‘Tis the season to #StressTheFOut. Just kidding, but seriously. I absolutely love this time of year- it brings me so much joy and all the cozy feels. Yet, the holidays can be an increasingly stressful time. To take some of the stress out of your planning, we’ve put together a handy-dandy holistic healthcare holiday guide for of course, the healthcare professionals that you care about in your life.
– Xo, Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L, founder at Joy Energy Time
HOW IT WORKS
I will break down gift ideas and suggestions via the eight holistic health categories. Here we go!
Book a Vacation
We couldn’t help but share an experiential gift as our first recommendation! Are you a relaxing vacationer or an adventurous vacationer? Some people like laying on a beach with a refreshing mojito in hand, and others love snorkeling, boating, and sightseeing. Whatever floats your boat, right? However you choose to vacation, we’ve got a treat to share with you.
CheapCaribbean.com recently launched the ER&R Club, where nurses can sign up and receive special deals on all-inclusives, upgrades, packages, and more. Trade a few short, dark, and cold days in for some warm, sunny, and tropical days and treat a friend (girls trip?), family, or partner to join you on a vacation.
You’re not a nurse but still want to trade your scrubs for a swim suit? (#SorryNotSorry for my witty word choices) Check out Cheap Caribbean’s specials on their main site. Remember these famous words:
“I regret booking that delicious vacation” said no one ever. #CheapCaribbean #Partners #TheGiftOfRelaxation
Book an Experience
Want to gift an experience because it’s cool to collect moments and not things?! Seriously though, consider an Airbnb Experiences where you can gift one-of-a-kind experiences hosted by locals. The experiences range depending on tastes and interests. Mike and I did a Little Havana walking tour through Airbnb Experiences last year and it was so cool.
Healthcare professionals experience work stressors on a regular basis (I mean, we work in healthcare). A nice outlet to ask for advice for a difficult problem at work or get mindfulness resources at the end of a long day can be found in our club! The Joy Energy Time Club is a wellness subscription and community crafted intentionally to provide resources on stress management, personal growth, and holistic wellness.
Gift White Coats
Medelita is the perfect place to gift beautiful and comfortable white coats, scrub jackets, and more to your favorite healthcare professional.
Block Blue Light
Let’s face it- as healthcare professionals, we look at screens just as much as we work with patients. We have documentation to do, charts to review- the list goes on and on. Carrot Eyewear offers blue light blocking glasses AND they’re trés-chic.
Stay Stylish and Committed
Working with patients all day, it may not be wise to wear our wedding bands to work. That’s where Enso Rings comes into the pic. You can choose from their wide selection of silicone rings (so many colors and styles, oh my!) so you don’t feel ‘naked’ and also join Enso’s mission by being a #ForceForGood.
Gift Class Fitness
ClassPass is cool because you can break up the boring gym routine and take different fitness classes around the town. You can give this gift to those that like to switch it up and want to try something new with their fitness routine!
Blender with Travel Bottle
This gift is a blender that comes with a BPA free plastic bottle. So you can make your smoothie in that bottle and take it to go! It’s annoying if you’re making a smoothie just for yourself in this big blender cup because if you’re like me, you will waste some of the smoothie you make because it all won’t fit in your bottle.
The Fitness Fanny
This hip pack from Nike is perfect for the person that doesn’t want to take a bulky bag with them to the gym, yoga, class, or wherever. This is also great for runners that want a place for their keys and phone.
The Girlfriend Collective makes yoga clothing (i.e. stretchy leggins and comfy sports bras) from recycled plastics. From my personal testimonial, I basically live in them because they are comfy.
It’s no surprise that we love Rothy’s– shoes also made from recycles plastics. I have a bad relationship with loafers and flats because for the past however-many years I’ve had to be a professional, I have horror stories of being cut up by my shoes. Rothy’s are a gift from the shoe gods.
Hatwear for Good
Keep Nature Wild will pick up one pound of trash for every item purchased. These are cute hats (comes in multiple colors) but you can find other accessories on their site too. You can even become more involved with cleanups and become a Wild Keeper Ambassador (I applied for it!)
Want to help a loved one to live a more sustainable life? You can get started with this awesome starter bundle that has all the essentials, including bamboo toothbrushes, reusable grocery bags, and more goodies.
Gift of Manifest
Headspace is my favorite app. It’s actually the only app I’ve used for over two years! There are so many new meditation packs for people of all levels.
Gift Vegan Scents
I love supporting Latinx businesses, homemade products, and eco-friendly products. PJ Candles hits all these three! They offer candles with cozy holiday scents as well as candles that remind you of your abuela’s cooking (arroz con leche anyone?!)
Skillshare offers so many different online classes, tutorials, etc. so you can learn just about any skill you want. Want to get into digital illustration? You got it. Want to learn how to write a book? Here it is. Gift of the gift of learning!
Journal your way to more mindful and intentional living with the 5-Minute Journal! Journal writing has improved my life significantly and is apart of my morning routine.
Gift Money Mindset
I LOVE this book, and basically anything from Jen Sincero. You Are a Badass at Making Money is a must-read- it’s not a tacky get-rich-quick-and-become-a-millionaire tomorrow type of book. Jen’s writing is so real and relatable.
The gift that keeps on giving- become a member of the Joy Energy Time Club and access content, resources and tools that will help you manage stress, implement wellness practices in your life, and experience personal and professional growth. Pick your plan here!
This post is sponsored by CheapCaribbean.com. Links throughout this post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. PJ Candles provided a gift in exchange for an honest review.