48 Gifts For Depressed People
1. Depressions Hates a Moving Target
“Sweeney’s courage and grit shine through her candid memoir. This book has the power to inspire countless others as they pace themselves to mental health.” – Aimee Liu, author of Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was forty-nine years old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than sixty seconds at a time. Using exercise as therapy, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed. With the help of her canine companion, Sweeney found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink while also teaching readers that with patience and persistence “anything is possible.”
2. Hopefulness Book
This book offers powerful exercises grounded in evidence-based positive psychology to help you identify your strengths; ditch the self-limiting beliefs that diminish your capacity for positivity; and increase feelings of motivation, resiliency, and wellness. You’ll also learn to untangle yourself from rumination over past negative events, while shifting your perspective to the present moment and anticipating your future through a more positive lens.
3. Lava Rock Bracelet
Natural lava rock is an excellent way to balance and calm the nervous system. It also has a significant energy vortex that can be used for meditation. The soft elastic band makes this bracelet easy to put on and take off.
4. ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’
From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons. Featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings, the book shares the important conversations between four friends about vulnerability, hope, friendship, love—all things we were meant to learn as children.
5. The Body Keeps the Score
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, explores innovative treatments – from neurofeedback to meditation – that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
This journal is a great way to help someone deal with their emotions and frustrations. It includes a variety of swear words, which are appropriate as this is designed for when you are frustrated or angry and want to let off steam but don’t want to hurt anyone else. This journal helps that person come to terms with those feelings by writing them down and venting while at the same time finding a silver lining or two.
7. Fidget Toy Bundle
AuraScent has a wide range of sensory toys that are ideal for anxiety, stress, and hyperactivity in children. This includes a bunch of marbles in various colors, some mesh balls that spin inside the ridges, two kinds of marble balls with holes that allow the ending to be retrieved, a soy bean sensory toy (that’s also fun to play with), several types of squishy toys including some fantastic fidget cubes (including the magic 8×8 cube!), spinning chains, a liquid motion timer with different patterns and speeds which is perfect for kids with autism who love lightsabers or just need something to keep them occupied while you take care of other things around the house.
9. Worry Journal
This beautifully designed journal will help you destress, reduce anxiety, and find peace. The founder of the popular online community Tiny Buddha, and author of Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal fill it with prompts, quotes, questions for reflection, and coloring/doodle pages to inspire you to use your own creativity to soothe worries and focus on the moment.
10. Knitting Yarn Bowl
Beautifully designed knitting yarn bowl will make a nice gift for anyone who knits. The beautiful dish features petal-like decorations that give the design movement and flow. This piece is ceramic, measures seven inches across, and holds about a pound and a half of your favorite fiber.
11. Stress Relief Bracelet
Aura Lava rock / stone bracelet comes with calming Lavender Essential oil, beautifully packed in a jewelry box. This is a great gift for anyone that needs some help to get their mind off of things and relax. The properties of Lava Beads and Matt Pink Zebra Jasper makes this bracelet a great relaxation gift.
12. My People Skills are Fine It’s My Tolerance to Idiots That Needs Work T-Shirt
My People Skills are Fine This hilarious t-shirt makes a great gift for that friend who has no idea how awesome they are. The design is printed on a black shirt with a white message, and it comes in sizes from size small all the way up to 5XL.
13. Some People Just Need A Pat On The Back T-Shirt
There are times in everyone’s life when they need a friend to give them a “pat on the back.” This funny t-shirt design is sure to bring a smile—and maybe even make someone else feel better—whether you give it as a present, wear it yourself, or send it to a friend who could use some cheering up!
14. Thanks For Not Careing T-Shirt
This funny thanks for caring sarcastic t-shirt makes a great gift for anyone who’s frustrated by people doing the ol’ “thanks for not having cancer” gesture. A wonderful sarcastic Christmas morning gift to add to the chaos!
15. I’m a Real Woman…Pajamas
Fathers day is just around the corner and this coffee-table book will make an amazing gift. Whether he’s a first time Dad or has 4 Kids, this book will resonate with him on so many levels. Packed full of inspirational photos and heartfelt stories, it’s sure to be a permanent fixture in his home!
17. I May Appear Rude, Sarcastic Jerk T-Shirt | Graphic Novelty Shirt
I May Appear Rude, Sarcastic Jerk T-Shirt If your dad loves off-color jokes and teases you for being “an onion” then this “I may appear rude, sarcastic jerk but really I’m just an onion” t-shirt will make a great Father’s Day gift! Made of 100% cotton, these shirts are comfortable and come in sizes from size small all the way up to 5XL.
18. Well That’s Not A Good Sign T-Shirt
This sarcastic t-shirt makes a great gift for that teenager in your life who hates being told what to do. Nothing says “I don’t care what you say, I will find a way to get what I want” like a bad sign smack dab in the middle of nowhere! This shirt makes a fun 15th birthday present as well as any other milestone birthday, including graduation and even marriage!
19. I Find It Offensive…But That’s Why We’re Husband and Wife T-Shirt
If your husband is at all self-conscious about his body, then this shirt is a must-have! It makes a great gift for Father’s Day or if you just want to give him some much-needed motivation. This soft cotton t-shirt comes in several colors and makes a great fit – the type of gift that both men and women will love.
20. Self-Care Kit
This self-care kit provides practical, research-based strategies for health and happiness in every area of life. The result? A balanced, fulfilling life that makes you feel energized, motivated, and ready to take on the world. Many people realize they need more balance in their lives but don’t know where to start; this is a great place to start!
21. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager
8 kneading massage nodes provide deep massage to your tissues and muscles. Uses Shiatsu based therapy, a Japanese therapeutic technique, to replace the therapist wherever go to provide a soothing and relaxing experience to your strained muscles whether it is physical strain on mental stress.
22. Goodenough Boy Scout T-Shirt
“Good Enough” is the story of a teenage boy facing growing up in modern America. Darius, an only child, wants to fit in with his friends but doesn’t feel like he fits in anywhere. Then he meets Sohrab, and everything changes.
23. Stepping into the Light When Depression Darkens What You See
Bestselling author and pastor Chris Hodges helps those struggling with depression find liberating solutions by drawing from the life of the prophet Elijah. Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows that you can feel so down in the dumps that it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. But anyone can experience a positive shift when they understand what is happening on an emotional level. This book offers hope, healing, and courage for those battling mental illness.
24. Getting It Done When You're Depressed
Don’t wait another day to live the life you deserve! Instead, get it done while you’re depressed. Many people experience the hardships of depression and tend to struggle with productivity. This self-help book offers you 50 strategies to break the cycle of unproductivity and live the life you want to live.
25. Mind-Body Book
Chronic, low back pain is the #1 cause of disability in the U.S., affecting over 100 million Americans and costing our economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year. The good news is that this crippling condition can be reversed—and even prevented—through a mind-body solution, revealing how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrating how to heal yourself without drugs, surgery, or exercise.
26. God’s Not Dead 2 DVD
If you’re a fan of the first God’s Not Dead movie, then this value pack is for you! This set includes both the Blu-ray and DVD versions, so you can enjoy them anytime. These kinds of movies are great for conversations with your kids about different points of view. It will be fun to watch these together and discuss why Kevin Sorbo chose to make this movie and why he chose to star in it–and what his real motivations were.
27. Cute Animal Socks
Make your feet look cute with these animal socks! These funny socks come in 11 different designs, including cat socks and dog socks. Don’t have a specific design in mind? No problem- the shop also offers cotton unisex animal socks.
28. Water Dehydrator
Water is essential to life, but in the developed world we have access to clean water all the time. In the developing world, this isn’t always true. This hilarious water-like product makes fun of that fact while providing a useful solution for when you are hiking and can’t find any water sources. Just add water!
29. All Fun and Games Until Someone Looses a Weiner T-Shirt
It’s all fun and games until someone loses a wiener. This funny t-shirt makes a great gift for that husband of yours who likes to play hard but acts soft when it comes to his family. A witty take on the common saying, this shirt is sure to get plenty of laughs from everyone at the BBQ when he unveils it as his prize!
30. Book Set
From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during WWII. A soaring epic of female adventure and wanderlust.
31. Inspirational Book
This inspirational book is a great way to motivate and inspire women. The outside reads “Be the kind of girl who has all her quotes memorized,” and the inside says “Sometimes in life we have to go off by ourselves for awhile and just think. Thank you for giving me that space. I promise to come back with better answers than before. Hugs & Kisses, Your Sister Always, The Real You Inside.”
32. Morse Code Bracelet
This beaded bracelet uses the international Morse code for ‘I love you’. Each letter is a unique sequence of three dots and two dashes, so there are 29 different ways to write I love you.
34. Hope Prevails
As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson sees the devastation of depression. Early on, she practiced the most effective treatments and prescribed them for her clients. But when she experienced depression herself, she found that the treatments she had recommended were lacking. Her experience showed her the missing component in treating depression—a hope grounded in God’s love and grace.
35. Transcendent Kingdom
Homegoing is a riveting,page-turning epic of family history and spiritual redemption that will electrify readers everywhere. It’s the story of two Ghanaian sisters—one who stays on the path of faith, one who abandons it. One goes to medical school; the other loses her way in America. One marries into a prominent family; the other gives birth out of wedlock. As their fates diverge, so do their destinies–and those of their descendants–as Gifty Akinyelu learns when she uncovers long-buried secrets about her family tree. With luminous prose and taut storytelling skills, author Gyasi has created an unforgettable cast of characters that will keep readers turning pages late into the night!
36. Leather Bracelet
A bracelet like this one is a great keepsake gift to give a mom who’s having a baby boy. The saying “You are Loved, You are Valued, You are Beautiful” is stamped on the leather band and adjustable with an easy-to-use metal clasp.
This bracelet is made with lava rock, a traditional calming stone for the mind. The adjustable cord can fit most wrists. This makes a great stocking stuffer or gift idea for men and women!
38. Alba Redness Reliever Drops
For years, women have turned to Alba Botanica for their favorite facial products. And now, they can turn to the brand’s expert eye care offerings too. Case in point: these soft blue-tinted alpine flowerrelief drops that soothe strained eyes. The unique formula works quickly and painlessly to reduce puffiness and even out skin tone– a great pick-me-up whether you’re looking in the morning or night mirror!
39. Shower Steamers
These shower steamers are great for aromatherapy and they come in a variety of scents. You can use them while you’re in the shower or right before you go to bed. The best part is that there are six different scents to choose from so you can custom mix your own blend.
40. Long Distance Touch Bracelet
These touch-sensitive black silicone bracelets connect via Bluetooth and send “touch” messages when their wearer moves far away. The idea is that a couple wears one of these while traveling so they know not to pull back too soon!
41. Burt’s Bees Classics Gift Set
This gift set contains six excellent products made by Burts Bees, one of the most reputable names in natural skin care products. Included in this gift set are hand cream, lip balm, cuticle cream, foot cream, and ointment.
This self-help workbook was developed after 15 years of successfully treating patients using cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapists help people identify and replace thought patterns and behaviors that aren’t working with new ones that work better. Whether feelings of depression and anxiety occur constantly or sporadically, you can create a CBT tool kit to help you get through those feelings and realize your full potential. The unique weekly structure of this therapy workbook is designed so each activity builds on the previous week’s work as you apply these techniques in your daily life. Relatable, real-life examples make the information and activities more accessible to CBT newcomers.
43. Ceramic Friendship Bracelet
This beautiful friendship bracelet is etched with braille text that says, “My best friend means the world to me.” The sweet message on this inspirational bracelet would make an amazing gift for a best friend or even as a birthday present for a bride!
44. Fuck Depression Coloring Book
This adult coloring book is designed for stress relief and relaxation, it will help you with anger management. Each Swear word is designed with floral, animal patterns – Designs to Relieve Stress & Have Fun Every image is placed on a single page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books. The book contains 31 coloring pages with over 38 designs.
He or she will definitely appreciate this inspirational keychain. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. Meaningful gift for any adults and teenager.
46. UNO Card Game
UNO is the classic family card game that’s easy to learn and so much fun to play. It makes for a great travel game too since the cards are in a sturdy storage tin. This version of UNO includes an Amazon gift card for your free choice, which is a nice bonus!
48. Weicam 10-Piece Watch Set
WeiCAM is a fashionable, useful and multi-function watches for both men and women. The watch can be used as a daily clock or an alarm clock, tells the time of day in different languages (including Braille), counts down the days of the week, hours, minutes & seconds until midnight. It also has an LED lighting function to show you the current time at night when it is too dark to see.