Believe it or not, being a travel nurse isn’t all about the adventure that comes with traveling.

A survey in 2017 found that 50% of nurses were tired all the time due to stress from work and chose travel as an escape from the “sameness” of being a staff RN.

This Christmas, show some love to the travel nurses in your life with some amazing gifts.

To get you started, here are some gift ideas that every travel nurse will appreciate.


With all the chaos in a travel nurse’s life, handling multiple patients or planning for their next work destination, a smartwatch can be an absolute godsend.

This allows the travel nurses to have immediate access to all their necessary apps in places where taking out their phones is inconvenient. 

This all-rounder gift especially comes in handy when it comes to texts, step counting, and scheduling reminders. 

Compression Socks

Who on earth would be happy with socks for Christmas, you ask?

Travel nurses! All the work and traveling have travel nurses constantly on their feet. This leaves their feet puffy, swollen and covered with visible veins caused by poor blood circulation. OK, maybe not ALL travel nurses, but you know what I mean.

Compression socks are worth their weight in gold in comfort for nurses. They support blood circulation in the lower leg without feeling uncomfortably tight. So, if you know any travel nurse who constantly complains about their tired feet, this gift is perfect.

Gift Cards

In a survey, 35% of US respondents preferred vouchers and gift cards as Christmas gifts.

You can get the travel nurse in your life gift cards for massages, their favorite coffee shop, or even airline vouchers. If you want a safe gift option, you can’t really go wrong with gift cards. 

This also saves you the pressure of deciding what gift would make them the happiest.

Travel bags

A travel RN could never have enough travel bags.

The number one traveling tip for travel nurses is light packing. So, a lightweight travel bag with plenty of space would be a perfect gift for any travel nurse. Not to mention, they can use the bag while traveling for leisure as well.

Another amazing gift would be backpacks or laptop bags designed for daily use with plenty of compartments for their scrubs, devices, water bottles, etc.  


Nurses are known for their hospitality and caring nature, which goes out of the window when it comes to self-care.

It’s easy to lose track of time during shifts ending up dehydrated and hungry. A tumbler would be a travel nurse’s best friend in such cases.

A high-quality, easy-to-carry tumbler to accompany the travel nurse during shifts and traveling is an ideal gift. Tumblers with quirky or motivational quotes will also lift their moods in times of stress and exhaustion.

The final word

Travel nurses are heroes who work tirelessly every day.

With some of them spending this Christmas at work, away from home, make sure they don’t miss out on Christmas cheer with these amazing gifts.

To learn more about the travel nursing opportunity and cities across the country, visit Bestica Healthcare and start planning your next assignment today.


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