21 RN Gifts For Nurses To Show Your Gratitude

Article by Anna Smith. Last Updated: Friday, Mar 20, 2020.

Ask a doctor you trust, Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare sector. They’re caring compassionate people who dedicate their lives to healing and constantly take on thankless tasks. There’s nothing glamorous about nursing, but these everyday heroes help us through our darkest hours without expecting anything in return.

Just because they don’t expect thanks, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t appreciate a show of gratitude. Gifts for nurses are a great way to show them you appreciate the lengths they go to for their patients. Practical, funny, or heartfelt, a nursing gift is never a bad idea. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for nurses to help you find just the right thing!

Thank You Gifts For Nurses

  • Personalized Stethoscope Coffee Mug
  • Coffee and nursing go together like peanut-butter and jelly. If your favorite nurse has to have that cup to keep her going, consider this awesome personalized mug featuring her name and an awesome heart stethoscope design. She'll be sipping in style with this awesome gift!


  • Sterling Silver Nurse Pendant Necklace
  • This medical themed pendant necklace reads "Live, Love, Heal" and is a perfect gift for nurses! Show them how much they're appreciated, without breaking the bank! Whether it's a thank you gift for a nurse who helped you out, or a Birthday, Christmas, or Anniversary gift for a nurse in your life, this is a fantastic option!


  • Nursing Trimmed Box Sign
  • This small trimmed box sign reads "I'm a nurse, I'm here to save your ass not to kiss it!". It's a great addition to her home decor, and will look great displayed on a mantle, bookshelf, or any area of her house! This funny nurses gift is a way to show your love for the ass-kicking nurse in your life!


  • Dainty Rose Gold Heart Beat Cuff Bracelet
  • This stainless steel and rhinestone cuff bracelet is an excellent thank you gift for your favorite nurse! It's lead and nickel free, so it's durable and won't rust or tarnish. It's also hypoallergenic, so no need worry about reactions. Help her look and feel sublime with this gorgeous piece of nurses jewelry!


  • Nurse Appreciation Gift - Wood Picture Frame
  • Made from real wood, this natural frame will have its own unique coloration and wood grain pattern. It's a great way to show thanks for those heroines who keep us healthy when we need them most! The frame comes with small sayings and pictures around the edges.


  • Nurse Necklace In Sterling Silver
  • This lovely crystal and sterling silver necklace features a heart with nurses head covering. The red crystal really pops, and it's a fantastic thank you gift for nurses everywhere! They take great care of you, now you can take care of them! Pick one up today!


Practical Gifts For Nurses

  • Nurse By Day, Chef By Night Bamboo Cutting Board
  • This practical cutting board will see daily use, and they'll think of you each time. The beautiful bamboo wood is an excellent cutting surface, and it features the phrase "Nurse By Day, Chef By Night." It's an epic gift for any Nurse who loves to cook in her down time.


  • 20 Ounce Large Nurses Travel Tumbler
  • This handy stainless steel travel mug features the hilarious quote "Keep Clam, Not That Calm". It's a light hearted way to show thanks to any member of the nursing profession. It's made of rugged and durable material that's perfect for daily use and won't wear out over time.


  • RN Zip Up Fleece Jacket
  • This fine embroidered fleece pullover comes in a variety of sizes and colors so you are sure to find one that suits your favorite RN. It showcases a beautiful embroidered design with a heart, stethoscope, and the letters RN. Our favorite is pink, but there are plenty more to choose from!


  • Nurse Appreciation Gift Necklace
  • The necklace featured here comes in a gift box with backing that reads: 1) Someone who dedicates themselves to the care of others. 2) A person who does big things and small things with great love. 3) someone who does what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can, in spite of all they go through 4) Are nurturing, understanding, smart and extraordinary. 5) Someone who does more than required and cares more than they're supposed to nurses are like angels on earth.


  • Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker
  • Coffee is the lifeblood of many people, and a high-quality coffee maker is always a welcome gift. This model can whip up a steaming hot cup in no time! It's fast to brew and easy to clean, the perfect combination. Help her make it through the night shift without batting an eye.


  • A Fitbit Activity Tracker
  • Help her get a deeper understanding of her body, her health and her progress with Fitbit Charge 3. This water proof advanced fitness tracker does more than count steps-it tracks 24/7 heart rate, calorie burn, 15+ exercises, goal progress, sleep and more. Every day, she'll find valuable insights about her health that will empower her to take action, improve herself and reach her goals! Perfect for New Years resolutions, and a great option this Christmas!


  • Nurses EKG Sock
  • These compression socks are great for nurses! They feature an EKG design repeated in a number of vibrant colors on a blackish grey background. It's a fun and understated way to add a bit of flare to any outfit, whether she's headed to the hospital under her scrubs or just out on the town!


Relaxation Gifts For Nurses

  • Safety First, Drink with a Nurse - Wine Tumbler
  • This insulated stainless steel wine tumbler reads "Safety First Drink With A Nurse. It's a hilarious way to help her unwind with a nice relaxing glass of her favorite vintage after a long day dealing with patients. She'll enjoy both the funny quote, and the practical uses for this durable no-spill tumbler.


  • Bright Cellars Wine Subscription
  • If she’s a wine lover, consider the gift of wine to her door each month! Bright Cellars is the best monthly wine club that matches you with wine that you’ll love. Take your taste palate quiz to see your personalized matches, and then they’ll ship 4 unique bottles each month, direct to the door!


  • Lavender and Jasmine Home Spa Kit
  • Help her pamper herself with any of the nine beauty products included in this awesome set. Choose from the bubble bath soap, bath salts or fizzers, add to bath water and let the troubles of your day melt away during a relaxing soak. Perfect for unwinding after a long norsing shift!


  • 7 Piece Yoga Set
  • This beautiful 7 piece Yoga set has everything she will need, whether she's a complete beginner or an experienced Yogi. If she has an interest in Yoga, she's sure to love unwrapping this amazing gift! Nurses need to relax, and this is a great way to help them keep fit and stay in tune with her mind and body.


  • Red Wine & Dark Chocolate Gift Basket
  • Sophisticated and elegant, this exquisite arrangement is guaranteed to please any woman! Inside a faux leather handled basket, she will discover one of three coveted red wines paired with a collection of decadent chocolate treats. Complete with Belgian chocolate truffles, chocolate filled wafers, and chocolate covered caramels, this stunning arrangement will be perfect!


  • Relaxation Gift Set For Nurses
  • Short of having your own secluded mountain pool filled with rejuvenating, naturally scented waters, there's nothing like a botanical spa-day experience at home. This calming bath tea soothes sore muscles and encourages relaxation in the warm waters of your bath. There's probably a better way for a nurse to relax after a long shift out there somewhere, but if so we certainly haven't found it!


  • A Nice Weighted Blanket
  • A cozy weighted blanket is a great way to make the most of those limited hours of sleep between shifts at the Hospital. The filling stays distributed throughout the entire blanket, while making you feel like you’re on a white sand beach. Comes with 2 duvet covers, 1 for cold winter nights and 1 that's breathable for warmer times.


  • A Cooking Class
  • Cooking can be a fun and healthy way to spend your downtime, and a fun group cooking class can be an absolute blast. Learn to make an awesome dish or full course meal, and she’ll have something special to relive every time she can’t decide what to have for dinner!


  • An Audible Gift Membership
  • Audible is an audio book service that beams the latest titles straight to your phone and earbuds. It’s great for either a long commute or a quiet shift, and this gift subscription will let her try it out for a few months or a year with no commitment for either you or her!


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