Since nurses are a crucial part of the health care system, the week of May 5-12 has been dedicated to them. So what can people do to show their appreciation for the men and women who help the sick and injured. We’ve outlined a few different ways to say “thank you” to your favorite nurse.

1. Write a letter.

Sure, a Facebook message is definitely easier, but nothing beats a handwritten letter. For those who aren’t good with words, buy a card.

2. Send flowers.

Spring has sprung and flowers are abundant in most states this time of year. Show your nurse you care with a bouquet of flowers. Have them sent to his or her department.

3. Coffee, coffee and more coffee.

Most nurses work long, grueling hours and there’s nothing better than a little caffeine boost. If you don’t know the type of coffee the person likes, get a $5 gift card.

4. Buy a bottle of wine.

Nurses like to kick back and relax too! Now all you need to do is find out if she or he likes a bottle of red or a bottle of white.

5. Bake a treat.

Cookies, cupcakes and brownies are a sweet and personal way to show appreciation.

6. Buy a picture frame.

A picture frame is something that’s cost effective and will last. Sweeten the deal by adding a picture of your nurse and his or her patient.

7. Give a compliment.

Praise goes a long way.

8. Simply say “thank you.”

It’s as easy as that.

If you liked this article, check out 20 inspirational quotes about nurses, and to find out the freebies nurses can get during National Nurses Week, click here.

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