Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Nurses

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What are the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Nurses?

With Valentine’s Day nearing as it does every year, I compiled a list of some of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for nurses. I did my best to make a generic list that both male and female nurses will love. I’m hoping to, at least, inspire some ideas in those of you who are clueless (trust me, I’ve been there).

When it comes to gifts for nurses or nursing students, I think you could get them anything and they would be happy. It is just nice to feel loved and appreciated by your coworkers, family and friends. However, I wanted to get together a list of things that I would want as a nurse on the floor or working.

These list items are things that nurses might use every day, but they don’t want to buy themselves. Or, their current stuff is all worn-out. Whatever the case, let’s get into it!

Affordable Gift Ideas

Affordable, yet meaningful all in one package! Everyone loves a deal, especially us nurses! These are some affordable deals for under $20 that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for nurses.

Spa Day

Spa Luxetique Gift Baskets for Women, Spa Gifts for Women – 10pcs Lavender Bath and Body Gift Set with Bath Bomb, Body Lotion, Bubble Bath, Relaxing Spa Baskets for Women, Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women
  • [10 Pcs Spa Gift Basket] – Our spa gift basket is made from the natural ingredients such as Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E that helps to nourish the skin and lock in moisture. And our fragrant and delightful assortment of luxury spa products will be sure to please you or a loved one.
  • [Relaxing Lavender Essential Oils] – Inspired by the charming lavender fields in the French countryside, this beautiful lavender scent is calming, floral, fragrant and long-lasting. Good for revitalizing the mind and spirit.
  • [Home Bath Gift Set] – Luxury at-home spa kit contains: 2pc Bath Bombs, Hand Soap, Hand Cream, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Butter, Bubble Bath, Bath Salt, Bath Puff & Handmade Weaved Gift Bag.
  • [Beautiful Spa Tote Bag] – Our versatile tote bag with wooden handles is perfect as a gift or for your own indulgent pleasure. The bag can be used in many different ways: at the beach, running errands, going shopping, or just a day out.
  • [Perfect Gift Set for Women] – Our exquisite packaging and premium products Wrapped in a Beautiful Spa Tote Bag. It makes a perfect gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Holidays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day or for no reason at all!

What nurse doesn’t love a good spa day? Relaxing, refreshing and quiet is a combination all nurses dream about.

Taking care of yourself is so important in regards to mental health, dealing with stress and anxiety and promoting the best patient care we can.

A great gift to help facilitate relaxation is a gift certificate or spa day gift. A great affordable option is a pre-packaged “spa-in-a-box” that will be sure to put a smile on any nurse’s face!


ABAMERICA Nurse Bags for Work Nursing Bag Multiple Pockets Waterproof Organizing Zip Top Clinical Bag for Nursing Students Home Health
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN STYLE — We take pride being an American company and we bring you the best of personalized nurse bag. Adding personal customization details such as a name, last name, title, or text. Once you click the “CUSTOMIZE NOW” button, you will be able to add your customization info related to the design you choose.
  • DESIGNED BY NURSE, FOR NURSE — Nursing bags for nurses with 12 pockets. Our bag was designed in California by a group of nurses and teachers. The bags were tested, refined, and favorited by our local community. You can use it as a nurse homecare bag, a nurse mate bag, or a RN nurse bag. Our brand is the sponsor of the reward program for air force nurses in the United States. It’s the nurse work bag brand you can trust and rely on for quality.
LOVEVOOK Nurse Backpack Laptop Backpack for Women with Stethoscope Case & USB Charging Port Anti Theft Travel Backpacks Bookbags Doctor Bag Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop and Notebook, Black
  • [HARD STETHOSCOPE CASE]:This stethoscope case is designed with durable Oxford cloth fabric and hard EVA to prevent damage to your stethoscope. It is equipped with a delicate wrist strap for easy carrying. The double zipper design can ensure the safe placement of the contents. It is a perfect gift for nurses. Dimension-4.2″L x11.1″H x 2.7″W.
  • [COMFORTABLE CARRYON]: This laptop backpack combines an anti-theft design and an invisible luggage strap design, which is convenient for placing your valuables when you go out, such as credit cards, passports, and mobile phones. The smart luggage strap can help free your hands and back, making your travel more safe and easy.
Peace, Love, Nursing. 2-Piece Gift for Nurses. Includes Insulated Tote Bag and Stainless-Steel Tumbler. Great Thank You Gift for Nurses. RN Gift and Perfect Graduation Gift. Nurse Bag for Work.
  • Meet your new best friend! We know how hard you work and this stylish high-quality cooler bag combo will keep your meals and snacks fresh and ready for you! Includes the matching tumbler for a gift that every nurse will use and love. You’ll take this insulated bag and tumbler combo set to work every day, it’s the perfect size and everyone will want to know where you got this fashionable cooler tote lunch bag and matching tumbler set! Holds up to 16 cans.
  • Keep your stress level down and your drinks hot or cold for hours! Enjoy your lunch break with this 18-ounce stainless-steel tumbler is powder-coated with a textured finish giving you a secure grip. BPA-free with brushed stainless rim and clear drink-thru lid. This durable tumbler will take a beating and still look great day after day! 7 1/4″ high tumbler fits in a standard size cup holder.

We are always carrying a bunch of stuff around that we use everyday; pens, extra pens, sharpies, extra sharpies, tape, flushes, and so many more supplies that accidentally come home with us. A great, affordable gift can be something to carry all of this stuff in!

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Water Bottles

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap
  • Tempshield Insulation Keeps Beverages Cold Up To 24 Hours And Hot Up To 12 Hours
  • Made With 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel To Ensure Durability, Pure Taste And No Flavor Transfer
  • Flex Cap Is Leakproof When Closed, To Transport Without Worry
  • Flex Strap Is Easy To Transport And Comfortable To Carry
  • Honeycomb Insulated Cap For Maximum Temperature Retention
YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, White
  • These Ramblers come standard with our YETI MagSlider Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of magnets to keep your water, beer, or favorite drink on lock
  • Our Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry
  • Dracut is a durable coat of color that won’t fade, peel, or crack through extended field use and also provide additional grip to the Rambler’s exterior
  • We over-engineered these double-wall insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body, which means your drink still keeps its temperature no matter how much of a beating this cup takes
  • The YETI 20 oz. Rambler Tumbler stands 6 7/8 in high and has a lip diameter of 3 1/2 in. All YETI Tumblers are sized to fit in standard sized cup holders

If you’ve ever been on a hospital floor and seen a nurse’s station it would seem quite unassuming on the outside. But, you can be that we have a hundred of our favorite cups, mugs and glasses sitting behind the station filled with enough caffeine to feed a cafeteria.


A nurse is only as good as their shoes. Well, just kidding, but you get what we’re saying. Shoes cannot be valued in a nurse’s arsenal. They literally run the show when it comes to a nurse’s day.

Comfort, support and easy to clean are three things that come to mind when someone mentions “Crocs”. These are not for everyone as far as style, but we highly recommend these shoes for anyone who can tolerate the style!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Clogs (Best Sellers), Black, 12 Men/14 Women
  • CROCS FOR EVERYONE: With a color and style for every personality, the Classic Clogs are the Crocs women and men need to start a comfort revolution around the world
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND FUN: The Crocs for men and women feature lightweight Iconic Crocs Comfort. Ventilation ports add breathability and help shed water and debris quickly
SaleBestseller No. 2
Crocs Classic Lined Clog White/Grey Men’s 8, Women’s 10 Medium
  • WARM AND FUZZY FEELINGS INSIDE: Designed with function and warmth in mind, the soft and lined Crocs for men and women are great as a slipper but also perfect for running errands.
  • CLASSIC LINED FIT: Cozy clogs with a toasty lined fuzz are the Crocs women and men need to keep the feeling going all season. Traditional heel straps give you a secure, snug fit for step in and go comfort.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Crocs Crocs Unisex Offroad Sport Clogs, Black/Graphite, 9 Men/11 Women
  • CROCS FOR EVERYONE: Crocs Offroad clogs have rugged lug outsoles with enhanced tread for increased traction and support. This men’s and women’s clog is ready for it all, even in the harshest environments
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND FUN: The Crocs for men and women feature lightweight Iconic Crocs Comfort. Ventilation ports add breathability and help shed water and debris quickly

Badge Clip Reels

These are a super fun, easy gift for anyone in the medical field, especially nurses! I actually compiled a huge list of over 60 of the best fun unique badge reels.

Bestseller No. 2
2 Pack 29.5″ Badge Reels Retractable Badge Holders for Nurse Badge Reel ID Badge Holders Retractable Keychain ID Holders for Badges ID Card Holder with Clip Heavy Duty Aluminium Alloy
  • 【UPGRATED LOAD BEARING】The max loading weight of the retractable badge holder is 3.57 OZ/ 100g. It is a good choice when you need a strong load bearing retractable badge reel. You can hang keys, USB, whistle, mascot, wallet and other small items on the key ring.
Bestseller No. 3
10 Pcs Funny Badge Holder Retractable Badge Reel Funny Badge Reels Retractable ID Clip Cute Nursing Badge Reel for Doctor Teacher Student Employee
  • Useful and Practical: these funny badge holders are retractable, will be easy and convenient for you to use, and can be extended up to approx. 75 cm/ 30 inches, will be helpful to your using
Bestseller No. 4
Rainbow Be Kind Badge Reel Retractable with Alligator Clip, Boho Rainbow ID Badge Holder ID Card Holder Name Badge Clip with Silicone Bead, Nurse Medical Teacher Student Office Work Supplies
  • 🌈【Amazing gift】The silicone bead badge reel is made of crystal shinning glassed, perfect gifts for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Easter or birthday. The are suitable for employees, workers, RN nurses, PA, nursing assistants, doctors, teachers, etc.
Bestseller No. 5

Special Nurse Gift Ideas

These are some options for that someone special in your life. While they might be a bit more expensive, it’s worth it to put that smile on your favorite nurses face!

Figs (Scrubs)


If you’ve been a hospital recently, you’ve most likely seen this logo on someone’s scrubs. These are the ever-so-famous “Instagram grown” scrub brand “Figs”. These are premium scrubs that are on the pricey side, but are very very good scrubs. These scrubs are not only great gifts for female nurses, but male nurses as well. They’re becoming more and more popular among male and female nurses, making Figs’ Scrubs a perfect Valentine’s Gift for any nurse!


Dolan Scrubs

I recently took a look at these new scrubs from Dolan. They were actually incredibly impressive and one of our favorites to date. They are comparable to FIGS, however at a much better price point and quality standpoint.


Stethoscopes are one of a nurse’s most important tools. They get lost, stolen or broken and are one of those things that nurse’s don’t necessarily always want to keep “repurchasing”. Here are a few options at some different price points that are sure to be a great gift.

SaleBestseller No. 1
3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope, Black Tube, 27 inch, 5620
  • Monitor and assess a wide range of patients
  • Detect normal and abnormal sounds and rhythms
SaleBestseller No. 2
3M Littmann Stethoscope, Classic II Pediatric, Caribbean Blue Tube, Rainbow Chestpiece, 28 inch, 2153
  • Dual-sided chestpiece with small 3.3cm diaphragm is ideal for pediatric patients.
  • Versatile chestpiece design provides high acoustic sensitivity with both a floating diaphragm and open bell.
Bestseller No. 3
3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope, Rainbow-Finish Chestpiece, Black Stem and Headset, Black Tube, 27 Inch, 5870
  • Monitor and assess a wide range of patients
  • Detect normal and abnormal sounds and rhythms
SaleBestseller No. 4
3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope, Pearl Pink Tube, 28 inch, 2456
  • Lightest weight of all Littmann adult stethoscopes at just 118 grams.
  • Dual-sided chestpiece provides versatility of both a tunable diaphragm and open bell.


Jewelry is an awesome gift to say to someone how much they mean to you. It typically has a stigma around it that says it has to be expensive. Well we are here to tell you different.

We pieced together a “DIY” affordable necklace from Amazon, for men and women nurses. All-in it is a total of about $30 and really sends a meaningful message.

You can interchange the parts, but the chain we used was this one:

Hawaiian Silver Jewelry 1mm Sterling Silver Box Chain – Elegant and Simple Silver Box Chain Necklace 7-36-inch – Exquisite Silver Box Chain Necklace for Women – Thin Design – No Nickel Sterling Silver
  • Timeless Jewelry: The Hawaiian Silver Jewelry sterling silver 1mm box chain is a classic piece that should not be missing from your collection. Simple and refined, this necklace can be worn on its own or paired with your favorite charm or pendant.
  • Pick the Length: To make sure our silver box chain for women looks exactly as you want around your neck, our collection features a very wide range of lengths varying from 14 to 36-inch. For a unique effect, you can even pick several necklaces of different sizes and wear them together.
  • Exquisite Materials: Our 1mm box chain is made of 92.5% sterling silver. This chain is reliable and long-lasting, as well as safe to wear straight on the skin.
  • Italian Craftmanship: This sterling silver box chain is proudly made in Italy following the old local tradition of jewelry making. Each 1mm box is crafted with care and attention to detail.
  • Unique Gift: Get one of our box silver chain for yourself or as a lovely gift for any special person in your life. This unisex nickel free long necklace is a staple piece in anyone’s collection so you can help your family and friends enjoy high-end jewelry with their everyday outfits.

And the pendant we used was this one:

Miss Pink RN Nurse Gifts Medical Caduceus Keychain Women Men Jewelry for Graduation Brithday Christmas
  • Medical caduceus gift – RN
  • High polished stainless steel key ring, antique silver plated RN charm, eco-friendly made, with nickle and lead safe
  • Key ring measures 1 1/5″ in diameter, RN measures 4/5″
  • Makes a perfect gift idea for birthday, christmas, graduation or just because
  • Comes with a velvet bag for easy gift-giving

The pendant linked uses the “RN” initials, but there are several other initials that you can purchase including; DNP, MSN, RT, NP, LPN, FNP, etc.

You can also make some of your own designs using a kit like this combined with your own chain.

Nursing Shoes (Dansko)

Dansko Women’s Professional Black Box Clog 7.5-8 M US
  • This clog-mule by Dansko features a removable footbed & lightweight EVA midsole.
  • 006020202
  • Leather upper with a rubber sole
  • Slip resistant outsole for added protection against dry and wet suraces
  • Heel Height: 1.7′
Dansko Women’s LT Pro Blue Crush Patent Clogs 7.5-8 M US
  • Lightweight construction
  • Cushioned footbed for a softer ride
  • Dansko patent pending compression molded EVA outsole
  • Stain-resistant, wipe-clean leather
  • Leather socklinings

These are some of the most “worn” shoes in healthcare, especially for female nurses and OR staff. These shoes are highly regarded in the healthcare community. They can be a bit on the pricey side, however you cannot go wrong with this purchase. Dansko’s will make any nurse’s Valentine’s Day a special one to remember!9

DIY Gift Ideas

If you missed our section before about jewelry feel free to check it. There are some great DIY projects involved with jewelry that can make great valentine’s day gifts for nurses.

DIY Projects

DIY (do-it-yourself) gifts are great, inexpensive ways to show someone or your team that you care.

Bestseller No. 1
100 Pcs Nurse Cap Heart Pendants Charms Antique Silver Charms DIY Craft Jewelry Making Accessories for Nurse Medical Students Graduation Party Favors Gifts
  • 100pcs nurse caps charms used to handmade charm bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklace, anklet, key chains, zipper pulls, bookmarks, home decoration and other event decoration.
  • Material: zinc alloy, lead free, nickel free.Store it in a dry environment to keep it from fading for a longer period of time.
Bestseller No. 2
JGFinds Stethoscope Heart Nurse & Doctor Charm – 20 Pack – Silver Tone DIY Jewelry Making Supplies
  • Charms for Bracelet Making Kit: Add the perfect DIY jewelry making accessory to your handmade jewelry set at a great value!
  • Jewelry Making Kit: Perfect for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, arts & crafts. 20 pieces for one great value price!
Bestseller No. 3
SunAngel 6 Syringe Highlighter Pens+6 Vitamin Pill Pens+4 Syringe Pens+4 Syringe Ballpoint Pens+ 5 Nurse Pens/Polymer Clay Ballpoint Pens, And 10 DIY capsules &2 Bandage Sticky Notes For Nurse
  • ❤ What You Get: ① 38 Pcs Set Include:6 Syringe Highlighter Pens+6 Vitamin Pill Pens+4 Syringe Pens+4 Syringe Ballpoint Pens+ 5 Polymer Clay Ballpoint Pens(5 Nurse Pens), And 10 DIY love letter capsules &2 Bandage Sticky Notes + 1 Packing box②Our Fan-Favorite 90 Days Money-Back And 12-Month Worry-Free Warranty And Friendly Customer Service.
  • ❤Syringe Highlighters Pens,The perfect gift for every member of your nursing staff.You can write letter, list notes or memos for more fun and laughter. these as a gift for a nursing or medical staff, and even as Nurse’s Day or Christmas gift.

Here are some admittedly cheesy highlights:


Gift Cards

Gift cards are a SUPER easy way to say you care! Here is a list of some of a nurse’s favorite gift cards to receive:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Sephora
  • eBay
  • Home Depot
  • Ikea
  • iTunes
  • Starbucks
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Subway
  • Chipotle
  • Disney

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, hopefully these at least inspire some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for nurses. Again, nurses will be happy with whatever you get them. But, if you need some more ideas feel free to check out the Best Christmas Gifts for Nurses, you might find another good idea!

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