Having nursery homes can be of tremendous help in life. They can handle what we can’t, maybe because of lack of skills or lack of time. I am sure you feel great deal of appreciation and gratitude towards them. And I am sure that eventually you will need some good gifts for nursing home staff to express your feelings.
Nursery homes make our life so much easier. They take care of our dearests. And when you have a nursery home staff that is good and caring, in a situation when you need one, then you have found true treasure. Even if it is only some of the staff (sometimes even one can make a difference) you still have found a good nursery home.
I have seen nursing staff at hospitals treating patients horribly. And thinking that there in those beds lies someone precious to you, someone irreplaceable then your heart brakes.
I am telling you this example to emphasize the true value of honest, skilled and empathetic nursing staff. Someone who knows their job and does it well. Because this is no job to make mistakes or don’t care about or just be sloppy about it.
And this work is a hard one. These nurses may be even underpaid for what they do. If a nurse is good at heart and loves the job it still doesn’t make it much easier. Taking care of another human being is not easy even if it is a baby and let alone a grown human.
Money really isn’t the issue when it comes to your loved ones. If you can then you really shouldn’t cut money from showing how thankful you are to the nursing staff that take care of someone dear to you.
I have done some searching and found some really good thank you gifts for nursing home staff. Keep reading to check them out.
A Gift Basket With Delicious And Healthy Snacks For Nursing Home Staff
When I had a situation with my grandmother and a neighbor medical person helped us so much, I bought her a big box of chocolate truffles. It wasn’t a cheap gift and it was a very classy and well known brand of chocolates. She liked them very much and since this was a one person gift she shared them with her family. They all loved them.
The suggested gift basket is a gift that can be enjoyed for a longer period of time. It can be shared among other nursery staff members. It is a very appropriate gift for nursing home staff. I have seen in some facilities that they gather on their launch break and share homemade cookies or juice or coffee. That’s why I think this will be a very welcomed gift in a such a place. It is a very sociable gift and will give them a good time while consuming it.
And I think sociable gifts like this one are best suited for working places. It will give the working staff a reason to get together, share thoughts, laugh together and simply create good atmosphere. Nursery home staff work so hard and often are not appreciated enough for what they do. Giving them this kind of appreciation and a reason for making a short break will certainly feel so good to them. Everybody loves to be appreciated for what they do. Nursery staff should receive this appreciation even more.
Appreciation Gift Basket For Nurses – A Perfect Gift For Nursing Home Staff
The angel image on one of the items made me include this gift basket in here. I find it so appropriate as good nurses are truly our angels on Earth. And it’s an appreciation gift basket so it’s a very good gift choice, especially if it’s a holiday season.
For a very reasonable price you will get a first-class product and you won’t have to worry about wrapping or adding anything else to this gift – you get a whole package done ready for you.
I have chosen this size of the product as in my opinion it is the best combination of product-price but actually you can choose between 4 size options. If you are interested enough go check it.
So on this gift basket I love the bow and its classy colors – black and gold, looks so sophisticated. I know I wouldn’t be ashamed to come up carrying this gift for whatever occasion. It’s big enough, rich enough, looks very classy and stylish, has a bit more serious note to it and it’s simply a perfect fit for nursing staff.
If you are a busy person than this is definitely the best choice of gift for you. You can even add a personalized note with some good gratitude expressions. That way even when the goodies inside are gone the message will remain forever and will keep the positive memory.
So what’s inside? A lot of cookies! Check them out:
- Focaccia Italian Cracker Crisps
- Three Pepper Blend Crackers
- Clay’s Kettle Fresh Candy
- Angelina’s Sweet Butter Cookies
- Brie Cheese Spread
- Silk Crunch Cookie
- English Breakfast Tea
- Almond Toffee Candy
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Another thing that you will get with this gift is the lovely oval Willow basket which can be used for keeping various small items like pens, papers or notes. The design is great for any room and I can just imagine how handy this will be for a nursing home, where I believe, lots of small items get lost around.
As a product it is very high rated, people loved it and for a great price you get to give a big gift, full of top quality coffee drinks and snacks. Doesn’t get much better than that!
How About A Nice, Programmable And Inexpensive Coffee Maker?
Mr. Coffee To The Rescue!
We all drink a lot of coffee and I bet those nurses use this liquid maybe even more. They need to stay awake at night more than normal people. The majority of them must be hooked on coffee. So a coffee maker would be a perfect gift for someone who works as nurse.
You may think that a coffee maker must be an expensive item. But you can actually get a good coffee maker for a surprisingly low price. I was quite surprised when I found this one and it has so may reviews which means people really use it.
It makes a great gift for a single person as well as for the whole nursing staff working at the nursery home. But if you plan to give it to the facility you have to be careful if they allow such machines inside. It should be easy to ask and make your decision based on this answer. If they allowed this will be a gift to last for years! I love such gifts.
Another thing that makes it a great gift for this type of people is the fact that it is programmable. You can just imagine how a nurse schedule is always interrupted and that there might be things that need to get done the minute they appear. Well this coffee maker will come in so handy for such situations. The nurse can go on with finishing her work and the coffee will be automatically done and waiting. I think this is something that all working people would love to have.
You will be giving one very useful, practical gift that you know will do the job easy and on perfect timing.
Unique Lunch Bag For A Nurse
This is such an interesting lunch bag, looks cheerful and useful on top of it. The writings on the side is just right for nursing staff. I like the pink version but as you can see there is also a black version – for males I guess.
It’s a bit of a boasting bag but I would rather see a nurse feeling proud for her work then some TV star doing the same thing.
It’s a bag that is designed specially for people that stay long hours at work and need to have hot or cold food stored for a long time. For that purpose it is well insulated.
The bag itself can hold various types of lunch boxes and especially the most popular ones like Bento boxes or Rubbermaid LunchBlox.
It will keep food nicely organized and tidy. It stays upright so you can be sure the food doesn’t get spilled or wrongly mixed.
With this bag a nurse can watch her food intake, prepare healthy meals at home and carry them to work and be confident that they won’t overheat or melt or spoil because of heat. The food will be preserved for the long hours that a nurse has to work. For someone with a working schedule like a nurse it’s a very good solution.
It’s a very good gifts for caregivers. It looks good and a has fantastic function of preserving food temperature. It also has a very attractive price.
Funny Little Gift For Nursing Home Staff
How can you not smile when you look at these cuties? Impossible!
These are good retractable pens that a nurse can put in her bag. Dealing with tough situations it can be a great reason to smile ans start a light conversations with people around the nurse.
And of course besides the funny side these pens have a useful side to them.
I love the way they are designed, the way they can fit in small pockets and they make a great additional gift to a more simpler gift like a chocolate to make it more unique.
A Great Thank You Gift For Caregivers
This pendant reminds me so much of a price winning medallion. The image and the writing are truly noble so I believe it’s a great gratitude gift for a caretaker.
Here are the exact words that are engraved around the pendant: “Lord, Guide My Hands And My Heart As I Care For My Patients Today“. What a beautiful and soul lifting saying. The person receiving this pendant will find great inspiration in it and will always feel proud when looking at it. It would be a great honor for a nurse to receive it as a gift as it shows how much their work is appreciated.
If you are working with clients then you know how much even a simple “Thank you” means. Now imagine someone appreciating you so much to even buy you a gift. It would be one of life’s brightest moments.
Looking at this pendant I am drawn to it by its gentle colors and the hat in the middle looks so clean. So much like a nurse’s work: gentle and clean and healing.
This pendant is a great reminder of all the self sacrifice that these people go through to be our helping hands. Starting from the hard years of studying and then to the long and exhausting work hours.
If you are truly grateful to the nursing person in your life then please don’t hesitate to show it: you will make someone feel very proud and happy and appreciated for their hard work.
A Willow Tree Angel Figurine – A Very Good Appreciation Gifts For Nurses
I love all the Willow Tree Figurines! And apparently everybody else too… And there is a specially designed figurine for each (ok most) major events in life.
This angel figurine is so simple but that simplicity carries deep strength within. The way it is designed is to bring forth only the purest human characteristics. There is nothing over the top in it, everything is so calm and so soothing and still very strong.
You can almost feel the care in this angel’s hands and the way it holds the thing in its arms.
It’s almost like the person having this angel can draw its inner strength from it. It’s a constant reminder of what every human needs to be: caring and helping others in life, forgetting selfishness and self centering.
This angle only spreads love and care around it, almost like the purest part of a human soul. Exactly what true, good nurses represent in life.
It’s a great way of showing a nurse what you compare them to: one of the highest known creatures to man – an angel. What a compliment that is!
Homemade Gift Ideas For Staff At Nursing Home
If you are on a low budget it doesn’t mean that you can’t give a really nice gift. Think of the things that you can make with your own hands.
For example the easiest thing to think about is finding a good recipe and baking something. Preferably something that can be divided in pieces. You can get some cellophane and some red ribbons and make little gorgeous bags. If you add a personal note on each then you have a wonderful gift.
If the gift is for one person then you can cook something in one piece and add some inexpensive item to complete the package.
What Is A Good Gift For Nursing Home Staff? A Few Words Of Advice
First of all you should check if the nursing home allows gifts. Then it also depends if it is for one person for a group of people working there. Your budget certainly plays a role.
It also depends on the bond your family member has created with the staff. If it is a strong bond then you really don’t want to spare money. It can very hard to find a nice, clean, good serving facility.
One thing that is in common with this kind of a gift is that it should always express thankfulness. If you have no idea where to start here are some good gift suggestions for nursing home staff:
- You can always prepare some delicious homemade cookies. This kind of gift also adds your personal touch. People will appreciate the time and effort you have put in making something yourself.
- Flowers are also a good idea. You can find some gorgeous flower bouquets and generally there are many flower arrangements that you could give as a gift. I especially like the idea of a potted plant as it is a long lasting gift. It will also make a great decor for everybody in the nursing home.
- I still feel that gift baskets are one of the best gifts for nursing home staff. And there are so many kinds of them: food baskets, coffee gift baskets, chocolate baskets…. People have realized that gift baskets make great gifts so we have a wide variety of them to choose. They have proven to be a very effective and popular gift.
Your Appreciation Gift Will Not Go Unnoticed – Quite The Opposite!
Some jobs hold so much weight and still are greatly underestimated by people.
You know those images around the internet where you see a footballer getting paid millions of dollars for playing with a ball while firefighters are hugely underpaid compared to them. We have a hero who saves lives on one side and a grown man who simply tosses a ball across a field. What a difference!
And still we all know the names of those footballers and some pay great money to watch them play.
I feel it is very similar with the nursing staff. For those who truly are doing their job well we can’t even imagine how hard some days must be for them.
For me personally it is hard just spending a few hours in a nursery home. Imagine having to go there every day and deal with all the problems grown people have.
And just think that they take care of our loved ones. We easily forget how big their contribution is to our lives. They do so much for us. Let’s show them proper appreciation and how thankful we are to them and reward them the best way we can.
Here is a wonderful quote expressed by the very own words of a nurse:
When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.
~Donna Wilk Cardillo, A Daybook for Beginning Nurses