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    Updated on Dec 19, 2019. Posted on Dec 15, 2019

    30 Soothing Gifts For The Person Who's Always Stressed

    Give 'em some moments of relief with these thoughtful picks.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An essential oil stick they can keep in their bag in the case of a headache. (One of my colleagues swears by it!)

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on!

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A spa bath pillow that'll help 'em enjoy a relaxing bath without paying for it with neck cramps later.


    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 bath time what it's supposed to feel like.....a relaxing escape'... was definitely a 'winning' gift Idea!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available into two styles).

    3. A foot massager to put their old dogs at ease, even if everything else is still stressing them out. I should know, I own this and LOVE it.


    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 $19.47.

    4. Or a heated shiatsu-style foot massager for a DEEP massage that'll make their old dogs purr. Didn't know dogs could purr? Well they can.,

    Promising review: "After reading several reviews, my husband bought this foot massager for me. I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and my foot and heel pain is sometimes unbearable. I've only had this for one day, but I've already used it three times. Each time I found complete relief! The instructions state to not use more than 20 minutes at a time, likely so it does not burn up the motor. There are two buttons- on/off and power button to switch between off/massage/heated massage. The heat feature is great and it really does heat up! For $50, you really can't go wrong!" —S T

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    5. A The New York Times Mondays crossword puzzle book to help them concentrate on something that's not whatever makes them stress.


    Psst, the Monday crosswords are the easiest!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28 (also available in Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays).

    6. A massaging shampoo brush with silicone bristles that aren't too hard and aren't too soft for a clarifying head treatment that'll loosen up built-up product AND feel oh-so-satisfying.,

    Promising review: "Using this thing has definitely been a game changer for me. I sit down in my shower, apply shampoo to my scalp and use circular motions to massage my scalp and it feels sooooooo gosh darn good! I have 3B hair. The silicone bristles are not too soft and not too hard and the hand grip is perfect. I swear, if someone were to use this and massage my scalp for me, I'd probably pass out." —Ella Sans

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in three colors).

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


    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 $32/month.

    8. A squishy brain they can squeeze for some relief when it feels like their eyes are ready to pop out of their head.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. Or a litter of squishy animals to scatter around their home, office, and wherever else they can reach 'em quickly when they just want to squeeze out the stress.


    Get 16 from Amazon for $6.49.

    10. A six-pack of bath bombs in a pretty gift box that'll create a lil' fizzy action while relaxing in the tub.


    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. Or a CBD-infused bath bomb that's also infused with vitamins A, C, and E, and a lavender scent... so it's basically made to help soothe their tired bones after a trying day.


    FYI, CBD won't make you feel "high."

    Get it from Anthropologie for $15.

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


    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.

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


    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 $13.49.

    14. Collagen-infused undereye masks for a soothing effect and a lil' plumping help in just 15 minutes while they go about doing some other things that need doing.


    BTW, these are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review (for pic on right): "Opened this as soon as I got it. Love it. Only tried once but the picture shows how much my puffiness went down :) very happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get 12 pairs from Amazon for $15.

    15. And a butt mask that — yes, is a sheet mask for back there — they'll think is gag gift. But then once they try it out they'll see the smooth, smooth light.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 each (available in three types).

    16. Soothing lavender pads that'll stick on their feet and (reviewers say) help them sleep better.


    Reviewers also say they can see "toxins" on the pads when they wake up. But TDLR, lavender is an extremely relaxing scent and there are enough reviewers who speak highly of their soothing ability for helping them drift off to sleep, so they're probably good for that alone!

    Promising review: "I found these foot pads very easy to use. I'm on my feet at work for long periods of time and have noticed tension relief in my legs and feet since using the foot pads. I've also noticed a better quality of sleep and more energy in general. I plan to continue using them and would recommend for anyone." —Julie

    Get 20 patches from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. 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!

    Walt Disney Pictures

    See, Gonzo looks so peaceful already.

    Get a physical or digital gift card from Groupon here.

    18. A candle with a fluorite inside, which is meant to bring order and balance to chaos and disorganization.

    Arabella Crystals / Etsy

    Get it from Arabella Crystals on Etsy for $26.99. (FYI, the shop has lots more candles with crystals inside.)

    19. A rose quartz massager and roller perfect for giving themselves a pampering face massage with their holy grail face oil.

    Promising review: "I’ve had two other jade rollers that both cost about $15 for just the roller - and they were both garbage compared to this one. The jade rolled unevenly, the metal parts kept falling apart. I was fine with it because well, they’re cheap. I lost my last one and went to order a new roller, and this one was a set for the same price of just a roller, so I gave it a shot. Huge difference in quality! This set is amazing, the roller well crafted, the quartz smooth and rolls well without any scraping noise. Highly recommend." —Ro R

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69.

    20. A face mask subscription box that'll provide some supple relief for their beautiful visage, all without causing them further stress by figuring out which face mask they need atm.


    Get a four-mask box from Amazon for $4.96 for the first box and $8.90 a month for every box afterward.

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

    Promising review: "The scent is a soft, peaceful one; It does not assault you! It's perfect in strength, not cloying — but absolutely present and accounted for. I have severe anxiety disorder, and some days are fairly hard to get through. I'm not saying that 'Chill Out' essential oil blend takes anxiety away. I can say that the scent dials down some of the feelings of tension, irritability, etc., that I experience, and helps bring me back to a place that's more centered and calm. I wish that the scent was a little longer lasting, but this is truly not a deal-breaker! I will continue to buy this blend!" —Paula Owens

    Get it from Amazon for $13.77.

    22. Cake-scented slime that'll occupy their fidgety hands while mulling over a big decisions, like whether to add extra cheese to their Domino's order.


    Let me make that decision for them. ALWAYS go with the extra cheese. And get both the garlic butter sauce and buffalo sauce for dipping. ;).

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97. Also check out some rainbow fluffy slime for $10.99.

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

    Pretty Bad Co. / Etsy

    Talk about a MOOD.

    Get it from Pretty Bad Co. on Etsy for $7.20. Also check out the matching T-shirt and sweatshirt.

    24. A tabletop fountain can add to the soothing vibes *and* decor of their office. Plus they'll be especially grateful when a tide of stupid emails lands in their inbox.


    Lightweight and easy to move. Has a pump and 9-foot cord.

    Get it from Amazon for $54 (available in several styles).

    25. 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.


    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 $29.66 (available in three styles).

    26. 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.


    Each box includes 4 teas, 10 grams of each tea in resealable pouches, 4 linen tea filters and information on each tea. This makes 4–5 cups of each 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 $8+/month (available in four box types).

    27. And a cute narwal tea strainer that'll hang out on the side of a mug and bring a smile to their face.


    Made from dishwasher- and microwave-safe silicone.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    28. Or a whole bundle of honey lavender tea (96 bags total!) you can split up between the two of you or give out to multiple people for gifts because whom amongst us couldn't use a lil' stress relief?!


    BTW, this tea is caffeine-free, non-GMO, and certified organic.

    Get six boxes of 16 bags each (96 bags total) from Amazon for $23.88.

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

    Purple Print House / Etsy

    Get it from Purple Print House on Etsy for $19.17 (available in sizes unisex S–2XL, women's S–XL).

    30. A weighted blanket — it may just be the next best thing to an actual human hug when they need some comfort and you're not nearby.


    Keep in mind that the weight of the blanket you order should be 7%–13% of your weight. Due to its weight, it’s not necessary to choose an oversized blanket.

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in 13 colors and 15 weights/sizes).

    Here's to relaxed friends:

    888 Productions

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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