7 Ways To Celebrate Healthcare Heroes

It's International Nurses Day.

Kerstin T.
ByKerstin T.

May 12 is International Nurses Day! We can't thank nurses enough for all they do—from their sacrifices during the pandemic to the everyday fight to keep us healthy and safe. Thank the healthcare heroes who have been there for us (and our families) when we needed them the most with a thoughtful, and Influenster member-approved gift pick.

Because they go the extra mile (literally)

Nursing is one profession where you can count on getting your 10,000 steps in. FitBit Versa lets nurses keep track of important health metrics, including step count and heart rate—making a busy day at the hospital much more rewarding.

Because they make sure we get our nutrients (and sometimes slip us an extra dessert)

Flip the roles this International Nurses Day! Get the special RN in your life, a nice lunch box—filled with goodies like homemade cookies. This stackable Bentgo Lunch Box made from eco-friendly materials is microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. 

Because they hold our hand when we're afraid

Being at the hospital can be scary, but thankfully, nurses aren't afraid to hold your hand and provide emotional support. Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream treats hands to 12-hour hydration with its soothing formula and rich texture.

Because they are the first to rush to our side when things get tough

When there are more people to care for than time allows (which has been the case during the pandemic), nurses rush between patients, leaving their legs sore. With their cushioned soles and medium compression, Sockwell Circulator Compression Socks increase blood flow and energy while decreasing swelling. 

Because they constantly check on us, even when everyone else is asleep

Help your nurse stay alert and caffeinated in the late and early hours of the day. The vacuum-insulated Yeti Rambler 30oz. Tumbler keeps their coffee hot (or cold drink cool) until the last sip.

Because they work long shifts

Nurses work long hours, and they aren't just standing around—they are constantly moving. Sketchers Sketch Air 2.0 Sweet Life are the perfect shoes for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. They are lightweight without sacrificing support and comfort.

Because they prioritize our needs

Nursing attracts dedicated individuals who put others' needs before theirs. Dove Milk Swirls Bath Bomb Lavender and Honey Macaron encourages your committed nurse to take a moment for self-care.


Which gift will the nurse in your life love and tell us why you appreciate them!