9 Calming Gift Ideas for Nervous Fliers
Overcoming a fear of flying is so much easier said than done and isn’t something that you can't just simply “get over.” You know this. We know this. The internet knows this, and thus, there’s an endless amount of resources out here on the World Wide Web dedicated to easing this common phobia. There are books, articles with tips and tricks, and even a class called “Flying with Confidence” that’ll help anxious fliers conquer their fear once and for all (a T+L editor tried it out for herself, and SPOILER ALERT: It worked).
Now with the holiday shopping season in full swing, we couldn’t help but notice a myriad of anxiety-reducing items that would be perfect for airplane travel. So if you’re wanting to help a nervous flier out by gifting them something to soothe those jitters away (bless you), or are indulging in a bit of self-gifting (no shame), then scroll through to shop thoughtful and effective gifts that’ll help combat a fear of flying.
Weighted Sleep Mask
Thanks to the weighted design and soothing microbead texture, this eye mask alleviates eye strain and promotes better rest, so they can finally catch those much needed Z's.
To buy: amazon.com, $25
Palermo Body All Natural Tranquility Aromatherapy Oil
Aromatherapy is a popular option for reducing anxiety. Roll a bit of this lavender, cypress, and blue yarrow oil blend onto your temples, pulse points, or chest and take a few deep breaths to feel soothed and calm.
To buy: amazon.com, $35
Goda Acupressure Massage Rings
For those who prefer to alleviate stress with a sensory distraction, here's a set of massaging rings that'll help release tension through their fingers.
To buy: amazon.com, $13 for a set of 5 rings
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless, Noise-cancelling Headphones
In addition to powerful sound quality, these Bluetooth headphones also feature three different levels of noise-reduction that can tune out that plane cabin hum, depending on personal preference.
To buy: amazon.com, $299 (originally $349)
Adult Coloring Book
What's a great way to cope with a fear of flying? Channeling that stress and anxiety into something creative.
To buy: amazon.com, $13
Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
Here's a great under-$10 stocking stuffer. This fidget toy is perfect for those who always need something to do with their hands.
To buy: amazon.com, $10
Zen Artist Board Mini
Encourage the anxious flier on your list to try meditation through art with this travel-sized painting board. Paint an image with just a bit of water and watch as it disappears, inviting you to paint again.
To buy: amazon.com, $15
Kindle Oasis E-reader
The new Kindle E-book reader comes with Audible, so they can listen to audiobooks if they choose to rest their eyes on the flight.
To buy; amazon.com, $280
Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies
CBD oil for anxiety relief is all the rage lately and now comes in a yummy gummy form. The legal and natural compound promotes relaxation (without getting you high), so they can board a flight without those nervous jitters. Sunday Scaries is not meant to replace any medication, though, and we encourage you to discuss any medical-related questions with a medical professional.
To buy: forsundayscaries.com, $39