21 Best Gifts for Someone Who Needs a Break

Have a friend, family member, or loved one that is overdue for some rest and relaxation? If someone who is stressed or just busy and overtired applies dedicated time on a regular basis to relax the rejuvenation benefits can be life-changing.

So what sorts of activities and gifts can you give someone who needs a break and bring about this much-needed change?

Well to name a few a comfortable chair, a view, quiet, sunshine, shade, reading, passive learning, time away from work, hobbies and the list goes on.

These types of relaxation are intangible and often very difficult for someone who is busy to even contemplate.

We all know people like this but sometimes an actual vacation is just not possible. But there are other activities we can undertake where we are still functioning that are very relaxing.

Gift ideas for someone who needs a break

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Gifts Ideas for Someone Who Needs a Break

I am going to start with the perfect gifts that will help overcome tiredness and help revitalize immediately. The price of some of these personal massaging items costs less than an initial appointment with a massage therapist.

We need to get your friend to put those electronic devices all in one place, charging and ready to take with them while they have a break.

1. Wireless Charging Station

Charging Station
4-in-1 Wireless Charging Station Apple Watch Charger

The 4-in-1 wireless charging station pictured above recharges personal devices all in one place wirelessly. This particular model holds the products set out below.

  • Apple Watch charger stand (MFi Certified) for Apple Watch Series 5/4/3/2
  • AirPods Pro, iPhone 11/Pro/1Pro Max/SE
  • Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra (Adapter Included)

2. Neck Massager

Neck and Body Massager

This portable massager can be used anywhere at any time. Allowing the user to help alleviate stress and discomfort be they are hit. Then when it is time to relax – WOW…

3. Foot Massager

Foot Massager

This compact foot massager can be used anywhere even at the office. The remote control ability and charcoal grey unit mean it can be hidden anywhere for ease of use.

Regular use means you do not need to wait until you are sore, tired, and stressed. Manage these symptoms before they hit.

4. Aromatherapy Diffuser

Essential oil diffuser complete with pure oils

Yet another gift idea that can be used at any time to induce a sense of well-being and relaxation. Or if the mood requires you can mix some oils together to revitalize, stimulate, and invigorate.

The important key here is to obtain pure oils – some cheap brands have other additives that are no good for us. Sure they might smell (stink) but they contain no therapeutic powers.

5. Essential Oil Candles

Read the reviews and benefits of these soothing essential oil candles

These candles are my number one choice when I want to burn candles. This is because I am secure in the knowledge that I will not be harmed by any additives.

  • 100% Organic soy vegan wax candle with
  • 100% Pure lavender vanilla organic essential oil –
  • 100% Cotton-paper lead-free wicks
  • Paraffin free
  • Paraben and phthalate-free
  • Eco friendly
  • Reusable jar

6. Relaxation Blanket

Knit Chenille blanket perfect for unwinding

If this blanket doesn’t convey the message “get over here and binge-watch your favorite show or read a book” then nothing will… They are a great size and there is a color to suit all decors.

7. Beverages

Relaxing drinks like tea and hot chocolate are always a great gift especially tasting packs.


Taylor of Harrogate Assorted Teas

Hot Chocolate

Ghirardelli chocolate, sweet ground chocolate, and cocoa. Tins, sachets, and other types.

8. Full Body Bath Pillow

Full Body Bath Pillow

Anyone who loves a soak in the tub will love this full-body bath pillow, which supports the neck for a longer tub time.

9. Bath Soak

bath salt
All-natural coconut milk bath soak

Once again a natural product to avoid chemical damage. Softens and rehydrates. The fragrance is subtle coconut and vanilla.

10. Hooded Bath Robe

Plush bathrobe with hood

Ultimate plush robe to wear around the house day while relaxing or for snuggling into after soaking in a relaxing tub.

11. Aromatherapy Bracelet

Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Essential oil diffuser bracelet with the power of magnets. It can be used for Aromatherapy,  perfume, fragrance, or as a scent diffuser.

Classic “Tree of Life” cover with Crystal crystal to finish the look.

12. Knitting Kit

Knitting Kit
Knitting Kits

A project that can be achieved over time. Relax at night while watching some television and have a handmade something in no time at all. Many styles and colors are available.

13. Wireless Headphones

Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Bluetooth wireless headphones – no disturbing anyone else – not only good for home use but you can take them anywhere – turn it up lose yourself and relax…

14. 7″ Tablet

Fire 10 Tablet – great price – great colors

Your friend or loved one has not entered this century. Now is the time to introduce them to a new way to entertain themselves. Believe me, even the stoic who refuses to convert – really only needs a little assistance with operating the new technology…

  • Communicate
  • Games
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Movies

15. Crocs Clogs

Crocs Classic Clog Slip-on Shoes in 42 colors

We all love to slip on a pair of comfortable shoes and go for a walk. Crocs are good in all weather and are comfortable as well as easy to care for. 42 colors to choose from – something for all – kids, men, and women…

16. Sloggers

Full-color range for yourself

I am a little bit in love with these slip on’s! 33 colors to choose from names like California Dreaming, Bee BluePrint, and Tulip Black Print these wet weather shoes are useful and stylish.

17. Self Chilling Wine Glasses

Double-wall insulated freezable drink chilling tumbler

Never have to worry about wine that is not chilled again. Self-chilling wine glasses live in your freezer ready to be filled with your favorite wine. Always cold for you and any guests that might pop over while you are taking some time out. They come in sets or can be bought singly if you want to choose colors.

What Is a Really Thoughtful Gift?

18. Personalized Gifts

Personalized or monogrammed gifts are really thoughtful. There is literally nothing out there that cannot be personalized. Just a few include mugs, pillows, books, D.I.Y. gifts, and Christmas gifts.

Personalized cutting board

What Do You Get Someone Who Is Picky?

We all have picky people in our lives. One thing I have learned is that picky people tend to be very practical as well. I have found a couple of ideas that your friend should be happy with…

19. A Book – Wine with Food!

Wine With Food Recipe Book

This book Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from the New York Times has to be a winner for someone picky.

Being able to match wine with food is a skill – learning a new skill would make them happy – alas others around them will be impressed at happy too.

20. Selection of Mustard

Gourmet Mustard Sampler

Sampler sets as gifts are always fun. The fussy or picky friend is sure to find a new favorite from this Mustard and Co. sampler set.

With five flavors to choose from in a nice-looking cycler – you will certainly have them intrigued when they see the gift-wrapped shape of the cylinder…

21. Tone Therapy System

therapy system
Tone Therapy System

The Tone Therapy System is the perfect way to introduce someone to the benefits of meditation and yoga. Tone Therapy is a new type of meditation device that uses sound waves to help you relax and de-stress.

It’s like yoga for your mind, and it can be used by people of all ages and experience levels. The Tone Therapy System is a great way to reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase focus and concentration. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who could use a little more peace and relaxation in their life!

22. Everyday Wear

2 Piece Everyday wear

When you’re feeling generous and want to give someone a break, a sweatsuit is perfect. It’s warm and comfortable and perfect for relaxing in. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose the perfect one for the person you’re giving it to. Whether they need a break from work, school, or just life in general, the gift of everyday wear is sure to help them relax and feel comfortable.

Final Thoughts – Gifts for Someone Who Needs a Break

I know you will find a gift from the list above that your friend who needs a break-even if they cannot take a vacation, are stuck at home, are bedridden, recovering from surgery, or have a terrible breakup. Don’t wait for their Birthday give them a thoughtful gift today!

Find nothing in the list above don’t forget the old faithful like;

  • gift basket
  • flowers
  • gift certificate
  • your time
  • a day together
  • meet for coffee
  • a bit of Facetime fun

Gifts for your someone special 🤍