11 Gifts for Your Openly Depressed or Anxious Friend
This is not one of those gift guides with tea, stress balls, and positive-affirmation coasters. No, these are gifts for people with a sense of humor about their mental health.
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You can stop reading right now if you’re in search of tea and stress balls and positive-affirmation coasters; this is not one of those gift guides. At Tonic, we have plenty of stories about how mental health issues affect people’s daily lives and what they can do to feel better. But few gifts will do that, unless your present is finding your loved one a therapist who actually takes insurance. The next best thing, at least in the gift department, is to laugh at it all—or celebrate it, even. If your giftee seems down for that, then you’ve come to the right place.
A stocking stuffer for people who hate everything. (Women’s version here). $13
Smells like not wanting to leave the house. $20
Perfect for drinking coffee while scrolling through Twitter. $17
A cozy hat designed by artist Alec MacDonald for taking post-therapy selfies. $22
If someone in your household insists on a tree, this can be your contribution. $5
A Liana Finck cartoon
The New Yorker cartoonist known for her cultural commentary and openness about mental health will redraw one of her pieces for $125.
If Kelis were a Nihilist. $25
Let’s normalize medication, shall we? $32
A vessel for carrying your emotional baggage. $18
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