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25 Calming Products For When Your Brain Needs A Break

Take a break from all that "holiday cheer."

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1. A magnetic zen garden that'll help you become the (magnetic) force of nature you know you are when you're able to "garden" through the daily grind.

This kit includes three magnetic rocks and three mini-gardening tools. Get it from Amazon for $31.77.
Amazon

This kit includes three magnetic rocks and three mini-gardening tools.

Get it from Amazon for $31.77.

2. A massaging shower head with 30 different settings so you can wash away the stress of the day, literally.

Promising review: "My family really loves this dual shower head. I especially love the mist setting on the large head — it filled my bathroom with with hot steam when I was very sick with the flu/pneumonia. The large head is great for relaxing muscles and washing your hair. I grab the small head to rinse body parts. The small hand-held shower head is also great for giving your dog a bath and washing down the shower walls and tub. Both heads have settings that are either high pressure or lower pressure, depending on how many holes have water jetting out of them as per setting selected. I bought this during a lightening deal, but I would buy it again at full price. This is a great product and easy to install." —M. Spencer Get it from Amazon for $49.99.
Amazon

Promising review: "My family really loves this dual shower head. I especially love the mist setting on the large head — it filled my bathroom with with hot steam when I was very sick with the flu/pneumonia. The large head is great for relaxing muscles and washing your hair. I grab the small head to rinse body parts. The small hand-held shower head is also great for giving your dog a bath and washing down the shower walls and tub. Both heads have settings that are either high pressure or lower pressure, depending on how many holes have water jetting out of them as per setting selected. I bought this during a lightening deal, but I would buy it again at full price. This is a great product and easy to install." —M. Spencer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

3. A box of essential oil incense — they're gonna be, well, essential when you need to breathe in some relief.

Get a box of 20 from Free People for $16 (available in three scents).
Free People

Get a box of 20 from Free People for $16 (available in three scents).

4. A stress relieving book that'll help you stay centered when you find yourself reading into things too much.

Get it from Amazon for $8.98, Barnes & Noble for $13.46, or from a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
Firefly Books

Get it from Amazon for $8.98, Barnes & Noble for $13.46, or from a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

5. An eye massager — it may help ease migraines and act as a source of stress relief for anyone whose tension is not just a weight on their shoulders.

This uses air pressure and light vibrations to relieve fatigue, pain, stress, and puffiness around the eyes. And it decided to keep the luxury coming with a heat compress and built-in music settings to help you really relax. It uses a rechargeable lithium battery with USB and it'll last a full week when used 15 minutes a day, so feel free to treat yourself daily!Promising review: "My job requires me to stare at a computer monitor all day long. My eyes are often stressed at the end of a work day, to the extent that I don't even watch TV anymore. A friend recommended I get this eye massager. It is worth every penny. The soft massaging motion with the smooth fiber touching the eyes releases the stress from my eyes quickly. The massaging motion to the temples and the soothing music is also really helpful. My favorite music is the water dripping sound. The product looks great and is clearly high quality. I am using it every day now and plan to bring it with me when I travel. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an eye massage (and who doesn't need one these days?)." —Linda PengGet it from Amazon for $99.99.
Amazon

This uses air pressure and light vibrations to relieve fatigue, pain, stress, and puffiness around the eyes. And it decided to keep the luxury coming with a heat compress and built-in music settings to help you really relax. It uses a rechargeable lithium battery with USB and it'll last a full week when used 15 minutes a day, so feel free to treat yourself daily!

Promising review: "My job requires me to stare at a computer monitor all day long. My eyes are often stressed at the end of a work day, to the extent that I don't even watch TV anymore. A friend recommended I get this eye massager. It is worth every penny. The soft massaging motion with the smooth fiber touching the eyes releases the stress from my eyes quickly. The massaging motion to the temples and the soothing music is also really helpful. My favorite music is the water dripping sound. The product looks great and is clearly high quality. I am using it every day now and plan to bring it with me when I travel. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an eye massage (and who doesn't need one these days?)." —Linda Peng

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

6. A color changing Himalayan salt lamp — with a personality as salty (and sweet) as an actual cat — that's gonna help make a calming space to have your own cat nap.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 or get a traditional salt lamp from Amazon for $16.99.
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 or get a traditional salt lamp from Amazon for $16.99.

7. A Disney coloring book that'll calm you down so quick it'll seem like magic.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

8. Or an adult coloring book sure to be so cussing fun to color in when you need some "me" time.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.19 or from Barnes & Noble for $7.49.

9. A soothing lavender pillow so that falling asleep fast and having a restful night's sleep is no longer just a dream.

Promising review: "This pillow is pretty amazing. It's firm at first but the memory foam immediately forms around your head to form a perfect cushion. The lavender smell is light but definitely present — just enough to catch a scent while you sleep but not enough to overwhelm the senses. (Usually, I find lavender products to be very strong; however, this pillow has a perfect balance.) It is extremely well made with high-quality materials and I have no doubt it will last for a long time. I'm very impressed and highly recommend this pillow if you're looking for a great night's sleep!" —BottleArmorGet it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three sizes).
Amazon

Promising review: "This pillow is pretty amazing. It's firm at first but the memory foam immediately forms around your head to form a perfect cushion. The lavender smell is light but definitely present — just enough to catch a scent while you sleep but not enough to overwhelm the senses. (Usually, I find lavender products to be very strong; however, this pillow has a perfect balance.) It is extremely well made with high-quality materials and I have no doubt it will last for a long time. I'm very impressed and highly recommend this pillow if you're looking for a great night's sleep!" —BottleArmor

Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three sizes).

10. A levitating bonsai you can watch rotate when you meditate and want to feel light as air.

Get it from Amazon for $56.48.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $56.48.

11. A scalp massager (which is great also for getting a deep shampoo) for anyone who knows that the best way to calm a loud mind is with a soft massage.

You can read more about how this scalp massager helps me relax in this review. Get it from Amazon for $15.97.
Amazon

You can read more about how this scalp massager helps me relax in this review.

Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

12. Or a deep-kneading foot massager that'll give you a moment of zen when your dogs have been barking all day.

Amazon

This beauty has deep kneading, vibrating, rolling, and heat functions, and is set with five different pressure settings that'll perfectly hit your pressure points.

Promising review: "This is truly the most amazing and wonderful foot massager I have ever had the extreme pleasure of using. This thing gives an awesome massage with very good pressure. My feet feel better than they ever have. I highly recommend this!" —KatK

Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

13. A weighted blanket for adults and children who have a hard time calming down at bedtime and need to feel extra tucked-in at night.

Get it from Amazon for $65.50+ (available in seven colors and 11 sizes).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $65.50+ (available in seven colors and 11 sizes).

14. A pack of aromatic shower tablets so you can enjoy the benefits of a bath bomb even if you don't have a bathtub.

Get a pack of nine from UncommonGoods for $26.
UncommonGoods

Get a pack of nine from UncommonGoods for $26.

15. A picture book on deep breathing to help calm little kiddos who have a hard time managing their stress on occasion.

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Get it from Amazon for $13.22, Barnes & Noble for $13.88 (also available in hardback), or from a local seller through IndieBound here.

16. A bamboo mini water fountain you can set up in your yard or even in your living room to immerse yourself in the calming sounds of a spa.

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

17. A head scratcher that'll feel so good you'll forget all about whatever was worrying you. Unnecessary stress? Scratch that!

Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in six colors).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in six colors).

18. A mini magnet toy you can manipulate and mold all day to keep your hands busy and your mind clear.

These are for adults only, due to their swallowable parts.Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
Amazon

These are for adults only, due to their swallowable parts.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

19. A calming body oil everybody is gonna be jealous of.

Free People

Get it from Free People for $33.

20. A pack of stress relieving tea that'll warm you up so you can chill out.

I drink these whenever I want to feel relaxed without getting sleepy. They are my go-to after stressful days! Get 96 tea bags on Amazon for $22.70.
Amazon

I drink these whenever I want to feel relaxed without getting sleepy. They are my go-to after stressful days!

Get 96 tea bags on Amazon for $22.70.

21. An essential oil diffuser for anyone who needs to occasionally ~diffuse~ a bad situation by reminding themselves to take a deep breath.

Get it from Amazon for $65.75 or Urban Outfitters for $65.
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $65.75 or Urban Outfitters for $65.

22. An aromatherapy hot/cold wrap that'll ~shoulder~ the burden of easing your stress whenever you need it.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

23. A two-piece singing bowl set so you can wash yourself in a calming sound bath.

Get it from Amazon for $22.97.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

24. A comfy pillow that'll remind you a nap is the often the perfect medicine.

Get it from anneamanda on Society6 for $29.99+ (available in two styles and four sizes).
anneamanda

Get it from anneamanda on Society6 for $29.99+ (available in two styles and four sizes).

25. And finally, a pimple-popping pad for anyone who needs a strangely soothing (and, sure, totally nasty) activity before they burst.

This includes a silicone pad with 16 popping pores, a bottle of "puss," and a refilling tool. Get it from Firebox for $25.99.
Firebox

This includes a silicone pad with 16 popping pores, a bottle of "puss," and a refilling tool.

Get it from Firebox for $25.99.

How you're gonna feel after using any of these products.

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