Gift Ideas For People With Anxiety

Need a gift for that special anxious person in your life? Here are enough ideas to cover the 12 days of Christmas (or 12 birthdays).

Although the temptation was great to list humorous items, the ideas below are things an anxious person will appreciate, use, and enjoy, hopefully.

The Twelve Days of Christmas, for those who don’t know, are 12 festival days that start on December 25. This 12-day slice of time is called Twelvetide or Christmastide. The 12th night is the evening of January 5. Some Christian traditions give gifts on the 12th night, while others do so on each of the 12 nights.

Gift Ideas for Anxious People

Massage or spa day gift certificate
This is not the best idea for someone with severe social anxiety unless the gift certificate allows a friend to go along.

Fidget stones
They come in different shapes and sizes, though classic fidget stones are made from black obsidian. Someone who is usually fidgeting or restless might like receiving these. The silky smooth texture is soothing. This is a good stocking stuffer.

Palm-sized massage balls
Massage balls are squishy balls with bumps or soft spikes that stimulate acupressure points in the hand as you give the ball a squeeze; another stocking stuffer.

A pillow filled with calming herbals
This could be a throw pillow for the couch or a favorite chair, or a pillow to use during the night. They are usually filled with calming herbs such as lavender. Perfect for the anxious person who has trouble unwinding or sleeping.

Aromatherapy diffuser
Aromatherapy helps many people relax and refresh. An electronic diffuser is convenient to use, and if you include a bottle of lavender oil, they will be all set to start enjoying aromatherapy benefits. Some diffusers also produce sounds from nature, like ocean waves or rain.

CDs
Look for CDs with calming music, a guided meditation, or music with nature sounds.
DVDs. Depending on the person, you could choose a DVD of aerobic exercise or one with relaxation yoga. There are DVDs that play tranquil music to scenes from nature. Or, choose a funny movie.

Journal
A blank journal is good for those who enjoy writing, but there are other types of journals available, too. Some of them prompt people to write lists about themselves such as a list of favorite songs. Others are filled with questions for the journal writer to answer. An artist would appreciate a sketch journal.

Book of quotes
A book of funny, encouraging, or inspiring quotes is suitable. Some quote books have gorgeous artwork or photography as well. A feast for the eyes and mind.

Body pillow
There are different sizes and types, but the large, long pillows that people wrap themselves around while sleeping might be just what someone needs to relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Laugh box
A box that you can open any time you need to lighten up. Upon raising the lid you hear digital laughter that is usually contagious or at least triggers a smile.

Acupressure sandals or slippers
You can feel yourself relax when you walk in sandals or slippers with acupressure nubs that massage the sole. With this gift, a person can walk off some anxiety.

Photo: Pexels

Anxiety Support Groups

Latest Post by pessimisticnitrex Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:09am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by pessimisticnitrex Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:09am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by pessimisticnitrex Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:09am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by patriciamartine4084 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 5:47pm
Comments: 0

More Articles

Children with difficulty breathing in their sleep—evidenced by snoring, mouth-breathing, or failing to breathe at all for several seconds—are up...

By now, everyone knows that exercise improves health on many levels--including mental health as well as physical health. There have been a number...

Sometimes emotional distress, such as anxiety, can lead to difficulty swallowing or the fear of choking. Most people might take swallowing for...

Dysthymia is a chronic depression that is less severe than major depression, but which can last for years at a time. While people with dysthymia...

If you're feeling overwhelmed by constant anxiety, or even just bothered by occasional bouts of stress, there are some lifestyle and health habits...

More Articles

Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that eventually leads to dementia and death. At the current time, there is no cure for...

The first step in managing anxiety stomach pain is determining the nature, and causes of your discomfort.

For the best treatment, anxiety...

Relationship anxiety is excessive worry about either forming or keeping a relationship. And it is considered one aspect of social anxiety disorder...

Panic is real, and panic disorder is considered to be an illness. A panic attack is very painful and feelings of depression and helplessness may...

According to a study by Sonya Deschênes of Concordia University and colleagues at Ryerson University in Toronto, and published in Cognitive...

This article was written exclusively for LivingWithAnxiety.com by Camille Rynd. She explains why she resorted to self-medicating and how much...

Practicing yoga regularly can be incredibly beneficial both mentally and physically. If you suffer from anxiety, stress, or depression yoga can be...

Seroquel is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but it is increasingly being prescribed off-label...

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be a crippling condition that keeps you from living your life, but sometimes the prescription anxiety...

According to researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health, teenagers experiencing excessive fatigue often also have anxiety disorders...

All children experience fear and anxiety. They might get upset when separated from caregivers. They may be fearful of the dark, monsters in the...

A recent study on anxiety and exercise found better results with resistance training than with aerobic exercise, despite the fact that most of the...

Email, convenient though it may be, can lead to chronically high levels of stress and anxiety if checked too often. Fortunately, new research...

People who are anxious may demonstrate a heightened sense of smell, according to new research being conducted at the University of Wisconsin at...

Anxiety medication is one of the effective treatments for anxiety disorders that have been developed through research. There are two types of...