The Best Anxiety Care Package Ideas
Sending useful presents and gifts by post has become commonplace in the last few years and since the pandemic, the rise in online gift-giving has risen to new heights. Receiving presents at any time is hugely pleasurable but an anxiety care package is more meaningful because when they are well thought out they can help the receivers mental health.
Anxiety is debilitating for many at the best of times but when you are unable to mix with others and have limited access to mental health support gifts that help anxiety can make all the difference. This is why we have curated a list of anxiety care package ideas to help.
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Items That Help With Anxiety
We have many years of experience in working with anxiety sufferers and know exactly what gifts may help or be useful so we thought it would be useful to collate a list.
These anxiety reduction gifts can be sent individually or as part of a gift basket to the ones you love. This is why we have added items at all price points. Mix and match the products as you see fit to create your own personalised anxiety care package.
There is nothing more comforting than receiving a gift box filled with helpful items to reduce stress and worry. A self-care package can be a lifeline to those in need and are usually highly appreciated.
So what should you choose? Well here are our favourite presents that can make a big difference.
Anxiety Comfort Items
An anxiety care package should include something that is comforting and that makes the receiver feel safe or secure. Our number one choice for anyone with an anxiety disorder is a weighted blanket.
Weighted blankets for anxiety are becoming huge sellers. The weight of the blanket makes the person using it feel like they are receiving a warm hug and they are shown to reduce feelings of stress. They are also lovely and warm which means they are excellent in cold weather and they help to improve sleep.
Our weighted blanket guide can assist you in learning more about how they can help. Our favourite includes this Quility Weighted Blanket for Adults With Removeable Cover. This comes in a huge array of sizes and thousands of positive five-star reviews.
If you can’t quite stretch to the cost of a weighted blanket then there are some amazing throws and blankets out there in the market at a very reasonable price. We love this Chanasya Positive Thoughts Blanket which has words such as huge, positive and healing printed on it. What a way to make someone feel cared about. It also comes in 10 different colours so there should be a shade to suit anyone’s decor.
While we are talking about items that can make you feel warm and cosy we should discuss hot water bottles. Very simply the heat helps muscles to relax and that in turn assists in lowering stress or anxious feelings. There are some amazing hot water bottle designs on the market at the moment including this Thermotherapy Large Hot Water Bottle that is covered in a gorgeous faux fur cover.
When you convey how much someone means to you in words it can be hugely comforting. This is why we have included this Kauza Wall Plaque in our list. Putting this in an anxiety care package really conveys your feelings and how much you care.
When you have anxiety you tend to be hyper-vigilant or on edge a lot of the time as the mind prepares itself for something bad to happen (even when there is no danger). Helping people to calm down this response is important as by dampening stressful feelings start to reduce allowing the anxiety sufferer to feel calmer and more in control. The following gifts work well in an anxiety care package or self-care kit because they help promote peaceful feelings.
This Thena Muscle Soak for Relaxation and Stress Relief is a great product to use in the bath. It contains peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils to relieve muscle tension and thyme, rosemary and clary sage to create calm. Such a simple idea but a perfect anxiety-relieving gift.
We are a big fan of essential oil bracelets and have a blog post discussing the very best ones that you can buy and why. This Essential Oil Aromatherapy Bracelet is one of the markets bestsellers and comes with a lovely rose gold coloured strap. Just get your friend or family member to put in their favourite calming oil scent into the felt pad and the aroma will be with them all day.
All of us respond differently to products depending on our preferred senses. Some people with anxiety will need items to smell, others will want items to touch and so on. This Homedics Relaxation Indoor Table Fountain is perfect for those who need to hear relaxing sounds.
This is such a simple yet effective idea. Just fill the basin with water and start the pump to circulate the water. You will then hear the trickling sound of water gently flowing over the 3 tiered waterfalls.
This Little Jar of Happy is also the perfect gift to place in an anxiety care package. The jar contains 30 slips of paper each with a positive and happy quote about friendship on it. The person who is receiving the gift gets to pick a thoughtful message from the jar every day to help them feel loved as well as to calm and relax them.
Our anxiety reduction self-hypnosis downloads are also perfect for meditation and creating a sense of calm and tranquillity. Our audios help with everything from generalised anxiety to panic attacks and relaxation. Our mp3 anxiety downloads program has five audios in total which can help the mind to switch off and relax.
Anxiety Gift Basket
So what else can you include in an anxiety gift basket? Well, how about a journal to help? When a person journals their feelings it can help them to gain insights into their life and assists in creating positive change. This particular journal is probably not suitable for someone who is easily offended but makes a perfect anti-anxiety present for a friend who loves to laugh.
The name alone is enough to raise a smile. Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life is a bestseller in this genre. There are plenty of happy customers who want to forget negative thoughts and just move on in their life and this journal can help them.
For those of a more sensitive disposition, we can recommend this No Worries Journal to help reduce anxiety and stress. This has daily journal pages, self-care ideas, information on mindfulness as well as habit trackers and fear setting exercises. It is perfect to place in an anxiety care package and is a great thoughtful gift.
RediCalm is a natural supplement designed to help anxiety. In particular, it has ingredients that help to boost GABA and serotonin which are supposed to help you feel calm but not so much that you start to feel drowsy. Add this to any anxiety kit for adults to help them regain their ability to relax.
Anxiety Kit for Adults
Whilst creating an anxiety care package thinking about different sensory experiences may be useful. For example, nature sounds are great at helping to promote calming feelings and help people to tune out background noise that might put them on edge.
This Relaxing Nature Sounds 4 CD set is the perfect example of an anti-anxiety gift that can be used time and time again. This particular cd has sounds of a mountain stream, calming ocean waves, rain and a tranquil guitar. There are other CDs in the series that you can also look at that have thunderstorms and songbirds. Just choose a favourite and add it to your care package.
Adult Colouring Books are now huge bestsellers as people have started to realise how they are perfect and cheap items to help you take your mind off worry and stress. Choosing the right colours to decorate the designs is half the fun and whilst a person is focused on their creations they aren’t thinking about their anxiety. This particular colouring book has over 60 designs to keep the gift receiver happy and busy.
An essential oil diffuser is a great way of creating a calming scent in a home. VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser and Oils is one of the best on the market and has a huge number of positive reviews. This particular set has the upgraded version of the diffuser as well as 6 essential oils that can be used with it. It also looks way more expensive than it actually is which is why it makes a great anxiety gift.
Desktop Diffusers are also a smaller alternative and great for people who have problems with stress at work. As more and more of us are working from home it makes sense to buy friends and family presents that will create a calming workspace.
The Vitruvi Stone Diffuser is one of the best looking on the market and screams luxury living whilst being understated (that is hard to do). This is the perfect item to give in an anxiety care package.
Relaxation Gift Sets
If you haven’t got the time to create your own anxiety care package there are some great ones out there that are already done for you. As an example, this AyaZen Relaxation Gift Set for women comes with a lavender eye pillow, lavender spray a lavender sachet and a chakra bracelet.
If you weren’t aware Lavender is a great product to help ease anxiety. You can read more about lavender and its anxiety-reducing properties in our blog on the topic.
This Spa Set and Relaxation Set is also another great gift. Many of our clients with anxiety don’t use self-care enough which is really important when you are trying to reduce anxiety. Taking time out to relax and indulge yourself may seem to many a waste of their time but it is in fact vital for your well-being.
This Luxury Bath and Candle Set is another relaxation gift that promotes self-care and taking time out. First of all, it comes beautifully packaged so you won’t need to do anything additional to it. Secondly, this relaxation kit is great if you are looking for something to help and assist a friend or family members sleep.
The kit includes a bath bomb, a scented candle, a chamomile and lavender mist spray as well as an eye mask. This is everything a person needs to help them wind down after the end of a busy day, relax and get a good nights sleep.
Anxiety Survival Kit
The Little Book of Calm has sold over 2 million copies so it must be helping! This is a great item to place in an anxiety care package. It doesn’t cost the earth but it is full of wisdom and advice to reduce stress and anxiety. Even better it is small which means you can pop it in a pocket or bag and take it with you to use when you need it.
Mindfulness is one of the best mental health practices that the medical profession use to help people with anxiety. Learning to calm the mind and focus on the present rather than worrying about the future or fretting about the past is important. These Mindfulness Cards are a great anxiety relief present because they are full of prompts and exercises to help reduce anxiety and create feelings of happiness and well-being.
Bach Rescue Remedy Drops are a natural homoeopathic remedy for stress relief and are perfect for adding to an anxiety gift box. All the receiver needs to do is use the dropper and place four drops onto the tongue and remedy can start to do its work.
Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea is another great small gift that you can place in an anxiety care package. Tea that helps to encourage sleep and aids relaxation is going to be really helpful when it comes to anxiety. This tea helps you to find tranquillity withs its blend containing cinnamon carob pod and sarsaparilla
Fidget spinners were a huge hit with kids but what about adults. Surely they could get a benefit from something similar? Well this Rose Gold ONO Roller does a similar job but looks far more stylish. All you need to do is move the rollers in your hand and it helps to create a calming effect. This is also great to use to stop bad habits or nervous tapping or phone use.
Finally, we wanted to include the Dodow Sleep Device which has such a simple premise but works great for people who suffer from insomnia because of anxiety. It is a metronome system that uses a light that shines on the ceiling. The light pulses and the idea is that you lie in bed and breathe in and out when the line gets smaller and larger.
What the Dodow does is moves speed to get slower so that it lulls you into a deep sleep. It has two modes which either last for 8 minutes or 20 minutes and for most people it helps them fall asleep much quicker than normal. This is a great gadget that is brilliant for minds that find it hard to switch off.
Anxiety Self-Care Gifts
We hope we have given you plenty of ideas that you can use if you want to send an anxiety care package. Pick just one of the items or create an anxiety gift box to send to your loved ones to show how much you care. Remember your anxiety presents could make a huge difference in their mental health and mood.
For more in-depth help we have an anxiety self-help course which includes information on how to lower anxiety naturally. This can be used in conjunction with our anxiety printables and self-hypnosis downloads.
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