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30 Great Creative Gifts for Nurses

Nurses are some of the hardest working folks out there, and they’re often left to do some of the dirtiest work with the littlest thanks. Whether you’re looking for a way to thank a nurse who has taken care of you or a family member, or are looking for just the right gift for a passionate nurse amongst your friends or family, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts for nurses.

101 Blessings for Nurses Cards: A Box of Blessings

“Nurses are saints.” We hear that all the time. Bless your favorite nurse with 101 Blessings for Nurses Cards. This little box of blessings includes more than 100 inspirational messages that nurses can use to boost their spirits and encourage those around them.


From $5.00
Nurses who are also wives and mothers can show off their superpower to the world with this fun decal. Perfect for water bottles, laptops, and car windows, the decal is available in four sizes and eight color options.

Nurses’ Prayer Keychain

This nurses’ prayer keychain is a simple, yet thoughtful gift for any nurse. Consisting of three different nursing-related charms on a key ring, the keychain will offer nurses the perfect daily reminder for staying strong and safe throughout their work day.

My Quotable Patients: The Funniest Things Patients Say

We’ve all seen the YouTube videos — people say some pretty hilarious things after they’ve been knocked out at the doctor or dentist. Nurses can write down all of the funny things their patients say and do in My Quotable Patients, a journal that happens to make a perfect give for a nurse. The journal measures 7” x 10”, and includes 108 beautifully designed pages.

Nurse Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage. Not only are they relaxing, they provide adults with a great way to express a little creativity. A nurse in need of a little centering is sure to appreciate the Nurse Coloring Book, which includes 40 fun (and totally relatable) designs for hours of coloring.

Nurse Scented Candle

From $9.00
Candles make great holiday, birthday, or appreciation gifts for nurses. The Say Anything Studio Co. makes this soy candle which can be customized with your choice of jar size, label, and scent. There are nearly 100 fragrances to choose from, including amber and oak, farmhouse apple, and vanilla woods.

Funny Stemless Wine Glass

Give your favorite nurse a laugh along with this funny stemless wine glass. Reading, “I See More Private Parts Than a Hooker #NurseLife,” this glass from J.M. Creations holds 15 fluid ounces. Each glass is made to order, and buyers may choose from a variety of colors.

Retro Nurse Pillbox

Perfect for toting around one’s pills, vitamins, mints, or other small necessities is this retro nurse pillbox from Convertible Girl Shop. Featuring a fun vintage pin-up image of a nurse, the box is easy to open and close, and even comes with an organza drawstring bag that’s perfect for gifting.

Prescription Insulated Travel Mug

Nurses who need (you know, for their health) their coffee can tote it to and from work in this insulated travel mug designed to look like a prescription bottle. Perfect for hot and cold beverages alike, this double-walled mug is stainless steel. It holds 18 ounces of fluid and fits into the cup holder of most vehicles.

#NurseLife Candle

From $12.00
Nurse life is coffee, scrubs, and messy buns. Help your favorite nurse relax by gifting him or her this #NurseLife candle from A to Z Candles. Available in four weights ranging from four ounces to 26 ounces, this candle is made of pure soy wax and fragrance oil poured into a metal tin with a cotton wick. Thirteen different scents are available.

Funny Nurse Mug

From $12.00
They’re not just a nurse, they’re an “Educated Drug Dealer!” This funny mug from Eve’s Crafts is the perfect gift for a nurse who enjoys sipping on coffee, cocoa, or tea. A number of color options are available, and the mug is safe to use in the dishwasher and the microwave.

Nurse Compression Socks

From $13.99
Nurses spend a ton of time on their feet, and that fact makes compression socks an excellent choice of gift for a nurse. But while some socks are totally boring, these nurse-themed socks are anything but. On the surface, these three pairs of socks boast fun designs and are sure to be appreciated by any medical professional. When worn, the graduated compression of the socks improves blood circulation, reduces swelling and pain in the lower leg, and helps prevent blood clots and varicose veins.

Stethoscope Travel Carrying Case

A nurse can transport their stethoscope, penlight, and reflex hammer in style once they’re gifted this travel carrying case from Bovke. The case measures long and deep enough to carry a nurses’s work essentials. Most importantly, it protects the tools from accidental bumps and scratches. Buyers may choose from a variety of color options.

Heartbeat Stethoscope Cuff Bracelet

This heartbeat stethoscope cuff bracelet makes a beautiful gift for any stylish nurse. The bracelet is made of stainless steel and rhinestones. Plus, it’s nickel free, so it won’t rust or tarnish.

Personalized Fob Watch

From $17.41
Watches have long been a traditional gift, and this personalized fob watch is ideal for anyone in the nursing profession. The watch is oriented as a convenient tool with which a nurse can track one’s pulse. It even comes engraved with the nurse’s name and a message of your choice!

Nurse Cosmetic Bag

A nurse can keep everything they need in this nurse cosmetic bag from Ocean Patch. The pouch features a fun nurse-themed design, and is handmade by an actual nurse! It measures 9.25” by 5 inches, and has a flat bottom for easy standing.

“I’ll Be There For You” T-Shirt

“I’ll Be There For You” isn’t just the famous theme song of Friends, it’s a go-to motto for dedicated nurses everywhere! This t-shirt from the Etsy shop Tasteful Tee is available in 15 different color options, and in sizes ranging from men’s small to 5XL and women’s small to 3XL.

“Nurse Things” Tote Bag

From $19.92
This tote bag for nurses may just make the perfect gift. After all, nurses carry quite a bit to and from work! Appropriately emblazoned with “Nurse Things,” the cotton canvas tote includes 22-inch dual handles for easy carrying.

Personalized Nurse Ornament

From $19.95
Give your favorite nurse something to reminisce about fondly each and every Christmas with this personalized nurse ornament from Desirae’s Kitchen. The adorable ornament is handmade of ceramic and love, and is personalized with your choice of name and a year. Previews will even be sent via email so the buyer can be sure they’re getting exactly what they want.

Medical Gift Pen

This medical gift pen with an inspirational quote is an ideal addition to any nurse’s toolbox. Perfect for the modern nurse, the pen boasts an LED flashlight tip on one end, and on the other a stylus tip for use with tablets, phones, and other touch screens. Plus, the pen is engraved with Hippocrates’ quotation “Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always,” one of the most famous quotes associated with the medical profession.

Personalized Nurse Keychain

This personalized nurse keychain from Stanley Winked makes a thoughtful nurse gift. The copper and aluminum keychain features a small stethoscope charm, a disc hand-stamped with the nurse’s name and/or title, and another disc stamped with the phrase “It’s a beautiful day to save lives” — a quotation made famous by the television show Grey’s Anatomy.

“Before Patients, After Patients” Mug and Wine Glass

Not only is this mug and wine glass gift set humorous, it’s functional! Before your favorite nurse heads to work, they can enjoy their tea or coffee out of the 11-ounce ceramic mug that is both dishwasher and microwave safe. After a long shift of dealing with patients, they can nurse (pun intended) their wine from the included stemless wine glass. Both pieces are made of the highest quality, and come carefully packaged in a gift box.

Nurse Thank You Gift

From $26.99
Not sure how to show your appreciation towards an especially helpful nurse? How about gifting this beautiful Nurse Thank You Gift box from Willowberry Farmhouse. Included in the gift box are bath salts, a 2-ounce tin of body souffle, perfume oil roll on, and a personalized greeting card. You can even add a candle for an extra special touch.

Heartbeat Necklace

Gift your favorite nurse this beautiful heartbeat necklace so that she can keep the profession she loves close to her heart. Handmade and sold by T Nine and Company, the necklace is made of top-quality sterling silver, and includes a beat etched into a heart-shaped charm that measures approximately 11mm x 14 mm. The necklace can even be personalized with additional birthstone or initial charms.

“Alpaca Wound” T-Shirt

From $29.50
We just love this funny nurse t-shirt from Tee Kitty Kitty. Featuring an alpaca nurse and the words, “I ain’t fluffin’ your pillow, but alpaca wound,” this t-shirt is handprinted to order on soft and long-lasting Bella Canvas T-shirts. Eight different color options are available, as are sizes ranging from XS to 3XL.

Nurse Appreciation Box

From $29.95
This Nurse Appreciation Box from Peace Organics offers up the perfect way to say thank you to a special nurse. The gift box includes one eight-ounce natural soy candle in your choice of one of five different scents, a box of matches, and a four-ounce bar of natural cold-process soap. Everything included is natural and clean burning.

Blood Hemoglobin Molecule Necklace

From $29.99
While to many, this necklace will simply look like an elaborate design, nurses and others in the medical profession will recognize it for what it actually is: an artistic representation of hemoglobin, the protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body. The Blood Hemoglobin Molecule Necklace from Molecular Motifs makes a gorgeous gift for any stylish nurse. The necklace is available in a number of different metal types, and on chain lengths ranging from 16” to 20”.

RN Quarter-Zip

From $31.50
Your favorite nurse can stay warm and comfortable with this embroidered quarter-zip from Double Stitch Designs. Each unisex-sized sweatshirt is made to order, and buyers can choose their thread colors and additional personalization. Instead of a quarter-zip, the shop can do the same design on a hoodie, crewneck sweatshirt, or a raglan t-shirt.

Mini Stethoscope Earrings

Stylish nurses are sure to love these mini stethoscope earrings from the aptly named Heart a Nurse Store. The handmade earrings are solid sterling silver with a rhodium plating that provides a superior shine. You’ll even receive your earrings in a pretty gift box ready for gifting!

“Proud Nurse” Women’s Low Top Canvas Shoes

From $69.99
Because of how often they’re on their feet, nurses need good shoes. We love these Designs by JARO shoes made specifically for nurses! Each pair of shoes is custom-built just for the person who will wear them, and the shoemakers take great pride in creating “one of the most comfortable, durable shoes on the market.” These women’s low top canvas shoes even have a fun nursing design.