25 Best Gifts for Healthcare Workers

October 31, 2023

Explore gifts for healthcare workers that are perfect for recognizing and showing your team appreciation!

Looking for the best gifts for healthcare workers? When it comes to corporate gifting, we’ve compiled a list of favorites that are ideal for recognizing and celebrating hard-working teams! 

Employees in the healthcare industry are often considered the unsung heroes of our society, working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of others. As a gesture of thanks, a practical tool to make their demanding jobs a bit easier, or even a luxury item to celebrate the holidays or an important milestone, personalized gifts for healthcare workers offer a meaningful way to show support. 

25 Best Healthcare Swag and Gifts

Here we've curated a list of the 25 best gifts for those dedicated employees whose unwavering commitment and invaluable contributions to our well-being should never go unnoticed. Whether you're searching for a present for a nurse, doctor, paramedic, technician, or other healthcare professional, check out our list of inspiring personalized gifts for healthcare workers!

1. Custom Fleece Sweater Vest 

Not only is this Patagonia Fleece Vest comprised of 100% recycled polyester, but it’s made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory. From the extra warmth to the name-brand style, Patagonia offers the best healthcare swag. 

Shown: Patagonia Fleece Vest 

2. Fleece Jacket

For fashionable outerwear that looks as good as it feels, talk to your Gemnote rep for options on personalizing fleece jackets like this one from Columbia.

Shown: Columbia Women's Panorama™ Snap Fleece Jacket

3. Patagonia Jacket 

Looking to really spoil your favorite healthcare workers? With 100% recycled polyester this full-zip jacket combines a sweater-knit aesthetic with a jacket styling. 

Shown: Patagonia Full Zip Jacket 

4. Cooler Bag 

What makes cooler bags great gifts for healthcare office workers? The versatility of course! A puffy Baggu bag is perfect for drinks and snacks at the park, lunches at the office, summer picnics, fall tailgating, and the list goes on. 

Shown: Baggu Puffy Cooler Bag  


5. Custom Wide Bottle

Drinkware comes in all shapes and sizes, but not all brands are created equally. So for a style your healthcare workers will appreciate, check out the wide-mouth BPA-free ETS Express bottle with a threaded lid and carrying handle. It’s also optimal for adding ice! 

Shown: ETS Express h2go wide 2.0

6. Personalized Enamel Pin

Small gifts for healthcare workers don’t have to skimp on the branding! Case in point, enamel pins are perfect for customizing and pinning on everything from denim jackets to puffy coolers, backpacks, and more! 

Photo courtesy of World Market; Shown: Plant-Powered Enamel Pins 3 Pack

7. No-Leak Bento Box

Bento boxes are versatile and sustainable gifts for healthcare workers! Plus, with the separate tray and bottom compartments, keeping foods from becoming an unintended casserole just got easier. 

Shown: W+P Bento Box Style, Multi-Layer Lunch Box

8. Branded Crewneck Sweatshirt

Warm and cozy, yet professional and on brand. When it comes to choosing a great crewneck look for soft fabrications that are designed to last. Then let your branding bring it to life!

Photo courtesy of Sporty and Rich (Health is Wealth) and Urban Outfitters (Guess Originals) 

9. The Perfect Tumbler

In case you haven’t heard, the internet has spoken, and the Stanley Tumbler is on everybody’s wish list. Maybe it’s the extra large (30-40-ounce size) that still fits in most cup holders. Or, quite possibly, it’s the convenience of having a tumbler that’s also dishwasher-safe. Whatever it is, this perfectly-insulated Stanley favorite makes the best healthcare swag. 

Shown: Stanley H 2.0 Flow State Tumbler

10. Branded Backpack

When it comes to backpacks you can’t beat the bells and whistles of the Topo Designs Rover Classic backpack! Featuring a flap top with dual side-release buckle closures and drawstring cinch closure, a padded laptop sleeve inside, pockets, compression straps, and a top handle, it’s just as hard-working as your team!

Shown: Topo Designs Classic Rover Pack

11. Small Bluetooth Speaker

When it comes to small gifts for healthcare workers, this small but mighty speaker doesn’t skimp on the sound! Ready to start branding? Reach out to your Gemnote rep or take a look at the best swag stores

Shown: Lexon Small Bluetooth Speaker


12. Durable Custom Tote

For the gift that breathes sustainability, canvas totes are perfect for replacing plastic bags and can even double as packaging to distribute your gift! And when it comes to branding, a great sustainable tote is perfect for showcasing your logo!


Photo courtesy of Sporty and Rich; Shown: Bristol Crest Tote bag

13. Custom Power Bank

When it comes to the demands of the job, your healthcare team is probably known for bringing everything they’ve got! So when it comes to great healthcare swag, why not help them stay connected on even the toughest of days with a portable power bank? 

Shown: Lexon Power Bank

14. Custom Moisture Wicking Shirt

Looking for the best gifts for healthcare workers? With a Nike Dri Fit shirt, you and your recipients won’t have to sweat the details. Perfect for days on the go and on the run! Check out our Look Book for more Nike styles. You can also talk to a Gemnote rep about customizing bulk gifts for healthcare workers.    

Shown: Nike Dri Fit Long Sleeve Shirt

15. Customized Phone Sling

When it comes to corporate swag healthcare gifts, what’s better than a branded phone sling that offers hands-free convenience? They’re brilliant for corporate swag healthcare and trade show swag gifts.  

Photo courtesy of Pinkoi; Shown: STRAP Mobile Phone Lanyard Set

16. Baggu Laptop Case

This puffy favorite from Baggu is ideal for branding and comes in 11 patterns and colors. Plus, it’s excellent for protecting their laptop. Talk to your Gemnote rep for customization options!

Shown: Baggu Lap Top Sleeve

17. Hand Sanitizer

For the team that helps everyone else win the battle against germs, don’t forget award-winning hand sanitizer when creating your healthcare swag bags and gift boxes. Plus, with Touchland’s proprietary liquid-based solution that kills 99.99% of germs, their 12-curated scent options are also moisturizing hands. 


Shown: Touchland Hand Sanitizer

18. A Custom Hoodie

Can one have too many hoodies? When they’re made for softness, warmth, and long-lasting durability, definitely not! For major appreciation, add in features like kangeroo pockets. Then, let your personalization bring in the fun with puffy logos (like these) custom patches, or embroidery.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Winston; Shown Puffy Print Hoodies

19. Designer Laptop Sleeve

Want to really spoil your gifts for healthcare office workers or those in the field? You can’t go wrong with a custom laptop sleeve by a high-end designer! 

Talk to your Gemnote rep for ideas or get inspired with more custom luxe gift ideas.

Photo courtesy of Coach; Shown: Coachtopia Lap Quilted Cloud Laptop Sleeve

20. Water Bottle Sling

We probably don’t need to remind you or your hardworking team of the importance of staying hydrated on and off the clock. Luckily, there’s a customizable water bottle sling that subtly reinforces this great habit while offering hands-free convenience everywhere they go. 

For the ultimate kudos, create corporate swag healthcare kits with branded Baggu puffy laptop sleeves, water bottle slings, and cooler bags. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more options. 

Shown: Puffy Water Bottle Sling

21. Durable Tumbler with Logo

Looks like glass, yet the highly transparent, co-polyester material this tumbler is made from is durable, scratch-resistant, and perfect for use day after day. 

Want to take your water bottle up a notch? Create a custom carabiner for additional small gifts for healthcare workers that allow recipients to transport water bottles like this one that have a top handle to backpacks and more for added convenience. Talk to your Gemnote rep for additional ideas!

Photo courtesy of Mr. Porter; Shown: Café Kitsuné X Kinto Amber Hue Tumbler 

22. Customized Fanny Packs

Just like the water bottle and phone slings, a custom fanny pack also makes terrific personalized gifts for healthcare workers while offering that coveted hands-free convenience! Plus, what once was a staple for tourists is now ideal for transporting small essentials like keys, wallets, earbuds, and more. 

For even greater versatility, ask your Gemnote rep for ideas on fanny packs that dub as coolers, like this one below from Igloo! Or for the adventurer, look for added features like inside and outside pockets so small items stay secure while your recipient stays organized. 

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters (left) and Why I Love Where I Live (right); Shown: Igloo Fanny Pack Cooler and Adventure Fanny Pack

23. Custom Socks

When brainstorming your list of personalized gifts for healthcare workers, don’t overlook the basics! For that one item you can’t have too many pairs of—look to socks! And, with so many ways to brand them, as well as styles to choose from, they easily become a gift with soul—or should we say soles? 

Tip: For teams who are on their feet all day, branded compression socks may be the perfect fit! Talk to your Gemnote rep for ideas.  

Photo courtesy of Only New York; Shown: Only New York Crew Socks

24. Custom Branded Duffel Bag

For work, weekends, commuting, and of course the gym, nothing beats a beautifully-branded duffel bag. Not only does this make for sustainable healthcare swag, but there are so many styles to choose from. When it’s time to add your logo, you have plenty of options there as well. From embroidery and screen printing to labels and patches, like the style below, there’s something for every industry, company, and recipient!

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters; Shown: Urban Outfitters Terra Thread Organic Cotton Gym Bag 

25. Bluetooth Earbuds

For the best healthcare swag, you can’t go wrong with quality earbuds that keep the music going for up to 8 hours. Plus, with active noise canceling, your recipient can unwanted external noise. Additional features, include on-device controls for music, calls, and voice assistant and a built-in microphone with wind reduction. 

Shown: Studio Buds True Wireless NC Earbuds in White

Still searching for that ultimate gift? When it comes to getting unforgettable gifts for healthcare workers, check out our Look Book or contact your Gemnote rep for more ideas and a curated collection of styles to fit your brand and your budget! 

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