Relaxation Gifts for Nurses

Relaxation Gifts for Nurses | Personalized Gifts for Standing All Day

If there’s one item that should rank high on the list of gifts for nurses, it’s a present that helps them relax after standing all day on their feet. Whatever your relationship with the nurse, you’ll show them you care by giving a gift that helps them where they need it most.

People who go into nursing have a lot of heart. They’ve decided to dedicate their whole career to helping others. Giving them personalized gifts that can help them relax after a tough day at work shows them their efforts are appreciated.

Where to start with relaxation gifts for nurses? We’ve put together a list to get you going.

Compression Socks

Compression socks improve blood flow to the feet and legs, which helps reduce swelling, aches, pains and leg fatigue by keeping the circulation strong. A nurse can wear these socks while on shift. Compression socks come in knee-high and ankle-high styles, making it easier to find the type of sock that feels the most comfortable.

Stress Relief Candles

Stress relief candles have scents that promote relaxation and go perfectly with a nice, long soak in the bathtub. They also provide mellow, yellow light that is much easier on the eyes than the fluorescent lights at a hospital.

Moisturizing Lotion

Nurses always battle dry skin. That’s because they spend their days having to wash their hands and put sanitizer on them, both of which tend to draw out moisture and leave their skin dry. A good lotion helps rejuvenate the skin while they relax at the end of the day.

Compression Leggings

Compression leggings work just like compression socks, gently putting pressure on legs and allowing blood to circulate more freely. The difference here is that leggings cover the entire leg, perfect for those who experience problems with swelling or varicose veins in the thighs. They also have a control top so they work well for all body sizes.

A Plush Robe

A thick, plush robe is perfect for nurses who want something to snuggle into after a shower or bath. It also gives them something comfortable to lounge around in after their shift is over. Pairing with the robe with a soft blanket can make the experience even better.

Weighted Blanket

Nothing helps with relaxation better than getting a good night’s sleep. And few things lead to a better night of sleep as well as a weighted blanket. Filled with glass beds, these blankets apply gentle pressure to the body, promoting muscle relaxation and leading to a deeper, more restful sleep.

Aromatherapy Diffuser

This can help the nurse in your life relax in the same way as scented candles. However,  diffusers humidify a room while also providing a relaxing scent. It’s perfect for lounging and completely unplugging from the stress of the day. 

These gifts for nurses can accomplish two purposes: help a nurse relax after a long day and show how much you appreciate and care about them. Keep them in mind for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.