Ultimate Gift Guide 2021: Gifts That Promote A Stress-Free Life
Here's to a stress-free 2022!
Everyone wants to live stress-free lives, don't we? But with today's ultra fast-paced world where our attention is being grabbed left and right 24/7, it can be a challenge. With the on-going pandemic, things have gotten harder for a lot of us, especially parents who juggle things like a full-time job and home schooling of kids. Life today sure is no easy feat.
But as the holidays approach, and as the year comes to a close, we still aim for a more peaceful, calm life, free of stress and worries. Sure, a completely stress-free life may not be achieved simply by getting one gift, but it sure can pave the way to more consciousness—one little step at a time towards being stress-free.
Ahead, we've compiled gift ideas that promote active relaxation, to help our minds and bodies disconnect from the perma-stress that we experience every day. We hope you find a pick you can give your loved ones and yourself, and we hope it gives you all the gift of calm. Happy shopping!
Calm App Gift Card
For the friend who is also a techie, why not give a gift card that lets him or her subscribe to the app that promotes relaxation anytime, anywhere? The Calm app provides useful material like guided meditations to help you unwind, relax, and even sleep better, so this gift is a great one—especially now that we're still socially distanced.
Sens Candles Co.
Everyone loves a scented candle. We honestly can't ever get enough! Give the gift of a relaxing ambience with the help of a Sens Candle! We especially love the beach-themed scent 'Pacifica', among many of their other amazing scents available. Affordable and locally-made, this is a great way to #supportlocal and give the gift of calm.
Remember those days when adult coloring books were all the rage? This time, it's Paint-by-Number kits! All the extra time we're spending indoors can be put to good use, by indulging our artsy sides. This painting beginners' kit is a great way to express ourselves, and get our minds of the day's worries. Trust us, it's addictive!
SugarBear Sleep Vitamins
The celebrity-loved brand for hair vitamins brings us their Sleep Vitamins in gummy bear form—a yummy way to get your ZZZs on. Besides, great sleep is a key factor in avoiding stress. These gummies are formulated by doctors, and are infused with Melatonin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, L-Theanine, Lemon Balm Leaf, 5 HTP, Valerian Root, and Passion Flower. Helps you fall asleep faster, and better!
Vitasense Neo Shower Head & External Filter (Lavender)
We haven't stopped raving about this since we started using it! Heart Evangelista's new beauty and wellness brand Pure Living brings us Vitasense—Korean-made shower heads with filters that can be mixed and matched, depending on what scent you like. To help you relax at the end of a busy day, we like the Neo External Vita Filter in Lavender—a spa shower experience at home!
The Tea Source Golden Slumber Tea Set
When you're starting to quit or lessen caffeine intake, going herbal is the way to go. We particularly adore The Tea Source's Golden Slumber Tea Set, eight loose-leaf teas that you can blend and brew on your own. This box set comes with a tea diffuser and spoon, so you can make your tea concoctions extra special every day.
ItWorks! Ultimate Relax Kit
An Anti-Stress gift guide will never be complete without essential oils. We love this gift set by ItWorks!—filled with solutions to a good night's sleep! It contains the Deep Sleep Dream Mist, Deep Sleep Stress Less, Deep Sleep Brethe In, and Deep Sleep Night Oil. Each one miraculously works to calm the senses and send you off to dreamland in no time.
Mooni Weighted Blanket
You know how babies are made to wear swaddles to help them feel more secure? Weighted blankets are said to give the same effect—providing feelings of comfort and security as you sleep at night. It eases stress and soothes anxiety, improves sleep quality, calms the nervous system, helps keep anxiety and depression at bay. Worth a try, isn't it?
Skit Books Gratitude Journal
I personally have reaped so many benefits from journaling this year. I could not recommend it enough, and finding a beautiful journal is always a great way to express our thoughts on paper, let it go, and process it all. Draw, write, doodle, do as you please. Pick a beautiful journal that you can keep on your bedside table and treasure it. Do it for yourself or a loved one this 2022.
No, they're not just for kids! Fidget toys come in a bevy of shapes and sizes these days, but we particularly are fond of the one that resembles popping bubble wrap. These rubber toys allow your mind to concentrate on that simple task of "popping", so your mind can be off your worries and anxieties. At least, it helps you set aside time to relax your mind and be refreshed to face your next task. Plus—they're cheap!
Scents & Sensibilities Air Revitalizer and Oil
Again, our love for scents continues! Local brand Scents & Sensibilities has created a wide range of scents and home products that promote relaxation and a soothing ambience. From Lamp Burner Oils, to Air Revitalizer Oils, Room & Linen Fragrances, Candles, Reed Diffusers, and more, selecting a gift is easy. If you want a no-brainer idea, an Air Diffuser with Oil is always a great pick, as it enhances one's bedroom, living room, restroom, or even office instantly. Pick a mind-clearing, energizing, or relaxing scent for your stressed-out loved one and you'll be doing him or her a sure favor! Check more great gift idea option on scentsandsensibilities.ph
Happy stress-free holidays, everyone!