27 Relaxation Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself
Keep calm and purchase on.
Maybe work’s got you down, or you’ve got too much on your plate at home, or you just don’t have an opportunity to carve out much “me” time. Whatever the case, no matter who are, you could use a little stress relief from time to time. However, for those days when you can’t get to your therapist (and a mug of Malbec just won’t cut it), there are plenty of other great ways to relax. 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 decompress.
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This mini Zen garden
$8; buy now at World Market
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.
These high CBD bath salts
$65; buy now at Sephora
Get clean—and get really relaxed while you do it—by adding some of these CBD-infused bath salts to your usual soak. While they don’t have the psychoactive properties associated with marijuana, CBD oil is said to provide some major stress relief to those who use it.
This “Sleep Comes Easy” set
$24; buy now at Uncommon Goods
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 Perfect Sleep Pillow Mist
$36; buy now at Beauty Habit
Getting really relaxed in a hurry is as simple as spritzing this mist on your pillow. Made with neroli, lavender, geranium, and chamomile, this probiotic mist can lull even the most energized individuals into a calm and restful sleep.
This “My Neck, My Back, My Anxiety Attack” shirt
$15; buy now at Etsy
Instead of bottling up those stressed out feelings, wear them proudly with this t-shirt. A cheeky take on Khia’s infamous single, “My Neck, My Back,” this adorable tee is sure to get you noticed.
This teak bathtub caddy
$40; buy now at Bed Bath & Beyond
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 lavender and peppermint massage lotion
$17; buy now at Amazon
Even if you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to hit the spa, you can still get a relaxing rub-down right at home courtesy of your partner and a bottle of this lavender and peppermint massage oil.
This kneading foot massager
$141; buy now at Target
Whether you spend all day on your feet at work or just find your feet aching by the end of the day, 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 heated massage chair cushion
$50; buy now at Amazon
If you’ve got a lengthy commute that’s causing you stress—or know someone who does—make it a little more bearable with this heated massage chair cushion. 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 leather speed bag
$40; buy now at DICK’S Sporting Goods
Of course, massage and aromatherapy just aren’t relaxing enough for some folks. And for those who could use some more active forms of relaxation, there’s this leather speedbag, perfect for taking out life’s frustrations on.
This meditation cushion
$36; buy now at Amazon
Practice a little mindfulness and ease your stress with this stylish meditation cushion, the perfect spot for getting your om on.
This floral print satin duster
$50; buy now at Nordstrom
Whether you’re planning a staycation or could just use something more stylish to lounge in at home, this floral print satin duster is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. And, though it’s just $50, its beautiful pattern and flattering cut make it look like a far pricier piece.
This calming waters relaxation set
$50; buy now at Uncommon Goods
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 even the most over-the-top tension.
These microwavable slippers
$30; buy now at Amazon
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, perfect if you want to wear them to the mailbox or while having coffee on the porch.
This hemp-infused body oil
$60; buy now at Uncommon Goods
Get softer skin and relax at the same time with this hemp-infused body oil. Whether you’re using it as massage oil or just putting some on post-shower, it’s sure to become an essential part of your self-care kit in no time.
This iHome Zenergy Portable Sleep Therapy machine
$70; buy now at Bed Bath & Beyond
Whether you want to calm down after a long day or need some help nodding off at night, this portable Sleep Therapy machine is sure to become a fast favorite. With six different sound therapy tracks and six full-color light therapy modes, this machine is a must-have for frequent travelers and restless sleepers alike.
This percussion back massager
$29; buy now at Target
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 $29.
This self-care kit
From $30; buy now at Etsy
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 to someone special.
This Harney & Sons chamomile tea
$8; buy now at Amazon
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 mindful breathing necklace
From $85; buy now at Uncommon Goods
Find yourself forgetting to breathe or hyperventilating 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
$90; buy now at Bed Bath & Beyond
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 essential oil diffuser bracelet
$16; buy now at Amazon
Love essential oils, but don’t want to overwhelm everyone in your office with their scent? With this essential oil diffuser bracelet, you can keep your favorite relaxing smell on hand at all times—literally.
This heated neck wrap
From $22; buy now at Etsy
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.
The Yoga Beginner’s Bible
From $17; buy now at Amazon
You don’t have to hit the gym to practice your poses. With this book for new converts to yoga, you can make those asanas part of your everyday routine, no matter where you are.
This “My Happy Place” pillow
$99; buy now at Nordstrom
Want a cheery reminder that the world is a pretty awesome place, no matter how stressed you feel right now? You’ll have a hard time hiding that smile when you’ve got this “My Happy Place” pillow resting on your couch or bed.
This swear word coloring book
$6; buy now at Amazon
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 plush weighted blanket
$150$60; buy now at Bed Bath & Beyond
Whether you’re using it as a comforter to help you sleep at night or just wrapping it around you when you watch a movie, this weighted blanket is an easy way to help you calm down quickly. And for more ways to make getting enough sleep easier, try these 15 Genius Tricks for Getting More Comfortable in Bed.
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