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.

See Also: 7 Super Snacks for Night Shift Nurses

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
Via Vicki Collins

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.

See Also: 10 Best Exercise Routines to Make You A  Better Nurse

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! 😉

See Also: 21 Awesome Gift Ideas Nursing Students Will Adore

Coffee Treats

Coffee gift basket idea for nurses
Found on javamedic.com

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 in Amazon you might want to consider:

Gift Basket Village World’s Greatest Nurse Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village World's Greatest Nurse Gift Basket

Perfect for nurses who like sweet treats, this gift basket can make any nurse feel extra special. Loaded with tasty chocolates, it also has a nurse plaque to recognize her hard work and make her feel extra motivated to do better. Plus, it even has coffee!

What’s inside it?

  • A decorative nurse plaque for their desk
  • A jar of chocolaty cherry cheesecake fondue
  • Savory snack mix
  • Chocolate dipped truffle cookies
  • Creamy chocolate
  • Wafer cookies
  • Mudpuppies (chocolaty cookies)
  • Assorted fruit flavored Bon Bons
  • Hazelnut coffee
  • Fine European hot chocolate
  • Two jute pouches filled with chocolate covered espresso beans

Gift Basket Village Prescription for A Happy Nurse Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village Prescription for A Happy Nurse Gift Basket

This gift basket is a feel-good treat for nurses. It doesn’t just contain sweet treats and chocolates but it also has a journal/pen set which is great for setting goals and letting out stress and frustrations. Surely, this basket can make any nurse happy.

What’s inside it?

  • A Hardcover Nurse Journal/ Pen Set
  • Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
  • English Toffee Caramel
  • Chocolate Cherries
  • Mint Chip Maltballs
  • Chocolate Nut Medley
  • Toasted Almond Cookie Straws
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Mudpuppies Chocolate Cookies
  • Sweet Chips (Chips layered in caramel and pecans, then coated in chocolate)
  • Pecan Caramel Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn

Gift Basket Village Nurses Are Angels Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village Nurses Are Angels Gift Basket

This gift basket contains treats that’ll make nurses feel that they deserve all the credit they receive for caring for their patients and the roles they fulfill in the hospital. It comes in a wooden trunk which can last for quite a while.

What’s inside it? 

  • Roasted Garlic and Herb Crackers
  • Tomato Basil Cheese
  • Beef Summer Sausage
  • Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
  • Popcorn mixed with Almonds and creamy White Fudge
  • Gourmet Coffee in a “Nurses are Earth’s Angels” themed pouch

Standing Ovation Gourmet Food Basket

Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Standing Ovation Gourmet Summer Food Basket

This is probably the most generous gift basket you can give to your nurses. With snacks arranged in an elegant manner, it will surely make them feel delighted and appreciated for the hard work that they do.

What’s inside it?

  • Cheese Spread
  • Savory Beef Sausage
  • Three Pepper Water Crackers
  • Almond Roca Candy
  • Chocolate Dipped Crunch Truffle Cookies
  • Onion Garlic Dill Seasoned Pretzels
  • Olive Oil Cucina Chips
  • Foccacia Italian Crisps
  • Sea Salted Cashew Nuts
  • Butter Toffee Glazed Pretzels
  • Tavalore Snack Mix
  • Dark Chocolate Cappuccino Mix
  • Italian Amoretti Cookies
  • Claey’s Fudge Candy
  • English Almond Toffee
  • Embossed Gift Tin

Thank You Gift Basket For Nurses

thank you gift basket for nurses

If you don’t feel like showing your appreciation with just a regular “thank you”, then this basket is the best choice for you. It’s full of products made from 100% natural ingredients to pamper nurses.

What’s inside it?

  • Ancient Minerals Bath Salts
  • Organic Sugar Scrub
  • Rhassoul Clay Face Mask
  • Organic Vanilla Bean Body Butter
  • 11in Multi-Purpose Lined Woven Basket
  • Organic Rose Water Facial Toner
  • Organic Herbal Tea Bags
  • Organic Cotton Washcloth
  • One Custom Card and Envelope

Coffee Caddy Gourmet Food Gift Basket

coffee caddy gourmet food gift basket

This gift basket comes in a caddy which is great for keeping things organized and neat. It can hold pens and paper notes together so nurses in the units won’t have to scramble for them when needed.

What’s inside it?

  • Gavina French Roast Coffee
  • Gavina Hazelnut Coffee
  • Café Latte Mix
  • Gavina Vanilla Coffee
  • Gavina Gourmet Blend Coffee
  • Café Latte Mix
  • Bali’s Best Espresso Candy
  • Torani Chocolate Biscotti
  • Dark Chocolate Cappuccino Mix
  • Butter Shortbread Cookies
  • Kettle Fresh Fudge
  • Chocolate Raspberry Cake
  • Black Caddy Gift Tote

Vegan Snacks Healthy Gift Box Premium Care Package

vegan snack healthy premium package box

For nurses trying to be extra healthy, this bag of vegan goodies can give them reasons to feel more excited about their journey. It has popcorns and snacks which are perfect for movie nights or just chatting with friends and co-workers at the nurses’ station.

What’s inside it?

  • Terra Original
  • Terra Blues
  • Deep River Mesquite BBQ Kettle
  • Deep River Maui Onion
  • Deep River Original Kettle
  • Deep River Jalapeno Kettle
  • Deep River Rosemary & Olive
  • Popcorn Indiana Kettle Corn Popcorn
  • Stacy Simply Naked
  • Better Chips Spinach and Kale with Sea Salt
  • Better Chips Beets and Sea Salt
  • Dried Snacks Tropical Blend
  • Dried Snacks Organic Apple
  • Dried Snack Sweet Corn

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