Gift Ideas for International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is fast approaching on the 12th of May, taking place on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the pioneer of modern-day nursing. It’s time to pay honour and tribute to the all the exceptional nurses worldwide and their incredible work.

This guide shares nine products that will show your gratitude for their contributions, and help them either unwind after a long shift or make them smile as they complete their rounds.

Personalised Gift Ideas for International Nurses Day

Choose any of the following items and add your own personal touch to let your favourite nurse know that you put a little extra effort and thought into their present.

1. Gift Box Set

If you choose to create a self-care gift box, include items that your most-liked nurse will appreciate. This can range from bath bombs, hand creams, scented candles, snacks, etc. If you are at a loss for what to put inside your care package, you can find a variety of pre-made nurse gift boxes available to purchase, such as on Etsy.

2. Mug or Water Bottle

Surprise them with something completely unique that they can show off to their colleagues. It will not get mixed up amongst the other cups or bottles in the break room and allows them to enjoy their preferred beverage in style.

3. ‘Thank you’ Card

A card (handwritten or typed) of acknowledgement is a timeless present which will be remembered for a long time and bring a smile to their face. If the nurse has done anything in particular that sticks out while you were in their care, make sure to mention it to show that their efforts did not go unnoticed.

Practical Gift Ideas for International Nurses Day

If you prefer to go down the more sophisticated route, take a look at these suggestions to better their day-to-day living.

1. Power Bank

Nurses are known to commonly work long hours – specifically 12-hour shifts – therefore, a portable charger is useful to keep their phones alive throughout the day or night. Power banks can easily fit inside a pocket or bag, making them a convenient gift to carry around.

2. Bento Lunch Box Containers

Bento box containers are handy for separating snacks and sides in a packed lunch. You can find dozens of elegant bento boxes with attractive patterns and designs for affordable prices. Lastly, in most cases, they are microwavable, dishwasher, and freezer-safe.

3. Donation

If you wish to contribute to the hospital or ward where the nurse is currently employed, there are several items which can be donated to benefit its patients as well as their nurses. But be sure to check with the manager beforehand. Donations can be in the form of cash, puzzles or board games, colouring books and crayons, books, etc.

Perfect Home Gift Ideas for International Nurses Day

Here are some ideas to help elevate their free time before and after a busy day at the hospital (or other establishments).

1. Air Purifier

Air purifiers provide long-term health benefits such as improved sleep, eliminating harmful airborne chemicals, and reducing respiratory allergies/asthma. It provides nurses with clean air when they enter the comfort of their homes.

2. Coffee Machine

A coffee machine is a thoughtful and practical present as it enables nurses to make and bring their first cup of coffee to work, thus saving money and time queuing at the nearest coffee shop. Furthermore, coffee lovers will treasure having this appliance in their kitchen since it encourages them to experience different coffee grounds and flavours.

3. Foot Spa

A foot spa – or foot bath – is a luxurious but worthwhile commodity for anyone who is always on their feet. After a long day of running from patient to patient, every nurse deserves to relieve their feet of aches and tension. It will keep their feet in healthy condition by preventing blood clots, boosting their nerve and muscle stimulation, and improving circulation.

Additional Reading: How to “Switch Off” After Work

Thank you for reading this post! 💗 I hope you have been inspired by these nurse appreciation gift ideas. Let’s show our gratitude for their hard work this International Nurses Day. Please feel free to share your recommendations and opinions on this blog post in the comment section below! 🤗🙏

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