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Relaxation Gifts

43 Relaxation Gift Ideas: Help Them Relax and Unwind!

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Life has never been more hectic or unpredictable, so a relaxation gift will definitely be well received!

However finding the right one can be difficult, especially if you’re shopping for a man.

Take a look below at our list of 43 relaxation gifts, including exciting new gadgets and alternative treatments:

Best Relaxation Gifts

1. Foot Therapy Wood Soaking Tub

A traditional way to soothe your feet

Encourage your loved one to fill this tub with warm water and soothe their aching feet.

Using the handy wooden spoon, they can drop in the calming and relaxing blend of foot salts.

The indulgence doesn’t end there.

Once their feet are feeling suitably rested, they can dry them off with the soft towel and rub in the lavender shea butter cream.

What a wonderful way to gift someone a self-care routine!

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2. Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Add a spa-like touch to your shower

No matter how much we need to relax, sometimes it’s hard to find the time.

For example, you know your body would really benefit from a long soak in the bath, but you only have time for a shower.

Slip one of these aromatherapy steamers in the shower and you can get the relaxation of a bath while enjoying your morning rinse.

Blended with essential oils, including lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and grapefruit, the steamer fizzes in the corner of your shower, releasing beautiful scents.

You get a selection of six shower steamers that ship in lovely gift packaging and by all reports they smell great!

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3. Jade Tension Melting Face & Neck Massager

A beautiful tension-easing tool

Made from genuine jade, this handy massager glides across your face and neck to release tension.

With dual rollers you can target areas of discomfort, encouraging relaxation.

You can use it at room temperature, or keep it in the fridge for a cooling treatment.

Add it to your nightly skincare routine and it can help to boost your circulation and reduce puffiness.

Shoppers who purchased the roller remarked on the high quality, so you know you’re giving a present that will last.

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4. The Original Buddha Board Art Set

Master the art of letting go

This water painting board is a great way to help someone switch off from work after a busy day.

Based on the Zen idea of living in the moment, you use the bamboo water brush to create beautiful images on the board.

Suggested as a form of meditation, once the water dries, the board returns to its blank slate, a great way to learn how to let go and reset.

Practically the board comes with a sturdy stand, with room for storing water and grooves to hold the board and brush.

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5. Bliss Out Handmade Massage Oil Candle

Candle and heated massage oil - 2 gifts in 1!

Enjoying a massage can be a wonderful way to relax stressed-out muscles.

Light this three-wicked candle and after 15 minutes, you can blow it out then pour the melted wax onto your skin to enjoy a massage with heated oil.

Mixed with scents of ylang ylang, lemon, orange and rosemary, the candle is sure to smell incredible in the air and on your skin.

The ceramic jug holds enough oil for multiple sessions and can be used again, or for another purpose in the kitchen, when it has all been used up.

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6. Energizing Spa Gift Basket by Nurture by Nature Botanicals

The ultimate relaxation gift basket

This hamper from Nature Botanicals offers everything you could want in a relaxation gift basket.

Inside you’ll find six beauty products including a zesty hand cream, invigorating body scrub and a tub of energising eucalyptus bath salts.

You also get a bath bomb bar, soap and a mood boosting candle!

With a botanical print, the products look high quality and enticing for the recipient.

Also unlike other gift hampers, the items in this box are all full sized, plus they arrived in branded packaging, so perfect if you’re send a last-minute surprise.

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Gifts for Comfort and Relaxation

1. Compassion Blanket

Super soft blanket with gentle and kind words

Reading uplifting words is scientifically proven to relieve stress and reduce symptoms of anxiety.

This cozy companion from Wolf Creek Blanket takes that thinking and wraps it up in a cozy little package!

Available in six different colors, the blanket is covered in comforting words and phrases such as ‘Courage’, ‘Positive Energy’ and ‘Warm Hugs’.

It is sure to provide comfort to someone going through a challenging time, or just those that like cozy products. Plus it’s lightweight so ideal for any season.

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2. Kanjo Heat Therapy Acupressure Pillow

Acupressure therapy + heat!

We’ve included a number of products in our relaxation gift guide that allows users to enjoy the benefits of acupressure treatment (see the Aku Mat and Aku Ball below).

That’s because this style of massage encourages the body and mind to relax.

Take a look at the Kanjo Acupressure Pillow and you’ll notice that it contains a natural rubber hot bottle, creating heat that will enhance stress relief.

It’s also suggested that you could put cold water inside for a different kind of comforting treatment.

Plastic points on the 100% cotton and linen cover of the bottle allow you to apply pressure wherever you need it on your body.

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3. Lady McBath Bath Pillow

Lay back and relax in true comfort

Having a long and luxurious bath can be a great way to relax and unwind. However it can leave you with a sore neck if your head isn’t fully supported.

Wrap up the Lady McBath Bath Pillow and your loved one will know comfort like they’ve never known before!

Made from a 3D air mesh plush fabric, it’s soft and breathable with a knit pattern that will remind you of a cozy sweater!

Six powerful suction cups help to hold the pillow in place and the fact that it’s machine washable, makes it easy to keep it clean.

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4. The Comfy Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

An oversized blanket that you can wear

Why settle for snuggling up under a cozy blanket when you could be wearing it.

This wearable blanket is oversized with one size fitting all.

You can choose from so many different colors, prints and fabrics, so you can find the one that fits their personality perfectly.

Plus the quarter zip allows it to be taken on and off easily — a feature not typically available on copycat products.

Gift givers were so pleased with this wearable blanket that they just wished they’d also purchased one for themselves!

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5. Arlee Shaggy Fur Bedrest Lounger

A furry way to relax

There is no better way to relax than by simply lounging on your bed with a good book.

This furry bedrest lounger allows you to rest in true comfort, with your back nestled inside.

Grab the carry handle and you can position it just where you need it whether you’re reading or playing video games.

It’s kind on the planet too, as the lounger contains polyester fiber made from reprocessed plastic bottles.

Happy shoppers recognized that it was a perfect gift for both adults and kids, thanks to the size and super soft fabric.

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Relaxation Gifts for Her

1. Eccolo Relax, Breathe, Begin Again Mindfulness Journal

Write away the stresses of the day!

Practicing mindful behaviors can be a great way to relax and reduce anxiety.

The act of journaling itself can also help to promote relaxation — enjoy both benefits with a mindfulness journal.

The Eccolo Relax, Breathe, Begin Again Mindfulness Journal gives the recipient space to declutter her mind.

Inside the pastel colored pages you’ll find prompts to help you reflect on your day and hone greater self-awareness.

With a vegan faux leather cover and sewn binding, it’s beautiful quality that is sure to be treasured.

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2. Conair Waterfall Foot Pedicure Spa

An exfoliating, rejuvenating treat for the feet

You might be considering a foot massager if you’re looking for a relaxation gift…well now you can stop the search!

Conair Foot and Pedicure Spa with Flowing Waterfall has just about every feature you could need.

When you slip your feet inside you’ll instantly feel relief as warm water cascades over your feet.

On top of the machine there are two loofah discs for exfoliation and targeted nodes inside giving you an intense massage.

Bubbles and heat are part of the package, plus you get additional attachments so you can truly tailor your treatment.

The best part?

Toe touch controls so you can play with the settings without moving a muscle (apart from the ones in your toes!).

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3. Lavender Eye Pillow by Eye Pillow Vacation

Soothe her eyes with calming lavender

A lack of sleep and the everyday stresses of life can be hard on the eyes.

Give her eyes a little rest by popping on this lavender eye pillow from Eye Pillow Vacation.

The stressed out woman you’re shopping for will thank you for the lavender and organic flax seed filling.

Lavender has a whole host of benefits, including being wonderful for helping you get a good night’s sleep.

The weight of the flax seeds means the mask contours to your eyes, with this light pressure shown to help reduce your heart rate.

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4. Aku Mat

A spiky way to unwind…

Wrapping up a mat covered in metal spikes might not seem like a great way to help someone relax.

However acupressure therapy actually promotes muscle relaxation, and there’s no better way to enjoy it at home than with the Aku Mat.

Unlike competitor acupressure mats that have points made of plastic, the Aku Mat has high-grade metal spikes.

Lying back on these spikes triggers the release of endorphins, known as the ‘happy hormones’, evoking a deep sense of relaxation.

Want to know more about the mat (including whether it hurts)?

We wrote a detailed review of the Aku Mat that explores each feature, you can read it here.

Take a look further down if you like the sound of acupressure, as Aku have another innovative product…

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5. Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

Treat her to a deep tissue massage

Treating the woman you’re shopping for to a massage chair might be a stretch.

Add the Comfier Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager to your cart and she can turn any chair into a massage chair!

She’ll have so many different settings to choose from, including 2D and 3D Finger Pressure Shiatsu, air compression and various vibration functions.

Choose from full, upper or lower back then switch on the heat for a true spa-like experience.

The Spot massage function allows you to really pinpoint the source of your pain and work on it with ease.

Plus compared to other back massagers out there, shoppers feel it offers real bang the buck!

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6. Meditation for Relaxation: 60 Meditative Practices to Reduce Stress, Cultivate Calm, and Improve Sleep

Gift the benefits of meditation

Meditation is not only a wonderful way to relax, it can also help reduce symptoms of depression, improve your sleep and raise your self-esteem.

In this book from Adam O’Neill, the person you’re shopping for will be introduced to the fundamentals of the practice, including the history.

They’ll also get practical insights and a series of focused exercises, to help quieten their busy mind.

Fans of the book felt it was a great starting point that offered a variety of practices you could easily incorporate into your busy life.

It’s the ideal gift for both beginners and those passionate about meditation that want to learn more about the practice.

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7. Clever Yoga Set - 7-Piece Yoga Kit

Everything you could need to start practicing yoga

Buying a relaxation gift doesn’t have to mean choosing something like a book or candle.

Instead why not encourage your loved one to try yoga?

Yoga has so many advantages for your health and wellbeing. It can reduce stress, improve mental clarity and help treat the symptoms of anxiety.

This 7-piece kit from Clever Yoga has everything you could need to get started with the practice, including a yoga mat and towel.

It also includes supportive yoga blocks that can be used for practicing restorative yoga.

Restorative yoga involves moving through postures more slowly, supporting your body to encourage deep relaxation.

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8. Whispering Willow Tranquil Gray Lavender Neck Wrap

Microwavable neck wrap filled with lavender

You’ll notice a number of products on our list include lavender — it’s no wonder when we consider how amazing it can be for calming an overactive nervous system.

Treat the special woman in your life to this lavender-filled neck wrap from Whispering Willow.

Pop it into the microwave for just one minute and heat the organic lavender flowers and flax seed.

Made from a 100% cotton flannel material, it will feel soothing on a sore neck or simply just help someone unwind.

Choose from four different colors – Tranquil Gray, Deep Blue, Cool Mint and Serene Blue.

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Relaxation Gifts for Him

1. Dodow Sleep Light

Calm his mind for a great night’s sleep

Buying relaxation gifts for men is tricky, but this is one he’s sure to thank you for!

Pop the Dodow sleep light at your bedside and the manufacturers are confident you’ll fall asleep faster.

The Dodow projects a blue light onto the ceiling.

You focus on this light as you’re trying to fall asleep, breathing in and out as the light beam expands and retracts.

Focusing on the light in this way gradually slows your breathing and relaxes your mind, meaning your body is ready for sleep.

Compared to other sleep lights which look quite feminine, this has a simple design which won’t look out of place next to his other tech.

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2. Aku Ball

Acupressure therapy in the palm of your hand

Swap a stress ball for the Aku Ball and you’ll enjoy instant relaxation!

Covered in 656 high-grade metal spikes, the ball is great for the hands but can also be rolled anywhere on the body.

Like the Aku Mat featured above, the Aku Ball uses acupressure therapy to increase blood flow and improve circulation.

After testing the Aku Ball and reviewing it in detail, we found it to be highly effective for neck pain.

Those who regularly use the ball appreciate that it can distract your mind when you need it, and be seriously soothing for your hands.

Looking for a gift for a man who works from home? He’ll thank you for this one!

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3. TheraOne Soothe CBD Massage Oil

Wrap up the benefits of CBD

More and more people are discovering how powerful CBD can be for anxiety disorders.

If the man in your life needs to unwind then a massage with the TheraOne Soothe CBD Massage Oil might just do the trick.

There are many CBD oils on the market, however Therabody use all-natural certified organic ingredients and full-spectrum hemp oil in their products.

This means you get all the potency the hemp plant has to offer!

You can also use the TheraOne Soothe CBD Oil with their range of massage guns as part of your own Theragun recovery routine.

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4. The Shift

A pendant to help him breathe easier

The Shift pendant looks like a little whistle that you can wear around your neck discreetly.

Blowing into it helps to control your breathing, slowing your heartbeat and decreasing stress hormones.

More than a piece of tech, it simply reminds you to breathe when you most need it, creating the perfect 8-10 second (whisper quiet!) exhale.

Where did the idea come from?

The Shift is inspired by Komuso Monks in 17th century Japan, who used flutes as a method of attaining enlightenment.

It’s not just for men either, they also create a device for women that comes with a more delicate chain.

Owners of the pendant love how it helps recenter their thoughts, reduce anxiety and even treat chronic headaches.

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5. Comfier Head Massager

Relaxation that goes deep into the scalp!

After a stressful day, imagine coming home to a deep and intense scalp massage.

Give someone the gift of the Comfier Head Massager and they’ll get exactly that.

With 68 nodes it delivers a soothing massage, relieving stress and helping to improve circulation.

You get the choice of two massage speeds, a vibration setting, plus it’s waterproof so you can use it in the shower, too!

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6. The Squeeze Aromatherapy Therapy Dough Clary Sage

A little ball of stress relief

Clary sage helps to calm the mind and reduce symptoms of anxiety.

Amazingly it’s also been found to be a natural antidepressant and have antibacterial properties.

The Squeeze have taken all clary sage’s healing powers and ‘squeezed’ it into a little pot of dough.

You can carry it with you to play with (and smell!) whenever you need a moment to relax and unwind.

Containing 100% clary sage essential oil blended with mediterranean sea salt and olive oil, it’s perfectly portable aromatherapy!

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7. Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine

A foot massager ideal for an avid runner or cyclist!

If there was a foot massager made for him, it would have to be the Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine.

Set at a 90 degree angle, this device allows you to enjoy a more natural seated position, leaning backwards into your chair rather than sitting upright.

This means that both your feet and your calves can enjoy the treatment — ideal if your loved one is a runner, outdoorsman or cyclist.

With air compression, heat and vibration available, all settings are completely customizable, so he’s in control!

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Relaxation Gifts for Mom

1. iReliev Weighted Heating Pad

Experience the full warmth of this cosy heat pad

Mom deserves a little ‘me’ time, so let her relax under the iReliev weighted heating pad.

When you’re using a heating pad, sometimes it can be difficult to apply the pressure you need.

iReliev have added weights to their design to allow you to feel the full warmth wherever you’re treating on your body.

The size of the pad (24” x 12”) means you get great coverage, and the weight is scientifically proven to help reduce stress hormones within the body.

Made with plush microfibers and heating up in seconds, it’s the perfect gift if mom suffers with any kind of neck or back pain.

You get an easy to use controller with three heat therapy settings, and it can be detached from the mat, making it easier to tailor your treatment.

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2. Himalayan Pink Salt Diffuser

Bask in the therapeutic light

Improve the air quality in mom’s home by wrapping up this beautiful Himalayan Pink Salt Diffuser.

Not only will it look wonderful on display, but there is some evidence to suggest that it can improve the air quality in your home.

That’s because the chamber contains raw Himalayan salt crystals mined from the mountains of Pakistan that provide natural air ionization.

It’s also a diffuser, misting essential oils into the air, creating a beautiful relaxing scent.

It ships with 10 therapeutic grade essential oils including jasmine, lavender and eucalyptus.

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3. Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Turn mom’s bathtub into a spa-like experience

Sink into a relaxing bath with all your essentials close at hand on your luxury caddy tray.

Made from bamboo wood, it has slots for your book, phone, tablet, wine glass and of course all your bath and spa accessories.

It’s extendable by up to 43 inches and has silicone grips so it should fit comfortable on most standard baths.

Mom will love how she can watch her favorite show while enjoying a hot bath — is there any better way to unwind?

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4. 52 Self Care Affirmation Cards

A deck of self-care inspiration!

Sometimes mom needs a little reminder to just slow down and take some time for herself.

Let her unwrap this deck of 52 Self Care Affirmation cards and she’ll have a wealth of ideas for how to get her daily dose of self-care.

Created by a team of mental health professionals, the cards encourage you to develop a relaxed and positive state of mind.

On the cards you’ll find a mix of positive affirmations, inspirational mantras and thought-provoking questions to help you practice self love.

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5. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

A small but powerful massage cushion

Though just 13 inches long, the Zyllion pillow massager has some serious power.

With four deep-kneading shiatsu nodes that change direction every minute, it mimics the hands of a real masseuse.

Made from 100% vegan leather, it can be easily attached to any chair using the adjustable straps.

Plus it’s perfectly portable, so mom can throw it in her bag for use in the office or while on vacation.

It’s a great gift if mom is struggling with back pain as it fits neatly into your lower back!

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6. adagio teas glass teapot

Serve her a cup of relaxation

There are a number of herbal teas that are great for reducing anxiety, helping you sleep and promoting relaxation.

Add a little flair to mom’s teatime by treating her to this stylish glass teapot from adagio teas.

With a large stainless-steel infuser and room for five cups there is plenty of space for the tea to infuse.

Why not also add a box of chamomile tea bags to your cart?

Chamomile can be beneficial to your health in many ways, including triggering a relaxation response in your body.

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7. iReliev Hand & Wrist Massager

Give her busy hands a break!

There’s no-one busier than a multi-tasking mum!

Gift her this iReliev Hand and Wrist Massager and she can slip her hands inside and receive a soothing massage.

Inside the device ‘air bladders’ inflate and deflate to deliver a compression massage that can ease aches and pains in the hands and wrists.

You also get two different massage settings, as well as heat for a little extra indulgence!

Working on the principles of acupressure therapy, the unit has been designed to target specific reflexology points for the ultimate relaxing experience.

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Relaxing Gifts for Friends

1. Gintao Electric Heated Foot Warmers

An exciting alternative to slippers

Slippers are always a welcome relaxing gift, but why not go one step further and treat someone to an electric foot warmer.

Plug in this cozy little pad (it heats up quickly!) and you can simply slip your feet inside.

With three different heat settings you can adjust it to the perfect level, plus an auto shut-off option ensures it doesn’t get too hot.

Extra-large in size, it will fit feet of all sizes, and could be perfect for your friend to slip under their desk on a chilly day at the office.

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2. Relaxing Moon Lamp

Warm and comforting night light

If you have a friend that you love to the moon and back again, then why not show them.

The shape and texture of the lamp is a 3D printing of the moon’s surface.

You can use it to create a warming glow in your room or choose from 16 different colors to set a unique ambience.

Complete with a remote control, it can be adjusted from your bed without having to move a muscle.

Plus it includes a rechargeable battery so no need to have unsightly wires.

Purchasers loved the warmth of the light and how the texture gives such a realistic image of the moon.

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3. Heart Bouquet Puzzle

A beautiful way to distract a busy mind

This beautiful large heart bouquet puzzle is a truly stunning gift for a friend.

It might not have been what you had in mind when shopping for a relaxation gift, however it’s such a good way to enjoy unplugged relaxation.

Completing jigsaw puzzles has also been shown to help improve your short-term memory and boost your problem solving skills.

With 634 pieces, you don’t need to be a hardened jigsaw puzzler to enjoy it.

Those who gave the Heart Bouquet Puzzle as a gift reported thrilled recipients, who got to work straight away!

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4. Heart of Hope Lavender Warming Pillow

A perfect gift for a big-hearted friend

Another way to gift someone the relaxing health advantages of lavender, is with this Heart of Hope Lavender Warming Pillow.

Made from 100% cotton it’s filled with natural flaxseed, buckwheat hulls and dried lavender.

You can heat the heart in the microwave for a warming sensation or alternatively place it in the freezer then use it to cool you down.

People described it as being the perfect size, appreciating the soft and cuddly texture.

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5. Relaxound Zwitscherbox

Enjoy woodland sounds throughout a busy day

In a stressful and chaotic world it can sometimes be challenging to find a place to relax.

The Zwitscherbox is designed to create that place of calm. Simply attach it to your wall and the motion sensor will be activated as you walk by.

When activated it will play the sound of chirping birds to make you instantly feel like you’re taking a peaceful walk in the woods.

After two minutes the sound will gently fade out so you can mentally ease back into your day.

Made from maple wood, it will fit seamlessly into any home and act as a real talking point.

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Relaxing Gift Ideas for the Overworked

1. Soothing Aloe Gift Set

A gift that will grow right in front of their eyes

Aloe vera has so many health benefits, so what better plant to grow on the desk of someone who needs a break.

You get everything you need in this gift set to grow a thriving succulent including a vibrant bamboo planter and detailed instructions.

Plus it takes just 28 days to start to see the results of your efforts.

To further encourage relaxation, the gift set also comes with a lemongrass and clary sage diffuser.

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2. Dyna-Living Indoor Desktop Fountain

A soothing addition to their desktop

The soothing sound of running water could be a great addition to the desk of a stressed-out person who works at home.

With a quiet pump, it gently creates a fountain that will be mesmerizing for a busy mind.

Inside the fountain you’ll notice a color LED rolling ball which can further add to the relaxing ambience.

Available in a range of different styles, it is small and compact so won’t take up too much room in their workspace.

People loved how the sound of the fountain was soothing but not too loud, perfect for setting the scene for yoga or meditation.

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3. Belovedone Eye Massager

Give their tired eyes a rest

Overworking can be really hard on your eyes, leaving them feeling tired and strained.

Put on this eye massager and you’ll enjoy a vibration eye massage, plus heat for that extra level of comfort.

Made from a soft fabric it fits gently on the face and has simple-to-use controls.

Built-in soft music adds to the relaxation, or use the Bluetooth connection to link to your own playlists.

The manufacturer recommends wearing it 15 minutes before bed to enjoy a deeper and more satisfying sleep.

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4. Finger Tracing Meditation Mug

Meditate with your morning coffee

A great new mug is always a welcome gift, especially for someone feeling a little overworked.

Handmade by potters in Wisconsin, it features a simple labyrinth pattern that looks stunning.

However though it looks simple, it actually has a secret use…

Labyrinths in this coiling shape has been used for centuries as a form of meditation.

As they sip a morning coffee they can run their finger along the pattern and have a moment of meditation ahead of a busy day.

Owners of the cup loved the large size, perfect for a large coffee to start the day.

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5. A fun and playful way to unwind

A fun and playful way to unwind

Lego isn’t just great for kids, they have so many kits perfect for adults, too — including this set from the Lego Botanicals collection.

This mini succulents building set will offer a great mini project and be a way to avoid hours of mindless scrolling.

Featuring 771 individual pieces, you build nine individual plants that reflect the genuine shapes and colors of the succulents.

Not only that, but once complete it will make an attractive addition to any working area.

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Laura Smith

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Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.