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Recharge & Renew: The Ultimate Self-Care Items and Gifts for Nurses in 2024

What are your plans for self-care as the year comes to a close? Do you have any New Year's resolutions to treat yourself a little kinder in 2024?

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Less than half of nurses practice self-care daily. You can reset and recharge through activities like exercise and meditation, but incorporating a treat or a gift into your routine on occasion can make the habit easier to stick to. 

Here are 12 self-care items that recharge or are designed to help recharge you.

1. MyGoFlight Digital Luggage Scale $19.99

Whether you’re vacationing to rest and relax or you have another travel contact to get to, a digital luggage scale is a perfect no-fuss way to weigh your luggage. This scale is lightweight, water-resistant, and has a slender design. The MyGoFlight digital scale can accurately weigh luggage up to 110 lbs.

2. Philips Sonicare Toothbrush $29.96

Sonicare has a variety of rechargeable toothbrushes, but this one comes at a great value. This model runs for 2 minutes each time you turn it on, with a vibration queue every 30 seconds prompting you to switch quadrants to share the love with all your teeth. Sonicare is a #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand that can remove plaque three times greater than competitor products.

3. Hamilton Beach Personal Blender $29.99

The Hamilton Beach Personal Blender features a 16 oz. sturdy jar that can blend up to 28 times on one charge. Prep your smoothies in the fridge before work to blend them during your commute or when you can catch a break during a shift so they stay fresh without separating or clumping. When you’re in a rush and taking a moment to refuel, this blender is the perfect companion for a quick and nourishing treat.

4. Awake Chocolate $34.99

Whether you need it as a pick-me-up during a long shift or while working nights, Awake’s caffeinated chocolate is a great way to get a gentle energy boost while satisfying your sweet tooth. With only 70 calories per bar but as much caffeine as a small cup of coffee, Awake is perfect to give extra pep in your step. Awake has chocolate bars and bits for everyone, including flavors like mint, caramel, milk, and dark chocolate.

5. Moshi Otto Q Wireless Phone Charger $39.45

Never run out of battery during a shift again. Charge your wireless charger at home, and bring it to work if you need to give your phone some extra battery life. The Moshi Otto Q charger is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

6. Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer $39.95

Give yourself a small incentive to get out of bed this winter with a rechargeable hand warmer. You get up to 6 hours of run time on a single charge and reduce waste by avoiding disposable hand warmers that don’t last. Zippo’s hand warmers feature three heat settings in various colors and designs.

7. WaterH Smart Water Bottle $59.99

Lose track of how much water you’re drinking while working? The WaterH Smart Water Bottle connects to your phone to track your intake goals and nudge you to stay hydrated using a gentle light. It also tracks the amount of solids in your water to stay informed about the composition of the water you consume. WaterH sells an additional wireless charger for your bottle, and a full charge lasts up to 15 days.

8. Zonli Cordless Heated Blanket $89.99

Do you ever wish you could take those warm blankets home from the hospital? With the Zonli Cordless Heated Blanket, now you can. The blanket has a self-storage design, making it easy to take on the go. The blanket has three hours of battery life per charge and overheating protection. The Zonli blanket is also waterproof, windproof, and machine-washable. 

9. Casper Glow Light $116.10

The Casper Glow light is designed to create a serene ambiance by mimicking the sun’s natural progression. Wind down after a shift to a gradual, self-dimming glow. When it’s time to wake up, the light gradually brightens, easing you into starting your day.

10. Manta Sound Sleeping Mask $143.00

The Manta Sound Sleep Mask has built-in razor-thin Bluetooth speakers to listen to music or take a sound bath as you doze off. The mask has adjustable eye cups to prevent eye pressure, which makes it extra friendly for side-sleepers. The Manta Sound Sleep Mask has 20 hours of battery life.

11. Sharper Image Power Percussion Deep Tissue Massager $159.99

Relieve tension after a long shift and soothe sore muscles with the Sharper Image Power Percussion Deep Tissue Massager. This rechargeable device can operate for 70 minutes on a full charge. Multiple settings allow you to customize your massage experience and precisely hit each area. 

12. Oura Ring $299.00

Oura is a sleek ring that looks like regular jewelry but is actually keeping track of numerous health and wellness data points. Oura analyzes and tracks vital health markers, from sleep to activity, stress, and beyond. By collecting this data, you’ll be able to find patterns to help you optimize your physical and mental health. The Oura app is available on Apple and Android and syncs to the ring.

Power Up Your Self-Care

Prioritize self-care by dedicating time and energy to routines that rejuvenate. Whether you enrich your routine with a new product addition or elevate your self-care using what you already have, the investment in yourself will pay off this year. 

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