10 Great Gifts for NICU Nurses

woman giving gift for holidays to nicu nurse

NICU parents, are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite NICU nurses?

Look no further!

We’ve assembled the ultimate gift guide for all the amazing NICU staffers on your nice list so you can put together the perfect present to show your thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care they provide for your baby.

  1.       Self-Care Package

Nurses don’t have a lot of downtime, so give them a care package of products they can use on the go. Unscented hand lotion (extra moisturizing- nurses do a LOT of handwashing!), hand sanitizer, and lip balm are great, and you can even round it out with your favorite dry shampoo for extra busy mornings, and a sweet treat for tough days!

  1.       Snack Supplies

Consider a snack box subscription to keep the whole NICU happy or put together your own collection of grab-and-go snacks. We recommend healthy, protein-packed snacks to keep them fueled for their whole shift. Consider individually packaged granola bars, popcorn, trail mix, or protein bars.

  1.       Gift Cards

You spend a lot of time getting to know your nurses when your baby is in the NICU, and that’s great when it comes to gift giving! Choose gift cards for their favorite stores, restaurants or services like manicures and massages.

  1.       Comfy socks

Nurses are on their feet all day (or night!). Give those tired toes a boost with a pair of cute, comfortable compression socks. They keep feet from swelling and put a little more pep in your favorite nurse’s step.

  1.       Hair Ties or Headbands

You know how you can never seem to find a hair tie when you need one? Nurses share your struggle! Help them keep their hair contained with a cute, comfortable headband, or a package of stylish ponytail holders.

  1.       ID Badge Holder

Nurses have to wear their badges at all times in the hospital, and a cute, colorful badge holder helps add some personality to an otherwise boring necessity.

  1.       Lunch Bag or Tote Bag

An adorable, insulated lunch bag is a great choice for a busy nurse. It will keep lunch ready and waiting (if they ever get a spare moment to sit down and eat it!) A cute tote bag is also a great idea for a nurse’s many bring to work essentials.

  1.       Stethoscope ID Tag

Help your nurse keep up with this essential tool with a cute, personalized stethoscope tag. There are lots of great designs available on Etsy, including engraved metal tags that can be personalized with a name or monogram. 

  1.       Insulated Travel Cup

Keep that  morning coffee piping hot and water nice and cold so your nurses can stay hydrated throughout their busy day.

  1.   Fun NICU Accessories

No time to go shopping? No problem! Check out Every Tiny Thing’s adorable collection of NICU accessories that are guaranteed to deliver smiles!

Gifts don’t have to be over the top or expensive to make a big impact.  A simple thank you card from a NICU mom or NICU dad is more than enough to show your nurses how much you care for all their help when facing the realities of the NICU, and a little appreciation goes a long way towards making spirits bright!