Life is hectic. Between work and bills, relationships, kids, and general anxiety that the world is crumbling, I’m fairly certain we could all use some time to relax. With the holidays coming up, it’s a good time to show your loved ones that you care about them and their well-being.
We don’t have anything here to help rebuild society, but we’ve tried a wide variety of products that might help with the relaxing part. And don’t forget to treat yourself. For more advice, we have a guide on staying calm. We should note here that none of these gifts can cure anxiety or panic disorders. If someone you know is suffering, offer them an ear and see if they’re comfortable speaking with a doctor.
Updated December 2021: We’ve added two more of our favorite bath accessories, Moon Bath’s Bath Tea and Savannah Bee Company’s Royal Jelly Body Butter.
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