16 Christmas gifts for people with anxiety

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re still yet to buy your presents and you have a friend or loved one who suffers with anxiety, we’ve got some perfect gift ideas for you.

From alarm clocks to self-care kits to weighted blankets, we’ve devised a list of gifts that would be perfect for any person in your life who has anxiety.

Of course, you don’t need to make it all about their mental health condition – but these gifts are a nice way of showing them that you’re thinking about them, and that you care.

Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100 Wake up to Daylight SAD Light, £63, John Lewis

This alarm clock is perfect for people with anxiety stemming from seasonal affective disorder.

The clock gently starts to brighten 30 minutes before your alarm time, waking you naturally as it reaches full brightness.

Waking up with gradual light has been proven to boost mood, productivity and energy levels, so that you feel brighter and ready for the day ahead.

You can also wind down gradually with the sunset feature that lasts 30 minutes.

Fading light is a signal for the body to produce melatonin ready for sleep, so the sunset makes you naturally drowsy. Realistic lighting fades through pink, orange, red then turns off or stays at a soft glow if you set the nightlight feature.

Calm at Work Gift Box, £18, Friend In A Box

This gift box is for those who deal with stress and anxiety at work.

This Calm at Work gift set features a little book of Calm at Work, a tisserhand de-stress aromatherapy rollerball and a mini bar of chocolate.

Fortnum’s Famous Tea Bag Selection Gift Set, £15.95, Fortnum and Mason

Sometimes, the only thing that can help you relax is a nice cup of tea – so why not buy someone you love a gift box full of the stuff?

The gift set features 60 tea bags, including 10 tea bags each of Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic and Smoky Earl Grey.

Anxiety Bracelet, £6.99, Etsy

This lampwork heart beaded bracelet looks like a normal, pretty bracelet to anyone else, but you can write a supportive message on the packaging so your friend will know how much you mean to them. Isn’t that lovely?

Little Bag Of Tokens Mindfulness Gift, £12, Etsy

A cheep and cheerful gift, each bag of tokens costs £12 and comes with nice, supportive messages on them.

The Comfort package includes: ‘Mistakes are ok’, ‘Think happy thoughts’, ‘Believe in yourself’, ‘This will pass’, ‘You can do it’, and ‘Proud of you’.

A Month of Mindfulness, £20, Not On The High Street

This mindfulness guide features soothing bath salts with essential oils, an oak wooden card holder, an A& note card with an envelope and 25 inspirational cards for you to read throughout the month, for an epic month of mindfulness.

A Year of Mindfulness, £19.95, Amazon

This gift features a jar, with 52 mindfulness tasks inside for every week of the year.

Simply take one task a week and try to follow it for the whole week. The cards are simple and should be a little fun.

The Anxiety Journal, £9.99, Oliver Bonas

This book is practical, supportive and uplifting, and has been designed for anyone who struggles with anxiety, whether that’s in the form of phobias, generalised anxiety or day-to-day worrying.

It was written by Corinne Sweet, a psychologist and pyschotherapist who encourages CBT techniques and mindfulness exercises to help you understand your anxiety better.

Positive Gift Box ‘Focus On You’ Gift Box, £25, Not On The High Street

This gift box is bound to make anybody feel happy, even if for a little while.

It features two positive notebooks titled ‘Yes You Can Do This!’and ‘No Such Thing As Cant!’, a sticker set with six positive stickers, a fudge box including vanilla salted caramel and chocolate flavours, a set of three sparkler set and a jasmine and mint bath bomb.

‘You Are Loved’ Charm, £6, Not Another Bunch Of Flowers

A gorgeous little charm made of pewter to remind that important person in your life that they are loved. It can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet – or simply carried as a good luck charm.

Vive Le Color! Colour Therapy Kit, £10.99, Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Colouring is calming and relaxing, and these brilliant colouring book sets make fantastic get well presents for those in hospital or recuperating at home.

They contain 96 pages of beautiful patterns and designs to colour in to your heart’s content.

The book also comes accompanied by a collection of 8 colourful pencils in gorgeous tones ideally suited to its theme.

You can choose from a variety of themes, including Harmony, Energy, Vitality, Serenity, Peace and Meditation.

Sleep Well Essential Oil Spray Mist, £15.95, Not Another Bunch of Flowers

This mist is perfect for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Aromatherapy mist sprays diffuse natural essential oils into your home, not only to they smell amazingly fresh but they are also beneficial to your health and wellbeing.

This lovely essential oil room spray is all natural and free from synthetic fragrances and nasties and is perfect for helping you to relax and sleep.

It features lavender, sandalwood and mandarin to promote relaxation and restful sleep. The mist is presented in a handy pump top bottle and beautifully packaged in a box.

All you have to do is lightly spray in the room or over bed linen and allow the mist to settle and enjoy its benefits.

Self Care Pamper Kit, £21.99, Not On The High Street

The set features everything you’ll need to relax and pamper yourself.

The set is complete with a skin moisturising bar of freesia soap and aromatherapy rose bath salts. The set also contains amethyst bath bomb and unscented mini candle. Each product is completely natural and uses essential oils to nourish the skin.

Premium Weighted Blanket for Anxiety, £59, Therapy Blankets

This weighted blanket is a medical product that, by its weight, stimulates deep-seated receptors important for the development and proper functioning of the human body. The compression of sensory duvet brings relaxation and tranquility, makes fears disappear, and soothes the body ready for night regeneration.

Worry Stone, £3.50, Etsy

Of course, these stones haven’t been proven to take your worries away for good but they’re a nice, cheap and thoughtful gift.

The description reads: ‘A beautiful Love Heart shaped worry stone with individual velvet pouch. Keep them with you to replace your worries with calm and peace. Just rub the smooth, cool stone…keep it in your pocket! ‘

Calm Candle, £7.50, Marks & Spencer

This calming candle is crafted with sweet orange and lavender essential oils, with a note of cedar wood and clary sage.

This candle is meant to be super calming, so light it one evening and settle down with a good book and a cup of tea.

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