Rejuvenating Gifts to Pamper Essential Workers This Holiday

Those working an essential job amid the coronavirus pandemic deserve all the days off, all the raises and all the praise for their efforts this year. And they absolutely deserve some relaxing and restorative gifts this holiday season. To help them rest up, wind down or just manage a bit of an escape, here are some thoughtful presents

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Clove Sneakers

Clove shoes
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After spending countless shifts on their feet, healthcare workers can use an extra boost, and these social media-loved Clove sneakers are on everyone's list this season. They're made specially for medical professionals, are compliant with most uniform requirements and give a stylish revamp to a comfortable work shoe.

"After wearing a ton of different nursing shoes throughout the years, these provide so much comfort. They're lightweight and didn't give me one blister. Plus, they're much more stylish than my other pairs," says Mary Kratofil, Labor and Delivery nurse from Youngstown, Ohio. "Now all my coworkers are jealous of my new shoes — they all want a pair."

A gift that's trendy, comfortable and practical is always the best gift of all.

Buy it! Women's Clove Shoe, $129;

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Alexandra Winbush Candle + Tea Set

candle and tea set
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This Brooklyn-based, black-owned business combines all the key elements needed for a relaxing self-care moment: candles, tea and good music. Each Alexandra Winbush candle comes with a matching loose tea and a curated playlist to perfectly capture the mood. I gifted this set to a teacher to transport them to a "Sunday in Brooklyn."

Buy it! Alexandra Winbush Sunday in Brooklyn Set, $39;

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More Labs Probiotic Electrolyte Powder Packs

More Labs aqua + probiotic powder
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This Aqua + Probiotic is a great stocking stuffer for those who need to recharge between shifts. It's an electrolyte mix that helps speed up the hydration process, plus its added probiotic supports gut health.

Buy it! More Labs Aqua + Probiotic 30-pack, $36;

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Jaded CBD Oil

Jaded CBD Oil
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For the CBD-lover on your list, this vegan oil helps one relax and unwind without feeling the "high" (it only contains enough THC to unlock the full benefits of the other phyto-cannabinoids). It also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits and helps boost ones energy, metabolism and immune system.

Buy it! Jaded CBD Oil, $84.99;

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Barefoot Dreams Robe

barefoot dreams robe

Everyone needs to channel their inner John Legend and lean in to robe culture. The singer told PEOPLE that his loungewear collection rivals his wife Chrissy Teigen's — who is the biggest fan of Barefoot Dreams' comfy assortment. The brand offers a ton of plush offerings, including this dreamy robe, which comes in white, pearl or blue hues and unisex sizing, making it the perfect stress-free gift option.

Buy it! Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Adult Robe, $127;

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Homech Massage Gun


Give the gift of muscle relief at home! This handheld muscle massager is lightweight (it's 1.5 pounds) but delivers a powerful punch — 33 pounds of pressure (to be exact) that goes deep into tissue for muscle stimulation.

Buy it! Homech Massage Gun, $109.99;

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Milk + Honey Art of the Bath Set


Convert anyone on your list to a "bath person" with this Art of the Bath set. It comes with all the essentials to truly ensure a relaxing, spa-like experience.

The set includes bath milk, body polish, bath oil, a body brush and the two key elements of a soothing soak: a great smelling candle and Palo Santo healing wood, which is said to cleanse the space of negative energy when lit.

Buy it! Milk + Honey Art of the Bath Set, $95 ($169 value);

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FIGS Frontline Set

figs scrubs

For those who wear scrubs all day, every day, they can always use another set, especially one that's as comfortable and stylish as FIGS.

Plus, the brand's new campaign allows one to purchase a new set of scrubs for an essential worker they may not have ever met. For every Frontline Set purchased (which includes a top and bottom from the Core collection in any style or colorway preferred), FIGS will identify a medical professional to send it to, with shipping and delivery included for free.

Buy it! FIGS The Frontline Set, $84;

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