You don’t need a holiday to give thanks to all the health care professionals in your life, especially after the year 2020. But gifts for nurses in the age of COVID-19 are particularly thoughtful, considering the intense exhaustion and heartache that the pandemic has brought to an already difficult job.
Any medical professional will tell you that these days, the best gifts for health care workers include wearing your mask, getting vaccinated, and helping limit the spread of the coronavirus. But if you want to add a meaningful present to that list, we went straight to the source for thoughtful and practical ideas. We talked to nurses across the country about everything on their wish lists—and then we asked their family and friends about all the things they plan on gifting them just because. The end result? A list that runs the gamut from hand creams to washable backpacks to meal-kit services that can help bring a (much-needed) sense of calm into their lives.
If there’s a nurse, doctor, or health care professional in your life, you know they could use more love, appreciation, and R&R than ever. Ahead, 49 gifts for nurses (during COVID-19 and beyond) to show that you care.
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