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8 Best Gifts for Nurses and Healthcare Providers


Nurses go above and beyond for their patients every day, so why not give them a gift to say thanks? Whether you’re shopping for a colleague, family member, or the person who nursed you back to health, there are lots of ways to show your appreciation. Giving them flowers or homemade baked goods is a nice gesture, but you can also get them something that makes their life a little bit easier.

We compiled a list of the best gifts for nurses to help you narrow your search. Get them something that will have a meaningful impact on their daily routine.


Every nurse needs a reliable pen. They use them to chart patients, write notes, and share information with colleagues. But they always seem to go missing! A nurse can never have enough pens as they are bound to disappear over time. A quality pen can make all the difference in their life. It should come with a sturdy clip and last for months at a time without running out of ink. Try these retractable stainless steel pens with refillable cartridges.

If you think they would enjoy something a little more humorous, get them a syringe pen instead. It works just like a normal pen. No intravenous drugs required.

Foot Massager

Nothing will help the nurse in your life unwind like a foot massage at the end of a long day. They don’t have to schedule an appointment at a local salon. Just plug it in and feel the instant relief. This Nekteck Foot Massager comes with heated pads that gently knead the muscles in the foot. They can sit down on the couch or at the table while this handy device does all the hard work.


Most nurses are no strangers to caffeine. In most cases, it is the only way to get through a 12-hour shift. Coffee is healthier than energy drinks and is often easy to brew at work. Get them a bag of high-quality whole beans or grounds to brighten their day.

A lot of nurses drink whatever coffee happens to be in the break room, but it’s just not the same as a finely brewed cup of joe. They may not have time to hit the local café, so send them a bag of Stumptown Coffee instead. It comes with notes of caramel, citrus, and hazelnut.


While we’re on the subject of beverages, help them enjoy their new coffee with this hilarious stainless steel thermos. It’s equal parts wine tumbler and coffee holder for the ultimate work gag. It will keep their beverage warm or cold for hours on end. When they’re not using it to stay caffeinated at work, they can fill it with wine for a romantic picnic after work.


They will also need a quick snack to get them through a long shift. A homemade lunch might not be enough to hold them over for 12 hours. The only alternative is usually to hit the vending machine, which isn’t exactly the healthiest option. Stock up on PopCorners with this 20-count variety pack, featuring a range of delectable flavors. Light and crispy, they are the perfect snack for busy professionals on the go. Each pack is made with natural ingredients like sea salt, cane sugar, and sunflower oil for a sweet and salty combination that will rock their world. They can pop a bag when they have a few minutes instead of walking to and from the vending machine.


Candy goes a long way in a hospital. It can be a quick treat for nurses and their colleagues throughout the day or an easy way to cheer up a sick patient. In any case, it always helps to have a stockpile of candy nearby in case of emergency. A little sugar can help ease the tension or elevate a person’s mood when they’re having a bad day. Buy them a large variety pack of all the best candy to restock their supply. It doesn’t come with nuts and other possible allergens. Just go old fashioned fun.

Thank You Cards

When in doubt, a handsome thank you card will always do. Elegant and thoughtful, these thank you cards are sure to put a smile on their face. They feature elegant watercolor floral designs with gold accents printed on high-quality card stock. You can use them to thank all the special people in your life, not just nurses and providers. They also come with peel-and-seal envelopes to help you conserve saliva.

Do you have other gift ideas for nurses? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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