30 Brilliant Gifts For Nurses To Show Them You Care

Updated on October 16, 2021 Updated on Oct 16, 2021
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    Becoming a registered nurse or nurse practitioner is more than just a job. It’s a passion. Whether for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, nurse appreciation day, or just a little something special to show them you care, we created a list of the best gifts for nurses we could find. You will surely find something on this list of gift ideas that will make the special nurse in your life smile.

  1. Rose Gold Stethoscope 
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    The Rose Gold MD One is not only fashionable but performs at the top of its class. Drenched in luxury, this stethoscope delivers crisp, clear acoustics for heart, lung, and bowel sounds. Its stainless steel construction, anatomically angled headset, ultra-sensitive diaphragm, extra-thick latex-free white PVC tubing, and super-soft silicone ComfortSeal Eartips all contribute to make it the dependable and high-performing stethoscope it is known to be.

  3. Nurse Self Care Gift Box
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    FThis Nurse spa gift set is the perfect way to pamper yourself or tell a nurse in your life how much you appreciate them! Included in the box is a lavender hand & body soap bar that’s hand-made from coconut oil, palm oil, and safflower oil. Crushed lavender naturally gives it a beautiful marbled color and hypnotic scent. It also includes nourishing lip balm, a lavender-scented hand-poured 4oz candle with a 20-hour burn time, and a secret family recipe moisturizing bath bomb.

  5. ScrubCheats Nursing Quick Reference Cards
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    The ultimate nursing gift just got better. These are a lifesaver. This study help guide has more information right at their fingertips! Includes 50 laminated cards covering the essential information you need. Each cheat sheet is color-coded by a system to keep them organized. The entire packet is about 1 inch thick and will fit comfortably in their scrub pockets—the perfect gift for nursing students or new nurses.

  7. Thank You Cookies
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    Send them two pounds of delicious soft-baked chocolate chip cookies to fill this customized paint can. Also available in the assorted cookie option, which includes our famous chocolate chip cookies, M&M cookies, double chocolate fudge cookies, butter cookies, coconut cookies, peanut butter cookies, and more. Perfect for doctors, nurses, insurance groups, and more!

  9. Syringe Highlighters
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    The set includes six highlighter fluorescent pens in six different colors. They have a realistic syringe shape and will get the recipient some attention at work. Beware of pen stealers! Pair with a monogrammed notepad.

  11. Compression Socks
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    Nurses want good circulation in their patients, but they need good circulation too! These comfortable, non-binding, and ultra-soft compression nurse socks provide advanced support and a touch of style to your work ensemble. 

  13. First 100 Days Nurse Book
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    Your first 100 days at a new job could be daunting—unless you go in prepared. The first-Year Nurse places the wisdom and warnings of hundreds of experienced nurses right at your fingertips.  Learn how to start on the right foot, plan and prioritize, communicate, cope with challenging patients and keep your energy up (and stress down). This is the perfect nurse gift for a nursing student or new nurse.

  15. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
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    Nurses have to wash their hands constantly to eliminate any ger or koodies leaving their skin dry. This creamy balm with 20 percent shea butter, honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil are blended to create this extremely effective formula.

    The rich texture leaves hands soft and can be applied as often as needed. From personal experience, this is hands down the best lotion out there. Pun intended.

  17. I Will Stab You Tote
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    This hilarious nurse bag is a great eco-friendly reusable. Generously sized to carry all of your goods. Zipper top closure will keep your belongings safe and secure. Made of 600 denier polyester, the construction is heavy and durable. Best of all, these totes are made from 50% recycled materials, so this is a purchase you can feel good about! A fun gift for any doctor or health care worker.

  19. Anatomy Coasters
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    After a long hard day at work, they are going to need s stiff drink. Each set of Brain Specimen Coasters comes with ten glass coasters. If you stack your coasters in the proper order and look from the proper angle, you’ll see a full brain. This is a great gift for a nurse or any medical professional who enjoys their libations.

  21. Wine Glasses
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    These wine glasses make a perfect gift for a nurse, nursing student, or anyone in the medical field. After a long and stressful day at the office, tall glasses of wine are just what the doctor ordered. This clear wine glass holds up to 15 ounces of your favorite wine. A fun gift to celebrate for nurses week.

  23. Morning Medicine Coffee Mug
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    Nurses work super crazy hours, long shifts and worst for all night shifts, so they need their caffeine fix in the morning (or night).  The Morning Medicine prescription coffee mug is a great gift idea for coffee and tea lovers.

  25. Monogrammed Stethoscope ID Tags
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    Perfect for anyone that uses a stethoscope! These stethoscope ID tags attach to the tubing of regular stethoscopes and have a writable area in the back. These come in four different designs! Three of the patterns are Lilly Pulitzer-inspired patterns. Great personalized gift for any nurse or a graduation gift for someone leaving nursing school.

  27. Heartbeat Necklace
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    This super cute high polish heartbeat necklace should be more than enough to pump up your look with its high polish wavelength-shaped pendant suspended from both ends of a delicately dainty rolo chain.

  29. Travel Coffee Mug
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    Nurses are running around all day. They don’t have time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. This travel coffee mug is just the answer. The 13 oz porcelain mug with a plastic open-close lid that is food-grade silicone will keep her coffee warm in between patients. A thoughtful gift for nurses’ appreciation day.

  31. Medical Pocket Organizer
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    No more digging through pockets with this handy pocket organizer. A white insert outfitted for style with color coordinated 5 1/2″ utility scissor, disposable penlight, and 3-color chart pen. Great nurse gift for the organized type.

  33. Portable Charger
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    The best gifts are the ones that prevent a problem, and this charger prevents a nurse’s worst nightmare, dead gadgets. This portable charger is small, lightweight, and long-lasting. After a long 12 hour shift they might need s little juice on their cell phone. 

  35. Dansko Professional Clogs
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    Ahhhhh, Dansko. There you go again. Doing your all-day comfort thing. These professional, classic stapled clogs feature firm foot and arch support, optimal shock absorption, and an anti-fatigue rocker bottom. These bad boys are available in a TON of colors and materials. Don’t worry, guys. We got you covered too.

  37. Foot Massager


    This foot massager delivers an experience for each foot with dual footbeds that pack 18 massage nodes under the soft mesh to help stimulate blood flow and relieve stress. The deep double foot-beds and the stylish yet ergonomic design enable comfortable use irrespective of where you sit. The open footrest is wide enough and suitable for people of all ages. The lightweight and compact design make it easy to travel with and carry around.

  39. Vintage Medical Photos
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    These vintage prints are a super unique gift for the nurse in your life? This set of 6 beautiful historical patent prints will make a memorable gift they can hang in their home or office.

    Each 8×10 print is reproduction prints of the original patents, which turn them into amazing conversational pieces! Unfortunately, prints do not come framed, but you can get some frames for them here.

  41. Human Organ Lunch Tote
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    This insulated tote will keep your precious ham sandwich, and beer chilled, prepped, and ready to transplant right into your waiting stomach! Note- this bag is actually for keeping liverwurst, not livers!

    Each bag has a foam-insulated water-proof lining, a mesh interior pouch, and an ‘organ donor’ ID tag. Great for keeping your snacks alive and fun on the go.

  43. Wine Glasses
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    These wine glasses make a perfect gift for a nurse, nursing student, or anyone in the medical field. After a long and stressful day at the office, a tall glasses of wine is just what the doctor ordered. This clear wine glass holds up to 15 ounces of your favorite wine. 

  45. Jazzy Badge Reel
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    Let’s face it; nurse uniforms are not the most stylish, so Tinker Reel badge reels can show off their style no matter what scrubs they are wearing. These swappable decorative tops will make carrying your ID badge or keys more joyful. The things you use every day should make you smile. Buttonsmith makes all types of designs so you can find the right fit for the nurse you are buying for.

  47. Chill Pill Handmade Soaps
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    I am sure everyone knows someone who needs a stress pill this large. But I know there are days when I need TWO! And that is exactly what you are getting when you purchase these. Made in a relaxing scent of orange, warm woods, and soft floral tones. Great after a long day at work.

  49. Pandemic Board Game
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    When they aren’t fighting disease in the real world, they can race to find the cure for diseases threatening to wipe out humanity.  Players must work together, playing to their characters’ strengths and planning their eradication strategy before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks.

  51. Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray
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    This is your brain on ice. Humans are well known for our highly-evolved sense of humor – as evidenced by the ice tray that makes four frosty brains. So let’s celebrate our higher powers by raising a glass because a brain (not to mention a cocktail) is a terrible thing to waste. 

  53. Human Anatomy Shower Curtain
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    The Dr. Human Body anatomy chart shower curtain is a fun gift for your favorite nurse. So they can brush up on their anatomy every morning before going to work to stay sharp.

  55. Bacteria Phagocytosis Travel Mug
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    Make your favorite nurse a very cultured individual with this bacteria travel mug. This insulated travel mug is constructed with durable double-wall stainless steel travel mug technology to keep 16 oz. of beverage hot or cold for hours. In addition, the spill-resistant lid features a convenient carrying handle.

  57. Nursing Tote Bag
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    A wonderful bag for the amazing everyday heroes we call nurses. Available in various background colors with white lettering. Great for carrying around their files, lunch, or gym clothes for after work.

  59. Heart Diagram Tee Shirt
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    Where your heart is on your sleeve (or chest.) This tee is designed for people who love the human body. These graphic T-Shirts are available in lots of different colors to cater to and are available for women and men.