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 21 relaxation gifts, including exciting new gadgets, for her, for him and for mom:
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 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.
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!).
3. Jane Inc. Lavender Eye Pillow
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 the Jane Inc. Lavender Eye Pillow.
The stressed out woman you’re shopping for will thank you for the dried lavender and flax seed filling.
The weight of the flax seeds means the mask contours to your eyes, with this light pressure shown to help reduce your heart rate.
It looks great too, made from silk and cotton and available in two different stylish prints.
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…
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!
6. Meditation for Relaxation: 60 Meditative Practices to Reduce Stress, Cultivate Calm, and Improve Sleep
Gift the benefits of meditation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
6. adagio teas glass teapot
Serve her a cup of 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.
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.
Still looking for gift inspiration?
We have a list of ideas for stressed out people that you can read here.