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    52 Little Gifts To Give Your Friend Who Is Usually Stressed-Out

    Crafts, candles, and other little treats that'll help encourage anyone to take a deep breath.

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    1. A Nightmare Before Christmas mini cross-stitch kit for your crafty friend who would love nothing more than to *live like Jack and Sally* and take a mental break from their real life.

    the cross stitch set

    Promising review: "This is a great kit perfect for any cross stitch or Nightmare Before Christmas fan. It contains a booklet with instructions and four patterns, the needed thread, three pieces of canvas, the holder and two needles. It's a really awesome set. The instructions were easy to follow, and I managed to already finish one of the designs." —witchykitty39

    Get it from Amazon for $8.73.

    2. A carbonated bubble clay mask with over 6,000 5-star reviews that starts to bubble once it's applied — get one for you and each of your roomies and prepare for a fun night filled with stress-evaporating giggles (all the while banishing your blackheads).


    Promising review: "Wow! I purchased this on a whim after seeing one of my favorite YouTubers try it out. I didn't expect a lot from it. I tried it out and was shocked!!! The mask was simple (and fun) to use. I wasn't sure I felt a lot happening while it was on, but it was pretty cool how the bubbles started to grow off of my face. Upon inspection after using this mask I was completely amazed. My face felt cleaner than it has in a very long time AND my pores looked amazing! I don't remember a time when I felt like my pores looked great before using this mask. I would highly recommend this mask to anyone. It's also so much cheaper than the GlamGlow ones I have been using (and didn't see near these results from)." —K. Textor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A Two Minute Mornings journal complete with gratitude prompts they can use to start the day off on a positive note (even BEFORE coffee, can you imagine!?).


    Promising review: "I am a grad student in a very strenuous program and I like staying busy that way. But on breaks, when I have too much time, I sink into nothingness. I didn't expect this book to do much, especially since I thought 'mindfulness' was some BS. Even if it's the same prompts every day, it's what you make out of the book. I like mentally checking off the three small accomplishments I held myself accountable for in ink, somehow the book is better than my Post-it note to-do lists. And the main reason for the 5 stars, it helps with my depression." —KellBell

    Get it from Amazon for $11.35.

    4. Or a mug warmer, because every day is a little bit brighter when it includes a hot cup of coffee rather than a lukewarm one.


    We've all been there — making our coffee or tea only to set it down and forget about until it's cooled down completely. Thanks to this mug warmer none of us ever have to suffer through another cold cup of caffeine again!

    Promising review: "I'm a chronic coffee forgetter. I can't drink it straight from the brewer (too hot for me) so I set my mug down to cool slightly and often get distracted. Of course I then come back to my coffee to find it's already cold. I've currently got the warmer at my office and it's working great. I can sip my coffee leisurely over the course of an hour and it's still nice and warm." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. Acne-absorbing cover patches that'll blend in with any skin tone and are gentle enough for any skin type, so they can go about their day without worrying that it looks like they're growing a second head on their face.


    Avarelle's pimple patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula, which is said to heal and shrink zits overnight. A single pack comes with 40 patches in a variety of sizes to fit any pimple you've got.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    6. How To Bake, a cookbook from The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood to encourage your buddy to take a break from thinking about whatever is stressing them out to bake something delicious.

    The cover of the book
    Bloomsbury Publishing

    Reviewers agree that the instructions are clear, photos with *each* recipe are super helpful, and the step-by-step instructions helped them get amazing results on their first try.

    Since he's British, the book uses metric measurements (and weighing ingredients is really better for precise baking!) so you might also want to get a handy kitchen scale if you don't have one. You can get a top-rated one from Amazon for $35.99.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99, Bookshop for $36.80 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    7. A three-wick candle from Bath & Body Works featuring their favorite seasonal scent, guaranteed to make them smile from ear-to-ear.

    two three-wick festive candles
    Bath & Body Works

    I am a loooong time fan of Bath & Body Works and have been treating myself to their seasonal candles for as long as I can remember — so why would this year be any different? I love getting them for all the ladies in my life. It's an easy gift that everyone enjoys, and BBW has *so* many scents to choose from it's all-too-easy to find one that everyone on your list enjoys. I also love how pretty the holiday jars look, especially when they're lit.

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $24.50 (available in 48 scents).

    8. A 10-motor massage mat with a lumbar area that can heat up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes! It has three vibration intensity levels to choose from... you honestly might want to keep this one for yourself.

    Person laying on padded massage mat that's slightly larger than a yoga mat. It has a connected remote.

    Promising review: "Very easy to use! I like the versatility of the zone settings and varying intensities. The cushioning is quite nice. I lay it down into my La-Z-Boy recliner and it is very relaxing!" —Donna Shreve

    Get it from Amazon for $68.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A set of SpongeBob face masks that'll have the two of you rolling on the floor laughing while singing "F is for friends who do stuff togetherrrrr."

    two models wearing spongebob and patrick face maks

    This four-pack of face masks will both give you the giggles and provide you and your bestie with a relaxing at-home spa night! The masks are infused with hyalauronic acid, marine protein, and red algae to leave your face feeling fresh.

    Get them from Hipdot for $20.

    10. An inexpensive cold brew maker — a must-have for your stressed-out BFF who'll really appreciate having a pick-me-up on hand.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Start saving your hard-earned dollars and make your own iced coffee at home! Thanks to this amazing iced cold brew maker from Takeya, you can easily sip on your favorite drink without breaking the bank. Almost 13.9K hyped-up Amazon reviewers gave this gadget 5 stars — so you know it's gotta be good.

    Check out our full review of the Tayeka cold brew maker here!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. Bread Hair Oil to add some gloss to 3a-4c curls (and fast!) by using Australian Kakadu plum. It'll also make hair shinier without making it feel greasy, which is #Goals.


    This Black-owned haircare company, Bread, is easily one of the coolest stores I've found while working on the BuzzFeed Shopping team! All of its products are made with curls, braids, or however you want to wear your natural hair, in mind. It's particularly great for anyone with 3a-4c hair — and the packaging is all amazing.

    Get it from Bread for $24.

    12. Or a Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush to remove any unnecessary stress from their morning routine (even if they're just trying to make a nice impression on a video call)., Amazon

    So many of my friends have bought this brush and it was all my mom requested for Mother's Day last year. It's becoming a must-have for anyone who loves a blowout but doesn't have the patience to go get one or lacks the skills to get it done nicely themselves — seriously it has over 75,000 5-star reviews on Amazon! I, OBVIOUSLY, had to get one for myself and have been using it on days I want to quickly dry my hair. It really is fantastic.

    Promising review: "For background: I do not have hairstyling experience, neither have I blown dried my hair, and my hair looks like I went to the hair salon. Like many people I read the comments before buying, however after trying it, the comments honestly don’t give this product enough justice. I have curly hair and I’ve seen professional mess up when blow drying my hair, but with this product I was shocked! I wish I took a before picture but I added one with my curly hair for comparison." —Elizabet

    Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in five styles).

    13. A hypoallergenic moisturizer they can use to kick off a skincare routine that'll make them feel a little more *in control* which I think we'd all appreciate during this chaotic time.

    the tall thin bottle of moisturizer
    ubeauty / Via

    Promising review: "This Hydrator is thick enough to just dot over the face, including under eyes, and gently smooth out. I have combination skin and mostly use it over the face and neck, and very slightly in the T-zone. So far, I love it!" —Carol

    Get it from U Beauty for $68+ (available in 15 or 50ml).

    14. A subscription to Book of the Month because there are few things as soothing to a bibliophile as cracking open a hardcover book. Mmm I can smell the freshly printed pages already.

    a stack of books
    bookofthemonth / Via

    I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book — and it'll provide for a great distraction for the mind if your pal has recently been watching something super scary (ahem, the news). Each month they'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book they select will be delivered to their door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription.

    Get three months from Book of the Month for $49.99.

    15. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles. Their skin will thank you.,

    This my favorite thing to start my pampering with, but I also use it in the morning before I apply any makeup. All you have to do is pop the separate roller piece into your freezer and you'll be ready to de-puff in no time.

    Promising review: "I use this ice roller in my esthetician treatment room after extractions, peels and/or waxing. My clients love it! It drastically reduces inflammation and swelling...thereby leaving the skin in a much healthier state than if I didn't use it. I actually prefer this to my magic globes because of the ease of rolling over the skin. Globes tend to skip/jump if the skin is not properly lubricated with a lot of product. I can apply a calming colloidal oatmeal masque (in powder form) or other setting masque and simply roll right over it. If it is too chilly for your client...simply put a damp esti wipe on the skin as a barrier. Very easy to clean and disinfect between clients." —Chris DeFelice

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    16. Tea bags for the bathtub that'll turn your pal's bath water a lovely shade of purple, fill it with luscious bubbles, and create a soothing aroma that'll make them completely forget they were stressed.

    the bath tea bag opened to show the leaves inside
    Made With A Mission

    When I'm stressed out, the first thing I want to do is retreat to my bathtub. I recently gave this bath tea a whirl and I was pleasantly surprised! I usually shy away from any products that might fill my tub with pieces of debris (yuck), but this "tea" was sealed in a bag so there were no stray bits to worry about. It soaped up really nicely and completely filled my tub with moisturizing bubbles. Then scent was really relaxing and my skin felt very soft afterwards.

    Get a box of three tea bags from Made With A Mission for $9.49.

    17. Or a set of bath bombs they can toss into the tub to unwind after a particularly stressful day and watch their worries ~fizzle~ away.

    12 different colored bath bombs in a box

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BATH BOMBS!!!! I think they are fun in terms of the packaging, the names, the colors and the little 'extras' mixed in the bombs. I personally feel they are just the right size and love the colors. The first time around I was concerned about the color part but no worries — doesn't stain the tub. They are very moisturizing for the long tough New York winter we are experiencing this year; my skin tends to be dry but using these bath bombs on a regular basis has helped to keep my skin nice and soft. And the number of bath bombs in the set along with the price is just right!" —Pamela

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $27.80.

    18. A smart portable pack of soap sheets so your loved one will never find themselves panicking in a public bathroom that *just* ran out of soap (especially during times like these!).

    The pink plastic container with ears and a nose, plus the pink paper-thin soap sheets

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted! Hands feel very clean after wash! Highly recommend! I read other reviews and decided these had the best reviews, those reviews did not disappoint! Each sheet of soap produces enough soap to give the comfort of knowing your hands are throughly clean. We liked our first order so much that we bought 10 packs for my fiancé's work crew to help make keeping their hands clean during this pandemic! ( he’s a delivery driver/repair tech). If you have wanted to try something like this product, I highly recommend this brand!" —Clippin4you

    Get a set of four boxes (two pink, two blue with 50 sheets each) from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in packs of two and six).

    19. The Spells Deck, filled with cards of charms, remedies, and rituals for self-care they can shuffle through while humming "I Put A Spell On You" and likely frightening their parents.

    The Spell Deck rectangle box and assorted cards with illustrations and charms, remedies, and rituals and information on them

    The deck includes 78 cards and is an all-levels introduction to witchcraft. Each card features artwork on the front and simple instructions for a spell on the back.

    Promising review: "I love this beautifully designed witchy deck! It would be the perfect gift for any budding mystically inclined person." —Babs94

    Get it from Amazon or Anthropologie for $16.95 or Bookshop for $15.95.

    20. A rapid egg cooker they can use to whip up a delicious and filling breakfast to start their day off on the right foot.


    One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelets? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

    Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?" —rebecca

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

    21. A roll-on migraine stick to nip their pain in the bud before it gets out of hand and ruins a perfectly good day.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    I actually did buy this for my best friend when she was starting to get so stressed-out about her daily migraines. It helped immensely!

    Promising review: "I can't give this product enough stars! I have suffered from debilitating chronic migraines for years. Prescription medications, while effective, usually make me extremely tired and result in rebound headaches, so I rarely take them. This oil blend is especially great for the days when I have a migraine, but am unable to stay home and rest. This takes the edge off the pain enough that I am still able to go about my day and do everything I need to do. I also love the way it smells. I sometimes roll it on my wrists just to enjoy the energizing fragrance." —Lacey V

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read our full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here.

    22. A sloth-shaped tea infuser for lazy Sunday mornings when they should be taking things *slow*.


    Promising review: "This is super cute! It was easy to use. Just pop it open, place your loose leaf tea, close it and hang it in your mug. Depending on the size and texture of your tea, there might be some in the bottom of your mug. This doesn’t really bother me. I got it for myself, but it would make a cute gift or prize." —Beth Hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A Tile Pro tracker so you'll never have to hear then stressing out asking "have you seen my keys?" ever again.

    a black tile tracker attached to a bag's zipper

    Promising review: "I love my tiles! I have one I keep in the kitchen just to find my phone throughout the house on a daily almost hourly basis. I’m one of those people who goes from one spot at the house to another spot all the time and without the Tile to locate my phone I would spend half my day looking for it. I also have a Tile on my keys my purse and my camera. I love my tiles! I I don’t need to use those as often as I do the phone finding one, but I would say I use them at least once a week and usually twice." —Susie

    Get it from Tile for $34.99.

    24. A 12-inch foam roller they'll surprisingly get a lot of use of even if they aren't a gym rat. It's perfect for loosening the muscles in your back/legs after sitting at a desk all day (or stress-induced tension).


    I have this little foam roller and use it almost every night. I roll my spine over it and it releases all the tension in a series of very satisfying cracks. Get one — add it into your pre-bedtime ritual!

    Promising review: "My chiropractor recommended I buy the 36" version of this for some daily routine back-stretching to do at home. This product has been amazing for stretching, and massaging sore muscles throughout my back and shoulders. I feel very supported by this roller and have had no issues with it thus far. I weigh 200 pounds and have yet to damage this roller after weeks of use. Overall very pleased with this product. And at such a great price, I honestly can't find a single negative remark to note about it." —Luke Marrs

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).

    25. Velvet hangers that may seem like a boring gift but'll transform their closet from one that says "hot mess" to "oh yes."

    Promising review: "Love how little space these take up. My closet is pretty small so getting these types of hangers was a must. Clothes don’t slip from the hangers which is nice because with the plastic ones, my tank tops and dresses would always fall off. You can even hang pants too. " —Amazonian

    Check out our deep dive on the AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers here!

    Get them from Amazon for $22.88+ (available in packs of 30, 50, or 100 and three colors)

    26. A "rest and restore" kit complete with a satin scrunchie, a lip balm, a face mist, and sleep face mask to help them unwind before bed.

    a clear package with a satin scrunchie with a pink leafy print on it, a pink face mist, pink sleep mask, and lip balm

    Get it from Lively for $55.

    27. A car seat gap filler, so they'll never have to fret about dropping their phone or a rogue french fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.,

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. " —Tessa Forbes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $22.99.

    28. A knit weighted blanket unlike any you've probably seen before — it's weighted naturally with a layering technique instead of with artificial filling. And it looks SO snuggly!

    mybearaby / Via, Bearaby

    I finally got my hands on one of these and it has been *such* a great tool for managing my anxiety. When I feel myself getting super tense from stress and nerves I take a break and lie under this blanket for a bit and I can feel the tension in my body smooth out — it's wonderful. Be warned though, I often fall asleep while using it because it's so calming.

    Promising review: "This blanket is great. The material is soft and comfortable. The weight is perfect. What I love the most is that there are no beads used for the weight. I had a previous weighted blanket that the beads came loose after just a few weeks making the blanket useless. This blanket makes you feel like you are wrapped in a soft hug. I sleep so much better and do not wake up as often. I highly recommend this blanket." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Bearaby for $249 (available in 15, 20, or 25 pounds and seven colors).

    29. A "flower pot" powder blush from Drew Barrymore's makeup line to put some color into the cheeks of any Charlie's Angels fan and give 'em an extra reason to cheer up.

    flowerbeauty / Via, flowerbeauty / Via

    How fun is it that the powder itself is shaped like a flower!? My personal favorite is "Berry-More" for the name alone.

    Get it from CVS for $10.29 (available in six colors).

    30. A bottle of Mavala Stop with a bitter (but harmless!) taste to help your bestie not only kick their cuticle-biting habit, but leave them with gorgeous long nails. They'll have Cardi B-like claws in no time!


    Promising review: "It's a miracle! I am 45 years old and have tried every product over the years — my mom used to put everything imaginable on my fingernails to keep them out of my mouth, my grandma tried to pay me to grow my fingernails out, but still, here I was at 45 with horrible nails. This has been a miracle. I can't describe the taste but will just say that it makes me not want my hands anywhere near my face. Yes, it is difficult to eat finger food with this on — I went to Florida recently and had to have my husband peel my shrimp for me. :-) But, it is a small price to pay to break this habit." —Laurie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    31. A crew neck to help them express their entire 2020 mood — a skeleton sippin' on some coffee. It's just as relatable as it is comfortable!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this shirt oversized. But I was surprised at how soft this crewneck was! Graphic has held up in multiple washes." —Jillydukez

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in unisex sizes S–2XL and five colors).

    32. A scratch paper art set that'll take your bestie right back to your elementary school days but also provide a fun way to de-compress after a stressful day.


    Promising review: "I bought these to help entertain children at a big dinner party, and they were a huge hit! Ages 3–10 loved them! You can use them easily to make a small, simple design or something more elaborate. The kids loved them and I will purchase again. Great purchase!" —Rachel Castlen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. Cute cat index tabs that'll bring a smile to your friend's face — even if they're overwhelmed and flipping through important work documents.

    smiling cat tabs sticking out of a folder

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are so cute, even if you might not be a cat lover. I read a lot and I like to mark pages and passages so that I can refer to them again, enjoying them more than once. If you like to write things on your sticky bookmarks, these might not be the best for you, but for marking pages and putting a smile on your face, these cute cat sticky notes are just the thing. I need to order again, because my daughter and my granddaughter have taken some of them to use, too!" —Ray Wheeldon

    Get a set of 360 from Amazon for $7.99.

    34. A monogrammed mug with a beautiful floral design from Rifle Paper Co. they can sip some soothing tea out of to calm their uptight mood.

    three floral mugs with initials on them in gold and gold handles

    I just love Rifle Paper Co. and know that if I was having a rather stressful day, glancing over at this beautiful mug would fill me with joy.

    Promising review: "These cups are exquisite. I bought three and will get more! 1. they look exactly like the photos. Colors are vivid and beautiful. 2. gold lettering is thick and still subtle (you can see it if you want to and you can watch it disintegrate too. Super well done). 3. ceramic is solid yet not clunky. Excellent quality. 4. I love a good British cuppa, especially if its made out of fine bone china. These are not, yet hold the heat equally well and are almost as tender on the lip. Totally in love :)" —LiselFrench

    Get it from Anthropologie for $9.80 (available in 26 styles).

    35. Dr. Teal's body lotion, filled with soothing essential oils, shea butter, coconut butter, and vitamin E to help them relax even if they had an absolutely terrible day.

    a pump bottle of eucalyptus body lotion
    drteals / Via

    Get it from CVS for $4.99 (available in three scents).

    36. A stainless-steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner that'll help keep your best friend calm, cool, and collected in stressful times.


    Promising review: "I've had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I've had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can't recommend this ring enough. It's a great, non-distracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I've worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds! Every time I catch myself starting to pick at a dry patch of skin or uneven cuticle on my finger, I rotate the ring a few times and the impulse disappears." —KGL

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six styles).

    37. A morbid patch your always-stressed friend with a good sense of humor will want to add to their denim jacket before they even finish reading the card you sent along with it.

    a circle patch with a scull in the middle and the words "too stressed to be blessed" on it
    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.

    38. A We Are Knitters snood for any Cozy Queen who would really benefit from crafting a warm accessory instead of scrolling through their phone.

    a model wearing a light blue knit snood
    We Are Knitters

    A craft *and* a warm garment all in one? Sounds like the best cold weather purchase ever! This kit comes with wool, knitting needles, and the pattern to follow.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $49.50 (available in 14 colors).

    39. A massage roller they can use to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of their feet to make them feel fantastic before heading off to bed. It's so easy to use they can roll away without taking their eyes off of the latest season of The Crown., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $18.75.

    40. A bar of soap infused with a crystal your pal will find so enchanting whether they use it zen out in the shower or keep on their desk for decor.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Crystal Bar Soap

    I have a few of these beauties and cannot say enough good things about them. As someone who loves crystals and meditation, these soaps are simply breathtaking. I keep the Spirit of Eternity soap (complete with an opalite crystal) at my desk because it's so gorgeous and use Fountain of Prosperity at home to wash up. Why NOT bring all the good vibes into your life, right?

    Get them from Crystal Bar Soap; both Spirit of Eternity (left) and Fountain of Prosperity for $14 (right).

    Check out the wide variety of crystal-infused soaps here!

    41. A throw pillowcase cover to make them giggle or provide them with a place to scream without their neighbors hearing. Goodbye, pent-up aggression.

    a pillow that says "dwight you ignorant slut" on it

    Note: this is only for the pillowcase, so be sure to also pick up a filler pillow here :)

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. The material was thicker than I originally thought it would be, you cannot see the pillow through the case (I used a dark brown pillow). The sewing is well-done and the invisible zipper on the bottom seems secure. It fit perfectly over a standard throw pillow. It seems like it will be pretty durable considering it's for decoration. Highly recommend." —Ashley Romano

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    42. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball your indecisive bestie can use to make decisions on the spot without overthinking it. Should you both stay in bed this weekend? All signs point to yes.


    Promising review: "I'm having a blast with this miniature Magic 8 Ball. It sits on the table by my recliner for easy access. With it, I'm now free of the majority of decision-making in my life which relieves me of any stress, anxiety, or uncertainty that might come over me at any moment. I no longer have to take any responsibility for my actions; I can just blame it on the 8 Ball. It fits easily into almost any sized pocket, so, if I'm going out, I can take it along and let it play the same role in my life. This ability to take my new decision-maker with me in smaller form is great! It's a nice return to my childhood, inexpensive, and a much-needed reprieve from the stress of our contemporary society. Everyone should have one and have some light-hearted fun!" —ALW

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    43. A collapsible Stojo cup they can use to bring their fave hot beverage on their morning walk then simply squish it down and pop it into their bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.


    I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

    Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in seven colors).

    44. A beautifully crafted 450-piece puzzle for your forever stressed-out friend, perfect for helping them unwind after a day filled with unpleasantries.

    a festive holiday puzzle

    Each puzzle comes with a reusable glass jar, puzzle glue, and a straight-edge tool to spread the glue so they can repurpose this activity into an actual art piece when they're finished! This small woman-owned business features an array of beautifully drawn puzzles from female artists — check out all of their offerings here.

    Promising review: "Beautiful puzzle with a soothing color palette! This took me a while due to the similar color scheme, but it was quite relaxing and therapeutic during these very uncertain times. Very satisfying when I completed it and I am now looking for a beautiful frame. I would purchase this for anyone who is looking to slow down and become more patient, as this puzzle requires a lot of patience." —Hannah

    Get it from Jiggy for $49.

    45. A punny greeting card you can count on to make them smile even if they've been extremely cranky and frustrated lately (honestly, who isn't?).

    a greeting card with keanu reeves drawn on it surrounded by wreaths

    Get it from Salutations for $6.

    46. A supportive bath pillow, a must-have for anyone who desperately needs to soak the stress of their day away.

    the pillow

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I've recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three styles).

    47. A Beauty of Horror coloring book anyone would find to be simply goregeous and a great way to burn off some stress.


    Promising review: "Love this coloring book! It combines the haunted fun of Halloween with a creepy twist. Perfect for relaxing and escaping from anxiety!! The pages are nice and thick. No issues coloring with markers. Definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    48. Friends-themed Monopoly they can play on a Friday night for a stress-free evening that'll also let them relive memories of their favorite TV show., Amazon

    Promising review: "Got this for my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. She loves everything about it. The 'chance' and 'community chest' cards make great references to the show. She loves playing this during her girls' nights." —Elias Gongora

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    49. A mini plushie filled with lavender and buckwheat grain your friend will be able to heat up for warmth and relaxation or pop in the freezer if they need to cool off. And it's so darn cute!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this little guy. I basically should start collecting UO heating pads now. This is a perfect size to keep my hands warm AND to help my headaches. It smells amazing. Only supposed to heat it up for 35-45 seconds. SO WARM." —anathema

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 ( available in five styles).

    50. A "Schitts and Giggs" candle for the David to your Alexis, complete with a crackling wood wick that'll help them unwind and feel like they're relaxing by a real fireplace.

    a white candle with an array of schitt's creek themed illustrations on it
    Binge Scents

    I have this candle from this small business and I absolutely love it. It makes me smile when I'm feeling overwhelmed because it reminds me of one of my favorite shows. It has an 80+ hour burn time, features three scents, is hand-poured in the USA and is made of a clean, plant-based blend of natural coconut and soy wax. The jar can even be reused once your pal has finished burning every last bit of the candle! If your BFF isn't into Schitt's Creek they have many other shows (such as The Golden Girls, Game of Thrones, and The Office) for you to check out as well.

    Get it from Binge Scents for $32.30.

    51. A set of 25 squishy toys designed literally to help relieve stress so you can keep one for yourself and distribute to your equally-stressed coworkers.


    Promising review: "These are SO CUTE! They are super soft and squishy. They have a decent scent. They don't leave residue anything on when you're playing with them. They are fun to play with and they help release stress and anxiety." —Yesenia Cuevas

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    52. And a "Worry Eater" to help your friend conquer their stressors and move forward with their day.

    a pink striped cute monster plush with a zipper mouth

    Encourage your pal to write down anything that is stressing them out on a tiny piece of paper and place it inside the zippered pocket of this doll. It may seem silly but it's a great exercise in letting things go!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    If all else fails, they might just appreciate a nice phone call or FaceTime sesh to catch up!


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