Friday at Five: Holiday Gift and Giving Guide

‘Tis the season for gift giving and spreading joy and cheer. No one deserves more happiness and love in their lives this year than our healthcare workers and nurses. This Friday at Five offers some great gift ideas, worthy foundations and charities of which to donate and a delicious meal service for anyone looking for healthy way to shed a few pounds.

Holiday Gift Giving for the Nurse in Your Life

Do you have a nurse in your life and you are searching for a perfect gift? Looking to currently thank a nurse working on the front lines during the holiday season? Our own Nurse Lauren shares with you all the products she recommends and loves herself.


Looking for an interesting, healthy gift idea? Consider trying BistroMD, a subscription service that provides ready-to-eat, gourmet meals, specifically designed for optimal weight loss and long-term weight management. Founded in 2005 by physician, Dr. Caroline Cederquist, operates with the belief that “food is medicine,” and it is bistroMD’s (@bistromd) passion to provide consumers with delicious, good-for-you food to cure their weight-related ailments. BistroMD’s meal programs allow for customization and they can accommodate special dietary needs including gluten free, heart healthy, diabetic, and low sodium diets.

Support the GTMRx Foundation

Support the GTMRx Foundation (@GTMRxInstitute) to get the medications right™. A donation from you can help to reduce the 275,000 lives lost and $ 528 billion wasted each year due to suboptimal medication use. Donations support practice and policy transformations and allows us to provide free resources for our members. GTMRx believes everyone deserves access to comprehensive medication management to ensure safe, appropriate and effective medication use. Additionally, Make your holiday purchases through There’s no extra cost to you but the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute a portion of your eligible purchases to GTMRx. Click the tweet below for details.

Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Become a Partner In Hope and be part of a special community of monthly donors committed to saving children from diverse backgrounds and helping St. Jude families focus on what matters most, their child’s life. Donate and receive your Partner in Hope t-shirt. Thanks to you, #StJudeWontStop until no child dies from cancer.

37 Gifts for Nurses Who Could Use a Little (or a Lot of) TLC

If there’s a nurse, doctor, or health care professional in your life, you know they could use more love, appreciation, and R&R than ever. Ahead, 37 gifts for nurses (during COVID-19 and beyond) to show that you care.


ICYMI – Our other Friday Fives and Blog posts from HCNR’s Nurse Lauren.

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