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23 Soothing Gifts For The Person Who's Always Stressed

Substantially better than telling them to "breathe in, breathe out."

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1. A wine/dog subscription box to give everyone a lil' treat that'll help blow off some steam.

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Includes a doggy-delicious drinkable treat, doggy hors d’oeuvres, and a festive dog toy, and for the human there's 4–6 eclectic items. Perfect for a besties' night in.

Promising review: "I'm not sure who looks forward to this box more, me or my dog! I have received two boxes so far and have loved every single item inside! Can't say that for other subscription boxes, and I have tried MANY other subscriptions. My dog is obsessed with the toys that come inside and she loves all the treats! Without a doubt I will have this subscription for a very long time!" —Rebecca

Get it from CrateJoy for $30/month.

2. A self-stirring sloth mug so they can gulp down all the de-stressing liquid of their choice without suffering the chore of stirring.

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Get it from ASOS for $16.

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3. A squishy face capable of distorting in situations where it'd be socially unacceptable to do this to their face, much less others'.

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Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

4. Or a cream-scented panda squishy in case squeezing a human likeness would make them feel all squirmy inside.

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Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 43 varieties).

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5. A 'grammable rose quartz kit intended to activate feelings of love, compassion, healing, and comfort — all in a ridiculously good looking package.

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Even the biggest skeptic of crystal healing will pause and say, "This is really pretty, thank you." Includes a rose quartz T-Shirt (one-size-fits-most), rose quartz crystal, cleansing sage, and aromatherapy inhaler stick.

Get it from Creative Riot for $60.

6. A ball sack set designed for smacking around and getting out some tension.

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Promising review: "Hysterical gift I purchased for a friend when life seemed to just kept kicking her when she was down. She called me laughing when she received it in the mail. Her whole family loved it." —Melissa K

Get them from Amazon for $14.95.

7. A spa bath pillow so they can enjoy a relaxing bath without paying for it with neck cramps later.

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Provides head, neck, and shoulder support. Made with 2" of padded foam and has 7 suction cups so it stays in place.

Promising review: "The best....and so damn affordable!! Got it for a close friend for Christmas who loves her bath time and has reported back that it is the absolute best spa pillow she has ever had for her personal tub. She says 'It never slips, never deflates (cause duh, no air needed), extremely comfortable, easy to install, easy to clean, and helps make bathtime what it's supoosed to feel like.....a relaxing escape'... was definitely a 'winning' gift Idea!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ or Jet for $13.99+ (available with two or three panels).

8. A bottle of lavender room spray that'll give 'em a break from that loud Hawaiian floral automatic air freshener that's not putting them at ease.

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Sure a Hawaiian floral smells nice, but they could use something a little less invigorating.

Promising review: "This is the second time I have ordered this lavender-scented spray. I use it on linens and refresh them while being used. When I spray my bed linens I am able to relax and fall to sleep more rapidly. The scent is long lasting, which makes it more cost efficient." —Margaret S

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

9. A weighted eye mask packed with cooling beads for a face-conforming fit to shut out the world for a spell.

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Promising review: "I have migraines. I got these for that reason but they are nice for sleep, spacing out. These are so nice and comfortable out of the freezer and also at room temp. I have given many of these out as stress reliever gifts to other nurses and techs as a way to disconnect for a few. If they had a 10-pack I would order them just so I had them as spare gifts. I have had several ask where I got them. For a migraine/headache person these are great — no pressure on your eyeballs but the elastic holds pressure just enough to keep me from holding it myself like I often do. The beads inside the mask give just enough cold and pressure without squeezing. Even at room temp the beads are cool. I generally take two Excedrin, put this on, and pass out if my headache is bad." —NursePicky

Get it from Amazon for $10.11 (available in three colors).

10. A foot massager to help put their old dogs at ease, even if everything else is still stressing them out.

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Promising review: "I love this product! I bought it to keep under my desk at work to help relieve stress and keep up circulation throughout the day. The knobs on the rollers hit exactly the right pressure points and it feels wonderful!" —Melissa A. Syphurs

Get it from Amazon for $18.75.

11. A pampering foot mask that'll force them to rest on the couch for at least 20 minutes while winding down after a long day.

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These are a personal fave of mine! Afterward your feet feel baby soft without having to pay for a pedicure or pulling out a foot spa. And no, you shouldn't really walk while wearing these, lest you want to have an injury to stress over, too. Aka, they're the perfect excuse to stay *still* for a bit.

Get it from Sephora for $5 (available in lavender and almond).

12. A Groupon gift card so they can find a local exercise class to help burn off some steam, whether it's yoga, spin, aerobics, whatever!

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See, Gonzo looks so peaceful already.

Get a physical or digital gift card from Groupon here.

13. A quartz Chakra candle with a soothing vanilla scent and crystal inside to hold onto for continued ~chill~ motivation.

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Get it from Arabella Crystals on Etsy for $15.95.

14. An aromatherapy stick to use on the go when lighting a candle just isn't in the cards.

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Promising review: "I was introduced to this at a stress management group. Being a little germaphobic, I purchased my own. It even helps with stress induced headaches! Just rub on eyebrows!" —Jei

Get it from Amazon for $8.72.

15. A jumbo pack of pretty slime that'll occupy their fidgety hands while mulling over a big decisions, like whether to add extra cheese to their Domino's order.

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Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

16. A morbid patch for the person who doesn't want any of your soothing mess.

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It me. I'm the person. You can get this for me.

Get it from Pretty Bad Co. on Etsy for $7.20.

17. A loose-leaf tea subscription box because nestling a mug of warm tea is one of the most calming things ever and they deserve to do that on the reg.

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The mini box includes 3–4 individual .5 oz specialized loose leaf teas packaged in unique vials, and makes 15–20 cups of tea. The deluxe box includes full-sized tea packages (a combo of large vials and bags), and makes 30–40 cups of tea.

Promising review: "Just received my third box! I love every tea I've tried, I had never tried loose leaf tea before but I am never going back! The night time one is my absolute favorite!" —Justine

Get it from CrateJoy for $9.99+/month (available in two sizes).

18. And a cute dino tea strainer that'll fit in a mug or pitcher and bring a smile to their face.

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Made from diswasher-safe silicone. To use, fill the bottom half with the tea of your choice, give the top a quick push to the bottom, and let it steep.

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

19. Or a box of honey lavender tea bags can get them straight to the relaxation point.

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Get it from Amazon for $3.19 or from Walmart for $3.98.

20. A portable white noise machine that won't take up too much space, whether it stays put at home or gets tucked into a frequent flyer suitcase.

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Has three sound options, including bright white noise, deep white noise, and gentle surf. USB charging.

Promising review: "I travel a lot with work and noisy hotels really stress me out! And unfortunately most hotels are not well soundproofed, so this is why this has become my 'must pack' item! It's small, lightweight, and compact, and although it is not as powerful as the original Dohm, it is great for just covering all that annoying noise you get in hotels — TVs and talking from neighboring rooms, slamming doors, vehicles outside, etc." —Mark H.

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two colors).

21. A maternity T-shirt in case the stress is related to the tot pushing against their bladder.

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Cue Zoolander.

Get it from Purple Print House on Etsy for $15.23 (available in sizes unisex S-2XL, women's S-XL).

22. A tabletop fountain that'll take up just a postage stamp of space while delivering soothing benefits, especially when another dumb email lands in their inbox.

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A built-in pump circulates water to help keep it free from algae.

Promising review: "We have a space right below the stairs that used to be a closet. Now we removed the door and walls and placed curtains instead and a massage bed. We put up wallpaper with scenes from a spa we saw in Indonesia. To complete the feel, we added one fountain on each corner. The sound of the water creates a perfect calming effect in our spa room." —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

23. And a super heavy blanket with enough weight to feel like a hug when you aren't there to offer one.

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Get it from Target for $45.59.

After you've helped them de-stress with one of these thoughtful gifts:

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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