10 Gifts for Retiring Nurses 2024

3 Min Read Published December 16, 2021
Best Gifts for Retiring Nurses

Between 2000 and 2018, the average age of employed registered nurses increased from 42.7 to 47.9 years old. And nearly half (47.5%) of all RNs are now over the age of 50. Amidst one of the worst nursing shortages, the number of retiring nurses only continues to increase each year. 

After years of service, finding the perfect gift for the retiring nurse can be a daunting task! There are often not enough “thank yous” to these nurses. But a small token of appreciation will not only make them feel loved but also appreciated. 

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Canvas Tote

Everyone loves a good tote bag! This one is perfect for the retiring nurse. Especially if filled with other thoughtful goodies. Made from natural canvas fabric, this tote comes in two different sizes with one awesome slogan. 

Buy CafePress Nurse Retirement Quotes Tote Bag Starting at $10.99


This beautiful stethoscope necklace is the perfect gift for the soon-to-be-retired nurse. Embellished with a genuine crystal from Austria, you can either pick the nurse’s birthstone or favorite color! A wonderful gift for a retired nurse to always remember her life’s work and dedication. 

Buy Sterling Silver Stethoscope Necklace for $33.99

Crystal Plaque

Expensive - yes! Personalized - yes! Fully customizable with the retired nurse’s name, credentials, date of retirement, and workplace name. This makes a great group gift for retiring nurses. 

Buy Personalized Crystal Nurse Retirement Gift Plaque for $159.99

Wine Tumbler

This rose gold wine tumbler is printed with the funny saying “Retired under new management see grandkids for details”. Perfect for hot or cold beverages is holds 12 ounces of your favorite delicious beverage. 

Buy Wine Tumbler for $15.95

Retirement Socks

Time to take off those compression socks and put on some fun socks for relaxing. Ideal for lounging around during a movie or reading your favorite book - these socks are a great gift for a retired male or female nurse. 

Buy Women's and Men's Nurse Novelty Socks for $10.90

Coffee Mug

No need for a thermos to keep your coffee hot during those long shifts. Now your favorite retired nurse can sit back and enjoy a nice pipin’ hot cup of Joe while reading the morning paper or watching the news.


Buy Nurse Retirement Mug for $12.97

Retirement Book

Retiring can be scary! This book highlights the best things you absolutely need to do to enjoy your retirement to the fullest. With 50 useful tips and suggestions for retirement, this book is the perfect read for the newly retired nurse. 

Buy Fun Things To Do In Retirement: A Practical and Effective Guide for $14.99

Spa Gift Basket

This lavender-scented ten-piece spa gift basket includes two bath bombs, hand soap, hand cream, shower gel, body lotion, body butter, bubble bath, bath salt, bath puff, and handmade weaved gift bag. Perfect for a relaxing bath or a long hot shower!

Buy Lavender Spa Gift Basket for $34.97

Foot Massager

Working twelve-hour shifts can be exhausting, especially on the feet. This amazing foot massager machine has built-in air compression, soothing heat function, deep-kneading nodes, and a detachable foot cover. While the retired nurse might not be on their feet as much, this foot massager will still provide much-needed relief.

Buy Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine for $79.99

Deep Tissue Massager

Retired nurses might have more free time and even indulge in a professional massage but this at-home deep tissue massager is a great alternative. With over 9,000 positive reviews, this heated personal massager comes in handy to relieve knots, tension, spasms, aches, and pains. Relieving tension in the neck and shoulders, muscle tension, knots, spasms, aches, and pains.

Buy this heated neck and shoulder massager for $49.99

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