In Canada, nurses make up more than half (PDF) of health professionals in the country. There are approximately 299,000 nurses 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 healthy.
National Nurses Week, held annually from May 7 to 13, honors nurses’ hard work and dedication. It coincides 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 care 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 that 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 Sherpa Plush Blanket. 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 Bites. Create a culture of gratitude with a “thank-you” wall. Dedicate a wall or bulletin board for staff to share notes of thanks. Hand out Bic Sticky Notes – Pulse 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 idea.
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.