Anxiety can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, but there are plenty of gifts that can help bring comfort and relaxation to those who suffer from it. Whether it’s a calming essential oil diffuser, a weighted blanket, or a soothing journal, there are a variety of gifts available that can help reduce anxiety and promote mental well-being.
In this gift guide, we’ll explore some of the best gifts for people with anxiety, so you can show your loved ones that you care and support them in their journey towards inner peace and calm. There are gift ideas for all kinds of budgets, so you’re sure to find something for your special someone!
Zen AF Gifts for People With Anxiety
This subscription box is a great gift idea for that special someone! Each box comes with 4-6 carefully curated products that provide knowledge, tools and activities to better understand Anxiety, Depression and more. This box is perfect for those who want to explore mental health and practice natural self-care in new ways each month.
It comes with educational books, activities, and other fun ways to practice mental health wellness. Available as a single box, or in 3- 6- and 12-month subscription options.
Everyone needs a little pick-me-up sometimes. These emotional support cards are a great tool for when you need to think more positively or simply need some affirmation to go about your day. Plus, the gorgeous drawings of cute animals is sure to put a smile on your face.
This bundle has 40 types of various fidgets to use when you’re feeling anxious and just can’t sit still. Perfect for people who have sensory needs and just want something to fidget with. And even if they don’t have sensory needs, fidget toys are still fun to play with.
These make great stocking stuffers. My kids have a variety of fidgets, which really help with their ADHD and sensory input needs.
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This writing journal is the perfect way to start practicing mindfulness. By listing and journaling your way through the anxiety, you'll come out feeling balanced and like you're taking better care of yourself.
When I'm stressed, I'll list as many colors that I can think of. This stress-relief tool uses a similar method and forces you to fixate on something less stressful.
The Buddha Board allows you to create art with water before it fades away. This way, you can find some zen in your day and always have a blank slate to start with! I used this for when i felt the need to doodle but didn't necessarily want to waste paper. It gives a very cathartic feeling!
Artistic and creative teens will love "destroying" this book to create something as unique as they are. In this journal, you're meant to make mistakes and destroy the journal as you go! Some pages urge you to spill coffee on the paper, break the book's spine, and more!
It's a great way to relieve stress and amuse yourself. I personally have used this journal and found it to be very amusing and helped distract me from stressors.
Give the gift of relaxation with this aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil kit. The diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations, plus a timer setting to easily turn off. Also included are 10 high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, each contained in 10 mL amber jars. This set is a gift that will be loved and used daily.
Find more stress-relieving gift ideas over here!
Everyone could use a weighted blanket. I would know - I have two of them! Coming in three different sizes and seven different weights, the weighted blanket is the perfect gift for anyone who has anxiety or stress in their life and just needs a nice heavy hug to relax.
Tibetan singing bowls are a great way to relax and center yourself when you're feeling a little stressed or disconnected with the world. This set includes a 4 inch singing bowl, a striker, and a non-dampening pillow to rest the bowl on. Perfect for meditation and overall relaxation.
Ever wanted to practice self-care but you're still not sure where to start? This checklist serves as a way for you to do inventory on the stressors in your life and evaluate how they make you feel. Reflecting is always a good thing to do as self-care - you can't properly take care of yourself when you aren't processing your emotions and what's bothering you in your life.
Ok, this one is maybe less practical help and a little more theoretical help. That being said, it IS nice to have a little reminder to breathe and let go of the BS in your life. Something stressing you out and you just need to take a break from thing? Go ahead and let that sh*t go.
(This is unframed, so you can add it to the frame and mat color of your choice.)
Whenever I felt anxious or couldn't stop worrying about all the possibilities in life, I would turn to this journal. With a lovely green color scheme, each page was filled with different exercises that helped get down all the worry and anxiety. Schab encourages you to analyze those worries, acknowledge them, and then release them. We also love Schab's "Put Your Feelings Here" book - and you can read a full review on Parenting Nest.
Yoga is great for relieving anxiety too. See our favorite yoga gifts here!