What’s A Good Nurse Appreciation Gift?

Nurse Appreciation Gift

We've seen some interesting nurse appreciation gifts lately on social media. What's with the rocks? Or food running out before night shift? Anyone want more pizza? It got us talking about what makes a good appreciation gift for nurses. Check out our top list of nurse appreciation gifts below and don't forget to add your own or rank ours in the comments section below.

Gift cards for coffee or lunch.

--Sonya C.

Lotion or hand sanitizer.

--Holly M.

Spa/self care kit.

--Jody T.


--Janet L.

Adequate staffing.

--Kayla M.

Practical bags stuffed with goodies -good coffee mugs!

--Karen P.

Fresh food that is kept fresh.

--Tiffany W.


--John K.

A catered meal from Chipotle!

--Alex W.

FREE coffee!

--Callie M.

A raise!

Maddy J.

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $5 gift card.

Steph P.

Your turn! Share what makes a good nurse appreciation gift in the comments section below and check back to see what your fellow ModernNurse readers have added!

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10 months ago

Retention Bonuses that outstrip the recruitment bonuses showing appreciation for experience and loyalty that those who have chosen to stay are showing the corporations who have chosen youth over experience they understand the bed they have made they must now lie in.

Lilly Carpenter
10 months ago

To adjust Pre-Pandemic Policies on Sick call and Tardiness to the reality of being a Nurse in a Global Pandemic! I can buy my own coffee and lunch. Nurses and other Healthcare staff are just exhausted. To have the exact policy expectations that were Pre-Pandemic is a lack of respect and support for the work we are doing. Nurses have had to adjust in so many ways in caring for patients and with a Lack of staffing. So, why doesn’t leadership adapt their policies to show they acknowledge our work by supporting our well-being. When the pandemic is under more… Read more »

10 months ago


Mary E.
5 months ago

Detail my car. It’s been terribly neglected.

5 months ago

Gas cards

5 months ago

I say enough with the gifts and fake praise, pay us what we are worth!

10 months ago

Massages or generic gift cards. Not everyone likes coffee, donuts, pizza, or whatever.