‘Tis the season to find the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. While gift giving shouldn’t be the focus of the season, it’s definitely a fun part of it and we know you’re eager to get the perfect gift for your loved ones. So, check out the gifts below for those folks working hard every day of the year!
Best Gifts for Remote Workers
Great Headphones: If you’re working from home you might be trying to block out more than your noisy coworker jammin out to their music. Kids, dogs, spouses, neighbors..distractions are everywhere when your home and office are the same space. So get that remote worker the best gift they could ask for; silence. These headphones have active noise cancellation and the NY Times claims they have the best microphone they’ve tested.
Back Support: While you might not be able to buy your loved one a standing desk, you can help save their neck…back, tailbone, and posture, by getting them this seat cushion for their office chair. It “provides additional support you need to maintain good posture and the natural curve of the spine. By evenly distributing weight of the body, it offloads pressure on the spinal discs. The ergonomic design helps to increase blood flow, prevents pain in the lower back, helps with muscle fatigue, leg tightness, and hamstring pain. It allows you to sit upright naturally without pain.”
Best Gifts for Construction Workers
Steel-Toed Boots: Even if they already have a pair, these boots are the most important tool in a construction worker's tool belt…even though they go on their feet. These boots should be replaced every few years so in this case, getting them something they already have is actually encouraged! Timberland is a popular brand but take a peek at their current shoe because many construction workers have a brand they love.
Bonus Stocking Stuffer: If you are getting steel-toed boots, you can score even more points by adding in an Orange Full Insole to make sure your construction worker is supported while they’re on their feet all day. Adding an insole to their favorite boot can help avoid foot and back pain, and even prevent injury!
Food Storage: Long days call for sustenance and keeping food at safe temperatures can be a challenge when you’re outside all day. Get a cooler that’s going to keep their food safe and secure, and will look sleek to boot! A Yeti cooler is a great gift idea for a construction worker.
Best Gifts for Teachers
Coffee Gift Card: If you know a teacher, you’ll notice that in the New Year their wallets are overflowing with gift cards to their favorite coffee shops…and they’re not complaining. It’s well-known that teachers don’t make what they deserve so that latte may always seem like a bit of a splurge…so make sure they can splurge! Scope out the coffee shops closest to them and stuff their stocking full of gift cards! Bonus points if it’s local so you can also support a local business!
Care Package: Teachers deserve a lot of love so a package full of self-care products is a great way to show them how much you appreciate them. From oils and bath salts, to candles and yes…maybe even some wine, give them the gift of relaxation. Maybe even throw in an Orange Insole to show them you care about their alignment and posture! They are on their feet most of the day, after all!
Best Gift For Athletes
Winter Wear: Athletes want to stay active all year long and in some climates, the weather can make that tough. So this year get them the gear they need to stay warm while running or playing outside in cooler temps. Running gloves can help keep their hands warm, smart wool socks can help keep their feet warm and dry, and warm tights can prevent them from shivering while enjoying the great outdoors.
Foam Roller: Make sure your athlete stays in tip top shape by helping keep their muscles loose and pain free with a foam roller. From Amazon: “One of the best recovery tools to treat muscle pain, and increase performance and flexibility. Rolling before and after exercise increases blood flow to the massage site, flushing away stored lactic acid.” Foam rolling should be a part of every exercise routine and this roller is a great gift for your athlete.
Don’t forget their feet! If athletes don’t practice proper posture and maintain good alignment, they are more prone to injury. So you really want to support your athlete this holiday season, support their feet! Grab an Orange Insole for their stocking…or maybe a few pairs so they’re always prepared!
Best Gift for Retail Workers
Retail workers work long hours to support the customer over the holiday season so make sure to give something back! A retail worker would benefit from the support of an Orange Insole to slip into their favorite shoe and save their feet during extra holiday shifts. Their shoes and support should offer proper alignment and weight distribution so maybe think about a new pair of shoes to help them ring in a new year!
Kindness: We’re not saying not to get them a gift, but please keep in mind that these folks are working long hours in the middle of a supply chain crisis and it’s been a hard few years. So, when you’re doing your holiday shopping, give the gift of a smile, a thank you, and a little patience even if they don’t have the item you need. A little extra kindness could go a long way! (But also, gift cards are always a great gift!).
No matter their profession, you can give the gift of support this holiday season by slipping an Orange Insole to a stocking and helping someone find better alignment, and feel better and do more!