Top Gift Ideas for Nurses

gift ideas for nurses

Nurses spend their careers providing care to others. This holiday season, show the same care to the special nurse in your life with a pick from our top gift ideas for nurses!

Nurses, what's your must-have holiday gift? Let us know in the comments below!

For the Chamberlain nurse:

From gym bags to mittens and hoodies to coffee mugs, the Chamberlain Merchandise store has the perfect choices for students, alumni, and the rest of the Chamberlain family to show off their school pride. Go Chamberlain!

For the practical nurse:

A shiny, new stethoscope is always a good bet. We hear from our Facebook nurses that the 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III™ Stethoscope is a great choice. A new pair of nursing shoes is another gift that will get a lot of wear in the year to come.

For the night shift nurse:

Or the day shift nurse for that matter. Many nurses turn to caffeine for that extra boost to get them through a 12-hour shift. Consider a Starbucks® gift card, or if you’re feeling extra generous a Keurig® brewing system will really get their day started off right.

For the new nursing graduate:

There’s nothing better than finally getting those new letters behind your name. Recognize that special achievement with a personalized nursing tumbler, ornament or tote bag. The website Etsy is a treasure trove for cute and crafty nurse gifts that will let nurses show off their new designatory letters.

For the nurse with a cause:

The gift of membership in a nursing organization can provide opportunities to network, build your resume and have a voice in shaping the future of policy. If they aren’t already a member, your state organization of the American Nurses Association is a great place to start.

For the pediatrics nurse:

PediaPals® offers a slew of adorable medical equipment that promise to keep children smiling—even if they ARE going to get a shot. We especially love the dinosaur and giraffe reflex hammers.

For the TV-loving nurse:

If your favorite nurse loves to unwind in front of the TV after a long shift, consider getting them the eight-part ABC reality series “NY Med” that follows the doctors, nurses and patients at Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers in New York. The Los Angeles Times called it “surprisingly addictive.”

For the nursing student:

Every student can use a little rest and relaxation during the rigors of nursing school. Pamper them with a gift certificate for a massage at your local spa.

For the fashion-forward nurse:

It’s hard for a nurse to feel like they’re runway ready in nursing scrubs, but that doesn’t mean their work look can’t reflect their style. Scrubs Magazine recently picked some of their favorite styles that work with the season’s trends.

For the bookworm nurse:

Enlightening nursing books range from the practical, including nurse leader Donna Cardillo’s “Your First Year As a Nurse, Second Edition: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” to the heartwarming, such as “Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul: Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession.”

For the littlest nurse-to-be:

With lantern in hand and a nursing cap topping it all off, the Florence Nightingale teddy bear is not only adorable, but its purchase helps a great cause. The cuddly toy is sold in support of the Girl Child Education Fund, an initiative of the Florence Nightingale International Foundation.

Nurses, what must-have gifts are we missing? Let us know in the comments below!

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