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24 Tactile Things That Just May Help Soothe Your Anxiety


1. A sparkly fidget ring you can spin and spin when you’re in need of some fidgeting relief!

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six colors).

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Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six colors).

2. An ice cream sandwich microbead pillow you can sink your bum into after a long day while you eat a bowl of real ice cream.

Get it from Amazon for $37.89.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $37.89.

3. A 16-piece fidget toy set my fidgety hands MUST indulge in. There are toys in here to squeeze, squish, pull, problem-solve, and more!

Set includes: one mini magic Rubiks cube, one liquid motion timer, one snap and click chain, one basketball stress ball, three mesh grape balls, two flippy chains, one peek-a-boo squeeze bean, and three stretchy stringsPromising review: "It contains a lot of fun toys that I’ve never seen before and looks pretty cool. It definitely worth the price. And the toys are all in high quality and can help releasing pressure after a long work day. I would recommend this toy box to anyone who works under high pressure." —LklGet them from Amazon for $18.95.

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Set includes: one mini magic Rubiks cube, one liquid motion timer, one snap and click chain, one basketball stress ball, three mesh grape balls, two flippy chains, one peek-a-boo squeeze bean, and three stretchy strings

Promising review: “It contains a lot of fun toys that I’ve never seen before and looks pretty cool. It definitely worth the price. And the toys are all in high quality and can help releasing pressure after a long work day. I would recommend this toy box to anyone who works under high pressure.” —Lkl

Get them from Amazon for $18.95.

4. A weighted blanket (in many sizes and colors) people swear by for relieving anxiety and getting more restful sleep. It’s pricey, but it just may change your life!

Promising review: "Hello my sleepless friends. Let me start off by saying, the first night with this blanket I slept for 13 hours and 48 minutes! Woooah! I mean, the nor’easter that rolled through Manhattan didn’t even wake me up. Honestly this was the best purchase I have ever made. The last three nights using this blanket has been life-changing, and I’ve slept so well. Please give it a try, and become a happy sleeping beauty you knew you could be. Ahhhhhh, worth ever penny ??." —Brooke KarstenRead our full review of this weighted blanket. Get it from Amazon for $69–$169.50 (available in six colors, cotton or bamboo duvet, sizes Twin–King and kid's size, choose from 5–30 lbs. of added weight).

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Promising review: “Hello my sleepless friends. Let me start off by saying, the first night with this blanket I slept for 13 hours and 48 minutes! Woooah! I mean, the nor’easter that rolled through Manhattan didn’t even wake me up. Honestly this was the best purchase I have ever made. The last three nights using this blanket has been life-changing, and I’ve slept so well. Please give it a try, and become a happy sleeping beauty you knew you could be. Ahhhhhh, worth ever penny ??.” —Brooke Karsten

Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

Get it from Amazon for $69–$169.50 (available in six colors, cotton or bamboo duvet, sizes Twin–King and kid’s size, choose from 5–30 lbs. of added weight).

5. Dr. Teal’s coconut oil foaming bath perfect for anyone who wants to sink deep into bubbly, sudsy bath time to unwind. The coconut oil scent is lovely for folks with sensitive skin, but there are also tons of other scents! Plus, the foaming bath collection comes infused with epsom salts for extra tension relief.

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I like to work out as much as I can to release stress, and I swear by Dr. Teals lavender epsom saltsfor relieving sore muscles after a really intense work out. But I also love bubble baths, sooo now that I know this two-in-one product exists, it’s time to stock up!!

Promising review (for the coconut oil foaming bath): “I love taking baths, and this is one of the few bath products that doesn’t irritate my skin. If you have dry skin, or sensitive skin, coconut oil is a tiny miracle. One bottle lasts me probably 7-10 baths. Dr. Teal’s is my favorite bubble bath, hands down. It’s nice and frothy. Even my cat is into it.” —Happy Sea Slug

Get them from Amazon: a two-pack of coconut oil foaming bath for $17.45, two-pack of chamomile foaming bath for $17.99, or a 34 ounce bottle of milk and honey foaming bath for $12.65.

6. An adorable avocado plushie with features fidgeters will love — like the ability to unzip this babe and remove the cute little pit!

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Promising review: “One of the best Yummy World designs yet! Impressively large in-person, the zipper is a great touch, and little Piper the Pit fits snugly inside. It made a perfect birthday gift, and a perfect addition to our living room sofa.” —Alex Roberts

Get it from Yummy World or Tilly’s for $29.99.

7. A soothing starry nightlight for anyone in need of a little visual distraction as they wind down for bed.

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Promising review: “Our three-year-old twins were having a tough time going to sleep at night and not waking up scared of the dark, even in the presence of a night-light; so my husband and I wanted to find a nice, soothing light that wouldn’t keep them awake at night. We’ve had this lamp for three months and we really like it. This is working really well for us, and I’d recommend it as a lamp for helping to soothe children at night or for anyone who doesn’t like to sleep in complete darkness. This lamp has allowed my husband and me to sleep through the night and that, in and of itself, is priceless!” —Kristin B.

Get it from Amazon for $15.29 (available in three colors).

8. A seven-pack of jumbo slow-rising food squishes so you can satisfy your cuteness aggression as you squeeze the faces of these little babes.

Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

9. A selenite stick made of raw white Morrocan selenite crystal to keep your hands busy and full of positive energy. I carry one of these in my fanny pack at all times and use it to feel more grounded when I need it!

I really love selenite because it naturally has multiple axes or "sides" to it — and each side is super textured! I find that turning the crystal in my hand and counting how many sides it has/noticing the different textures gives my mind more to focus on; as opposed to more common grounding stones with only two sides. Get it from Cape Cod Crystals on Etsy for $3.50.

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I really love selenite because it naturally has multiple axes or “sides” to it — and each side is super textured! I find that turning the crystal in my hand and counting how many sides it has/noticing the different textures gives my mind more to focus on; as opposed to more common grounding stoneswith only two sides.

Get it from Cape Cod Crystals on Etsy for $3.50.

10. A tub of shiny metallic putty that’s just begging you to take a breather and stretch, pull, and roll your way to relaxation.

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Promising review: “This putty is fantastic! The colors, the texture, the amount of it…even better than I was expecting. I use this to help calm anxiety and refocus my thinking. So glad I found this!” —Anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

11. A slime subscription that sends you a precious crate packed with homemade slimes and adorable squishy toys!! Get my anxiety-ridden hands on these angels ASAP pls.

What you get: a variety of different slimes based on the monthly theme, such as floam, cloud slime, and icee slime; plus extras like squishies and candy!Promising review: "I am an older woman so I initially wanted to buy Kyoki slime for my grandchildren. When I opened the box I felt like a kid again and the slime is so wonderful for my arthritis in my hands. All of the little surprises in the box were so fun to receive, too! So, slime isn't just for kids. This stuff is fantastic for older folks, too. I recommend buying extra for yourself. Customer service was excellent as well, and the high quality of products can't be beat for the price." —Julie FGet it from Cratejoy for $9.25+ per month (available in four sizes).

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What you get: a variety of different slimes based on the monthly theme, such as floam, cloud slime, and icee slime; plus extras like squishies and candy!

Promising review: “I am an older woman so I initially wanted to buy Kyoki slime for my grandchildren. When I opened the box I felt like a kid again and the slime is so wonderful for my arthritis in my hands. All of the little surprises in the box were so fun to receive, too! So, slime isn’t just for kids. This stuff is fantastic for older folks, too. I recommend buying extra for yourself. Customer service was excellent as well, and the high quality of products can’t be beat for the price.” —Julie F

Get it from Cratejoy for $9.25+ per month (available in four sizes).

12. An essential oil diffuser to engage your senses and offer some much-needed aromatherapy to your home.

Promising review: "Works great, really easy to use! Love the look and that it starts the moment you turn it on. Added four drops of oil and my whole living room and dining room smells amazing (also have an oscillating fan moving air around)! Very quiet, too! One of my favorite Amazon purchases." —Ashley MolignoniGet it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

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Promising review: “Works great, really easy to use! Love the look and that it starts the moment you turn it on. Added four drops of oil and my whole living room and dining room smells amazing (also have an oscillating fan moving air around)! Very quiet, too! One of my favorite Amazon purchases.” —Ashley Molignoni

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

13. A grounding bracelet featuring beads made of obsidian gemstone and wood so you can play with your bracelet and count the beads when you’re feeling antsy!

Promising review: "Love my bracelets! I wasn’t expecting the cedar beads having the ability to transport me to standing in a forest by their scent alone. I love the way the bracelets feel while wearing them. Thank you for your wonderful products!" —carmellindsayGet it from Woodland Zen on Etsy for $31.05 (available in four sizes).

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Promising review: “Love my bracelets! I wasn’t expecting the cedar beads having the ability to transport me to standing in a forest by their scent alone. I love the way the bracelets feel while wearing them. Thank you for your wonderful products!” —carmellindsay

Get it from Woodland Zen on Etsy for $31.05 (available in four sizes).

14. A Dammit Doll to squeeze and smash when things are just too stressful and you need a quick “let it all out” break.

Promising review: "This doll has been beat to high heaven and it still looks like it did when I took it out of the package. After you take a minute or two to unload your frustration on said doll, you actually feel better! If the need arises, I will purchase these dolls again. Five stars!" —Danelle DoyleGet it from Amazon for $13.87.

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Promising review: “This doll has been beat to high heaven and it still looks like it did when I took it out of the package. After you take a minute or two to unload your frustration on said doll, you actually feel better! If the need arises, I will purchase these dolls again. Five stars!” —Danelle Doyle

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

15. A set of 12 stretchy cat squishes with tummies that are just ~purrfect~ for poking!

Get them from Amazon for $8.49.

Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $8.49.

16. A mermaid-themed sensory bottle that’s as pretty to look at as it is relaxing to play with. You can even personalize it by adding your name with beads! Get this is my shopping cart riiiiiight now please ?.

Get it from Sensory by Sensory on Etsy for $10.

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Get it from Sensory by Sensory on Etsy for $10.

17. An aromatherapy heat pack (filled with lavender and lemongrass) you can wear around your lower back to de-stress the hands-free way.

Promising review: "Straight out of the bag this thing smells AH-mazing!! Follow instructions for microwaving so that you do not overcook the stuffings. The strap works great. I have purchased two of these. One is over five years old and still going strong. Keep it in a bag when not in use to preserve the herbal smell. The smell is very lovely and you will want to keep it as long as possible. Great for shoulders, neck, pelvis area, and back. The heat will last for about 30 minutes." —Andi LandGet it from Amazon for $17.49 (available in five colors).

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Promising review: “Straight out of the bag this thing smells AH-mazing!! Follow instructions for microwaving so that you do not overcook the stuffings. The strap works great. I have purchased two of these. One is over five years old and still going strong. Keep it in a bag when not in use to preserve the herbal smell. The smell is very lovely and you will want to keep it as long as possible. Great for shoulders, neck, pelvis area, and back. The heat will last for about 30 minutes.” —Andi Land

Get it from Amazon for $17.49 (available in five colors).

18. A compression eye mask to block out light and help relieve sinus pressure (so you can maybe say goodbye to stress headaches)! You can also put this in the freezer for extra relief.

Promising review: "This mask is simply amazing. I mainly use it to block out light when I have a migraine and it does a great job. The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache." —Christie L. BowmanGet it from Amazon for $12.99.

Amazon

Promising review: “This mask is simply amazing. I mainly use it to block out light when I have a migraine and it does a great job. The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache.” —Christie L. Bowman

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

19. A mini worry pet designed for children with autism that may help soothe anyone with sensory needs. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket so you can be sure this friend will be there whenever they are needed.

Promising review: "This little fella is adorable and very well made. My daughter loves it. She likes kneading it and we’re hopeful it’ll help her keep calm and help her concentrate in certain situations." —NorwegianangelGet it from Eardley Designs on Etsy for $8.05 (available in six colors).

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Promising review: “This little fella is adorable and very well made. My daughter loves it. She likes kneading it and we’re hopeful it’ll help her keep calm and help her concentrate in certain situations.” —Norwegianangel

Get it from Eardley Designs on Etsy for $8.05 (available in six colors).

20. A fidget cube featuring six silent soothing sides to take care of all your fidgeting needs. It’s also made with a plastic/silicone hybrid material that feels suuuper smooth in your hand!

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

21. An eye-popping stress toy I inexplicably must squeeze big time, as will you to relieve some tension.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

22. A calming lavender and bergamot sleep balm ideal for anyone who needs a whiff of something soothing to clear their mind and be able to drift deep into snoozeland.

Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing. It smells absolutely awesome and it works to calm me down and makes it easier to fall asleep. My husband loves it too. We have one for home and one for travel. It's lasted super long, but if it ever does run out we'll definitely buy it again." —KassGet it from Amazon for $9.79.

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Promising review: “This stuff is seriously amazing. It smells absolutely awesome and it works to calm me down and makes it easier to fall asleep. My husband loves it too. We have one for home and one for travel. It’s lasted super long, but if it ever does run out we’ll definitely buy it again.” —Kass

Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

23. A shampoo brush that’ll give you a nice, tactile scalp massage to keep you relaxed AF — and it just may help your hair grow in nice and thick too by stimulating the blood flow in your scalp and oil glands!

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Promising review: “This thing feels so good. Initially bought this product because I was experiencing postpartum hair loss in mass amounts. Then I read that something so simple as massaging your scalp twice a day can help fix that! So I bought this nifty gadget. IT IS WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING your hands can do! It feels like four people are massaging your head at the same time. The bristles are soft and firm. Almost sponge like. Just know that it feels VERY GOOD. If you have any dandruff, this thing will take it out. Did it help with my hair re-growth? Possibly — I did this in combination with biotin and hair oil and I have a whole line of baby hair on my forehead. Even if this was not the sole reason for my hair growth, at least it feels good, and cleans my scalp super well.” —Simplylovelyhome

Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (three colors).

24. And a compression sensory tunnel that’ll help kids and adults with sensory needs tune out the world around them when they are feeling overstimulated. It comes with two or three handles and folds up easily so you can take it on-the-go!

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Get it from Fabric For Wellness on Etsy for $42 (available in 24 color combos).

Me being soothed by all the sensory joy around me:

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