We all know how hard nurses work to take care of us while we’re in the hospital. In fact, we see them more often than the actual doctor. People normally build strong relationships with their nurses because of this. We as patients should show our gratitude towards those wonderful women and men who have dedicated their lives to taking care of other people. Thank you gifts could be how you do just that.
Here are Medicare Beauty’s top 11 thoughtful thank you gifts for your nurse.
Tell me, who doesn’t love travel cups? Nurses are always on the go and having a tumbler can help keep their drink nice and cool… or hot if it’s coffee. Millennials have made monogramming things very popular. Getting a tumbler that is monogrammed is both cute and helpful.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Walmart, Target, Etsy, and Amazon.
2. Monogrammed Stethoscope
Nurses can never have too many stethoscopes. This is a thank you gift that your nurse could use every day. Keep in mind, decent stethoscopes can be a little on the expensive side.
Also, basically, your nurse will most likely love anything that is monogrammed.
Examples of websites where you can find this thank you gift: Etsy, Allheart, Littmann, and Stethoscope.
3. Healthy Snack Basket
Key word here is “healthy”. Trust me, your nurse will thank you for this. Because nurses require a lot of energy to make it through their 12-hour shifts, a healthy pick me up could be extremely beneficial to them.
You can make or buy a pre-made basket with snacks such as granola bars, fruit, protein bars, yogurt, and mixed nuts.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Walmart, Target, and Central Market.
4. Apple Watch/Fitbit Band
We can bet that you’d have a hard time finding a nurse without either an Apple Watch of Fitbit. Nurses use their smart watches for more than just counting steps – although, I’m sure they love seeing their 10,000+ steps. The thing that makes them stylish are their bands. Most have interchangeable bands, so you could get your nurse a new band. This would be one of those thank you gifts that they would use every day.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Etsy, Amazon, Best Buy, Apple, and Fitbit.
5. Bath Salts
Because nurses work such long, grueling shifts, they are usually exhausted by the time they get home. Not to mention, they probably deal with high maintenance patients all the time.
It would be nice if they could go get a paid massage everyday after work, but that would be a ridiculously expensive habit. Why not get them something that they can use to relax at home. Something like bath salts.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Ulta, Target, Walmart, and Bath & Body Works.
6. Fuzzy Socks
Since nurses are on their feet all day, adding a little extra cushion in their shoes would be nice. We are little obsessed with fuzzy socks. We really love the ones that have two layers, a fuzzy sock layer and a sweater layer. They feel like your walking on little tiny clouds.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Target, Walmart, Old Navy, and Amazon
Planners are a must have for that busy adult. And considering nurses usually have a lot on their plate, get them a pocket-sized planner. Even just a plain-jane pocket-sized notebook so they can take notes throughout their day would be a thoughtful gift.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Etsy, Walmart, Target, Office Depot, and Amazon.
Everyone needs coffee. If you say you don’t, you’re lying to all of us. A coffee thank you gift can come in the form of a gift card, coffee grinds, K cups, a pre-made drink… the options are endless.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Starbucks, Walmart, and Target.
9. Restaurant Gift Card
Most nurses probably pack their lunch, but I’ve seen many nurses eating in the hospital cafeteria. And we think we can all agree doesn’t house the best cuisine. So, get them a gift card to their favorite restaurant. Not sure of which is their favorite? Get a gift card that can be used at multiple restaurants.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Walmart, restaurants, and Target.
Hospitals are always freezing, and nurses always have jackets on. So a stylish or comfy jacket is just another one of those thank you gifts that they could use every day. If you want to splurge a bit, get a Columbia jacket. But you’re looking at spending at least $100. A jacket’s a jacket – they’re all great.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Columbia, Walmart, Target, any clothing store.
11. Stylus Pen
Most hospitals use touchscreen tablets as charts now days. A stylus pen makes life so much easier when having to press all those tiny buttons. If you’re unsure of what a stylus pen is, it’s a pen and on the flip side it has a pad that can be used on touchscreens.
Examples of places where you can find this thank you gift: Amazon, Office Depot, Walmart, and Best Buy.
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