13 Best Christmas Gifts for Nurses of 2020

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Best Christmas Gifts for Nurses

Looking for the best Christmas gifts for nurses this holiday season? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

In this article, we have listed and reviewed our 13 favorite ​gift ideas that any nurse would appreciate this Christmas.

Every nurse we know works their butt off all year helping care for others. We have all seen the crazy hours they put in. It's physically and mentally exhausting.

So why not show your appreciation this holiday season? A thoughtful Christmas present is an excellent way to say “Thanks!” to the nurse you know! 

13 Best Christmas Gifts for Nurses of This Holiday Season

1. Sockwell Compression Socks



It’s no secret that a nurse’s job requires physical stamina. One study highlighted how they not only spend an extraordinary amount of time on their feet, but extended periods of time seated completing administrative work as well. So what’s an obvious way to maintain good circulation and promote overall health? These sweet socks!


Compression socks usually aren’t at the top of the list when thinking of fashionable footwear, but Sockwell Elevation Firm Socks beat the mold! With no obvious or large logo included as part of their design, these socks are available in five colors for men and nine colors and patterns for women, and are sure to be a welcome wardrobe staple.


Unlike many options on the market, Sockwell Elevation Firm Socks are just the right length to provide needed support without bunching uncomfortably at the knees. They also provide a spandex blend fabric and four zones of graduated compression throughout the sock to ensure fit is consistent and comfortable throughout the day.


Daily wearers note the fit of these socks are tight without being overly restrictive - a major plus for those who would benefit from regular use. With the added arch support and mild cushion provided, you will definitely feel a positive difference at the end of the day!


Based on the numerous reviews from daily users, these socks stand the test of time. With the right blend of wool, bamboo, nylon, and spandex, these compression socks maintain function and shape for years! Many found that washing in a gentle cycle and air drying assisted in extending the lifespan of their socks.

2. Keurig K575 Coffee Maker

There are few who wouldn’t benefit from a quick, simple, and delicious cup of coffee in the morning - especially nurses preparing for long shifts!


With the largest reservoir Keurig provides at 80 oz, this machine puts it’s sleek design to good use. A touch screen control system allows the user to control brew temperature, program an “auto brew” at a specific time, and even define the brew from mild to strong. A truly personal cup of coffee!


The Keurig K575 provides versatility, allowing users to select between single serving K-cups or 4-5 serving K-Carafe. In a hurry? The single serving option is available in as little as 55 seconds!


While the Keurig K575 isn’t compatible with third party K-cups, you can get reusable filters to brew your choice of ground coffee. The maker also alters brewing depending on the type of drink you make. Coco? Coffee? Tea? No problem! Now you can select your drink and the way it’s made!

3. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

Those constantly on the go would likely appreciate a trusty mug that is able to go with them. Why not consider one with over 4,000 (4,000!) positive Amazon reviews?


Available in 12, 16, or 20 oz sizes, you can choose from seven stylish colors to personalize the look.  Made of BPA free plastic, stainless steel, and easy to clean non-stick interior, you are sure to get use out of this mug for a long time.


The Zojirushi features a locking flip top lid, making it easily accessible for drinking while also helping to to keep leaks to a minimum when not in use.  Hate old coffee trapped in the drinking spout?  The stopper disassembles to give you peace of mind for complete cleaning.


While many travel mugs on the market usually perform better in either hot or cold drinks, the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug works equally well for both.  Boasting a six hour time frame to keep your beverage hot or cold, it is more than enough time to enjoy your drink at the temperature your like!

4. Lasko Ceramic Heater

Health care facilities are notorious for being chilly. All the tile floors, sterile equipment, and clean white walls definitely don’t contribute to a toasty workspace. And it can be hard to concentrate on completing administrative paperwork if you’re cold!


Measuring at just 5.75 x 7 x 9.2, this little heater is about the size of a loaf of bread but packs a big punch. It also features a carrying handle, so the heater can be easily carried from one space to another.


Features: With a 1,500 watt high setting, 900 watt low setting, fan only option, and adjustable thermostat your space will be just the temperature you want in no time! As a bonus, the Lasko Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat comes with a built in safety feature and a three year limited warranty. You can’t go wrong!

5. Human Creations EnergyFlux Hand Warmer

Does your nurse a quick fix for on the go heating solution? Want to save them from frozen hands from chilly steering wheels in the morning before work? Check out this little marvel that does a lot more than heat your hands!


At 3.5 inch length and 6.4 oz, this little device delivers all that it promises to and fits easily in the palm of your hand. It includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery, capable of up to 500 recharges, and micro USB cable for charging.


Depending on your needs, the EnergyFlux Ellipse Rechargeable Hand Warmer can be set to low at 107F for about 6.5 hours, or high at 118F for about 5 hours of constant use in room temperature spaces. It is easily switched on and off to conserve battery life when not in use. Perfect for nurses who have a minute to heat up!


What’s better than handheld technology that keeps you warm when you’re chilly? Handheld technology that keeps you warm OR can be used to charge other handheld technology like smartphones, digital cameras, and MP3 players! And the device doesn’t require the heat be activated in order to charge your desired device - a thoughtful feature.

6. Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating

Nurses spend a lot of time inside working, but what about those commutes or the times you just want to step outside for a break, even when it’s rainy? Consider gifting them this highly recommended umbrella!


Measuring less than 1 foot when compacted and weighing less than 1 pound, the Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating is easily stored in most bags or glove compartments. It is also expanded or closed quickly with the touch of a button, making it ideal for one handed use.


This umbrella goes above and beyond with 9 ribs - compared to the standard 6 or 8 of other brands - made of resin and fiberglass, meant to flex and withstand significant wind gusts without flipping inside out! The teflon technology boasts superior water-repelling and instant drying, but the best feature? The company promises a lifetime guarantee! If anything goes wrong with your umbrella simply request a free replacement, with no return required!

7. Wagan Heated Seat Cushion 

Need a way to help the nurse you know beat the chilly early morning or late evening commute to and from work? Consider upgrading their car with this convenient heated seat cushion!


The cushion has a universal fit for most cars, trucks, or SUVs and is kept snuggly in place using four clips, two elastic straps in the rear, and four cinching straps for the bottom. It is easily plugged into the car’s 12 volt DC outlet when needed, and offers an ultra plush velour cushion for ultimate comfort.


Aside from the obvious heating feature, the Wagan cushions offer useful lumbar support and can be folded flat for storage when not in use. A simple and thoughtful gift they might not have otherwise considered!

8. Agloves Unisex Sport Touchscreen Gloves

It’s nice to be able to step away from a demanding shift and take a break outside, even when the temperature starts to drop. But it doesn’t mean fingers have to be frozen!


Unlike many of the competitors on the market, the Agloves Sport Touchscreen Gloves appear much like regular cotton gloves - with no obvious rubber or other fabric fingertip to throw off the aesthetic. Available in five colors and three sizes, you’re sure to find a style that meets your needs!


The biggest selling point on these handy gloves is the conductive silver thread throughout. This means every part of the glove is compatible with your touch screen device - not just a few fingertips!

9. Wonderwink Silky Long Sleeve Tee

Just because they have to wear scrubs to work every day doesn’t mean they can’t add a little style. These long sleeve layering shirts are a smart addition to any nurse’s working wardrobe!


These ultra-soft undershirts are meant to keep nurses on the go warm without being too hot and uncomfortable. The rayon/viscose/spandex blend is breathable, and the shirts come in six colors and seven sizes. 


The WonderWink Women’s Scrubs Silky Long-Sleeve T-Shirt is meant for no-fuss all day wear! The longer torso and sleeve length means your favorite nurse can focus on performing their job comfortably without adjusting their undershirt all day.

10. Trendy Warm Chunky Soft Stretch Cable Knit Beanie Skully by C.C.

You can’t go wrong with quick and cozy style.  Why not try a beanie that has over 4,400 positive Amazon reviews?


The C.C. beanie offers a unique look - with a chunky cable knit and just the right amount of slouch, they aren’t just another plane winter hat!


The soft acrylic makes it an excellent choice for daily wear.  Made in a “one size fits most” style, the zero itch and right amount of warmth make it an easy option for a nurse’s Christmas gift!

11. Just Love Scrubs Holiday Top

Nothing says “holiday cheer” around the workplace like themed uniforms! Bring a smile to patient and coworker’s faces with these festive scrubs.


In 8 sizes and 16 fun styles for holidays all year, your favorite nurse will bring extra sparkle to their work year round!


Just because they’re meant to be a bit of a novelty doesn’t mean they have to be uncomfortable!  Made from a breathable 95% cotton and 5% spandex blend, these scrubs are also cut to flatter all body types as opposed to the more boxy cut of some traditional uniforms.

12. Wired UGG Earmuffs

The brand everyone loves on their feet is spreading the love to the ears with these earmuff headphones you know will be the perfect unique gift!


Made with genuine leather and shearling, these cozy earmuffs sport a small, stitched on logo and come in 5 neutral colors that will save the wearer from dreaded hat hair. Win!


The Ugg Women’s 11976 Classic Shearling Wired Earmuff boast a decent sound, and the inline microphone rivals many that are given with new phones!  As an added bonus, the muffs feature a removable cord when the user only needs warmth and no sound. You won’t go wrong with that simple style and function!

13. Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Snow Boot

Help your favorite nurse enjoy their much deserved time off in the great outdoors - even in the winter!


The mixed textiles, leather, and rubber make this waterproof boot extra effective in all wet conditions winter has to offer. With a plush faux fur lining, feet will be well protected and warm in the elements. The Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden II Snow Boot is offered in sizes 5 through 11, runs true to size, and comes in 6 stylish colors.


Columbia knows their way around superior outdoor gear - and these boots prove it.  Rated for temperatures to -25F, the Ice Maiden II weighs in just under 17 oz and hits mid-calf making them excellent for daily use.

Wrapping Up - No Pun Intended!

If you're still unsure about what to get this season, you can never go wrong with a gift card. What do you think are the best Christmas gifts for nurses? Let us know in the comments below!

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Stephanie Corrales

Stephanie Corrales is the Founder and Managing Editor here at HeyScrubs. As a former director of a career college for entry-level medical professionals, she offers valuable insights to aspiring healthcare professionals. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and two children.