20 Best Aromatherapy Gifts of 2023 for the Friend Who Needs to Relax

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I don’t think I know anyone who isn’t anxious these days. But, throughout all of the madness that comes from everyday life, there are some ways that we can slow it all down and give ourselves a few minutes (or even seconds) of calm. Among them: aromatherapy. So, what better gift to give than one that incorporates this soothing sensation? For the giftee who could use some zen in their lives, enter: the best aromatherapy gifts to give this season. Or anytime, really.

These gifts obviously won’t fix everything, but they will create a relaxing moment in your giftee’s day. It’s all about creating pockets of peace amidst the chaos! Aromatherapy uses your sense of smell to calm your mind and body, so these gifts are top-notch picks for anyone that’s overworked or overwhelmed.

Think about what happens when you light a candle—you just feel a little more, well, at peace. These aromatherapy gifts take that idea a step further by incorporating specific relaxing scents, like lavender and eucalyptus, to guarantee you can unwind and take a deep breath.

When I think of aromatherapy, essential oil diffusers immediately come to mind, but aromatherapy gifts go beyond these (although they also make great gifts!) and include pillow sprays, scented bracelets and even the OG classic reed diffuser. Not everything has to be high-tech, people!

I included some out-of-the-box ideas, like shower steamers, which will take your friends’ #showerthoughts to a whole new level, and an aromatherapy eye pillow, which feels like an at-home face massage. Read on for the whole list, and while you’re at, you might want to pick up a few things for yourself.

It’s going to be a long winter, and we all need some extra self-care equipment on-hand. Treat yourself!