The best gift I ever got was a cloth tote with sizzors, clip board, pen and pen light, and retractable tape measure in it. I still have most of it. The facility can afford a nice gift for the nurses.
Our HN brought us a cake and made coffee for a noon time break, those who could not stop were save a piece to take home. Each shift got a cake too, no one took any home for hubby until everyone was served.
Pictures of staff, nice snaps, not crappy ones were taken and a little about each of us and our likes and dislikes were put up on bulletin board. We took them home later.
A bag of mints and kisses was given out by administration with another pen.
Mugs were given out on a raffle basis.
Donations from area business were obtained and raffled too.
Facility drew name of nurse for years subscription to nursing magazine.
Each unit was awarded a 25.00 gift card
and a local minister drew the names of the winners. The card was from a local grocery store.