25+ of the Best Gifts for Nurses
For the Holidays, Nurses Week or Just Because
Whether it’s for the holidays, Nurses Week or just because, we’ve got you covered when it comes to selecting gifts for nurses. Come along with us as we explore the 25+ gifts that all nurses are hoping to receive.
1. Anti-Fog Goggles
COVID-19 has made wearing protective goggles standard in most healthcare settings. However, many facilities still lack the appropriate PPE for their clinicians. That’s why you should give your nurse a pair of these FDA registered safety goggles. Their anti-fog polycarbonate lens ensures clear vision and an adjustable elastic headband create a comfortable seal. They also fit over most prescription glasses.
2. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
Give your nurse a gift that will last all year long with an Atlas Coffee Club subscription. Recipients of this gift will receive a 12 oz. bag of coffee (~30 cups) each month from one of 20 different countries. Picturesque postcards from each country, as well as brewing tips, accompany each shipment. Furthermore, roast preference and grind type can be customized to meet the drinker’s preference.
3. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
While essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19, face masks are unintentionally giving healthcare professionals “maskne” (acne in the areas covered by a face mask). Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is a deep pore cleansing facial mask that is sure to leave your nurse with a blemish free complexion. Designed for sensitive skin, the mask is both fragrance and animal product free.
4. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Throughout their day, nurses use computers to chart patient information. However, computers emit harmful blue spectrum light that causes headaches, dry eyes, sleep disturbances, eyestrain and more. Blue light blocking glasses are great way to avoid these irritating side effects. Available in a variety of styles and colors, you’re sure to find a pair the complements your nurse’s aesthetic.
5. Compression Socks for Women & Men
Nurses spend most of their shift on their feet, resulting in swelling and fatigue in the feet and ankles. This year give the nurse in your life the gift of comfort with a pair of fashionable compression socks. Made from breathable fabric to help regulate temperature, these socks apply gentle pressure to the leg’s blood vessels, improving circulation.
Price: $11.99 – $17.99
6. Contigo Autoseal West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug
Designed with leak- and spill-proof technology, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug is the perfect gift for the nurse that enjoys a hot beverage. Whether it’s coffee, hot cocoa or tea, this 20 oz. travel mug ensures beverages stay hot up to 7 hours. With more than 20 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that your nurse will love.
7. Dansko® Clogs
A good pair of supportive and comfortable shoes can help a nurse power through their toughest shifts. That’s why they need a pair of Dansko® Clogs. Designed with a protective heel counter that allows the heel to move up and down freely, these clogs keep the foot in a neutral position, offering the ultimate comfort and stability. Best of all, these clogs can be personalized to reflect your nurse’s style.
Price: $125.00 – $150.00
8. Dry Farm Wines
The antioxidants in red wine may help prevent coronary artery disease. That’s why you should make sure your nurse’s heart stays in tiptop shape with a gift from Dry Farm Wines. Curated from small family farms that meet strict purity standards, Dry Farm Wines are free from chemicals and additives and low in sulfites. It’s the gift that every nurse wants to receive!
9. envo®mask N95 Respirator Kit
Give your nurse the peace of mind that they’re safe from COVID-19 with an envo®mask N95 Respirator Kit. Designed for superior comfort, the mask’s AIRgel° cushion contours around the face and nose, providing a secure seal. The mask can be secured around the crown of the head or ears. Each kit includes a mask, five filters, headgear and a storage case.
10. Erasable Silicone Notes Wristband
Is the nurse in your life constantly rummaging through their pockets for a scrap of paper to jot down notes? If so, give them the gift of an erasable silicone notes wristband. Notes can be written on the wristband with a ball point pen and then easily erased with an alcohol swab, hand sanitizer or soap/water. It’s the perfect tool for a nurse to take quick notes on.
11. Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Hand Cream
Nurses are constantly washing their hands and using hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of germs. As a result, the skin on their hands can become dried and cracked. Farmhouse Fresh’s shea butter hand creams (available in 20 different scents) blends shea butter with Vitamin E and Omega-6 rich soybean oil to calm the driest of skin. The 2-ounce tube size fits perfectly into a scrub top pocket.
Price: $15.00 – $16.00
12. Fitbit Versa 3™
In a single day on the job, a nurse can take over 16,000 steps (the equivalent of eight miles). Help your nurse keep track of the steps they take and their general health with a Fitbit Versa 3™. Equipped with built-in GPS and a 6+ day battery life, the Versa 3™ tracks steps taken, oxygen saturation, skin temperature variations, sleep quality and so much more. It’s the ultimate health monitoring system.
13. Home Chef Subscription
Who has time to grocery shop and meal prep when they’re working multiple 12-hour shifts a week? That’s why your nurse is sure to love a Home Chef subscription. Each week, they will get to select recipes that fit their preferences and dietary restrictions. A box filled with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients will be delivered right to their door with step-by-step recipe cards. Bon appétit!
Price: $70/week or $280/month
14. Katie Duke by Cherokee Scrubs
Who says scrub uniforms need to be unattractive and boring? Send your nurse to work in style (and comfort) with a pair of Katie Duke by Cherokee scrubs. Designed by a Board-Certified Acute Care Practitioner, Katie Duke by Cherokee scrubs bring an element of fashion to the medical world. Designed to withstand the rigors of the job, all pieces are available at a reasonable price point.
Price: $23.98 – $39.98
15. Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
If you’re looking to put a little pep in your favorite nurse’s steps, the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker is the way to go. Less than 5 inches wide, this small but mighty machine can brew 6-12 oz cups of coffee in a matter of minutes. This machine is compatible with Keurig K-Cup Pods and can accommodate travel mugs up to 7” tall.
16. Medcursor Handheld Percussion Massage Gun
Whether it’s from being on their feet all day or moving patients around, every nurse could use a deep tissue massage at the end of the day. The Medcursor Handheld Percussion Massage Gun strokes into muscles 11 millimeters deep, providing a strong and relaxing massage experience. Six interchangeable massage attachments provide for a highly customized experience.
17. Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
Chances are that when the nurse in your life arrives home from work, their dogs are barking. A Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager puts the howling to an end. This machine is equipped with two independent foot chambers that provide deep, kneading, shiatsu rolling and heat functions. It’s a great gift for any nurse dealing with plantar fasciitis, chronic pain or muscle tension in their feet, ankles or legs.
18. Nurse Mates Ultimate Bag
Does your nurse carry a lot of items back and forth between work and home? If so, make their life easier with a Nurse Mates Ultimate Bag. Designed with multiple storage and document compartments, this bag makes keeping medical supplies organized a breeze. Equipped with heavy duty zippers and seams, the Nurse Mates Ultimate Bag is sure to handle whatever your nurse throws at it.
19. Oniva On-The-Go Lunch Cooler
Eating balanced and nutritious foods ensures nurses have the energy to make it through their entire shift. When it comes to carrying meal-time essentials, the Oniva On-The-Go Lunch Cooler is second to none. Insulated to keep items cool, this expandable lunch tote is made with wipeable materials to keep it looking new. Velcro side straps increase the bag’s carry volume.
20. Personalized Stethoscope ID Tags
When you’re busy attending to the needs of multiple patients, it’s easy to misplace or lose your stethoscope. That’s why a personalized stethoscope ID tag is the perfect gift for the nurse in your life. Customized with your nurse’s name or monogram, these colorful tags add a unique touch that makes your nurse’s stethoscope easily identifiable.
21. Philips Wake-Up Light
Nurses don’t enjoy being jolted awake by the shrill noise of an alarm clock. That’s why the Philips Wake-Up Light is designed to wake up your nurse easily and naturally. The clock’s light simulates a gradual sunrise over 30 minutes, slowly awakening your nurse to a new day. Clock users report waking up more energized and in a better mood. It’s the best way to start the day.
22. Prestige Medical Nylon Organizer Kit
Help keep your nurse’s pockets organized with a Prestige Medical Nylon Organizer Kit. Equipped with five pockets and Velcro tabs to secure instruments in place, this pocket organizer is made from durable nylon, ensuring a long product life. Each kit comes with a 5.5” pair of utility scissors, a disposable pupil gauge penlight and a 3-color chart pen.
23. Silicone Ear Savers for Face Masks
Wearing a face mask that loops around the ears can cause serious pain and discomfort. That’s why silicone ear savers for face masks are a “must have” for every nurse. Designed with six adjustable buckles, this small but mighty device prevents the mask’s elastic bands from rubbing against the back of the ear. Available in multiple quantities and colors, this gift is sure to bring a smile to your nurse’s face.
Price: $7.19 (4-pack)
24. Starbucks Gift Card
Buying for a nurse that’s always on the go? Get them a Starbucks® Gift Card. Available for purchase online, these gift cards can be customized with a personalized message and sent to the recipient via mail or email. Redeemable at any of the nation’s 6,250 licensed locations, this gift is sure to give your nurse the energy they need to tackle the day.
Price: $10, $25, $50, $100 or custom amount
25. TUL Retractable Gel Pens
If you’ve ever hung out with a nurse, you know they struggle to find and keep “good pens” on hand. Make the nurse in your life the envy of all their colleagues with a pack of 14 multi-colored TUL Retractable Gel Pens. The smooth ink flow and resistance to smearing and fading will make taking notes and charting the highlight of their day.
26. Uniform Advantage Underscrub Tops
There’s nothing worse than being cold all day at work. That’s why so many nurses choose to wear an underscrub top beneath their scrub uniform. Uniform Advantage’s underscrub tops are specifically designed to add an extra layer of warmth without trapping in moisture. Available in a variety of styles and colors for both women and men, your nurse is sure to appreciate this thoughtful gift.
Price: $9.99 – $28.99
27. YETI® Rambler Bottle
Did you know that a foggy memory, irritability and feelings of anxiety can be indicators of dehydration? Keep the nurse in your life hydrated with a YETI® Rambler Bottle. The bottle’s double-wall vacuum insulated design ensures that beverages stay cold for hours. Additionally, it’s been specifically designed to be 100% leakproof and is dishwasher safe.
28. 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope
Every nurse needs a dependable stethoscope with excellent acoustics. That’s why the 3M™ Littmann® Core Digital Stethoscope is the favorite among nurses. Equipped with up to 40x amplification (at peak frequency vs. analog mode), active noise cancellation, in-app sound wave visualization and a host of other features, you’re sure to make your nurse’s year with this gift.
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