30 Soothing Gifts For Your Stressed Out Boyfriend

Relationships are fun and exciting. They make people happy and help them to feel loved. Overall, relationships are really great things that just make life better.

When your boyfriend is feeling totally stressed out and upset all the time, though, things can become a little more complicated and a lot less fun.

Help provide your boyfriend with a little stress relief and bring the fun back into your relationship by buying him some of these great gifts for stressed-out boyfriends.

30 Gift Ideas For Your Stressed Out Boyfriend

massage ball roller

There’s Nothing Quite Like a Massage: MyoStorm Heating Vibrating Massage Ball Roller

There are few things better in life for stress relief than a good massage. This vibrating massage ball is only about four inches in diameter, but it’s absolutely perfect for hitting all those knots and sore spots in your boyfriend’s back, shoulders, neck, feet and more.

It features three different levels of vibration, and there’s an added bonus of a heat feature if your boyfriend prefers a warm massage. The battery life of the massager is good, lasting about an hour and half before it needs a recharge, which can be achieved via a USB-C charger plugged into a wall plug or your laptop.

Echo show HD smart display

A Virtual Personal Assistant: Echo Show with Premium 10.1” HD Smart Display

If your boyfriend’s stress stems from a general, overall lack of organization and/or not having enough free time to connect with his loved ones, buy him an Alexa Show to help with both those problems. The Alexa Show can act as a central hub for every single Smart item in your boyfriend’s home.

Additionally, it can be his personal assistant, keeping track of his appointments, reminding him to get up and stretch, walk, move around, etc. The Alexa Show is also great for dropping in on friends and loved ones for a little one-on-one, meaningful conversation and connection.

lumie bodyclock rise 100

A More Peaceful Way to Wake Up: Lumie Bodyclock Rise 100

For many people, waking up is the hardest, most awful part of the day. Waking up to a loud, blaring alarm clock makes it even worse. If your boyfriend hates mornings, buy him the Lumie Bodyclock, which is a calm, peaceful way to start each day.

The clock begins to light up 30 minutes before his alarm is set to go off, getting brighter and brighter for the next 30 minutes to simulate waking up to a natural sunrise. He can also set the clock to end the 30-minute-wake-up with a final burst of sunrise-level light intensity or an alarm beep.

There’s a similar “unwind sunset” feature that helps him wind down and relax at night as well.


A Soothing Day in the Sun: Cotton Rope Double Hammock with Wood Spreader

Sometimes all it takes to unwind and ease your worries is to spend a little quiet time in nature. This cotton rope hammock is perfect for that. It’s comfortable, durable and breathable, and it’s the perfect place for a lazy day in the sun, an afternoon nap or a quiet meditation or reading spot.

The kit comes with everything your boyfriend will need to assemble and hang the hammock, and the whole thing is actually large enough and sturdy enough for you to crawl in beside him if he needs a comforting presence to help him calm down.

boxing bag

A Little Physical Stress Relief: Dripex Freestanding Punching Bag Heavy Boxing Bag

If your boyfriend’s the type who prefers to relieve his stress and anxiety in a physical way, give him a healthy way of doing that with this 69″, 182-pound, free-standing, kickboxing bag. This model has been upgraded with dual TPU shock absorbers and springs that give it 360° shock and noise absorption.

The base of the bag is a rounded ABS base with suction cups to keep it firmly attached to one spot on the floor for a stable, authentic boxing experience.

diffuser and essential oil set

Some Aromatherapy for Relaxation: Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set with 10 Oils

It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, young or old, human or pet; essential oils and aromatherapy can be incredibly calming. This diffuser is particularly nice. It looks great and fits in with most decor.

Additionally, it has seven ambient light modes and two intensity settings from which your boyfriend can choose. There’s also a timer that’ll allow him to set the diffuser to come on automatically at a certain time.

Finally, it comes with ten of the most popular and soothing essential oils including lavender, jasmine, spearmint and more.

playstation 4 pro

The Gift of Escaping to Another World: PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

Sometimes the best way to combat stress is to simply lose yourself in another world for a little while. That’s what this PS4 console can do for your boyfriend. It’s currently the ultimate performer in console gaming and will allow him to game in brilliant 4K.

It features a Boost Mode for increased power, and the graphics are unbeatable thanks to the HDR technology the console uses. It also has a terabyte of internal memory, which practically eliminates the need for memory cards.

Buy him a totally immersive game like Skyrim, Final Fantasy or The Witcher, and he’ll be living stress-free in a fantasy world for several hours each day.

fire HD table and eReader

Take Him Places He’s Never Gone Before: Fire HD 10 Tablet & eReader

Another great way to help your boyfriend escape his own boring reality into another beautiful world is through reading. Get him the Fire HD 10, and he’ll have access to all of his favorite books, magazines, etc.

He can even download the apps for his local library, audio book apps like Audible and even his favorite games if he wants to zone out in a different way. Because this is a tablet with full capabilities, not just an eReader, he’ll also be able to browse the net, watch his favorite shows and connect with loved ones through social media.

cloudliving experiences

To Get His Heart Pumping: Epic Adventure Tours From Virgin Experiences

Anyone can take a flying lesson, but it’s another class of man that climbs into the front seat of a vintage 1941 biplane.

With Virgin experience gifts, you can treat him to all kinds of awesome, edge-of-your seat thrills, including piloting, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting and race car driving. Some of the experiences are everyday bucket list items like scuba diving or going on a hot air balloon ride, but others are tailored to specific interests. If he’s a history buff who would love World War II planes or a surfer who would kill to ride some extreme waves, see what virgin has to offer.

tea bags sampler box

A Relaxing Cup of Tea (or Three!): Ahmed Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Box (60 Count)

If you’re looking for a way to get woken up and energized, you drink coffee; if you’re looking for a way to relax, unwind and de-stress, you head for the tea bags instead. Help your boyfriend come home to relaxing evenings and nights full of deep, peaceful sleep by buying him this extra-large tea assortment.

It contains two packs each of 30 different flavors of popular London teas. Each is individually wrapped in foil to preserve both the aroma and the taste, and the box itself is quite beautiful.

bath and body gift basket

A Soothing Bath and Time with You: Bath and Body Gift Basket For Women and Men

Sometimes all your boyfriend really needs to help him relax and de-stress is intimate time alone with you. Give him that and a delightful, aromatic soak in warm, bubbly water with this gift. It’s an 11-piece set that includes a bath bomb, bath salt, bath oil, bubble bath and more.

Everything is infused with almond oil, which smells great and is also quite good for his skin. If you’re worried about the gift seeming too feminine, don’t be. Your boyfriend will quickly change his mind about that when he sees you plan to share this relaxing experience with him.

foot massager machine

Ease Aching Feet to Ease Anxiety: Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine

No matter what kind of stress your boyfriend has going on in his life, everything just feels so much worse when he’s hurting too. Help him ease the pain in his aching feet with this multi-functional, Shiatsu foot massager.

It comes with several adjustable settings including heat mode, adjustable air compression intensity, preset massage modes and more. Not only will it help relieve pain and stress, it can also help boost the blood circulation in his feet and improve overall foot health.

coloring book

A Less Expensive Form of Anger Management: 50 Shades Of Bullsh*t: Dark Edition: Swear Word Coloring Book

Sometimes it’s the small things in life that keep us going. If your boyfriend is the type who likes to relieve stress in a more creative manner, pick him up this swear word coloring book for adults. It contains 58 single-sided pages of swear words and ugly phrases for him to color.

Because the pages are single-sided, he can use markers or whatever he wants for coloring without fear of the ink seeping through to another page. Each image is also set against a black background, which just kind of fits the mood sometimes.

By the end of his first “Dumb*ss!” he’ll have relieved some stress and put a smile back on his face through sheer enjoyment and giddiness.

bowflex home GYM series

For Aggressive Stress Relief: Bowflex Home Gym Series

This is another gift for the boyfriend who prefers to get rid of stress in a physical way. It’s an all-in-one Bowflex home gym set on which he can perform more than 25 full-body exercises to help work off some excess energy and anger.

He can set up to 200 pounds of maximum resistance, and it features a built-in media rack, horizontal bench press and a folding bench for taking up less space in storage. The added bonus for you is that all those angry workout sessions should make his body very nice to look at too.

eye mask wireless headphones

Help Him Tune Out the World: Bluetooth Sleep Eye Mask Wireless Headphones

If your boyfriend’s life sometimes gets so stressful that all he can do is tune out the world for a little while, this combination sleep mask/Bluetooth headphones set will help with that. Whether he uses it for sleeping or just to separate himself from his surroundings for a while, this is the perfect accessory.

The Bluetooth headphones allow him to listen to his music or soothing sounds without additional headphones, and the eye mask will give him complete light blockout at any time of day. It even has a built-in microphone if he decides he wants to take a call in the middle of his de-stress session.

hemp gummies for relieving  stress

They Do the Body Good: Hemp Gummies for Relieving Stress and Anxiety

These delicious gummies are perfect for the boyfriend who believes swears by taking supplements. These hemp gummies contain all kinds of things that should help your boyfriend feel less stressed and healthier overall.

They’re full of hemp, protein, Omegas 3, 6 and 9, fiber, antioxidants found in various vitamins and more. They should help stabilize his mood, reduce his anxiety and stress levels and provide him with a good night’s sleep.

Plus, they’re super yummy!

electric scalp massager

Everyone Loves a Head Massage: LATME Electric Scalp Massager

For many people, when stress becomes an issue, headaches soon follow. With this incredible scalp massager, your boyfriend can relax, unwind, get rid of his headaches and feel extraordinary. The massager has 28 separate nodes and deep-kneading capabilities.

Using it feels absolutely incredible and provides your boyfriend with numerous health benefits including increased blood circulation in the scalp, relief of headaches and aching neck muscles, etc.

It could potentially stimulate hair growth as well, which could be particularly beneficial if his stress has led him to start pulling his out!

desk decor

A Fun Little Distraction: SPOLEY Desk Decor Sculpture Toys Stress Relief

This is the perfect gift for the boyfriend who’s looking for a way to manage stressful situations at work without yelling, cussing or losing his temper. It’s a creative desk toy that gives him something to do with his hands.

It also takes his mind off things, helps stimulate his brain and creativity and relieves both stress and boredom. It’s also just a lot of fun to play with, and fun can be its own kind of stress relief in the middle of a bad day.

The kit includes the magnetic base and 221 balls of various sizes for use in creating all his different works of art.


Wrap Him Up in Your Love: Adult’s Weighted Blanket 20-lb Cooling Heavy Blanket

Weighted blankets have become more and more popular over the last few years. People with sensory disorders or who’re prone to anxiety and stress are especially fond of them. This particular weighted blanket is 20 pounds, but there are several different options from which you can choose.

The blankets in this line start at five pounds and go all the way up to the maximum 25 pounds. There are also several different color options, so you should be able to pick one that’s right for him.

tabletop water fountain

A Totally Soothing Experience: Pure Garden 50-LG5067 Tabletop Water Fountain 3-Tier

There’s just something soothing and calming about the sounds of nature. Sadly, though, your boyfriend can’t just stop what he’s doing and walk out into the woods anytime he’s feeling stressed. Get him this small, unobtrusive and attractive desk water fountain instead.

There are several tabletop waterfalls on the market, but this one is one of the best. In addition to the sounds of water running and splashing, there’s also a place for a small candle. Grab your boyfriend a pack of small, aromatherapy candles, and he can immerse himself in total-senses-calming experience.

The sound of the water, the scent of the candle and the sight of the gentle flame reflected against the wet stones will all combine to make him feel like he’s out in the middle of nature’s calming beauty, no matter where he actually is.


Stress Relief for the Senses: WoodWick Lavender Spa HearthWick Candle, Purple

Lavender has been proven time and time again to relieve stress and anxiety. It has multiple positive properties and health benefits, and it’s even used to treat depression, restlessness and insomnia as well.

If something so small and simple can do so much good, why wouldn’t you buy it for your boyfriend? With this candle, he’ll be surrounded by the soothing scent of lavender. Additionally, because the candle has a wooden wick, he’ll be able to listen to the crackling and popping of actual burning wood, which is just as relaxing as the lavender smell.

It’s made of real essential oils and will burn for up to 50 hours.

massage oil

Some Hands-On Stress Relief: Massage Oil with Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oils

If you’re looking for a more hands-on approach to get your boyfriend to experience the benefits of lavender, try this lavender and chamomile massage oil instead. The scent of the oil is comforting and relaxing, but even more importantly, the feel of you massaging it into his skin, easing the tension in his back, neck and shoulder blades will bring him some much-needed peace and tranquility.

The oil can be used by hand or with any number of different massage tools. The oil is non-greasy and non-toxic, and it’s mild enough that it shouldn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.

acupuncture mat

For All Those Little Aches and Pains: LYAPKO Acupuncture Mat Big Pad

This is another way for your stressed-out boyfriend to get a little physical pain relief even when you’re not around to help. It’s an 18.9″ x 10.8″ Acupuncture mat covered in tiny needles. It’s guaranteed to help ease pain in his neck, back and feet, as well as help strengthen his hormone balance and immune system.

It can also relieve stress and fatigue, enhance his mood, boost his energy level and increase his productivity. The great thing about this mat is that if he doesn’t love it, he can return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

wind chimes

The Sound of Serenity: ASTARIN 36″ Wind Chimes Outdoor Deep Tone

What’s more peaceful than sitting in quiet reflection, listening to the gentle sounds of wind chimes blowing in the breeze? Whether your boyfriend just wants to sit outside and enjoy the song of the chimes or if he wants to use them as background ambiance while meditating, these gorgeous, 36-inch chimes are perfect for his needs.

The materials and construction of these chimes give them a deep, low tone that’s infinitely soothing and lovely to hear. The engraved Tree of Life (or Yggdrasil, if he prefers) also makes them look just as beautiful as they sound.

The five minute journal book

A Little Time for Himself: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

Help your boyfriend start his day off right by taking a few minutes to himself each morning just to center himself, de-stress and prepare for the day. The book features a couple hundred pages, and each page has a few different self-reflection type questions for him to think about and muse over before starting his day.

This little journal will help him focus on all the good aspects of his life while tuning out the negative, which should help him be a little more lighthearted and stress-free at the start of each day.

Danheim Mannavegr audio CD

Some Viking War Music to Ease His Anger: Mannavegr by Danheim Audio CD

This may seem like an odd gift to give your boyfriend, especially if he isn’t traditionally a fan of “Viking War Music,” which is pretty much what this is. However, once he opens it and gives it a try, he’ll quickly understand why you bought it for him.

If you aren’t familiar with Danheim, he’s a Danish ambient and Nordic folk musician who focuses on dark Nordic, Viking and shamanic music. It’s great music in which to lose oneself and rid oneself of a little frustration and anger along with the pounding drums and warlike chants.

Reviewers of this cd call it “great meditation music,” “blood stirring,” “very dramatic and stirring,” “brilliant” and “stress relief through sound.”

hand therapy exercise stress balls

Squeeze Out the Stress: Serenilite 3X Hand Therapy Exercise Stress Ball Bundle

These are perfect for the relief of stress, anxiety and nervous energy. Using them can help your boyfriend relieve physical discomfort, strengthen his grip and prevent himself from committing violence against ignorant people in stressful situations.

Each and every squeeze will help improve his focus and soothe his mind. It’s also great for people with carpal tunnel and/or arthritis. The whole set comes with a lifetime warranty as well.

mini bonsai plant kit

Give Him Something to Care For: Mini Bonsai Plant Growing Kit

Having something that depends on you to take care of it and keep it alive can be stressful if that something’s a baby or an elderly relative. If that something is a bonsai tree, though, it can actually be a form of stress relief that takes your boyfriend’s mind off his own problems and gets him focusing on something else entirely.

This kit comes with four different types of bonsai seeds, four soil potting mix pods, four pots/grow bags, four plant markers, all the tools he’ll need to grow and take care of his tree, a beautiful wooden planter box and instructions about bonsai trees.

Help him get out of his own head for a little while and devote his time to caring for something else.

wheel of time book set

Give Him an Escape to a Magical Realm: The Complete Wheel of Time Book Series 15 Book Set

For many people, there’s no better way to de-stress than to escape the mundane reality of day-to-day life in favor of a fantastical, magical world. By giving your boyfriend the complete Wheel of Time collection by Robert Jordan, you’re actually giving him hours and hours worth of escape into a world more beautiful and magical than his own.

He’ll forget all about his own stress as he loses himself in the pages of these high fantasy novels. He’ll love the gift, but be warned: You may lose him to the books for quite some time.

coffee mug

A Daily Affirmation: Funny Guy Mugs Captain Awesome Ceramic Coffee Mug

Sometimes a little affirmation about how great he is is the only thing your boyfriend needs to break up the monotony of a stressful day and help him feel a little bit better. That’s exactly what this novelty coffee mug does.

The mug is a typical coffee mug. It holds coffee and can be put safely in the microwave or dishwasher, but the design on the mug is what makes it so great. Every time your boyfriend looks at it, he’ll remember he’s “Captain Awesome.

” It’s also a not-so-subtle reminder to everyone else who sees it as well.

fidget pad for anxiety and stress

Something to Do with His Hands: Duddy-Cam Fidget Pad for Anxiety and Stress Relief

If your boyfriend’s stress level has risen to the point of nail biting and skin picking, this is another cute, little fidget toy that’ll give him something else to do with his hands rather than destroying them due to anxiety.

This little gadget allows him to click, rub, shift, turn and twist several different buttons, knobs, joysticks, etc. In addition to giving him a stress-relieving activity to do with his hands, this toy can also help him focus better and to not be so impatient.

It may be small, but it’s a powerful tool that’ll help keep his mind calm and occupied in stressful situations.

A Gift to Soothe the Stressed-Out Soul

Everyone feels a little stressed and upset sometimes. Whether your boyfriend’s stress is coming from troubles at work, money problems, strife in his personal relationships or something else, too much of it can have some seriously negative impacts on both his health and his relationship with you. If your boyfriend is suffering from an undue amount of stress, the best thing you can do is simply to be there for him and give him whatever he needs, within reason, to help him work through it.

Of course, an unexpected gift never hurts either.
Receiving gifts, especially unexpected gifts that are given when there’s really no occasion to give gifts, makes people feel loved, special and appreciated. Buying your boyfriend a “just because” gift can help lighten his mood and remind him that you’re in his corner and there for him no matter what. Surprisingly enough, even that small gesture can sometimes be enough to help ease his stress level.

When picking the perfect gift for helping relieve your boyfriend’s stress, try to figure out what exactly he needs to help him feel less anxious. If you think taking his mind off his problems completely is the way to go, give him something he can lose himself in for a while, something that’ll keep his mind occupied entirely so that he doesn’t have room to worry about whatever it is that’s upsetting him. If, instead, your boyfriend is the type who prefers to relieve stress in a physical way, give him a gift that’ll allow him to do that.

Maybe he needs some sort of weight bench or a punching bag. Perhaps even just a small stress reliever that he could squeeze, twist and fidget with when he’s most anxious would work just as well. Maybe your boyfriend is the type of person who enjoys a little pampering every now and then. If that’s what he needs to help him feel more relaxed and at peace with himself, then that’s the gift you should give him.


How do you deal with stressful situations when they arise?

How do you help your boyfriend and other loved ones deal with their stress? If there’s a gift you’ve given your boyfriend that helped him feel more relaxed, we’d love to hear about it.

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