Feeling anxious and managing anxiety is a shared human experience. What triggers us might differ, but the stresses of life - work, family life, health challenges, politics, and even what to make for dinner, can overwhelm the best of us.
What can we do if we know someone is struggling and needs an intermission from the uneasiness of a crisis of confidence? We at Cratejoy have given it some thought, and compiled a list of monthly subscriptions that make great gifts for people with anxiety.
From boxes that deliver warm teas and relaxing ‘me time’, to meditation subscriptions and boxes designed by experienced clinical therapists, read on to see some calming gifts for anxiety sufferers. A bit of happy mail each month can be an instant mood booster for someone in the trenches.
What's Included: Take a break from the worries of the day with the Sweet Escape monthly subscription. Available in either a Mini Box with 2-3 full-size handmade spa items or the Deluxe box with 5-6 items, unpack an assortment of relaxing essentials, like body butters, bath salts, scrubs, masks and more. Each themed box of either size delivers a novel in a preferred genre, a recipe for a refreshing drink, and a guide to help maximize the experience.
Price: Starts at $27.99/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of every month
What's Included: For optimal health, it is essential to bring more happiness into the day-to-day, and the TheraBox monthly subscription is designed to do just that. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 carefully selected treats to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy and all-around good feelings.
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 4th of each month
What's Included: When it comes to chronic anxiety and personal well being, there’s really no quick fix. Instead, take a calm and steady approach to healing through practicing the art of meditation with the Meditation Essentials monthly box. Featuring books, affirmations and quality products aimed to deepen the practice of meditation, this box helps to reduce stress, change negative mindsets, and improve mood.
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 15th of the month
What's Included: Spending too much time plugged in and tuned out can definitely heighten self-doubt and lead to insecurity. Strive to find a good balance with the Unplugged Book Box. One of many relaxing gifts for anxiety sufferers, each monthly box provides the opportunity to disconnect and focus inward by sending 1 newly released hardcover YA or New Adult title, along with 4-6 bookish self-care or novelty items centered around a seasonally inspired message.
Price: Starts at $33.25/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries during the 1st week of each month
What's Included: If you’re looking for a gift that can help alleviate anxiety, the Succulents Monthly subscription can be a perfect distraction. Curated by expert gardeners, this monthly box delivers an assortment of vibrant and healthy succulents ready to pot. Gardening and tending to a growing collection of easy-care succulents provides a great chance to calm a racing mind.
Price: Starts at $10.41/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 25th of each month
What's Included: When self-satisfaction is at a low, find spiritual inspiration from mystical explorers and earth medicine lovers. Develop and practice the craft with each box from the Tamed Wild Apothecary. Featuring 7-9 themed items every month, unbox herbs, teas, jewels, crystals, ritual tools and more, including many full-size apothecary items, all of the highest quality.
Price: Starts at $27.55/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-21st every month
What's Included: When someone you love is having a difficult time finding motivation to tackle their anxieties, help them Do a Shot of Yoga! This monthly subscription is perfect when energy is in short supply. Unbox a yoga lifestyle book and 3-4 yoga accessories and self-care items each month, and unlock access to members-only digital content with easily digestible 10-minute shots of yoga, meditation and trainings. An interactive community helps offer moral support along the path to improved health.
Price: Starts at $36.66/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. immediately following receipt of order
What's Included: Begin a journey of self-love and acceptance with the Chasin’ Unicorns subscription. Curated with women in mind, this organic and holistic box includes items like crystal-infused handmade body care items, makeup, sage, tarot, tools, candles and more. Each month’s box also brings a large crystal to begin cleansing out negative emotions, healing and manifesting life’s desires.
Price: Starts at $32.00/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
What's Included: Those who suffer from anxious thoughts often find reading provides a focused distraction. If you’re not sure of titles that they’ll like, send the Literary Lights Club from Salmon Falls Reflections. Delivering an 8-oz literary-themed candle and 1 character-themed tea light, these handcrafted soy candles offer fun and function. With long burn times and pleasant fragrances, the candles also feature quotes from some of the best literary works for added inspiration.
Price: Starts at $12.00/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 18th of every month
What's Included: Put a smile on the face of that someone in your life who could use some positive vibes by bringing them the cheer that comes along with each colorful bunch delivered by Enjoy Flowers. Bringing freshly cut flowers once or twice each month, the farm-fresh blossoms are shipped 4 days after cutting to give them a long life with a guaranteed 7 days of floral enjoyment from each bouquet.
Price: Starts at $41.65/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. every Tuesday throughout the month
What's Included: CoachCrate is like having a life coach at the ready to offer guidance through the challenges life throws your way. Each themed monthly box includes a book with a reading guide, access to exclusive online coaching sessions, and 3-6 productivity, relaxation, growth and wellness items, all perfect for those feeling anxiety about taking the next step. Read plenty of inspiring words and useful advice in every box.
Price: Starts at $40.50/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 21st-23rd of every month