Nursing is a demanding job year-round, from working long shifts with little time to sit down, reporting for duty on holidays and saving lives. And when the 2020 pandemic came around, nurses once again are stepping up to the frontlines to provide care during a global health crisis.
Nurses can use a little (or big!) thank you.
Sending a care package can help a nurse in your life relax after work, or just get through the workday feeling loved and appreciated. Care packages are relatively inexpensive, fun to assemble, and super meaningful for the recipient.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a care package for the nurse in your life:
Step 1: Pick a container
Consider putting your care package into a themed container, like a medical bag they can carry to work with them or a reusable lunch bag they can use to carry food. If you’d rather go DIY, you can draw heartbeat rhythms, stethoscopes or other festive doodles around the outside of a box.
Step 2: Make a Gift Tag and Card
Personalizing your care package is a great way to make the nurse in your life feel loved and appreciated. Creating a funny gift tag is an opportunity to give them a much-needed laugh, while you can write sentimental thoughts inside of a greeting card. These thoughtful touches take your care package to the next level!
Gift Tag Ideas:
- You’ve got a lot of heart.
- Take care!
- Thank you for calling the shots.
Download printable greeting cards and gift tags here.
Step 3: Fill Your Care Package
Once you’ve got your care package ready to go, it’s time to fill it with fun supplies that can help your nurse practice self care during and after the workday. Fill your package with a mix of funny, sentimental, thoughtful and useful gifts to make your care package perfect.
We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started:
- Compression socks
- Healthy on-the-go snacks
- Foot soak and soap
- Hair ties
- Gel insoles
- Sharpie markers
- Instant coffee packets
- Sheet face masks
- Hand lotion
- Portable phone charger
- Bubble bath
- Pain relievers
- Hand and face wipes
- Hot/cold beverage thermos
Step 4: Deliver!
Whether you choose to deliver your care package in person or by mail, it’s sure to make the nurse in your life feel loved and appreciated.
Emily is a content creator for Bestow. When she’s not typing away at a computer, you can find her hiking with her dog or watching live music.