The first full week of May is National Nurses Week. These healthcare professionals – like all healthcare professionals – work tirelessly through long shifts to provide great care for patients of all ages. This is true whether they work in a hospital, nursing home, or any other medical facility.
So if you run a hospital, urgent care center, nursing school, or any business that employs nurses, consider giving them a tangible representation of your gratitude. A fun and/or useful product paired with some words of appreciation or thank you note can go a long way in making your nurses feel valued. And isn’t that what National Nurses Week is all about?
I’ve rounded up 11 products that I think nurses would like to receive for use either at home or at work.
Custom clipboards might not be the coolest reward ever, but they definitely are one of the most useful. And with so many colors to choose from, you can chose a combination that matches your logo! Our personal favorite is the 9″ x 12″ Keep-it Clipboard because it comes in a ton of fun colors.
I know that novelty items aren’t always useful when you’re on the job, but you have to admit that these notebooks decked out in scrubs are pretty darn adorable. Because why put your notes in a plain notebook when you can have one that’s decked out to look like a nurse?
Star Shape Massager
Being a nurse means plenty of long hours on your feet with little to no break. So being able to use a massager like this one can work out some tension during one of those rare breaks or when you finally get home. They feel great on backs, legs, and feet!
Madera Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Nurses need to wear scrubs at work, but what about social events or days off? A nice quality polo with the name of your hospital, clinic, or organization is a great way to thank your employees for all of their hard work.
Stethoscope ID Tag
Make sure that nobody ever misplaces their stethoscope again! These brightly colored ID tags give plenty of room to write your name and give your outfit a fun splash of color.
But the five highlighted on our graphic aren’t the only products you can giveaway this week! Check out these, too!
Round Retractable Badge Holder
Wearing identification is a must for nurses. So if why not spruce it up by handing out imprinted badge holders like these? The bright translucent colors will add even more personality to your ensemble. You could order different colors for different departments or go with one that matches your core brand colors.
Different shapes like hearts can also be a fun alternative.
Bic WideBody Grip Pen
There never seem to be enough pens around when you need them. Based on a comment from a previous post about healthcare promo items, working healthcare professionals don’t want to mess around with novelty pens (though they’d made a fun giveaway for patients or future nursing students). So while a syringe pen is really cute, opt for a pen with a nice grip that writes easily. Nurses will appreciate it!
Companion Care First Aid Kit
Whether they’re used to stock the nurses’ station, a drawer in the break room, or their own homes, nurses can use some extra first aid supplies. And this one has bandages and pain medication to get you back in action in no time.
They’re a really useful item and would even be great to slip into a larger gift basket or bag!
JERZEES Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt (Hoodie)
Maybe the polos from earlier in this post just aren’t your cup of tea. That’s okay!
For chilly break rooms or casual wear around the house, a custom hoodie like this one would certainly be appreciated. You can increase brand loyalty in your staff with one of these comfortable sweatshirts with your hospital or organization’s logo on it!
Acrylic Tumbler with Matching Straw (16 Oz.)
Any good healthcare professional knows that drinking more water can help with your overall health. They also know that lots of running around to check on patients can create some serious thirst. So keep your employees hydrated with a branded acrylic tumbler. These great pieces of drinkware will help nurses sip more water at home or at work.
Dressed Up Sanitizer Bottle (2.2 Oz., Digitally Printed)
There are plenty of germs circulating around hospitals. So while you probably already have some hand sanitizer on hand, you can make it a little more whimsical with these custom bottles of sanitizer. The act of cleaning your hands is just a little more fun when it dispenses from a bottle that looks like a nurse!
Really want to express your gratitude? Write some thank you notes to your staff along with these gifts. You could mention a specific instance where you really appreciated their hard work or just thank them generally for all of the time they’ve spent taking care of patients.
If you have a larger budget, you might want to treat your team to lunch or dinner. If you don’t have a large budget, your staff will also appreciate a heartfelt “thank you” in person. It doesn’t take much time or money to express your gratitude to such hardworking healthcare professionals!