Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 stress relief gadgets we’re geeking out over!
That’s how many adults in the US (18.1%) are affected by anxiety disorders. [source]
These are documented cases, we think it’s much higher!
Plus, almost everyone will deal with stress at some point in their lives, for many, it’s never ending.
We all know someone, including ourselves, that could use a little assistance from time to time. So we’ve found the best stress relief gadgets out there to help you do just that!
The Best Stress Relief Gadgets In 2021
1. CalmiGo: Stress & Anxiety Breath Regulator
Stress and anxiety can cause you to take faster, shallower breaths, which, in turn, contributes to feelings of anxiety.
Deep breathing exercises have been shown to help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, but it can be hard to focus on counting your breaths if you’re battling a panic attack. That’s where the CalmiGo: Stress & Anxiety Breath Regulator comes in.
You exhale into the device and watch the LED lights guide you through the exhale. Then you inhale calming scents (lavender, mint, or bergamot) through your nose. Repeat for a total of 3 minutes to regulate your breathing, relax, and stave off anxiety.
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2. Chill CBD Relaxation Gummies (THC-Free)
Want to try CBD without the hassle of oil? Check out the Chill CBD Relaxation Gummies, which are completely THC Free!
Each gummy contains about 10.75 mg of CBD. Most people benefit from eating 1-2 gummies every 4-6 hours, although you may need more, especially if you are a larger person. Never take more than 6 gummies at a time.
What is CBD? Short for cannabidiol, CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (behind the high-causing THC). CBD is derived from hemp, a cousin to marijuana, and there is no evidence to suggest that it has any potential for abuse.
Buy on Diamond CBD
3. Fitbit Luxe Wellness & Stress Management Tracker
Did you know a Fitbit can help you track and manage your stress levels?
The Fitbit Luxe Wellness & Stress Management Tracker has the same fitness, sleep, and stress tracking abilities as other Fitbit models in a slimmer design that looks more like jewelry than technology (especially if you upgrade to the stylish gorjana for Fitbit Luxe Special Edition bracelet).
Using factors like your heart rate variability while you sleep, electrodermal activity, sleep patterns, exertion levels, and more, the FitBit App can assign you a Stress Management Score every day and provides suggestions on how to improve your score.
Additionally, you can install the Relax App on your Fitbit and do a 2-minute guided breathing exercise anytime you want.
Buy on Amazon
Enjoy exercising and keeping fit? Check out our post on the best fitness gadgets to level up your workouts!
4. HUSO Sound Frequency Therapy
We are wired to resonate with the human voice.
HUSO Sound Frequency Therapy has built on that concept by creating 16 programs, each containing three 10-minute sequences of tones created by human voices and delivering those tones through high-fidelity headphones as well as wrist and ankle bands that project the tones throughout your body.
The HUSO home version comes with the 16 programs pre-loaded, a large OLED display, and an internal battery pack. You can order it with or without high-quality wired headphones (required for best results).
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5. Muse 2: Meditation Tracker Multi Sensor Headset
Whether you’re new to meditating or you’re looking to level up your meditation sessions, Muse 2: Meditation Tracker Multi Sensor Headset is the perfect addition to your meditation journey.
Using an EEG, PPG, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, and pulse oximeter, Muse 2 guides your meditation in ways that no mobile app can.
Connect the Muse 2 to your phone and favorite Bluetooth earbuds or headphones and choose one of 4 experiences:
- In Mind Meditation, you’ll hear stormy weather when your mind is busy that becomes calmer as your brain does.
- Heart Meditation plays your heartbeat back to you in real-time as the sound of a drum.
- In Body Meditation, wind chimes bring attention to your body’s movements.
- Breath Meditation uses a responsive sound environment to help you learn to guide your breath.
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6. Smart Squeeze Stress Relief Ball
With the Smart Squeeze Stress Relief Ball, the classic stress ball joins the 21st century.
Not only will this stress ball and associated app help you count and keep track of how many times you squeeze it, but you can play games against your peers or AI.
Made in Florida from silicone, this stress relief ball (with the app) also recommends exercises to try and tracks your progress as you improve your grip strength.
Buy on Uncommon Goods
7. Lovetuner Meditation Tuning Necklace
Studies show that the frequency of 528 Hz may help reduce stress. Produce that tone anytime to help you relax or meditate with the Lovetuner Meditation Tuning Necklace.
Available in several different colors, the Lovetuner looks like an attractive piece of jewelry, so you can wear it and always have it handy.
All you need to do is remove the tuner from the cap, place it in your mouth, and exhale to produce the love frequency. Inhale through your nose, then exhale through the tuner again. Experts recommend you do at least 6 breathing cycles for best results.
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Calming Relaxation Gadgets
8. Vitruvi Ceramic Ultrasonic Diffuser
Are you looking for an essential oil diffuser more attractive than the typical hunk of plastic or metal?
Looking more like clay pottery than a diffuser, the beautiful Vitruvi Ceramic Ultrasonic Diffuser comes in 5 different colors and provides excellent oil diffusion in a look that fits many styles of decor.
Choose between a 4-hour continuous diffusion mode or an 8-hour intermittent mode, and the scent can fill an area up to 500 square feet.
Some reviewers report that they had better results with Vitruvi oils than cheaper oils.
Buy on Amazon
9. VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow
Can’t go get massages as often as you would like? Fill in the gaps with the VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow.
With its heat and deep-pressure massage, you may just get addicted to this thing.
An included removable dust cloth helps prevent the massager from being too “grabby” with your hair or clothing, while an adjustable elastic strap, AC adapter, and car charger allow you to use it just about anywhere, including your vehicle.
While this is advertised as a neck pillow, you could use it on just about any body part that could use a therapeutic massage.
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This neck massager is perfect for long drives. If you enjoy decking out your ride, be sure to check out our post on the coolest car gadgets for your daily driver.
10. Core Meditation Trainer
Do you find it difficult to focus when you’re trying to meditate? The handheld Core Meditation Trainer pulses along with the meditation program you choose in the associated app, giving you a physical reminder to return your attention to your meditation.
This device does more than just pulse. It measures your heart rate variability to determine whether you’re in a focused or calm state of mind, while the app tracks your progress over time.
Buy on Uncommon Goods
11. The Original BUDDHA BOARD Art Set
Embrace the art of letting go with The Original BUDDHA BOARD Art Set.
Paint with water and watch your drawings evaporate and disappear within 10 minutes. Many people find the practice of making this type of temporary art to be meditative.
Since it’s endlessly reusable, the BUDDHA BOARD is environmentally friendly. Without needing any paint or ink, it’s also easy to clean up.
This set includes a 12″ x 9.5″ water painting board, an authentic bamboo water brush, and a stand that holds the board, the brush, and water.
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12. Handheld Scalp Massagers
Do you just melt anytime somebody gives you a scalp massage? Experience that feeling any time with these Handheld Scalp Massagers.
Rubber beads at the end of each metal spindle help prevent scratching your skin or grabbing your hair.
No batteries or charging required – just grab one and get to work!
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13. Sensate Sonic Resonance & Relaxation Gadget
Why just listen to soothing soundscapes when you can feel them, too? The Sensate Sonic Resonance & Relaxation Gadget sends infrasonic waves into your chest synchronized with specially composed hemispheric audio in the app.
All you do is lie down or recline, place the Sensate on your chest (the included lanyard can help keep it in place if you can’t recline back far enough), and pick a 10, 20, or 30 minute session from the app.
You’ll hear audio through your headphones and feel the sound waves in your chest. As the infrasonic waves penetrate your chest, they will stimulate your vagus nerve, a branch of the autonomic nervous system that regulates the mind-body connection.
Buy on Sensate
14. RENPHO Heat & Compression Eye Massager
Does your stress tend to lead to tension headaches? Soothe away your stress and headache with the RENPHO Heat & Compression Eye Massager.
With a combination of an air pressure massage, heat, vibration, and music via Bluetooth, this eye massager can help your eyes and head feel better while helping you relax.
Each session lasts 15 minutes, and you can get up to 8 sessions after a 2-hour charge. An included remote lets you adjust settings and change between the various modes: heat only, vibration + music, air pressure + heat + music, air pressure + music, and heat + air pressure + vibration + music.
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Anxiety Relief Gadgets
15. Hush Weighted Blanket For Stress & Anxiety
Studies have shown that weighted blankets can help improve sleep and decrease anxiety, and the Hush Weighted Blanket For Stress & Anxiety is the best one you can find.
Hush offers a variety of blanket sizes, weights, and styles. They have Paw Patrol, unicorn, and spaceship blankets with weights as low as 5 pounds for kids and blankets as large as a 35-pounds for king size beds.
The Hush Classic Blanket has a super soft cover, and the new Hush Iced 2.0 has a cooling cover for people who sleep hot or live in warm climates.
Buy on Hush
Want to get a better night’s rest? These sleep gadgets will have you catching Zs in no time!
16. CaLeQi Gyro Anxiety Relief Gadgets
If you like mesmerizing desk gadgets, you’ll like these CaLeQi Gyro Anxiety Relief Gadgets.
Available in 5 colors (golden, black, blue, pink, and silver) and 2 sizes (38 mm and 45 mm), these small aluminum balls spin for up to 2 minutes once you get them going. The continuous spiral makes it look like the ball is melting – or “unmelting” – in front of your eyes.
Unless you get a defective one, it spins silently, so it won’t bother people around you.
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17. NUTTY TOYS Popit Sensory Fidget Gadget
Do you love popping bubble wrap? Get that satisfying feeling any time you want, endlessly, with the NUTTY TOYS Popit Sensory Fidget Gadget.
Available as a black hexagon, blue or purple square, or a green, yellow, or rainbow circle, kids and adults alike will enjoy popping these bubbles.
One side pops louder than the other, so you could theoretically use it anywhere (however, you have to flip it over and pop the other side to start over again).
Made from chemical-free soft silicone, it’s safe as well as easy to wash.
Buy on Amazon
18. Apollo Neuro: Wearable Wellness Device
For long-term stress relief, the Apollo Neuro: Wearable Wellness Device actually helps your body learn how to respond to stress better.
How does it work? Apollo Neuro sends soothing, silent vibrations through your body that help improve your heart rate variability (HRV), which helps your body respond to stress.
Not only can this gadget help you relax, wake up, focus, or meditate when you wear it and choose a program, but its effects are cumulative. The longer you use it, the better your body learns how to handle stress, leading to long-term stress reduction you simply can’t get anywhere else.
Buy on Apollo
Do you take your health seriously? Check out our post on the best health gadgets to help you live your best life!
19. No Worries: Journal To Calm Anxiety & Stress
Journaling can be an effective way to combat stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions, but if you’re new to the practice, where do you start? With the No Worries Journal!
This journal provides you with daily journaling pages, an emotional support cheat sheet, self-care ideas, fear-setting exercises, mindfulness tips, habit trackers, and monthly progress sheets.
Whether or not you are working with a therapist, you can use this journal to help change your mindset and better deal with stress or anxiety.
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The Top 6 Stress Relief Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over
CalmiGo: Stress & Anxiety Regulator
Regulate breathing while inhaling soothing scents.
Chill CBD Relaxation Gummies (THC-Free)
The benefits of CBD without the hassle of oils.
HUSO Sound Frequency Therapy
Best in class sound frequency therapy.
Hush Weighted Blanket For Stress & Anxiety
Benefit from deep pressure therapy at home.
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