Practical Gifts for Nurses

Guest BlogThis weekend, we put up our holiday tree. Each year, I love taking all the ornaments out of the boxes and thinking about all the memories associated with each one. This year, there was a particular ornament that seemed very special-it was a gift from my former supervisor at the library at Ball State University. She had given me a Christmas ornament. It was a young looking brunette nurse wearing green scrubs with a clipboard in her hand. On the left pocket of the scrub top, she had written my last name in very small letters, and on the clipboard, it read "Merry Christmas 2001." She gave me this ornament as a gift for graduating nursing school, as I was a December grad. As I unwrapped more ornaments, I found even more nurse ornaments given to me by friends and family that I still treasure every year.

What other things make great gifts for nurses? Maybe you have co-workers or staff you are looking to buy for this season. Here are my suggestions:
  • Unscented, but very moisturizing hand soap. Nurses wash their hands what seems like hundreds of times a day, and in the winter, their skin gets very dried out. What has worked for me are hand creams that contain hemp as an ingredient, it really seems to be the only thing to soften my hands and protect them.
  • I have said how much I love these before, but a nice pair or two or support socks. Lydia's stocks the Nurse Mates compression stockings. I just bought myself two pairs on Cyber Monday and I just took them off after wearing them all day long. I wanted to even wear them to bed, but I decided to let my feet be free for a while.
  • An extra pair of hemostats. There are so many times during they workday when I wish I had my own set. Whether it's to untwist some tight IV tubing or something else, they really come in handy and are sometimes hard to come by.
  • A nice flashlight. Again, another tool that is hard to come by on the nursing unit but it is very handy. Especially when anchoring indwelling catheters or working night shift. Maybe splurge and get a metal one that can be engraved, so someone else doesn't run off with it.
  • Massage gift certificates. Nurses are on their feet anywhere from 8-16 hours a day. When we come home, we're sore. And let's face it, nurses deserve it.

So sure, this is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will get you started. Do you have any great suggestions? Feel free to post, or post about the most thoughtful nurse gift you've ever received.

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Featured Customer Review - "A great scrub"

Urbane ScrubsUrbane Scrubs: Our designer scrubs have just the right amount of personality.  Available in a variety colors and styles to mix and match with your wardrobe, our scrubs have the unique details that keep it interesting.
Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top
Urbane is known for their fit that flatters, in all the right places! After one try, you will see why the Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top is so loved. With 14 reviews this top has a 4.64 star rating, out of 5!

The Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top features a contrasting cross-over neckline, two roomy bottom pockets that keep you hands free, a relaxed fit for ease of movement, set-in sleeves, 3" side slits and a longer 27 1/2" length. Made with 65% polyester/35% cotton. Available in dozens of great colors!

Here's a review from our customer Chandra in Bridgetown, Barbados:

5 starsNice Scrub

A great scrub, colour is as vibrant in person as it is online. Material is soft and the shirt wasn't overly big.



















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Featured Customer Review - "These soft, silky long sleeve shirts are wonderful"

Wink Scrubs

Wink: We are the past, the present, and the future of scrubs. Striving to capture the fresh, fun, and exciting essence of uniforms through our perfected fits, finishes, details, and colors, we're always moving forward to bring you the ultimate experience: scrubs that change your attitude.

Wink Scrubs has layers, covered! The Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee adds an extra touch of stretch makes it the perfect piece to move with you during a busy work day.

The Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee is a crewneck long sleeve tee with extra long sleeves for up-to-date styling, Wink logo on left wrist and is 27 1/4" length, made with 95% Viscose Rayon / 5% Spandex - for ultra softness!

Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee

Here's a review from our customer Lindilu in Parkville, MO:

5 starsTHE BEST

These soft, silky long sleeve shirts are wonderful. They fit snug so they don't feel bulky under your uniform during colder weather. The sleeves don't lose their shape and become loose by the end of the day. I just wish they had more colors to buy to match the many colors of my uniforms!

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Festive Prints for the Holiday Season

Looking for holiday print scrubs? I recommend the Bundled Buddies Contrast Curved Neck Scrub Top by Scrub Works. This penguin print is about as cute as it gets and this look can be worn all winter long, even after the holidays are over.

Bundled Buddies Contrast Neck Scrub Top

Do you wear festive prints during the holiday season or do you stick to your normal scrubs? If you do, which prints are your favorite??


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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is in full swing & we have a few special offers just for you! The best part is, no crowds, no waiting in line, just awesome deals at! Today only take advantage of these offers:
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Visit our site for all the details. But don't wait, the free shipping and free gift offers are valid today only. Start shopping now!
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Save Big on Black Friday!

Black Friday
  • FREE SHIPPING! For one day only ship any size order for free! Stock up on uniforms, medical supplies, nursing shoes and more. Visit now to access your Free Shipping Coupon. *Offer valid on standard shipping in the U.S. only.

  • 30% Off Dickies Best-Sellers Customer favorites are now as low as $9.99. Click Here to Shop.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Lydia's Uniforms would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that your day is filled with friends, family and, of course, delicious food.

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Featured Customer Review - "I totally love the Cherokee scrubs... I found my scrubs and will purchase more in the future."

Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant
Cherokee: Millions of healthcare workers have come to depend on Cherokee Workwear. For durable, easy-care fabric that gets softer with every washing. For an array of 37 colors and 25 styles that meets every preference and taste. And for giving you the best value for your hard-earned dollar.

Cherokee is the leading brand of scrubs in North America – and it's easy to see why! The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant is a customer favorite. The features, fit and style are why this pant has a five star rating.

The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant features a comfortable webbed drawstring waistband, one back pocket, and a cargo pocket with a cell phone pocket inside. Made with 65% polyester/35% cotton with a regular inseam of 31", short inseam of 28 1/2" and tall inseam of 33".

Here's a review from our customer Troy in Polacca, AZ:

5 starsExcellent

I usually buy Dickie's scrubs, but wanted to try a different brand at a lower price. I totally love the Cherokee scrubs. They are a little big than what you expect for your individual size but are totally comfortable and don't fade after a few washes. I found my scrubs and will purchase more in the future.

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How many of you have joined Google+? It's one of the newest social networks and so far I think it has some awesome features. As soon as I heard that you could create business pages on Google+ I knew I had to make one for Lydia's. I couldn't pass up a great opportunity to interact with our customers! If you use this social network I hope that you'll find our page and add us to your circles soon: click here to get started now.

Also, I would love to hear what you want to see on our Google+ page. Would you like updates on coupons and sales? Sneak peeks of our newest products? Articles about health care professionals and nursing? Share your feedback by leaving a comment on this post.

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Spotlight on Wink Four-Stretch

Four-Stretch Sporty V-Neck Scrub TopWink

Wink Four-Stretch Scrubs are filled with features that give them the ability to be high performance and low maintenance, just what you need for those busy work days! Here are the benefits of these top-selling medical scrubs:
  • 100% Polyester Four-Stretch Fabric is created using a mechanical stretch yarn process that's engineered to exceed the performance and durability of other fabrics
  • Special wicking features manage moisture
  • Double stitching provides strength
  • Unique texture for unbeatable softness
  • Can be worn straight out of the dryer!
If you're interested in seeing more, click here to view all styles from this collection. And if you already own a pair of these easy-care scrubs then leave a comment and share your feedback!
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Deal Alert: Free Shipping + 20% Off Rampage Scrubs

Shopping for new medical apparel? Take advantage of these two offers today at Lydia's Uniforms: 
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Featured Customer Review - "This is by far the BEST shirt to wear under scrub tops"

New Balance Go 2 Scrub Tee

New Balance Scrubs: "Made to move"

The New Balance Go 2 Scrub Tee has received rave reviews and it's easy to see why! Comfort, style and function - everything you want in a long sleeve tee.

The New Balance Go 2 Scrub Tee features effortless fit, contrast stitching and cut out thumb holes create unique style for this simple long sleeve tee. Features Soft PerforMed layer, contrasting stitching, discreet thumb hole, modern fit and is 25" long, made with 95% polyester/5% spandex.

Here's a review from a customer in Merced, CA:

5 stars The BEST Tee Under Scrubs

I have ordered them all - Skechers, Rampage, Cherokee - this is by far the BEST shirt to wear under scrub tops. Perfect fit (never bulky or sloppy), the details are feminine and functional (thumb cuff is invisible unless you want to use it), the contrasting color is cute, the neckline is the perfect height, and the fabric is the perfect weight. I think I’ve been looking for this top for years, but didn’t know it. A well-made, quality undershirt to wear with scrubs and I love it. Sure wish they had it in other colors and would love to see one with feminine/cotton lace edging. Overall, though, this is a total winner. Thumbs up for New Balance! Time to order a couple more. Try it, you'll like it. I promise.

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Spotlight on Med Couture

FlMed Couture Logoex It, Stretch It, Work It in Med Couture Scrubs by Peaches Uniforms.

This high-end brand of med wear is popular among customers thanks to it's E-Z Flex fabric blend that provides comfort and a stylish fit. Med Couture scrubs are available in both men's and women's styles. And in addition to scrub tops and pants they also make women's long sleeve tees and fleece jackets (perfect for this time of year!).

Check out a few my personal favorites from this brand below. Or click here to view all.

Peaches Med Couture Knit Inset Scrub TopMed Couture Top
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Featured Customer Review - "Love this scrub! A very clean looking line with lots of style."

Cherokee Authentic Workwear Scoop Neck Scrub Top
Cherokee: "Cherokee has been well-known for comfort and fashion since 1972. Recent nationwide surveys rank Cherokee in the top ten strongest brands for women’s apparel. This ready-to-wear heritage has shaped the way we approach designing and manufacturing medical uniforms and accessories and has helped the brand become the overwhelming favorite of healthcare workers in the United States."

One look at our Cherokee Authentic Workwear Scoop Neck Scrub Top and you can see why we are excited to share this review from our customer Rose in Orange, CA:

5 starsExpect compliments









Love this scrub! Cherokee is coming up with very stylish, professional-looking tops and at great prices. Even Koi doesn't compare to the variety Cherokee is putting out. Our hospital has limited RNs to wearing solid royal blue. So it's all about stylish cuts and this top is one of them. Love the detail in the shoulders. A very clean-looking line with lots of style. Absolutely love it!





The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Scoop Neck Scrub Top has the quality and great fit of the Cherokee Authentic Workwear line, with feminine details that make this top look and fit great! This top features a stylized "U" shape neckline top with elasticized smocking at the shoulder seams, 2 front patch pockets, slight shirring at the center front, and back princess seams. Center back length is 26" and it is made of 65% polyester/35% cotton.


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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a fun and spooky weekend! And for those of you who will be out trick-or-treating tonight, be safe and enjoy.

Of course, we couldn't let this day go by without giving a special treat to our amazing customers! Here's what we have for you: 

Halloween TreatsFREE SHIPPING* Today only take advantage of free shipping, no minimum purchase. Visit to take score this one day deal.

halloween treat EXTRA 30% OFF CLEARANCE** It's the last day of our Clearing the Cobwebs Sale. All clearance medical uniforms are marked down an additional 30%. Click here to shop now.

halloween treatWIN A $50 GIFT CARD Share your favorite Halloween photo on our Facebook Wall for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Lydia's! Click here to enter now.

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Shop Our Fall Favorites!

Scrubs - Healing Hands 100% Cotton Long Stemmed Floral Capri Alexandra Scrub Top
It's already started snowing here in Michigan, but I'm not letting go of Fall yet! In my mind there's still time for pumpkins, fresh apples, leaves changing colors and, of course, Halloween :-)

We've gathered together some of our favorite medical scrubs for Fall (think Autumn colors and comfy layers!) and put them all in one place to make it easy for you to shop. Click here to view our Fall Favorites now. 
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Featured Customer Review - "I love these socks"





Nurse Mates Support Socks




Nurse Mates: #1 selling support sock has become the preferred choice of professionals. Our SuppSock offers comfortable support and compression to help promote circulation and relieve leg stress and swelling that many active professionals experience. Nurse Mates has been committed to delivering quality, innovative products for nearly fifty years.

These support socks by Nurse Mates have been tested and approved by Nurses Advisory Board!

The SuppSock features a knit-in top band keeps socks up without constricting leg, knee high length, graduated support for enhanced comfort and relief from leg fatigue, Lycra blend throughout lends support to arch, compression graduated from heel to top of band for better circulation and 8mm/Hg of compression. Made with 95% nylon/5% Lycra spandex.

Want to know more about the benefits of a compression sock and how they work? Click here to read my previous blog "You've heard of compression socks, but what are they for?"

Here's a review from our customer Erin in Bloomington, IN:

5 starsWorks great for me!

I love these socks. Not only do they keep my legs from hurting, they keep them warmer in the winter under thin scrub pants. I love wearing them at home, too. They make my legs feel cozy, like they are getting a hug. I had no problems with them rolling down, and that is even after I've gained a few pounds... I teach nursing and even recommended to my students.

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Spotlight on Crocs Work Shoes

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Crocs Work Shoes are "designed to lessen the stress of long working days by relieving pressure on your feet, legs and back. They're engineered to care for the caring professions."

Here at Lydia's Uniforms we currently carry three styles of Crocs Work Shoes: Alice Work, Neria Work and Mercy Work. Each one is a great option for comfort and durability and all feature Croc's Croslite Soles:


You just have to select the style that's best for you!

Alice Work Shoes

Crocs Alice

Mercy Work Shoes
Mercy Work Shoes

Neria Work Shoes

Neria Work Shoes

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Deal Alert: $5 Shipping, No Minimum!


Take advantage of $5 shipping this week at There is no minimum order and this offer applies to all standard shipping within the U.S. Click here to visit our site and get your coupon now!

Plus, ALL Landau Scrubs are on sale now for 20% off. Stock up while the prices are low!*

Love getting a deal? Check back every Monday for our latest offer.

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Featured Customer Review - "keeps great shape wash after wash"

Dickies Generation Flex ScrubsGEN FLEX: The functionality to work your best and the style to look your best. We call it "Youtility," You just might call it "Perfect."

Our Dickies Youtility Mock Wrap Scrub Top and Dickies Youtility 9 Pocket Scrub Pant make a great pair! Dickies Generation Flex Scrubs have what it takes to keep up with you, on even your most extreme on-the-go days: Enhanced stitching, multi-needle contrast top stitching, pockets, pockets within pockets, and more pockets! Made with an easy care 52% cotton/ 45% polyester /3% spandex blend.

Here's a review from our customer Sam in Modesto, CA:
5 starsLuv 'em

This set is awesome, it stretches, keeps great shape wash after wash, get many compliments on it. Will def buy again!




Dickies Youtility Mock Wrap Scrub TopDickies Youtility Mock Wrap Scrub TopDickies Youtility 9 Pocket Scrub PantDickies Youtility 9 Pocket Scrub Pant




Try them for yourself during our Dickies Medical Scrubs sale!
Up to 60% off our entire stock of Dickies!
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Up to 60% off Dickies Medical Scurbs!
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