Nurses perform a vital role in our society that’s only amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve had a nurse who went out of their way to provide you excellent care, you may wish to thank them.
Some people prefer words over buying gifts. If that’s you, writing a thank you note might be your best option.
However, many people enjoy buying gifts for others, and we’ve got you covered on that front.
Below you will find some of the best thank you gifts for nurses to purchase as a current or former patient.
Many nurses don’t have time to prepare food for themselves. They can end up spending a lot of money eating out. Consider purchasing a GrubHub, Uber Eats, or DoorDash gift card for your nurse to mitigate some of these costs. You can buy these online or at the grocery store.
Let your nurse indulge themselves with their favorite restaurant. They deserve it!
In addition to not having the energy to cook food, nurses rarely have the stamina to shop for groceries. Additionally, nurses may not feel comfortable leaving their house to go shopping and risk exposing themselves during the pandemic.
You can ask your nurse what their grocery list is, or you can send them a gift card for their preferred grocery delivery service.
Nurses spend the majority of their shift on their feet. Investing in a comfortable pair of shoes goes a long way toward helping a nurse stay on their toes throughout the shift. However, just as important as shoes are socks.
Many nurses wear compression socks while working. We suggest Bombas, which are known to handle pressure and provide comfort. Plus, with every Bombas sock purchase, another pair gets donated to a person who needs them. Your giving multiplies in this sense.
To combat a long and stressful shift at work, nurses need to get some sleep. The worst is tossing and turning after a long shift at work. Weighted blankets are known to help relieve stress by decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone). They also help improve melatonin levels, which helps people sleep through the night.
When nurses get a chance to rest from work, they want to relax and maybe tune the world out. Perhaps they want to watch Hamilton on repeat or WandaVision? Whatever their preference, Disney + has them covered. They can watch by themselves or with their kids.
The good thing about Disney + is that there are shows for both children and adults. It’s a dynamic service.
Personalized coffee cups
What’s a great way to keep a nurse going through a long shift? Coffee! A fun, creative gift for nurses is a personalized coffee mug. You can choose to make it simple and use their name, or you can write a fun message on it.
If there’s an inside joke between you and the nurse, here’s a great way to highlight that!
A new set of scrubs
This isn’t the most exciting gift. However, it’s essential. Nurses go through scrubs rather quickly; paying for a nurse’s scrubs is a practical and helpful gift. You can buy them a gift card for a local scrubs retailer to just an Amazon gift card.
Essential oil diffuser
Working as a nurse, you don’t have control over what you will smell on any given shift. Trust us. Therefore, it’s essential to have control over the scents in your own home. An essential oil diffuser emits pleasant smells like sandalwood or lavender to help soothe the mind and calm the heart.
Final Word on Thank You Gifts for Nurses
There’s real power in showing someone you appreciate their service. These gifts are just ideas. If you have other ideas, go for it! The key is gifting from the heart something that speaks to your connection with the nurse.