16 Awesome Nurse Gift Basket Ideas


Nurses go through a lot just to ensure their patients’ comfort and safety while in their care. And if you are looking for ways to show your appreciation, giving them gifts this special season would be a good idea.

If you still don’t know what to give your favorite nurse, here are some awesome nurse gift basket ideas you can totally consider:

Healthy Snacks

healthy gift basket ideas for nurses
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One way to a nurse’s heart is through her healthy-snack-craving stomach. Include cookies and organic crisps in the basket and your nurse friend will surely love everything in it!

If you have extra time, you can also choose to bake a few healthy cookies. This can make your gift more personal and special. In case you don’t feel like baking, you can just buy high-protein and high-energy snacks you can add to your basket. Nuts, string cheese, greek yogurt, and protein bars are excellent choices.

Foot Care Essentials

foot care gift basket ideas for nurses
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Because they are always energetic and are expected to run around in the unit most of the time, nurses need time to pamper their feet. However, since they don’t always have the time to go to the spa, treating their feet with some love and care may not always be possible.

So, why not make sure they get to pamper their feet at home? A few bottles of foot soak and soap will definitely make them very happy. You can add some salts and scrubs and foot blush, too!


candy gift basket ideas for nurses
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Everyone has a sweet tooth and most nurses eat sweets whenever they get the chance to. A basket of goodies will make them feel absolutely special and will keep them going for quite a long time! When getting candies, make sure to add a variety of them. That can surely make any nurse feel excited.

Survival Kit

new nurse survival kit gift basket
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Every nurse needs a survival kit. If this is your idea of a gift basket, make sure to include antibacterial hand sanitizers, a couple of hair ties, and even heel cushions. You can also include a few pairs of socks and a lot of lovely bobby pins!

Exercise Essentials

exercise gift basket idea for nurses
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Help your nurse friend achieve a healthier body by giving her a basket filled with exercise essentials, like a yoga mat and a pair of exercise gloves. You can also include DVDs and magazines to help inspire her to finally start working out if she hasn’t started yet. Don’t forget to add a water bottle. It can keep her hydrated whether she’s in the gym or hospital.

New Nurse Goodies

new nurse gift basket idea
Via Alyssa Johnson

If the person you’re giving the basket to is a new nurse, then this idea would be perfect. Fill the basket with notebooks, a planner, a lanyard, some key chains, and even a few colorful pens.

In photo: A gift basket made by Alyssa Johnson consisting of chocolate, coffee mug with coffee, clipboard, markers, pens, highlighters, crystal light to go drink mixes, earplugs, duct tape, aches and pain soaps and soaks, foot buffer, wrist watch, muscle rub, excedrin migraine, mini toothbrushes to go, mini hand sanitizers, etc! Add a bow or ribbon for further decorating! 😉

Coffee Treats

Coffee gift basket idea for nurses
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Nurses are practically obsessed with coffee and a basket full of coffee goodies will surely brighten up their day.  Include a few flavors of their favorite coffee beans and some coffee-flavored dessert. Yum!


Soap gift basket idea for nurses
Via Christina Morales

Nurses enjoy soaps. Not only will they be thrilled to see how clean their hands would be after handwashing, but also enjoy all kinds of soap smell! You can find different variants of soaps in different colors that will freshen up your gift basket.

Potted Flowers

potted flower gift basket for nurses

Flowers will make anyone’s day very special. For nurses, pots of colorful flowers can ease a day’s stress and fatigue. Be sure to pick colorful flowers and arrange them in really cute pots.

Don’t have time to prepare a gift basket? No problem!

Here are some ready-made nurse gift baskets on Amazon you might want to consider:

Deluxe Vegan Protein Snacks Box

This is an excellent pick for vegan nurses since it has a wide variety of snacks. Inside, there are chips, bars, and squeezes! It even has sweets!

Now, instead of a basket, these vegan snacks are packed in a sturdy box. There’s no need to wrap it because the box looks nice already.

What’s inside it?

  • Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
  • Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack
  • Ka-Pop Popped Chips
  • Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips
  • Nutrawbar Raw Vegan Fruit and Nut Bar
  • The GFB Gluten Free, High Protein Vegan Bars
  • Natures Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars
  • Gomacro Mini- Vegan Protein Bars
  • Lenny & Larry’s the complete cookie
  • Munk Pack Protein Vegan Cookies
  • RBAR Energy Protein Bars Gluten-Free & Vegan, Variety Flavor
  • Primal Strips Meatless Vegan Jerky
  • Wonderful Pistachios, Roasted and Salted
  • Nature’s Bandits Organic Fruit & Veggie Stix
  • Justin’s Peanut Butter, Classic Squeeze Packs
  • Health Warrior Chia Bars

Wisconsin Cheese Company Deluxe Cheese and Crackers Gift Basket

This is an excellent gift basket for the holiday season and other celebrations because the items are ready to serve. Nurses don’t have a lot of free time to prepare snacks so it only makes sense to give them gifts like this. Plus, the cheeses and crackers taste great, too!


What’s inside it?

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Dipping Pretzels
  • Savory Crackers
  • Water Crackers
  • Sweet & Tangy Mustard
  • Mustard for Cheese

Wine Country Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Prime Basket The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift

You really can’t go wrong with this basket. It has a nice collection of gourmet snacks. It’s good enough to serve a group of 5 to 8 people. The items are packed individually so they’re good and ready to be sampled.

What’s inside it? 

  • Sundried tomato and cheese baguettes
  • Lindt milk chocolate truffles
  • Godiva dark chocolate ganache bar
  • Cracked peppercorn crackers
  • Garlic herb dip mix
  • A trio of olive oils
  • Vanilla fudge with sea salt
  • Bacon habanero snacks
  • Olive pesto tapenade
  • Italian sesame cranberry cookies
  • Olives
  • Tiramisu milk chocolate truffles

Starbucks Coffee and Teavana Tea Gift Basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets

This is the best gift you can give to someone who loves coffee. Well, not just coffee. You see, the basket is also loaded with a variety of teas. And the best part? It comes with a 20-ounce stainless steel tumbler!

What’s inside it?

  • Starbucks Ground Coffee Veranda Blend
  • Starbucks Hot Chocolate
  • Starbucks Hot Chocolate Double Chocolate
  • Starbucks Hot Chocolate Marshmallow
  • French Butter Cookies with Sea Salt
  • J&M Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
  • Melville Candy Mini Marshmallow & Milk Chocolate
  • Starbucks Fresh Brew Pike Place Medium Roast
  • Starbucks VIA Latte Caffe Mocha
  • Starbucks VIA Vanilla Latte
  • Teavana Chamomile Blush Herbal Tea
  • Teavana English Breakfast Black Tea
  • Teavana Radiant Green Tea
  • Starbucks Black Double Wall Cup w/lid

Home Spa Gift Baskets For Women – Bath and Body Gift Basket For Women and Men

Nurses don’t always have the time to go out and treat themselves to a spa treatment. Getting them this basket will surely feel like a treat. It has everything they need to pamper themselves and feel refreshed and energized. The products have this relaxing floral scent that’s not too overpowering. The basket looks gorgeous, too!

What’s inside it?

  • Shower Gel
  • Bubble Bath
  • Body Lotion
  • Bath Salt
  • 2pcs Bath Puff
  • Loofah Back Scrubber
  • Reusable Purple Basket

The Bon Appetit Gourmet Food Gift Basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets

This basket is filled with awesome gourmet food items and snacks that are usually enjoyed in Italy. Giving this to your favorite nurse can feel like treating her with a quick trip to the country. It’s hard not to feel excited about the variety it offers.

What’s inside it?

  • Godiva and Lindt milk chocolate truffles
  • Ghirardelli milk chocolate with caramel
  • Cracked peppercorn crackers
  • Smoked Gouda cheese spread
  • Olives
  • Dark chocolate cherry strudels
  • Vanilla fudge with sea salt
  • Chocolate wafer cookies

Golden State Fruit Orchard Delight and Gourmet Gift Basket

Nurses need to strengthen their bodies and immune system and that’s why you should get them these fruit baskets. They are available in two varieties and you can choose depending on the occasion. For the holidays, the Classic Fresh Fruit Basket is highly recommended!

What’s inside it?

Golden State Fruit Orchard Delight Fruit and Gourmet Basket Gift

  • A variety of sweet and juicy fruits
  • Roasted almonds
  • Savory-sweet honey roasted cashews
  • Milk and dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt or Bequet Sea Salt Caramels).
  • A sweet assortment of premium dried fruit

Classic Fresh Fruit Basket Gift

  • Pears
  • Farmstead fresh cheese
  • Salted almonds
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt crackers

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