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    34 Little Valentine's Day Gifts For Anyone Who's Always Stressed

    A quirky coloring book or aesthetically pleasing bar of soap might just be the key to making their day brighter.

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    1. A rechargeable lighter, so they can light every candle in their house to create the *perfect* soothing ambiance without concern they'll run out of lighter fluid.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I'll never have to buy another lighter again.

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" β€”Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. A ball of "therapy dough" they can knead, roll, and pull to their heart's content while soothing their anxieties and stressors at the same time.

    person's hand with ball of dough

    This is a best seller from a woman-owned small biz run out of Colorado β€” the reviews speak for themselves!

    Promising review: "Nice smell, loved the texture! Does not get under my nails and relieves stress quite well. The color is beautiful as well and I look forward to using this more often! Thanks :)" β€”Anna

    Get it from quirkygingeruniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).

    3. A box of bon bons from the famed Jacques Torres Chocolate that'll bring a smile to their face and satisfy their sweet tooth.

    a box of chocolates with fun designs on them and four pieces that spell out love
    Jacques Torres Chocolate

    I can't think of a better way to unwind this Valentine's Day than diving into a box of divine chocolates while watching the creator himself giggle his way through episodes of Netflix's Nailed It. I've tried quite a few of these chocolates and can confirm they are absolutely worth every penny.

    Get them from Jacques Torres Chocolate for $29.

    4. Or a heart-shaped box filled with a sampling of beef jerky inside, perfect for anyone who prefers salty to sweet.

    a heart shaped box filled with jerky
    Man Crates

    I've gotten this box for both my husband and my sister and they both loved it. Neither of them have a big sweet tooth but they both enjoyed the sentiment of getting something extra special for V-Day.

    Promising review: "The cat sent the heart box of jerky to his Daddy (my husband). He absolutely loved it. He appreciated the way they were set up in the box and....well just everything! The cat is now in good standing with him." β€”Sandy

    Get it from Man Crates for $39.99.

    5. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores β€” 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." β€”Chris DeFelice

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

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

    a bunch of bath bombs with different designs on each one

    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 β€” 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!" β€”Pamela

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    7. Or a bag of Dr. Teal's bath salts to sprinkle into a hot bath and help themselves from head-to-toe while also nourishing their skin with Vitamin C.

    a blue bag of dr teal's glow and radiance epsom salt
    drteals / Via

    Dr Teal's epsom salt is an important part of my pre-bedtime ritual. I'm a bath aficionado and have tried many (many) products in my tub β€” nothing compares. It smells heavenly, relieves any aches and pains in my body, and helps me to relax overall.

    Get it from CVS for $7.79.

    8. Lounge pants you might want to buy for each of you β€” why should matching PJs only be a *thing* for Christmas cards?


    Promising review (women's): "Gift for my wife, she loved the print and said they felt like old friends from the first wearing... only a little sexier!" β€”Paulie13

    Get them from MeUndies: women's for $68 (available in sizes XS–4XL and 18 styles), men's for $68 (available in sizes S–4XL and 29 styles).

    9. A Buddha Board for anyone who loves an activity that'll help them zen out and get in touch with their creative side.


    I gifted this to my mom and it's been such a hit! All you have to do is fill the stand with water, dip the bamboo brush in, and start creating! It's surprisingly super soothing and is great because you don't have to think long and hard about what to draw since it disappears anyways! It's a great practice in the "art of letting go" and is honestly a lovely way to spend an hour unwinding.

    Promising review: "I work at a college in an environment where I am stressed out a lot, but I also have a lot of stressed out college students in my office! The Buddha Board is incredibly soothing to 'paint' on (only requires water' and helps remind me that tough days will fade away just like my artwork does. Several of my coworkers have this in their office too. And, of course, it's great when you're not stressed out too β€” just fun to play with!" β€”Violet Kayjee

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    10. A roll-on migraine stick to nip their pain in the bud before it gets out of hand and ruins a perfectly good Valentine's 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." β€”Lacey V

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read our full Migrastil Migraine Stick review here.

    11. A 12-inch foam roller they'll surprisingly get a lot of use out of, even if they aren't a gym rat. It's perfect for loosening the muscles in their 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 β€” 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." β€”Luke Marrs

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).

    12. Cute cat index tabs that'll bring a smile to your friend's face, even if they're overwhelmed and flipping through important documents for work when they'd much rather be on a romantic date.

    a bunch of different cat file tabs

    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!" β€”Ray Wheeldon

    Get a set of 360 from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two sizes).

    13. Glossier's Cloud Paint, which'll add a touch of color to their cheeks with a quick swipe of lotion-like formula. They can achieve their makeup goals without stressing over the time β€” it'll literally take two seconds!

    Jessica Seib / BuzzFeed, Glossier

    My colleague Jessica Seib loves Cloud Paint (as does many other Buzzfeed employees, myself included). She said:

    "I'll be the first to admit that Cloud Paint in 'Beam' is a heavenly STAPLE. If you can't tell from the photos, it's both lightweight and moisturizing. The shade is super subtle, but equally as flattering on both a bare and full face of makeup. My daily *lewk* is forever changed β€” you won't regret buying!"

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight shades).

    14. A Himalayan salt lamp they'll love if candles make them sneeze because it'll create a similar soft, warm glow in their room without additional scents.

    a pink and orange glowing salt lamp

    This lamp has over 16.7K five-star reviews on Amazon, so you should probably stop what you're doing and order it right now.

    Promising review: "Beautiful glow with adjustable lighting brightness. I cannot sleep without this on. I suffer from PTSD and wake up a lot with anxiety or nightmares. I see the beautiful glow and fall right back to sleep. Very therapeutic. Please note that it is very heavy. It has a great base but I put a coaster under it for extra protection from a chance of scratching." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three sizes).

    15. A coloring book of dapper animals anyone would find to be quirky in an adorable way and a great way to burn off some unwanted stress.


    Promising review: "A very fun coloring book. I have already had friends call dibs on the different pages once I have them colored in. Each animal has their own personality and story to tell, and as you add colors and textures, it's like meeting a new friend!" β€”Rachel S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    16. A hair scalp massager that'll quickly become their favorite shower accessory. They can use it to exfoliate and deep clean their scalp while applying your shampoo β€” it's a game changer.


    I have one of these babies and it really is wonderful. Not only does it make me feel like I'm really getting in there while I'm washing my hair, but it also recreates that feeling you get when your hairdresser massages your head while washing it. Ugh, so good.

    Promising review: "Love this product! About five days before I received it I dyed my hair at home. As some of you may know who do the same, it’s difficult to get the hair dye out of your scalp. I scrubbed my hair for days with my fingers and it seemed like everything was gone because the water ran clear. When I received the product I was excited so I immediately jumped in the shower to use it. To my surprise a ton of hair dye that was stuck on my head came off. Not only that, but my scalp feels breathable and clean. Definitely not greasy 24 hours later like regular shampooing would do for me. I would recommend this product." β€”Lisa Agro

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

    17. A stainless-steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner to help keep your pal 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, nondistracting 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." β€”KGL

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

    18. Or a more stylish version they can add into their daily accessories β€” when they spin it they'll unveil a secret motivational message.


    My co-worker Ali Faccenda (precious human that she is) knows I have anxious tendencies and sent me one of these rings for Christmas. I actually didn't even realize it had a secret message on it (mine says "breathe") until I checked out the website myself. I've been spinning it absentmindedly during meetings and phone calls β€” it's quite soothing and comes from a woman-owned small business.

    Get it from CONQUERing for $26 (available as a necklace or a ring and 17 phrases).

    19. A gift card to Gobble that'll take all the stress out of making dinner for the week. There'll be none of the irritating back and forth of "what should we have for dinner?" when they've already hand selected their meals and had the ingredients delivered to their door.

    Gobble, gobbleinc / Via

    With this meal subscription anyone will be able to hand select their menu before placing an order – no surprises!

    Get it from Gobble for $75+.

    20. 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 series 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 β€” 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." β€”Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    21. A triangular bar of soap made with organic essential oils, that'll help anyone decompress and take a literal breather while they shower.

    triangle soap
    Wild Lather

    This woman-owned small business specializes in triangular, cold process, mindfully made soap that'll not only fill anyone's shower with a soothing scent, but will also look lovely on their shower shelf or bathroom counter.

    Get it from Wild Lather for $14 and check out all the other soap scents here.

    22. A throw pillow case cover to make them giggle or provide them with a place to scream about their ex on Valentine's Day without their neighbors hearing. Goodbye, pent-up aggression.

    a throw pillow with a case on it that says "dwight, you ignorant slut" on it

    Note: this is only for the pillow case, 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." β€”Ashley Romano

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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

    a white bath 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!)." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    24. Or a foot spa they can use to give their feet a treat without having to wait in line with everyone else who's trying to get a Valentine's Day pedi.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Urban Outfitters for $25.

    25. 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 roomies.


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

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    26. A rose quartz facial roller and gua sha that is said to help alleviate headache pain and increase circulation in the face. I've been using mine even more now that there's more dry heat in my living space.

    a reviewer holding the rose quartz roller

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product. I keep it in the fridge for cooling and then use it to soothe my skin after applying serum to my face. The serum seems to soak in better. It reduced puffiness under eyes, helps with sinus issues, and made my skin glow! This will be part of my daily routine." β€”h48371d

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A 48-pack of assorted teas they can treat themselves to in the morning to get motivated to endure their work day and to unwind with after a too-long meeting.


    Promising review: "There have been so many times where I wanted to try a tea but didn't want to commit to a whole box if I end up not liking it. If you find yourself in similar situations, this is a great way to try them out. I was surprised by how many I never had before that I liked. Even for those who aren't up for experimenting, this at least gives you a good variety just to have around the house. Would probably work well as a gift too." β€”Nuzzdad

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. Or a bundle from Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company complete with three kinds of coffee and mug β€” perfect for your caffeine fiend friend who also loves animals.

    Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company

    Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company donates 20% of all profits to rescue organizations that are working hard to give animals a second chance at finding their forever homes. My husband (whose blood is probably made of coffee at this point) gave these a test run and loved them. He was impressed by how fragrant the coffee was and how delicious it tasted β€” super flavorful!

    Get the Sunrise Rescue Gift Pack from Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company for $50 (available as whole or ground beans and two mug colors).

    29. And a chic marbled mug to sip their beverage out of while they literally ~spill the tea~ to you about their most recent virtual date.

    a pink, a gray, and a blue marbled mug

    Promising review: "I bought this mug as a gift for a friend. I added a personal vinyl decal to the mug before sending it to her. The mug was in perfect condition when I received it. The marbled effect was exactly as pictured. The mug had a nice smooth finish and was perfectly straight (important for crafters). Otherwise, great mug for a great value." β€”LinzH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two heights, three colors, and also in sets of two).

    30. A calming candle with a sentiment on it that'll make anyone with dark humor chuckle β€” not to mention it'll look fab on their coffee table.

    Cancelled_plans / Via, Cancelled_plans / Via

    Get the "Remember Hugs?" candle from Cancelled Plans for $32 and the "Social Anxiety" candle from Cancelled Plans on Etsy for $32.

    31. A black sugar strawberry wash-off face mask β€” perfect for an at-home spa night after the chaos of the week is over.

    the jar of strawberry scrub

    My colleague AnaMaria Glavan speaks highly of this mask. She said:

    "The black sugar 'seeds' exfoliate the crap (literally) out of your skin and get all the gunk out of your pores, but doesn't dry it out to the point where your forehead is crying 'moisturize me' in a hoarse whisper. Plus, the scent of strawberries actually makes my mouth water. It's berry amazing. Ultimately, my skin feels smoother, doesn't feel tight, and looks brighter because of the Vitamin C ingredients. My blackhead-ridden nose is, in particular, forever in debt to this amazing mask."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    32. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have after a no good very bad day.

    the back massager

    Promising review: "I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I'm going to try my feet also. I've been wanting something like this for quite some time and I'm thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful." β€”Stephanie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    33. A curtain of twinkle lights that'll make them feel like they're having a slumber party at Tinker Bell's house and create a soothing vibe to help them relax.,

    If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

    Promising review: "I saw a few pictures online of fairy lights with sheer curtains and loved the look. These lights in particular are perfect for what I was looking for. It gives off a warm cozy glow, and really adds a nice touch of oomph to the room." β€”NG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    34. And a bouquet of flowers, because it's Valentine's Day and no matter what your friend said in the past about how "flowers just die," these will surely brighten up their mood.

    a bouquet of pink flowers

    Get them from UrbanStems for $65.

    Your loved one after you present them with one of these thoughtful items:

    NBC / Peacock

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.

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