7 Crystals to Calm Holiday Anxiety

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but it can also be a stressful time of year. The endless stream of family gatherings, parties, and travel can leave even the most Zen-like among us feeling frazzled. Fortunately, there are some crystals that can be used to offset some of the anxiety that comes with holiday gatherings and family reunions.

Crystals are a great way to manage anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.. They can be used to help you feel more grounded, calm and positive.

Here are seven crystals I recommend to anyone feeling overwhelmed by the holidays:


Amethyst is a purple crystal that helps to bring calm and relaxation. It's a soothing stone that can help with stress and anxiety and works to smooth out energetic imbalances. If you feel yourself starting to become more anxious, you can quickly come back to yourself with this stone.

It is also a great crystal to remind you of your own inner strength and your ability to push through stressful or turbulent emotions.  Amethyst also helps you stay calm in stressful situations. If you are in the middle of holiday arguments or tense moments, Amethyst can also cast an aura of protection so that you do not absorb the negativity that may be in the space. 

If you're having trouble falling asleep at night because of holiday stress, try keeping an amethyst stone under your pillow for its relaxing properties. Amethyst is one of the most recommended crystals to help with creating deep, restful sleep. 



If your anxiety levels are rising, the calming energy of jade can help bring you back to center. Jade is a stone of tranquility and relaxation. It's an excellent gift for anyone who is stressed out or overwhelmed, especially during the holiday season.

Jade helps you focus on what matters most — not just physically but emotionally as well. It promotes patience and understanding in relationships, which can help reduce stress levels in all areas of life. It provides support and courage when you need it most, empowering you to have strength and change your own vibration. 


Rose Quartz

If you’re feeling anxious about the holiday season, Rose Quartz is a great stone for you. Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart, and it is said to bring love and compassion. It's also known as the “stone of self-love.” If your anxiety stems from a lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem, Rose Quartz can help remind you that you have worth regardless of what anyone else thinks.

Rose quartz has been linked with forgiveness as well—not just forgiving others but also forgiving yourself if there's anything in your past that makes you feel ashamed or guilty right now. During the holiday season, tension may arise from past situations that have not been resolved. Rose Quartz can help with forgiveness for past issues, whether that be for others or for yourself.



Carnelian is a stone of courage and protection, and its energy can be used to help you overcome any fears that may arise during the holiday season. Carnelian also helps you feel more secure in yourself, which can improve your self-esteem and make it easier for you to present yourself in a confident way.

Carnelian is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, which is responsible for your sense of worth or value as well as your creativity. This makes this stone an excellent choice when working on manifesting goals related to confidence or personal authority. Use Carnelian when pumping yourself up about New Years' resolutions or the next big career goal you may have. 

Carnelian's role within the Heart Chakra means that it will help you open up emotionally so that others can see who they are when they're around you—and being able to do this without fear or hesitation will make them feel more comfortable around you too! Sounds perfect for late nights around the fire with family or friends.



This is an excellent stone for anyone struggling with anxiety. This stone helps you to calm the mind and body, allowing you to focus on the present moment instead of worrying about what might happen in the future or dwelling on negativity from the past. Rhodonite can help those who are feeling overwhelmed by their circumstances or life situations. It's a great choice for people who have trouble sleeping due to stress and anxiety, as well as those that suffer from depression caused by constant worry over things they cannot control.



Always a heavy hitter when it comes to crystal support; Citrine is a yellow or golden variety of quartz that is associated with the sun and is said to be a stone of abundance and prosperity. Citrine is also considered an excellent cleanser of one's energy field, as well as a great tool for physical healing. Physical rest and recovery is key for the end of the year, as well as cleansing of ongoing stuck energy. You want to start 2023 fresh both physically and energetically. 

Citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra can be thought of as the center for our feelings about ourselves and others, so having this crystal nearby will help you remember that you are loved no matter what happens (or doesn't happen). Citrine is a little boost of confidence for when we may be feeling the winter blues, or are just having a tough time.



Howlite is a mineral that can help you to relax and reduce stress. It is a good stone for anxiety, worry, and  generally scattered emotions. It provides a calming and grounding vibration that is ready to uplift, calm, and reduce negativity that you may be holding.

Howlite encourages compassion for others and can be used as a tool to calm your emotions when in the presence of someone who needs guidance through their own process of personal growth. This can be common during the extended social time around the holidays, making having some Howlite around for those deep convos can be super helpful.



With this list, hopefully, you'll feel more confident in your ability to handle holiday stress. If you're still feeling overwhelmed or in need of additional coping strategies, make sure to reach out to your loved ones or to a mental health professional.  I hope that my suggestions here have given you some resources and empowerment around the stressful season that the holidays may bring, and helped ease the anxiety around your own upcoming celebrations!