5 Perfect Gifts for Graduate Nurses

So, your best friend or your sister or your cousin have just graduated from nursing school, and you need to come up with a gift that really makes them feel appreciated in their role. Finding the best gifts for nurses isn’t as easy as you’d think though! Finding the perfect gift when you know that nurses have to keep a clean uniform with no trinkets can be hard, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t find something perfect.

Nurses work very long hours and they don’t often feel the recognition for the work that they do. They get all the regular gifts of personalized scrubs and funky lanyards, but what else could you buy that makes them feel great? Nurses already have to wear a medical name badge to identify themselves on the same blue uniforms as everyone else. How about something to make them stand out? Step away from the generic gifts that everyone gets, and choose something cute and original! 

Consider some of the nursing gifts that have some thought put into them and make sure that you’ve nailed it! So, with that in mind, let’s check out some truly unique gifts for the lucky nurses in your life. 

  • Personalized Stethoscope. Nurses use stethoscopes as much as doctors do, and personalizing their first one is something special. Stethoscopes last for years, and if you have them engraved with the graduation date, they’ll always remember this gift and what they’ve achieved.
  • Nurses Watch. Nurses use “upside down” watches pinned to their scrubs to count respiratory breaths, heart rates and more. You can buy beautiful watches in a range of materials and colors, and you can choose to match their personal style. Every nurse needs a good watch, and it’s a very personal thing to buy.
  • Basket of Foot-Related Goodies. Nurses are on their feet all day long, and they need to be pampered every once in a while. A basket of bathtime and pampering goodies purely for their feet is the perfect gift. Pack the basket with cotton socks, foot masks, exfoliation creams and washes – and you can even add a voucher for a pedicure, too, if you’re feeling generous.
  • Great Shoes. On the foot theme, spending some money on a great pair of work shoes or pediatrics nurse sneakers that will add comfort and style to their day is a great confidence booster. It also means that they will avoid blisters and sore toes!
  • Retractable ID Badge Reel. Nurses have to wear medical badges to identify themselves to their patients and their employers, and you can jazz up that ID badge with a retractable badge reel. Every nurse needs to show off who they are, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it in style!

These five gifts are not the only ones out there that you can choose for a nurse graduation gift. The best thing that you can do is make this a surprise for a brand new job – they’ll love you for it!

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