Andrea Clement

Healthcare writer, career columnist. PR / media rep. Freelance writer, essayist.

Dec 8, 2021
2 min read

Holiday shopping season can add another layer of stress to the lives of busy medical professionals, thanks to the extra time and money involved. However, nurses and health care professionals are eligible for substantial discounts and deals on a variety of products and services that can be conveniently ordered online.

Additionally, many of the discounts and deals are offered from small family businesses, including ones that are owned by women or racial minorities. So you can buy a unique gift while saving money and supporting a small business.

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Charmed by a Cause is a fine jewelry company based in New York City. During the pandemic, the company focused on giveaways for nurses and other health care and essential workers. All jewelry from Charmed by a Cause is ethically crafted from recycled sterling silver and 14 karat gold. Their varied pieces are offered in a variety of price ranges. Additionally, they give 10% of each purchase to one of their cause partners, as selected by the customer.

Use code THANKYOU25 at checkout for an additional 25% off of your jewelry purchase.

The Tea Spot is offering a special 15% discount for health care professionals (promo code: SCRUBS) through Jan. 31.

The Tea Spot is a woman-owned business centered around health and wellness, with a new line of popular teas for women. “All of these new teas are carefully crafted with delicious organic botanicals and herbs to support women’s health,” CEO Maria Upanski said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tea Spot donated more than 55,000 specialty tea sachets to nurses, first responders and doctors at eight U.S. hospitals and clinics.

“As a team, the Tea Spot wants to recognize the commitment first responders, nurses and doctors have made to saving the lives of others during the COVID-19 global pandemic,” Uspenski added. “Our company exists to help support wellness through tea, so we’re sending a variety of whole-leaf tea sachets to hospital and medical breakrooms, in the hopes that our tea will give them a little boost and renewal when they need it most. We are honored to be able to help spread a bit of care and reprieve to those who are caring for us all.”

The Tea Spot’s recently launched line of women’s teas — called Goddess Women’s Teas — features three 100% organic tea blends that showcase botanicals and herbs to support women’s health throughout different stages of life. The teas include Venus Rising, Organic; Mamahood, Organic; and Women’s Wisdom, Organic.

Use code SCRUBS to get 15% off of the Tea Spot’s teas, gift sets, tins or its line of innovative steepware.

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Subscription board games

For a gift that keeps on giving, a subscription service offers a fun experience. UnboxBoardom is a subscription service that delivers new board games directly to the recipient’s door.

Your choices range from family games to ones of strategy or for parties. For every 10 new signups the company gets, it donates a board game to an organization that helps impoverished children.

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Too busy to cook? Give yourself the gift of easy, healthy food via prepackaged meals from Proper Good that are ready in 90 seconds. According to a spokesperson, Proper Good has seen “significant traction from the medical community,” because all meals are made with clean and functional ingredients and are shelf-stable to take on the go, including special diets requiring keto, gluten-free and plant-based options.

Delivered directly to your doorstep, the packaging allows you to store the unopened meals at room temperature, which means you can keep the pouches at the nurse’s station and heat them up quickly. “With approximately 4 million nurses in the U.S., it’s one of the most trusted professions but also one of the most unhealthy. Proper Good wants to change that,” the spokesperson explained.

Nurses and other health care professionals can access a 20% discount on the website.

Luxury linens

American Blossom linens are 100% organic cotton linens sourced and made in America. According to the company, its sheets are chemical-free, sustainably made and temperature controlling (keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer). They also are good for skin care, the company states, because they limit the amount of sweat and toxins that can gather in sheets and contribute to acne, eczema and other skin problems.

Currently, nurses can use the code NURSES20 for 20% off when you order online.

Gourmet hot chocolate

Health care workers receive 25% off from CasaQ with the code AJCHOLIDAY to enjoy the CasaQ Artisan Hot Chocolate Collection, which includes:

Xocolatl: a sweet and savory Mexican artisan hot chocolate made with the finest cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla, along with a touch of spice to make a drink like no other.

Dulce de Leche: A sweet mix of creamy caramel and milk chocolate, this rich drink is perfect on its own or a great addition to your morning coffee.

Sabroso: A premium dark chocolate, you can enjoy this beverage on its own, added to your coffee or mixed with a liqueur.

Mocha de Olla: A blend of traditional café de Olla and Mexican hot chocolate, this drink is made with the finest cocoa, coffee, cinnamon and vanilla.

CasaQ also offers mugs, totes, gifts and accessories at

Personal Growth and Education

Mindvalley is a personal growth education platform and home to 200 teachers, authors and experts in personal growth and wellness. Its expansive library of master classes and Quests are based on Mindvalley’s signature learning system, designed with advanced learning technology.

  • Mind and meditation
  • Brain and memory
  • Performance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Money
  • Relationships
  • Kids, teens and parenting

Mindvalley offers a discount to nurses and health care professionals.

To sign up: Go to and click “Verify with ID Me.” Once there, health crare workes simply have to answer a few questions verifying their occupation and will then receive the 40% off discount.

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Light up someone’s life

Custom Neon offers 10% off your entire purchase with the discount code “FRONTLINE10.″ A lighted sign can make a unique gift for kids, the neighbors or a co-worker. You can design your own sign from scratch, via an image you upload, or purchase popular designs available for home, work or gifts.

Give yourself and your family a vacation through the Heroes Vacation Club. This is a free travel club built on the idea that heroes deserve the best. Medical professionals and other members receive access to discounts up to 25% on air, hotels, resorts, car rental and activities.

You can save on beach vacations for the whole family, romantic mountain getaways and more exciting destinations close to home or off the beaten path. Membership is available to all current and former police officers, firefighters and medical and military personnel.

In addition, some companies we contacted created special discount codes just for Pulse readers.

Play, stretch and save

Nurses can benefit from a stress-relieving stretch and calming deep breaths. This product offers a game and yoga all in one, so you can exercise while spending quality playtime bonding with your kids.

Spy included the Chi yoga mat and game from Chi Universe on its list of the 10 best new toys of 2021.

This patented product offers a media component with content and training to continue development with a free game app, instructional videos, streaming and live classes on social media, and ongoing instruction with the creator and Chi Universe yoga ambassadors.

Nurses and health care professionals can receive 15% off at with code AJCHoliday.

Nightingales Mail is another subscription box that provides lots of goodies geared toward nurses, so this could make a great gift for yourself, co-workers or other friends who are nurses. Each month’s box includes a variety of fun items involving self-care, as well as personalized handmade stethoscope charms, jewelry for nurses, compression socks, apparel and accessories.

The Ohio-based, woman-owned business was created during the pandemic to help nurses enjoy special treats specific to their needs and interests. Nightingales Mail is offering 20% off with the discount AJC20.

Save dollars on scents

Honeybyrds Provisions is a woman-owned brand specializing in small batch, handcrafted and blended, hand-poured home fragrances designed to freshen spaces and be flame-free, making them safe for homes with small children.

Their fragrances can help to set a wind-down mood after a long workday. Try Relax Relate Release, which offers day spa vibes with fresh eucalyptus, agave, green tea and rosemary.

Most scents are available in a wickless candle or as wax tarts, which make great stocking stuffers. You can upgrade to a wrapped gift by buying a fragrance warmer to go with your wax tarts.

Use promo code “AJCHeroes” to save 20% off of your purchase through Dec. 19.

Nurses and other health care professionals who juggle busy schedules likely want to spend less time in the kitchen, no matter how much they enjoy cooking.

Chefwave, a U.S.-based, family-owned business, offers a full range of kitchen appliances and gadgets for those who believe health and family are everything. For home cooks on your holiday gift list who want to make great-tasting food without sacrificing time or quality, these products help make life easier and reduce prep time.

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