Are you in charge of planning this year’s Nurses Week appreciation activities? If that’s the case and you can use some inspiration, you’re in the right place! With so much on your plate it can be tempting to choose a few random items from a catalog without much rhyme or rhythm, just to have a few things to give away. But if you want your staff to feel valued for their dedication and hard work, as it should be, it’s best to make sure your gifts meet a need or want, so they have the desired effect and are appreciated and used.
To help you out, we’ve put together a few ideas and cool branded gifts they’ll love and use.
1. Have a theme
Celebrated throughout the nation May 6th through 12th, each year the International Council of Nurses comes up with a Nurses Week theme. The theme for 2023 is Our Nurses. Our Future. You can come up with your own if you’d prefer, or combine both, and have your own theme phrase, which can be printed on T-shirts, bags, or other swag that has a large enough print area in a decorative font, to make these gifts more attractive and retail-like.
2. Catered lunch served in breaded lunch set
Nurses have a hectic schedule. They’ll appreciate a good meal that’s not cafeteria food. Treat your nurses to a catered meal from your favorite restaurant, to be self served in a reusable bamboo trendy lunch set they’ll love to use afterward, many times.
3- Spa day
Nurses are on their feet all day – or night long. Treat them to a tray filled with all the necessary essentials for a relaxing and invigorating spa experience. This set includes a massaging brush, pumice stone, soft towel, mirror, bath sponge, bath pouf, loofah, hair brush and keepsake spa tray.
4- Coffee break
A nice cup of joe at the right time is always appreciated. Especially when it comes with a gourmet treat. This gift set includes a 20 oz stainless steel vacuum travel mug, a gourmet coffee pack and biscotti. The double wall vacuum sealed insulation keeps the coffee hot for as long as it’s needed.
5- Work-related gifts for nurses
If you’re looking for something more utilitarian to be used at work, branded storage clipboards can be a good option. We recommend you combine them with other items that are more personal in nature that recognize their hard work. For example, you can insert a gift certificate for a mani-pedi or a massage session inside the clipboard.
6- Self care branded items to ease the work day
Self care items to use throughout the work day are also appreciated. You can create care packages with an assortment of products, or hand them individually. These 2 ideas are our favorite ideas for nurses gifts.
Metallic lip balms with keychain attachment
with a sleek round shape and shiny metallic finish, and yummy vanilla scent. 1.5″ Diameter.
Nurses spend hours on end on their feet. These mild compression socks provide relief to swollen, achy feet and legs while keeping the feet cooler and dryer. Their arch support and cushioned heel, toe, footbed and ankle provide enhanced comfort. Plus they are made in USA. Branded with embroidery or digital patch.
Large insulated water bottles
Staying hydrated at work is critical, that’s why this heavy-duty 40 oz stainless steel bottle is a great gift for nurses. They feature vacuum insulation for heat and cold retention, a wide mouth opening, and a BPA free straw lid. They come in a trendy matted textured finish with a paracord handle made of high quality military grade nylon. The rubber safety ring and metal carabiner makes it convenient and secure to carry around.
Ask for help
We hope this has given you a few solid ideas for your next nurses appreciation event. The main thing to remember is that it is important that the activities and gifts are a good match to ensure that they’ll feel recognized. If you need help with ideas or quotes, we can help! We’ll do the legwork while you take care of other things on your to-do list.