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Five Stress Relief Gift Ideas.

Updated on March 16, 2011

Work The Stress Right Out Of Your Body!

We all get stressed out from time to time.

However, we all have friends, family members, and acquaintances that seem to have a massive amount of stress, making life almost unbearable for them.

Why not give them the gift of being stress free? For a while at least.

Here are five, stress relief gifts that are sure to calm and soothe even the shakiest of nerves...

* Mineral Spa Water's - Nature's Number One Stress Reliever.

The use of natural mineral water in either recuperative or preventive therapy (stress relief included) is one of the most natural approaches to keeping your mind, body and spirit healthy.

More often than not however, you have to join a pricey health resort or spa to reap the benefits of such a exclusive form of stress relief.

Fortunately, there is a way for you to bring the spa right into your home.

The website provides a small collection of mineral herb spa salts that can go right in your bathwater, in addition to Target and Walmart.

With mineral herb spa salts in hand, you can put together a great in-home spa basket that would include ( check this link out under the subheading "putting it all together" to get simple gift basket assembly instructions):

1.) Mineral herb sea salts - to relax tired muscles and remove the stresses of the day

2.) A loofah sponge - to "scrub the day away"

3.) A gel eye mask - to cool and rest the eyes

4.) Several small beeswax candles (since they burn clean) - for ambiance

5.) A bath pillow - to lay back and relax

6.) Relaxing C.D.'s - to calm and soothe your soul

* Gardening Is Good For You.

In 1988, the London's Independent newspaper reported that researchers have found evidence that "gardening is good for your health, reducing stress levels, lowering blood pressure and even helping you live longer."

With that in mind, why not put together a great gardening gift basket by following these simple suggestions:

Using a large garden pail or watering can; include items such as

1.) a hand held garden tiller

2.) a hand held garden hoe

3.) a set of gardening gloves

4.) a couple of seed packets

5.) a gardening book (make sure the book is tailored to the beginner gardener, mediocre gardener. or long-time gardener)

Complete the look with a bright ribbon and bow.

* Get Your Work-Out On!

Research has also shown that regular exercise is a great stress reliever, due to the fact that endorphins (known as "nature's pain reliever") are released from the pituratory gland, producing a sense of well- being.

Therefore, a great gift idea would be a commitment to your friend to get out and get exercising together on a regular basis.

You can pay for a years gym membership for two, or gift him/her some items to help him/her set up a home gym.

Items such as:

1.) hand-weights

2.) jump-rope

3.) an exercise DVD

4.) an exercising mat

5.) a yearly subscription to a health and fitness magazine

6.) an iPod to keep her stimulated

* Writing - My Number One Stress Reliever.

Whether you talk it out, sing it out, compose it out (by way of music), or write it out, finding a positive outlet for daily stress is extremely vital.

Therefore, in addition to 'lending your ear' for listening, or providing your 'shoulder to lean on' for support, why not gift your friend a way to relieve those stresses - The gift of writing.

Simple gift ideas would include:

1.) personal journal and pen set

2.) set of writing tablets and pens

3.) monogrammed diary and set of pens with their initials engraved on them

* Massage Your Way To Less Stress.

According to Dr. Sandra McLanahan - founder of the Integral Health Center(1973) - "eighty percent of diseases is tress-related, and massage reduces stress."

Therefore, a great gift could entail several all expense paid massage sessions to a reputable and local licensed masseuse.

So effective can these sessions be, that just a couple will make the recipients stress slip away; for at least the length of the lesson and some time after.

- Realistically, even the most cool, calm, and collected of us are affected by stress from time to time.

So why not include these gift ideas for those struggling with immense and consistent stress. They'll be all the better for it.

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      Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you so much alamsi for stopping by, reading, and voting. Have a great day!

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      almasi 6 years ago

      A beautiful and useful hub. Voted useful. Thanks.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      You are so right ahbless. Though stress is a part of daily life, sometimes it can get the best of us and that's where we need to determine what is causing it. Thank you for stopping by.

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      ahbless 7 years ago

      Realizing that you have stress is a big part of dealing with stress. We must then ask ourselves, "what are we allowing to cause us stress and why?"

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      Tanya Khan 7 years ago

      cool stuff - i also like to manage stress by sleeping properly with pzizz - also great as a gift!

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks creativeone59. I hope these will be useful to those searching for the perfect gift.

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      benny Faye Douglass 8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for for stress relief gifts hubs, great ideas. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      You are so welcome Hello, hello. I give gifts year round so I really have to be on my p's and q's to find something different. I do hope this helps those who have a hard time finding and thinking of gifts to give.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Well you really done a great selection. Thank you for all your Christmas gift to me. ha ha ha You shouldn't have shown them to me but never mind.