25 Cutest Gifts for Nurses You’ll Also Want

gifts for nurses

Nurses definitely deserve an award once in a while. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your colleague or yourself, you’d want to pick something that’s nice and unique. After all, nurses possess the exact same traits.

So, to help you pick the right one, here are some really cool gift for nurses you should totally include in your list.

1. Yellow Duck Retractable Badge Holder with Bulldog Clip

Let’s start off our list with an icon straight out of Sesame Street – Ernie’s rubber ducky! Isn’t he just so yellow and bright and heartwarming?

If you work in pediatrics or work with old folks, this is a great addition to your nurse uniform. Deb M says, “This badge is so cute, I work as a nurse with pediatric patients and this badge brings a smile out the most sickest of children.”

This badge holder comes with a built-in metal alligator and a retractable cord.

rubber duck badge holder

2. Nursing Quote Cup

“Nursing is a work of heart, always caring for people right from the very start.”

This nursing cup has a beautiful quote and a whimsical design. Able to carry 17 ounces of liquids, it’s a great mug for that much-needed shot of caffeine in the morning.

It is dishwasher and microwave safe.

nursing quote cup

3. Heartbeat Nurse Socks

These socks with their heartbeat design are perfect for nurses. There aren’t too many nurse-themed gifts out there so you’ll want to grab these immediately.

These heartbeat socks are made of 80% cotton, 15% nylon, and 5% spandex. They are designed for women but can fit a male giftee as long as your male nurse friend doesn’t have KingKong feet.

heartbeat nurse socks

Also Read: 9 Best Compression Stockings for Nurses

4. Cute Nursing Bear

Teddy bears as a rule are cute and irresistible. However, this particular bear is super special! She’s wearing a full scrubs uniform in pink and even sports a stethoscope and an ID badge around her neck.

The fun doesn’t stop there either. This bear sings “I’ll Be There” when you press her paw. Her mouth opens and her body sways in time to the music. This singing bear is sure to cheer up a sick patient or a tired nurse.

This bear nurse is 19 inches and comes with 3 AA batteries.

Nurse bear

5. Nurse Tote Bag

Need a cute nurse bag? This Stick Nurse Tote Bag totally fits the bill.

The straps are long for easy carrying. It’s a bit on the small side but will fit a folder and other nurse paraphernalia. It is waterproof and the cute nurse drawing is a clincher.

nurse tote bag

6. Hello Kitty Bandages

It’s our favorite cute cat. Oh wait, she’s not a cat.

Are you a Hello Kitty fan? If you are, then you should get these fun band-aids. They come with cute Hello Kitty prints and designs.

Full Disclosure: Some reviews mention that these band-aids don’t have the strongest adhesive so they are usually paired with regular band-aids and then the Hello Kitty ones are placed on top for the cuteness factor.

hello kitty bandages

7. Nurse Heart Stained Glass Suncatcher

If you want a gift that’s beautiful and meaningful at the same time, get this nursing glass suncatcher. It’s a beautiful piece of work featuring real pressed flowers from China. It looks really pretty that anyone who sees it will surely stop to admire it.

8. Nurse Pink Crystal Heart Silver Chain

Looking for a stylish nurse accessory? You may want to consider this fashion-forward accessory.

This exquisite heart charm bracelet is adorned with brilliant pink crystals. The word “nurse” displayed prominently across the heart makes it one of the best gifts for nurses you can find.

nurse bracelet

9. Caduceus Registered Nurse RN Pink Decal Window Pink Sticker

Do you feel that your car looks a little too bland or generic? This bright pink nurse decal might just be what you’re looking for.

It’s super cool (because it announces to the word you’re an RN – one of the noblest professions in the planet) and it’s super cute because it’s pink!

decal sticker

10. Nurse RN Charm Necklace

Do you or your friend like charms? If yes, then check out this cute charm necklace. This necklace sports a Registered Nurse pendant and an equally cute silver stethoscope charm.

It comes with an 18-inch silver plated chain.

nurse necklace

Also Read: 10 Gorgeous Nursing Pins for Graduation

11. Nurse Practitioner Heart Throw Pillow

Here’s something for the home. This pretty nursing pillow will look great in your bedroom, living room, or even your car. It’s a great conversation piece too.

This nurse pillow is made of 100% brushed twill and canvass and ships with a pillow insert.

throw pillow

12. Sock It To Me Women’s Funky: Nurse

If knee socks are more your style, then these knee socks are perfect with their cute, nurse-themed patterns. They’re soft and comfortable for wearing to bed or even for work. Unsurprisingly, these nurse socks are one of the more popular gifts for nurses in the market.

Full Disclosure: They fit women of sizes approximately 5 to 10 so if you’re looking for a gift for a male friend with big feet, these won’t be for you.

compression socks for nurses

13. Plaster Sticky Notes

Don’t they look just like actual band-aids? These are actually notepads of varying sizes designed to look like band-aids. So if you want something fun and unique to take down important notes or reminders in then be sure to pick these up!

sticky notes

14. Super Hero in Scrubs Nurse Printable Sign

This is a cute printable sign you can use to decorate your wall or your notebooks. If your nurse friend loves Superman, this is a meaningful choice.

Upon purchase, this particular product will be delivered to you as a high-resolution JPEG printable file.  It can be printed at home or at any print shop, office supply store, or photo retailer



nurse posters
Via etsy.com

15. Smile Pocket Nurse Watch

Looking for a nursing gift that’s both adorable and functional?

This cute pocket watch is made of high-quality stainless steel and is also very scratch resistant. This is the perfect gift for nurses who have to keep track of time. It also has the double purpose of giving your patients a super cute smile every time to cheer them up. This is sure to be a conversation piece.

16. Nurse Shirt

This unisex, cotton t-shirt is a great gift for nurses, especially the quote “NURSE because BADASS LIFESAVER was not an actual job title”.

It is available in most sizes and also comes in many different colors from black to red to blue and even to green.

nurse shirt

17. Kawaii Nurse Ballpoint Pen

If you’re giving gifts to big groups and are on a tight budget, you’ll want to have a look at these lovely nurse-themed ballpens. Just look at them. They’re adorable!

They come in six pieces with a different design for each pen. We hear they’re very sturdy too though they’re slightly heavier than normal pens.

The best thing is, if somebody takes your pen, you’ll be able to spot these nursing pens a mile away!

nurse ballpoint pen

 18. Registered Nurse Mickey Figurine

Mickey Mouse gets a makeover! See Mickey Mouse sporting a doctor’s coat and a stethoscope. This is an absolutely cute gift for nurses, doctors, or even little patients who adore Minni Mouse.

19. Betty Boop Nurse Insulated Travel Mug

If your nurse friend drinks coffee and has a sense of humor, you’ll want this Betty Boop Nurse Insulated Travel Mug. In this gift item, Betty Boop gets a sexy nurse makeover. The words “Trust Me… I’m a Nurse” are sure to win a smile.

This travel mug can keep drinks hot or cold.

travel mug

20. Vitamin Pen with Cute Emotion

These vitamin-themed pens are really cute as well. What’s great about them is that they are compact and retractable! If your pocket is too small to put a pen inside, simply revert the vitamin pen back to its capsule form.

You can choose to buy either just 1 pen or a whole pack 10 pens. Who can say no to those faces?

vitamin pen

21. Prescription Coffee Mug

It’s Emergency Prescription Coffee! Just what every nurse needs. This is one of the best gifts for nurses on our list, particularly those who can’t function without caffeine. Your coffee mug will also surely become a conversation piece at work.  Hilarious puns and phrases on both the mug and the coffee label such as: “Drink one cup by mouth, repeat until awake and alert” will keep you amused.

Also Read: 21 Awesome Gift Ideas Nursing Students Will Adore

22. Iphone Case

If you’re looking a little extra protection on your iPhone or just want to change designs then this cute, light blue stethoscope heart design case is a great choice.

The case itself is rubber and is fitted for iPhone 6 (4.7″).

iphone case

23. Relax My Daddy’s a Nurse

This gift item is a bit more specific. This baby clothing is for the male nurse’s little angel. If you have a male nurse friend who just became a new dad, then this Unisex baby bodysuit is simply perfect!

This baby suit is super soft 100% interlock cotton, has 3 snap closures for quick diaper changes, and comes in different sizes.

baby bodysuit

Also Read: Nursing Gifts: 7 Coolest Ideas For Any Occassion

24. Pedia Pals Tiger Plush Stethoscope Cover

If you’re in pedia care (or simply love all things cute), then this stethoscope cover is definitely for you. It comes in tiger, dinosaur, and dalmatian.

It’s machine-washable, child-friendly, and most importantly, super adorable!

stethoscope cover

25. Personalized Stethoscope Tag

This is just what every nurse needs – a cute personalized tag.

This personalized stethoscope tag is covered with mylar making it easy to clean and maintain. It’s also easy to attach on the stethoscope itself.

stethoscope tag

Did you like any of the 25 cutest gifts for nurses we featured? Which one did you like best? Did we miss other cute gifts we should be featuring? If yes, do reach out to us in Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!

Good luck on finding that perfect and special gift for your friend!