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Top 20 Stress Management Gifts

The Top 20 Stress Management Gifts is a compilation of some of the best stress relief products that also double as unique presents. 

These stress management gifts can help a person who is coping with a stressful situation relax and enjoy holidays like Christmas day, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, St. Patrick’s day, Easter or their birthday, anniversary, graduation or any other special day in their life that coincides which coincides with a stressful event.

Stress Management Gifts


Aromatherapy essential oils are some of the best stress management gifts since they can help a stressed person feel relaxed almost instantaneously. Examples of aromatherapy oils with soothing properties include lavender essential oil and roman chamomile essential oil.

Other essential oils have different effects which can also beneficial to a person dealing with stress. Examples include eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils which have invigorating and refreshing effects that are beneficial for those dealing with stress related lethargy. Rosemary essential oil is also very useful for managing stress related depression.

These aromatherapy essential oil gifts can also be combined with books like How To Use Essential Oils so that one can experiment with their multiple healing effects. 


 A long, hot, aromatic bath can help even the most stressed tightly wound person relax as the tension begins to dissipate. Therefore give sets of stress relief products like scented bath gels, body lotions and candles so that they can savor them leisurely. 

You can also learn How To Make Natural Skincare Products and How To Make Gift Baskets so that you can make your own special bath and body products and customize your gift baskets for that extra special touch. 
  
 Biofeedback devices are excellent stress management gifts because they can help a person monitor and therefore try to consciously reduce their stress levels through various means.

For example the Stress Thermometer tracks the body temperature which drops when one is tense and rises as the circulation improves when one relaxes.

Biofeedback devices can also be used to train a person to relax by using breathing techniques or changing negative thought patterns which contribute to negative emotions and increased stress in the body since they will see the evidence as it were on the screen of their device as their body relaxes.  
  


 Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate brownies and all other chocolate containing foods are universally loved comfort food that aid with coping with stressful situations.

Eating dark chocolate is doubly beneficial since it stimulates the production of endorphins which are the body’s “feel good” hormones and increases the levels of serotonin in the body. This serotonin is important since it imparts a feeling of emotional well being.

Therefore consider giving a box of dark chocolates to a stressed person or learn How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries so that you make your own special present. 
 Container gardens are great stress management gifts since research has shown that gardening is beneficial for managing depression which is a common companion of long standing stress.

These window sill gardens can also flavor your giftee's life for months and even years to come when they use the organic herbs for cooking gourmet meals. Furthermore, indoor gardens also make excellent home decor accents and help bring dead space corners and counters to life.


Therefore, do not hesitate in giving a container garden even if the giftee does not have green fingers since many of the top range counter top container gardens like the one featured here, come with premium seeds, organic soil and solid instructions to ensure that the herbs will flourish even under stressful conditions.

 Christian Meditation CDs and DVDs make perfect stress management gifts because meditation is a very effective relaxation technique.

Research has shown that by focusing on a specific phrase or Scripture, the heart rate slows down, tension dissipates and the physical body is able to relax.

The Word of God is also the Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) and therefore meditating on it will help the stressed person fight and win any spiritual battle that they may be engaged in and that may be contributing to their stressful situation.
  

Day Spa Gift Card

 Spa gift cards are excellent stress relief gifts since a day spent in a spa is an awesome way of dealing with distress for it allows the giftee to relax and be treated with tender loving care.

Therefore, help yourself or a stressed friend forget their stressful problems by spoiling them with a day of pampering pedicures, manicures and facials at a day spa.



Giving exercise DVDs is another way of helping a stressed person workout aerobically and burn all the circulating stress hormones and thus their chances of developing stress related illnesses.

Regular aerobic exercise also results in the release of endorphins hormones which will help them feel better even if their situation has not improved. It will also help them look better and possibly also feel better about themselves.

A perfect example of awesome home exercise DVDs is the P90X Home Fitness Workout DVD Program. This program consists of 13 DVDs, 12 of which are workout DVDs with numerous workout routines and muscle confusion techniques to avoid exercise plateaus. It also contains an Exercise Planner and a Nutrition Guide.

Flowers

 Giving a bouquet of fresh flowers can brighten a stressed out friend’s day. Therefore regardless of whether they love lilies or roses or orchids, dazzle them with a fresh spray in their favorite color.

If they do not like live plants because of allergies or any other reason, consider buying them beautiful faux flowers.



 The gentle water streams of miniature fountains contribute to creating a stress free ambiance in any room.



Therefore consider gifting a stressed pal with a table top fountain as a home décor accent to help them relax.
 

Gym Membership

Give a close pal who is dealing with a lot of stress a paid up gym membership and offer to work out with them so that you can both improve your health and manage the stress together. 

If you live with them, consider learning How To Set Up A Home Gym so that you can help them relax as their workout partner in the privacy of your own home.



Home Spa Party Invitations

 Home Spa Party Invitations are gifts that can help stressed girl friends relax together and cut down on spa costs.

Therefore buy some massage oils, hire a massage therapist, order some healthy finger foods and invite your dearest friends to a private party in your home spa. 

You can also just buy a large spa gift basket, like the one on the right, that contains both bath treats and edible treats like English tea and chocolate cake and savor the contents together with your fellow spa party goers.  
  


 Give a gift that will make a friend smile, forget their misery and even laugh in the middle of their crisis by buying DVDs of clean comedians because humor is an excellent stress reducer and consequently an effective relaxation technique.

These comedy DVDs make superb presents since they cross gender and stress barriers as thus are appropriate gifts for men as well as women dealing with different kinds of stress. 




Healthy Comfort Food

 Buy a gift basket filled with gourmet comfort foods or cook them yourself or treat a stressed out friend to a dinner in a restaurant that serves healthy comfort food like low fat chicken soup, fish and whole grain main courses and dark chocolate desserts to help them feel better both emotionally and physically.




 Give a gift that will teach a stressed pal how to manage stress so that they can deal with their current and future stressful situation more effectively.

You can give them DVDs that teach relaxation techniques like abdominal breathing, visualization and stretching exercises.

Jesus Christ

 Jesus Christ is the best stress management therapist.

Therefore encouraging a stressed person to have a personal relationship with Him so that they can cast their stressful burdens on Him because He cares for them (1 Peter 5:7) and also so that He can sustain them (Psalm 55:22) can be one of the best stress management presents you can give them.   

Help them accept Jesus into their lives by saying that “Jesus is Lord” and believing in their hearts that when He died for our sins, God raised Him from the dead and they will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

Then remind them to share their problems with Him daily through prayer, to read the Bible and to Him so that they can receive the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. 



Journals

 Pretty journals with cute pens make elegant stress relief presents since journaling is a very effective method of catharsis.



Joke Books
 Books filled with jokes or funny cartoons are also perfect stress relief gifts since they bring a smile to the receivers face and leave them with a merry heart which is just as good as medicine.


Linen
 A gift of high thread count bed sheets and pillow cases combined with comfy pajamas, lavender eye pillows and a relaxing linen spray will help a stressed friend relax, drift off to dreamland and leave their stressful problems behind for a couple of hours.


Music CDs and MP3s
 Music CDs and MP3s are wonderful relaxation gifts since music can soothe a troubled mind like it did for King Saul in the Bible.

Therefore, give the gift of soothing instrumental music which can be listened to at home, when exercising and even when commuting to and from a stressful job.
 A pedometer can serve as a gentle hint to a stressed out pal and help them increase the distance they walk and thereby inadvertently help them manage stress more effectively since aerobic exercises like brisk walking are some of the best stress relief activities.



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