The Best Stress Relief Gifts

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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!

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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...

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#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).

ALOHA BAY Salt Massage Stones Set, 2 CT

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
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ALOHA BAY Salt Massage Stones Set, 2 CT
  • Beautifully formed salt crystals not only provide a delightfully smooth and relaxing experience but also add a stunning ambience to any...
  • Himalayan Salt Stones contain 84 essential minerals.
  • Two Himalayan crystal salt stones in a gift bag. Place on skin warmed or chilled with a little massage oil, then rinse and dry stones. For...

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#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.

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  • WATERPROOF AND FAST DRYING: some bath pillows are designed with absorbent mesh resulting in a heavy waterlogged pillow that slides down your...

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#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.

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#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.

Essential Oil Set - Top 18 Aromatherapy, Diffusers, Massage. Candle Making, Soaps, Bath Bombs....

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#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.

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  • Age Reversal – Gua sha tools improve blood flow, detoxes your body, reduces wrinkles, helps with headaches and much more. Use Hana Emi...
  • Smooth & ergonomic materials – sibin bianstone is considered the best material for scraping tools, trigger point therapy, and taking...
  • Where To Use – this gua sha set comes with multiple shapes so you can use them for a complete body massage, on your face, legs, arms,...

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#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 1002 Crystal, 6-8 Lbs, Salt Lamp, Corded

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Himalayan Glow 1002 Crystal, 6-8 Lbs, Salt Lamp, Corded
  • NATURAL IONIZER: Himalayan Glow Pink Salt lamps are a popular choice due to their natural ionizing properties. Crystal Lamp releases...
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: Himalayan salt lamps are known for their unique, natural design, making them a popular decorative piece for homes and...
  • RELAXING AMBIANCE: The warm, amber glow emitted by the 15-watt bulb in the Himalayan salt lamp creates a relaxing ambiance that can help to...

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#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.

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  • Powerful Thermotherapy. Warm paraffin wax has been used for over 90 years as a treatment to help relieve arthritis and muscle stiffness, as...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-Off and 7...

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  • URPOWER New Version: The URPOWER Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser is an upgraded version. The 2nd generation produces more mist than...
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#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.

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#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

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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

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#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).

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#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 Foot Massager with Heat | Foot Massager Machine with 18 Rotating Massage Balls | Shiatsu Foot...

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  • WELLNESS ALL-ROUNDER - The Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat is equipped with 18 rotating massage rollers for a spa-like Deep Tissue...
  • DEEP KNEADING MASSAGE BALLS - The Foot Massager has a total of 18 rotating massage balls, 9 balls per foot that massage the entire foot from...
  • OPTIONAL HEAT FUNCTION - The Reflexology Foot Massager uses infrared light and has an optional soothing heat function which provides a...

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#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.

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#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

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JNH Lifestyles MG417HB Joyous 4 Person Far Infrared Sauna
  • Power Source Type: Electric
  • Advanced Infrared Carbon Fiber Heaters.
  • 100% Canadian Hemlock Wood.

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#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.

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  • One button zero-gravity, and backrest reclining angle can be adjusted independently.

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#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.

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#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

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  • 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

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Author: Philip Andrew

A writer and teacher who enjoys lazing around and building winter nests out of duvets. “Most are too itchy. You’ve got to be picky.” His goal is to create a complete home spa for 24/7 access to rest and relaxation. Next on the agenda: a barrel sauna for the garden. Connect with Philip on Twitter @completehomespa.