10 Best Christmas Gifts for Nurses in 2024

The ho-ho-holidays are nearing, and what better time of year to celebrate the nurses in your life than by wrapping them gorgeous, thoughtful gifts to put under their Christmas tree?

Nurses need special recognition whenever possible. These big-hearted caregivers work tirelessly day-in, day-out, giving their best energy to others. So don’t be surprised when you see a theme in our Christmas gift ideas for nurses—#treatyoself! Whether gifting them ways to relax after long days on their feet or items that can improve their work life (like more comfortable shoes!), these gifts give a little self-care back to those who need it most.

Read on to find the best Christmas gifts for nurses.

Top Christmas gifts for nurses this year

1. Stethoscope necklace

stethoscope necklace best christmas gifts for nurses

This beautiful stethoscope necklace is a wonderful, dainty gift for medical professionals—and it can fit in a Christmas stocking! The pendant is 0.96 inches in length while the silver chain is 18-inches long. Gift this to those who are helping the world to heal and feel better. Bonus: It comes in an equally beautiful gift box!

2. Dansko clogs

dansko clogs for nurses

Help the nurse in your life #levelup their footwear by gifting them the best shoes for nurses—Danskos! Buy them a (hugely) comfortable pair of Dansko professional clogs, made of 100% genuine leather. This fantastic pair of clogs will keep their feet feeling comfortable ALL. DAY. LONG. The inside of this clog has a roomy reinforced toe box that provides support and stability to your loved one’s feet.

These shoes are one of our favorite Christmas gift ideas for nurses because many nurses won’t shell out their own $$ for these shoes, but will be forever grateful if someone else will on their behalf. 😉

3. Vintage medical posters 

vintage medical posters christmas gift ideas for nurses

Is the nurse in your life a big-time nerd who has a penchant for well-decorated spaces? Then you’ll love gifting them these unique medical posters, vintage representations of early science. These cool prints depict various innovations in the medical field and are handcrafted by an award-winning North Carolina artist. These prints have pictures of ambulance, skeleton, thermometer, blood pressure cuff set, and a stethoscope.

4. Rosie the Riveter top 

rosie the riveter top for nurses

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for all those fearless female medical practitioners who devote endless hours to help and save people, look no more. This classic t-shirt features our favorite feminist, Rosie the Riveter, and is lightweight. Whether her new go-to PJ top or next “night out” look, your nurse will be positively gleeful when she opens this Christmas gift!

This simple, but fun shirt is perfect if you’re searching for inexpensive Christmas gifts for nurses. It’s less than $20!

5. A new, stylish lunch box

best lunch box for nurses

Packing your lunch can feel like a drag, but this adorable, classic lunch bag from DTBGLokass will at least make them smile as they dive into their leftovers! Its double deck capacity means you can keep items both hot and cold. It might be a little big for every day use, but if your nurse-friend is anything like us, we never complaina about having extra snacks on hand to get through the day!

This pack comes in a variety of patterns—pick the one that best fits the recipient.

6. A high-quality travel coffee mug, like a HydroFlask 

hydroflask travel coffee mug for nurses

We haven’t met many nurses that aren’t coffee drinkers, so this is your chance to be their caffeine-hero during their next overnight shift. We’re big fans of HydroFlasks for their durability, double-walled thermal capacity, and ability to keep drinks hot OR cold for up to 24 hours! This travel coffee flask is phthalate- and BPA-free. An upgraded travel coffee mug has to be one of the hottest Christmas gift ideas for nurses this year!

Your nurse won’t need to worry about spills because the cap is tight enough to make it leak-proof.

6. Skin care kit

skincare kit for nurses

Every nurse dreams of having of glowing skin, but their work life is often at odds with these goals. Constantly putting on, then taking off PPE can mess with their skin chemistry, and their hands take a beating from the many washes and anti-bacterial soaps. Alas, why not gift your nurse a skincare kit this Christmas? Toulon’s skin care kit will help your loved one cleanse their skin gently, moisturize deeply, and hydrate fully.

Give your nurse the gift of radiance!

7. A better coffee maker

best coffee maker for nurses

Of all of the automatic coffee makers on the market, the Bonavita Connoisseur stands tall above the rest. It will start brewing at the push of a button, and the pre-infusion mode mimics the artisan pour-over brewing method. It can brew up to eight cups of coffee at a time in under six minutes!

At ~$150, this coffee maker isn’t winning any contests on inexpensive Christmas gifts for nurses, but we’d put our money on the assumption that they would get a LOT of use out of it.

If the nurse in your life appreciates the art of coffee and the ritual of slowing down for an ultra-tasty brew, gift them a Chemex Coffeemaker. It’s design makes people happy and your nurse will love the chance to slow down in their day.

8. Christmas ornaments for nurses

christmas ornament for nurses

Tis the season to gift Christmas ornaments for nurses! These small decorations are the perfect way to appreciate a nurse that you truly feel proud of. Browse Amazon to find the right fit for the nurse in your life.

This Xmas ornament included above is suitable for nurses, nurse assistants, nursing students, retired nurses, and everyone in the nursing industry—you name it!

9. Holiday badge holder

christmas nurse badges

If you’re looking for simple or cheap Christmas gifts for nurses, consider purchasing this small 3-pack of festive holidaywear for them.

Let them carry their badge in a creative, seasonal way, spreading cheer from room to room! Nurses work day and night to help others, and they hardly get time to be with their loved ones. This Christmas, let them know that you are there for them, even if they are away. What’s more, these badge holders are made of top-quality ABS material and boast sturdy alligator clips.

10. A gorgeous decanter

crystal decanter for nurses

Long days call for stiff drinks. That’s why we KNOW the nurse in your life would love to open this gorgeous, crystal decanter Christmas morning. It can be filled up with their spirit of choice, and give them something to look forward to on days where they just can’t catch a break.

Whether entertaining others or pouring a drink for themselves, this Kate Spade decanter will continue to delight for years to come.

Find the best Christmas gift for a nurse!

Show the closest nurses in your life that you care this holiday season by gifting them thoughtful, useful items to help them unwind after a long day or enjoy their work even more. You can easily shop for and find Christmas gifts for nurses online thanks to this list.

What other nurse Christmas gifts ideas did we miss? Add your favorite Christmas gift ideas for nurses in the comments! 👩‍⚕️🏥👨‍⚕️