Top 11 Office Gadgets for Stress Relief (Free Options)

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Do you ever have one of those days where you are just so stressed that you are over it? Here are my favorite top 11 office gadgets for stress relief. Don’t feel like splurging? Don’t worry I threw in some free options that you can access right now.

Scalp Massager

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Give yourself a scalp massage with this spider-like scalp massager. If you haven’t used one of these before, be prepared for a magical first-time experience. If you’re craving a higher intensity massage, I recommend buying two of these and using them at the same time. SCALP-GASM.

Price: $10 for 2

Where to get it: Amazon

Essential Oils Diffuser

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Bring the spa to your office with an ultrasonic diffuser. Infuse your air with humidity and your favorite essential oils for a quick aromatherapy session.

There is just something so calming and mesmerizing about the water mist and I can watch it for hours without getting bored.

Price: $ 37 USD

Where to get it: Amazon

Plant Terrarium

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Add some greenery to your office space by adding an air plant terrarium. Nurture it by giving it water and watch it flourish. The practice of taking care of plants is very calming and has stress relief benefits. Oh, and don’t worry about your air plant dying because they are so easy to care for. Air plants only require watering once a week and do not require soil.

Price: $ 27

Where to get it: Etsy

Decorative Plants

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Don’t feel like taking care of real plants? Same. The good news is that artificial plants are just as cute as real plants. This set of 3 life-like decorative plants are perfect for livening up any office space. The cute motivational quotes are an added bonus.

Price: $ 24 USD

Where to get it: Amazon

Saje Halo Wand

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Those annoying email chains giving you a headache? If you are not a big fan of pills and you are looking for a natural alternative, then you will LOVE the Peppermint Halo Wand from Saje.

This is one of my favorite gadgets for stress relief. It is small and discrete, so you can bring it and use it anywhere. Simply twist off the cap and dot the applicator around your scalp in a circular formation. In seconds, you will feel instant relief and a cooling sensation around your head – as if you have a halo around you.

It smells super refreshing and minty. Personally, I use it even when I don’t have a headache just because of how good it feels.

Price: $26.95 CAD

Where to get it: Saje

Reed Diffuser

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Lighting a candle is probably not the wisest thing to do in your office. Reed diffusers are the perfect flameless solutions to bring aromatherapy to your desk. Not only do they deliver a calming scent, but reed diffusers are beautiful and a nice piece of decor to spice up your cubicle. Reed diffusers also a great gift for coworkers and friends.

Price: $48 USD

Where to get it: Amazon

Wireless Headphones

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Do you listen to music or podcasts while you work? Elevate your experience with wireless headphones. I was so sick of dealing with cords so I splurged on these headphones and I have to say I was so impressed by them. The set up was super easy and the connectivity is seamless. It’s a must-have accessory if you are a Spotify or Apple Music power user.

Oh, and did I mention these are almost 1/10 the price of the Apple Airpods?!

Price: $39.99 USD

Where to get it: Amazon

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Free Options

Daily Yoga

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Yoga in the office? Absolutely.

Daily Yoga offers yoga routines specifically designed for those who sit in an office all day long and wants to take a quick break to stretch and meditate.

The user interface is beautiful and easy to navigate. The app offers a variety of yoga routines which makes it perfect for beginners or more seasoned yogis.

Price: Free

Where to get it: App Store / Google Play

Day One

A day in the office can feel like a roller coaster ride and sometimes you just need someone to vent to. That “someone” can be yourself! Gain mental clarity by writing down exactly how you feel and releasing the emotions in your mind.

Use the Day One App to write down your thoughts anytime, anywhere.

Price: Free

Where to get it: App Store / Google Play

Spotify – Ambient Playlists

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Sick of listening to podcasts? Try ambient music playlists on Spotify. These are the perfect background music to bring some zen back into your life.

Some of my favorites are:

  • SPA Treatment
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Ambient Relaxation

Price: Free

Where to get it: App Store / Google Play


I don’t know about you, but I get stressed out when I’m not organized. That’s why I love the To-Do app by Microsoft. The app is simple and intuitive to use. The user interface is clean, and the purpose is clear – to make a list of tasks and check them off when complete. Most importantly, there are no ads! No, I don’t want to upgrade to the premium version.

Price: Free

Where to get it: App Store / Google Play

What About You?

What are your secrets for stress relief in the office? Share your favorite office gadgets for stress relief down below.

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