We love the holidays, but we also know that they can be the cause of stress to our already hectic lives. From extra spending to non stop cooking and baking, sometimes the holiday season piles on top of the load that our lives have already given us. We want to make gift shopping a little easier this year by giving the gift of a guide to help you through this seasons’ shopping chaos. On top of that, we are encouraging people to give the gift of relaxation. Instead of splurging on all the things you don’t need, splurge on something that can benefit your loved ones’ health. Giving a gift that promotes healthy living, especially one that inspires a less stressful lifestyle, can start a trend for the new year. Wouldn’t you like to be the person that gives the gift of unwinding after a long day? Check out our holiday gift guide below that gives you 10 ideas for perfect de-stressing presents to give this year!
Lavender Dreams White Tea, Teavana, $15 (per 2 oz.)
Do you know a tea lover in your life? Teavana is where you need to shop this holiday season then. Their top rated tea for relaxation is called Lavender Dreams White Tea. It is infused with lavender blossoms, candied violets, rosebuds, and sweet peaches that can make even the most stressed person relax with every sip.
Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa, Brookstone $100
Maybe this isn’t the most attractive gift to give to someone, but who cares about attractive when you’re resting your feet after a long day! Brookstone’s Aqua-Jet Foot Spa is a great gift for anyone who works on their feet all day. Give them the gift of putting their feet up… pun intended.
Sound Soother White Noise Machine, Sharper Image $60
Sometimes you just need to tune out the rest of the world to get the peace and quiet you need. The Sharper Image Sound Soother White Noise Machine aids people in finding an inner focus instead of scattering their attention. Give the gift of unwinding to the sounds of a river, the ocean, thunder and lightning, wind chimes, a crackling fire, or rain.
Coconut Aromatic Oil, Sabon $9
Essential oils release aromas that have been proven to have calming effects on the body. Sabon sells an excellent coconut aromatic oil to diffuse through a home (or a bath) to incite a calming feeling.
Fleur de Sel Frech Sea Salt, Williams-Sonoma $15
Sea Salt is supposed to be the best type of water for the skin. Sometimes, feeling better in our own skin can make all the difference in our hectic lives. Give a loved one Fleur de Sel French Sea Salt from Willams-Sonoma for the holiday. Recommend they forget the rest of the world and soak for a bit!
Lavender and Vanilla Body Soufflé, Origins $31
It always seems to come back to lavender. The Lavender and Vanilla Body Soufflé, as edible as it sounds, is a fantastic way to moisturize at the end of a long day. The lavender and vanilla aromas are well known for their soothing effects, but this body soufflé also contains olive oil, grape seed oil, and apricot kernel oil, to make skin soft as butter. Putting the soufflé on at night may just make you feel right asleep.
Tempur-Pedic Symphony Pillow, Sleepy’s $99
Let’s be honest, sometimes a good night’s sleep is worth more than any spa treatment. Investing in the Tempur-Pedic Symphony Pillow could make all the difference. Even though they are on the more expensive side, it could be the best gift your loved one gets all year!
Homedics MCS-510H Massage Chair, Macy’s $150
Another more expensive gift, but worthwhile nonetheless. A chair massage is a good gift for the home or the office. Relax while doing the work wit a little back kneading action!
Customized Journal, Minted $16+
Here is one of the more thoughtful gifts on our list this year. Encourage a stressed loved one to write their thoughts down in a customized journal this year. This unique journal is just one of the hundreds of journal designs available to browse on Minted.
A Blowout, The Drybar $40
When in doubt on how to help a loved one de-stress this holiday season, a little alcohol and someone to play with your hair never hurt anyone. Give them an experience at The Drybar, which has locations across the country, where they can enjoy a drink while getting their hair blown out for a special occasion!