10 Best Relaxation Gifts to Pamper the Overly Stressed

Even though the world has come to a screeching halt around us, we're all still leading busy lives! It's a challenge to squeeze in a little time to simply relax and find that balance we all crave. Since we are all collectively going through a rough patch, filled with disappointments, changes and anxiety, this holiday season might be the holiday season to focus on gift boxes that are all about pampering and relaxation.

Monthly subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy Marketplace provide the perfect opportunity to promote positive mental health and unwind from the stresses of the day-to-day. Arriving right to the front door each month, send a relaxation gift box that gives family and friends the permission they need to stop, breathe and take a moment all to themselves.

Coping with the stresses of pandemic life, and all the insecurity that goes along with it, it's a safe assumption that we could all benefit from a relaxing pick-me-up. From bath goodies and (skincare) face masks to essential oils and yoga accessories, we’ve stocked this gift guide with some of the best subscription gift baskets that are all about winding down and enjoying life, even if for a moment!

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1. Karma Scents

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Price: Starts at $12.50/month

About the Box: Incense is more than just a room fragrance -- it is a spiritual tool that can change the energy in any room! Make sure your loved ones have only the best incense on hand with a monthly subscription to Karma Scents. Choose from small, medium or large boxes for a premium mix of between 60-300 incense sticks, cones, spirals and burners, all handmade and hand-rolled by Indian artisans to promote relaxation and mindfulness.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 15th-20th of the month

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2. Front Range Soaps Bath & Spa

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

About the Box: Maybe it's time to draw a warm bath, scrub 2020 off and send it down the drain. No better way to do that than with a luxe spa gift that brings all the goods needed to get the job done right! Using only top-quality ingredients, Front Range Soaps Bath & Spa delivers a seasonally themed box that's packed with everything from handmade soaps, bath bombs, and bath salts to body butter, soy candles, and chocolate to round out the perfect cleansing experience.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. everyday in the month of Dec

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3. Bubbles & Books

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Price: Starts at $21.25/month

About the Box: Take gifting to new heights by sending the opportunity to indulge in a guilty pleasure with a monthly subscription to Bubbles & Books. Happy subscribers give this gift set a 5-star rating for its mix of soft scents and steamy fantasies. Each box brings a handpicked novel from a preferred romance sub-genre, all-natural body care items like artisan soaps and hand-crafted bath bombs, and additional bath or bookish goodies.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 18th-21st of every month

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4. TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box

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Price: Starts at $30.99/month

About the Box: One of the sticking points with self-care is actually allowing ourselves to take some well-deserved "me time." Whether sending it as a birthday gift or a Christmas gift, TheraBox can give that gentle nudge that sets them on the path to swapping out stress for joy! Get souls smiling with mindfully curated self-care delights, including everything from relaxation essentials like aromatherapy and lifestyle products to self-discovery journals and happiness activities.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of every month

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5. Do a Shot of Yoga!

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Price: Starts at $17.00/month

About the Box: Great for anyone who needs relaxation on-the-go, Do a Shot of Yoga! is a monthly gift that can help align spiritual and emotional goals. Encourage them to live their best yogi life with a box that's packed with plenty of value, including a yoga lifestyle book and accessories. Each box also includes self-care ideas and access to members-only digital content with 10-minute shots of yoga, meditation and trainings, all perfect for those who are short on time!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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6. The K-Beauty Box

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Price: Starts at $34.95/month

About the Box: Shipping out directly from South Korea, The K-Beauty Box is a great gift to explore the wide world of cutting-edge cosmetics. Curated by experts who have tried and tested each product, give them a box filled with full-size items and deluxe samples of cleansers, lotions, mists, relaxing sheet masks and application accessories, including some of the most innovative and trendy skincare products on the market.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from South Korea within 1-2 business days of ordering

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7. Coloring And Classics

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Price: Starts at $14.00/month

About the Box: Ideal for clearing the mind and keeping busy, Coloring And Classics is a unique subscription box that aims to bring a small dose of serenity into the daily grind. Devoting just 30 minutes a day to a calming activity book can change both mood and mindset. Uncover that potential with a gift box full of downtime activities that combine creativity, imagination, and problem-solving with a new hardcover book, an adult coloring book, and an activity book.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering

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8. Bath Bevy

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Price: Starts at $34.95/month

About the Box: The relaxation and regenerative powers of baths have been understood by countless world cultures for centuries. Use code "WELCOME10" at checkout to enjoy added savings on a gift box that takes this time-honored tradition to the next level. Bath Bevy delivers an assortment of thoughtfully crafted and curated bath goodies including scrubs and soaps, bombs, butters, and more, providing all that’s needed to wind down and recharge.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month

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9. Hemp Crate Co

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Price: Starts at $31.67/month

About the Box: From seasoned users to complete newbs, Hemp Crate Co is a monthly CBD discovery box that can help tackle everything from skincare struggles to sleep disturbances and anxiety. Available in 3 subscription options, choose between Health & Wellness, Hempa the Explorer, or Furry Friends to enjoy a sampler of top-shelf items including full-size oils, balms, sprays, tinctures, gummies and practical pup products!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 48 hours from ordering

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10. The International Wine of the Month Club

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Price: Starts at $39.95/every 3 months

About the Box: Sometimes relaxation looks like sitting down to a nice meal with a delicious glass of wine. Each quarterly box from The International Wine of the Month Club can deliver the goods to make that dream a reality. One of many great gifts for any wine lover, each box delivers 2 estate-bottled boutique wines from 2 different award-winning vineyards, along with a complementary newsletter with tasting notes and pairing recipes.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 1-2 weeks of ordering

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