Gifts for nurses don’t have to be hard to find, you just have to look for ways to brighten their day and put a smile on their face. Some of these gifts are for laughs, others are useful, and all will be appreciated by your favorite nurse.
If you’re looking for more good nurse present ideas, take a look at our list of Christmas Gifts for Nurses and Nurse Retirement Gifts)
Prescription Coffee Mug
They’ll feel like they’ve never left work when they take their morning coffee in this hilarious mug. Made to resemble a huge pill bottle, this mug can hold 12 fluid ounces of whatever the doctor ordered, and includes a fun prescription label with the ‘medicine’ name and directions.
Darth Vader Scrub Cap
Let them show their nerdy side in the operating room with one of these colorful vintage Star Wars surgery caps. Handmade with a tie back design, this cap features a vibrant all-over Darth Vader design and is available in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes to accommodate both men and women.
Shakespearean Insult Bandages
Are you looking for a gag gift for nurses with a love for the English language? If so, give them a tin of these awesome Shakespearean Insults bandages. There are 15 large bandages inside, and each one carries one of Will’s best put-downs, along with the play it was taken from.
Nurse Life: A Snarky Coloring Book
Nursing is a stressful job, but even when tempers are flaring they have to maintain their bedside manner and smile sweetly. Give them a way to work off their stress with this fun adult coloring book. Filled with nurse-themed pictures to color in, each one also comes with a snarky related comment.
Nurse Rosie Shirt
If she’s a go-getter, get the job done kind of medic, this t-shirt will make an awesome gift. Taking inspiration from World War II’s famous Rosie the Riveter, the character on the front of this tee is wearing scrubs, gloves, and a surgery cap instead of Rosie’s overalls and headscarf.
Before Patients, After Patients Coffee Mug and Wine Glass Set
How they feel before a shift will be markedly different to how they feel at the end, and this gift set pays homage to both. With a ‘Before Patients’ mug for their morning brew and an ‘After Patients’ wine glass for their evening rescue remedy, this set shows you understand how they feel.
What Do You Meme Nurses Edition
What Do You Meme – Nurses Edition is a great way for angels to unwind with their colleagues after a particularly fractious shift. Pairing funny images with the funniest captions is the aim of the game, and it’s a fun way to get those frustrations out without upsetting the patients.
Funny Nurse Bag
Make her smile every time she needs to touch up her make up with this cute cosmetics bag. Made from a waterproof linen and measuring 9” x 7”, this pouch features a plain brown horse under the words ‘Other Nurses’, and a colorful unicorn under the single word ‘Me’.
Reusable Erasable Wearable Memo Wrist Band
If she has a hundred and one things to remember as she goes about her day, help her memory with this slap wristband. Made from a silicone that’s comfy to wear, this wristband does double duty as a notepad where she can scribble her notes until she can get them down on paper.
White Coat Wine Bag
This Wine Bag is a brilliant way to wrap a bottle when giving it as a gift, and it will turn an ordinary vino into something really special. Available in male and female white coats, as well as blue or pink scrubs, this reusable wine cover is made from high quality felt fabric.
If You Can Read This Nurse Is Off Duty Socks
Let them put their feet up without the risk of being disturbed with this pair of comfy socks. The perfect gag gift for nurses who believe that off-duty means just that, these socks give a clear message to anyone who happens to be passing that they are not to be disturbed.
Nurse Badge Reel Holder
Let them display their name with a fun twist by giving them one of these super cute badge reel holders. Available as a set of three, these holders look like the sweetest little bandages with details like hearts and smiley faces, and they extend to 24” with a 360˚alligator clip.
I'm A Nurse, What's Your Super Power? Mug
Healing people is, indeed, a superpower, and this mug will let them shout it loudly and proudly to whoever happens to be around when they take their coffee breaks. Made from ceramic and holding 12oz, this mug is colored with beautifully vibrant shades to bring cheer to everyone’s day.
There’ll be laughter all round when you give this set of 25 pens to the medic you know and love. Sturdy but lightweight and comfortable to write with, these pens all resemble different bones in the body, while the 7mm fine point makes for beautiful writing in black ink.
(Also read: 15 Funny Gifts for Doctors)
5 DIY Gifts for Nurses
This little book of hope makes a great gift for nurses, because they see so much human drama each day, it’s nice to have a book to remind them of the good parts of life. It will show you care and will help them through the difficult times of a shift.
Bring a little sunshine to their day with these DIY dried flower coasters. They not only look pretty and use real flowers, they are practical, giving them a coaster for the breakroom at work. It’s a heartfelt way to show you care and they’ll see it every day.
Sprinkle Sealed Fortune Cookies
You can be as heart warming or as funny as you want with these fortune cookies, because you get to come up with the fortunes that are inside them. They’re very colorful thanks to the sprinkles and extra tasty thanks to the chocolate.
This is a nice flower centerpiece, and it’s made from felt so you don’t have to worry about the flowers dying and drying out. They can decide to keep it out in the office all year long, or to take it out for special days or special times of the year.
These mug rugs make a great addition to any office or breakroom, and are sure to be appreciated by nurses that have their daily coffee or tea. They not only provide a coaster for the mug but a place to put the spoon when they’re done stirring.
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