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4 Best Gifts for Tired and Busy Working Women

Updated on September 11, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Working woman - Business woman - climbing the corporate ladder with briefcase
Working woman - Business woman - climbing the corporate ladder with briefcase

Soothing, Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Delightful Gift Ideas

I have been a working woman for more than 24 years now and one particular working period stands out because I had to do sooooo much walking and standing that my feet would swell until they were so tight that they felt like they would burst open! So I know what it is like be too exhausted to move.

For four (4) years, I worked at this one particular company in a foreign country and I had to use public transportation to get to my workplace. I would walk from my apartment to the local area bus stand, stand and wait for the bus to arrive and then stand in the bus, if there were no more available seats, when the bus arrived. Then once I got to the city, I would walk from the city bus station to my work place.

At work, I would walk around offices on my floor (the 4th floor) or walk to other floors for information, meetings, to complete transactions etc. Then in the afternoon, I would have to walk from my workplace to the city bus station again and then stand waiting for between 1 to 3 hours to get a bus to go home. Again, I would have to stand in the bus, since, there was almost always no available seats in the afternoon. Finally, I would plod along with my swollen and tired feet from the local area bus stand to my apartment.

I also know what it is like to be so busy, have so many deadlines at work and 'I need it yesterday' requests from my boss that I don't have time to get to anywhere but the supermarket before closing hours. (The supermarket closed at 8:00 p.m.)

So in this article, I will share with you four (4) simple but thoughtful gift ideas that have 'made my day' in the past and which you can purchase for yourself or the working wife, mother, co-worker, aunt, godmother or any other working woman in your life, to soothe her tiredness and bring a smile to her face.

Stay-at-home Moms and Women with home businesses are Working Women too!!! They'll appreciate these gifts just as much as the Office Woman.

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SOOTHE her Tired Feet!

Brookstone Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa
Brookstone Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa

This Foot Bath is the ULTIMATE!!! It’s nice and deep. It heats the water for you and maintains the heat plus there are 2 soothing massaging nodes.

 
Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak 10 oz
Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak 10 oz

The antiseptic and calming properties of tea tree make it a great soak to use in whatever Foot Spa you choose.

 

'This Woman's Work' - Maxwell

Working Woman Gift No. 1: - FOOT MASSAGER, SPA BATH & BODY SET

There's nothing more relaxing than a warm bath, being engulfed with the scents and fragrances you love and a massage for your TIRED & SWOLLEN feet!!

During those four (4) years that I described above, when I reached my apartment, I would have a loooong bath with my favourite scented spa bath (I did not have a bathtub) and then soak my feet in my Dr. Scholls Touch Toe Foot Spa. Yes, that ‘Touch Toe’ feature ensured that I didn’t have to bend down and move any more muscles than were necessary!

With a Foot Massager, Spa Body & Bath Set, you or the working woman you’re planning this treat for can wash away the tiredness any day of the week, any time of the year.

Green Tea Zen Calming Tea, Bath and Body Gift Basket Spa Set
Green Tea Zen Calming Tea, Bath and Body Gift Basket Spa Set

The colour Green and the scent/fragrance of Green Tea are both soothing.

 
Lavender Renewal Spa Relaxing Bath and Body Gift Basket Set, Medium
Lavender Renewal Spa Relaxing Bath and Body Gift Basket Set, Medium

Lavender is one of my favourite scents and colours. So I saved the BEST for last!

 

Working Woman Gift No. 2: - SOFT LISTENING MUSIC & SCENTED CANDLES

Let your senses bring you the COMFORT you deserve!

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Lilac Blossoms
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Lilac Blossoms

Yep! Another FAVOURITE scent of mine - lavender.

 
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Fresh Cut Roses
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Fresh Cut Roses

If you love roses or flowers, then this is a scent for you.

 

How Your Favourite Scents & Sounds Bring Soothing Relief

Did you know that "The human sense of smell is a primary factor in the sensation of comfort"?

Well research shows that "The odor molecules transmit messages to the limbic system, the area of the brain that governs emotional responses. Some believe that these messages have the power to alter moods, evoke distant memories, raise their spirits, and boost self-confidence."

My favourite scents (lavender, lilac, cinnamon and cool linen) usually help me feel happy, relaxed and help to wash away my tired and exhausted feelings. It is guaranteed to work for you or the working woman in your life also.

Did you know that listening to Classical Music can improve your overall health and well-being? Dr. Claudius Conrad proved this in his 2007 research article.

For me listening to my favourite soft listening music always helps to soothe, relax and rejuvenate me. So between her favourite smells and favourite relaxing music, you or the working woman in your life will be rejuvenated!

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Apple Cider
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Apple Cider

This is one of my FAVOURITE scents. Careful! it will remind you of food too!

 
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Autumn Wreath
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Autumn Wreath

An intoxicating and interesting scent that will be pleasing to everyone!

 

'National Working Woman's Holiday' - Sammy Kershaw

Ultimate Relaxing Piano Music for Spa, Massage, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi & Shiatsu
Ultimate Relaxing Piano Music for Spa, Massage, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi & Shiatsu

Mixing colour and sound works for me. So you can make the deciding factor for which CD or MP3 you choose be your favourite colour.

 
Ultimate Spa Relaxation
Ultimate Spa Relaxation

This is every bit as relaxing as it looks!

 

Working Woman Gift No. 3: - SPECIALTY STORE GIFT CARDS

As a working woman, I know that sometimes I just can't seem to find the time to do anything for myself. Most other working women feel the same way.

These Specialty Store Gift Cards are ideal, especially when you don’t know exactly what to get yourself or the working woman in your life but want her to have something that SHE would love. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting her something that she won’t like.

These Specialty Store Gift Cards are also very convenient!. You can e-mail them to the working woman you have in mind, send it to her via Facebook or print it and give it to her in person. You can even personalize the Gift Card by adding a special message or uploading a photo.

What's the occasion?

Amazon eGift Card
Amazon eGift Card

These Gift Cards are ideal for any and every occasion!

Birthday, Anniversary, Office Gift Exchange, Thank You, Sorry, I Love You.

 
Kohl's Gift Card
Kohl's Gift Card

For the lover of fashionable clothing and bed & bath items.

 

Working Woman Gift No. 4:

JEWELRY (JEWELLERY)

I love jewellery and accessorizing tastefully in order to create different looks. In fact, I take extra special care to dress up when I am feeling ‘low’ because pretty soon with people complimenting the way I look my mood soon picks up. So I have jewelry for work as well as informal or more formal occasions to help with dressing up.

Like me, most working women delight in getting jewelry (jewellery) for any occasion – birthday, anniversary, farewell present, office gift exchange party - and feel truly special when they do receive it.

These exquisite looking sterling pieces will enhance any outfit (work, casual, formal) and have the working woman in your life looking and feeling special!

Who is the working woman you plan to get a present or gift for?

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks for the confirmation on my gift choices, Ruby H Rose. Have a blessed weekend!

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Oh yes our precious feet do need some fine pampering. Sister is another good choice. Many of my jobs worked these poor feet over. My favorite are the foot rub lotions. Great choices.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @esmonaco: Thanks esmonaco :) Gifts baskets are a nice choice for the variety of surprises within. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      You always have such creative ideas and choices, I like the gift baskets they would be my choice :)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @junecampbell: Awww! Really nice of you to say nightcats. Your daughter would be delighted. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      The foot massager appeals to me. The working woman I would be most likely to give it to is my daughter. She works long hours and deserves a little pampering.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @tazzytamar: Thanks anna-hofman-98! Indeed, many women do not take time to pamper themselves. Pampering is important for rejuvenation. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I love giving bath and massage items to hard-working women to remind them to treat themselves. Saying that, every idea you listed here is excellent!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Stephanie36: Thanks Stephanie36! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      I love the foot massager. Anything relaxing is nice, but this has the added benefit of really helping your body, not just your mind. Great choices all around!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @lesliesinclair: LOL!!! I can picture you relaxing in style, Papier. Have a blessed week.

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      lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      I'd like the Autumn Wreath scented candle burning next to my foot soaking spot. Mmmmmmm, I can just feel the relaxation.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @masunyoananda: Great choice, masunyoananda! Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week.

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      masunyoananda 3 years ago

      I just love all the gift ideas here. The Lavender Renewal Spa Gift Basket is my first choice...:)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Pam Irie: Thanks veryirie! Wise choice of the gift card :) thanks for letting me know about the like limit also. You can come back tomorrow. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      If it were me, I'd take the Amazon gift card. I could get so many things with that. I really enjoyed this lens, but I w anted to let you know I cannot "like" this lens today. Squidoo says I'm up to my limit in likes so I'm going to try to remember to come back tomorrow.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @CruiseReady: Since I LOVE classical music and LOVE my footbath, CruiseReady, I have no choice but to agree with you wholeheartedly that those 2 make the perfect combination :)) Have a blessed week ahead.

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      CruiseReady 3 years ago from East Central Florida

      I think the foot bath, together with some classical music would be the perfect combination.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @JessicaLVine LM: Drop a subtle hint, JessicaLVine, and if he doesn't get it, don't be afraid to say it out loud :)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @takkhisa: Those smell delicious, takkhis! Thanks for visiting.

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      JessicaLVine LM 3 years ago

      I think it would be the foot massage. I'll tell my husband. lol

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I would choose a large yankee candle for my mom :)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @captainj88: Heavenly! Isn't it? Thanks for visiting, leahjsongs!

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love the spa set or the music and candles. Anything to create a restful ambiance.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @shadowfast7: Thanks libertyduckling! I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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      Sure Temp 3 years ago

      good ideas

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      Sure Temp 3 years ago

      good ideas

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Charito1962: Good choice, Charito1962! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'll go for the specialty store gift cards! - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Dreyau: Thanks Dreyau!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @aesta1: I can tell you from experience aesta1, IT IS!!!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The foot bath looks really soothing.

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      Dreyau 4 years ago

      cool lens! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Indeed simplyberry. Any kind of basket full of goodies is the perfect present. Glad you liked the gift ideas. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Personally I like baskets(any kind...smile) These make good gifts. I forgot you could get gift cards online. Thanks for the reminder.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @loveanime22: You're welcome loveanime.

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great gifts ideas thanks for sharing

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks for another visit and sharing your working woman likes WriterJanis. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      All great ideas, but my favorites are the gift baskets.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @unstucktheory: I am glad you liked my gift ideas Sammie. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @halloweenprops: Ha ha ha!!! Good one halloweenprops! Those are great choices and, yes, like you I'd definitely find time! Have a blessed week ahead.

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      unstucktheory 5 years ago

      Any of these suggestions would be perfect :) I'm thinking a pamper pack for the bathroom, and a gift card so she can treat herself to something from her wishlist.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      Either the gift card or jewelry, as I know I would never be told "When do you expect me to have the time to use this?" ;)

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @PaigSr: You're welcome PaigSr! I am glad you understand the importance and magnitude of what your stay at home Wife does. Thanks for the visit and the beautiful comment. Have a blessed weekend and i hope she loves whatever you get her.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Thank you for the list and that it included Wife. As mine is also a stay at home mom. In my opinion that is the most important and busiest job in the world. Also there is no way on earth that I can afford to pay her for all she does. For that I am thanking you for some ideas.