The best gifts for someone with anxiety and depression
If you know a friend or family member who suffers from a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, give them a gift for mental health that will continue to make their life better long after the holiday season.
Give someone you love a gift for anxiety or depression that truly keeps on giving. A gift that gives someone joy, calm, peace, and happiness long after the fact. A thoughtful gift.
Helping a friend or family member manage their anxiety or depression is an amazing gift for Christmas or anytime really.
When you think of Christmas especially we think of spreading joy and love because we are really celebrating the gift that Christ gave us, the ultimate gift of love.
The list below contains pampering and inspirational items, that are aimed to smooth the rough edges of an anxious mind or lift the spirits of a person experiencing depression.
These gifts are great too for anyone in some kind of not-so-happy place in their life.
These gifts are great for anyone who may need a bit of mental health care. Get for a friend, family, or even for yourself. You too may need some self-loving care. I wrote about other ways you can practice self-care here.
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#1 Himalayan salt lamp
I love these salt lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are among the best gifts for mental health because they are so soothing with their soft orange glow, which is so calming.
It is likely that you may want one in every room if you do buy one for yourself as well.
The added bonus is that while you enjoy their soft glow, they also work to purify the air you breathe, so you breathe better, and the glow calms your mind so you feel relaxed.
Give a Himalayan lamp to a loved one and they will appreciate you so much as they sit by this lamp daily, especially in these dreary winter months. It does come in a small size so you can get a small one for a night lamp too.
#2 Gaiam Yoga Mat
This yoga mat is a great gift for anyone looking to improve their mental health through yoga. This mat comes in a rainbow of colors so choose the color that you feel will make this lovely healthful gift hit the mark.
Additionally, this mat does a good job of cushioning and protecting one from hard floors as it has a nice thickness. Great protection as they do the downward dog, so to speak.
This Zint collagen is wonderful. Help someone improve their physical health and you may help them improve their mental health to a certain extent.
This collagen dissolves well and has no taste so it can easily be added to smoothies or just mixed with water to supplement one’s protein intake for great health.
The health benefits of this collagen are varied from helping with bountiful hair to beautiful nails to strong joints. You know it is no fun having achy joints, which seem to get worse in the cold months.
Achy joints are bound to make one’s depression even worse, as well as any other chronic illness. And let’s face it, thinning, or falling out from any cause including anxiety can make a person feel worse.
Have yourself some self-care or get it for a loved one. This is a great health supplement.
#4 Fleece bathrobe
This Alexander Del Rossa women’s fleece robe is divine! Take an essential oil-infused bubble bath and then wrap yourself in this cloud of softness and you are bound to feel your mood lift and your anxiety subside.
A gorgeous full-length robe to cuddle in the cold months, that will have one feeling cozy, and warm, like a warm fleecy fuzzy hug. It is like the soft warmth of the sun in the wintertime, a great way to fight the dreary winter.
And, it comes in many colors too. This is a great gift to cozy up with and will definitely improve mental health. It’s lovely, fleecy and a great length. ‘nough said!
#5 White noise machine
A white noise machine is so comforting. Love listening to the sounds of nature while I snooze away. You can adjust this one to many different therapeutic sounds from rainfalls to bubbling streams crashing waves and more!
Bring the wonderful healing sounds of nature right into the bedroom, for a relaxed evening by the fire, as you enjoy a good read, or binge on Netflix, two of my favorite ways to unwind.
This white noise machine provides a great way to soothe frayed nerves and anxious minds. Listening to singing birds will make one feel like it’s spring and may lift a SAD mood.
All the sounds in this machine will be comforting for anyone experiencing a low mood.
And even better, if one has noisy neighbors this white noise machine erases all annoying noises from neighbors, car noises, the garbage truck making its way before you are ready to wake up, and if you’re a nightshift worker, like me, sleeping during the day can be difficult as the WHOLE world wakes up to torment your sleep. Please stay away from my doorbell.
I want the UPS man to deliver my mail at 5 pm and not a minute earlier, okay?
No more staying awake because the neighbors upstairs have elephant feet! This white noise machine will help a loved one with a gift of quiet and peaceful sleep.
And what better way to improve mental health than with amazing uninterrupted sleep? So that is why a white noise machine is a great gift for mental health to get for a loved one.
Get it for you or a loved one who may need to calm your nerves, and rest undisturbed by unwelcome noises and sounds.
#6 Inspirational cards
I absolutely love these inspirational cards.
These cards come in vibrant bright beautiful colors that will definitely put a smile on a friend’s or loved one’s face. And these cards are versatile gifts for work or even as party favors.
A great way to make someone feel special, and what is better than the gift of encouragement? You get 30 cards, and the price is very reasonable.
Help loved ones feel great, and thrive by gifting them these inspirational cards. These inspirational cards make great encouraging gifts for mental health.
#7 Essential oil diffusers
This gorgeous wood grain diffuser is not only pretty to look at but is a great way to have the house smelling great and with the right oils, will help with sleep as well. Help a loved one boost mental health with an essential oil diffuser that will help them feel calm, or energetic depending on the oil they choose.
And this diffuser can diffuse for 10 hours straight. Plus the mist helps improve the quality of the indoor air, especially in the winter month.
This is a gift that keeps on giving. If you want a house that smells great, get this for your own use or as a gift. An essential oil diffuser is a great gift for mental health.
You can also get a friend the whole package by getting them this great diffuser that comes with essential oils. There is a recipe book so one can dabble with mixing different oils to lift their spirit or their mood.
#8 Verilux HappyLight lamp
This is just awesome.
Well, let me tell you, SAD or Seasonal affective disorder is real. And if you have a loved one who suffers from SAD, they need the Verilux HappyLight Lamp. This lamp helps me so much during the cold wintry months when the sun doesn’t shine.
Anyone who suffers from a sad mood in the wintry months will benefit greatly from this therapeutic lamp. When the sun doesn’t shine, my sunny mood just deeps, and I feel blue.
This lamp is a game-changer. Get it for a loved one who may need to lift their mood when the weather is so grey. Light therapy is important when one has SAD and that is why this Verilux HappyLight Lamp is among the best gifts for mental health.
#9 Journal, one line a day
This pretty journal in beautiful floral design is motivating enough just by its beautiful cover.
If daunted by the thought of writing long entries, then this helps, making it easy to record thoughts. Get it for a new mom, a friend, or a family and help them find an easy way to jot just a line or two, and be able to look back 5 years in this fun and festive journal.
A beautiful and simple way to record memories that can encourage a loved one to see the progress they have made in five years.
Sometimes looking back at what we have overcome is the best way to give us hope and motivation to keep going when things feel too.
The One Line a Day Journal is a perfect gift for mental health.
#10 Power thought cards
A beautiful deck of 64 cards, with inspiration on one side and a visualization on the other that empowers and reinforces positive thoughts.
Give these little gems to impact a life with positivity. Positive thinking is literary speaking life to someone you care about.
#11 Motivational books
There are several motivational books to choose from. Any of these will motivate and inspire change or goal achievement, and what a nice way to invigorate a mind, and help someone through mental blocks that may prevent them from achieving their best.
See these 13 best inspirational books for self-development
Feeling stuck can be so unmotivating. If someone suffers from depression or anxiety, it is that much harder to achieve their goals. These books will lead the way and inspire someone who may be feeling stuck or lost which may also be behind the anxiety or depression.
#12 One more inspirational book.
Hey Girl, Hey! by Meghan Fletcher is an inspiration. And it is a highly recommended book with glowing five-star reviews.
If you know anyone on your list from your teenage niece to your friend who may be struggling, this is a great book to encourage any young or even older woman.
This tea will put a pep onto anyone’s step. It is a citrusy energizer without the jitters that coffee brings.
Give the gift of all-day energy or get it for yourself for all-day energy and happiness, and get stuff done. This tea will make one tackle their to-do list with energy.
#13 Doss Touch Blue tooth speakers
I love music, and is there anything better than pumping out a tune you love and dancing to great music-great sounds coming from amazing speakers? Yes, I am sure you can think of a few other good things.
This small portable sound box will do the job nicely, producing a high-quality sound that one can dance away to and feel instantly better. Really big sound for the size of this box.
# 14 Tapestries
Arent tapestries just gorgeous? I do so love anything bohemian. I love their bold patterns. These totally bring out the gypsy in me. Cheer yourself up or get for a friend.
They are truly great works of art. Use it as a bedspread, or hang it on the wall. These gorgeous bright vibrant colors are going to brighten the room and bring joy every day.
And I love their exotic look because I feel like I have been on some wondrous adventures in a faraway country.
It is truly a gift of happiness. I l love them and I can’t get enough. I want every color combination in these lovely tapestries.
#15 Nutribullet blender
ift yourself a NutriBullet. These are little but very powerful blenders that will pulverize any fruits, vegetables, and even nuts, to make amazingly smooth and nutritious smoothies and shakes.
This blender comes with 3 containers and recipes to get you on your way to healthy nutrition.
I have used mine to even grind coffee beans giving me fresh coffee on demand. Love it! This is an easy way to encourage self-care in the way of nutrition.
If someone you love or yourself isn’t able to cook a whole meal, tossing in fruits veggies seeds and nuts here will make a great meal replacement.
# 16 Matcha Green Tea
Do you know a friend or loved one who needs to focus? Matcha tea brings on energy and focus. Stuff gets done. The to-do list gets finished.
And they feel accomplished and you feel better because you thought of this and gave this gift. They can infuse in smoothies or just boil a cup of water, some honey, matcha, and voila! Energy and focus in a cup.
And soon they can whip those chores and todos in no time.
Do you know someone who needs some energy to handle the littles? Mothering requires a lot of energy and focus, while your attention is being demanded in ten different directions.
This tea is great, not only for mamas but for lady bosses and students. This is a great boost to mental health wellness.
#17 Inspirational Mug
Do you know someone about to start some big life adventures, or someone needing a small nudge of encouragement? Get them this gorgeous motivational mug. Don’t you just love the design and the colors? And The words. I really do. Really encouraging.
#18 Cute Mom T-shirt
Boost a mom’s mood by gifting this fun T-shirt. This shirt will for sure bring a smile to their face. A little humor to brighten their day. Mom’s life is wonderful but also has many, many, did I say many rough days? Yes, give little gifts that help, just a little to lighten the load as these shirts.
#19 NineCiFun Women’s Slip-on Fuzzy House Slippers
These NineCifun fuzzy slippers are so fun and fluffy. And that pink color oozes coziness. Or that’s just me and my love for all things pink. But they come in many colors all just as scrumptious. Bring a smile and oodles of coziness with these so-soft house slippers. They are bound to boost a loved one’s mood.
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Alright now here is to happy gifting!
May your gifts bring on so much joy and love. And I really hope you found the perfect gift for mental health for a loved one who suffers from anxiety and or depression.
I hope they love every gift. Let’s help improve mental health, in every way we can. Do you have a particular gift you recommend for anxiety and depression?
Do tell me below in the comments.
I just bought a himalayan salt lamp, its sucha nice gift too!
i love the ideas of the cards and journals. adn the cute mom shirts are just that – cute! i saw some cute dog mom shirts on amazon.
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Hello! Arent the Himalayan salt lamps just awesome! And I love the added health benefit they provide too.
I am such as Dork. I love journals pens and all sorts of stationery. And these journals are just so cute! I think now I need a dog because they just look so cute dressed up. Bet those are cute shirts.
Love the yoga mat a journal ideas
Samantha! Me too. The yoga mat is so pretty and of course so useful bound to make yoga sessions better and boost your self-care and mental health.
Hey Jade! Yes, you are right. Sleep is so crucial for health and wellbeing. For you to feel completely vibrant you need enough sleep and good sleep quality. Trying to adjust a few things and small changes such as less TV and avoiding caffeine would be great. With enough good quality sleep, you will feel so much better.
Great ideas! I love a comfy bathrobe!!
Hey Pam! Me too! I can never get enough of soft fuzzy robes. I am all for soft and comfy and that robe looks so soft.
Great ideas! I don’t have anxiety but would love these gifts for myself as well!
Until recently,I didn’t know that anxiety affected so many people! I would have never thought of some of the items on this list. Very thoughtful!
Thank you, Sandra! S glad you found items you can use here. And yes the number of anxiety sufferers is high and getting higher.
The good thing is even if you don’t have anxiety, you can still enjoy the items in the list.
Great ideas! Have a daughter and daughter in law who struggle with anxiety. Will definitely look to this list for birthday and Christmas gifts.
Hi Vicci! I am so glad you found this list helpful. I love these gift ideas. They are very helpful in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression. And generally, anyone can use them for great self-care.
So many great gifts!!
Hi Deanna, I am so grateful you loved these gifts for mental health.