Best Stress Relief Gifts Ideas UK
Amid uncertainties brought about by the unprecedented situation the world finds itself in, life has gone on, albeit rather drab and distressing for many of us. Finding ways to relieve stress and anxiety has fast become the order of the day. Those who have found the right tools discovered their resilience. What helped pull them through tough times mainly was their recognition of the need to counter the pervasive feeling of disconnect by reaching out and giving.
Here are two of, perhaps, the best stress relief gifts in the UK during these extraordinary times:
The Gift of Time
Intentionally being with your significant others is one of the most valuable gifts you can give when you also stand to gain the most.
- Checking in on your significant others, whether in your family or community, is beneficial on both ends by way of a video or voice call. Constant positive communication powerfully nurtures relationships, and its impact on mental wellness cannot be discounted.
For instance, the mental health initiative by a non-profit organization, "R U Okay?" – became a success in encouraging the populace to look out for each other in the community. The question, "are you okay?" served as a conversation starter with someone they feel may require help. Oftentimes, anxiety has no visible signs. This practice has helped saved countless lives by helping spot anxiety, encouraging the person to seek help, and ensuring that support was given. It also helped forge friendships and foster unity in communities.
- Your presence in your significant others' virtual gatherings and celebrations will help you keep meaningful relationships.
The idea of a virtual get-together seemed awkward initially, but as we got the hang of it, it served as the great breather (from disconnect) that we needed. We realized how being intentional – being all there – could reinvigorate and deepen relationships.
- Most found solace in ingenious ways of connecting; as they learned to roll with the punches, so will you.
Continue to make each other laugh as you hang out online, playing games, or watching movies together. Delivery services can be your go-to as well for staying connected. Exchange homecooked meals and sweet boxes filled with your yummy creations. Gift each other with carefully picked health-boosting products or even crafting books and materials to help break the monotony.
Giving helps significantly in bridging the distance. When the going gets more challenging, as it did for most, extended online prayer fellowships and sharing resources helped a great deal in coping with their loss.
The biblical saying, "love never fails," is so true, and this fierce love is best spelled as T I M E.
The Gift Of Wellness
Wellness is a precious and timeless gift and one that conveys care for the recipient the most. Having a cup of tea or treating yourself to a soothing aroma or massage therapy is always a great way to wind down from a hectic day and a delightful way to get healthier. So go for the most nerve soothing herbs offering big health pluses.
These 3 stress-busting herbs are pretty popular gifts at this time, either as teas or as an ingredient in essential oils, massage oils, natural body fragrances, natural room and pillow mists, and yes, even oral sprays:
Lavender is of the mint family and offers anti-inflammatory benefits, on top of its ability to help you feel fabulous, calm, and collected. Its oil compounds linalyl acetate and linalool act as effective pain relievers. Lavender is also rich in polysaccharides which make it potent in fighting inflammation-related diseases. Due to its antifungal properties, it can be used to treat skin infections such as ringworm and athlete's foot.
As an essential oil used in aromatherapy and reflexology, it is known to help diminish hot flashes and other discomforts associated with menopause. It also improved the mood and well-being of women suffering from pre-menstrual cramps, pains, and anxiety.
What's great is, you can enjoy Lavender's natural stress-busting benefits and maybe even more through Weleda's Stress Relief oromucosal spray. It's an excellent homoeopathic product for de-stressing. Just click on the image below to know more about probably one of the UK's most unique stress relief gifts.
Chamomile is an ancient medicine with potent healing qualities. It's widely known for its calming effects. Studies reveal Chamomile enhances sleep quality, treats sleep disorders, and eases anxieties. It's regarded as an excellent natural tranquillizer alternative.
Aside from these health benefits, its dried flowers are filled with terpenoids and flavonoids known to address inflammation-related disorders, relieve pain, relax muscles, treat haemorrhoids, and promote digestive health.
- Spearmint and Peppermint
Spearmint and Peppermint are well-loved for their natural menthol oil vapours which are deeply soothing. Aside from relieving headaches, the oil compounds, menthol, menthone, and limonene promote healthy digestion, help ease stomach issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation. Peppermint also supports immune and respiratory health due to its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to ease coughs and colds symptoms. With its rosmarinic compounds, it can help fight seasonal allergies such as colds and hay fever.
For products formulated with these stress-busting herbal remedies, click on the image below.
Time and wellness are indeed the best gifts we can give our loved ones this season. The challenges of the hour call for well minds and bodies, as well as thriving relationships. It's high time we take good care of both. This is the best way to see each other through.