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32 Thoughtful (And Funny) Nurse Retirement Gifts

Nurses dedicate their lives to others, but when they retire it’s a chance to give them a gift which shows them just how much they mean. This collection of thoughtful (and sometimes funny) nurse retirement gifts will provide you with plenty of ideas for that special something, to remind them to look back on their wonderful years of selfless service.

Funny and thoughtful nurse retirement gift ideas.


Nurse Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Nurses are the epitome of calm and compassion, but once they retire they can let loose with the frustrations of trying patients; this snarky coloring book is the perfect way to do it.

$8.99



Nurse Appreciation Gift Box Set

Nurses devote their lives to caring for others, so turn the tables for once with a nurse-themed gift set, which includes an inspirational wooden heart, and relaxing spa goodies for some ‘her’ time.

$39.00



Heart and Stethoscope Nurse Pendant

She won’t have to hang up her stethoscope completely when she retires, because this beautiful and delicate necklace features a stethoscope and heart in a variety of designs and finishes.

$9.99



Funny Nurse Retirement Tote Bag

Nurses have been there, done that, and got the t-shirt, or in this case, the tote bag! Printed with a funny list of experiences, it’s perfect for the retired nurse.

$12.99



Plush Organs

There’s not a bodily function a nurse hasn’t dealt with at some point in her career, so give her a lasting reminder with one of these curiously cute and cuddly plush organs.

$18.00



Signed and Framed Nurse Retirement Printable

This nurse’s retirement print makes an unusual alternative to a guestbook, and once it’s been signed by friends, family, and old colleagues, it can be framed and hung on the wall.

$14.99



101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement

If they’re worried retirement means sitting around being bored, gift them this fun book which lists 101 things to do – some of them naughty, but all of them nice.

$12.58



Funny Retired Nurse Shirt

This tee is a fun shirt to wear when they no longer need to don their uniform, because seriously…who wouldn’t enjoy swapping sickness for time for themselves?

$24.96



Muscle Rub

This organic muscle rub is packed with natural ingredients such as aloe juice, menthol, and a massive range of essential oils which not only smell delicious but ease tired muscles, too.

$18.00



101 Blessings for Nurses Cards

Each one of the 51 double sided cards in this pack features an inspirational quote, saying, or verse from the bible that shows the nurse in your life how much they mean to you.

$4.99



Nurse Heartbeat Necklace

Nurses nurse from the heart, and that is precisely why this beautifully delicate necklace would make a wonderful retirement gift, as it features an EKG heartbeat in gold, rose gold, or silver.

Prices Vary



Custom Retirement Bookmark

Now that their working days are behind them, they will have time to catch up on some recreational reading. This aluminum bookmark makes a poignant nurse’s retirement gift and can be personalized, too.

$26.00



Acupressure Mat and Pillow

Not quite a bed of roses, this mat is covered in plastic points which act on the pressure points in the body to release endorphins and promote a sense of well-being and happiness.

$49.95- $79.95



Nurse Coloring Book: Sweary Midnight Edition

With 40 single-sided designs just waiting to be colored in, this book of nurse-related designs is not for the faint hearted and is definitely NSFW (which makes it the ideal retirement gift!)

$8.99



Proud Retired Nurse Sweatshirt

Available in 17 stunning colors, this fun sweatshirt will be her go-to garment for lazy days and taking it easy, because once a nurse always a nurse, just without the stress.

$29.95



Retired Nurse Mug

There’s nothing a nurse hasn’t seen during the course of their career, so pay homage to their fearless bravery and strong stomach with this mug which makes a cool retirement gift.

$14.99



Retired Nurse Poem Keepsake Box

This touching keepsake box will make a treasured gift for any nurse; the vibrant hinged lid holds a sentimental verse, while the solid hardwood box will keep her valued trinkets safe.

Prices Vary



Healing Scent Diffuser

Available in two different scents, this glass globe can be hung in a window or displayed on a stand to infuse the room with relaxing aromas and visually stunning effects.

$13.00- $32.00



Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Life’s too short for bad coffee, so treat a special nurse to this Breville Barista espresso machine to ensure she spends her retirement enjoying the best quality caffeine.

$555.00



Nurse Happiness is Retirement Bracelet

Made from hypoallergenic metal, this pretty bracelet makes a wonderful nurse retirement gift as it includes three nursing-related charms and an engraved tag which reads ‘Happiness is Retirement’.

$14.49



Nurse Friends Shirt

Nurses need a great sense of humor to get them through the day, which means they probably enjoy a certain ‘friendship-themed’ sitcom. This tee is modelled on the show’s familiar logo.

$18.99



Retirement Weekly Schedule Mug

Retirement means a whole different schedule, but one thing’s for certain…there’ll be no-one to answer to! Celebrate that freedom with this fun weekly planner mug, which is available as a single or a pair.

$15.95



Nurse Retirement Keychain

Made from tarnish-free stainless steel, this attractive keychain includes a medical professional charm, a retirement heart, and a tag engraved with a sentimental message which shows just how much they’ll be missed.

$13.79



I'm Done Shirt

Add a touch of sass to her days of leisure with this thoroughly modern t-shirt, which displays the words ‘I’m done’ followed by a hashtag worthy of the ‘gram.

$19.99



Funny Retired Nurse Mug

Poke light-hearted fun at their retirement with this very pretty 11oz or 15oz floral mug, which shows just what all those years of dedicated service were worth.

$22.50


5 Diy Retirement Gift Ideas for Nurses


Diy Chill Pillow

Give them a taste of their own medicine with one or more of these fabulous chill pill-ows, which can be sewn or glued, and made in whatever color and fabric you like.



Nurse Cookies

This tutorial shows you how to use tappit cutters to create the most professional looking cookie decorations ever, as well as giving you a few ideas on the types of cookies to make.



Sprinkle Pill Paperweight

This pill paperweight makes a fab nurse retirement gift, and it can be created using any color you like before filling it with bright and cheerful gumballs for the finishing touch.



You Are the Sweetest Nurse Ever Candy Jar

If you want to add a personal touch to a store-bought gift, just add your details on this blog post for free printable labels to attach to soaps, candy jars, and more.



Donut Nurse Thank You Printable

This free printable tag is a sweet way to finish off any jar or box of donuts to give to a nurse, to thank him or her for the many ways they’ve helped.


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