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Five Great Ways to Show Nurses You Care

Celebrate National Nurses Week with these tips from Garrett Elwood of The How Group | Compass RE

Happy Nurses Week to all of the incredible nurses out there, including my beautiful wife, who is an operating room nurse. Since National Nurses Week runs from Thursday, May 6, to Wednesday, May 12, I wanted to share a few simple ways that you can thank these talented and selfless superstars.

1. Cup of Joe

To help nurses power through long shifts, Venmo money for coffee, drop off a coffee shop gift card, or deliver a box of coffee from a local café. It also never hurts to add some donuts, muffins, or other baked goods to the order.

2.  Free Lunch

Treat a nurse to lunch. Call a local restaurant for takeout or arrange for a food delivery service to drop off a meal. For places with a larger nursing staff, I recommend ordering salads and sandwiches from the catering menu. They’ll appreciate the healthy and grab-in-go options.

3. Babysitters Club

Many nurses have to balance childcare with caring for others, which is no easy task. Give or send them a card and offer your babysitting services for an evening or an afternoon. A nurse may want to go to dinner, run errands, or practice self-care in another way.

4. Get Trending

Publicly thanking a nurse is something anyone with a social media account can do. Express your appreciation, say what you love about them, share a picture, and tag them. If the nurse you know doesn’t use social media, screenshot the post and send it to them.

5. Surprise Gifts

When it comes to gifting, you can go traditional with flowers, chocolate, or food gift baskets, or send a personalized gift, like a reusable water bottle imprinted with the nurse’s name. If you want to do something a little different, take a look at of-the-month clubs, which will give you more variety. You can send everything from beer or wine to books or beauty products.


To all the nurses, thank you for caring for us and those we love. As a real estate agent married to a nurse, I know how demanding your days are. I’m committed to making your life easier! I also offer the Compass CARES Healthcare Workers Homeownership Reward Program to nurses like you. You’ll get $1,000 credit toward closing costs, up to $500 of the appraisal fee reimbursed, and a charitable donation in your name. Please email me to talk more and thanks again for your hard work and dedication.



Garrett Elwood, Realtor®

The How Group | Compass RE


720 Fayette St, Suite 300

Conshohocken PA 19428

o: 484.841.8400

m: 610.937.0060


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Garrett Elwood is a real estate salesperson at Compass RE, and works in Philadelphia and the Main Line. Born and raised in Philadelphia and currently living in Lower Merion with his wife and kids, Garrett has extensive knowledge of the city, its surrounding regions, and of suburban living. | www.compass.com/agents/garrett-elwood/

  • Meghan D May 8, 2021

    Thank you for this! Such good tips and ideas. I know a few nurse heroes who are about to get lunch on me!