Gift Ideas to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression
Gift-giving is an art and when it’s thoughtful and meaningful, the craft is illuminated and very much appreciated. We all can agree the gift of wellness is a generous one considering health is wealth, says anyone who is not feeling mentally or physically well.
I want to begin by sharing this wellness gift idea list with a note of caution.
If your loved one asks for a gift that is mental wellness-related then by all means offer it around the Christmas tree, menorah, birthday cake, or any gift-giving occasion. If not, you may not want to give them a wellness gift in a public space because it may bring attention to an area they are struggling with, one they don’t want to be discussed or pointed out.
*Sometimes the best mental health gifts are pure and simple breaks of having fun with friends, loved ones, and/or family members.
*A pure magnesium oil to soak feet in warm water every day for a half-hour.
*Fidget toys, rings, bracelets, or spinners
*Loop earplugs for sensory overload to reduce noise
*Weighted stuffed animal
*White noise machine/sound machine
*Oil diffuser with lavender or other aromatherapy oils
*Light therapy lamp/Mood light/Vitamin D Lamp to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder
*Quality earbuds to listen to music and maybe a subscription to Spotify
*Lavender spray for pillows and sheets
*Coloring books to get lost in
*Anxiety and phobia workbook
*Calm app subscription
*The book “Chatter” by Ethan Kross to recognize inner critic
*Back massager or a gift certificate for a professional massage