Gift Ideas For A Child With Anxiety

25 Calming and Relaxing Gift Ideas For Children With Anxiety


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Anxiety is something which affects a huge number of people. While suffering from anxiety yourself can be hard, having a child with anxiety can be one of the most challenging experiences a parent can undergo. But there are things you can do to make it easier in small ways. Whether you are the parents of a child with anxiety or you know someone who is, these gifts are a great way to help children to understand and cope with the challenges they may face due to their anxiety. Mental health can be difficult to talk about – show them it’s okay to share with these great gifts.

  1. Don’t Worry, Be Happy Book

  2. Don't Worry, Be Happy Book
    Anxiety is not easy to deal with, especially for children who may not understand why they feel the way they do. This guide by Poppy O’Neill is invaluable for both parents and children alike, from recognising signs of anxiety to remedying them. Using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, this fun and informative book is packed with activities aimed at children age 7-11.

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  3. Puzzle Fidget Educational Toy

  4. Puzzle Fidget Educational Toy
    Suitable for children over seven years old, this rainbow ball is an excellent stress reliever. Using a smaller ball and the twelve different coloured holes, this toy can help with memory function and hand-eye coordination skills. Not only this, but it provides a wonderful distraction to children who are stressed and struggling.

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  5. Weighted Blanket

  6. Weighted Blanket
    Adults and children have both taken a lot of comfort in weighted blankets, and this one is excellent for little ones. Made from cooling cotton, you can get a blanket which suits your child’s body weight (the general consensus is that ten percent of your body weight is the best weight of blanket). The extra weight is proven to relieve stress and anxiety, while helping with any sensory issues your child may be struggling with.

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  7. Zuru Tangle

  8. Zuru Tangle
    Fidgeting gets something of a bad name, but fidget toys are big news. This Tangle toy can be twisted and shaped, perfect for keeping hands busy and minds distracted from feelings of anxiety. This toy is perfect for children and can help them to focus and stay calm even in more stressful or anxiety-inducing situations.

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  9. Aromatherapy Dough

  10. Aromatherapy Dough
    Essential oils are used in a number of ways, and now you can even use them to help your child to feel less stressed and anxious – without them even knowing! This aromatherapy dough is imbued with lavender, juniper, rosewood and geranium to provide children with soothing scents as they play. This can help them to relax, while the rich purple colour promotes calm.

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  11. Dreamegg White Noise Machine

  12. Dreamegg White Noise Machine
    Worrying can cause a lot of sleepless nights, and for children with anxiety, this can just make their feelings more difficult to manage. Help them to drift off to sleep easily and naturally with the Dreamegg White Noise Machine. This handy little gadget is perfect for anyone from babies to older children, with a nightlight and twenty-four soothing sounds to provide a gentle, lulling noise to help them to sleep through the night.

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  13. Night Light

  14. Night Light
    Sleep can also be impacted by children feeling nervous of the dark. Make sure that they feel safe and sound every night with this cute nightlight shaped like an adorable cat. This friendly fellow emits a warm light and has seven colour settings, perfect for all sleepers. He is sure to be a friendly and reassuring presence in any bedroom.

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  15. Liquid Timer Anxiety Relief Toy

  16. Liquid Timer Anxiety Relief Toy
    Sometimes, all a child (or adult) with anxiety needs is something to focus on that isn’t their own thoughts. This two-pack of sensory toys shaped like hourglasses uses a liquid motion timer so that they can watch the colours move for a minute at a time. Ideal for de-stressing those anxious situations, and providing a distraction and a sense of calm in trying times.

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  17. Kidsafe Calming The Child Roll-On

  18. Kidsafe Calming The Child Roll-On
    Sometimes your child will need relief from their stress or anxiety – and fast. Are they struggling to unwind from their day? This Plant Therapy essential oil mix comes in a handy roll-on bottle which is perfectly handbag or pocket-sized. Great for carrying with you, it uses pure orange, lavender and chamomile to provide a calming and soothing effect for your child when rolled on before bedtime.

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  19. Playful Patterns Colouring Book

  20. Playful Patterns Colouring Book
    We all know that kids, and increasingly grown-ups, too, love to colour in. Found to be highly therapeutic for all ages, this Playful Patterns Colouring Book is bursting with mindfulness patterns suitable for children six and up. These intricate designs can help them to relax and lose themselves in a beautiful and artistic task for a little while.

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  21. No Worries! Activity Book

  22. No Worries! Activity Book
    If you have a child who is sometimes anxious and stressed, the No Worries! activity book is a real must-have. Suitable for young people over seven years old, this book is comprised of doodles, colouring tasks and exercises which can help children to learn how to handle their sadness, stress or worry in a fun and approachable way.

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  23. Wooden Wobble Balance Board

  24. Wooden Wobble Balance Board
    We all know that balance is important in our lives, but this really takes it literally! Sometimes a physical activity can help to centre children and put their minds at ease – this wooden balance board is designed to do just that. The repetitive motion offered by the balance board is very soothing to any children who are finding their anxiety difficult to cope with.

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  25. Twilight Turtle Nightlight

  26. Twilight Turtle Nightlight
    Are traditional nightlights not providing the comfort that your children need to go to sleep? This friendly turtle might just be the answer! With a shell that can illuminate in blue, green and amber, he can project a starry sky onto your child’s ceiling for a soft light they can fall asleep with. There is even a star guide so you can find constellations with them.

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  27. Interactive Worry Plaque

  28. Interactive Worry Plaque
    Do you find that your child might not want to confide all their worries in you? Give them somewhere to put those troublesome feelings with this whimsical Worry Plaque. Shaped like a child’s hand, they can place their palm in the “wood” and watch it turn from glowing red to glowing green as they confide their worries to the fairies. Green indicates that their worries have been taken away!

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  29. Worry Monster Soft Toy

  30. Worry Monster Soft Toy
    Your child won’t be asking about monsters under their bed when they can cuddle up to their very own Worry Monster! This cuddly chap has a zip mouth, so your child can write down their worries and simply feed it to the monster! Zip his mouth closed and cuddle him to feel safe and happy all night long.

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  31. Kinetic Sand

  32. Kinetic Sand
    When your child is feeling very anxious and overwhelmed, this Kinetic Sand set could just help them out. They can mix the sand to create incredible designs and patterns, finding comfort in the repetition, colours, and the feeling of a job well done. It is easy to use and might just help them to feel calmer throughout the day.

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  33. Bath Bombs Gift Set

  34. Bath Bombs Gift Set
    We all know that mums and dads like to hop into a relaxing bath, but there is no reason why younger members of the family shouldn’t enjoy a little calm and quiet of their own. This Aofmee Bath Bombs Gift Set is the ideal present for young ladies who need to take some time for themselves, imbued with cocoa butter and a range of vitamins for soft skin and great relaxation.

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  35. Anxious Ninja Book

  36. Anxious Ninja Book
    Your child might feel strange for suffering from anxiety and it is up to you to let them know they are not alone. Anxious Ninja is a great book for younger children to teach them all about managing their anxiety and other emotions they might struggle with. Lively and full of heart, it’s a fun read and a useful one.

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  37. Silicone Pop Bubble

  38. Silicone Pop Bubble
    Is your child always fidgeting with their pen or whatever they can get their hands on? Help them to channel their nervous energy with Pop Bubble. The push pop is the perfect fidget toy for them to take anywhere without creating a distraction for them and others. It provides them with a little repetition and a sense of calm, for a much happier child.

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  39. Squeeze Beans Keychain

  40. Squeeze Beans Keychain
    If your child has trouble remembering to take their fidget toys with them, or they are perhaps a little older and in need of something to take to school, this could be perfect. This Pea Pod Stress Toy simply allows them to attach it to their key chain and pop the peas out of the pod again and again. Invaluable for subtle stress relief.

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  41. Hanging Hammock Seat

  42. Hanging Hammock Seat
    Does your child feel safer in a tent or small space? Do they love to be moving even when sitting still? Ideal for children with anxiety or other sensory disorders, this folding swing chair is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. They will have their own little space to read, listen to music, or simply relax and collect their thoughts and find their own little sense of calm.

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  43. Puppy Weighted Lap Pad

  44. Puppy Weighted Lap Pad
    When your child needs to feel calmer, a weighted blanket is a great choice. But if they prefer to hug their fluffy friends, this Huggaroo Puppy Weighted Lap Pad is a cute option for use at home or when travelling. Providing deep pressure for your child, it will help them to feel less anxious and stressed in a range of situations.

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  45. Anxiety Relief for Teens

  46. Anxiety Relief for Teens
    Teenagers have a lot of stress to contend with – from life changes to school worries, it can be difficult for them to know how to manage their anxiety. Anxiety Relief for Teens is a great book using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help them to learn how to deal with their difficult feelings.

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  47. The HappySelf Journal

  48. The HappySelf Journal
    Writing can be a powerful tool in dealing with anxiety for people of all ages. Help your child to channel their feelings into writing from an early age with The HappySelf Journal. This daily journal is suitable for children from 6-12. It helps them to develop a positive mindset wherever they are.

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  49. Infinity Cube Fidget Cube

  50. Infinity Cube Fidget Cube
    If other fidget toys don’t work for your child, or they are slightly older, this plainer Funxim Infinity Cube is perfect for people of all ages. Ideal for teenagers, it can be used for fidget breaks when studying, even in the classroom, helping to ease anxiety and improving focus.

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