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    22 Tactile Things That Just May Help Soothe Your Anxiety

    Soothe me like I'm a baby.

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    1. A sparkly fidget ring you can spin and spin when you're in need of some fidgeting relief!

    the fidget ring on a finger
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and seven colors).

    2. A calming glitter bottle I inexplicably need to stare at for hours on end, as will you.

    two of the glitter bottles with black water and sparkly stars
    The Calm Mom

    Get it from The Calm Mom on Etsy for $14.79.

    3. An ice cream sandwich microbead pillow you can sink your bum into after a long day while you eat a bowl of real ice cream.

    up-close shot of the pillow on a couch
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89 (available in other snacks).

    4. A 16-piece fidget toy set my fidgety hands MUST indulge in. There are toys in here to squeeze, squish, pull, problem-solve, and more!

    various fidget toys and puzzles on display, such as stress balls and a Rubix cube
    Amazon

    Set includes: one mini magic Rubiks cube, one liquid motion timer, one snap and click chain, one basketball stress ball, three mesh grape balls, two flippy chains, one peek-a-boo squeeze bean, and three stretchy strings

    Promising review: "It contains a lot of fun toys that I’ve never seen before and looks pretty cool. It definitely worth the price. And the toys are all in high quality and can help to release pressure after a long workday. I would recommend this toy box to anyone who works under high pressure." —Lkl

    Get them from Amazon for $22.95.

    5. A weighted blanket (in many sizes and colors) people swear by for relieving anxiety and getting more restful sleep. It's pricey, but it just may change your life!

    a model with the weighted blanket wrapped around their shoulders
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Hello my sleepless friends. Let me start off by saying, the first night with this blanket I slept for 13 hours and 48 minutes! Woooah! I mean, the nor’easter that rolled through Manhattan didn’t even wake me up. Honestly this was the best purchase I have ever made. The last three nights using this blanket has been life-changing, and I’ve slept so well. Please give it a try, and become a happy sleeping beauty you knew you could be. Ahhhhhh, worth every penny 🙌🏻." —Brooke Karsten

    Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.90$175.90 (available in several colors, cotton or bamboo duvet, sizes Twin–King and kid's size, choose from 5–30 lbs. of added weight).

    6. An adorable avocado plushie with features fidgeters will love — like the ability to unzip this babe and remove the cute little pit!

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    Promising review: "One of the best Yummy World designs yet! Impressively large in-person, the zipper is a great touch, and little Piper the Pit fits snugly inside. It made a perfect birthday gift, and a perfect addition to our living room sofa." —Alex Roberts

    Get it from Kid Robot for $29.99.

    7. A monthly, personalized tea subscription so you'll always have soothing teas to sip on when you need them!

    a person reaches for their Sips By box which is filled with teas
    Sips By

    Just take a short, fun quiz and you'll receive four teas chosen for you based on your unique preferences.

    Get it from Sips By for $15/month.

    8. A soothing starry nightlight for anyone in need of a little visual distraction as they wind down for bed.

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    Promising review: "Our 3-year-old twins were having a tough time going to sleep at night and not waking up scared of the dark, even in the presence of a night-light; so my husband and I wanted to find a nice, soothing light that wouldn't keep them awake at night. We've had this lamp for three months and we really like it. This is working really well for us, and I'd recommend it as a lamp for helping to soothe children at night or for anyone who doesn't like to sleep in complete darkness. This lamp has allowed my husband and me to sleep through the night and that, in and of itself, is priceless!" —Kristin B.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

    9. A seven-pack of jumbo slow-rising food squishes so you can satisfy your cuteness aggression as you squeeze the faces of these little babes.

    various food-themed squishy toys including cake, ice cream, and cookies
    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A tub of shiny metallic putty that's just begging you to take a breather and stretch, pull, and roll your way to relaxation.

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    Promising review: "This putty is fantastic! The colors, the texture, the amount of it...even better than I was expecting. I use this to help calm anxiety and refocus my thinking. So glad I found this!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. An essential oil diffuser to engage your senses and offer some much-needed aromatherapy to your home.

    a customer review photo of the diffuser
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Works great, really easy to use! Love the look and that it starts the moment you turn it on. Added four drops of oil and my whole living room and dining room smells amazing (also have an oscillating fan moving air around)! Very quiet, too! One of my favorite Amazon purchases." —Ashley Molignoni

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A grounding bracelet featuring beads made of obsidian gemstone and wood so you can play with your bracelet and count the beads when you're feeling antsy!

    a person holding two of the grounded bracelets in their hand while also wearing the stones
    Woodland Zen

    Promising review: "Love my bracelets! I wasn’t expecting the cedar beads having the ability to transport me to standing in a forest by their scent alone. I love the way the bracelets feel while wearing them. Thank you for your wonderful products!" —carmellindsay

    Get it from Woodland Zen on Etsy for $28.90 (available in four sizes).

    13. A Dammit Doll to squeeze and smash when things are just too stressful and you need a quick "let it all out" break.

    four person-shaped dolls in various fabric patterns
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This doll has been beat to high heaven and it still looks like it did when I took it out of the package. After you take a minute or two to unload your frustration on said doll, you actually feel better! If the need arises, I will purchase these dolls again. I give 5 stars!" —Danelle Doyle

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49.

    14. A weighted lap pad for anyone who could use some instant calm vibes while working/learning from home. Drop this baby in your lap and feel some of that stress melt away.

    the lap pad with two different textures displayed
    Evolving Thread

    Get it from Evolving Thread on Etsy for $25+ (available in two sizes and in multiple weight options and patterns).

    15. A set of 12 stretchy cat squishes with tummies that are just ~purrfect~ for poking!

    a pair of hands holding the cat squishes
    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $8.49.

    16. A mermaid-themed sensory bottle that's as pretty to look at as it is relaxing to play with. You can even personalize it by adding your name with beads! Get this is my shopping cart riiiiiight now please 🌊.

    the blue glittery sensory bottle displayed with sand and seashells
    Sensory by Sensory

    Get it from Sensory by Sensory on Etsy for $10.

    17. An aromatherapy heat pack (filled with lavender and lemongrass) you can wear around your lower back to de-stress the hands-free way.

    a person wearing the heat pack on their lower back with their arms to the side
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Straight out of the bag this thing smells AH-mazing!! Follow instructions for microwaving so that you do not overcook the stuffings. The strap works great. I have purchased two of these. One is over 5 years old and still going strong. Keep it in a bag when not in use to preserve the herbal smell. The smell is very lovely and you will want to keep it as long as possible. Great for shoulders, neck, pelvis area, and back. The heat will last for about 30 minutes." —Andi Land

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A compression eye mask to block out light and help relieve sinus pressure (so you can maybe say goodbye to stress headaches)! You can also put this in the freezer for extra relief.

    a model wearing the eye mask in a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This mask is simply amazing. I mainly use it to block out light when I have a migraine and it does a great job. The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache." —Christie L. Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    19. A mini worry pet designed for children with autism that may help soothe anyone with sensory needs. It's small enough to fit in your pocket so you can be sure this friend will be there whenever they are needed.

    a hand holding onto the fuzzy worry pet which has googly eyes
    Eardley Designs

    Promising review: "This little fella is adorable and very well-made. My daughter loves it. She likes kneading it and we’re hopeful it’ll help her keep calm and help her concentrate in certain situations." —Norwegianangel

    Get it from Eardley Designs on Etsy for $10.99 (available in six colors).

    20. A fidget cube featuring six silent soothing sides to take care of all your fidgeting needs. It's also made with a plastic/silicone hybrid material that feels suuuper smooth in your hand!

    a hand holding the fidget cube
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in nine colors and in packs of two, three, and five).

    21. A shampoo brush that'll give you a nice, tactile scalp massage to keep you relaxed — and it just may help your hair grow in nice and thick too by stimulating the blood flow in your scalp and oil glands.

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    Promising review: "This thing feels so good. Initially bought this product because I was experiencing postpartum hair loss in mass amounts. Then I read that something so simple as massaging your scalp twice a day can help fix that! So I bought this nifty gadget. IT IS WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING your hands can do! It feels like four people are massaging your head at the same time. The bristles are soft and firm. Almost sponge like. Just know that it feels VERY GOOD. If you have any dandruff, this thing will take it out. Did it help with my hair re-growth? Possibly — I did this in combination with biotin and hair oil and I have a whole line of baby hair on my forehead. Even if this was not the sole reason for my hair growth, at least it feels good, and cleans my scalp super well." —Simplylovelyhome

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (available in three colors).

    22. And a compression sensory tunnel that'll help kids and adults with sensory needs tune out the world around them when they are feeling overstimulated. It comes with two or three handles and folds up easily so you can take it on-the-go!

    Fabric For Wellness

    Get it from Fabric For Wellness on Etsy for $54 (available in 13 color combos).

    Slapping yourself between two weighted blankets like:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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