5 Nurses Week Gift Ideas to Show Your Appreciation

by John Amato

Mahatma Gandhi once said,

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 

This is a quote that nurses have kept at heart. They’ve dedicated themselves to serving us and generously dispensed their compassion, care, and comfort.

As one of the most selfless careers, it’s only fitting to show our appreciation to our lovely nurses for their huge sacrifices and efforts in their field, especially during their special week—Nurses Week.

We’ve curated a list of the best Nurses Week gift ideas for your loved ones. These gifts will motivate them to push through the cold night shifts, lighten up “cold” moments, and comfort them as they navigate their hectic schedules.

To make their special week even more memorable, don’t forget to compliment these gifts with one or more of these thoughtful acts of service:

  • Have their favorite meal delivered to their workplace during their shift.
  • Send a colorful bouquet to their home or workplace.
  • Make a home-cooked meal they’ll have once they get home.
  • Treat them to a spa day to help them wind down and forget about work.

1 - A Coloring Book to Activate Their Creative Juices

Columbus, Ohio Coloring Book

Coloring was previously associated with kids. But its positive influence on mood and stress has recently made it a top favorite for adults. Coloring books have quickly climbed the sales ladder and become one of the adult books' best sellers.

Coloring is a great way to unwind and flex your creativity. Giving a nurse in your life a coloring book is a noble way of helping them slow down and prioritize their mental wellness and self-care.

Jupmode offers various Ohio-themed coloring books that make perfect gifts to the nurses in your life. They'll develop a deeper love and appreciation for Ohio as they color their way through the 50–52 pages of the state’s rich historical, educational, and cultural cities.

Even if your recipient is not from Ohio, there’s still a lot to learn about the state from these books during their private coloring sessions.

Below are some of the coloring books in our collection.

Columbus, Ohio Coloring Book

Columbus, Ohio Coloring

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You Will Do Better in Toledo Coloring Book

You Will Do Better in Toledo Coloring Book

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Homes of Toledo's Historic Old West End Coloring Book

Homes of Toledo's Historic Old West End Coloring Book

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2 - A Lovely Personalized Mug

Somebody in Toledo Loves Me Campfire Mug

Whether it’s tea, coffee, or water, nurses need a hot beverage to keep them warm during their long, cold night shifts.

Gift a nurse in your life a nice, personalized mug with encouraging words printed on its side to show them how much you appreciate their sacrifice. 

Anytime they take their preferred drink in it, they’ll remember these words and feel encouraged to toil through the night.

Even better, they’ll use your mug in different places and at different times…home, car, on travels, camping, during the day, and in the morning. 

Jupmode offers affordable mugs and other drinkware that can be customized to fit your recipient’s specifications on color, size, and text.

Besides their affordability, our mugs make great nurses’ gifts for multiple other reasons:

  • They’re made of ceramic material, which is long-lasting and hard-wearing.
  • They are practical.
  • They double as cute decor pieces.
  • They’re incredibly versatile.

3 - Dog-Themed Shirts and Accessories for the Dog Parent

lady in our Dog Mom Shirt

Every pet parent loves knowing that you care and love their fur babies, and nurses aren’t an exception. 

So what better way can you show your appreciation to your nurse friends who double as dog parents than by getting them lovely dog-themed shirts and accessories?

While choosing the best pet-themed gifts can be challenging (due to lack of variety), this is not the case at Jupmode. 

We are a dog-friendly company with lots of proud puppy parents. This has motivated our love and creation of numerous dog-themed apparel and accessories. 

Below are some of our favorite dog-themed products that make the perfect Nurses Week gift ideas for dog moms and dads.

I Love My Dog Shirt

I Love My Dog

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Ask Me About My Dog Socks

Ask Me About My Dog Socks

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3-Pack Dog Mom Sticker

3-Pack Dog Mom Sticker

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Dog Mom Glass Mug

Dog Mom Glass Mug

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Proud Dad of the Best Dog Shirt

Proud Dad of the Best Dog Shirt

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Ask Me About My Dog Campfire Mug

Ask Me About My Dog Campfire Mug

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4 - Scented Candles for Relaxation After a Long Day

Yule Do Better in Toledo Soy Candle

Even nurses love coming home to sweet-smelling scents, especially after a hectic work schedule where they constantly encounter medicine smells.

A scented candle is the best relaxation gift for your nurse friends and loved ones. The sweet-smelling aroma from the burning candle will fill their room and help them relax, especially if they’re made of therapeutic scents like peppermint and eucalyptus. 

These therapeutic scents have become a common choice for aromatherapy—the use of natural plant extracts to heal and promote health and wellness.

The scents help relieve pain, boost mood, and ease anxiety—just the perfect remedy for nurses after work.

Besides their therapeutic benefits, many other reasons make scented candles the ideal Nurses Week gift idea:

  • There are endless, affordable options to choose from.
  • They’re versatile—can be used anywhere, anytime.
  • Candle jars are reusable; hence eco-friendly.
  • They can be custom-made to your recipient’s preference.
  • They’re practical and easily giftable to everyone—young or old, male or female.

Additionally, custom candles are a great nurses week gift because they are one size fits all. There's no need to worry about if you got someone the correct size or that it won't be used. 

Your candle can be customized with your organizations name, slogan, or an uplifting message of support or praise for nurses. 

5 - Custom Shirts With Amazing Nurses Quotes

Nurses The Heart of Healing Shirt

"Nurse—just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate everything and soft enough to understand everyone."

- Anonymous

How inspirational!

Now, imagine having such words (but only fewer) screen printed or embroidered on your favorite nurse’s shirt…such a perfect Nurses Week gift idea they’ll live to remember.

Nurses endure long hours, sore feet, and sleepless nights to tend to and care for us. Giving them a shirt with a heartfelt quote will lighten them up and encourage them in this selfless journey.

So put a smile on a nurse’s face on with any of these Jupmode’s nurse shirts.

Nurses are Strong Shirt

Nurses are Strong Shirt

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Nurse Shirt


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Nurses The Heart of Healing Shirt

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"...This shirt is my friend's favorite to wear, as it's super soft and she feels empowered while wearing it."

Tarin L, Verified Buyer, Nurse Shirt

All our nurses' shirts are unisex, super soft, and made with a tri-blend fabric (polyester, cotton, and rayon) for maximum durability. 

But you’re not limited to these three shirts. We offer quality custom screen-printing and embroidery services, so we’ll make the shirts according to your preferred fabric, color, and size. 

Also, send us your best nurses' quotes, and we’ll add them to your shirts.

Wondering which quotes to choose? Below are our other favorites:

  • Not all angels have wings … some have scrubs
  • Nurses..the heart of healthcare
  • I’m a nurse. What’s your superpower?
  • Nurses do it with love and skill

Custom Nurse Week shirts are the most popular nurse week item that we make each year. For some health systems, we print upwards of 5,000 shirts each year for their nursing staff. 

Custom t-shirts for nurse week are well liked because they are comfortable, they spark unity among the staff, and they can be worn so often and with their uniform. If you're looking for a great merch item for nurses, look no further than a fun, soft nurse week shirt!

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Get Your Gifts Ready for the Nurses Week

Nurses are the heart of healthcare. They’ve sacrificed a lot to serve others, and the least we can do is show them that we appreciate their efforts.

Nothing is more stressful than getting to the Nurses Week and realizing that you don’t have a gift for your lovely nurse friends and loved ones.

So why not start now? When you’ve got all the time to select the perfect gift for your loved ones. 

At Jupmode, we believe in valuing our nurses all year round, but more so on their special week—the Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th. 

You want to give practical, thoughtful, and unique gifts that your loved ones will live to remember. 

So get these, and many more gifts from Jupmode that will light up every nurse’s face. Our incredible products are high quality, unique, and nurse-friendly, ensuring they remain a constant part of their lives.

We offer quality custom printing and embroidery services to ensure each Nurses Week gift idea is tailor-made to every nurse’s specifications.

Browse our entire collection, including new releases and customer favorites, for more options. 

For further inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll get back to you in a jiffy.

"Excellent price, quality products, best design team, and quick shipping. First time customers, but we'll be back! Thank you, Jupmode."

Christina P

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