26 Thoughtful Gifts for People Struggling with Anxiety

By David Lautaret | Updated: November 28, 2023

    Struggling with anxiety is no fun. Whether you deal with anxiety yourself or know someone who does, it can be hard to know what might help. We’ve compiled a thoughtful list of the best gifts you can give people to help them cope with their anxiety.

  1. Anxiety Relief for Teens 
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    Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can guide you from the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life. Written for teens between 12-17 years old, this book is a great gift for anyone struggling with anxiety.

  3. Personal Boundary Aura Charm
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    This unique stress-reduction gift quickly stabilizes your aura from chaotic electromagnetic fields. It’s science. Each person’s Powerforms subtle energy experience is unique. Some people feel the energy when holding the disks, and others find a shift in their state of being. 

  5. Chewable Bracelets 
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    Finally, a product that is perfect for chewing. The bracelets are easily cleaned in hot water. It is fantastic for stress relief, reducing anxiety, and general calming. Ideal for hand and cuff chewers, this bangle promotes redirection and helps to break habits.

  7. Let That Sh*t Go Journal.
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    With Let That Sh*t Go, you’ll find moments of profanity-laced catharsis and joy through journaling activities and inspirations that are positive as f*ck. Within these truly charming pages, you’ll find ways to let go of the bullsh*t and lift your spirit a little higher.

  9. Calm Essential Oil
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    The Calm blend of Peppermint, Spanish Sage, Cardamom, Ginger, and Sweet Fennel essential oils helps to melt away stress and anxiety. They use 100% pure, gentle, and effective non-GMO natural stress relief essential oils: with no toxins or additives. The Calm blend is a perfect anti-anxiety essential oil. 

  11. Weighted Blanket
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    Sometimes, it helps to feel like you’re being held when you’re anxious. This weighted blanket is great for that and is amazingly soft! They scoured the globe looking for the highest quality cotton fabric that would provide excellent comfort and be durable enough to last for years. The result is a genuinely fantastic blanket that will have you sleeping like a baby.

  13. Stainless Steel Spinner Ring
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    This pretty fidget spinner ring features an inner band locked in the main band that can spin manually. This is the perfect ring to get you through stressful or overwhelming situations without distraction from others or appearing unprofessional. It comes in nine sizes and nine colors!

  15. Meditation Tuning Necklace
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    Official Lovetuner necklace is a revolutionary mindfulness tool, a single-tone flute through which we can align ourselves with the 528hz frequency, the so-called “Love Frequency.” This calming device will help you reduce stress, prevent burnout, strengthen your immune system, increase your lung volume, and improve your overall health & well-being. Want some more help with meditation? The Headspace Meditation App can help!

  17. Breathing Buddha
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    This cute Buddha helps with guided breathing. He changes colors for the 4/7/8 breathing technique, so you don’t have to count off yourself—a calming presence whenever they need to take a moment. 

  19. Joycuff Inspirational Bracelet
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    This Joycuff bracelet has a cute gift box with an engraved, uplifting message saying, “Your anxiety is lying to you.” This bracelet is an inspirational gift for a friend, sister, wife, daughter, mother, or friend.

  21. Stress Fewer Cards
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    This unique Stress Less Cards deck contains 50 efficient exercises to help you relieve stress and deal with anxiety whenever needed. Easy for everyone to use, these powerful techniques can be quickly memorized and used in any situation, whether on the bus, at work, at your desk, while queuing at the supermarket, or before bed at night. These exercises are designed to stop that stress reaction and help you relax.

  23. REVIX Heated Neck Wrap
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    This weighted heating pad for the neck, shoulders, and back is microwaveable and helps melt tight muscles into a relaxing buttery softness. Filled with natural herbs, this heating pad delivers instant relief by soothing body pain symptoms like chronic neck pain, shoulder joint pain, muscle spasms, abdominal cramps, and arthritis. This makes a beautiful stress relief gift for aching grandmas or grandpas.

  25. Sleep and Relaxation Balm
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    This natural balm contains just 12 ingredients, all meant to soothe and relax. The balm can be rubbed into the wrists or chest to help them fall asleep quickly and naturally. 

  27. Amethyst Thumb Worry Stone
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    Worry stones (palm stones, thumb stones) are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in an oval shape with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief. They are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb and gently moving one’s thumb back and forth across the stone. These make an excellent gift for anyone struggling with anxiety.

  29. Stress Relief Bath Bombs
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    The shower bombs included in this set belong to four different fragrance categories, each unique and incredible. Eucalyptus, peppermint rose, and lavender oil are the four primary ingredients of these shower bombs, and each of them can help you enhance your shower experience. These stress-relief shower bombs make the perfect gift for a loved one or even as a self-care gift. 

  31. Acupressure Mat Pillow Set
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    Naturally reduce muscle tension, back pain, and headaches by laying on the mat daily for 10-30 minutes. Acupressure releases endorphins that block pain and relax your back, neck, and feet muscles. Lay back and relax onto this “bed of needles” to massage pressure points that help release tight muscles and relieve stress. Use before bedtime to improve your rest and reduce insomnia.

  33. Anti-Stress Bath Salts
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    Natural bath salts are widely used in Aromatherapy and make a thoughtful gift that promotes health and wellness. De-stress in a hot bath with genuine Rosemary and Juniper scents. Perfect for the mom in your life who needs a few minutes of peace!

  35. VitaCup DeStress Herbal Tea Bags
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    Immerse yourself into calm with this deliciously smooth herbal blend of rooibos and chamomile tea. Sprinkled with a medley of lavender, lemon balm, and a hint of peppermint and vanilla, this delicious tea will help to melt away those anxious thoughts. Whether gifting it or using it for self-care, enjoy the de-stress tea that smells as great as it makes you feel.

  37. Secure Stress Ball
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    This squeeze ball is attached to a flexible cord with an adjustable fastener that can be slipped and worn on the wrist or palm. They will also email you a 16-page exercise guide with detailed pictures, exercise training steps, and links to 12 video exercise demos. This stress ball makes a great gift for those wanting to reduce anxiety while strengthening their grip. 

  39. Goodbye Stress Gummie Supplements 
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    Ready to de-stress? Calm your mind and counter bad vibes with the help of these strawberry and lemon verbena-flavored gummy supplements. This stress support zen blend uses GABA and L-Theanine to help combat the acute effects of stress. These make a tremendous self-care gift or a tasty gift to a loved one! 

  41. Aloha Bay Salt Massage Stones
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    Natural Himalayan Salt Stones are a masseuse’s best friend. Able to glide smoothly along the body and keep a comfortable, consistent temperature, these Himalayan Salt Stones provide a long-lasting, tension-relieving experience. Himalayan Salt Stones contain 84 essential minerals necessary for the human body to function, along with being naturally antimicrobial to help revive your body. It makes an excellent gift for the person who has everything!

  43. Fidget Cube
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    The Fidget Cube is made of high-quality materials and has a smooth surface, soft rubber buttons, an enormous joystick, a broader and deeper worry stone, and a crisp clicking sound. It’s one of the best Fidget Cubes on the market!

  45. Stress Relief Adult Coloring Book
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    Coloring can be great for your mental health, no matter how old you are! Unwind from your day through the power of art and nature. This collection of gorgeous, single-sided images of gardens, botanicals, and other natural landscapes helps ease stress and foster calm as you transform the pages into colorful masterpieces. You’ll discover how therapeutic coloring can be, regardless of age or experience.

  47. Hand-Carved Himalayan Salt Lamp
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    Himalayan Salt Lamps make a unique and beautiful gift. The salt lamp is made from salt crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Unlit, the crystal’s rough-hewn, irregular surface looks pink. When lit with the included 25-watt bulb, it gives a warm amber glow, providing a calming atmosphere to help create a sense of peace and relaxation. When you get anxious, turn the salt lamp on and let your worries melt away. 

  49. Autism Sensory Bundle
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    Calm and reduce your autistic child’s stress with our all-around sensory ASD bundle that provides autistic children with soothing and satisfying sensory stimulations. These are great tools to help ward off those scary panic attacks every parent is familiar with. All of the sensory tools in this bundle are sized to be easily portable so that you can take them anywhere.

  51. Ultimate Essential Oil Diffuser Set
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    This Essence Diffuser has a 400 ml capacity and uses state-of-the-art wave diffusion technology to atomize essential oils for ultimate wellness. The Essence Diffuser includes seven ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 light combinations. It also contains four timer settings and a convenient auto-shutoff feature for low water levels. It makes an excellent gift for family members or as a housewarming gift!

    What are the best gifts for people with anxiety?

    Navigating the gift landscape for someone who experiences anxiety can be a sensitive task, but the good news is there are plenty of thoughtful and comforting options out there. From weighted blankets that provide a soothing, “hugged” feeling to aromatherapy diffusers that fill the air with calming essential oils, these gifts can offer a tangible form of relief.

    Don’t overlook the benefits of mindfulness tools, like guided journals or meditation apps, which can help them focus on the present moment and reduce anxiety triggers. Tech gadgets like noise-canceling headphones can also offer a mental escape, blocking stress-inducing noise and creating a personal oasis of tranquility. Ultimately, the best gift shows your understanding and support, reminding them that they’re not alone in their journey to manage anxiety.