When looking at retirement gifts for nurses, there are tons of options available! Should your nurse retirement gifts be funny or serious? Clinical or heartfelt? No matter who you are or what you’re looking for, this list of nursing retirement gifts will give you some ideas for where to start.
The 35 Best Retirement Gifts for Nurses
These delightful retirement socks are emblazoned with the words “Nurse Off Duty: Do Not Disturb.” They’re crafted from a stretchy but soft blend of cotton, nylon, and spandex, helping to keep your toes warm without chafing.
- Fits most women size 7+
- Cotton, nylon, and spandex blend
- Machine washable
- Does not shrink
The Legend Has Retired Funny Mug
This silly mug makes a perfect retirement gift for nurses. Emblazoned with “The Legend Has Retired,” the tumbler holds 16 ounces of liquid and is made from insulated stainless steel. It even has a lid to protect your beverages from spillage and the elements.
- Double wall vacuum seal
- Insulated stainless steel
- Holds 16 ounces
- Includes lid for travel
Retired Nurse Shirt
This funny t-shirt is a great gift to remind the nurses in your life to look forward to retirement. Available in eight colors and six sizes, there’s sure to be a design that meets your needs. The item is handmade and crafted from ring-spun cotton.
- Comfy cotton material
- Available in 8 colors
- Available in 6 sizes
- Handmade by the shop owner
Retired Nurse Candle
This soy candle comes with a label declaring that the nurse retired in this specific year. With nine ounces of wax, the candle boasts a burn time of over 45 hours. The lavender essential oils have been infused for an aromatic but clean burn.
- 9 ounce soy candle
- Burns for 45 hours
- Lavender aromatherapy helps with relaxation
- Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
Personalized Retired Gifts for Nurses Decoration
If you know a nurse who loves cozy decor, this decoration makes a great wall hanging. It has a sweet message celebrating their life and retirement, along with their name and the date of retirement. Each plaque is handmade with the print set on top.
- 8” x 10” wooden plaque
- Sweet, personalized message with name and date
- Can be hung from the wall
- Hand crafted using burlap and wood
Nurse Retirement Plaque
With the same sweet heartfelt message and personalization as the previous option, this tile plaque makes an awesome interior decoration. Rather than hanging it on the wall, you can display it in a stand on a table or shelf.
- Tile plaque personalized with name and date
- 6” x 6” or 8” x 12” options
- White or marble finishes
- Can purchase display stand at the same time
This beautiful, durable tile plaque can be displayed on a table!
This canvas tote bag functions great as a purse, reusable shopping bag, or vacation carry-on. When not in use, it folds up tight and compact. The print shows a unique side of your personality, with each tote bag being sharply printed in the US!
- Canvas material is lightweight and reusable
- 2 available sizes
- Sharp, professional printing
- Folds tightly and compactly for easy storage when not in use
Silly but practical, this canvas tote can carry whatever you need wherever you need!
This sterling silver necklace comes with a stethoscope charm, outfitted with the recipient’s birthstone. All twelve birthstones are available. It’s a beautiful piece of jewelry that comes in its own gift box and even has a 12-month warranty.
- Can choose birthstone
- Comes already wrapped in gift box
- 18-inch chain
- 12 month warranty after purchase
These wind chimes gently sway in the breeze, containing a heartfelt and beautiful message. Retiring nurses might enjoy placing them on a balcony or in a garden. You can personalize the pendant with the name and date, as well as opt for gift wrapping.
- Personalized with name and date
- Available in gold or black
- Can be shipped already gift wrapped
Nurse Heartbeat Necklace
This special retirement gifts for nurses works well for occasions from nursing school graduations to retirement. Available in three colors, the necklace is wrapped around a special greeting card. Each card has a poignant, empowering message for nurses.
- Available in 3 colors
- Includes nursing greeting card
- Adjustable chain from 16 to 18 inches
This customized bookmark comes with a vital message: Enjoy the next chapter! Made for graduations and retirement alike, it’s a great choice for a retirement party. You get to choose the style, charm, and add a personalization like a name, initials, and date.
- Personalize with name, initials, date, and/or year
- 25 different charms to choose from
- Hand crafted by the shop owner
Built for life transitions, this customized bookmark is perfect for retirees!
The Legend Has Retired Whiskey Glass
Maybe the other Legend Has Retired mug wasn’t enough. If your favorite nurse is more interested in whiskey than coffee and hot chocolate, this is the perfect glass! It holds 11 ounces of liquid but is compact enough to tuck into a corner of the cupboard.
- Holds 11 ounces
- Dishwasher safe for easy maintenance
- Comes in an individual gift box
This is a great retirement gift for the whiskey lovers in your life!
Bath Bomb Set
Do you know a nurse who deserves a DIY spa day? These 12 bath bombs might be just the thing. In addition to turning the water cool colors, they’re infused with shea and cocoa butter to help moisturize dry skin. Every set is even handmade!
- Includes 12 bath bombs
- Infused with cocoa butter to moisturize dry skin
- Hand crafted with natural ingredients
- Won’t stain the tub with the colors
This mug comes with a printed message that reminds your loved one just how important their work is. It’s customized specifically for nurses, including a cartoon stethoscope and heart. The mug holds 11 ounces and is safe to use in both your microwave and dishwasher.
- Sweet message with cartoon nurse graphics
- Holds 11 ounces of liquid
- Microwave and dishwasher safe
Poignant and sweet, this retirement mug will mean a lot!
Luxury Candle Set
This gift set comes with four natural candles, all infused with soothing lavender essential oils. They have a total combined burn time of 60 hours. A gold-colored metal lid is also included for easy transportation when not in use.
- Each is 2.2 ounces
- Soothing lavender oils enhance relaxation
- Burn time of 60 hours in total
Retired Nurse Sweatshirt
This sweatshirt is sure to get a smile, with its “Not My Problem Anymore” quote. At the same time, it’s cozy enough to protect those in chillier climates. Since you can choose from nine colors, there’s something to suit any style!
- Funny sweatshirt for retirees
- Available in 9 colors with a personalized message
- Available in 5 sizes, hooded or non-hooded
- Blend of soft cotton and polyester
Comfy and funny, this sweatshirt is a great way to relax!
Nurse Retirement Keychain
This keychain comes with a sweet message: “No one can ever fill your shoes.” It is crafted from hypoallergenic stainless steel and totally free of lead and nickel. The keychain comes in a soft velvet gift bag, so you don’t need to wrap it! This is an amazing retirement gift for nurses due to its sentimental and thoughtful touch.
- Hypoallergenic stainless steel
- Lead and nickel free
- Comes packaged in a velvet gift bag
Use this keychain to let a retiring nurse know how much you’ll miss them!
This comfy blanket resembles a quilt, with squares filled with funny and encouraging messages. It is handmade using linen and fleece. A perfect addition to the back of your couch or to be hung on the wall like a tapestry!
- Handmade fleece and linen blanket
- Panels with funny nursing messages
- 3 styles available
- 3 sizes available
What better way to appreciate a nurse than with a cozy blanket?
Nursing Themed Pendant Necklace
This sterling silver pendant comes with the caduceus angel wrapped inside heart-shaped angel wings. In fact, it made our list of the best gifts for nurses. It’s a beautiful necklace that brings to mind all the hard work nurses do. The materials are hypoallergenic, and there’s a satisfaction guarantee for 90 days.
- Hypoallergenic sterling silver without lead or nickel
- Beautiful caduceus angel pendant
- Special gift packaging and design
- Satisfaction guarantee with full money back within 90 days
Personalized Gift Box
The gift box and contents are personalized with a name. Included is everything you need for a self-care spa day, like lip balm, body butter, a bath bomb, a soy candle, and a meditation stone for relaxation. There’s even hand-crafted artisan soap!
- Self-care gift box with the recipient’s name
- Includes spa items, a soy candle, and a meditation stone
- Daily mantra card for meditation
- Hand crafted goods like body butter and artisanal soap
This beautiful decoration takes a see-through glass wine bottle and prints a heartfelt message on it. The interior has been strung with lights that glow shining yellow when plugged in. It’s a great decoration to add to any interior, creative and crafty at the same time!
- Glass wine bottle painted by hand
- Lights inside glow yellow when plugged in
- Sharp vinyl lettering with a positive message
- Choice of battery-powered or plug-in lights
This lighted wine bottle is a beautiful decoration in any home!
Keurig Mini Coffee Maker
Taking up just five inches of space, this coffee maker can be tucked into the tightest spaces on your counter. It brews single cups from 6 to 12 ounces using Keurig pods. Coffee is ready in minutes, and the removable drip tray lets you use larger travel mugs too!
Thankfully, Keurig is a bit better than Nespresso in that you can use reusable K-cups, making it more environmentally friendly. Learn more about how the reusable K-cups work, so that you’re equipped to defend the eco-friendliness of this gift!
Learn how the Keurig mini coffee maker works, and you may even want to buy one for yourself!
- Super compact mini coffee maker
- Brews one cup of 6 to 12 ounces of coffee
- Uses Keurig coffee pods for fresh coffee in minutes
- Accommodates larger mugs with the removable drip tray
New Kimono Robe
This kimono robe uses ultra-soft fabric to keep you warm during the night. Available in tons of colors, there’s a style to suit anyone’s fashion taste! The robe can be purchased in a range of sizes and is guaranteed to remain in good condition even after being washed several times.
- Soft, warm velour fabric with a sturdy finish
- Available in 20 colors and styles
- Available in 8 sizes covering XS to 3X
- Nightwear built to withstand multiple washes without fraying
Christmas ornaments are a great way to personalize your holiday experience. This beautiful silver ornament has a heart-shaped pendant printed with the word “Nurse.” It is built using brass finished with silver, set with sparkling diamonds. It even arrives in a gift pouch!
- Sturdy brass with a silver finish and sparkling diamonds
- Nursing-themed Christmas ornament
- Comes in a black fabric pouch, so no need for wrapping
- Matching sets of jewelry available
Decadent Gift Basket
This gift basket comes with all sorts of edible delights, including Ghirardelli dark chocolate, caramel corn, caramel squares, mini pretzels, almond bark, chocolate-covered cashews, and peanut brittle. It’s all the salty sweetness anyone could ever want! We also have some other nurse gift basket ideas, too.
- Handmade chocolate and caramel treats
- Chocolates, caramels, popcorn, pretzels, and nuts
- Shipped with ice pack to keep cool in hot weather
- Can include a personalized gift message
How to Retire Book
This book is designed to help retirees truly live their best lives. Having enough money is only one part of the deal. You also need to balance leisure, creativity, fitness, and social outings. The wisdom here is excellent for new retirees who are still navigating this huge life change.
- Packed with wisdom for new retirees
- Advice about balancing physical, mental, emotional, and social health
- Make your retirement your favorite part of being alive
- Holistic approach to the retirement lifestyle and goals
Luxury Hand Cream Set
This gift set comes with three French hand creams, all crafted with 20% shea butter and plant-based ingredients. More on the benefits of shea butter here.
You get a gardenia, orange blossom, and rose acacia scent. Each cream helps to moisturize and protect the skin for a truly luxurious feel. We also have a whole list of the best hand lotions for nurses in general.
- 3 one-ounce bottles of hand cream crafted in France
- 20% moisturizing shea butter plus plant-based ingredients
- Gardenia, orange blossom, and rose acacia scents
- Comes in tin gift box for easy handling
Barnett’s Cookie Basket
The cookie gift basket comes with 20 sandwich-style gourmet cookies from Barnett’s. There are five included flavors: peppermint, rainbow chip, coconut, nut, and cranberry. Every cookie is freshly baked and hand-dipped in chocolate, and the box is neatly tied with a gift ribbon.
- 20 gourmet sandwich-style cookies from Barnett’s
- 5 included flavors
- Hand dipped in dark dessert-quality chocolate
- Packaged in a gift box neatly tied with a ribbon
Ghiradelli Gift Basket
For the chocolate lovers in your life, you might consider this lovely Ghiradelli gift basket. It includes Ghiradelli signature chocolate squares and delicious popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels. This gift basket is beautifully presented and topped off with a warm, navy ribbon.
- Bulk package of Ghiradelli chocolate products
- Mix of milk and dark chocolate
This gift basket has all the Ghiradelli chocolate a person can dream of!
This stylish sterling silver necklace is outfitted with a compass pendant. For retirees entering a new chapter of their lives, it’s a reminder to always follow your heart. The packaging protects the necklace from tangling or tarnishing while in transit, and the metal is hypoallergenic.
- Compass pendant shows retirees the way
- Hypoallergenic sterling silver with no nickel
- 18 inch chain with small, dainty pendant
- Comes with tissue paper, a notecard, and gift bag to assemble
Funny Wine Tumbler
This wine glass is specifically made for retirees who love to indulge. The large capacity glass can hold 15 ounces of wine. Meanwhile, the design won’t fade or chip in the dishwasher. It is resistant to scratches. The manufacturer has even offered a customer satisfaction guarantee.
- Wine glass for retirees who love indulgence
- Holds 15 ounces of liquid
- Durable print doesn’t chip or fade
- Dishwasher safe with a customer satisfaction guarantee
There may not be many occasions to wear it, but a retirement party is a great time to bust out the tiara! This “Retired” party tiara is made from alloy metal and bedazzled with dozens of rhinestones. The crystals catch and reflect the light, drawing every eye to the center of attention!
- Alloy metal with one size that fits most
- Includes a retirement sash as well
- Great for spicing up a retirement party
Ceramic Jewelry Tray
This dish is built to hold jewelry and other small trinkets. It is printed with a kind message that wishes the recipient a happy retirement. The letters are solid enough to keep from wearing out over time, while the dish itself comes packaged with a gift box and bubble bag.
- Can hold jewelry or trinkets
- Kind message wishing a happy retirement
- Includes gift box, bubble bag, and two protective sponges
- Durable enough not to fade or chip over time
Practical and heartfelt, this jewelry tray can hold all of your valuable pieces!
Retired Beer Mug
This beer mug is perfect for retirees who just want to kick their feet up and have a cold drink. The glass handle allows for easy maneuvering, and the mug itself holds 15 ounces. It’s totally dishwasher safe and great for big events. The manufacturer even includes a money back satisfaction guarantee.
- Sturdy glass beer mug designed for retirees
- Holds 15 ounces of liquid
- Dishwasher safe and durable enough for picnics and parties
- Comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer
A great gift for the retired beer lovers in your life!
Sandalwood Gift Set
For those who prefer more masculine scents, this sandalwood kit has everything you need. It comes with seven items for an at-home spa day, including bubble bath, shower gel, body wash, body lotion, bath crystals, and a sponge. The aromatherapy is super helpful for relaxing and unwinding!
- DIY spa treatment with masculine sandalwood scent
- 7 pieces including bubble bath, body wash, lotion, shower gel, and crystals
- Relaxing aromatherapy in the bath or shower
- Comes in special gift packaging for easy use
Retirement Gifts for Nurses FAQ
What are good thank you gifts for nurses?
What can you gift a retiring nurse coworker?
Can you give funny gifts for nursing retirement?
If the nurse likes a joke, then sure! Funny retirement gifts for nurses like a silly mug are a great choice for retiring nurses with a great sense of humor.
Retirement gifts for nurses come in many shapes and sizes. As long as you know the person well, you shouldn’t have any trouble! We highly recommend cozy items like these retirement socks or a bath bomb set.