use 100% pure essential oils with no corrosivity, Ultrasonic aroma essential oil diffuse is safe and does not harm the essential oil...
  • Outlet shouldn’t be inserted cord that exceeds the maximum voltage. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give your...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 20:54 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#12 – Tempur-Pedic Symphony Pillow

If you ask me, I’d say the best memory pillows are TempurPedic pillows. They’re the go-to brand for quality memory pillows. They come with an accompanying price tag though but it’s all worth it.

In fact, if you’re wondering why pillows are even in our list of stress relief gifts, I’ll just share that I had chronic neck and shoulder pain for months and months till I somehow got the brilliant idea of getting a memory pillow. And my chronic pain subsided since then.

TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow

Pros

Cons

See Also: What is the Best Tempurpedic Pillow?

TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow
889 Ratings
TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow
  • TEMPUR MATERIAL - The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow offers the conforming support only TEMPUR material delivers, combined with comfort...
  • PERFECTED FOR YOU - Tempur-Pedic pillows are made with pressure-relieving material, formulated by NASA, and perfected by us for a perfect...
  • 5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY - Adaptive TEMPUR material offers personalized support and alignment and returns to its formed shape after each use.

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 18:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#13 – TheraRub Electric Massager

Do you have a giftee who would love a portable massager to use on the face and body? If yes, then check out this Therarub model. You won’t break the bank but you will get a really good after-work massager.

TheraRub Massager Percussion Double Head Electric Massager, 14 Foot Extra Long Power Cord

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Handheld Massagers Reviewed

TheraRub Massager Percussion Double Head Electric Massager, 14 Foot Extra Long Power Cord
887 Ratings
TheraRub Massager Percussion Double Head Electric Massager, 14 Foot Extra Long Power Cord
  • 14 Foot Extra Long Power Cord, Reach your clients with ease (Most come with a Short 6 ft Cord)
  • Dual Head Percussion Massager with 3 Free Massager Heads
  • Variable Slide Speed Control With Comfortable rubberized grip

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 11:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#14 – Zyllion Neck & Back Massager Cushion

If you or your giftee dream of having a massage chair but can’t afford it, get the next best thing: a massage cushion. It’ll only set you back by a hundred bucks and you get a massage chair experience (albeit dialled down).

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager Cushion Pad with Soothing Heat Function - High Intensity...

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Massage Cushions To Melt Away Your Stress

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager Cushion Pad with Soothing Heat Function - High Intensity...
1,381 Ratings
Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager Cushion Pad with Soothing Heat Function - High Intensity...
  • CUSTOMIZABLE MASSAGE RELIEF: Adjust the position of the massage rollers to focus on your target area, or allow the massage nodes to travel...
  • NOT JUST FOR YOUR BACK: The ZMA14 massager features an extra set of shiatsu massage nodes for the neck area with a soothing heating function...
  • ULTIMATE COMFORT: Use our massage cushion to make any chair the best seat in the house; Use the ZMA14 in recliners, sofa seats, office...

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 19:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#15 – Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massage

I give you fair warning. We are entering into the realm of more expensive gifts. To even consider giving out these gifts, they would most likely be gifts to yourself, your spouse, or your beloved family.

We already featured a wooden foot massager earlier and the price is unbeatable. If you have the budget though and want something with more features, check out this Beurer, one of our favorite picks.

These foot massagers are a perfect gift for friends who have jobs where they stay on their feet the whole day or for elderly who are suffering from foot pain.

Beurer FM60 Shiatsu Foot Massager | For tired feet and legs | Reflexology to improve blood...

Pros

Cons

Beurer FM60 Shiatsu Foot Massager | For tired feet and legs | Reflexology to improve blood...
540 Ratings
Beurer FM60 Shiatsu Foot Massager | For tired feet and legs | Reflexology to improve blood...
  • WELLNESS ALL-ROUNDER: The FM60 offers a great Shiatsu massage paired with infrared light and heat therapy to bring you the power of...
  • SOOTHING SHIATSU: Our foot massager with 18 rotating massage heads imitates the movements of a traditional Shiatsu massage for an experience...
  • STIMULATING HEAT: Warmth is the best companion. Our Shiatsu massager integrates calming heat and aids in relaxing muscles gently and can...

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 02:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#16 – Zinus 12” Green Tea Mattress

This mattress is called Green Tea because it’s made with green tea extract and castor oil. This helps keep the mattress fresh and clean. This mattress has the record for being the number 1 bestseller for mattresses and I believe this is due to a balance between the affordable price and the decent satisfaction ratings from buyers.

Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...

Pros

Cons

Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...
41,928 Ratings
Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...
  • THE RIGHT COMBINATION - Our special recipe for rejuvenating rest? Refreshing green tea and moisture-absorbing Activ charcoal infused into...
  • PRESSURE-RELIEVING FOAMS - 3 inches conforming memory foam, 2 inches soft, airflow enhancing comfort foam, and 7 inches durable, high...
  • CERTIPUR US CERTIFIED - Highest quality foam is CertiPUR US Certified for durability, performance, and content

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 19:31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#17 – JNH Lifestyles MG401HB Infrared Sauna

Can you imagine yourself enjoying a sauna at home everyday? I can! It’s next on my personal wish list.

The therapeutic effect of heat is common knowledge. The use of heat to rejuvenate our tired bodies goes back to ancient cultures. The modern twist to it though is the infrared sauna. This type of sauna emits infrared light that we experience as radiant heat. This is easily absorbed by our bodies allowing for deeper penetration.

The JNH infrared sauna is one of the top brands and models for infrared saunas.

JNH Lifestyles MG417HB Joyous 4 Person Far Infrared Sauna

Pros

Cons

See Also: The Best Infrared Saunas

Last update on 2020-08-09 at 03:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#18 – Real Relax

If you’ve always wanted your own massage chair but never could afford one, I have good news for you! There are more brands and models in the market that should fit your budget. This awesome Real Relax chair for example has very good feedback from happy buyers and it’s under a thousand dollars.

You get real value for what you pay for.

Real Relax 2020 Massage Chair, Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Recliner with Bluetooth and Led Light,...

Pros

Cons

Also Read: The Best Massage Chairs

Sale
Real Relax 2020 Massage Chair, Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Recliner with Bluetooth and Led Light,...
1,275 Ratings
Real Relax 2020 Massage Chair, Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Recliner with Bluetooth and Led Light,...
  • 2020 Updating favor 03 plus: Add Bluetooth audio play and changing Led light, 6 auto modes, more functional and affordable.
  • Zero Gravity: One button zero-gravity design, feel virtually weightless.Built in heater to lower back and foot.
  • Full Body Masage: 8 massage neck back rollers, 50 airbags placed to the shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet, lower back Heating, and...

Last update on 2020-07-13 at 20:33 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#19 – Bath Master Spa Sauna

Similar to heat therapy from an infrared sauna, steam therapy also has numerous health benefits ranging from physical, emotional, and beauty benefits.

At the end of the day though, a relaxing steam bath such as this one is premium luxury that you can enjoy at home. If you’re earning big bucks and need stress-relief to keep you healthy and at optimal performance, then consider this spa sauna.

Shower Room With LCD Display Massage Jets LED Lights Radio 8004-AS, Home Modern SPA, Freestanding,...

Pros

Cons

See: Six Superior Steam Showers for Serious Relaxation

Shower Room With LCD Display Massage Jets LED Lights Radio 8004-AS, Home Modern SPA, Freestanding,...
11 Ratings
Shower Room With LCD Display Massage Jets LED Lights Radio 8004-AS, Home Modern SPA, Freestanding,...
  • 6 Body massage Jets
  • Overhead rainfall shower head
  • Computer control panel

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 18:41 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info

#20 – American Spas Hot Tubs

We’ve been to many spa trips where we experienced the full benefits of a jacuzzi. Once we have our dream sauna next on the list will be a hot tub with ALL the features! I want more jets and bubbles than I can count.

Be careful when buying a hot tub – it’s not just the initial purchase but also the subsequent maintenance. Many hot tub owners buy before they are financially stable enough and have to cement in their installation. The cost of upkeep turned their dream into a nightmare!

If you know exactly how much it costs to have a hot tub at home and you are the type of person to enjoy the full relaxation and healing benefits of a hot tub, then this premium luxury item has your name on it.

American Spas Patio Am-511Rs (5 Person) 11 Jet Round Spa, Sterling and Smoke

Pros

Cons

See Also: The 5 Hottest Hot Tubs Reviewed and Compared

American Spas Patio Am-511Rs (5 Person) 11 Jet Round Spa, Sterling and Smoke
2 Ratings
American Spas Patio Am-511Rs (5 Person) 11 Jet Round Spa, Sterling and Smoke
  • This item will be delivered curbside. To have the item delivered to a location of choice on your property, kindly make additional...
  • 5.5kW heavy duty heater runs whisper-quiet and quickly heats at the push of a button
  • Easy access 50 Ft. reusable filters provide balanced filtration

Last update on 2020-08-08 at 21:02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info