The holidays are approaching and graduation season is just around the corner. Learn which gifts every nurse in your life will love. From academic resources to comfortable scrub tops, there are many unique gifts for nurses.
Study Aids and Educational Gifts
Both nursing students and professional nurses use educational materials. Nursing students have their nursing certification exam to study for and can use studying software. Nurses in their profession may be interested in earning new certifications or finding out more about a new topic. Educational gifts show how much you care about a nurse’s career and life.
- NCLEX Study Aids
If you know someone in nursing school, they are likely stressing over their NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam). Successfully passing this test affords them their nursing certification. Nursing students study hard for the exam, so consider getting NCLEX preparation software for the soon-to-be nurse in your life. NCLEX preparation software costs anywhere from $25 to $500. The price depends on how much material and instruction is included or the length of a subscription. This software provides simulated tests, question breakdowns, subject-specific courses and everything else a nursing student needs to pass their test.
- Continuing Education Courses
There is a ton of information to explore and advancement opportunities after graduating from nursing school. If the nurse in your life wants to continue learning about specific topics or explore new information, you can get them continuing education courses. There are extensive certification courses and introductions on topics. Continuing education course prices depend on how many hours the course takes to complete. The certification courses cost up to $500, while introduction courses cost as little as $20. Continuing education courses are great gifts that show you care about a loved one’s nursing career advancement.
Comfortable Scrubs and Accessories
Nurses have to be able to perform various physical tasks in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Scrubs are built to accommodate the active work life of a nurse. The best scrubs are comfortable, colorful and durable. The perfect scrubs for women are easy to move in and allow them to express their personality through unique patterns and designs.
- Bold Scrub Tops
The best scrub tops are moisture-wicking, have 4-way stretch fabric and align with current trends. A Zip Front V-Neck Top is a modern scrub top that checks all the boxes. Its gold zippers juxtapose intensely with the top’s dark color. It is on-trend and functional for long work shifts. Two zip pockets and a full zip front make it great for layering with under scrubs and a jacket or wearing it by itself.
If the nurse in your life loves wearing scrubs with eye-catching designs, opt for a Tie Dye Trance Round Neck Top. Its vibrant mix of colors shows off a free spirit, while its instrument loops and side vents provide functionality. Match it with the accompanying Dimensional Tie Die Soul Support Knee High Compression Socks to complete the boho-themed nurse’s gift. Does the nurse you want to surprise love Disney movies or DC comics? An Ocean Dream Ariel V-Neck Top and the new DC Comics Stronger Together V-Neck Top deliver an uncompromising personality with all-day comfort. Pair both these scrub tops come with matching socks for a themed gift.
- Sleek Scrub Bottoms
Scrub bottoms need to be breathable and soft and have plenty of pockets. They should also be fun and fashionable. A safe option is a Mid Rise Drawstring Tapered Leg Pant. This classic design is foundational in any nurse’s work wardrobe. The pants have an ID loop, 4 pockets, and breathable seams, and they come in 10 different colors. Mix and match these pants with exciting or reserved tops for the perfect gifted outfit. For a more modern scrub bottom, check out the limited edition High Rise Skinny Leg Pull-On Pant. These pants are equipped with moisture-wicking, 4-way stretch material that is wrinkle-resistant. Gift it with the zip-front scrub top to complete a professional and beautiful outfit.
- Comfy Scrub Jackets
Don’t let your favorite nurse get caught in bad weather or a cold hospital without a comfy scrub jacket. The Zip Front 24½ inch Warm-Up Jacket is made specifically for nurses. It has many pockets, easily slips on and off and matches any scrub outfit. It comes in 13 colors and 7 different sizes. A nurse will use this gift every day and will think of you when they put it on.
- Stylish Socks
No outfit is complete without matching socks. Satisfy a nurse’s sock needs with eight different sock designs—gift knee-high socks like the Minnie Good Vibes Soul Support Knee High Compression Socks for a Disney-loving nurse. There are also crew lengths and no-show socks with various designs to match scrub tops and jackets.
- Durable and Fashionable Bags
Nurses are responsible for carrying a lot of important materials and tools. Make it easier for them with a Madison Duffel Bag or a similar sophisticated design. Color options include black with bold rainbow straps and two outer pockets for easy access. The two-way zipper and water-resistant exterior keep important tools and documents safe and secure.
The nurse’s lifestyle is fast-paced, stressful and sometimes non-stop. When the loved one you know does get a chance to wind down from their job, they would love to relax with foot massagers and adult coloring books.
- Foot Massagers
Nurses are on their feet for the majority of their day, checking on patients and finding doctors. This takes a toll on nurses’ feet, so a foot massager provides a much-appreciated service—give a nurse a foot massager to melt their foot pain away.
- Adult Coloring Books
Help a nurse relieve stress by giving the gift of adult coloring books. Psychiatrists recommend coloring for adults because it is a low-stakes activity that focuses attention away from the stresses of everyday life.
Make a Nurse’s Day with the Perfect Gift
Whether you want to support a nurse’s intellectual endeavors, get them a fresh new wardrobe or help them relax, you can find a gift that any nurse would love. Keep their personality in mind when selecting the item and make a point of choosing something that benefits them at work or when they come home from a long, challenging shift.