11 Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Nurses-Christmas and beyond

11 Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Nurses-Christmas and beyond

Are you looking for the perfect gift ideas for the nurses in your life this holiday?  Here are 11 of the best holiday gift ideas for nurses.

Compression Socks

Shifts are long, so why not surprise the nurses in your life this holiday with compression socks? Compression socks are a great holiday gift idea for nurses who are on their feet. Compression socks are comfortable and help with blood circulation, plus they come in different colors and go well with scrubs.

Women & Men Circulation – 4 Pairs for Nurse, Medical, Flight, Running compression socks on Amazon for $11.99-$19.99

Nurse Bag

A bag comes in handy during those busy shifts, and you need a change of scrubs, hand sanitizer, eye drops, lotions, contact information, and more. It’s a lot easier to stay organized when you have a nurse’s bag. 

Nurse Mates Ultimate Blossom Pink Nursing Bag for $47.99


A nurse can never have too many scrubs.

You can never go wrong with scrubs. Whether you go with the Greys Anatomy Line by Barco or Antimicrobial, you can’t go wrong. Check out Scrubs and Beyond or Amazon for more scrub ideas. *Be sure to ask or check their size before purchasing scrubs*

Buy Barco Uniform’s Grey’s Anatomy bundle – top and bottom on Amazon for $57.90


Underscrubs are great holiday gifts for nurses on the go, especially during the winter. They are comfortable and fit perfectly under scrubs, a must-have for nurses who work in cold or warm hospitals and clinics.

heart soul Scrubs Social Butter-Fly STRETCH Underscrubs Tee from $15.99 – $19.99

Foot Care Kit

Working 12+ hours and more can be hard on a nurse’s feet. So getting them a foot care kit is a great holiday gift idea. The Le Mini Macaron Cocooning Time 3-in-1 Spa Pedicure Set comes with a fizzy foot bomb, pumice stone, and foot brush to help them relax and massage their feet after a long shift.

Online Only at Ulta for $24.00

Comfy shoes

Whether crocs or sneakers getting the nurse in your life, a pair of comfortable shoes goes a long way. As the pandemic continues and 12+ hour ships turn into long days and months.  Getting a great pair of shoes when you’re on your feet sounds like a fantastic idea. Get the nurses in your life a gift they will love and use, comfy shoes. 

Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Clog | Water Shoes | Comfortable Slip-On Shoes for $28.85 – $97.01

QT Racer Xpressive-Contemporary Cloudfoam Running Sneakers shoes for $27.61 – $130.00

Portable Neck Back Massager

Are you looking for a stress relief gift? How about a neck massage? A neck or back massager is great for in-between breaks and days off. Check out this neck back massager kneading massage pillow with heat for back, neck, and more. 

Shiatsu Neck Back Massager Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat for Back, Neck, Lower Back, and Shoulder for $39.99

Coffee Tumbler

One can never have too many coffee tumblers, plus they keep coffee warm during long shifts. 

Live, Love, Heal Sierra Insulated Acrylic Tumbler 19-Oz. For  $4.79 – $5.99.

Stethoscope Travel Carrying Case

 Just like the portable first aid kit and facemasks, nurses need a stethoscope travel carrying case. This gift idea includes space for stethoscopes, pens, thermometers, and other essentials.

Travel Carrying Case for 3M Littmann Classic III, Lightweight II S.E, MDF Acoustica Deluxe Stethoscopes for $14.99

Soothing Bath Set

After a long day of caring and saving lives, gift your nurse with a 5-Piece Gift Set in Lavender for a night of relaxation. Check out Dr. Teal’s Sooth & Sleep 5-Piece Gift Set in Lavender, which includes soaking solution, foaming bath, body wash, bath oil, and pillow sleep spray and helps them relax and sleep. 

Dr. Teal’s Sooth & Sleep 5-Piece Gift Set in Lavender from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $9.99

First Aid Kit and Facemasks

This is a great gift idea for nurses in 2020.  First aid kits and face masks are a must these days, especially for healthcare workers. Getting a first aid kit and masks from Nurse Approved is a great way to show you care, see them, and want them to be and stay safe.

Facemasks and First Aid Kits starting at $14.99 *Nurse Approved also has a travel kit for nurses*

These are the 11-holiday gift ideas that the nurses in your life (or you) will love.  If you’re unsure of what to buy or looking for something personal, you can go for the traditional homemade “Thank You” cards or Canva-inspired Holiday Template Card. A gift card to their favorite store, restaurant (to go), amazon, or visa gift card is another alternative or creating a Spotify playlist with all their favorite songs, podcast episodes, and more. 

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Joycelyn Ghansah

Joycelyn Ghansah is a former Healthcare Organizer with a background public health, include reproductive and sexual health. When she's not freelance writing, she's transcribing interviews and researching ways to strengthen healthcare labor laws.

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