Residency is an intense time – really intense. The passion for the work is high, as is the dissonant combination of pride and self-doubt. The field of medicine is not a casual career path but a choice to truly face life, death, and every stop in between on an hourly basis. Combine braving hours of human pain and bodily fluids with the intellectual rigors of constant education (with little food or sleep) and you get, well, life as a medical resident. Although it is a given that we are all grateful for their dedication and assistance, there are actually some tangible gifts they would also appreciate this holiday season.