Posted: 31 July 2019
Americans live in one of the most privileged nations, and yet, no one stresses out like Americans.
Psychology Today reports that Americans stressing out more than in the past and in the past they were already among the most stressed-out people in the world.
Furthermore, stress causes a variety of serious illnesses–sickness that people can avoid if they just learn to relax.
Ironically, the very busyness that makes us need to relax also keeps us for relaxing. So what can you do if you’re a busy person or if you know a busy person in need of some rest and relaxation?
Read on to learn about the best relaxation gifts out there for people who have no time to relax.
Sleepy Relaxation Gifts
Did you know that Americans average 17,600 minutes behind the wheel of a car every week? This equals out to approximately 12 days a year.
In contrast, Americans spend 6.8 hours in bed a night. That equals to over 103 days a year.
And yet, how many people do you know, yourself included, who spend thousands of dollars extra for comfort amenities to make your ride better? Cooled seats? Heated seats? Satellite radio?
At the same time, you or people you know may spend as little as necessary on the mattress, despite the fact that you spend over five times more on a mattress than you do in your bed. Plus, sleep matters.
This means one of the best gives you can give or contribute to is a great mattress. Always read a complete review of a mattress before you invest in one or look into helping someone else invest in one.
If you can’t afford to purchase a new mattress, then look at what goes on your mattress. Seek out a high-thread-count sheet or a luxurious pillowcase to go over a luxurious pillow.
Busy people struggle to just sit, so wearable relaxation works as a great gift for those who just can’t stop.
Start from the top and move down.
The Sunbeam Renue Microplush Tension Relief Neck and Shoulder Heating Wrap covers exactly what it says. Imagine a super soft, perfectly shaped, and somewhat weighted heating pad just for your neck and shoulders.
If cool is more your jam, then consider a cooling eye maks like the Sephora Collection Cucumber Eye Mask. This mask has cool, natural fibers infused with cucumber extract and aloe.
A good eye mask will make its user come out of a treatment looking more relaxed and refreshed with smoother skin and reduced puffiness.
There’s a reason children love jammies. And yet why are they the ones who get a hug every time they slip on their footies? Consider finding some comfy jammies for your busy friend or loved one such as HUE Women’s Deck Stripe Onesie.
To keep your busy friend relaxed, find some super-soft slippers. The Minnetonka Alpine Sheepskin Moccasin Slipper fits the bill perfectly with their cozy, ridiculously soft inside but walkable sole.
Smell and Ambiance That Relax
The right smell can cause a person’s shoulders to literally drop, their neck to relax, and their blood pressure to lower.
Consider scented candles to help your busy friend relax. After all, a busy person needs to just light a fire to release a smell that will melt your cares as fast as the fire melts the wax.
In particular, check out Trapp No. 25 Lavender de Provence 7-ounce Poured Candle, a clean-burning soy wax candle with a fresh-cut lavender smell.
Or for a more earthy smell, consider Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis Candle, which emits the scent of sun-warmed figs and delicate cassis mixed with touches of hyacinth and cedarwood.
Basically, envision paradise, and you’re there.
You do not have to light a fire to breathe in some relaxing scents. Sometimes you just need to get oily. Consider the holistic benefits of a 100% Pure Essential Oil Set.
If you purchase oils, then purchase a diffuser to go with them. Best of all, you can diffuse the oils anywhere–even at your super busy office. You may find yourself taking deep breaths, breathing in the scents that will lower your blood pressure and help you relax.
When you’re clean, you’re relaxed. Our world has found a way to combine hygiene with relaxation.
Bath bombs are the bomb. These smooth balls of love transform into fizzy, aromatic bath water that evaporates anxiety. Beauty by Earth Bath Bomb Gift Set has therapeutic fizz that blends mineral-rich Epsom and sea salt.
If the fizz freaks you out, you can always opt for bath salts such as Calming Lavender Mineral Bath Salt. These dead sea salts are full of nutrients that ease muscle tension with their rich, lavender scent.
If you just don’t like baths, then consider calming balm or lotions such as Natural Anxiety Relief Herbal Balm. This balm alleviates stress with its calming chamomile, lavender, and lemon combination.
Furniture for Relaxation
The way you arrange a room is the art of Feng Shui. Sometimes just moving furniture can relieve stress, and sometimes adding furniture that helps you destress will do the job.
For example, the Peace Yoga Zafu Meditation Cushion is a comfortable cushion filled with buckwheat. This cushion doubles as a sleep aid to support your neck and a yoga pose aid to help you hold those tough yoga poses.
If you want to step your bath time up a notch, consider a bath tray, a caddy that has adjustable arms, a smartphone slot, a wine glass holder, and a bookstand. some bath trays even come with a bath cushion.
If you need a full-body hug while chilling out and binge-watching Netflix, then consider a giant bean bag like the Jaxx 6-Foot Cocoon. The Cocoon is basically a giant bean bag that wraps around you as you rest.
If you know that a good acupuncture session would help you relax but the thought of dozens of needles freaks you out, look into an acupressure mat and pillow set. These tend to ease aches, pains, muscle tension while mimicking acupuncture.
If your feet take a beating or you just find a good foot massage relaxing, then look into a Heated Shiatsu Foot Massager. This particular massager has 18 deep-kneading nodes that target acupuncture points of the foot.
Palatable Relaxation Gifts
Sometimes just a steamy cup of tea will calm down a busy person. A Green Herbal Tea Set from Uncommon Goods can relax you and boost your health with its antioxidant properties. This particular loose leaf tea comes with nine herbs and in three varieties so you can create custom blends.
And there’s always chocolate. High quality, smooth, silky chocolate, at least for a chocolate lover, is a great fix for stress.
Know Your Busy Person
Whether you’re buying a gift for a busy person or you are a busy person, understanding the receiver helps you know which relaxation gifts work best.
Keep browsing our blog to find some great giveaways that will help you or your loved one relax even more.