Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide For Nurses

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holiday shopping guide for nurses 2018

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Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again.

Christmas is a lovely time with all the presents we receive and all the food we get to eat. However, finding the PERFECT gifts for loved ones can be taxing and stressful especially if you have a very long shopping list. There’s immediate family, relatives, colleagues, friends, and sometimes, even patients!

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping (or just want to window-shop), our comprehensive list of holiday gift ideas should be very helpful. We’ve divided our gift suggestions into categories but the quick links below should be helpful.

To quickly go to the category that you want to explore, click on the links below to jump to that portion of our list. If you want to get back to the beginning of the article, just click on “back to top” links available at the end of each category.

Important Note: Always check prices on the actual Amazon site as they are subject to change due to either hike-ups or (happy) lightning discounts. Click on any title to get the Amazon page of the item you are interested in.

Have fun exploring our list!

Our Holiday Shopping Guide For:

TODDLER

1. Skip Hop Zoo Pack Little Kid Backpack, Butterfly


The Skip Hop Zoo Pack Little Kid Backpack is perfect for a bouncy toddler. There are many whimsical designs to choose from and the bag itself is durable.

2. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube


This toy can teach kids more about music. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube produces piano, harp, violin, and flute sounds. It even flashes lights that match the tempo of the instruments!

3. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Chair


The top bestseller in Kids’ outdoor chairs, we love the darling designs on these Melissa & Doug chairs. It’s very sturdy as long as you don’t let your tots stand on it.

4. Little Tikes Go Green! Ride-On Tractor for Kids


Great for developing kids’ gross motor skills, the Little Tikes Go Green! Ride-On Tractor for Kids is designed for indoor and outdoor use. It’s has a curved seat and huge tires for your kid’s safety.

5. LeapFrog My Pal Scout


These Leapfrog Play pals are SUPER popular. We know this because our own kids have them. You can personalize them and babies love them!

6. Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower Toy


Beat child obesity with these pretend play toys. Keep the lawn looking good with Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower Toy.

7. Sesame Street Little Laughs Tickle Me Elmo

This Elmo isn’t just super soft and cuddly. You see, it loves to laugh too! Just press his belly and he’ll give you tons of giggles and laughter.

8. ArtCreativity Bubble Lawn Mower


The ArtCreativity Bubble Lawn Mower offers a fun way to get your kids moving. Designed with gear sounds when pushing, it’ll keep your little ones happily busy. It’s made with durable plastic and it’s very easy to assemble.

9. Little Tikes Little Baby Bum Wheels on The Bus Climber and Slide with Interactive Musical Dashboard


The Little Tikes Little Baby Bum Wheels on The Bus Climber and Slide with Interactive Musical Dashboard promotes imaginative play with its interactive musical dashboard. Its steering wheel plays “Wheel on the Bus” while the horn makes a sound when you honk it. It’s water-resistant so you and your kid can play with it even when you’re outdoors.

10. Little Tikes Rocking Horse Blue


Gift a child with real play with this classic toy rocking horse. Little Tikes Rocking Horse comes in blue and pink.

11. VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera – Pink


Kids will have fun taking photos with this digital camera! VTech Kidizoom DUO Camera – Pink takes still pictures (256MB), video, and it also has a voice recorder. Photos can be edited with cute cartoons or crazy effects.

12. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe 


This interactive desk can transform into an easel and chalkboard. VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe features activity pages that are loaded with engaging content. It also comes with a good amount of storage space to keep your kids’ art supplies.

13. Spin ‘N’ Sprinkle Water Lab


The Spin ‘N’ Sprinkle Water Lab is both fun and educational. With moving googly eyes and propellers, your kids will surely find bath time a lot more enjoyable.

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CHILDREN

1. Disney Pixar Adventure Coloring

The Disney Pixar Adventure Coloring is the perfect gift for any kid who likes to color. With tons of high-quality Disney character, it’s hard not to fall in love with this coloring book!

2. Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit


Stomp away to make this air-powered outdoor Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit toy go as high as 200 feet. No fuel or batteries needed! Parents are calling this FANTASTIC and huge loads of fun. “Top Toy of the Year” according to Creative Child Magazin and winner of iParenting Media’s Hot Toy Award.

3. L.O.L. Surprise! Holiday Present Surprise Dolls


The L.O.L. Surprise! Holiday Present Surprise Dolls set comes with a sparkly doll and a matching elf character. There are also accessories your kids will have fun playing with.

4. Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game


The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game is a great first game board for a child. It teaches matching, sorting, counting, and simple math skills.

5. Minecraft Animal Toy (6-Pack)


For Minecraft lovers! The Minecraft Animal Toy (6-Pack) is recommended for 4 years old and up but watch out for small parts!

6. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World


Introduce young kids to weather, animals, languages, landscapes and more with this National Geographic Book of the World. Apart from interesting activities, there are also tons of facts they’ll be eager to know.

7. Melissa & Doug Abby & Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up Set


The Melissa & Doug Abby & Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up Set is the number 1 bestseller in Magnetic Dress-Up dolls. You get 2 dolls with doll stands and 56 magnetic pieces of clothing for hundreds of dress-up options.

8. LEGO City Fire Truck


You can’t go wrong with Lego! This Lego City fire truck has an extendable ladder with rotating base, retractable hose with water element and an opening hatch with equipment storage box.

9. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope


Make kids’ dream of becoming a scientist come true for Christmas with this awesome gift. The Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope facilitates interactive learning for kids age four and up. It comes with awesome images and multilingual audio.

10. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register


We love this Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register! Large buttons are easy for little hands to press and cash drawer makes a “cha-ching” sound when it opens, just like a real register (We read the reviews and one happy customer even used it as a real cash register for a garage sale. Ha!)

11. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set


Does your kiddo want to become a doctor? Get this Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set complete with stethoscope and pager with realistic sounds!

12. KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set


Worried about the limited space at home? This KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set comes with a curved design so you can easily fit it into your kid’s room. Apart from the impressive design, it also make realistic effects. It actually drops plastic ice cubes from the ice maker. Even the burners light up!

13. LEGO Creator Ocean Explorer Science Toy


More Lego! But this time, it’s an ocean explorer science toy!

14. The Mandalorian Toy – Baby Yoda


If your kid is a fan of Star Wars, he’ll definitely love this gift. After all, how can anyone resist Baby Yoda?

15. Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD

This Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD captures every key development of the movie. Even the soundtrack is done with excellent quality. You can read this to kids at night before bed or even during daytime!

16. Littlest Pet Shop Party Toy Pack


I’ve already bought several sets of these from Amazon this year as they were on my godchildren’s wishlists. Littlest Pet Shop Party Toy Pack don’t seem too different from the other trendy collector toys except that they can be brought to life digitally so kids can play with them online, too. There is an awesome variety in this pack so you really get your money’s worth.

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TWEENS AND TEENS

1. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids


Very affordable! Just $3! This Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids is perfect for kids who love to laugh and crack jokes.

2. Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families


There’s nothing better than spending time with your kids and this game. Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families is different from those games you play every game night since it’s filled with funny innuendos that are age-appropriate. Take note that this one isn’t for humorless parents.

3. Stainless Steel Polished 8.5 inch Heart Charm Bracelet


This adorable heart charm bracelet will make a memorable keepsake for any tween or teen.

4. The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive


The Manual to Manhood is an educational AND hilarious book for boys. It teaches how to grill a steak, tie a tie, wear cologne, change a tire, clear a sink drain, find a stud in a wall and so on. Although labeled for boys, girls will also find a lot to learn from in this fun book.

5. No Stress Chess


No stress chess is a surprising hit with both kids and adults. One side is for the chess newbie and comes with hints and fun guides. The flip side is for standard play.

6. Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden


Get butterflies shipped to your giftee. Watch them grow and let them go!

7. Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids


This Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids is more than just a toy. It’s an open-ended coding platform that allows kids to be more confident with their ideas. It’s perfect for kids who like to work solo or as part of a group.

8. ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Brain Game and STEM Toy


Designed to develop logical reasoning and planning skills, the ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Brain Game and STEM Toy is highly recommended for kids 8 and up. It comes with 60 challenges of different difficulty levels.

9. Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger


Gadgets are a great giveaway these holidays and you can’t go wrong with this Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger.

10. Exploding Kittens: Original Edition


Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. Yep. That’s exactly what the blurb says. Other than that, the reviews are positively raving for this quirky game. 

11. Monopoly Classic Game


This list wouldn’t be complete without this Monopoly classic game. Plan the best strategies to buy, trade, and avoid going bankrupt with your kids.

12. Microsoft Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Card


If your tween or teen is a gamer, then this Microsoft Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Card will be a sure winner! They’ll be able to buy the downloadable game of their heart’s desire with this gift card.

13. Razor A5 Lux Scooter


Get your teen off the computer and get them outdoors for some exercise with this highly recommended Razor A5 Lux Scooter. Just don’t be surprised if Dad wants one too!

14. Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between


Consider this Life Skills for Teens book a handy guide for your teens. It teaches the basics of being an adult, like cooking, cleaning and budgeting. It’s a huge help for teen who want to learn and conquer everyday problems with basic life skills.

15. Easy Bake Ultimate Oven


The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven set includes an oven, pan tool, and baking pan. It also comes with a chocolate brownie mix and vanilla frosting mix. It has everything your kid needs to start her way to becoming a baker!

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TWENTYSOMETHINGS AND UP

1. 7Inches x5Inches Vintage Retro Leather Cover Notebook Journal Blank String Nautical


The Leather Writing Journal Notebook is a very affordable yet chic gift. The pages are tan white and are great for sketches and notes.

2. Balance (Angie’s Extreme Stress Menders Volume 1)


It’s no secret that we love adult coloring books. If you know somebody who needs some respite from stress, gift this Balance book!

3. Anker PowerCore 5000


With today’s gadgets, who doesn’t need this super cute, handy, and high-quality Anker power bank?

4. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book


The Enchanted Forest coloring book is one of our favorites. It’s got a story and a surprise at the end!

5. Xbox Series S


Who wouldn’t like to receive an Xbox as a gift? Any person, regardless of age, would be delighted to receive one. From playing games to streaming videos, the Xbox Series S device won’t fail to entertain.

6.  Hydro Flask Water Bottle


Stay hydrated even when you’re not at home. With TempShield Technology, Hydro Flask Water Bottle can keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks piping hot. There’s no flavor transfer!

7. Cards Against Humanity


The number 1 bestseller in Toys and Games. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. Deceptively simple but HUGE fun. Cards Against Humanity is highly recommended!

8. Starbucks Gift Card


For the Starbucks and coffee addict. Nuff said.

9. Sterling Silver “I Love You To The Moon and Back” Pendant Necklace


This is a sterling silver necklace featuring two-piece moon pendant engraved with loving message of “I love you…to the moon & back”. Very beautiful and sentimental.

10. Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Board Game


There’s a Monopoly Game for everything including this Game of Thrones collection. Check out their other titles too!

11. Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker


Compared with traditional brewing, the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker promises to produce 4 servings of cold brew that’s less acidic. It comes with an airtight lid and non-slip silicone handle for easy handling while traveling.

12. Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals)


It’s not good to harbor grudges and think badly of other people. Don’t waste your energy and focus on creating a happy life. This Let That Sh*t Go Journal can help you with that.

13. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case


AirPods promises rich and high-quality sound. And based on the demand for this product, it’s pretty obvious that they don’t disappoint.

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FOR THE WIFE

1. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom


The Whole30 book provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook to the Whole360 program. Gift your beloved spouse with a lifestyle transformation.

2. NY Threads Womens Fleece Bathrobe


This NY Threads Womens Fleece Bathrobe is made with soft flannel fleece, giving that luxurious and warm feel. It’s designed with two front pockets to hold your phone or keys and a shawl collar for that stylish look.

3. PAVOI 14K Gold Colored Lightweight Chunky Open Hoops


According to reviews, the actual earrings are true to size and color. The PAVOI 14K Gold Colored Lightweight Chunky Open Hoops are beautiful earrings which should match any outfit.

4. Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch


The Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch is very comfortable to wear. The screen has great display and offers an ample amount of brightness.

5. Kneipp 6 Piece Herbal Bath Oil Set


If the wife likes to travel, she’ll love this Kneipp 6 Piece Herbal Bath Oil Set since it comes with 6 travel sizes of herbal bath oils. Whether she’s looking for something to help her sleep better or get moisturized skin, there’s an essential oil for her in this set.

6. iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum


This iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum features a 3-stage cleaning system to lift and grab dirt from hard floors and carpets. It can run for up to 90 minutes before automatically charging itself.

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FOR THE HUSBAND

1. Best Husband in Galaxy Husband T-Shirt


This Best Husband in Galaxy shirt is cool- no doubt about that! It’s lightweight and designed nicely. Any husband would be proud to be spotted wearing it.

2. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD


The Victorinox Swiss Army knife is a must these days! Who knows when a zombie attack will happen?

3. All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug


Despite its compact and sleek design, this speaker delivers crisp sound. All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug is great for streaming songs, connecting with others, and controlling your home.

4. Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness


Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness is an awesome piece of techwear for tracking steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. You can also monitor how long and well you sleep.

5. The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails


Is your husband looking for a new hobby? The Ultimate Bar Book can help him get started in making over a thousand cocktails.

6. Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones


The Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones offer more than 15 hours of listening time. It has this sweat and water resistant design that lets you workout or run without worrying about damaging your earphones.

7. Byron Statics Vinyl Record Player


The Byron Statics Vinyl Record Player is the perfect gift for men who’re just starting out with records. It’s light, stylish, and simple to set up and operate.

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FOR THE OLD FOLKS

1. 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement: An Irreverent, Outrageous & Funny Guide to Life After Work


This 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement book is full of funny, creative, and inventive ways to enjoy retirement. Great reviews all around for this quirky book!

2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life


This Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life book shares the secret to living a long and happy life. It’s nice to read it while enjoying cup or two of your favorite tea or coffee.

3. Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box


Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree figurine from her art studio on Kansas City, Missouri. We love the inside which says: “Love that transcends the years”.

4. Skylight Frame: 10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame


This Skylight Frame: 10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame is easy to set up, making it great for older people. It has a 10-inch display with excellent resolution.

5. Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting


Want to entice your parents or your grandparents to travel? Give them a broad hint with this Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting.

6. AcuRite 01512 Wireless Home Station for Indoor and Outdoor with 5-in-1 Weather Sensor


Offering real-time home weather updates, this AcuRite 01512 Wireless Home Station for Indoor and Outdoor with 5-in-1 Weather Sensor can help keep older people prepare for bad weather. It can also monitore the temperature and humidity at home.

7. Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control


A remote control doesn’t seem too exciting a gift but for old folks who struggle with a gazillion remotes, this Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control is a very practical and functional gift. This is the number 1 bestseller in Universal Remotes.

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FOR FELLOW NURSES

We’ve got a great collection of ideas for gifts for fellow nurses at work. Check out all the articles we’ve written in the past for our cool lists.

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We hope our Holiday Shopping Guide For Nurses is useful and helpful!

Don’t forget. Apart from buying gifts from the store, we can also give creative and handmade gifts like letters or DIY crafts or cards. Alternatively, you can also donate to your favorite charity in the name of your giftee. See more ideas on our FB page.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, NURSES!

 

 

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