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They risk their lives and work tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy, so when you’re looking to buy a gift for the nurse in your life you want to make sure it’s perfect. Whether you’re just showing your appreciation or looking for a birthday or Christmas gift, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the nurse in your life.
By Stacey McDonald • Published Dec 20 2021
Scrubs are a nurse's uniform, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. If you have a nurse in your life that loves to add a bit of personality to their workwear, or one that likes to brighten the days of the children and patients on their ward; a set of scrubs like these Star Watchers ones are a perfect gift. Featuring cartoon Star Wars characters, these comfy scrubs are sure to bring a smile to their face (and their patients!).
A stethoscope is a staple item in healthcare. This 3M Littmann Classic II is the perfect mid-range stethoscope with a variety of colour options to fit their personality. Any nurse is sure to love an upgrade to such a frequently used tool in their line of work.
If you're looking for an easy and funny nurse gift, these "If you can read this, this nurse is off duty" socks are just what you're looking for. An invitation for the nurse in your life to relax and put their feet up at the end of a long shift, and for everyone else to leave them alone.
Many nurses work double shifts, 12-hour shifts and spend most of that time on their feet. This makes compression socks a must-have, as it helps with circulation and tired achy feet and legs. Unlike those boring old compression socks, our grandmas had, these funky patterned socks allow them to still have a bit of fun with their workwear.
If you have to wear PPE, why not make it fun and fashionable? These reusable cloth face masks come in a variety of fun colours and patterns and can even be matched to your scrubs! A great way to make wearing face masks a bit more inviting when dealing with patients all shift.
Know a soon-to-be nurse? Show them how proud you are with this funny soy wax candle with the saying "look at you becoming a nurse and shit." A simple, but fun gift they're sure to love.
Keep them hydrated (or caffeinated) for those long shifts with a customized tumbler. Choose from a variety of designs featuring a stethoscope and their name for a lovely gift with a personal touch.
Brighten their day with this hilarious coffee mug - "Nurses need shots too" and let them interpret whether that means espresso shots or not.
The new nurse in your life deserves something really special for working their butt off to get through nursing school. This beautiful gold-filled stethoscope name necklace can be personalized with their birthstone and name for a unique and special gift to celebrate their accomplishment.
It's no secret that nursing school is hard. There's lots to manage - classes, studying, clinic and more. Help the new nurse in your life stay organized with this cute custom planner that can be personalized with their name for a special touch.
It's so easy to misplace your stethoscope when everyone in the clinic has the same one. These beautiful stethoscope ID tags are the perfect solution for the nurse or other healthcare professional in your life.
They know that they're your favorite nurse, but did they know they're Santa's favourite too? This fun sticker is a great stocking stuffer that they can use to add a fun and festive touch to their water bottle, id badge and more.
Looking for a thoughtful gift for the nurse in your life? This gift box is filled to the brim with essentials that any healthcare worker will appreciate. Face mask, customized water bottle, scissors, penlight, compression socks and more.
Help them make it through those long shifts with a pair of high-quality running shoes. When they're on their feet all day, you need to make sure they're comfortable and these Align Velocity sneakers are just that. They also come in a variety of fun colours and patterns - no need to sacrifice fun for comfort!
Snacks are essential for making it through a long shift. This stainless steel bento box is the perfect way for the nurse in your life to pack a variety of snacks or meals into one easy-to-carry container, ready to fuel their next 12-hour shift.
Hydration is key - that's what they tell their patients. Ensure they're following their own advice by helping to keep them hydrated with this enormous 64oz water bottle. The insulated design will keep their water cold all shift long.
Make sure they're never without their id badge with this adorable badge reel. Why have a boring lanyard when you can have a fun badge reel? The cute bandaid design is ready to clip to their scrubs or bag.
After double shifts and all day on their feet, nurses need nothing more than some time to relax and ideally a good foot massage. This Spa Haven foot bath combines the relaxing experience of a spa-quality foot soak with heat and roller massage for the perfect way to unwind after a shift.
With all that sanitizing and hand washing and luxury hand lotion like the Caudalie Moisturizing Hand Cream Trio will be a godsend for their dry, cracked hands. The handbag-sized tubes make it easy for them to keep on hand in their bag, at their desk and at home.
Know a nurse that's stuck on the night shift? Help them power through with these Vega protein bars. The perfect snack for them to keep on their desk, or to grab and go when they need a little pick me up during their shift. With 20g of protein and two delicious flavours, these bars are sure to keep them full and energized no matter what the day throws at them.
A fun but practical gift for the nurse in your life - a high-quality nurse's bag. With stain-resistant and waterproof fabric, tons of zip-up pockets and a laptop and documents compartment it's the perfect carry-all for nurses and healthcare professionals.
A great gift for the nurse in your life is something that saves them time. The Blendjet will be a lifesaver when they have a night or early morning shift because they can just grab and go, blending their pre-prepped smoothing or protein shake ingredients as they go.
Need a way to tell what kind of a day a nurse had? This Registered Nurse Wine Glass with measurements from a good day to don't even ask is perfect for their end-of-shift glass of wine, and for telling those around them whether to leave them alone or ask about their day.
This Peace Love and Nursing Tote Bag is a great carry-all for their shifts or just day-to-day life. Featuring a large zip pocket, two mesh side pockets perfect for a water bottle or phone and a matching insulated travel mug. This is a great gift for any nurse.
Long hours at work require them to keep their phone charged at all times. When they spend so much time away from their desk, it can be hard to charge their phone. This portable cell phone charger is a great way for them to keep their phone charged for emergencies while running from room to room over the course of their shift.
Long days call for lots of coffee. The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker lets them make anything from a quick pot of coffee to a latte so they can keep their energy up no matter how they prefer to caffeinate. With tons of setting and timer options, they can even program the machine to have their coffee hot and ready for them when they need to rush out the door.
If you know any medical students or recent grads with mountains of student debt, this "should have been a stripper" Christmas ornament is the perfect gag gift.
Nurses need nothing more than things that make their life easier - so treat them to lots of worry-free meals with an Uber Eats gift card.
While hand sanitizer is a pandemic staple, that's even more true for nurses and healthcare professionals. Treat them to a luxury hand sanitizer with a great smell and convenient spray bottle. Perfect for keeping in their bag or scrub pocket for quick sanitizing between tasks.
A versatile and practical gift for nurses and healthcare workers. This USB chargeable penlight makes it easy to ensure that you always have this helpful tool whenever you need it.
No one deserves a day of pampering and self-care more than the nurses in our lives. Give them the gift of a spa gift card and treat them to a day of massages, facials, and more. The perfect way to decompress.
This soft and comfortable "coffee, nurse, repeat" shirt is a fun everyday tee for wearing under scrubs or lab coats or for days you get to dress down. Available in a variety of colours, every nurse will love this cozy wardrobe staple.