Time to unwind with warm water and lots of bubbles, it’s Bubble Bath Day! Chances are you’re not the only one in need of some quiet time after the holiday hubbub. Here’s some things you can do to help friends and family manage stress including giving spa gift cards:
Help eliminate the source of the stress.
While finances are one of the top reasons for stress, money isn’t the only way to remove this stressor. Offer to babysit for free to give the parents a night out where they aren’t worrying about how much each minute is costing them. Offer to carpool to work with a coworker; switching drivers allows you both to save gas, or trade off on running the kids to soccer practice.
Clutter by itself can be stressful, but is often compounded when you’re running late and can’t find your keys, phone, or wallet. Support your college student’s goal to become more organized this semester by giving a gift to The Container Store . Help an elderly family member find a bowl or other container to put near the front door for their keys and other important items if they have trouble finding them. Giving a gift card can also help your recipient organize their desk at work, making them more productive and less stressed about deadlines.
Help them live a healthier life.
I am much more likely to go to the gym or out for a jog if there’s someone to go with me. Become an accountability partner and start walking or lifting weights together. It’s a great motivator to help both of you stay healthy. Join a gym together, rent some DVDs and declare Thursday evenings “yoga night,” or go out dancing; exercise doesn’t have to be boring.
Grocery gift cards are a great way to help someone develop healthier eating habits. As tempting as the dollar menu at the nearest fast food restaurant may be, if they can use a gift card at Albertsons or Safeway instead, it’s an incentive to skip the drive through. For people lacking the kitchen supplies to cook at home, a Cooking.com eGift Card is a great way to help them buy the supplies they’re going to use most.
Help create a calming environment.
Aromatherapy is another way to relieve stress. “A bubble bath that improves memory. A kitchen cleaner that wards off nausea and energizes… The benefits of aromatherapy are real,” according to an article in Medical News Today
. Some top scents for stress relief include lavender, jasmine, chamomile, and rose, but every person is unique. A Fragrancenet.com eGift Card allows your recipient to experiment and shop for the scents that help them de-stress after a long day.
Few places are more calming than a spa. Give someone the chance to unwind with a much deserved massage. The Huffington Post lists 9 benefits of going to a spa
including stress relief, a boost to the immune system, pain relief, and an increase in alertness. Our SpaFinder eGift Card
is accepted at over 5,000 spas worldwide.
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, and don’t forget to take a nice foamy bath to celebrate Bubble Bath Day.