Chances are, we all know someone with anxiety — after all, nearly 30% of adults are affected by an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
The good news: There are plenty of tools and coping methods that can make a big difference. Here are 14 gifts that can help ease your loved one’s anxiety — or at least provide some necessary calming energy.
This neck and shoulder pillow is like a weighted blanket that can be worn throughout the day, and it's endlessly soothing. For those who aren't into aromatherapy, it also comes in an unscented version.
These organic lavender sachets can be tucked into pillowcases for restless sleepers, carried on the go for anxious travelers, or placed around the home for anyone who loves the calming scent.
This book not only helps people learn about anxiety and mindfulness, but it also provides a roadmap — with actionable exercises — to incorporating a mindfulness practice into their lives.
Any candle lover will also love this rechargeable lighter — which is not only convenient, but also better for the planet than disposable lighters that run on butane.
Siblings sells kits containing eco-friendly, coconut blend wax along with wicks and wick holders so people can re-use candle containers they already own. It's a perfect (and low-waste) gift for anyone who loves doing DIY activities to calm their mind.
Working on jigsaw puzzles can be an amazing meditative activity, and ordering a custom version with a favorite picture adds an extra layer of thoughtfulness to this gift. Create a 24-piece puzzle for the kid in your life, or go as big as 2,000 pieces for the jigsaw aficionado.
Sometimes, people with anxiety just need to tune out the —literal and metaphorical — background noise. These noise cancelling headphones made with sustainable materials can help do that, whether during a meditation practice or a flow state at work.
Waking up before the sun is *hard*, especially in the winter. This sunrise alarm clock — complete with a sound machine and accompanying meditation app — can make it a bit easier.
There's just something about an extra soft, comfy lounge pant that can immediately transition someone to a chill state. These luxe cashmere joggers will do the trick — and can be paired with a matching sweater if you're keen.
Sometimes, an escape to nature is exactly what the doctor ordered. Getaway is a travel company offering stays in picture-perfect tiny cabins at 15 outposts across the U.S. Gift cards start at $50, so you can give your loved one a little something toward their stay or enough to cover an entire night.