If you have any friends or family member who struggle with stress, whether from a busy job, or as new parents, what better gift to get them than the gift of relaxation? The winter time, especially around the holidays can be particularly stressfully, making your relaxing gift that much more appreciated.
If you have a loved one who is having a particularly hard time dealing with stress, you may want to help them find more significant help to relax and receive professional guidance. For those with Seasonal Depression the holidays can bring an added level of stress that can be challenging to bare on their own. The therapists and counselors at Harmony is dedicated to the restoration of balance and mental well-being throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Beyond professional support, we’ve rounded up a list of stress relieving gifts for any of your loved ones in need of some self-care.
The feet hold plenty of stress, especially for individuals on them all day. They also hold many reflexology points that can heal a variety of ailments. There are plenty of foot massager options for any price point that you can gift your favorite friend, when they can’t find time to get a professional massage. From top of the line foot and ankle Shiatsu massagers to cozy fleece lined vibrating slippers, there’s something for every budget.
Aromatherapy can have powerful relaxation properties. Peppermint scents can relieve stress, while lavender can calm and assist with sleep. There are many varieties and features available for essential oil diffusers. This Ultrasonic, cool mist vaporizers and diffuser features adjustable mood lighting and auto-off timer. There are also diffusers that include soothing sound machines for the perfect night’s sleep.
A unique twist on this thoughtful gift, is this 2-in-1 Himalayan Seal Salt Lamp and diffuser. Himalayan salts emits negative ions to neutralize harmful positive ions emitted from electronic devices.
Don’t forget to include a set of quality essential oils, like this intro set from doTERRA.
Meditation is the ultimate practice to reduce stress and anxiety, but it can be challenging to master. There are many tools to help enhance meditation practice, including:
There are basic meditation tools, like Meditation pillows to enhance comfort and improve posture, this is a quality option by Brentwood home.
Singing Bowls are a lovely tool that emits healing tones during meditation or yoga.
For more high tech meditation support there are also a variety of options:
The MUSE Brain Sensing Headband provides real time EEG feedback, helping to guide you to understanding your quiet and distracted mind while offering the appropriate prompts.
The Proteus Light and Sound Stimulation System emits bright flickering light and binaural beats to induce various states of consciousness.
During the long dark winter, Light Therapy is an excellent treatment to a variety of ailments including stress, seasonal depression, and even psoriasis.
This model by Carex is voted the best consumer light therapy lamp.
You can also find more portable options like this Lux Full Spectrum adjustable lamp by Circadian optics.
Help ease the physical discomfort stress can cause, from headaches to neck and shoulder pain, with a Neck Hammock. It gently pulls the head away from the neck offering relief from pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.
A luxury cozy blanket is a lovely gift in and of itself, but this heated spa lavender blanket takes it to the next level. Beyond it’s cozy texture, it can be heated in the microwave and provides a soothing lavender scent.
This highly rated portable Shiatsu massager even features a car plu for on the go deep massages. It also provides heat to relax muscles and ease tension.
Once again lavender makes an appearance, as the most relaxing scent to enjoy. This all natural set features everything your loved one needs for a soothing spa experience at home. Featuring bath salts, hand and body lotion, essential oil and dried lavender sachet, it’s lavender luxury at it’s finest.