31 Thoughtful Gifts for Nurses They'll Truly Appreciate
Consider 2021 the year of thoughtful gifts for nurses. For the second year in a row, these superhumans have handled everything from caring for sick patients in a pandemic, to navigating literal life-and-death decisions for themselves and their families, to working through an ongoing staffing crisis that has gripped nearly every hospital in the country.Seasoned nurses saw situations they could have never imagined in their careers and new nurses stepped directly onto the floor from nursing school into decidedly challenging times. And the challenges that face frontline workers don’t just stop when they clock out of their shifts—as a nurse, I know all-too-well what it’s like to get that tentative 10 p.m. text that reads, “Hey, can I ask you a question about this rash I’ve been having?”No one quite deserves a massive “thank you” as much as nurses this holiday season and there’s no time like the present to show your nurse appreciation. So if you’re looking for the best gift ideas for nurses to show these literal lifesavers just how much you appreciate them working through one of the biggest crises of our time, we’ve got you covered.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.