Give the gift of relaxation this year because let’s face it, 2020 has been rough. I don’t know about you, but my stress levels have consistently been through the roof. From being pregnant during a pandemic to losing my mother as well as my grandmother and being unable to attend the funerals. My little family has been isolated on an island over 3,000 miles away from our major support systems. Similarly, I know that many people have lost family members, canceled weddings, or have been quarantined in unhealthy environments. Because of that, I think we could all use the gift of relaxation right about now.
Here is the ultimate list to help you give the gift of relaxation this year.
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- Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket
This blanket honestly feels like it was made from angel hair. I was gifted this as a wedding present and trust me, this will level up your snuggle game by at least 1,000 points.
- Lavender Body Oil
In addition to the promise of a massage, relaxing body oil can be the perfect gift for your partner… and maybe even end up in a massage for you too!
- Record Player
Make sure you select a relaxing jazz album, like anything from Miles Davis, to go along with it!
- Bath Bomb Set
Give the gift of relaxation with this bath bomb to create a moment of peace for them!
- Box of Emotions
This box set is filled with 80 cards to help you describe all of the difficult 2020 feels. It will help improve communication which leads to more relaxation.
- Himalayan Salt Lamp
We have 3 large Himalayan Salt Lamps and 2 night lights in our home. Whether or not you believe the supposed benefits of having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home, you cannot deny the cozy ambiance it creates.
- Feel Good Hug Shoulder Wrap
Up your snuggle game by having them wear this shoulder wrap while cozied up on the couch (or while they are waiting for you to come home from work!).
Sisters and Friends
- Face Mask Set
Gift your bestie the at-home spa day that she deserves with this face mask set. They will have 8 separate masks to appreciate!
- Eye Masks
To hide the stressful nights of little sleep.
- Essential Oil Diffuser
In addition to a relaxing blend of oils, this diffuser will be the perfect gift for your friend!
- TinyBuddha’s Gratitude Journal + Coloring Book
Give the gift of gratitude along with relaxation with this interactive coloring book.
- Luxurious Candles from Anthropologie
Candles are a popular gift. Giving such a luxurious one like Anthropologie’s signature or seasonal candle will have your friend knowing just how special they are!
- Sage and Crystal Pack
Help them rid themselves of all of the negative 2020 energies with a smudge kit.
- Lavender Linen Spray
Help her get a better night’s sleep with a calming linen spray. I use lavender spray nightly!
- Warming Slippers
Buy her a pair of these warming slippers for the ultimate relaxation. They are washable and reheatable!
- Barefoot Dreams Robe
Just like the blanket mentioned above, this robe feels like it was made from angel hair. Trust me, she’s going to feel like a Queen in this gift!
- Burts Bee’s Hand Repair Gift Set
Between all of the handwashing, sanitizing, and dry weather this year, 2020 is turning out to be the year of dry hands. Help repair hers with this handy kit!
- Neck Massager
You may not be comfortable treating her to a massage right now, but you can still gift her a neck massager! This one is heated as well for added relaxation.
- Scented Heating Pad
This gift can be used for all of the aches and pains caused by 2020. But, also great for general stress-relief.
- Bath Tray
Pair this with a candle and a book to create the perfect bath set up!
Father Figures (or Brothers)
- Parachute Robe
He will be feeling like a king in no time! My husband is obsessed with this robe. It’s even perfect for tropical climates like Hawaii!
- Eye Mask
Gift him all the naps with these light-blocking eye masks.
- Stress Balls
This stress ball set comes with 3 different levels of firmness and they are even scented!
- Window Bird Feeder
Even if he’s not a bird watcher, watching these birds from his window can be surprisingly relaxing.
- Men’s Grooming Kit
Because his basic grooming deserves an upgrade.
- Skincare Kit
Give him the give of relaxation with his own spa experience at home!
- House Slippers
Pair these slippers with the robe mentioned above and he’ll be feeling relaxed and cozy in no time.
- Shower Steamers
Easy and quick, he just needs to drop these little steamers into the shower to be transported to his own spa!
- Lavender Scented Heating Plush Toy
It truly is as cozy as it sounds! These lavender-scented plush toys can be warmed up for ultimate relaxation. But please be careful that you don’t heat these up past a safe temperature.
- Today I Feel…: An Alphabet of Feelings book
Gift this book to help children navigate those difficult 2020 feelings and help them relieve their stress.
- Night Light Projector
Help them get a good night’s rest with this calming night light.
- Weighted Blanket
Known to reduce anxiety, weighted blankets bring easy comfort for children. Be sure to double-check that your blanket is suitable for your child’s age and weight.
- Thinking Putty
Hand this to your child and help relax them while working through difficult emotions or conversations. 2020 is full of them!
Give the Gift of Relaxation…. to Yourself!
Oops, how did two of these end up in the shopping cart?! Don’t forget to add an extra relaxing item (or more!) into your cart to treat yo’self! Since you’ve also endured 2020, you deserve a little relaxation as well. You cannot pour from an empty cup. With that logic, gifting yourself relaxation helps you increase others’ relaxation as well. Who can say no to that?
What relaxing items are you getting your loved ones this year? Leave a comment below to give others some unique ideas!