20 Best Gifts For Nurses And Nurse - Graduates
By: Angelina Gibson
The holidays have arrived and it's time to show that special nurse in your life how much they mean to you! We've compiled this list of the best gift ideas for any type of nurse from student to seasoned nurse and everyone in between.
We've reviewed 5 of these awesome products in the video and nurses have chosen the rest! We have affiliate partnerships so, we do get a share of the sale of each product purchased.
1. Cell-Phone Sanitizer
Cell-phones are some of the dirtiest objects we own. Imagine working in a hospital, then touching your phone with all those germs. YUCK! Help your favorite nurse out by getting them this portable phone sanitizer - equipped with a charger.
2. Prescription Coffee Mug
Seriously, how cute is this mug!? Yea, nurses may advise their patients to decrease coffee intake - while self-prescribing... coffee PO Q2H PRN.
3. Nurse Sweaters Are All The Rave
No matter what kind of nurse they are they probably love their job and also adore anything nurse related. Snag a trendy shirt or get into the holiday spirit with these fun options!
4. Silicone Wedding Ring - To Wear At Work.
Diamonds can cut through latex gloves and FORBID that it happens while a nurse is anywhere near bodily fluids. These rings are the perfect solution and can even be worn while working out! They’re comfortable and durable - leave the nice ring at home, wear this instead. Made for men or women.
5. Personal Massager
Nurses are busy people and don’t always have time to book professional massages. After a long shift, this personal massager comes in handy to relieve knots, tension, spasms, aches, and pains. Percussion therapy relieves muscle tension, knots, spasms, aches, and pains. It’s powerful and can be customized for various types of massage including deep tissue and trigger point therapy on the neck, back, hands and face.
Staying hydrated (cough-cough… caffeinated) while working is a must!
So, how do nurses make iced-coffee? First, they make the coffee. Then, get busy and forget about the coffee. End up drinking it cold! LOL. That won’t happen with this YETI tumbler. Ever. Yeti is king.
7. Every Nurse Needs A Good Stethoscope:
A well-made, dependable stethoscope with excellent acoustics is a must-have for any nurse. With thousands of options to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best (and most popular) “scopes.”
Littman has been the trusted brand by healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and students since the 1960’s. With its wide range of acoustics and options, Littman offers something for every nurse.
This stethoscope continuously receives top-not ratings! It is a dual-headed, high-performance scope. The tunable diaphragm makes it super easy to alternate between frequencies. This stethoscope can be used with pediatrics and adults.
The MDF brand stethoscope has excellent ratings overall and its stylish colors and metals have catapulted the popularity of this sought after stethoscope.
The rose-gold & white color is very trendy amongst nurses! It also comes in black and gold. MDF offers top-notch quality at reduced prices and has great acoustics.
8. Tracking Device: Key Finder, Phone Locator.
Do you know someone who is always losing their keys, purse, wallet? This handy device can be attached to anything and tracked via smartphone. It also comes in 9-colors!
9. Compression Socks
Nurses work 12+ hours in one shift and are on their feet for most of that time. A good pair of socks can make their shift a little more comfortable and help with blood circulation! Nabee socks were created by a Registered Nurse and are superb in quality. Did you know that bodily fluids can splash up scrub pants? The higher the sock the better!
10. Custom Gift Box - For Nurses By Nurses
With Nightingale Express, each nurse box is specially handmade and put together by Aishleen O’Brien, a Pediatric Cardiac Nurse. She chooses the items depending on what her customers tell her about the nurse who is to receive the gift box. These boxes are very special and popular amongst the nursing community!
11. Personalized Stethoscope ID Tag
Stethoscopes are not cheap and unfortunately, without a name tag, they can be misplaced or accidentally taken. That’s why a stethoscope ID tag is a perfect gift for the nurse in your life. They also add a little style and a fun touch to any scope!
12. Badge Cards - For Quick Reference
These cards come in handy for new-nurses and veteran nurses alike who need a quick reference to a challenging situation. They fit nicely with their badge and can be accessed in a jiffy!
13. Comfortable and Durable Shoes
Nurses spend 12+ hours on their feet and rarely get breaks to rest their tired feet. A nice pair of shoes that feel like clouds will be adorned by your special nurse. Here are a few of our favorites:
14. Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System
Coffee STAT! This coffee brewer makes gourmet coffee quick, in all sizes and without the wasteful pods. It comes with a carafe or can be poured directly into a travel mug. With a built-in frother and advanced thermal flavor extraction system - this gift is sure to please.
15. Nurse Bag
Nurses carry a lot of items back and forth between work and home. It will make their life a lot easier to have all the things they need most in an organized, handy bag!
16. Scrub Jacket
If you’ve ever been in a hospital, you know, it can get very cold in there. Many nurses prefer to dress in layers and having a separate coat, to wear to work only, is a must-have!
17. A Nurse Can Never Have Too Many Scrubs
When it comes to scrubs, there are thousands to choose from - nurses are constantly having to replace their old scrubs.
Cherokee scrub brand is consistently voted as one of the favorites by our nursing community!
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19. 'Nurses Support Their Young' Apparel
Earlier this year, Nurse Blake and Nurse.org started the ‘Nurses Support Their Young’ movement to end the phrase and culture of ‘nurses eat their young.’ Together, the campaign has gained international attention and is already creating positive change within the nursing community. We hope to create a culture based on kindness, civility, and respect for many nursing generations to come. If you’d like to show your support for nurses, hoodies, mugs, posters, and pillows are available here. 100% of profit is donated to the University Nurse Camp for high school students! While you’re at it - sign the pledge, here!
20. Gratitude Journal
Nurses deal with situations that non-nurses may never experience in their entire lives. It’s an emotionally taxing profession but, also one of great reward. A simple reminder of gratitude, every day, can change lives. This quick practice will fit nicely into a nurse’s busy schedule.
BONUS! Lots Of Love
The best things in life aren’t things. The work of a nurse often goes un-thanked during shift changes and emergencies. Hug your special nurse a little longer. Cook them a warm meal. Book them a relaxing massage or spa day.
Or, if you have the means, take them on a well-deserved relaxing vacation - preferably on a beach with unlimited margaritas!
PS: A simple “Thank You” goes a long way.