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

    Candles, activities, and a Keanu Reeves holiday card to make their spirits just a *bit* more bright.

    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

    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

    2. A carbonated bubble clay mask 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).

    3. A Wreck This Journal to encourage them to get more in touch with their artistic side, great if you've they've been intimidated by trying to fill out the blank pages of boring old regular journals. This journal may not start out as a personalized item, but it'll certainly be one when they're done with it.

    4. The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. This lil' gadget will have them singing out "blesssss my souuuuul" like one of the Muses from Hercules.

    a model stirring the wand into their wine

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

    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

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

    three holiday-themed three-wick candles

    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.

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

    10. 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).

    11. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so they can enjoy a freshly made s'more any time of year and zone out peacefully while watching the soothing flames dance.

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame

    12. 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

    13. 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.

    14. 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

    15. 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.

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

    16. 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 spells deck

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

    18. A cozy mug that preaches positive vibes they can sip some soothing tea out of to calm their uptight mood.

    a speckled mug that says positive please on it

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

    20. 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).

    21. 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.

    22. 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!

    a model with a green woven blanket around them

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

    24. 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.

    25. A stack of bracelets featuring amethyst, amazonite, tigereye, and gray agate stones, which are said to boost creativity and patience — they'll love layering these with all their other go-to accessories.

    a stack of beaded bracelets

    26. 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

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

    28. 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 Ted Lasso.

    29. 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

    30. 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.

    31. A 1,000-piece puzzle for your forever stressed-out friend, perfect for helping them unwind after a day filled with unpleasantries.

    a stack of puzzles featuring one of tall book shelves

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

    the pillow

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

    34. 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.

    35. 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

    36. And 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.

    My best friend trying to teach me how to relax:

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