Trying to come up with the perfect mental health gift for friends or family? We've listed some of our favourite mental health and wellbeing gifts that we love to receive and send. Let us take the guesswork away for you.
1. Tea gift sets
Certain teas have been proven to reduce anxiety and dress, while also having a calming and invigorating effect. This would certainly be a benefit to any tea drinkers mental health and wellbeing. In particular chamomile tea, green tea, lemon balm tea, peppermint tea and lavender tea have been shown to help with anxiety. You can find a wide variety of teas and tea gift sets at teapigs.co.uk
2. Audible gift card
Audible has such a wide range of mental health and wellbeing audiobooks. For World Mental Health Day they created a collection of audiobooks which can be found here. You can purchase an audible gift subscription for your friends or family and currently have the option to choose between 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and a year, where the recipient would have access to 1 audiobook each month. The benefit here is that the recipient can pick their own books.
3. Oil diffuser and oils
An oil diffuser is a perfect addition to your home or office and can create a calming atmosphere. Oil diffusers work by dispersing scented oils by turning them into vapour. They have been shown to help with stress relief, reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Neal's Yard has a fantastic selection of oils with different benefits.
Of course, our list would not be complete without a mention of how great a gift a journal can be. A journal or planner makes a thoughtful mental health gift. For more information see our Daily Goal Setter planner or Checkin Journal pages to see how they could help with mental health and wellbeing.
5. Calm gift subscription
Calm is a wonderful app that helps with sleep and meditation amongst other things. An annual subscription would be a great mental health gift. Click here to view there specific gift card website.