15 Gift Ideas for Better Sleep


What are great gift ideas for better sleep? Whether you’re looking for a gift for an expecting mom struggling to sleep or a ‘just because’ gift for an insomniac friend, these presents will be perfect ideas to gift men or women who need more sleep.

Gifts for Someone Who Needs Better Sleep


1. Eye Massager

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This eye massager is an excellent gift idea to help someone relax and get to sleep easier. The massagers, heat, and music help relax the muscles around the eyes.

It’s portable size and rechargeable battery make it easy to take on-the-go. The headband is adjustable, so everyone can get just the right fit.

Go with the black one as a great Father’s Day gift, gift for college guys, or gift for brothers!

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Val of The Common Cents Club has this eye massager in white and uses it whenever she has trouble falling asleep, needs a darker room, has a headache, and she even took it on their last family roadtrip to help her get better sleep in the car. It works!

2. Weighted Blanket

yescool Weighted Blanket for Adults (20 lbs, 60” x 80”, Grey) Cooling Heavy Blanket for Sleeping Perfect for 190-210 lbs, Queen Size Breathable Blanket with Premium Glass Bead

A weighted blanket is a must for anyone struggling to sleep. If the person you’re buying a gift for doesn’t have one of these yet, order one for them!

These blankets can help relax your whole body, making them a perfect gift idea for kids or adults who need to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

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Val of The Common Cents Club has weighted blankets for 3/4 members of her family. They’re a great gift idea for someone who needs better sleep! Try this kids’ weighted blanket if you’re looking for a child.

3. Coop Pillow

Coop Home Goods Original Loft Pillow Queen Size Bed Pillows for Sleeping - Adjustable Cross Cut Memory Foam Pillows - Medium Firm Back, Stomach and Side Sleeper Pillow - CertiPUR-US/GREENGUARD Gold

If the person you’re looking to get a gift for has any type of neck pain from sleeping, a Coop pillow could be the right gift idea.

It’s completely customizable so you can get just the right balance of support and comfort your body needs by removing the incredibly soft and squishy foam filling. Suitable for back-, stomach-, or side-sleepers.

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Val of The Common Cents Club has this pillow too. It was a bit of a splurge but after too many nights of disrupted sleep and a sore neck, this purchase was made and she has no regrets! It would make a great gift for someone who needs more sleep!

4. Melatonin Tablets

EZ Melts Dissolvable Melatonin, 5 mg, Sugar-Free, 2-Month Supply

For a cheap gift to help someone get better sleep, try these dissolvable melatonin tablets. They dissolve quickly, have a mild pleasant flavor, and work faster than sleep aides you swallow.

As with the other gifts on this gift guide, these help most people fall asleep faster and get a better night’s sleep.

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Val of The Common Cents Club has used these and gives them the thumbs up for better sleep! IF you are looking for a kid, try these Zarbee’s melatonin instead.

5. Magnesium Lotion

Earthley Wellness, Good Night Lotion, Magnesium Lotion, Apricot Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Candelilla Wax, Lavender Essential Oil, Vegan (Sensitive, 8 oz)

Magnesium lotion is another inexpensive gift idea that can be added to a sleep-themed gift basket for someone who needs better sleep.

Magnesium is a powerful mineral that may promote a relaxed and calm feeling before bed. It can also be used to help relieve pain from leg cramps or constipation.

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Val of The Common Cents Club uses Earthley’s Good Night Lotion for herself and her children every night before bed! Earthley’s products are clean, plant-based, and free of preservatives, fragrances, parabens, allergens, and GMOS. If you like these type of products, check out her review of Earthley products.

6. Earthley Sleepy Time Drops

Earthley Wellness, Sleepy Time Herbal Extract, Promote Restful Sleep and Peaceful Nights, Formulated with Organic Catnip Leaf, Skullcap & Passionflower (1oz)

Another idea for better sleep is Earthley’s Sleepy Time drops. It’s a gentle, kid-safe herbal extract that uses catnip, skullcap, and passionflower.

The B-vitamins help promote a calm mood and ease stress–a perfect addition to any bedtime routine.

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Yup, Val of The Common Cents Club uses this for her family too and highly recommends!

7. Wake Up Light Clock

Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Kids, Heavy Sleepers, Bedroom, with Sunrise Simulation, Fall Asleep, Dual Alarms, FM Radio, Snooze, Nightlight, Colorful Lights, 7 Natural Sounds, Ideal for Gift

Have you tried a wake up light sunrise clock yet? The light simulates a sunrise at your set alarm time, so you can wake to gradual light before any noise begins. Let me tell you, it’s such a nicer way to start the day!

You can also use these as a sound machine by picking a sound and timeframe to help you fall asleep.

There are many different nature sounds and ways you can customize the lights and sounds to fit your preferences.

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Val of The Common Cents Club used one of these for years until her children stole both she’s purchased! They love falling asleep to the crickets sound. I’m guessing their house will have one for all 3 bedrooms soon. 😌

8. Silk Sleep Mask

ZIMASILK 100% 22Momme Mulberry Silk Sleep Mask for Sleeping, Filled with Premium Mulberry Silk, Softest & Breathable Silk Eye Sleeping Mask (Black)

Help your body get to sleep faster and stay sleeping longer with a silk sleep mask.

Reviewers love that this eye mask is filled with premium mulberry silk, is soft, and breathable.

Choose from many stylish colors and patterns.

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9. Flannel Sheets

Laura Ashley Home - Twin Sheets, Cotton Flannel Bedding Set, Brushed for Extra Softness & Comfort (Emelisa, Twin)

Soft, warm flannel sheets are a must if you hate getting into a cold bed!

These are 100% cotton flannel, so they’re more breathable than the polyester fleece sheets. This is key so you don’t overheat and also if you share a bed with someone who runs warmer than you.

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Val of The Common Cents Club finally got a set of flannel sheets two winters ago. They’ve been the perfect solution for a cold bed during the freezing Midwest winters.🥶

10. Relaxation Tea

Yogi Tea - Relaxation & Stress Relief Variety Pack Sampler (3 Pack) - With Honey Lavender Stress Relief, Bedtime & Comforting Chamomile - Caffeine Free - 48 Organic Herbal Tea Bags

An easy gift for better sleep is relaxation teas!

This sampler pack includes three soothing caffeine-free teas:

  • Honey Lavender Stress Relief
  • Comforting Chamomile
  • Bedtime

All three taste great and invoke feelings of relaxation, rest, and comfort.

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11. Mobile Phone Jail

Mobile Phone Jail Cell Phones Prison Lock Up Safe Smartphone Stand Holders Classroom Home Table Office Storage Gadget -Family Time, Party Fun Novelty Gift Idea

If scrolling your phone is a late night or middle of the night temptation for you, invest in a phone jail to allow your mind and eyes to rest.

It can be used for adults or kids as a fun way to keep phones away for awhile.

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While The Common Cents Club family doesn’t have a phone jail, our rule is that phones stay out of bedrooms at night. This could be useful to help you create a habit of less screentime at night.

12. Epsom Salt

Dr Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Soothe & Sleep, Lavender, 3lbs (Packaging May Vary)

Another great gift idea for someone short on sleep is a bag of epsom salt. Adding epsom salt to a warm bath has many health benefits as described here and here, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Stress Relief
  • Pain Relief
  • Regulate Electrolytes, Muslce, and Nerve Function
  • Prevent Blood Clots, Strokes, & Improve Circulation
  • Eliminating Toxins
  • Ease Inflammation

If you’re not a lavender fan, there is Fragrance Free Epsom Salt too!

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13. Rechargeable Reading Light

Glocusent Willow Book Light for Reading in Bed, 10LED Bright 3 Colors & 3 Brightness Rechargeable Book Light Lasts for 80hr, Lightweight, Clip on, Perfect for Book Lovers

Reading is a great way to wind down for a restful night’s sleep. So why not gift an inexpensive rechargeable reading light?

This lightweight, customizable book light has 3 different colors and each color has 3 levels of brightness. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts for 80 hours, making this a practical and simple gift idea.

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Yep, Val of The Common Cents Club can attest to these too! She’s gifted them three times and finally got one for herself. They get used regularly and are great for road trips too!

14. Neck and Back Massager

Shiatsu Electric Massager with Heat, Kneading Massage Pillow for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Muscle Pain Relief, Get Well Soon Presents - Christmas Gifts

Massages relax your muscles and are an excellent way to prepare your body for a good night of sleep.

If you know someone who could use more massages, this is an awesome gift idea that just may help them get better sleep too!

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Val has gifted this massager to others and has been told they “love it!”

15. Pregnancy Pillow

Pharmedoc Pregnancy Pillows, U-Shape Full Body Pillow – Cooling Cover Dark Grey – Pregnancy Pillows for Sleeping – Body Pillows for Adults, Maternity Pillow and Pregnancy Must Haves

This last idea is a perfect gift idea for a pregnant woman struggling to sleep.

A large, U-shape full body pillow can provide essential support for your back, hips, legs, and belly.

Although designed for pregnancy, plenty of people who are not pregnant have also used pillows like these to help get comfortable while sleeping.

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This pregnancy pillow is large but it was a game-changer when Val could not sleep during trimesters two and three. Check out these luxury gift ideas for expecting parents for the perfect gift for that expecting couple!

Gifts to Get To Sleep Faster and Stay Sleeping Longer

Hopefully, this lift of gift ideas that have proven to be effective for better sleep was helpful!

You can save this gift for later and share it with that person you know who could use better sleep.


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