32 Best Thank You Gifts For Nurses

Thank You Gifts For Nurses

Nurses are selfless and caring, and they help with people when they are at their most vulnerable. It is important to show them how appreciated they are, whether they just helped with delivery or have been helping on an ongoing basis. We want to help with that, and so we have put together a list of the best thank you gifts for nurses and medical staff alike. These gift ideas are practical and have been vetted by an ED nurse, so you are sure to find something your nurse will truly love!

  1. Spa Day or Massage
  2. Spoil your nurse with a pamper day they will truly appreciate. They can choose from massages, facials, manicures and more. A most thoughtful gift for hard working nurses.

  3. Self Care Subscription
  4. Nurses spend their entire shift on their feet and often work nights and go for weeks without resting. This self care subscription is just what they’ll need to feel pampered and relaxed during their days at home.

  5. Funny Mug and Wine Glass
  6. With “before patients” on the mug, and “after patients” on the wine glass, your nurse will get a good laugh out of this set, and no doubt find the messages relatable!

  7. Smart Watch
  8. Our nurses need to keep track of time for various check ups, tests and admissions, so a smart watch can be extremely useful for telling the time (duh), but also for the timer function and pedometer. A multi-use gift that nurses and medical staff will always love to receive.

  9. Healthy Snack Subscription
  10. This amazing subscription delivers a variety of snacks such as healthier chips, bars, granola, cookies, popcorn and even candy. Perfect for busy nurses who love to snack!

  11. Prescription Pill Shot Glasses
  12. Nurses probably think about taking shots thousands of times per shift, and they might just get away with it with these shot glasses! Cleverly designed to look like pill bottles, these make a fun thank you gift for medical staff.

  13. Herbal Warming Slippers
  14. Nurses need to rest their feet after long days, and these slippers will keep their tired feet feeling fresh and ready for the next big day at work.

  15. Personalized Stethoscope Tag
  16. This is a cute little gift that any nurse will love. Have the ID tag personalized with their name and a cute hospital related image like a needle or a stethoscope. Perfect!

  17. Mini Perfume
  18. Being a nurse can be a messy and smelly job. Having a mini perfume on hand to apply when needed is going to come in handy! With a light blend of gardenia and essential oils, the compact vial can be kept in their pocket and rolled on when needed.

  19. Carabiner’s
  20. Carab-WHAT?! I hear you ask .. These little hook things that we see everywhere are like gold to nursing and medical staff. Whether they are hooking things onto their uniform, keys, or clipboard, it will be made much easier with this pack of carabiners, making this a very practical gift.

  21. Adult Colouring Book – Nurses Addition
  22. Perfect for furiously colouring in on a stressful night shift, or calm colouring during much needed days off at home, this funny adults only colouring book is nurse specific and contains 40 pages of zen colouring designs with messages that only nurses can relate to.

  23. Organic Muscle Rub
  24. A cheap but thoughtful gift for nurses is this organic muscle rub. This soothing gel uses natural oils, including peppermint, basil, and ginger, to create the hot and cold sensation of other popular muscle rubs. After a long day on their feet, your nurse is sure to appreciate coming home to this.

  25. Mug Warmer
  26. Taking sips in between seeing patients means that nurses are regularly drinking stone cold tea or coffee. They can keep their drinks warm for their entire shift with this super practical little gadget. Simply plug into the wall and pop your mug on top!

  27. Beautiful Kimono
  28. This sweet kimono will help her relax after a long day and unwind on her weekends. Handmade from 100% cotton in India, lush!

  29. Wine Soap
  30. These beautiful soaps blend notes from popular red and white wine varieties with complementary scents and oils and make a really nice gift for any hard working nurse.

  31. Washable Lunch Bag
  32. Their meal times don’t fall when ours do, and it might be hours before nursing staff get around to eating their lunch or dinner whilst busy on shift, so having an insulated lunch bag will come in handy.

  33. Care Package
  34. This is a great gift box for nurses, it’s full of treats that will no doubt get any nurse relaxing and unwinding during their down time.

  35. Medical Coffee Table Book
  36. This stunning coffee table book tells the fascinating story of medicine, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. The perfect addition to any nurses book collection.

  37. Compact Foot Massager
  38. After a long shift on their feet, getting home to a nice foot massage probably sounds like heaven to any nurse out there! This compact foot massager is small enough to use while sitting on the couch catching up on Netflix, or even brought into work and used under the desk between seeing patients. Get one for yourself too!

  39. Wine Holder
  40. Your nurse will totally love being able to get home and enjoy a wine in the bath! This wine holder easily suctions onto the wall so they can enjoy a wine with ease.

  41. Compression Socks
  42. Spending all day on their feet takes its toll on every nurse, so gift them some cute compressions socks that will keep their legs healthy!

  43. Chocolate Gift Basket
  44. This gift basket full of chocolate covered treats looks so mouth watering you might have to get one for yourself too! Your nurse is sure to appreciate this yummy selection of goodies.

  45. Doctor and Nurse Necklace
  46. These personalised pendants would make an incredibly sentimental gift for your nurse. Available in three different prints and colours, any nurse would be grateful to receive such a stunning gift.

    There you have our 23 practical thank you gifts for nurses. Whether you’ve been seeing a nurse regularly for an ongoing illness, or you had a once off hospital trip and want to thank the staff who cared for you, you are sure to find something on this list that is both practical and is something that your nurse will love. For more awesome gifts, check out our list of gifts to cheer someone up!

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