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DIY Stress Relief Gifts – Stress Relief kits with printable

DIY Stress Relief Gifts

DIY stress relief gifts are basically simple and thoughtful ideas to help out someone who might be stressed out. Stressful times are overwhelming and small gestures of care, thought or concern of a friend is all it takes to put a smile on their face. Just knowing that someone is thinking about you and that you are not alone doesn’t require extravagant gifts always.

Stress relief kit is a cute gift that is intended to express your care and concern and reassure that someone is always there for them. It contain small items that are easy to find and can be presented in many different ways. You can put them in a bag with a ribbon tie or in a small jar accompanied by printable with sayings that helps to cheer up, distract and act as a stress reduction gift.

Why stress relief gifts?

We all encounter such situations which bring anxiety. A few moments of depression coming to my mind are:

  • -moving house
  • -writing an exam
  • -starting a new job or working on a big project
  • -a sleepless mother with a newborn
  • -struggling with an illness
  • -or just having a really bad day

There can be various reasons to cheer up someone and put a smile on their face with a small gesture that speaks louder than the words!

DIY Stress Relief Kit


You will need:

  • Rubber band
  • Eraser
  • Rock
  • String
  • Cotton ball
  • Starburst
  • Lifesaver candy
  • Hearts
  • Tissues
  • Print out
  • Zipper bag, small jar or paper box

Put all the items in a bag, jar or box with the print out. Tie a small ribbon around and that’s it. An easy gesture that is perfect to express that you are thinking about them in this stressful time and hoping this will cheer them up.

Here’s a quick video for how to put it all together:


Stress relief printable

  • RUBBER BAND: to keep you flexible and bouncing back
  • ERASER: to remind you that you can always start again
  • ROCK: to keep you grounded
  • STRING: to help you to hold it all together
  • COTTON BALL: to cushion any rough road ahead
  • STARBURST: to give you a burst of energy when you need it
  • HEARTS: to always remember that someone cares
  • TISSUES: to dry your tears and to remind you that it’s okay to cry
  • LIFESAVER CANDY: to remind you that it’s ok to ask for help


Free printable for personal use only.

Anti stress kit items

Some items that would make great additions to this kit include:

1. Essential oils

Natural essential oils can help reduce stress and have been proven to contain healing properties that derive from nature like trees, flowers and leaves. It is believed that the smell of essential oils can improve your mood and calm you down.

My personal favourite are ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oils. Some of the best essential oils for stress relief are:

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Tea tree
  • Lemongrass

2. Tea

Tea is believed to soothe nerves and relax the mind. It is beneficial when someone is feeling under the weather. I personally love David’s tea for stress relief. It comes in cute packaging as well.

3. Bath salts

Another great choice is bath salts. Stress can take a toll on your body. It’s better to relax those tense muscles and heal your body with salts which in turn heals your mind. Essential oil and epsom salt together can work wonders.

4. Chocolates

Some chocolates especially dark chocolates that your recipient truly loves would cheer them up big time. Chocolate too is proven to relief stress. It also improves heart and brain health and fight disease.

5. Face mask

Face mask would make a lovely addition to the kit and act as a reminder that making time to care for yourself will always bring joy back in life.

6. Journal

Last but not the least is a journal with a pen or other stationery if you like. Sometimes we just stress because we think too much. Writing helps heal and problem solve by making us focus on the matter at hand. Writing down our thoughts also helps get things out of our head and help plan and be more productive. This beautiful gift can act as a reminder!

7. Coloring books

Coloring books can help distract and improve mindfulness. There’s various varieties to choose from nature, abstract to architecture and so forth. Adult coloring books are designed to serve the purpose of reducing stress and indulge in a relaxing activity.

Alternatively, you can buy amazing stress relief kits at Etsy.

Stress relief kit ideas

I also found some amazing ideas that I thought I should share, these include:


1. Anti depression kit


via pinterest.ca/pin/373869206540109842/

2. Teacher survival kit


via fivehearthome

3. Business owners survival kit


4. Co-worker survival kit


via pinterest – seeking original source
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5. DIY Stress relief gift


via cutefetti

6. Test taking survival kit


via pinterest – seeking original source
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7. Moms Emergency Relief Kit


via moms and munchkins

8. New home survival kit


via pinterest.com/pin/618822805030770637/

9. Stress relief gift


via hojo teaching adventures

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3 responses to “DIY Stress Relief Gifts – Stress Relief kits with printable”

  1. Michelle says:

    These are such great ideas to give as small gifts. Sometimes small gestures lets others see how much you really care!

  2. Allyson says:

    A stress relief gift is a perfect idea that so many would appreciate. Thanks for the additional ideas you listed. I’m visiting from Craftastic Monday. 🙂

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