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International Nurses Day 2024 Celebration Ideas

Are you thinking of ways to celebrate the heroes and heroines on International Nurses Day? This article shares some great celebration ideas and best gifts for nurses. 

Nurses worldwide do an amazing job in healthcare and International Nurses Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for their work. 

International Nurses Day was inaugurated in 1974 by the International Council of Nurses to honor the legacy of Florence Nightingale.

When is International Nurses Day 2024?

International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 every year. This day is also the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. And in 2024, that day falls on Sunday. 

International Nurses Day 2024 Theme

In 2024, the theme for International Nurses Day is “Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care.”

how to celebrate international nurses day, best celebraton and gift ideas for nurses

How To Celebrate International Nurses Day 2024

So how can you celebrate and appreciate a nurse on International Nurses Day or any day of the year? Here are some amazing ideas:-

Thoughtful Appreciation Cards

Get some elegant stationery and write a heartfelt appreciation card to an amazing nurse. 

Touch on the hard work and compassionate care they provide! You can also include words of encouragement and affirmations. 

Some appropriately themed stationery for this purpose includes the Blue Flowers Letter Sheets with Matching Envelopes or the Brand Daisies Note Card Set.  

Items That Make a Nurse’s Job Less Stressful 

Compression Socks

Compression socks help prevent leg pain and discomfort when standing for long periods. They also protect against blood clots. 

Some great brands of compression socks for nurses include:-

Knack Bag

The Knack Bag has multiple pockets and compartments to help nurses organize their essentials and make everything easily accessible during shifts. 

Personalized Scrubs

A good set of scrubs is essential for medical professionals. Even better – a good set of personalized scrubs. 

Custom Scrub Sets like these are available in 6 colors and up to XXL and can be personalized with name and certifications. And you can tweak the design too.

This personalized RN Fleece Jacket is made of soft fleece to keep a nurse warm plus pockets with zippers. High-quality embroidery for the name, and available in 5 colors. 

Another option is this elegant Track Jacket which can be personalized with certifications and department. 

Other nurse items and accessories you can personalize include Stethoscopes, Scrub Caps, Car Ornaments, and Phone Cases.  

Tech gadgets can also help make a nurse’s schedule and life much easier. Some great and practical tech gadgets for nurses include:-

Self-Care Gifts for Nurses

Tea or Coffee Gift Sets and Subscriptions 

These gift sets and subscriptions provide a relaxing and comforting treat during breaks from work or just at the start of a nurses’s day. 

I share some amazing suggestions at 27 Best Tea Gift Baskets for Any Occasion.

And for coffee box subscriptions for nurses, check out these highly rated suggestions:-

Self-Care Subscriptions 

Self-care subscription boxes are gifts that keep on giving. You can give a one-off subscription or set it to auto-deliver monthly or quarterly. There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time. 

Relaxation & Spa Gift Baskets

Gift baskets containing luxurious spa items such as scented candles, bath bombs, body butter, massage oils, and more are the perfect gifts to help a nurse unwind after a hectic shift at work.

Here are some unique relaxation and spa gift baskets a nurse will appreciate this International Nurses Day:- 

The Special Lavender Gift Set comes with full-sized all-natural lavender goodies while the Natural Citrus Gift Box contains a sizeable selection of citrus-scented body care products. 

A Bath Bomb & Shower Steamer Gift Box is always a good gift for any occasion.

This set includes 6 large bath bombs and 4 large shower steamers with essential oils such as eucalyptus, lemongrass, mint, and more. 

And if you’re not happy with these gift basket ideas, you can curate a gift basket at Design It Yourself Gift Baskets.

DIY Gift Baskets

Related Content: 27 Best Bath Bombs Gift Sets

Last Minute Gifts for Nurses 

Quite a few items already suggested in this gift guide can be ordered until the week before International Nurses Day.

However, if you’ve left it till the absolute last minute, you can’t go wrong with a gift card and some flowers.

Here is a wide selection of gift card ideas for nurses, which are available in denominations as low as $10 up to $1,000:-

International Nurses Day Celebration Ideas
International Nurses Day 2024

I hope you find something the nurse (s) in your life will love this International Nurses Day. Happy shopping!

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