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Gift Ideas for Healthcare Professionals

We've put together the perfect holiday wish list for you and all the other healthcare professionals on your list this year!

Whether you’re exchanging gifts with your colleagues or just looking for the perfect present for a healthcare professional in your life, we’ve got you covered with unique ideas suited for every discipline and budget. It's hard to find gifts specific to a travel nurse, school speech-language pathologist, or a home health physical therapist. We’ve compiled a list to help you out with everyone on your list!

Secret Santa Gifts

Festive badge reel: From snowman to reindeer, there are plenty of options to switch out your regular ID badge holder for a fun themed one this holiday season. Check out these cute options and plenty more handmade ones on Etsy. ($) 

“Littlethanks” cards: These cards were created by an RN for her fellow nurses. Give your coworkers these sweet thank yous that fit perfectly in your scrubs pocket when someone covers your shift or just goes the extra mile! ($) 

Holiday compression socks: When you’re on the move all day, you need to keep the blood flowing and compression socks are the perfect work companion to ease tired feet! Not to mention, a cute holiday print will brighten up any scrub and clog combo. Check out our travel nurse, Patti, in her SHC holiday pair! ($)

Practical Gifts

Stethoscope: Whether you’re shopping for a student, new grad, or seasoned pro, sometimes the best gifts are the ones you know they’ll use. A Littman stethoscope is bound to be the perfect gift for many healthcare professionals like nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists. ($$$) 

Comfortable work shoes: Many healthcare professionals swear by clogs and athletic shoes at work. Being on your feet for long periods of time means you need the best footwear to keep you going on a long shift! Try the popular brand Dansko for your holiday gifting this year. ($$$)

Traveler Gifts

Scratch travel map: Travel nurses and therapists would love a way to keep track of their adventures on assignment. Proudly display your travels at your next destination with this scratch map! ($$) 

Insulated drinkware: As a healthcare professional, you might not get the chance to finish your coffee before your next hospital shift or between home health patients. Keep your beverages hot (or cold) anywhere with a vacuum sealed mug or tumbler. ($$) 

Tracking device: When you’re always on the go as a healthcare professional, it’s easy to misplace your important items like your keys and phone. Never lose your belongings while traveling with a tracking device like Tile! ($$-$$$)

Personalized Gifts

Cute coffee mug: Our travel nurse, Jaclyn, shared this cute mug that reads “Today’s Goal: Keep the tiny humans alive.” We think it’s the perfect present for a NICU or pediatrics nurse as well as anyone working in schools! ($) 

Monagrammed sticker: This pairs well with other gifts to add a personalized touch. Use these stethoscope monogram stickers on your water bottle, coffee mug, or laptop case. ($) 

Subscription box: There are plenty of great subscription and curated gift boxes out there, but the Nightingale Express is customized specifically for nurses! Gift a new grad “The Florence” and the aptly named “The Dayshifter” and “The Nightshifter” to your friends. Be sure to send “The Clara” to that coworker that needs to indulge in some much needed self-care. ($$$)

Night Shift Gifts

Tracking water bottle: It’s hard enough to stay hydrated on a normal day, but it’s even more difficult to keep track during a busy shift, especially through the night. This water bottle helps you pace when to drink throughout your shift so you’re sure to stay hydrated all night long.

Sleep mask: When you’re trying to get some sleep during the day, you’re fighting to block out the light and disruptive sound. Get some restful sleep before your shift using an eye mask with noise blocking ear covers. ($$) 

Aromatherapy diffuser: Fall asleep anytime with the calming effects of lavender or your favorite essential oils. This diffuser comes with multiple misting settings and a timer. ($$) 


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