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      2018's Top Gifts for Healthcare Professionals

      The holidays are here and it's time to show that special healthcare professional in your life how much you appreciate them. But what do you give to someone who gives so much to others every day on the job? We've compiled a list of a few of our favorite ideas we're sure any healthcare provider on your list would love.

      Comfortable Shoes


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      Healthcare professionals often work long shifts and spend a lot of time on their feet. Comfortable shoes are a must. These Dansko clogs for men and women are very popular in the healthcare community right now and for good reason — they are like pillows for your feet.

      Spa or Pedicure Gift Certificate




      Here's another gift idea for their hardworking feet. Give them the gift of self-care with a thoughtful gift certificate they can use to give their toes some well-deserved TLC.


      Cell Phone Sterilizer




      All of our cell phones carry a lot of germs ... so just imagine how much worse they could be if they spend hours each day surrounded by sick patients. This UV light sterilizer kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs in six minutes and can be done while they charge their phone.

      Unique PopSocket






      To go along with their cell phone sanitizer, there are some fun PopSockets for healthcare professionals. We like this rose gold stethoscope one and this one that reads, "It's a great day to save lives". Texting, calling, photos and of course, selfies, are all made easier and their phone will have a little extra pizazz.

      Personalized Tumbler




      It's important for healthcare professionals (and all of us, really) to stay hydrated! This Tumbler will keep your loved one's beverage cold or hot and can be customized with their name and credentials.

      A Commemorative Ornament for the Recent Graduate




      Did your loved one recently earn their certification? This unique gift from PearTreePersonal on Etsy will fondly remind them of their great accomplishment (and of you!) every year when they decorate the tree.


      Insulated Lunch Bag




      In the world of healthcare, long shifts can often be a whirlwind and it's easy to forget to stop and eat. A nice insulated lunch bag can come in handy to keep healthy snacks and meals cold while on the clock. The one pictured above can be purchased here.

      Fun Pens for Their Stocking







      Give them a laugh on Christmas morning by filling their stocking with some fun writing tools they can use on the job like these bone-shaped pens or these quirky vitamin pens.

      We hope some of these ideas have helped make your holiday shopping a little easier. Healthcare professionals often don't take holidays, and they deserve to feel loved and appreciated for the compassionate care they provide all year long.


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