Relaxing Gift Ideas For The Overworked
If you know someone who is overwhelmed and overworked then our stress relief gifts list should be helpful. Our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked are designed to help promote feelings of calm and deep relaxation.
There is nothing worse than being constantly on the go and not having enough time for self-care and rest. Our gift suggestions are designed to help people unwind after a stressful day and to assist in reducing stress.
Too much stress and overwhelm can take their toll on our mental health so it makes sense to practice stress relief before problems get out of hand. Prolonged stress can create problems with anxiety and depression so it makes sense to nip them in the bud. Hopefully, our stress relief gift ideas will give you solutions to help the people in your life.
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Gifts for Overworked Moms
Let’s start our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked by looking at a set of present solutions for moms. Moms are often overworked as they are constantly on the go. They are trying to run a house, go to work and look after a family all at the same time. Give them some much-needed rest and stress soothing solutions to help them stay calm and relaxed.
Lavender pillow Spray for Sleep and Stress Reduction
Aromatherapy is always a good solution when it comes to stress reduction and helping the mind to switch off. One of our favourite aromatherapy aromas is lavender oil because of its ability to help people to destress and unwind.
This Victoria’s Lavender Pillow and Linen Spray is a great solution to put on any stress relief gifts list because it is a brilliant price and is a product that most people wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.
This particular lavender pillow spray is made from 100% pure and natural lavender essential oil making it a great high-quality product. It is also really simple to use. All your mom needs to do is spray the lavender spray on her pillows and bed linen and allow the product to help her mind relax so it is easier to fall asleep. An added bonus is that this particular lavender product hasn’t been tested on animals.
Essential Oil Diffuser for Stress Relief
We love essential oil diffusers because they use the power of aromatherapy and essential oils to help your general well-being. They are a great way to spread calming scents around a home or office space which can help your state of mind.
Our particular favourite is the Vitruvi Essential Oil Stone Diffuser because it looks so stylish. This essential oil diffuser comes in five different colours so it should be easy to find a shade that appeals to your mom. It also has an eight hour run time which means it will fill a room with a calming scent for most of a day without needing to refill it.
We also have a guide to the best desktop diffusers if your mom spends a good portion of her day at work. There are some great models on the market that can either help to calm or lift the spirit.
Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace or Bracelet
Once upon a time aromatherapy and essential oil were primarily used in lotions, bath products or diffusers but now manufacturers have found a way to place aromas in jewellery as well.
This QUANTHOR EMF Protection Necklace with Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser works in a really simple way. The necklace opens up and inside you can place one of the coloured pads. Your mom’s favourite essential oil can be placed on the pad and the aroma will follow her around all day.
This is a great way to make sure that a relaxing fragrance is always present to help soothe and calm any frayed nerves. This particular necklace has an added bonus as it also is an EMF protector for cellphones and laptops.
Spa Day Gifts for Relaxation
Last but not least in our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked mom is a spa day gift voucher. If your mom is a lover of pampering and taking time out to relax this could be the perfect present.
There are plenty of companies that offer experience days or spa gift vouchers. Find one that offers services near you and get that for your mom. What’s not to love about being waited on hand and foot whilst getting relaxing body treatments?
Clothing to Relax In
If you are looking for relaxing gifts for the overworked then this next present would be brilliant for someone with a winter birthday or as a Christmas present.
The Comfy is a wearable blanket that is made from microfiber and sherpa and is a great product to help anyone stay warm and cosy. This can be worn when you are relaxing on a couch, at a sporting event or even as you work, just turn off the webcam.
This is the ultimate in clothing to relax in and is the perfect gift to help someone chill out. Oh, and it comes in a number of different colours as well which means you can easily find a shade to suit the mom in your life.
Gifts for Overworked Dads
Our relaxing gifts for the overworked also have to include dads. They are just as likely to be juggling their jobs and family as moms and their stress needs to be addressed as well. So what stress relief gifts would work for them? Well here are some of our favourites.
Massage Guns for Stress Relief
When you are stressed and tense it can lead to sore muscles, pain in the body and also headaches. Once upon a time that would have called for a trip to an Osteopath, Physio or even a doctor but lately new tech solutions have created some great massager devices that can be used at home.
If you are looking for a massager as a present you are going to see they come in all shapes and sizes. You can buy a massager that wraps about a persons neck and shoulders, a massager that is compact and deals with small areas at a time or you can buy one of the very latest gadgets a massage gun.
If you are looking for a massager device that really hits the spot then a massage gun is perfect. This Cholas massage gun offers deep tissue massage that is next level. It has 30 different speeds and 10 different massage heads that can get to work relaxing parts of the body that your dad didn’t even know was tense.
Another great gift for stress relief that doesn’t break the bank is a relaxing tea blend to help the mind switch off.
If you have a dad who is a tea lover then there are tea blends out there that do everything from calming the nerves to helping you get a good nights sleep. The key is finding a blend of flavours that tastes divine and is also soothing.
Bigelow Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea Bags are caffeine-free and are hugely popular. This particular tea blend has been specially designed to help you get to sleep. They are flavoured with sweet chamomile flowers and mint and are calming and relaxing.
If that doesn’t suit the dad in your life they have a huge range of other teas for him to try. Remember that even sitting down to have a cup of tea is in itself a relaxing activity so even traditional teas can still help with stress reduction.
Stress Relieving Sleep Headphones Mask
There isn’t a stressed person in the country who doesn’t crave a good nights sleep. This is why this Sleep Headphones Mask that uses Bluetooth wireless makes our stress relief gifts list.
Let your dad pop this on at bedtime and they can listen to their music or meditations without the need for headphones with wires. This device only takes 1-2 hours to charge and plays for 8-10 hours.
The other advantage of the mask is that it totally blocks out light which is great for helping people to fall asleep faster. This relaxation gift is also totally portable meaning it can be used when travelling such as on a plane or in a hotel.
Foot Massage Roller for Stress Relief
We love this Dual Foot Massager Roller which helps you to use Shiatsu massage to help foot pain, plantar fasciitis and to reduce stress.
This particular massager has ten wooden roller bars in a gear design that are positioned to help stimulate the acupressure points on the soles. By running your feet over the roller you can help to relieve foot pain, improve blood flow and help relax the foot.
You can use the device in one of two ways. Either you place your foot on the massager and hold it before releasing or alternatively your roll your feet backwards and forwards on the device. The great thing about this foot massage device is that you can use it at your desk or when you are watching TV so it doesn’t take much effort to get a benefit. This is why we felt it was perfect for our relaxing gifts for the overworked list.
Finally, we had to include this fun stress relief gift to our selection as who wouldn’t want a Tech Tools Stress Buster Desktop Punching Bag for their desk?
Sometimes the only way you can really vent that built up stress is by whacking something and this desktop punchbag is the perfect solution.
Just attach the item to a desk and give it a hit. This is a resilient little device that just springs right back. It even comes with an air pump so it can stay inflated.
Just keep on whacking until finally you have got everything out of your system and you feel calm again. Just a great stress reliever toy that’s fun to use.
Foot Massager Machines for Tired Feet
If your dad is on their feet all day long then the perfect gift might just be a foot massage machine. There is nothing better to soothe stressed feet and help deep relaxation after a long hard day.
One of the most popular machines is the Renpho Foot Massager with Heat. This brand believes that if you massage the feet you also relax the whole body and that is very true. Helping to relax tired muscles with a shiatsu foot massage helps to loosen up the rest of the body as well.
This machine comes with a rotation ball, rolling stick and heat as well. There are 3 different intensities for kneading and another 3 for squeezing. The machine fits anyone with a shoe size up to 12.
Gifts for Overworked Friends
Relaxing gifs for the overworked don’t just encompass family members but friends as well. Here are a few stress relief gifts that would be brilliant for the people you are close to.
Weighted Blanket for Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Weighted blankets are one of the newest ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Originally used as a sensory blanket for adults these are now becoming commonplace in many homes.
The idea behind a weighted blanket is that the glass beads within the blanket help to create a feeling of heaviness when you have it on you. This heavy feeling is calming and almost acts like a warm hug to calm you down.
The YNM Weighted Blanket is a great design and comes in a dark grey and has premium glass beads. All you need to do to get the correct one is to find one that suits your friend’s body size. Read our weighted blanket guide for anxiety to choose the right weight.
Yoga Stress Relief Gifts
Everyone knows that yoga is a great exercise for calming the mind, relaxing the body as well as stretching sore tired muscles to increase flexibility. This is why yoga stress relief gifts might be the perfect gift for someone who loves to exercise but without doing the high impact training. Relaxing gift ideas for the overworked can be passive but sometimes it’s good to encourage exercise to help reduce stress.
If you have a friend who is looking to start this practice to unwind then a Yoga Starter Kit for Beginners would make a great gift. This particular set comes with a mat, two foam blocks, a yoga strap, yoga towels and a carry bag.
Calming Body Lotion for Stress Reduction
Essential oils and aromatherapy also can be found in products such as this Bath and Body Works Lavender Body Lotion.
Pampering and self-care products are great for encouraging friends to unwind and they help to make that easier by calming the mind and body.
A body lotion is something that can be used every day and this particular version can be used to promote tranquillity which is great for a good nights sleep.
If you have never heard of shower steamers expect them to be the next big thing. we all know about bath bombs which we’ll talk about later but shower steamers are the very latest wellness product that can be used every day.
Shower steamer tablets are such a simple way to utilise the power of aromatherapy in order to relax. All someone needs to do is place one or two tablets on the floor of the shower just non the edge of the water stream and they start to do their magic. As the water begins to dissolve them they release a wonderful aroma that fills the shower.
Now of course you can choose steamers that give off an uplifting scent to wake you up or in the case of stress relief gifts a fragrance such as lavender to help you under after a long day.
These Home Spa Lavender Shower Steamer Bombs are the perfect calming gift and they won’t break the budget either.
Gifts for Overworked Employees
If you are a manager or boss of a company then looking after your employees means that they are going to be happier and healthier which can only be a good thing. Relaxing gift ideas for the overworked employee should always include a present of extra time off when needed. If someone is going through a hard time or who has worked especially hard for you it is important to recognise that they may need a break. Giving them some additional time off will always be appreciated.
Relaxation Kits for Employees
If you are looking for some simpler relaxing gift ideas for the overworked then a relaxation kit is always a useful present. This particular Luxury Pamper and Relaxation set includes a large bath bomb, an essential oil scented candle, chamomile and lavender mist spray and an eye mask.
This is a great calming gift set that is perfect for employees who need to be reminded to slow down and relax. It also encourages more restful sleep which is important for anyone who brings their work home with them and finds it difficult to switch off.
Mindfulness Cards for Relaxation and Stress Reduction
Mindfulness cards are also a great product to give people working for you as they encourage people to focus on the present rather than feeling anxious about the future. Our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked had to include mindfulness because of its importance as a mental health tool.
The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be practised just about anywhere including the workplace. Mindfulness cards are a great tool to help staff practice exercises to help their minds switch off and stop worrying.
This set of Mindfulness cards has an inspiring phrase on the front of the card and an exercise on the back. The cards are divided into categories including rest and balance, insight and awareness, curiosity and joy and kindness.
Each card includes an inspiring phrase on the front and a bite-size mindfulness exercise on the back. Users can draw one card to form an intention for the day, pull several for a more complex reading, or display around the home or office as inspiring mantras. There are 50 to choose from so plenty to keep staff occupied on their wellness.
Gifts for Overworked Students
Obviously, we couldn’t forget students when it came to finding relaxing gift ideas for the overworked. Working hard studying for long hours can take its toll so finding ways to switch off is really important.
Here are some really simple stress relief gifts that are perfect for a student who needs to relax and unwind.
Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief
Adult coloring is a huge growth area in wellness and wellbeing. There is something about using a coloring book that reminds us of simpler times in childhood where all we had to do was sit down and use pencils or crayons to blend pretty colours onto a design.
A colouring book is a great way to help switch the mind off and focus on nothing but patterns and shapes. Some of the latest editions of these books involve sophisticated designs which take time to complete and give a sense of accomplishment when they are finished.
This Adult Coloring Book has 55 designs of everything from animals to patterns to mandalas and more. Buy one for an overworked student and allow them to engage their creative side of the mind which is great for helping their mental health.
Bath Bombs for Relaxation
We’ve mentioned shower steamers but let’s not forget the bath bombs that started the craze of using aromatherapy in the bathroom.
A bath bomb or even better a bath bomb set is a fun way of unwinding at night after a long hard day. They come in a huge range of colours and there are tons of aromas to choose from. Plus some even have glitter, petals or other hidden extras inside to create excitement.
A lavender bath bomb placed in a hot bath is of course a brilliant choice for soothing the skin and relaxing the muscles as well as getting you ready for sleep.
We couldn’t however ignore that whilst the traditional bath bombs do the job there are some gorgeous sophisticated products on the market.
These Ouai Chill Pills are next-level designs and wouldn’t look out of place in the most sophisticated of bathrooms. These are scented with Jasmine and Rose and have jojoba, safflower and hemp seed oil to moisturize the skin.
Aromatherapy Candles for Destressing
Candles that use essential oils are also another great gift for students. They are relatively small so they can be used in their rooms without taking up lots of space. They help to create a great ambience plus the calming aroma can be great for relaxation when they are feeling stressed.
Yankee Candle is the market leader in providing just about every kind of fragrance you can think of for a candle. This Lemon and Lavender Yankee Candle comes in a large jar and burns for 110 – 150 hours.
Gifts for Anyone Who is Overworked and Overwhelmed
The reality is that all of us can be overworked or stressed at some point in our lives. If you are a teacher, health care worker, retail worker, social worker, lawyer or just about anyone else then you are going to have good days at work and bad days. Our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked can be used by just about everyone to help them feel calmer and more tranquil after a long day at work.
As an added bonus we thought it was worth mentioning a couple of additional stress relief gifts that can help with soothing and relaxing you if you are feeling stressed.
N.O.W. Tone Therapy System
The n.o.w. Tone Therapy System is a brilliant device for helping to reduce stress and anxiety quickly. This is billed as a 3 minute meditation device as all you need to do is press on and listen to the calming relaxing tone sequences.
There are two speakers that need to be used together in order to get the full benefit of the device. This is not a typical sound machine but a device using new origin waveforms to quieten the mind.
The idea is to stop doing what you are doing and just allow your mind to relax and be mindful of the now. This may not be the cheapest of products on the market but it has plenty of five-star reviews from people raving about the product.
Anyone who is overworked and tired will tell you that getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference which is why sleep aids are so popular as stress relief gifts. White noise machines make great presents for people who find it difficult to switch off at night as the sound from the device relaxes and calms.
We love the Easysleep Sound White Noise Machine as it has 25 different soothing sounds and night lights. The sounds include white noise, fans, the sea, piano, meditation and more. Plus it has five different timers so you can set it for the right around of time to suit you. It also comes at an incredible price which is very affordable for most people.
Sensate Relaxation Device
If you have more money to splurge then you could look at buying stress relief gifts with the very latest technology.
The Sensate 2 Relaxation Device and app utilise the power of infrasonic waves to help you reduce stress and feel calmer. All you need to do is sync it with the app and place the sensate device on your chest. This helps to relay the sound via bone conduction on the chest bone to relax the vagus nerve.
The great thing about this device is that you don’t have to have years of experience in meditation or mindfulness to make a difference in your stress levels.
Mindful Breathing Necklace
Finally last but not least in our relaxing gift ideas for the overworked is the Flō Stress Relief Mindful Breathing Necklace. This device aims to revolutionise your breathing by helping you to slow it down.
If you exhale through the necklace then you find that your outflow slows to somewhere between 9 and 14 seconds which helps to calm you down.
The great thing about this is that you can wear it around your neck and it is made from stainless steel so looks sleek. it is also silent when you use it so you don’t draw attention to yourself. this is simply a great tool to help promote natural relaxation no matter where you are.
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