11 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Stressed Person in Your Life
This Valentine’s Day, share the gift of relaxation with these simple, stress-relieving gifts. Our favorite picks are all under $30.
Choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone can be hard. When they’re busy and stressed, making plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day can feel like an obligation instead of a treat. In this case, a fancy dinner or a romantic movie just won’t cut it, so we’ve scouted out the gifts your stressed loved ones will actually want and use. These relaxing Valentine’s Day gifts for stress-relief are here to save your Valentine’s Day, and they’re all under $30.
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When you’re stressed, one of the best things you can do for your body is to take a breather and relax your muscles in a warm bath. If your loved one isn’t a big fan of lavender, try a luxurious rose and milk bath bomb instead. These are six of our favorite bath bombs for every occasion.
Buy it: Bath Bombs Gift Set, $12.99
5 Minute Mindfulness
Give a little extra love to the caregivers in your life with the help of this stress-reducing book. Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5 Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms gives the gift of time: five minutes to reset, refocus, and start the day with a little mindfulness.
Buy it: ”Breathe, Mama, Breathe,” $10
Get the spa treatment at home with Bath & Body Works shower steamers. The steamers release the relaxing scent of eucalyptus and peppermint that lingers after your shower. This pack of six will last longer if kept out of direct contact with water.
Anti-Fatigue Body Wash
This Kelp and Magnesium body wash from REN is award winning for many reasons. Not only does it nourish, soothe, and tone multiple skin types, it also wakes you up and refreshes you. It’s a favorite among sensitive-skin users.
Lavender beauty products
Lavender is a great scent for relaxing and letting go of stress, and you can wear it any time of day. You can even experience the benefits of lavender at night, if you use a lavender-scented eye pillow ($11.70). Lush Cosmetics has a whole collection of lavender-scented products to choose from, including a lavender shower steamer, body spray scent and body lotion.
Weighted blankets have been a staple of the sensory community for years, and retailers are now releasing more at affordable prices. Weighted blankets have been used to ease anxiety, restless legs, insomnia, and more. Here’s where to find affordable weighted blankets.
Hey Girl, Sleep from Hey Girl Tea is a mix of traditional sleep and relaxation herbs, including passion flower, chamomile, lemon and orange. The tea comes as a set of 18 tea bags; the packaging recommends drinking the tea just before you go to sleep in order to wake up well-rested.
Buy it: Hey Girl Tea for Sleep, $17.99
Weighted Sleep Mask
Sleep masks are nothing new, but adding a little weight has big results. Fans of weighted blankets (like this inexpensive one from Target) already know the calming effects of pressure therapy. Scientists say the mask’s pressure can increase the body’s production of both melatonin and serotonin, so you get a restful, happy sleep. Read the science behind the masks to find out which one is best for you.
A unique locket-style design lets you switch out your favorite scents in this aromatherapy diffuser bracelet. Just add 2-3 drops of the essential oil of your choice to the colorful cotton pads in the bracelet. As a bonus, you can switch out the color of the pads to match your outfit. If you’re looking to reduce stress, we recommend eucalyptus, peppermint or lavender.
Massages are romantic way to become closer to your partner, and they can be seriously stress-relieving. Gift your loved one vouchers for a professional massage, or use a specially scented aromatherapy massage oil to give your partner a personal massage.
Calming Chocolate Supplement
Chocolate is already one of the five foods known to reduce stress, but Good Day Chocolate took it one step further. The main ingredient is L-theanine, an amino acid most commonly found in green and black teas. For all of the non-tea drinkers out there, you can now enjoy a soothing chocolate supplement instead.