6 Practical Gifts for the Healthcare Professional on your list

While you’re sippin’ eggnog or decorating the tree, the nurse or healthcare professional you know and love is getting ready for their next shift. Get him or her a gift they’ll actually use this holiday season with some practical presents below!

Compression Socks

Take a break from the foot rubs this season and get the nurse in your life a perfectly practical pair of Lily Trotters compression socks! With long hours standing on their feet, the pain and soreness that comes with a career in nursing is at times unbearable. Help celebrate the spirit of the holiday season while sitting, standing, or traveling in this festive flair that’s a great addition to any winter wardrobe.


A gift guide for nurses and healthcare professionals wouldn’t be complete without scrubs. These pros deserve the best – get the highest of quality with Jaanuu! Crafted with extra cotton and polyester to ensure a soft handfeel, yet professional look to reduce the need for ironing, Jaanuu is the perfect present for under the tree. Trendy, yet unique, steer the nurse on your list away from the boring, unattractive print designs and keep it stylish this season with Jaanuu.


While a pen isn’t exactly a romantic or exciting gift, it goes a long way. Keeping pens handy at all times is Nursing 101, and they won’t mind carrying a few extra – especially if they are custom engraved! A unique touch to slip into any stocking, this multipurpose pen serves as a stylus for tablets or smartphones and a penlight for assessments. It even has a “#1 Nurse” engravement!


Holding it close to their heart, the stethoscope is an essential piece of equipment for a nurse, physician or allied professional. Whether they’re obtaining a blood pressure or listening to the chest of a patient, it’s vital nurse gear – hands down. Named as a bestseller on Amazon, the Littmann Lightweight II is the choice for entry-level nurses – it gets the job done with a solid design and lightweight grip.

Nursing Bag

Fashionable and functional, there’s no better gift than a really great nurse bag. The ultimate carryall, The Nurse Mates lives up to it’s name with a variety of colors and patterns. There’s even multiple compartments and storage pockets to stay organized and keep everything in one place!


It can be such a drag for your feet to stand all day. Soothe the hard working healthcare pro on your list’s aching feet and legs with the perfect pair of shoes! Whether they have a demanding shift or just want to spoil your favorite healthcare professional with some extra comfort, check out our blog post on the best shoes for nurses.

Show the nurse, physician or healthcare pro in your life just how much you love and appreciate them with thoughtful, practical gifts that keep on giving – they’ll thank you for it!

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