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Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Depressed


There are many things we'd like to have but when it comes to material needs, following are some gifts which can lift your spirits.

1) The Gift of Music
Music has the amazing gift of conveying emotion without saying word. It can alleviate the pain of depression and stress and help oneself to relax. It has the power to express how we are feeling when we aren't able.

2) A Nice Journal
Writing one's thoughts and feelings in a journal can be very therapeutic. There are blank books available in the market that have beautiful covers and inspirational quotes throughout.

3) A Good Book
When someone is feeling depressed and hiding from the world there's nothing like a good book to keep you company. Offer some book as a gift. Click here to find books on depression.

4) Send Flowers
Your best choice is a live plant. A live plant will give your loved one something to care for and nurture. Have them delivered to their workplace if possible. It's a boost for your co-workers to see that someone cares about you.

5) Relaxation CD
Stress and anxiety are some of the major symptoms in a person in depression. Soothing music and some relaxation tips can be very helpful.

6) Nighttime Comfort
Sometime your loved one have trouble with sleep. How about one of those gifts to make bedtime more comfortable? You can select from a wide range of bedtime comfort gifts available.

7) Cash
One of the worst affected ways that depression hits is financially. Offer to pay some utility bills, give a gift certificate or phone card or give them the cash to spend as per desired.

8) Maid Service
When even getting out of bed is a chore, housework may get neglected. Having a clean living environment can make a person feel so much better. Offer for some maid or maid service.

9) A Pet
It should be remembered that you should be certain this is something your loved one would want before making the purchase, but a pet can be a lifesaver for the lonely.

10) A Day of Pampering
One other great gift is a do-it-yourself spa days at home. There's nothing like a little pampering to make a person feel special.

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