13 Special Gifts to Express Your Gratitude to Frontline Workers

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

While this year has been hard on everyone, no one deserves more gratitude and rest this holiday season than frontline workers.

As you're thinking about what gifts would be best for these special people in your life, definitely consider comfort first. From the most amazing sheets to cozy loungewear and sumptuous treats, we've rounded up some gifts that are sure to give the first responder in your life some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

1. Nest Bedding Sheets (Queen), $139


Made of 100% Tencel, these buttery-soft sheets don't just feel good, but the production takes 10-20 times less water than cotton. They're also amazing at wicking away moisture so they stay comfortable all night.

2. Samsung 55-Inch Frame TV, $1,197.99

If your frontline worker is deserving of a splurge, eliminate the decision between form or function with this stunning Samsung Frame TV. While it has stunning 4k graphics, they can choose a piece of artwork to set as its background while they're not using it.

3. Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper, $299

This three-inch mattress topper has a medium-firm feel and will make any mattress feel like new.

4. Otherland Gilded Silk Pajamas Scented Holiday Candle, $36

Not only do Otherland candles smell like actual heaven, but the jars that they come in are also so pretty you'll want to keep them forever. According to the brand, this candle is reminiscent of "when glitz meets grit," and it has notes of ginger, bergamot, and spiced yuzu.


5. Lord Jones Sugarplum CBD Gummies, $50

In addition to being absolutely delicious, these CBD gummies are infused with 20-milligrams of the finest hemp-derived CBD that's lab-tested for purity and consistency. These are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and taste like ripe fruit and a hint of spicy ginger.

6. Pearl Swizzle Sticks Stirrer (Set of 4) by Patina Vie, $15

Top off any bar cart with these little pearl-tipped swizzle stirrers.

7. Thiele Luxury Tip Dye Throw, $51

Not only is this faux-fur throw gorgeous, but it's also super soft and cozy. It's sure to help the first responder in your life stay cozy and comfortable after a long day of helping others.

8. Teleflora's Snowman Ornament Bouquet, $56

This adorable ceramic snowman ornament is filled with stunning carnations, holly, and lots of holiday greenery that will get you in the spirit. Plus, it can be used as an ornament for the tree or even a cookie jar once the flowers are gone.


9. Nexgrill 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill, $299

Make any grillmaster's heart sing with this four-burner grill. It has a full stainless steel lid and side shelves. It has a side burner, warming racks, and an electronic igniter system that will make it super easy to light it up.

10. Yummie Women's Slub Knit Lounge Wide Leg Pant, $28.88

Since first responders have spent the entire day serving others, it's important that they have the most comfortable loungewear to come home to. These wide-leg pants are incredibly cozy and will make any day spent at home even more relaxing.

11. CBD Pillow, $99

Not only is this gel memory foam pillow super cozy, but it's also infused with millions of microcapsules worth of CBD. This will help the first responder in your life fall asleep faster and reach a much deeper, more relaxing sleep. Since it releases microdoses of CBD all night long, its effects will continue throughout the night.

12. Broadway Baskets Savory Sweets Thinking of You Gift Tower, $24.95


This basket mixes the savory with the sweet, for all of those people in your life who like a little bit of both (and who doesn't?). It includes blue cheese pretzel nuggets, vanilla apple caramels, caramel popcorn that has chocolate and peanut butter drizzles, cracked pepper and sea salt popcorn, and chocolate s'mores pretzels.

13. Tony's Chocolonely 32% Milk Chocolate Bar with Honey Almond Nougat, $3.15

Not only are these chocolate bars super decadent, but they're also hefty and super high-quality. Tie some ribbon around it for a sweet gift for your USPS worker, garbage man, or anyone else in your life that needs a little thank you.


Brittany is a freelance lifestyle writer who loves stand-up comedy, dogs and pretty interiors. She's a former staffer for CBS News and NBC's TODAY Show.

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