33 Best Gifts for Nurses

If you’re looking for the best gifts for nurses, take a look at our list below. Whether you need a thank you present, gift for nursing student, or nurse week gifts, you’ll find some on our list of best nurse gifts.

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Gift Guide: The Best Nurse Gifts

Follow our guide for picking out presents for nurses.

Get a Present Related to Nursing

While no one will complain about getting a present, it’s best to get them something they would not normal buy themselves a whole lot more. Some examples on the list below are the personalized mugs, bottle opener shaped like a syringe, stethoscope pens, angel of healing figuring, registered nurse t-shirt, RN earrings, or the shot glass. These are just some of the unique nurse gift ideas below that will surely be a home run.

Thank You Gifts

If you need a gift for a nurse that has been extremely helpful during a challenging time it’s nice to get them a thank you gift. Nurses are the first line in health care and provide comfort to patients facing new and unexpected challenges. They are often asked to do things above and beyond their standard responsibilities. You could always just attach a hand written card, place the present in a gift bag, or in a nurse gift basket.

Are they a Registered Nurse or Nursing Student?

If they are an RN (Registered Nurse) the present you pick out will be different than if they are still a nursing student. Some good gifts to get a nursing student would be things like the syringe highlighter pens, stethoscope pen, nurse hat earrings, medical socks, first year nurse book, heartbeat socks, or the stethoscope notebook decal.

What’s the Occasion?

 Do you need something to just say thank you, a nurse week gift, something for a student, or a graduation present? Try to pick something out that best fits the event you’re buying a present for. There are so many cool and unique gift ideas out there, so take your time and brainstorm all your options before you settle on something. They will appreciate that you took the time and put a lot of effort to get them something.

Anyway, this page lists 40+ of the best gifts for nurses. If you still can’t find something check out our other categories or leave a comment with more information about the person or event you need a present for.

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Newest Fitbit Watch

Newest Fitbit Watch

The latest Fitbit Alta HR was released in March 2017. It is the company's most versatile and slimmest design yet. It is more than just a standard step counter and heart rate monitor. It allows the user to receive call notifications, text notifications, set custom goals, track their progress, challenge friends, and a ...

Nurse Shot Glass

Nurse Shot Glass

The shot glass says it all. It reads “Nurses Need Shots Too”. This glass holds a full 2 ounce shot. It is a great nurse gift 2017. The words are printed in black so they are very easy to read unlike many other shot glasses with etched lettering.

Nurse Visor Clip

Nurse Visor Clip

Nurses need guardian angels too. This visor clip is the shape of a nurse angel and reads “A Nurse’s guardian angel, especially for you, to guide a protect you in everything you do.” It comes carded on a 3 by 4-inch card. It has a clip on the back to easy attach to a visor.

Caduceus Symbol Necklace

Caduceus Symbol Necklace

This Caduceus symbol nursing necklace is very simple and sharp looking. It comes in many different lengths, so if you click the product image above you can see all the sizing options. The pendant size is 1 inch by 0.85 inches. These necklaces are made in downtown Los Angeles.

It’s A Nurse Thing T Shirt

It’s A Nurse Thing T Shirt

This T-shirt for nurses is made of 50% cotton, 25% polyester, and 25% Rayon, so it won’t shirk much. It is relaxed fit. To see sizing options and how the shirt fits, click on the image above.

Hand Made Nurse Figurine

Hand Made Nurse Figurine

This hand-crafted wood statue is accented with wire wings and has an inscription that reads “nurses are angels in disguise.” It is six inches tall and made for a wonder nurse. Click for more information.

Nurse Hat Earrings

Nurse Hat Earrings

This is a unique gift for dad that he probably doesn’t even know exists. It has 18 LED bulbs built in, along with a fan. The fan is military grade and has 2 speed settings. The head of the lantern is adjustable, so you can orient it wherever lighting is needed.

RN Earrings

RN Earrings

These Nurse Earrings are heart shaped with small crystals outlining the heart with a nurse hat on the side. The earrings have steel posts and the backs are bullet “clutch” style with plastic pad. They are available in may colors so just click the image above to see them all.

Cute RN Shirt

Cute RN Shirt

This T-shirt for registered nurses is a great gift. It is 100 percent cotton and a great present for national nurses day or other occasion. This shirt is lightweight and classic fitting. Click on the image for more information.

I’ll be There Bear

I’ll be There Bear

This little bear in scrubs is a great little gift to add to a gift basket for nurses. The bear is in full scrubs and sings “I’ll be there.” The teddy bear does have an on/off switch and includes batteries. The bear has an ID tag so you can personalize the present. There are both male and female versions.

Personalized Nurse Mug

Personalized Nurse Mug

This is a great looking much that you can add the name of a nurse that has been extremely helpful. It is a great present that shows you really appreciate their care. It is perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and wine. It is made in the USA and high quality.

Angel of Healing Figurine

Angel of Healing Figurine

The willow tree angel of healing is made for those who care and comfort others. This statue is 5 inches tall and Is hand carved from willow wood by an artist in Kanas City, Missouri. It is an easy present to give because it comes in a gift box with an enclosure card. To read more about this sculpture, click on the ...

Nutritional Facts Mug

Nutritional Facts Mug

If you know a hardworking nurse then this nutritional facts mug is a great present that they can use to drink coffee or tea. The 11 ounce ceramic mug is easy to grip with its C-handle. The imprinted design is printed on both side of the mug. It is lead free, long lasting, vibrant, dishwasher and microwave safe.

Heartbeat Earrings

Heartbeat Earrings

These small red crystal heartbeat earrings a great simple gift for nurses. The simple design is makes them great for anyone in the medical field. The earrings backs are bullet “clutch” style with plastic pad.

Nurse Superpower Mug

Nurse Superpower Mug

This is a great thank you gift for nurses that reads “I’m a nurse, what’s your superpower”. The design is hand painted on a ceramic mug. The inside of the mug is purple and holds up to 12 ounces of fluid. It comes with a sharp looking gift box. It is FDA approved, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe.

Funny Mug for Nurse

Funny Mug for Nurse

This is a great thank you gift for nurses that reads “I’m a nurse, what’s your superpower”. The design is hand painted on a ceramic mug. The inside of the mug is purple and holds up to 12 ounces of fluid. It comes with a sharp looking gift box. It is FDA approved, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe.

Thank You Bags Nurse

Thank You Bags Nurse

If you need a lot of gift bags for a nurses week to say thank you to a nursing staff that has been great, then this pack here is perfect. You can pack them with personalized gifts, gift cards, and/or thank you cards. They are the same bags as pictured in the under 10 dollars section, there are just more in this ...

Cute Nursing Socks

Cute Nursing Socks

These knee-high nursing socks are funky but cool. They are made with 75% cotton, 20% polyester, and 5% spandex. They are super soft and comfortable. They have stethoscopes, syringes, first aid symbols, and clipboards printed on them. Learn more about sizing options by clicking on the image.

Stethoscope Heart Necklace

Stethoscope Heart Necklace

This stethoscope necklace with heart is made with stainless steel and is a unique nurse gift. It is a great present for medical students or anyone in the medical field. To see more pictures and all color options, click on the image above.

First Year Nurse Book

First Year Nurse Book

If you need a gift for new nurses then First Year Nurse is a popular book that prepares them for what to expect during their first days on the job. This book gives valuable advice, personal accounts from experienced nurses, and tips on how to not to get burned out.

Stethoscope Charm Bracelet

Stethoscope Charm Bracelet

This bracelet by Manzhen is made from copper. You get it in different colors including gold, rose gold, silver, and more. The bracelet has a 6cm diameter and easily attaches to the 5-inch necklace/earrings pendant. Click on the image above to read more.

Nurse Ornament

Nurse Ornament

If you need a gift for a nurses aid, school nurse, or nurse practitioner, then this ornament is a home run. It has an engraved hanging heart, jewels, pearls all built into the awesome looking design seen in the picture. It is a great ornament for the Christmas tree, the gar, a window or a present topper. It also comes ...

Stethoscope Charms

Stethoscope Charms

A stethoscope charm is a unique gift idea for nurses. Stethoscopes are boring by themselves. This charm looks great and has natural antibacterial qualities. It can be easily and safely cleaned with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution.

Bottle Opener for Nurses

Bottle Opener for Nurses

If you need a gift for nurses week than this Nurses get the job don’t bottle opener is an awesome present. It is opens bottles easily and has the text “nurses get the job done” printed on it. It comes with a split key-ring so the recipient will have it wherever they have their keys.

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