Gift Ideas for Nurses and Clinicians this Holiday Season

Last Updated on October 4, 2023

Senior male patient giving gift to nurse

It’s the season of gift-giving, and the perfect time to thank and recognize essential workers for all that they do. If you haven’t yet gotten a gift for the nurses and clinicians in your life, we’ve got you covered. Once again, we’ve gathered the expertise from some online resources as well as our own healthcare friends to put together this list of holiday gift ideas for nurses and clinicians.

These gift ideas recognize their long hours and tired feet and let them know that they are valued for what they do every day. Whether you’re buying for a new nurse, nurse veteran, or clinician, we have gift ideas for the healthcare workers in your life.

7 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Clinicians

Meal Delivery Subscription Service

Having time to cook and prepare a meal after working long hours and exhausting shifts can be a challenge for healthcare workers. Meal subscription services like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Home Chef take the guesswork out of meal planning and prepping for healthcare workers, and provide meals made with fresh ingredients that are sent to their homes. They’re also able to pause their subscriptions so they can plan delivery around their schedules. HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Home Chef offer discounts for healthcare workers and also have gift cards available for purchase.

Insulated Water Bottles

Staying hydrated throughout the day is important, especially for healthcare workers who are on their feet throughout their shifts. Insulated water bottles from brands such as HydroFlask and Yeti keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.

Weighted Blanket

Working in healthcare can be stressful, especially as of late, with many nurses and clinicians working extra shifts. To help the nurse or clinician in your life to de-stress and get a good night’s sleep, a weighted blanket can be a great gift. Weighted blankets, like the BlanQuil, can reduce cortisol and increase serotonin and melatonin, leading to a great night’s sleep. BlanQuil is also offering an exclusive discount to essential workers.

Nice Sheets

On the topic of a good night’s sleep, a nice set of bed sheets are also a great gift for the nurse or clinician in your life. Coming home to a plush and soft bed after a long day’s work can lead to a comfortable night’s rest. There are many different kinds of sheets to choose from, but Good Housekeeping has named the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set as their best overall sheets due to their durability and longevity after multiple washes, and their soft and smooth feel.

Lunch Box

With busy schedules, nurses and clinicians don’t have a lot of time for a lunch break, so having a nice, functional lunch box will go a long way in keeping their meals fresh. Nurse Money Talk offers an informative guide and breakdown on some of the top lunch boxes for nurses and clinicians, like the Srise Lunch Bag or the Baloray Lunch Bag.


Healthcare workers are very busy both in and outside of work, so staying organized is key. From shift changes to patient check-ins, trainings, and meetings, these helpful (and eye-catching) planners can help them plan out their day, week, and month and help to keep them organized, reduce stress, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Check out this Student Nurse Planner from RekMed.

Pens and Pencils

Nurses and clinicians are writing and charting all day long, so a reliable pen is a must-have. Gifting pens are a simple and practical gift that any and all types of healthcare workers can use and appreciate, from nursing students to RNs. From fun colored pens like the Paper Mate Gel Pens to the tried and true Pilot G2 ballpoint in black ink, these make great gifts for nurses and clinicians.

Looking for more gift ideas? Take a look at our gift guide from last year. We compiled a list of some great last-minute gift ideas for nurses and healthcare workers in your life.

Thank You & Happy Holidays from CareerStaff

Nurses and clinicians in the CareerStaff network – and healthcare workers around the world – have supported and cared for communities in inspiring and incredible ways. Thank you and all the many healthcare heroes for your dedication, inspiration, and hard work.

If you’re a nurse, clinician, or other healthcare professional who’s seeking a new job in the new year — or you know someone else who is — you can check out our full list of job opportunities here. You can also submit a quick application here.

Happy shopping, and Happy Holidays!