Since we all know of someone who seems to always be under a lot of stress, considering a few stress-busting gift ideas for that person only makes sense. We have come up with a list of the six best holiday stocking stuffers for the most stressed person in your life so that you can give them the gift of a little relief and relaxation this holiday season.
Acupressure Mat: While a tad big for a stocking, it can still serve the purpose! These mats, which are usually available in many different colors, are soft and cushioned and covered in little plastic disks. The protruding points on each disk offer over 8000 contact points that work just like hands-on acupressure does. The pressure from these points on the body helps relieve stress and pain by releasing your body’s “feel-good” chemicals.
Aromatherapy Candles: With aromatherapy being used successfully for centuries to help relieve stress and treat various ailments; an aromatherapy candle could be one of the best holiday stocking stuffers out there. These fragrant candles not only make your surroundings smell incredible, but the essential oils used in these candles help to melt away stress and anxiety while also creating ambience. Look for scents such as Lavender, Rose, and Ylang-Ylang.
Massagers: Available in all kinds of styles, sizes, and price points, electric or battery-operated self-massagers make a great stocking stuffer for a stressed out loved one. They work by using vibration (and sometimes even heat) to massage your tired, achy muscles and relieve tension.
Soothing Sounds CDs: An inexpensive gift that really works, a soothing sounds CD can help a person relax just about anywhere . . . from the home or office to the car when dealing with rush hour traffic. Sounds such as waves or waterfalls, or other soothing sounds found in nature have been shown to help reduce stress. Cater your choice to the tastes of the person you’re buying for. Soothing sounds compilations can also be downloaded for use on iPods and other MP3 devices.
Bath Salts: There are few things more relaxing than a warm bath complete with bath salts. You can find them in aromatherapy scents or if you’re looking for an especially inexpensive option then consider Epsom salts or sea salts from your local drug or department store. They make a great budget-friendly gift for anyone in your life that could use a little stress relief.
A Comedy Film: believe it or not, an inexpensive DVD of a funny movie or television show can work wonders on stress. Laughter really is the best medicine and giving someone a gift of two hours’ worth of a funny distraction is a true stress-relieving gift for the most stressed person in your life.
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