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While our first instinct is usually to stay busy, there are times when the sheer volume of things to do becomes overwhelming.
Sometimes you just need to take a moment to recharge and relax. We found 24 stress-relieving gifts for the busy bee in your life — and a few you might want to buy for yourself in case your own life gets to be a bit chaotic as well.
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- Best stress relief gifts under $25
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Best stress relief gifts under $25
This mist was made with your mood in mind. Spray the aloe vera-based mist over your bed, pillows or on your clothes and you'll experience an immediate boost.
Tiny but mighty, this scalp massager currently has over 8,000 rave reviews on Amazon. Use it to help with dry scalp or simply to give yourself a head massage in the shower.
Coloring books are for adults too! This detailed one by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter will help you recenter your mind and be in the moment.
This essential oil from Nature's Truth is just what you'll need if you want to de-stress. It can be used as a massage oil or as an aroma spray — just be sure to follow directions for safe use.
Whether your body temperature runs warm or cold, this neck pillow is sure to keep you comfortable while relaxing at home. The best part is the heat lasts for up to 30 cozy minutes.
Rejuvenate your face with one of these skin-renewing face masks. Made with organic materials, each tube comes with enough ingredients to make up to 15 masks. Not only that, but there's a variety of options ranging from detoxing charcoal treatments to a soothing rose petal mask.
After a long day, take a break and re-energize with the help of this lavender eye pillow. The outside is made of 100% cotton to provide comfort, while the inside features a mix of barley and lavender to produce soothing scents. Place the pillow in the fridge before use, then apply over your eyes for a de-stressing effect.
Featuring a variety of wellness essentials, you can enjoy some much-needed alone time with this kit. You can start with the lavender sugar scrub, then kick back and relax in a hot bath mixed with the floral mineral bath salt. You can end the night with the sleep salve, or try the belly butter, lavender mist and soothing lip balm.
10. Muscle Rub
If tight muscles are an issue, then consider giving this soothing muscle rub a try. It's made with a variety of organic oils including peppermint, basil, cinnamon, citronella, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass and spearmint. For those days when you're on-the-go, give your muscles the much-needed break they deserve.
11. Foot Care Kit
Give your feet some love with this foot care kit. All you have to do is massage the shea butter lotion into your feet before bed, then put on the cozy socks and you'll wake up with soft toes. The fizzy foot bomb, pumice stone and foot brush all help with softening calluses, as well.
Best stress relief gifts under $50
Weighted blankets are packed with beads or pellets to provide light, evenly distributed pressure, creating a comforting feeling. Sleep psychologist Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg says many find weighted blankets to be relaxing, which is why we love this one for stress-relief purposes.
The popular bath bomb trend is still going strong and this handcrafted set of 12 is sure to make soaking in the tub even more relaxing. With an impressive 4.9-star rating, these would make a great gift for anyone who needs a little R & R.
Comfort a stressed loved one with a bundle of teas that are specifically designed for coziness. Complete with beloved flavors like Pumpkin Chai and Maple Syrup Oolong, there's a tea for everyone in this set.
Feel instantly relaxed in this sleek embroidered robe. Made from a lightweight material, it's perfect for year-round comfort. Plus, you can add a personal touch with a monogram.
You've heard about bath bombs, but have you heard about shower tabs? This set will fill your shower with soothing scents while bringing about a feeling of relaxation thanks to notes like eucalyptus, lavender, mint, lemongrass and grapefruit.
Since many of us feel cooped up in our homes right now, a little indoor greenery is the perfect gift to brighten up our space. These succulents are both beautiful and low maintenance.
Nothing sets the mood in a room like a beautiful candle. Not only does this candle smell divine with its notes of lemon and eucalyptus, it also contains miniature crystals intended to cleanse your surroundings to create an environment that encourages you to thrive.
Best stress relief gifts under $100
These chunky knit slippers will keep anyone cozy all winter long. They are super soft and are made with a memory foam sole — but a durable leather outsole means you can run out into the snow to grab the paper without worrying about cold or wet feet.
The Tempur-Pedic Ergo pillow might sound like an investment, but it's worth it for a good night's sleep. One of our writers even said that it helped eliminate back and neck pain in just one night!
This fast absorbing, CBD-infused oil reduces stress levels after use. Simply massage a small amount of oil on the skin or the scalp and enjoy feelings of relaxation.
One of our editors has a pair of these noise-canceling headphones and raves about their comfort, functionality and ease of use. These are one of the best budget-friendly buys for noise-canceling headphones on the market — and users say they're comparable to higher-priced competitors!
Said to "infuse your air with the vitality of nature, enhance your wellbeing and create a soothing atmosphere," this gift will be a hit with any stressed-out loved ones. Using natural essential oil blends, the scent is formulated to support sleep and reduce stress. To use, simply add water, add five to 10 drops of your favorite Saje Essential Oil blend and turn it on — easy!
Best stress relief gifts over $100
When stressed, our muscles tend to tense up — this can help with that. This body roller can aid with the relaxation of tight muscles while also improving circulation in the skin.
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This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2016.