19 Useful Gifts For People With Anxiety (2020 Guide)

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Looking for Great Gifts for People With Anxiety? Worry No More!

Anxiety: It sucks. That’s a given – and we aren’t ones to shy away from talking about mental health. So, how do you care for someone with anxiety? By providing them with things that will help them cope and build up resilience. Aside from mantras for anxiety, there are some great gifts/products that can make life easier for an anxious guy or girl!

Often times, anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand. We have a bit of experience in this department. However, in some cases, the right gift can help to calm, focus, lift your person up, and have a significant impact on their daily life.

So, whether you’re looking to build the perfect anti-anxiety gift basket or are just looking for some useful gifts, here are our gift ideas for those who worry!

If you are looking for more gift guides, check out these posts for gift inspiration:

Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals. This article does not provide professional advice nor information about treating anxiety in any way. If you suffer from anxiety and require help, please consult a professional.

Good Gifts for People with Anxiety

Anxiety can take on many different forms. When creating this gift guide, we tried to think of different types of gifts that could benefit people with anxiety. The gifts mentioned here can’t treat anxiety, but they could help people relax and cope.

We’ve actually had positive experiences with some of these ideas. However, as you know, every person is different so have a browse below to see if something would be suitable for the person you have in mind.

Weighted Blanket

Sometimes, anxiety can make you feel like you just need a warm hug. Luckily, a weighted blanket can help accomplish both of those things! Staying warm and feeling the weight pressed upon an anxious body can help relieve anxiety in some. Try it out!

YnM Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads
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Buddha Board

If you’re looking for a gift that can help to keep unpleasant thoughts away for a bit, have a look at this Buddha Board. Seeing the brush strokes on the board might help someone calm down and forget about “real life” for a short while.

The Original BUDDHA BOARD: Relaxing Water Painting with Bamboo Brush & Stand
$34.95
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Wireless Headphones

In case anxiety is brought on by noise and stressors around someone, consider a good pair of noise-canceling headphones as a great gift. We have a pair and we are a big fan. Bruce uses his for work but also for zoning out and eliminating noise when he’s feeling stressed or anxious.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling
$269.00
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Yoga Course

If you want to get your person something more active that they can use over a period of time, why not gift them a yoga course and some gear? Yoga is one great way that people with anxiety can find relief from their over-active minds.

We’ve actually written a bit about the importance of yoga – so think about that as a potential gift idea. You can always gift them a yoga mat and water bottle to get them started if they are the kind of person who is on the fence about trying yoga!

Neck Massage Pillow

To try and take care of those physical pains that may come with anxiety, a self-massaging pillow that has lots of great uses might be a great idea. Sometimes you forget how simple touches of heat can make a huge difference in a single moment!

VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow Shiatsu Deep Kneading Shoulder Back and Foot Massager
$43.98
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Journal

A great gift for someone with anxiety can be something connected to writing. Writing down thoughts can be a helpful process for some – and a journal is a fantastic way to get started with this. Gifting a journal specifically for someone with anxiety can make a huge impact.

Zen as F*ck (Zen as F*ck Journals)
$8.99
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Sound Machine

We are a big fan of sleeping with noise and a sound machine is a great way to make this happen. This one also has multiple other functions so that it’s not just used for generating white noise.

Dreamegg D1 Sound Machine - White Noise Machine
$35.99 ($35.99 / Count)
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Your Time

Your time is probably the most valuable thing you can give to someone with anxiety. Just being present and being an ear to listen can have profoundly positive effects on people who suffer from anxiety.

Often times, venting to someone (regardless of what’s on the mind) and getting “it” out can be very therapeutic and helpful overall!

Aromatherapy Heating / Cooling Pads

Another gift idea for someone with anxiety is a heated pad that you can pop in the microwave. We have one of these and it’s great for aches and pains – and even becomes a warming bag in the bed when nights are really cold!

Ultra Premium All Natural Microwavable Aromatherapy Heating Cooling Pad
$29.99
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Essential Oil Diffuser

You might want to go all out and gift an oil diffuser. We don’t have a ton of experience with diffusers but know that they offer relief to some people – and this one comes with different lights to set the right mood for the mind.

VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser, 300ml Oil Diffuser with 7 Color Lights and 4 Timer
$29.99
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Stress Ball

Sometimes, it’s hard to keep anxiety away. For those tougher times, you can gift a stress ball as a simple way to release stress and anxious thoughts in a safe and non-destructive way! Plus – different colors are fun!

The Friendly Swede Hand Grip Strength Trainer, Stress Ball for Adults and Kids
$12.99
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Adult Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are a great way to release creative energy and also focus on a task that takes concentration and skill. It’s also a way to set a racing mind straight onto a single enjoyable task. This makes coloring books for adults a great option for someone with anxiety.

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns
$6.98
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Essential Oil Set

We aren’t huge into aromatherapy – mainly because we haven’t really had the opportunity to try it out. That said, some people count on aromatherapy for potential relief from a number of daily ailments. And even if you don’t believe in the benefits of essential oils, the nice smell of the oil alone might help someone relax.

Artizen Aromatherapy Top 14 Essential Oil Set (100% PURE & NATURAL)
$16.99 ($7.17 / Fl Oz)
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Acupressure Mat

If anxiety is caused by a body that is out of whack – or if anxiety is causing stress and pressure around the body – then a mat and pillow specially designed to relieve physical tension might be a great gift for a person with anxiety.

ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
$21.99
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Book About The Topic

Sometimes, just reading about being anxious – and the fact that it can be a natural response to stressors – can help someone who is feeling anxious. That’s why there are a number of books out there on this topic. Not all of them are great – but gifting one is a nice way to help guide someone in the right direction!

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
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Wool Socks

Thinking outside the box a little bit – when we have an off day, there is nothing better than wrapping up in a cozy blanket or bed. If that’s not possible, a warm and cozy pair of wool socks can be a great alternative!

JOYCA & Co. 3-5 Pairs Womens Multicolor Fashion Warm Wool Cotton Thick Winter Crew Socks
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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

There is definitely something to be said for products that help people with anxiety – especially ones that connect with the senses. You never know which ones might work well for your person, so maybe think about this unique bracelet instead of a full oil diffuser if you’re unsure.

Celokiy Adjustable Lava Bead Stone Anxiety Diffuser Oil Bracelet
$8.89
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Relaxing Music

We’re big fans of music – Bruce is, in particular. That’s why we think it’s a great idea to gift calming music to someone with anxiety so that they can apply it to their daily life, work, exercise, etc!

Calm Within: Music for Relaxation of Body and Mind - Perfect for Massage, Spa, Yoga, Meditation
$8.98
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Bath Salts

If nothing else works, a good old fashioned salt soak in the bathtub might be just the thing. Epson salts are supposed to be good for the body – and the scents might really help someone relax and calm their racing mind. Always worth a shot!

Dr Teal's Epsom Salt Bath Soaking Solution, Eucalyptus and Lavender
$19.95
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Things to Consider When Buying Gifts For People With Anxiety

When you are buying gifts for people with anxiety, there are a few things that you will want to consider. It’s pretty important to get these kinds of gifts right or else you could end up doing more harm than good!

The Receiver’s Personality

The first thing you want to consider is the person you are buying for. For this, we mean their personality, their likes, dislikes, triggers, etc. Knowing these things will help set you on the right path towards finding a gift that works well for them.

Usage / Function

Another thing to consider is usage and function. Will your receiver actually use the thing you are buying? Often times, having a gift that is not completely useful to a person with anxiety might cause them more anxiety if it sits around unused OR if they feel they are letting you down by not loving the gift.

Price

A final thing to think about is the budget. Since gifts can come in all price ranges, you should assign a budget to yourself beforehand and stick to it. This will help you keep the options more focused on realistic gift options as you make your buying decisions.

Affordable Gifts for People With Anxiety

Just because gifts are cheap, doesn’t mean they are useless or not as good. Often, the cheapest gifts can make the biggest difference to an anxious mind.

In the list above, we have included some great cheap gifts ideas. You can add them to larger gifts or feel free to package a bunch together to create an “anxiety relief basket”, of sorts!

Mid-Range Gifts for People with Anxiety

The mid-range gifts are more the ones where you know the person really well and you know that a specific item would fit into their life/routine.

Above are some examples of mid-range price gifts you could consider. Again, only buy them if you have an idea that they will serve a purpose for your receiver!

High-End Gifts For People With Anxiety

And here we are talking about the more high-end gifts on the list. These are certainly ones that you will want to make sure that they will get used before you buy… ideally, without ruining the surprise.

And there you have it – 19 useful gifts for someone with anxiety. Of course, there are more ideas out there but these are some of the ones that we really like. Just remember – keep your person in mind when you buy! If you are unsure, just ask them.

As always, Stay Curious,
-B&L

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