If you have a loved one with anxiety, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can get for them as a way to show your support, especially if you can’t be with them all the time. Besides actually being there for someone, listening to them, and being a good friend, here are 10 gifts for someone with anxiety (or gifts for yourself :)).
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10 Gifts for Someone with Anxiety
You could make a cute mini gift set by pairing an inspirational mug with a box of herbal (decaf) tea or a few teabags in the mug, and then wrap the whole thing with cellophane and a ribbon.
I have this lavender and geranium scented candle and I love it! It’s so relaxing and the wick is actually made out of wood so it makes a nice crackling sound as it burns, similar to a fireplace. You can even try candle gazing as an alternative to meditation!
3. Fidget Cube
The Fidget Cube started based on the idea that fidgeting can be a good thing and help you be more productive and less anxious. There is a different way to fidget on each side of the cube, including clicking buttons, turning a joystick, flipping a switch, and more.
4. Adult coloring books for stress relief and colored pencils
Adult coloring books have become super popular in the last few years as a way for adults to reduce stress by going back to the favorite childhood activity of coloring and doodling. There is something very meditative about coloring in certain swirling and repetitive designs.
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5. Stress ball
Stress balls are a small, portable way to relieve anxiety and stress anywhere. 🙂
Lavender is a very relaxing scent to add to your bath time, and this one comes in pretty packaging. It can also be part of an inexpensive idea for self care. For a DIY gift you can also try making your own homemade bath bombs with these ideas from Tuxedo Cats and Coffee.
7. Yoga mat and gift certificate for a class
For free instruction and classes, you can watch yoga videos on Youtube.
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A book about slowing down from my favorite author. 🙂
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This particular essential oil diffuser comes with essential oils so you don’t have to buy them separately. Certain essential oils, like lavender especially, are great for relaxation and stress relief.
If you’d prefer to wear your essential oils close to you all day, try one of these essential oil-diffusing lava bead bracelets. Lava beads are a porous stone that you can put a drop of essential oil on and then wear the bracelet to diffuse your own combinations of oils throughout the day! This bracelet also has green aventurine crystals for good luck and opportunity. 🙂
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If you have trouble sleeping at night, a white noise machine with the sounds of nature, a forest, the ocean, or other soundtracks might help relax you and lull you into sleep.