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Top 9 Top Stress Relievers For Under $20

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Updated December 02, 2010

It's hard to find the perfect gift. Fortunately, this list includes thoughtful gifts that help relieve stress for the recipient as well as you, the giver! Look through this list of stress relieving gifts for under $20 and find the perfect thing for that special someone--even if that someone is you! Each item has a description and approximate price next to it, to make "shopping" easier. Enjoy!

1. Bath & Body Works Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Gift Set

There's something wonderfully relaxing about soaking in a tub of water and either enjoying a quick meditation, or relaxing with your thoughts as the scent of relaxing aromatherapy envelops you to the sound of tiny bubbles popping one by one. Many people are too busy to make this a nightly ritual, but with a stress relief aromatherapy gift set, they may be encouraged to engage in this relaxing activity more often!  This set comes with eucalyptus and spearmint-scented body lotion, body wash, bath foam, and a mesh sponge.  You may not be able to visit a spa at 11pm on a weeknight, but this can be the next-best thing!

2. "Take-5" Anti-Stress Kit

This is a great spa kit for the price! It includes a loofah massage sponge (to reduce tension and stimulate circulation), anti=stress massage soap that includes essential oils, a massage brush, massage lotion and a soothing eye mask to help you create a spa treatment in your home. Feel great as you relax, and look great afterward.
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3. Tabletop Tranquility Fountains

These fountains are such a great deal, I have several at home! They sit on the table or shelf and provide a beautiful visual with the soothing sounds of water to make any room (including the office) more relaxing. They make a great gift for anyone--including yourself!
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4. Simple Abundance Gratitude Journal

Journaling has proven health benefits, and being thankful for what you have can help you feel less stressed about what you don’t have, and what you wish you didn’t have! This journal combines some of the best benefits of journaling with the practice of experiencing gratitude. It’ll help you develop a mindset that’s more resistant to stress.
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5. Aromatherapy Car Diffuser

Aromatherapy can be a great stress reliever. For the person with a difficult commute, this can be the ultimate stress reliever: an aromatherapy diffuser that plugs into the car's cigarette lighter! Could this actually make traffic a relaxing experience?
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6. Lavender Essential Oil

Aromatherapy has soothing properties, and lavender in particular is calming. This oil can be burned in any diffuser to help everyone in the room (or car) feel less stressed.
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7. Electronic Calorie Pedometer

Exercise is a great stress reliever, and this fun pedometer includes a tally of distance traveled, steps taken and calories burned, to make walking or jogging fun and encouraging. For the right person, this gift can be just the motivation needed to stick with a healthy new exercise habit and feel great.
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8. Silk Long Underwear

Silk Long Johns allow people to get out and get moving when it’s cold (exercise is a great stress reliever!) or feel super-cozy staying inside sipping tea (another favorite way to relieve stress). Having the soft feel of silk on their skin makes most people feel warm, safe and relaxed. These are enough reasons for me!
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9. Slow Cooker

While they're not new, slow cookers have made a comeback because of their convenience. With today's stressful, busy lifestyles, who wouldn't like to throw a few things into a pot in the morning and come home to a house that smells great and a meal that tastes delicious? This crock pot is a smaller one, which would be ideal for one- or two-person households, and it comes at a great price.
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