The festive season is around the corner again and buying gifts has started! The hustle of finding the right gifts for yourself or your loved ones can be exciting, yet overwhelming! There are so many things to choose from, but you can’t think about where to start!
Also, if you or your loved ones suffer from anxiety it can be hard to determine what will be the perfect gift. But don’t worry, the rattling-your-brain-for-ideas is over because I have come up with 15 gift ideas which you can gift your loved ones, or yourself – if you suffer from anxiety.
1. Wax Melts
During the cold season having wax melts on can really uplift your mood and of your loved ones. The aroma of wax melts, which come in several different scents can help to boost your mood and also calm your anxiety down. Different scents include lavender, fruity scents and spice scents such as cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
These wax melts not only make your home smell gorgeous, but they can help people suffering from anxiety to calm down in a state of serenity and peace, helping to prevent panic attacks as well.
Having a warm cozy blanket is one of the best gifts you can give. The thought of snuggling down in a weighted blanket in the cold is absolute heaven!
This blanket, in particular, is designed to help people suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even autism. It is created to provide a comfy weight with a high sensory feeling, helping the overthinkers drift off to a peaceful deep sleep. It also has over 100’s of 5-star reviews on Amazon and is up at the lowest price yet! Grab one for the festive season and get comfy, anxiety-free.
Himalayan salt lamps have been around for a long time and they are extremely effective in helping people to find relief from the physical effects of anxiety.
Himalayan salt consists of pure minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium which are essential to our health and wellbeing. Much research has been conducted into the use of Himalayan salt lamps and how they have an impact on the balance of our body and mind.
Having a Himalayan salt lamp can help purify the air within your home, help to soothe allergy issues and boost your mood, which in return can help overthinking, anxiety sufferers get a good sleep.
This Himalayan lamp will be a perfect gift for your loved ones who suffer from anxiety and it also acts as a beautiful, aesthetic, decorative piece within the home, bringing color and peace to their home.
Mrs. Hinch is a beloved cleaning-sensation influencer from the UK. Her Instagram has 2.8 million followers currently and Mrs. Hinch shares tips on cleaning and advice on how cleaning helps her with her battle with anxiety.
Mrs. Hinch Activity Journal is packed with activities from dot-to-dot, adult coloring, word searches, pages to write your to-do lists and how you feel. It’s a perfect journal for people suffering from anxiety, whether that is yourself or your loved ones. The variety of activities will really bring joy and happiness within your loved one’s life.
Mrs. Hinch also came out with her book earlier this year;
Her book focused on providing her audience with her experience through cleaning and how it helps her with her battle with anxiety. It is also a perfect gift for anyone who feels like they suffer from anxiety, but cannot relate to anybody. The book is written in such a sophisticated, yet friendly manner that if you or your loved ones suffer from anxiety, they will relate to Sophie like she is their best friend! Definitely worth a read, and even better when gifted to your loved ones!
Essential Oils are my favorite gifts to give and receive! The aroma of essential oils fill up the home with a beautiful scent and have a brilliant effect on calming down an anxious mind.
Essential oils such as lavender, sandalwood, peppermint, and bergamot are proven to have wonderful health benefits in reducing stress and anxiety. Research has also shown that up to 43% of stress and anxiety sufferers use essential oils as part of therapy to help them with their symptoms.
Essential oils also have multi-purpose uses around the home, such as: using tea tree oil as a deodorant works wonderful as a natural alternative, using essential oils as a mosquito repellant and also as a scent into your dryer balls to keep clothes smelling fresh.
These are the ultimate gifts to give anxiety sufferers and even perfect as a gift for self-love. They also come in multipack bundles so you can experiment with the different scents and they are perfect to gift in a cute basket to loved ones!
Anti-anxiety bracelets are like mini essential oil diffusers which you carry around as a bracelet. It’s an excellent gift for those who suffer from social anxiety. The beads release essential oils that help anxiety sufferers to calm down, whether they are experiencing sweating, panic or attack episodes.
These are wonderful as thoughtful gifts for your loved ones, especially if they suffer from anxiety. The aroma of the diffused oils will help them with their symptoms and the bracelet comes in different colors, suitable for both men and women.
7. Herbal Teas
A warm cup of tea while sitting on the couch is a small moment of “Aaah” after a long cold day. Tea has the ability to boost your mood, help soothe cough and colds and help people to calm down from panic attacks when suffering from anxiety.
Different flavors of teas are used for different purposes, such as peppermint tea is useful to help people suffering from insomnia, green tea helps with boosting the body’s energy and speeding metabolism. This selection has a vast variety of flavors, from herbal to fruity, which can be a special treat for the whole family.
8. Epsom Salts
Epsom salts are very versatile because they can be used for several health and beauty purposes. One of my favorite uses of Epsom salts is using them as a bath salt. Epsom salts can provide body relief from aches and pains, and they also help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Epsom salt contains magnesium which helps with getting rid of toxins from the body which is beneficial when you suffer from anxiety.
You can be creative with the Epsom salt gifts by creating DIY Epsom salt mixtures; you can add Epsom Salt with essential oils to create differently scented Epsom salt jar gifts!
These gifts will go down as a beautiful and thoughtful treat for your loved ones with anxiety, and even for yourself as part of positive self-care and self-love.
Essential oils are great even as they are, but they are at their best when used with an essential oil diffuser. Diffusers can help with filling the atmosphere with a beautiful scent which can help calm an anxious mind down.
Diffusers are also great as a general gift for loved ones, whether they suffer from anxiety or not. They are aesthetically pleasing within the home and the variety of scents can really set a beautiful mood within your environment, whether that’s your home or workplace.
Colouring books are great for stress and anxiety management as they require concentration on an individual task. The use of different colours can help calm down an anxious mind, especially because the use of different colours can be associated with different emotions which can help make an anxious person feel comfortable.
A lot of therapy for anxiety and stress usually involves colouring books as a way of expressing the mess that is going on inside the mind which is difficult to express in words.
This will be a perfect gift for anxious loved ones as a means to express their feelings through colours and reliving their childhood memories.
11. CBD Massage Oil
(Don’t jump to conclusions without knowing the facts – I ain’t promoting the use of illegal drugs, let me just make that clear!)
Cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD has become very popular in recent times and has been shown to be effective in helping people to recover from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even as a pain relief for cancer patients.
Gifting this oil to people suffering from anxiety can be a very thoughtful gift as the CBD oil has a lot of research conducted on its effect as a pharmaceutical drug in healing from the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
It would be a perfect gift to help your loved ones find relief from the mental and physical effects of anxiety and other disorders as well.
The Anxiety Journal is a book filled with thoughtful information to help people suffering from anxiety. From positive reinforcement to mindful exercises, it will help you or your loved ones to focus on the symptoms and thoughts associated with anxiety and help you heal from it slowly.
It is a great starter gift for anyone who suffers from anxiety but is afraid to attend cognitive behavioural therapy. It also has several 5-star reviews on its effectiveness with helping people who are suffering from anxiety.
Acupressure mats are excellent gifts for those who suffer from anxiety and particularly a lot of physical symptoms such as pain and panic attacks. The texture of the mats provides the body with stress and tension relief, which are great for those who suffer from severe anxiety.
Not only do they provide relief from anxiety and stress, but they are also perfect for elderly loved ones who may be suffering from aching joints and arthritis.
This set comes with an acupressure mat and acupressure pillow to help provide relief to your body and mind, helping you to cope with anxiety, stress, depression and physical pain too.
Crystals have been used for years as part of ancient rituals to provide the body and mind with healing. The idea behind the use of crystals is to bring about a state of meditation which helps the mind to focus. It also provides positive, radiant energy to your surroundings, which can help calm down symptoms that are associated with anxiety.
This book is a self-help guide to educate you or your loved ones on the origins of how anxiety is formed, how panic, fear, and anxiety develops by explaining the chemical structure of the brain.
It is perfect for those who are interested in learning the root cause of their anxiety in order to battle with it and heal from it. The book also contains practical advice on how to deal with anxiety and panic attacks through the process of breathing techniques and meditation.
It’s an excellent read for those who are interested in learning the primary cause of anxiety, stress, panic and worry and focusing on how to heal from it not just emotionally, and physically, but also chemically.
This sums up the list of gifts for people suffering from anxiety!
Whether you choose to buy it for yourself or your loved ones, remember to always seek out help and advice with your symptoms and not be afraid to admit that you have anxiety. The more that is spoken about anxiety, the better the treatment and importance can be given to it to break the stigma associated with mental health illness.
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Have a wonderful festive holiday and enjoy!
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