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33 Gift Ideas For Travel Nurses

If you have a best friend or family member that works as a travel nurse then you know how exhausting the job can be. This type of special nurse has to spend long hours at the airport and work 12-hour shifts at the hospital. When it comes to finding great ideas for gifts this holiday season, you don't want to disappoint them but they can be tricky to buy for.


Good news, you've come to the right place. We've searched the internet for the best ways you can say thank you to the hard working nurse in your life. Don't settle for a boring gift card when this gift guide features 33 of the best gift ideas for travel nurses!


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A great gift idea for travel nurses is the Kindle E-Reader. The Kindle holds thousands of books all within a thin and light tablet that's easy to pack away or bring in a small carry-on. the 7' screen reads like real paper but is waterproof and durable so it can be taken anywhere. The Kindle also pairs with Audible for listening to audiobooks as well. This a thoughtful gift for the traveling nurse reader that will hold all of their favorite books.


A reusable water bottle is a practical gift idea that your travel nurse friend will use every day. The Hydro Cell stainless steel water bottle comes in a variety of different sizes and colors. It keeps beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 8 hours which is perfect for healthcare workers who are working long hours. Hydro Cell water bottles are great quality, 100% BPA Free, and 100% resistant to oxidation, rusting and corrosion.


Scrubs are a part of the nurse uniform and these new scrubs make the best gifts for anyone in the nursing profession! The Adar Pro Modern Athletic scrub set comes in a variety of colors and is a comfortable tailored fit with premium wrinkle-resistant fabric. The set features layered angled pockets up top and 4 pockets in the pant. This gift is a great way to show your favorite travelling nurse that you care!


This nurse tote bag makes the ideal gift for your favorite travel nurse. These bags were made for nurses! There are so many pockets on and inside the bag for the easy organization that nurses need. There are different sizes and fun designs to choose from all in a durable canvas material that is waterproof and weather resistant. This is the perfect gift for any travel RN with a busy schedule.


Medical professionals who are always on the go shouldn't have to settle for cold coffee. The stainless steel insulated walls on this Sunwill tumbler will keep your drink hot for 6 hours or cold for 24 hours. The tumbler comes in a wide variety of different color and sizes so they are perfect to leave at the nurses' station without getting it mixed up with the others.


Anyone who travels a lot knows how hard it can be to adjust to new sleep times and travel nurses are no different! This Philips Smartsleep Alarm wakes you up naturally with a colored sunrise simulation. The light even comes with a colored sunset simulation that slowly dims with sound to help you get to sleep naturally. This light is an amazing gift for a night shift nurse or healthcare professionals who travel for work.


Chicken Soup for the Nurse's soul is a great book full of stories from all types of nurses. It's filled with heartwarming tales, medical mysteries and stories that will touch a nurses' heart. It's a great gift idea for your favorite nurse who loves to read or for nurses who spend time travelling.


Comfortable shoes are a must have for any health care worker that spends a lot of time on their feet. The New Balance fresh foam running shoe is made for comfort! the shoe features foam midsole cushioning to provide ultra-cushioned support. With over 9,000 positive reviews on Amazon, these shoes are very good quality and one of the great gift ideas we recommend.


The Tribe RN clipboard was made by nurses for nurses. It has 1" of storage to keep medical reports organized and a color coded cheat sheet full of quick vital information. The Tribe RN medical clipboard or Prestige medical nurses clipboard is the perfect way for nurses to stay organized at work. These clipboards are great options to give as a graduation gift.


Hand washing, sanitizing and glove wearing dries out the skin. At the end of a long shift nurses' hands need some intense moisture and this Gloves In A Bottle hand cream is the perfect solution. This hand lotion works hard during their 12-hour shifts to keep moisture in and toxins out. Travel nursing requires you to pack light and this hand cream is one of those small items that will always make it into the suitcase. It also makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer during the winter season when hands are at their most dry.


After travelling such a long way, travel nurses can really use the gift of relaxation. These shower steamers are small compact disks that can be thrown into any shower for a burst of revitalizing or calming scents. This scented gift pack has plenty of options including lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit and peppermint.


This coffee mug makes a great travel nurse gift. The 16oz mug comes with a matching coaster, wood spoon and features the script "I'm a nurse. What's your superpower." It's a fun whimsical option for your fellow nurse, new nurse or travel nurse.


These L.L. Bean slippers make the ultimate birthday gift. After a long shift at the hospital, nurses want to come home, kick back and relax. These ultra-comfortable slippers feature a warm fleece lining. They are easy to slip on or off, come in a variety of colors and have over 60k reviews with a 4.5 star rating on Facebook.


This lunch bag is a great travel companion for nurses travelling close and far. This large insulated bag is spacious enough to bring meals and snacks for long double shifts and has multiple pockets to store things like their water bottle and umbrella. This lunch bag comes in 7 different colors and designs. It's leakproof and easy to wipe clean...perfect for the nurse on the go.


When you're a nurse, you can't always wear your engagement ring so many nurses enjoy having silicone rings as a work safe option. These silicone wedding bands come in a variety of colors and sizes.


This sleep eye mask is perfect for at home, travel or naps. It leaves enough room for the eyes so there's no excess pressure and is made from soft and durable high quality material. An eye mask makes a great stocking stuffer during the holiday season or secret Santa gift.


A colourful badge reel is a nice little gift that will help your favourite nurse get into the holiday spirit. These retractable badge reels come in a pack of 12 and are easily clipped onto nurse scrubs to show their ID badge. These make great little stocking stuffer gifts for nurses or other healthcare professionals.


Compression socks make a great gift idea for nurses. These socks are proven to enhance blood circulation, increase energy and prevent swelling of the feet. These socks are fantastic for nurses who spend a lot of time on their feet and need reliable support and comfort.


This little powerful tool is a good pen that nurses use to update charts but also an easily accessible flashlight used as a pupil gauge.


The Apple watch is another great gift idea for travel nurses. This watch is extremely durable, waterproof and easy to clean. The bands come in a variety of different colors to match any pair of scrubs. The Apple watch series also allows the wearer to answer phone calls, and read/reply to text messages without the use of their hands or cell phone.


This cute little be kind lapel pin is a great gift idea that will cheer up patients any time of the year. This little lapel can be clipped onto nursing scrubs or lanyards and is a nice little personal touch on any nurse's uniform.


This scratch-off world map is another perfect gift idea for nurses that travel the world for their job. Unlike most boring travel maps, these maps feature a scratch-off option so your favorite nurse can keep track of all the cool places they've been.


This little hardcover journal is the perfect travel companion for travel nurses who enjoy journalling or just need to take notes on the go. This slim notebook can slip easily into any luggage, carry-on or lunch bag and comes in a variety of different colors.


No matter the time of year that you decide to travel, it's important to have good-quality luggage. The Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Spinner suitcase is a lightweight durable suitcase that is perfect for the travel nurse. This one-size suitcase has a TSA-approved lock, fits into the overhead space and is spacious with expansion options on all sides.


These simple and elegant gold plated earrings are lightweight and perfect for everyday wear. With over 30,000 5 star reviews on Amazon you can't go wrong with this gift! It's the perfect gift for valentine's day or a nice gift for mom.


The MLVOC travel pillow is the perfect travel companion for your favorite traveling nurse. This memory foam pillow helps to relieve neck strain while travelling and prevents the head from falling forward. It's made from breathable soft sweat and odour-resistant fabric, perfect for travel.


A passport holder is perfect for travel nurses who fly often. These passport holders come in a variety of different colors and have space to carry 1 passport, plane tickets, ID cards and more. This minimalistic design with faux leather is a safe and reliable way to protect your travel items from being lost or damaged.


These high-quality polyurethane leather luggage tags are a great gift idea for travel nurses. They feature a two-sided printing card for printing your information and a privacy flap to protect your information. These durable tags are a useful gift to put on luggage.


This portable power bank is a useful gift for travellers.  It holds enough power to charge a cell phone multiple times and is slim enough to fit easily into luggage or a carry on. 


Working on your feet all day isn't easy, especially when you are working long shifts like nurses do. These foam insoles are a great gift option for travel nurses.  They easily slip into shoes providing extra comfort and support, like walking on a cloud. 


These luggage organizers are a useful tool for travellers who need to stay organized.  They are easily packed and unpacked and come with a separate bag for dirty clothes.


This 2 pack of EOS lip balms are made from 100% natural ad 95% organic materials to provide long-lasting moisture to dry lips. These lip balms make great Christmas Gifts during the winter months when lips are dry and in need of some serious moisture.


Self care is always in style and these under eye mask treatments are the perfect addition to any self care routine. These Celor gold infused eye masks feel super luxurious and expensive. They are definitely worth spending a bit of extra money to purchase instead of settling for the ones at the grocery store. These eye mask treatments are the perfect gift for couples doing at home self care together or for family and friends that need a little gold in their TLC routine.

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