With endless social obligations and a perpetually growing to-do list, ’tis the season to focus more than ever on new ways to decompress. Put jolly back in its rightful position with these stocking stuffers sure to calm and please.
Feel peachy keen thanks to Teavana’s Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea and its calming Roman chamomile and lemon verbena.
Teavana, Naples ($28 for 8 oz., 239-513-1206)
You’re not dreaming. Pinch Me Therapy Dough is the real deal. Created by a clinical hypnotherapist, this placating putty combines the power of scents known for their pacifying properties (try the coconut goodness of Tropics) with pliant textures to release tension. The putty, which also comes in a variety of calming colors, may be just what your loved ones “knead” to squish their way through stress. ($23.99)
Aveda’s Stress-Fix concentrate lets you roll with the changes. The stress-reducing essences of lavender, lavandin, and clary sage from organic farms, formulated using Aveda “aromaology,” make this rollerball an on-the-go must-have.
Zen Aveda Salon, Naples ($24, 239-260-8301)
Talk about a pampering double play. Massage candles from Naples Soap Co., which come in relaxing Lavender Vanilla and refreshing Coconut Melon, are a staycation for tired muscles. Simply burn for 20 minutes to form a melt pool, extinguish, let it cool to a safe temperature, and massage gently into skin.
Naples Soap Co. ($14)