National Nurses Week 2020 Gift Ideas

National Nurses Week 2020 Gift Ideas from NYFifth

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. National Nurses Day is held annually on May 6th to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society.

The World Health Organization declares it the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. As part of the celebration, the American Nurses Association (ANA) will celebrate nurses for the entire month of May to expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing. ANA selected the theme for May as Nurses Make a Difference. Because whether it is a national health emergency or routine daily care, nurses’ vital contributions impact the health and well-being of our communities. To honor nurses and support the nursing profession, ANA will promote weekly themes and activities. This will expand opportunities to recognize nurses’ contributions, promote self-care and professional development, educate our communities about what nurses do, and inspire future generations of the profession.

Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic quickly, our nurses work with courage and compassion and under extremely challenging circumstances. It’s more important than ever to thank our nurses during this National Nurses Week. Celebrate and inspire your nurses and nursing staff with appreciation gifts from! We’ve picked the best and practical nursing tote bags, backpacks, duffel bags, lunch bags and jackets that can be personalized with your facility’s logo or personal message to make your National Nurses Day gifts extra special and memorable!

Tote Bags

Tote bags are the most practical items to give as nurse week gifts, since they are perfect for everyday use or can be used as great nursing bags in the work place. Shop our wide selection of stylish personalized nurse tote bags in a variety of colors, sizes and material. Below are 4 best tote bags for nurses:

Gemline 1100 Select Zippered Tote

Gemline 1100 Select Zippered Tote from NYfifth
One of our best-selling tote bags! Made with 600D Polyester, and features zipper closure, front pocket with pen loop, mesh pockets for water bottles, this Gemline select tote bag for nurse has a long term use and keeps your essentials safe and secured. The front pocket is the perfect place to add personalization to make this tote extra unique. Available in 7 colors, this custom zippered tote is the perfect nurse tote for work!

Port Authority BG410 Essential Zip Tote

Port Authority BG410 Essential Zip Tote from NYFifth
There’s plenty of room to hold your nursing gear in this Port Authority essential zip tote. Made with 600 denier polyester canvas and features a zip closure for the main compartment, this must-have nurse tote bag is durable and will keep your essentials safe. There are 15 colors for you to choose from.

Port & Company BG415 Core Fleece Sweatshirt Tote

Port Company BG415 Core Fleece Sweatshirt Tote from NYFifth
Designed to look like our popular PC78H hooded sweatshirt, this Port & Company fleece sweatshirt tote is great for everyday wear. It’s made of 7.8-ounce, 50/50 cotton/poly fleece for softness and comfort. It features air jet yarn for a soft, pill-resistant finish; sturdy, reinforced cotton webbing handles, and V-stitch detail. The front pouch pocket is the perfect place for decoration.

Gemline 1833 Express Packable Tote

Gemline 1833 Express Packable Tote from NYFifth
For a more lightweight nurse tote bag that can be used for other things, look to the Gemline express packable tote! This lightweight tote is packable and portable that is perfect for on-the-go use. It features a bungee with toggle wrap closure keeping your essentials secured. This tote bag is made with 190T Polyester that’s easy to clean.


Backpacks are the essential for work life. Our backpacks for nurses have large organization compartment space and pockets to carry all of your basic medical gear and you can easily sort out them. Below are 4 functional backpacks for work:

High Sierra 8050-37 Swerve 17″ Computer Backpack

High Sierra Swerve 17 Computer Backpack from NYFifth
The High Sierra swerve computer backpack are great gifts for nurses who are always on the go. It has plenty of room to carry your basic medical gear. It features an organizer compartment with multiple pockets, a zippered mesh pocket with a key fob and a handy media player pocket plus a valuables pocket for a smartphone. Side mesh water bottle pockets. S-shaped Vapel™ mesh Airflow™ padded shoulder straps offer a comfortable suspension system, thumb-ring pulls and a cell phone pocket. A Vapel mesh grab handle and padded back features a tuck-away waist belt. Includes lifetime warranty. There are 4 colors to choose from.

LEEDS 3250-99 Coil Backpack

LEEDS Coil Backpack from NYFifth
The coil backpack is great for nurses’ work life or even for everyday use. It features a large zippered main compartment with a headphone port, a zippered front pocket and side mesh water bottle pockets. Comes with a padded back panel and padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

Port Authority BG100 Xcape™ Computer Backpack

Port Authority BG100 Xcape Computer Backpack from NYFifth
The Port Authority Xcape™ backpack is a great work backpack for nurses. The Xcape™ keeps laptop protected with lots of dedicated space. It features front zippered pocket with organizer panel, comfortable ergonomic padded straps, padded, channeled back for ventilation, convenient headphone exit port, and two side mesh pockets.

LEEDS 3251-98 Sling Shot Sling Backpack

LEEDS Sling Shot Sling Backpack from NYFifth
The sling shot sling backpack is a great bag for nurses’ daily life. Though smaller than a regular backpack,  it offers a sleek, chic, and useful way to carry your belongings. It features a main zippered compartment, a side mesh water bottle pocket and an adjustable cross-over shoulder strap.

Duffel Bags

Duffel bag is a perfect companion for sports or a short travel. It can open wide to reveal a roomy interior that holds shoes and a change of clothes. Duffel bags are great gifts for nurses who like sports or traveling. Below are four of our best custom duffel bags for personalization.

Gemline 4301 Everyday Packaway Duffel

Gemline 4301 Everyday Packaway Duffel from NYFifth

The Gemline everyday duffel is packable and portable for travel convenience. Packs easily away into the back of the side zippered pocket. When unpacked, side zippered pocket is ideal for storing accessories. Slash pocket provides extra storage and organization. It features removable carabiner and top grab handles for easily carry-on.

Gemline 7006 Sequel Sport Bag

Gemline 7006 Sequel Sport Bag from NYFifth

The Gemline sport bag is a good companion for the gym. It has large zippered main compartment with cord pull to carry all of your sport gear. It features front mesh water bottle pocket, shoulder strap and top grab handles. Back panel of each bag matches primary bag color. This custom duffel bag is a practical gift for the nurse who is a sports lover.

Port Authority BG804 Team Duffel

Port Authority BG804 Team Duffel from NYFifth

With its spacious main compartment, ventilated shoe compartment and sporty look, this Port Authority team duffel is sure to be a hit with the nurse who is like sports. The front slip pocket for easy decoration.

OGIO 108087 Big Dome Duffel

OGIO 108087 Big Dome Duffel from NYFifth

The OGIO big dome duffel has large capacity for the gym or light travel. The cavernous interior easily holds a complete change of clothes and shoes. This OGIO duffel bag at must be customized with your design.

Lunch Bags

For those long shifts at the hospital, lunch bags are the essential when you take a well-deserved break. Our lunch bags for work are durbale and insulated to keep your food fresh and drinks cool. Also, you can print logo or design onto them that every nurse will use for years to come. Below are 4 popular lunch bags for nurses at

Port Authority BG512 6-Can Cube Cooler

Port Authority BG512 6 Can Cube Cooler from NYFifth
The Port Authority cube cooler easily holds six cans as well as an ice pack and other must-haves. It’s made with 420 denier honeycomb polyester, 600 denier polyester canvas, PEVA lining that’s durable and has a long term use. It features heat-sealed, water-resistant lining keeping your drinks cool. Interior zippered mesh pocket for utensils. Large front slip pocket for easy decoration access.

LEEDS 2160-83 Laminated Non-Woven 6 Can Lunch Cooler

LEEDS Laminated Non Woven 6 Can Lunch Cooler from NYFifth
A perfect companion for bringing to work or picnic, this non-woven lunch cooler is insulated with heat-sealed water-resistant lining keeping your food fresh and drinks cold. Laminated material is water-resistant and easily wipes clean. Available in 6 colors, these personalized lunch coolers are great gifts for nurses.

Parkland 7275-08 Rodeo Lunch Bag

Parkland Rodeo Lunch Bag from NYFifth
The Parkland rodeo lunch bag is designed with style and sustainability in mind. The insulated interior makes cleaning effortless, and its convenient front pocket provides easy access to snacks. It’s made of 100% recycled polyester exterior and features a front zip pocket and writable name tag on back. Comes in 3 colors, this custom lunch bag is perfect appreciation gift for nurse.

Igloo 100060 Rowan Lunch Cooler

Igloo 100060 Rowan Lunch Cooler from NYFifth
The Igloo rowan lunch cooler features MaxCold® insulation with 25% more foam to keep drinks and food cooler longer. Leak resistant, antimicrobial liner that’s easy to clean. Zippered opening to top u-shaped compartment provides easy access. Zippered opening to bottom compartment is ideal for storing a sandwich or snacks. Front pocket for additional storage.

Custom Jackets

Jackets are heartwarming gifts for nurses, since they are the perfect companion for going to work at chill morning or will keep you warm on night duty. Here are 4 custom jackets for both men and women. Plus, you can add nurse’s name to each jacket at

Port Authority L217 Ladies Value Fleece Jacket

Port Authority L217 Ladies Value Fleece Jacket from NYFifthThe Port Authority value fleece jacket is exceptionally soft and comfy that will keep nurse warm on night duty and it’s offered at an unbeatable price. Available in 10+ colors, these custom fleece jackets are perfect for customizing nurses’ names. It’s also available in men’s style Port Authority F217.

Elevate TM98212 Women’s KAISER Knit Jacket

Elevate TM98212 Womens KAISER Knit Jacket from NYFifth

Comfort is critical for first responders. The Elevate women’s knit jacket has a moisture-wicking finish and just enought stretch to make nurses want to wear it all day. This breathable jacket is also available in men’s style Elevate TM18212.

Landway 2814 Flash Bonded Fleece Soft-Shell

Landway 2814 Flash Bonded Fleece Soft Shell from NYFifth

The Landway fleece soft shell jacket is made of pro fleece 2-layer knitted polyester for softness, comfort and warmth. This 100% Anti-pilling soft shell has a slim fit and athletic cut. It’s a great gift for nurse to wear outside of work. It’s also available in women’s style Landway 2812.

Storm Creek 4620 Men’s Sweaterfleece Jacket

Storm Creek 4620 Mens Sweaterfleece Jacket from NYFifth

The comfort, softness and performance of fleece with the rich look of heathered wool makes this Storm Creek sweaterfleece jacket a great gift for nurse. It’s a perfect companion for going to work at chill morning. You can add nurse’s name to these fleece jackets. It’s also available in women’s style Storm Creek 4625.

Add nurse’s name or personalization to any of these appreciation gifts with our imprinting services at NYFifth! We strive for customer satisfaction, as well as offer bulk discounts and fast turn around. For a free price proposal and mock-up, talk to a friendly customer representative today at (877) 695-9722 or email us your inquiry at