Life can get stressful and so can the holidays, but you can use the holidays as an opportunity to give the gift of relaxation to those you care about. Here are some of my favorite relaxation product gift ideas:
Relaxing Music – SRI by Shantala
This is my favorite relaxation music of all time. I first heard the song Om Namo Bhagavate at a retreat several years ago and still turn to this CD when I’m feeling stressed or just want to really relax.
The music carries the listener with love and ease into the ancient yoga of sacred chanting, Kirtan, inviting the listener to sing along in spiritual practice or to simply resonate in the sacred ambiance created by the CD. The mantras and chants on the CD are in Sanskrit, English and Hebrew including Baba Hanuman (composed by Krishna Das), Om Namo Bhagavate/Because the One I Love (English lyrics and melody by Gina Sala), Hineni, r Ram Jaya Ram, and Holy Ma, which is a symphonic musical reflection of the divine feminine.
Stress Relieving Scents – Tranquil and Stress-Away Essential Oil Roll-Ons
I absolutely LOVE these travel-size bottles of Young Living Roll-Ons. They’re perfect because they’re small enough to easily fit in your purse or coat pocket so you always have one when you need a calming feeling. They carry several nice scents but these two are my favorite for relaxation:
Tranquil – The scent is amazing with a soothing blend of lavender, cedarwood and roman chamomile essential oils formulated to calm and relax the body and mind.
Stress Away – A unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils that relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension.
Gift Certificates for a Massage, Spa Treatment
A gift certificate to a local spa for a manicure, pedicure, facial or massage is also a great way to give relaxation. If you’re not sure which spa or service they would like, another option is from Spafinder..com where you can buy gift cards which can be redeemed at over 20,000 locations for spa services, yoga and Pilates studios, fitness clubs, spas, and weight loss programs.
Yoga has long been shown to help create peace of mind and body and has been proven to release stress and anxiety. Its combination of breathing techniques, meditation, and exercise make it the perfect daily routine for many people seeking to live a balanced and health life.
When I started yoga four years ago, it really changed my life and became one of my life passions. A Yoga Boxed Set is a great way to introduce someone to the healing effects of yoga. You could also consider yoga classes or other yoga equipment.
A Tea Gift Set
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. There are thousands of varieties of tea to choose from and the whole routine of brewing and having tea can be a relaxing ritual for many people. Drinking tea can also bring a sense of warmth and comfort and has been shown to have many health benefits.
Last winter, I even made a “tea center” on my kitchen counter with local honey in my favorite antique Frankoma pottery beehive honey jar, my favorite teas, and my favorite tea pot to encourage plenty of tea drinking.
There are many great ways you can help give the gift of relaxation, including just spending time with the people you care about and giving lots of hugs! For more ideas, you can also read, Five Ways to Make Your Gifts More Unique and Thoughtful. Happy Gift Giving!
This article first appeared on LifeOhm. Used with permission.