20 Stress Relief Essentials Perfect for Staying Sane at Home
The right relaxation tools—and a little retail therapy—will help you de-stress in no time.
No matter who you are, odds are you find yourself overwhelmed and in need of some serious decompression from time to time. However, for those days when a trip to the gym (or well-made cocktail) just won't cut it, there are plenty of great ways to relax in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're buying them for yourself or a pal who could use some downtime, these relaxation gifts are sure to help even the most tightly-wound folks de-stress.
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This teak bathtub caddy
Who says you can't multitask in the bath? With this teak bath caddy, you can watch a movie, enjoy a great glass of wine, and turn even the most bare-bones bathroom into your own personal sanctuary.
This iHome Zenergy Portable Sleep Therapy machine
Want to calm down after a long day or need some help nodding off at night? With six different sound therapy tracks and six full-color light therapy modes, this portable sleep therapy machine is a must-have for frequent travelers and restless sleepers alike.
This kneading foot massager
Whether you're stuck in heels all day or just love a good foot rub, this massager will knead those tootsies until they're feeling brand new. And unlike other foot massagers, this one's just over 14 inches wide and 8 inches long and tall, meaning it can easily tuck under a bed or chair when you're done.
This calming waters relaxation set
Turn your bathroom into a spa-like experience with this calming waters relaxation set. Complete with a calming bath tea, a moisturizing bath bomb, and an essential oil-infused soy wax candle, this kit can tame practically any kind of tension.
This plush weighted blanket
Whether you're using it as a comforter to help you sleep at night or just cozying up under it to watch a movie, this plush weighted blanket is an easy way to calm even the most frazzled nerves.
This essential oil diffuser bracelet
Love essential oils, but don't want to overwhelm everyone in your home or office with their scent? With this essential oil diffuser bracelet, you can keep your favorite relaxing smell on hand at all times—literally.
This Harney & Sons chamomile tea
Who says relaxation can't come cheap? This Harney & Sons chamomile tea certainly looks fancy, but at just $8, it's a great way to relax on a serious budget.
This mini zen garden
Want to relax at work without going full downward dog in your cubicle? With this miniature zen garden, you can give yourself a few minutes of meditative time each day without bothering a soul.
This "Sleep Comes Easy" set
Is stress keeping you from getting the refreshing sleep you need—and deserve? If so, snag this handmade "Sleep Comes Easy" set from Little Moon, complete with sleep-inspiring salve, mist, mineral bath, and hand and foot lotion, all infused with relaxing essential oils like lavender, frankincense, and chamomile.
This meditation cushion
Love to meditate, but haven't found the right place in your home to commit to your mindfulness practice? With this stylish meditation cushion, you'll always have the perfect spot for getting your om on.
This swear word coloring book
Even if you're not exactly the type to shout profanities when you're frustrated, you can do the next best thing: color them in. Combining the relaxing art of coloring and all the fun swear words you might not otherwise utter, this is one calming activity that's sure to soothe your soul.
This sweetly-scented pillow mist
Need some help nodding off at night? Made with neroli, lavender, geranium, and chamomile, this probiotic pillow mist can lull even the most energized individuals into a calm and restful sleep.
This heated massage chair cushion
Whether it's your lengthy commute putting strain on your spine or your desk chair that's leaving you achey, this heated massage cushion is sure to make things a whole lot more bearable. In addition to its comfortable memory foam padding, its vibration massage and gentle heat therapy are sure to make your back feel like a million bucks in no time.
This fluffy robe
Whether you're planning a staycation or could just use something more stylish to lounge in at home, this fluffy robe is the perfect addition to any self-care routine. Pair it with a face mask and a good book and you might just have trouble remembering why you ever wanted to leave the house in the first place.
These microwavable slippers
Keep those feet warm and comfortable no matter how cold it gets outside with these cozy slippers. Not only can you stick them in the microwave to warm them up, they've got an extra-thick sole, meaning they're perfect for collecting the mail in or wearing to sip coffee on your porch.
This percussion back massager
Even if you don't have someone at your beck and call to deliver back massages, you can easily knead out those knots with this percussion massager—a serious steal at just $30.
This self-care kit
Give yourself the gift of relaxation (and great skin) with this adorable self-care kit from Etsy. With face and body polish, a lotion bar, lip balm, a candle, and matchsticks, it's got everything you need to pamper yourself right at home. You can even personalize it if you want to give it as a gift!
This mindful breathing necklace
Find yourself forgetting to breathe when you're stressed? With this mindful breathing necklace, you can focus on your breath no matter where you are, making it easy to carve out a few peaceful moments during even the busiest days.
This scalp and body massager
If you're carrying a fair amount of tension in your head and neck, this convenient scalp and body massager is sure to tame it in seconds. Not only does it have two speed settings, it's got six different types of massage, from stretching to rubbing.
This heated neck wrap
Enjoy some serious calm and coziness with this heated neck wrap. Just pop it in the microwave and let the heat relax those sore and stiff spots. It even comes with your choice of ten essential oil-based scents, from ones that tame tension to those that help relieve menopause symptoms.