April is Stress Awareness Month and it couldn't have come at a more important time with many people adjusting to 'normal' life after lockdown. Modern life presents many causes for stress, so it's a good thing that wellbeing is spoken about openly and given the attention it deserves.
We all try to check in on one another as much as we can, but sometimes, you'll want to go a step further and really show someone you're thinking of them. It is touching how many of our customers send ready-made 'de-stress' gift boxes or handpick their own calming gifts to build a 'time out' box for loved ones. Here are some ideas to help you choose or create your your own.
We're all different, and naturally the way we deal with stress varies from person to person. Some will be calmed with warming tea, others a soak in the bath, so we've created a range of 'time out' boxes that cater to different needs, but inspire relaxation and rest. Discover our calming boxes here.
The practice of aromatherapy helps millions of people to manage stress and, in our opinion, there's no better method of enjoying peace of mind on the go than Scentered range of mood-balancing aromatherapy balms. These handy, pocket-size balm sticks can be applied regularly to pulse points, helping you move through the phases of your day in an emotionally balanced way.
Combining inspirational thoughts, therapeutic colouring, room to write and draw and much more, wellbeing journals can have an incredibly positive impact on our loved one's state of mind. We love The Wellbeing Journal created by Mind Charity and The Kindness Journal by Jaime Thurston. For men, This Book Could Help offers a 'Men's Headspace Manual', and for teenagers we highly recommend Be Happy Be You which includes tons of ideas to try from creating an anxiety toolkit, to planning a digital detox and meditating.
Knowing your loved ones as well as you do, you'll have your own ideas about what will ease their stress and make them smile. For some, a great big box of sweets will give them a happy glow, for others, it could be a happy hour spent in the tub or everything they need for a blissful night's sleep. Whatever you choose, remember that one of the most important parts of your gift will be the words you use to show you care. We carefully handwrite your accompanying card and are often deeply touched by the love our customers show their friends and family, particularly when times are hard.