December 7, 2018

20 Best Gifts For Nurses And Nurse - Graduates

20 Best Gifts For Nurses And Nurse - Graduates
Angelina Walker By: Angelina Walker

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

Buy the Portable UV Cell-Phone Sanitizer on Amazon for $32.99

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. 

Buy the prescription pill coffee mug on Amazon for $9.99

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!

Buy the "It's A Beautiful Day To Save Lives Crew" on Amazon for $17.99

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. 

Buy the FORS silicone wedding ring on Amazon for $16.95


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.

Buy the Pure Wave massager on Amazon for $124.94

6. Tumbler 

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. 

Buy the Yeti Rambler 20 oz Insulated Tumbler on Amazon for $24.95

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. 

Buy the 3M Littman Classic II S.E stethoscope on Amazon for $68.00

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. 

MDF Instruments

The MDF brand stethoscope has excellent ratings overall and its stylish colors and metals have catapulted the popularity of this sought after stethoscope.

Buy the MDF Rose Gold MD One stethoscope on Amazon for $79.99

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!

Buy the TrackR Bluetooth tracking device on Amazon for $21.24

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!

Buy Nabee Socks for $29.99

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! 

Buy The Clara Gift Box on Nightingale Express for $68.50


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!

Buy the ‘Good Girl Gone Badge’ Stethoscope Tag on Amazon for $8.95

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!

Buy the ‘Complete Nurse RN CNA NA Horizontal Badge Card Set’ on Amazon for $19.99

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: 

Buy Dansko Clogs on Amazon, prices vary

Buy the ‘NIKE Women’s Free RN Running Shoe’ on Amazon for $74.99

Buy the ‘Nurse Mates - Women’s - Meredith’ on Amazon for $72.00


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. 

Buy the ‘Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System’ on Amazon for $149.99


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! 

Buy the ‘Nurse-Mates Ultimate Nursing Bag’ on Amazon for $31.75



Buy the ‘Nurse-Mates Ultimate Nursing Backpack’ on Amazon for: $37.95


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! 

Buy Cherokee Women’s Workwear Zip-Front Warm Up Jacket’ on Amazon for $18.38

Buy ‘Cherokee Infinity Men’s Zip-Front Warm Up Jacket’ on Amazon for $39.98


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!

Buy this ‘Infinity By Cherokee Scrub Pant And Top Set’ on Amazon for $60.25 


18. Books 

These are a few of our nursing community’s top recommended books!

Buy ‘Notes On Nursing: What It Is And, What It Is not’ on Amazon for $23.95

Florence Nightingale is considered the foundational philosopher of modern nursing - it will greatly benefit every nurse to read this original piece. This book introduces holistic health, home health, alternative therapies, health prevention, and maintenance. It is a “must-read!”

Buy ‘Oh Sht I Almost Killed You’ on Amazon for $7.99

Do no harm. Take no sht. Whether you’re a new nurse or a veteran member of the clan, the nursing learning curve is a vast one. Part how-to-guide with a touch of memoir thrown in, take the time to laugh and cry with an author that says what everyone else in the field is thinking. Oh

Shit, I Almost Killed You. 

Buy ‘Highway Hypodermics: Travel Nursing 2019’ on Amazon for $25.26

Whether you’re an experienced or a newbie traveler nurse this is the most comprehensive book on travel healthcare. Written by an experienced travel nurse. 

19. 'Nurses Support Their Young' Apparel

Earlier this year, Nurse Blake and 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! 

Buy “Nurses Support Their Young” hoodie, t-shirt, mug, or poster here - prices start at $12.00

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. 

Buy ‘The One-Minute Gratitude Journal’ on Amazon for $5.98

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. 

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