Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare employees in the country. There are approximately 2.7 million registered nurses in the U.S., working in a variety of places, including hospitals, schools, private homes, assisted living facilities and specialty clinics. Some employers also have registered nurses on staff to help keep their team members healthy.
National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12 annually, honors nurses’ hard work and dedication. It coincidences with the birth date of Florence Nightingale (May 12), who is often considered the founder of nursing.
Take time to care for all those who have dedicated their career to caring for others. Celebrate National Nurses Week with gifts that say, “thanks for all you do.”
Nurse appreciation gift ideas
- Help them un-wind: Nurses often work long shifts, so gifts to encourage comfort and relaxation are much appreciated. Help them unwind with a cup of tea made in an Oslo Tea Infuser Mug and a cozy Sweater Knit Throw with Sherpa Lining. An adult coloring book, like the Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book & Pencils – Oceans, is a great nurse appreciation gift idea to promote relaxation.
- Show gratitude in writing: Acts of kindness have many health benefits, including reducing stress and increasing productivity. One of the nicest ways to show appreciation is with a hand-written thank-you note. Take your note to the next level by pairing it with some chocolate squares. Create a culture of gratitude with a “thank you” wall. Dedicate a wall or bulletin board so staff can share notes of thanks. Hand out Post-it® Custom Notes – Heart to use on the wall so your display will be especially noticeable.
- Offer sweet treats: Taking a short coffee break can help nurses refocus. Create a pop-up coffee shop with their favorite gourmet brew. Stock up with a variety of flavors and provide personalized mugs, like the Right Side Up Mug.
- Give the gift of time: The greatest gift nurses give their patients every day is the gift of time. Personalized watches, like this Master Stainless Steel Watch in men’s or ladies’ styles, can be worn every day and makes a timeless nurses week gift.
Nurses selflessly dedicate their careers to helping others, so make sure they know how dedicated you are to them. Show your appreciation during their special week with one of these National Nurses Week gift ideas.