12 Thoughtful Nurse Gift Ideas [DIY]


There are many creative ways to say thank you! So to inspire you to make something fun for a special nurse or caretaker that deserves a ‘thank you very much’ here are 12 Thoughtful DIY Nurse Gift Ideas and crafts you can make.

These nurse gifts include thank you cookies, an ornament, candy gifts, donut gift, lip balm gift, hand sanitizer gift, surgical cap and so much more!

Nurse Gifts

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Lil' Luna

DIY Nurse Gifts

1. Nurse Gifts [free printables] ~ A simple gift to create using an empty mason jar or bottle, candy and the free printable label by Lil’ Luna. She also includes a free printable tag for hand soap. {high fives!}


2. Thank You Nurse Cookies ~ These nurse cookies are absolute perfection! Sweetopia shows you how to make these gorgeous nurse thank you cookies step by step.

Somewhat Simple

3.  Donut Thank You Tag ~ Whether you are buying donuts or making your own this posts has an adorable free printable tag that reads “Donut know what we’d do without nurses like you!”. Simply download, print and attach to packaged donuts.

Hello Splendid

4. Call Button Relief Fund [printable tag] ~ If you’ve ever had a nurse that has worked long hours and has been extraordinary to you then this Call Button Relief Fund gift idea by Hello Splendid is the perfect way to say thank you! Add some snacks to a basket, box or bag and attach the free printable tag. Easy peasy!

Live Laugh Rowe

5. You’re a Lifesaver Printable ~ “You’re a lifesaver!”, a clever saying by Live Laugh Rowe that you can add to a roll of lifesavers. Download, print and attach to a package or the candy itself.

Eighteen 25

6.  Thanks A “Latte” [Thank You Note] ~ A thank you note that is perfect for the coffee lover in your life. This adorable card doubles as a great gift card holder for you favorite coffee lover.

Craft Buds

Caretaker Gift Ideas 

7. “In Good Hands” [free printable] ~ Thank a nurse or caretaker with a practical gift, a bottle of hand sanitizer or soap and an adorable tag by Craft Buds that reads, “”I’m in good hands with you”. Simply print the free tags and attach to a bottle of hand sanitizer and add a cute ribbon or twine.

U Create

8.  You’re the Balm [free printable] ~ A cute and simple gift that’s perfect for all ages.  Add the cute printable tag by U Create (available in 3 colors) to a jar of EOS.

Made to Be a Momma

9. Delivery Nurse Thank You Gift [free printable tag] ~ If you’ve had a baby before you know how much you depend on your delivery and recovery nurses. This is a great way to show them your appreciation! These little gift bags by Made to Be a Momma won’t cost a fortune to put together, but are a super cute way to say thanks!

Simply Kelly Designs

10. DIY Ornament for Nurses ~ This adorable ornament by Simply Kelly Designs is made with a metal heart ornament for Michael’s! Use some red chalk paint and a die cut to add the American Red Cross.

Craft Passion

How to Say Thank You

11. Respiratory Masks ~ These respiratory masks by Craft Passion come in 3 sizes so your whole family can be protected from germs and pollution. No need to be an operating room nurse to appreciate this pattern!

12Surgical Cap for Men ~ Don’t worry! There are free patterns to make your favorite male operating room nurse a surgical cap, too!

12 Thoughtful Nurse Gift Ideas [DIY]


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