Relaxing Gift Ideas for the Overworked

Modern society always seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere. Everyone is in the fast lane, and stress becomes inevitable. We all have that one stressed-out friend who could use a few relaxing gifts to de-stress and de-clutter their mind.

Despite the dash and activity of life, it is essential to remind ourselves to take a break and enjoy what life has to offer. The good thing is that various products on the market can promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

In a rush? Here are our top picks:

Here are some gifts for stressed people you can consider for yourself or your friend. The following gift ideas will come in handy for overworked people:

Relaxation Gift Ideas For People Who Need Rest

1. Gifts to Use for Massage to relax

The perfect mat to relax and unwind after a hard day at work comes in the form of an acupressure mat and pillow.

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It has up to 6210 pressure points on the mat, which are pretty much sufficient to relieve headaches, knots, and muscle spasms. You only need to lie on it for only 25 to 45 minutes to feel better and relaxed.

You can also use the mat on your bare feet for maximum relief after standing and moving the whole day. This is the kind of gift that your friend or relative who is just entering middle management at a demanding workplace will appreciate.

Stress is also a sticker for your neck, shoulders, and back. Of course, not everyone can afford to visit a professional massage therapist, and most of us prefer to sleep it off after a bath. There is also a question of convenience. Some of us don’t have the time to spare every day to see the massage therapist.

Shiatsu massager is one of the most convenient massagers for people that are always on the move.

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The massager boasts two massage modes and eight kneading nodes to vanquish the tension and stress in your neck, shoulders, and back. The device is cordless and rechargeable, and this makes it the perfect gift for that stressed-out friend.

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Soothing Heat, Nekteck Electric Deep Tissue 3D Kneading Massage Pillow for Shoulder, Leg, Body Muscle Pain Relief, Home, Office, and Car Use

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  • 8 Powerful Deep-Shiatsu Kneading Massage Nodes. Our neck massager help you better with alleviate muscle soreness, ease neck stiffness, eliminate cervical fatigue, and relax yourself after a long day work
  • Easy and Safe to Use. Built-in infrared advanced soothing heat function, the massager will improve your blood circulation, and it is settled within 15 minutes overheating auto-shut off protection. (Can be turned off manually)
  • Adjustable Intensity. This shoulder massager has 3 speed strength level, so you can personalize the pressure to relieve muscle pain and the long handle straps can be used to adjust the massage position and strength as well
  • Durable and Comfortable Matreial. Made of high-quality PU leather and breathable mesh fabric, Nekteck back massager is easy to use and clean. (The zipper is reversed design)
  • Great Gift Idea Choice for Who You Loved. Perfect for home, office, car and travel use, it has a AC adapter and a Car adapter (all are UL listed);1 year warranty and life-time support from Nekteck, just get this massager to your friends and families

The natural basalt rock stones have a reputation that precedes them and the perfect gifts for stressed people. They are the source of a deeply relaxing massage, neither too soft nor too rough.

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Another excellent quality of the rock stones is their heat retention capability to enhance muscle relaxation. They make a great combo with massage oils.

For deep relaxing stimulation, the portable handheld massager is the right one for the job. You can use the device on your face, scalp, shoulders, and back, or any other problematic area on your body.

YOMMI Hot Stones for Massage Premium Set Basalt Rocks Spa Professional Essential Kit Relaxing Healing Pain Relief Black Smooth Stone, Storage Pouch Bag Included (Essential Set 20pcs)

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  • PROFESSIONAL SPA EQUIPMENT: These massage stones can be used professionally or also you can use them at home. Easy to use, safe and comfortable. It is perfect for people often using computers and mobile phones.
  • HELPS RELIVE MUSCLE TENSION AND PAIN: Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It also reduces muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. Depending on your symptoms, alternating hot and cold stones during your massage may be helpful.
  • REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY: American Massage Therapy Association states that “massage therapy can be effective for stress relief. A ten-minute massage improved cardiovascular responses such as stroke volume.
  • PROMOTES SLEEP: Back Hot Stone Massages helps promote relaxation and sleep. A 2001 study showed that infants with sleep problems who were given a 15-minute massage by their parents went to sleep faster.
  • KEEP BEAUTY: Do facial massage with hot stone, the influence of the central nervous system, relieve stress, thereby affecting the endocrine to improve the spots. Get rid of forehead and eye fine wrinkles, eliminate dark circles and black eye, make more ruddy face beautiful

Well, what makes this device so effective is the 28 individual nodes that it has. And if you are the kind of person that is always in a hurry, you can use the handheld massager while taking a shower. It is waterproof.

2. Sleep Aid Relaxing Gift Ideas for the Overworked

Adequate sleep plays a vital role in mind rejuvenation and stress relief. According to health experts, a minimum of 7 hours is the recommended amount of sleep. However, for some of us, sleeping 7 hours is a long shot.

After a stressful day at work, your body switches to a sympathetic nervous system (SNS) or the fight or flight to deal with the stressful situation you encounter. It could be an unexpected bill in the mail or complicated relationships at work.

However, SNS can be in charge for too long, causing you to feel irritable, on edge, tired, and anxious. This is what mostly happens to kids with autism.

On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) brings a sense of peace and calm to the body and mind. When PSNS takes charge, your muscles relax, the heart rate slows down, and the circulation improves. Your body switches to a happy state by producing endorphins as a result.

PSNS becomes active and brings a sense of well-being when deep pressure is applied to the body. That is why you feel calm and comfortable when inside a heavy blanket during the winter months.

Weighted blankets increase calmness and relieve any stress accumulated throughout the day.

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It enhances your sleep quality through deep pressure stimulation and breathability. You also don’t have to worry about toxins and all as the blanket is entirely safe.

Sherpa Fleece Weighted Blanket 15 lbs for Adult, Cottonblue Sherpa Flannel Cozy Plush Bed Blanket, Fuzzy Sherpa Flannel Blanket Full Size, Minky Soft Blanket for Sofa Bed,48 x 72 inches,Grey

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  • Live in the Cloud: Feel what it is like to live in the cloud thanks to Cottonblue Sherpa fleece weighted blanket with 220 GSM smooth fleece on one side and 220 GSM fluffy Sherpa on the other. Enjoy luxurious softness while you are resting, watching TV, taking a nap or enjoying outdoor activities.
  • Improve Your Sleep Quality: Cottonblue Sherpa weighted blanket gently cuddles you to make you relaxed and boost natural sleep. Stop tossing and turning in bed all night and start enjoying quality sleep that you deserve.
  • Durable & Easy Maintenance: Cottonblue Sherpa fleece blanket with incredible fade and stain resistance remains as good as new even after several years of service. Spot clean or commercial machine wash if contaminated. It is recommended to hang to dry or tumble dry in low heat if necessary. It would be a perfect gift for your family and friends.
  • Industry-Leading Craftsmanship: Cottonblue weighted blanket applies safe and natural ceramic beads filling in a 7-layer design. Wrapped with extra fabric layer and non-glue polyester fibers, these beads are securely locked in the smaller compartments for even distribution in case of any leakage or rustling.
  • Choose Wisely & Worry-Free Support: It is recommended to choose a weighted blanket that weighs 8% to 10% of your body weight. It may take 2 to 7 days to get used to the weight, start off with a lighter weight as you like. Here at Cottonblue we offer 30-day free refund and lifetime support.

To get the best out of them, make sure the weighted blanket’s weight is between 10 and 12% of your body weight. If you plan on gifting it to someone, find out their bodyweight first before the purchase.

You can also choose Sleep Headphones as the perfect relaxing gift for your friend or yourself.

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It comes in an ergonomic design to make sure it contours perfectly on the eyes and ears for comfort. The high-fidelity stereo sound immerses you into the perfect environment of music.

MUSICOZY Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Headband, Wireless Music Sleeping Headphones Sleep Mask Earbuds IPX6 Waterproof for Side Sleepers Workout Running Insomnia Travel Yoga Cool Tech Gadgets Unique Gift

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  • 【 Bluetooth Sleep Headphones & Sports Headband】 MUSICOZY Headband allows you to listen to your music without having to wear additional headphones, and protect you from being disturbed by your mess hair and sweat. The stylish headband headphones are ideal for travel, sleep, workout, running, yoga, audio books. They block out ambient noise without using sleep ear buds that are painful & fall out.
  • 【 Advanced 5.2 Version Music Headband】 MUSICOZY wireless music headband headphones are powered by 40 mm composite drivers. The ultra-elastic silicone outer ring produces deep bass and a lightweight and flexible composite Bio-cellulose dome delivers midst and highs with enhanced clarity.
  • 【 Greater IPX6 Waterproof Workout Headphones】 This headband is defended by a fully waterproof casing that's based on a submarine's structure. Push yourself during your workout without fear of sweat and rain damaging your earphones. You can even rinse headphones when cleaning.
  • 【 2 Hours Quick Charge, 10 Hours Continuous Playing】 Built-in powerfull rechargeable lithium battery, MUSICOZY wireless headband only needs to be charged for 1-2 hours, the talk time/music playback time can reach 10 hours. Let us start enjoying long hours of soothing music and pleasant hands-free phones while exercising.
  • 【 2021 Great Gift Choices for Men Women】 What You Get: 1* Wireless Headband, 1* USB Cable, 1* User Manual, 1* Exquisite Outer Package. We provide worry-free 12-month replacement service, and friendly customer service. It can be an unique relaxing gift cool tech gadget for men women teen boys girls, Birthday Gifts for travelers, insomniacs, meditators, office workers.

The cool and comfortable fabric and its ability to block out light ultimately make you sleep better throughout the night. It only charges for about 2 hours and lasts for more than 10 hours non-stop.

3. Aromatherapy Relaxing Gift Ideas for the Overworked

In recent years, aromatherapy has become somewhat a trend for people seeking to live healthy lives, relieve stress, or soothe babies.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Gift Set - 400ml Ultrasonic Diffuser with 20 Essential Plant Oils - 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

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  • Premium Essence Diffuser - Our Essence Diffuser has a 400 ml capacity and uses state of the art wave diffusion technology to atomize essential oils for ultimate wellness. The Essence diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations. It also includes 4 timer settings and a convenient auto shutoff feature for low water levels. Essence is made of BPA free plastic with a beautiful printed wood grain design.
  • Ancient Therapies Delivered As Intended By Nature - Our essential oils are formulated using high quality plants sourced from various regions of the world, such as lavender from France and Tea Tree from Australia. Our modern heat-less diffuser delivers the therapeutic properties of these plant oils as nature intended by using modern ultrasonic waves to atomize the oils instead of burning them with heat. Our oils do not include any additives or cheap filler oils.
  • Top 20 Essential Plant Oils - Our 20 oils included are lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemongrass, jasmine, nutmeg, clove, spearmint, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Lemon, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Rosemary, and Juniper Berry.
  • No Additives or Fillers - Absolutely zero cheap additives or fillers are used in creating our oils. We use local harvest (when possible).It takes longer but is better for the environment and creates a better essential oil. We employ a variety of extraction processes such as steam distillation and cold press depending on plant harvested.
  • What's in the Box – 1 400ml ultrasonic essence diffuser, 10ml lavender essential oil, 10ml eucalyptus oil, 10ml tea tree oil, 10ml orange oil, 10ml peppermint oil, 10ml lemongrass oil, 10ml jasmine oil, 10ml essential oil, 10ml clove oil, 10ml spearmint oil, 10ml Frankincense oil, 10ml Cinnamon oil, 10ml Lemon oil, 10ml Sandalwood oil, 10ml Ylang Ylang oil, 10ml Clary Sage oil, 10ml Grapefruit oil, 10ml Bergamot oil, 10ml Rosemary oil, 10ml Juniper Berry oil, power cable, and manual.

A preliminary study indicates that aromatherapy affects brain waves and behavior. The exercise also decreases the level of stress hormone and reduces the perception of stress.

After an aromatherapy session, you feel more content and sleep better. In one study, aromatherapy was seen to have beneficial effects on depression and anxiety.

There are different aromatherapy scents, and each of them has different effects on different people. As a beginner, you can start with different essential oils to determine which is the most beneficial.

The complete aromatherapy kit includes a diffuser and up to six essential oils. It is easy to use, and all you need to do is add water to your favorite. The diffuser fills the air with the aroma, which has a relaxing twist to it.

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But apart from the relaxing aroma, the device changes between 7 colors, and you can utilize it as a source of relaxation light. This aromatherapy kit is compact and can be the perfect gift for your workmate, friends, or relatives.

Time is one resource that is quite limited. Of course, no one seems to have enough time to accomplish all the things they want.

Why Taking Time to Relax is Important

For some folks, taking time to relax is a sign of weakness. Perhaps some grew up knowing that an individual’s worth is in the hours they put in to attain financial freedom. Working long days is the only reality they understand.

However, research indicates that taking time off leads to productivity. Resting or merely going for a walk eliminates accumulated worries and anxieties and restores the cognitive juices to keep up with the fast-moving world. Taking time to relax does not necessarily mean that you lay in bed for long periods.

Resting can also mean taking a meaningful break from the routine to restore your spirit and mind. The ideal is to pick an activity that gives your mind a break from what you usually do at work the whole day.

According to researchers in a 2006 University of Amsterdam study, routine and peaceful distraction benefits your subconscious brain. You can make better life choices with a relaxed mind.

Gift yourself some time by doing the activities that make you happy such as taking a walk or playing video games.

Take good care of yourself and the people you love by purchasing any of the above relaxing gifts, and the quality of life will improve significantly.

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