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GIFT GUIDE: SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Healthcare workers have been working overtime to deal with the overwhelming cases caused by the pandemic. Everyone is giving back to help support and make their time on the job more comfortable. If you have a healthcare worker in your life, make their holiday by giving them the gift of comfort. 

Here are our top five gifts recommended by our UX Designer, Destini. Before she started her design career, she served as a Medical Technician in the Air Force, caring for military members and their families at Travis Air Force Base. 

RECOVERY FOOTWEAR

I remember working twelve hour shifts on my feet all day in the hospital. Today, pandemic workers are putting in countless hours to support their community. Their feet are literally on the front line holding the load.

My recommendation is the OOFOS Fibre Recovery Shoe ($140). The closed-toe design is best to give your feet a break during your long hours. 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Oofos

COMFORT SOCKS

Socks are always the butt of holiday jokes. Imagine kids rushing to their trees and ripping apart wrapping paper only to reveal a pair of basic socks. To a healthcare worker, a set of comfortable socks while running from patient to patient can make a big difference. 

My recommendation is Balega Silver, No Show Socks ($15). The antibacterial properties and performance is the ideal option for front-line healthcare workers. 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Balega Socks
BALEGA SOCKS

MASSAGE GUN

You can easy away aches and pains after a long day with your chosen message gun. Standing, walking, and repetitive moments for long hours can cause your muscles to cramp up.  

My recommendation is the Hyperice Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth ($399). The 30% more power, paired with the Hyperice App, you can follow guided massage routine that will help to knock out all of your aches.

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Hyperice Hypervolt
HYPERICE HYPERVOLT

CBD LOTION

In addition to a massage gun, I also recommend following up with a CBD Lotion. CBD has come a long way. This completely non-psychoactive treatment can help relax your muscles after using a massage gun. 

My recommendation is TheraOne CBD Lotion ($55). 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Therabody Lotion
THERABODY CBD LOTION

HYDRATION

Last, but certainly not least, is a good water bottle. Being hydrated for all of us is essential, but keeping your health when working with at-risk patients is crucial. Our HydroFlask water bottles help keep the temperature of your water consistent throughout the entire day. So, no matter what, you can get a refreshing sip when you need it. 

My recommendation is the mother load version of the Hydro Flask, the 40 oz Wide Mouth ($59). 40oz are better than 39oz!

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Hydroflask
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STUDY UP: SPORTS BAGS

SPORTS BACKPACKS FOR STUDYING, TRAINING AND TRAVELING

If you’re a regular runner, swimmer, gym goer, triathlete, or anyone who has to schlep gear (that would be all of us) at some point, a good sports bag is a must.

Fortunately, sports apparel and accessory designers have taken their mad skillz and created some fun, functional and just plain stylish sports bags.

Keep checking back to se all our sports bags and active packs at JackRabbit; we’re always adding new selections, colors and designs.

Thinking holiday already? Why not, we’re in a time warp of a year in 2020! Gather a few for your favorite active people, and gift them the power to schlep in style.

Sports Bags at JackRabbit

ELEVATING THE SPORTS BAG

Modern bags from brands such as Nike, adidas, Vooray, and Ultimate Direction have everything you might need from:

  • Pockets galore to stash clean vs. dirty clothes
  • Shoe sections for post workout filth diversion
  • Mini pockets so you’re not digging into a black hole, to find your phone/keys/lipbalm/hair tie
  • Water bottle holder. If you don’t see it, you don’t drink it

Long gone are the days of canvas backpacks. Most are now made with as technical materials as running shoes. They wipe clean and have ventilation ports for obvious reasons.

Add to that, sports bags in backpack form usually feature some kind of reflective elements and loops to attach lights if you’re using it as a commuter pack.

SPORTS BAGS AT JACKRABBIT

Adidas Sports Bag

adidas Team Issue II Medium Duffle Bag.

Multiple zip pockets stow your small essentials, and a separate compartment isolates your shoes. A water-resistant base helps keep everything dry. The padded shoulder strap and carry handles offer easy transport.

Ultimate Direction Crew Bag

Ultimate Direction Crew Bag

With all the convenience of a duffel bag, this bag was designed to be worn like a backpack for a more convenient hike to your drop point

Fjallraven Sports Bag

Fjallraven Re-Kanken Backpack

Each Re-Kanken Backpack is made from 11 recycled plastic bottles. Their special spin dye manufacturing process reduces water consumption, minimizes impact and puts the Kanken in a whole new world of functional eco-conscious fashion/function.

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