Although National Nurses Week is wrapping up, it’s always a good time to show appreciation for the nurses in your life. In fact, the World Health Organization has declared 2020 “The Year of the Nurse” in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. And with everything our nurses are doing to serve on the front lines during the coronavirus, we owe them a great many thanks.
Nurses spend so much time caring for everyone else that sometimes they forget to take care of themselves. Here are five self-care gifts for nurses that will show them how grateful we are for their care.
5 Self-Care Gifts For Nurses
A New Pair of Scrubs
You can never have too many cute outfits for work, and nurses can never have too many pairs of scrubs. Consider buying them a pair or two so they have something clean to wear and so that they maybe don’t have to do laundry as often. Not sure on their size? Send them a gift card from one of these retailers: Figs, Dickie's or Work 'N Gear.
A Food Delivery Gift Card
Take one thing off their plate by putting something else on it! The last thing someone wants to worry about when they get off work is what they’re preparing for dinner. Send your nurse a gift card for food delivery. GrubHub and DoorDash provide deliveries from thousands of restaurants, so let them kick back and relax without having to worry about feeding everyone.
A beautiful orchid makes a perfect gift for anyone. They come in a variety of colors, they’re easy to care for, and they’ll last for months (possibly years) to come. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they are known to symbolize love and strength. Pick out a stylish pot and send it their way. Your nurse friend will absolutely love the plant and the fact that you are thinking of them during this time.
A Snack Pack
Everybody loves snacks. An easy DIY gift for nurses is their very own snack pack. Many nurses work long shifts, so this is a perfect gift to bring to work. Pick up a cute box and stuff it with their favorite snacks and snacks that will fill them up on the fly (granola bars, almonds, protein bars). Add some tissue paper and a handwritten note, and you’re good to go! The next time they're at work and looking for an emergency snack, they’ll be thinking of you!
Do you know a nurse who loves houseplants? The anthurium is a unique plant that makes a beautiful addition to any home. Not only do they have a tropical flair, but they are also air purifying plants. Anthurium’s beautiful ambiance will spark positivity, which is incredibly crucial to self-care! Pick out your favorite pot and send it to a nurse in your life to show your appreciation.
Surprise Your Favorite Nurse With Plant Delivery
Self-care is incredibly important to have a happy, healthy lifestyle. For nurses who are working long hours to keep us safe, it’s important to remind them that they need to care for themselves, too! Make sure you show your appreciation by sending a nurse a gift they’ll love.
Plants make great self-care gifts. Schedule plant delivery today!