There’s simply no question that nurses go above and beyond each and every day. They work beyond their shifts. They put themselves in difficult positions to ensure the comfort of our loved ones. They are unsung heroes in so many ways, and they deserve each and every accolade they receive. If there’s a nurse in your life, either as a relative, a good friend, or someone who has made a difference in some way, then you may want to consider giving that special person a thoughtful gift this holiday season.
With so many options available, you might not be sure about what to give. When in doubt about the best gifts to give nurses, think comfort — it’s essential for those rare moments when they can carve out time for themselves, close their eyes, relax, and escape from the chaos. From festive Christmas decorations to cozy wearables, here are some ideas to keep in mind.
Just the thought of drifting off to dreamland for a few hours of uninterrupted sleep can be music to a nurse’s ears. When your favorite nurse finally gets some time alone, a fleece blanket makes the perfect companion for some serious rest and relaxation.
You’ll find them in a variety of styles, from festive patterns adorned with everything from snowflakes to bright plaid prints, to more neutral options that can easily fit into their existing décor. Sherpa adds a luxurious touch, elevating the gift considerably and making it a more appropriate option for essential self-care. Fleece is also lightweight, so it’s easy to carry from the bed to the couch and back. Your favorite nurses can indulge in their favorite movies while wrapped up before enjoying a leisurely nap.
When enjoying a day off, those otherwise busy nurses are most likely hanging out at home, relaxing in one way or another. A flannel pajama set makes the perfect choice for those occasions.
The material is known for its epic soft texture and longevity. From one wash to the next, it holds up beautifully and retains its remarkable appearance. You can opt for a matching set, or mix things up and choose separates. Why not give something that’s adorned with a spirited holiday-themed print? A little brightness and cheer are always welcomed for nurses, who otherwise simply may not get to see enough of those fun patterns and rich colors throughout the season. Now they can wear them in the comfort of their own home!
Do you sense a trend? Where nurses are concerned, it’s all about providing some nurturing care and showing just how grateful you are for all of their time, energy, and tireless devotion. It’s truly selfless, and for that they deserve some time to take care of their own needs. A pair of monogrammed slippers is truly a thoughtful gift idea that your recipient is sure to treasure for years to come.
They’re available in a variety of styles, from traditional scuffs to cozy moccasins to fluffy slipper socks. And because you can personalize many styles, you can put a thoughtful finishing stamp on the gift and make it something even more special. There’s something so outwardly luxurious and elegant about the look. Create a self-care treat by adding a few packages of their favorite snacks, some hot chocolate, and maybe even a good book or a magazine you know they’ll enjoy. Disconnecting from the digital world will help them feel more grounded.
Of course, there’s no better time of the year to surprise nurses with some essential winter accessories. Chances are they’re fairly busy at work, which means they may not have as much time as they’d like to track down the perfect pair of gloves to slip on as they make the long trek to their car after a tiring shift. Why not snag something cozy for them?
To make the gift even more practical and thoughtful, look for a matching scarf and a hat. For nurses who live in particularly cold climates, these gifts will be enormously comforting. You’ll find a wide range of styles, from touchscreen-friendly gloves to adjustable earmuffs to beautiful scarves that feel as soft as cashmere. You can even monogram some accessories with their initials to further personalize the gift. There’s no question your recipient will be delighted at first glance.
Of course, nothing that you give can truly recognize all that nurses have done and continue to do. There’s almost no way to describe their commitment to their calling and their level of dedication to their patients. It’s humbling — and simply letting them know how much you appreciate all that they do may be the most sincere and generous gift of all.