Unwinding on your porch rocking chair after a long day is a great way to sit down and relax. With their gentle back and forth motion, rocking chairs can be enjoyed just about anywhere. A rocking chair promotes a space wherein you’d be able to unwind as you appreciate the scenery, or enjoy reading a book. We recommend pairing your rocking chair with a fresh glass of lemonade and a beautiful sunset or creamy hot cocoa and a cozy blanket for maximum relaxation and enjoyment.
Regardless of what you do, a rocking chair’s soothing effects promote better sleep for babies and adults alike. It has also been known to reduce anxiety and depression while alleviating back pain. We’ve looked through different models and put together the best of the best rocking chairs to suit your style.
At A Glance:
- Best overall:
- Best budget:
- Best portable:
- Best for a nursery:
Best overall: Polywood Presidential Rocking Chair — $275
The Polywood Presidential Rocking Chair is made from durable, all-weather lumber that is easy to maintain. It’s designed for comfort, with a contoured seat and wide arms. It’s available in a variety of colors.
Best budget: Semco Recycled Plastic Rocking Chair — $86
The Semco Rocking Chair is made from recycled plastic that is durable and easy to clean. It has a spacious and comfortable design for all body types and can be assembled quickly and easily.
Best portable: GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker — $60
The GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker is a portable rocking chair that folds easily and includes a carry handle, for quick storage. Its sturdy steel frame features patented Spring-Action Rocking Technology, comfortable armrests and a cup holder. It supports up to 250 pounds. For more outdoor furniture options you may want to look at our list of the best zero gravity chairs and Adirondack chairs.
Best for a nursery: Windsor Glider and Ottoman — $130
This easy to assemble glider comes in a variety of colors to match your nursery room design. It has a side pocket that is great for storage or holding items while you sit. The ottoman piece makes it a great addition so that you can have a space for storytime, breastfeeding, or relaxation.
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