10 Stress Relief Essentials You Can Buy Right Now

Sit back and try to relax.

We’re going through tough times as a nation—from a global pandemic to a presidential election to the change in seasons. We could all benefit from destressing and sometimes, that takes more than a free meditation app to shake off the scaries. There are thousands of stress relief products available online and for every budget. Take a look at 20 of our favorite products and let us know what you do to unwind in the comments section on social media.

A Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets stimulate the feeling of being held or hugged, which we could all benefit from right now.

Budget: YnM Weighted Blanket $49.90

Lux: The Gravity Blanket $189

A Massage Gun

Beat the stress out of your body by letting these machines relieve sore muscles and stiffness.

Budget: Flyby F1Pro Deep Tissue Massage Gun $79.99

Lux: Hypervolt by Hyperice $279

A Neck Massager

Okay, hear me out. I was a skeptic to this one, however, I got it for my dad for Father’s Day and it’s sensational.

Budget: Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager $49.99

Lux: Sharper Image 3-in-1 Heated Neck Therapy $179.99

A Stress Ball

Sometimes, you just need to focus your anxiety into an object that you can squeeze, twist or get lost in.

Budget: JA-RUL Stretchy Balls Stress Relief $6.98

Lux: Kinetic X Rotating Stress Ball $29.95

An Essential Oil Diffuser

Let yourself unwind by taking in the aroma of lavender, patchouli or eucalyptus.

Budget: Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set $39.95

Lux: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser $119

A Tea Set

It’s getting colder and flu season is upon us (plus a global pandemic is in session), so stay hydrated with a warm yet relaxing cup of tea.

Budget: Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box $11.49

Lux: David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha $65

A Bath Bomb Set

I’m a huge supporter of bath bombs and although they’re a bit frivolous, you’re worth it baby.

Budget: LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift $26.80

Lux: Lush’s Wow Gift Set $279.95

A Skincare Sheet Mask Set

Skincare is self-care and although it’s probably placebo, it’d like to think they do something for my pores.

Budget: Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet $9.99

Lux: La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask $165

A Light Therapy Lamp

Major depressive disorder (formerly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder) affects millions worldwide and these lamps can positively impact mood disorders by replicating daylight.

Budget: Miroco Light Therapy Lamp $37.99

Lux: Aura Day Light Lamp $125.89

An Essential Oil Rollerball

If you’re feeling stressed and are on the go, these rollerballs can fit right in your pocket and provide quick relief.

Budget: Calm Essential Oil Roll-On $16.99

Lux: True Botanicals Immune Boost Essential Oils Rollerball $38