14 Holiday Gift Ideas for Healthcare Professionals

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 home health physical therapist.

While you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, remember to support small businesses as well as those that support healthcare professionals or are run by a healthcare professional! We’ve compiled a guide to help you out with everyone on your gift-giving list.

The Best Gift for Every Healthcare Professional

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. ($)
  • holiday socks Instagram Post-2“Littlethanks” cards: These cards were created by an RN for her fellow nurses. Give your coworkers these sweet thank-yous that fit perfectly in your scrubs pocket when someone covers your shift or just goes the extra mile! ($)
  • 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! ($)

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

Traveler Gifts

  • Portable Printer: Something like the EPSON Workforce WF-110 WiFi printer is small enough to travel with and can use a WiFi or USB connection for all their scanning and faxing needs. It comes with a rechargeable battery in case you’re without an outlet. It folds easily to be stored and taken with on the road. ($$$)
  • Scratch travel map: Travel nurses and therapists would love a way to keep track of their adventures on assignment. Proudly display your travels at your next destination with a scratch map! ($$)
  • Tracking device: When you’re always on the go as a healthcare professional, it’s easy to misplace important items like your keys and phone. Never lose your belongings while traveling with a tracking device like Tile! ($$-$$$)

Personalized Gifts

  • Jaclyn nurse mug Instagram PostCoffee 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! It’s always fun to have a gift personalized for your specialty or discipline. ($)
  • Monogrammed items: Add a personalized touch with someone’s name on a shirt or bag. It’s also a great way to mark important items with a monogrammed sticker. You can also get a nurse or respiratory therapist a stethoscope ID tag! There are plenty of customizable options for healthcare professionals whether you’re a nurse, occupational therapist, or SLP. ($-$$)
  • Themed gift box: There are plenty of great subscription and curated gift boxes out there, and even some specifically for healthcare professionals. You can look for subscription boxes built for readers as well as coffee and wine lovers, or gift boxes specifically for healthcare professionals. ($$)

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. ($$)
  • Aromatherapy diffuser: Fall asleep anytime with the calming effects of lavender or your favorite essential oils. A relaxing scent can make it easier to sleep any time of the day or night. You can go simple with a simple reed diffuser or look for a plug-in version with multiple misting settings and diffusing timer. ($-$$)