Best Gifts for Nurses in 2017

Best Gifts for Nurses Male and Female

We have put together a list of the best gifts for nurses so that you can spoil the nursing sister who is your caregiver, or your family member, friend or colleague. We have some stunning ideas for gifts for nurses.

Being a nurse is a calling. A nurse is compassionate, a nurse is kind and caring. Nurses are in the trenches of the medical profession. Nurses are the ones the patients turn to for understanding and sympathy, they are the ones looked at for the human touch. Being a nurse is not an easy profession, so you need to show them the love and respect they deserve with a wonderful gift or gifts from our list below.

We have looked at the fun, novelty gifts available as well as practical and essential items that any nursing sister needs to have. Whether it be a book or a mug, any nurse will be grateful to see that they are valued and admired, so go ahead and have a look at our gifting ideas and chose something they will love.

We have also selected our top gifts for under $1000, $500. $100, $20 or stocking fillers. Whether you can afford and expensive gift or just a little something, I guarantee you they will appreciate it greatly. Make their day, give them something to say thank you.

Coffee is what keeps a nurse going on a long shift or gets you up in the morning. This high quality ceramic mug is perfect for tea or hot chocolate for a nurse on their graduation or any special occasion.

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Perfect for hard working nurses to take their food to work in style. Holds both glass and plastic food containers standing upright, as well as water bottles and snacks. Machine washable and keeps food warm or cold.

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Every nurse needs to relax and unwind, this fun novelty gift is a wonderful stocking filler for Christmas or a graduation party for nurses. Dishwasher safe and holds 2 ounce shots. Etched lettering is clear even when full.

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A cute, fun and functional novelty gift for any student nurse and excellent ideas as stocking fillers. Comes in a pack of six and in assorted colors. Useful and fun gifts that are also great ideas for teambuilding gifts.

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Funny and cute, this 11 ounce ceramic mug is the perfect birthday, Christmas or graduation gift for any nurse or student. Easy grip C-handle and microwave and dishwasher safe. They will love having this in the nurses room.

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Inspirational messages for every nurse or student nurse. Show them how much you appreciate their efforts with this pack of playing cards with both notable quotes and scriptures on each side. An excellent stocking filler for graduation or Christmas.

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A fun yet practical gift for any nurse, nurses spend most of the day on their feet so they need to be comfortable, these high quality crew socks with doctor graphics are perfect gift for any occasion.

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A cute, high quality box sign that is made from wood with smooth sanded edges. They can either stand on your desk or hang on the wall. Looks good in a vintage style and excellent for a new graduate nurse.

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An inspirational key ring charm that is a wonderful gift for a special nurse, friend, or family member on their graduation, or for any special occasion. Show them how much they inspire you. Comes in a lovely jewelry bag.

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Funny yet practical gift for any nursing student or nurses who need to keep up with their ACLS and BLSs. Each EKG strip was taken from an actual patient and runs throughout the roll. HIPPA compliant. Good stocking filler.

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A lovely keepsake with an inspirational message, any nurses will love this Angel to watch over them. Beautifully designed out of high quality polyresin and package in an attractive gift box this Nurse Angel makes for a thoughtful graduation present.

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A nurse is always on their feet and they need to be comfortable. These compression socks with the EKG pattern are fun and practical. They have a comfortable heel and toe pocket and any nursing professional will love them.

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A guardian angel that has been created especially for your nurse friend, colleague or family member. Can attach to your cars visor to protect them while travelling. Made from pewter and includes a clip on the back for easy attachment.

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Starting a new job is daunting, as a new nurses about to embark on their professional journey this book will give them insights as to what to expect in their first day, week and year of working as a nurse.

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Stylish teapot that holds 2 large cups of tea. Made from stainless steel that is made to cope with all types of tea. Microwave and dishwasher safe. This glass teapot is the perfect gift for the tea lover at Christmas.

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Dont just give something ordinary to your special nursing friend. This unique hanging heart charm contains flowers that have been pressed between glass. In the shape of wings with the medical symbol and the word nurse engraved at the bottom.

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Comfortable and cute t-shirt. Lightweight and made from soft and durable cotton, polyester and rayon blend of fabrics. Comes in small, medium, large, x-large and double x-large. A wonderful Christmas or graduation gift for any nurse or nursing students.

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Cute and funny gift to give one of your nursing friends, family members or colleagues. This ceramic mug has an easy to grip C-handle and is microwave and dishwasher safe. Excellent ideas as gifts for any nurse or student nurse.

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Jewelry is always appreciated and this lovely infinity nurse bracelet in teal, black and silver with lobster clasp and metal charms fits the bill perfectly. The bracelet adjusts to fit wrists 6 to 8. Good gift for any nurse.

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What to give something different and funny, but not your usual t-shirt or mug. Then these pens are just the thing. A ten pack of pens in the shape of bones. Perfect for any nursing students or nurse.

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Lovely personal gifts to give to a special nurse or any nursing professional or students. Susan Lordi has created this lovely Angle of Healing statue designed for nursing professionals, which will always remind them you are thinking of them.

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Funny housewarming, graduation or Christmas gift that any nurse will truly appreciate. A 20oz glass that is 100% dishwasher safe with etching that will not fade or wash off. Really good therapy for any practicing nurse or nursing student.

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A lovely gift that you can personalize by having it engraved for the special nurse in your life. Show them how much you love and appreciate them with this solid bronze metal key ring. A wonderful graduation gift.

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We all know that a nurse runs on caffeine so give them a fun and funky mug to drink their favourite brew out of. Remind them you think the world of them with this 12ox dishwasher safe ceramic mug.

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A nurses socks need to be soft, warm, comfortable and breathable considering how long they are on their feet all week. This cotton, nylon and spandex blend ankle socks with EKG pattern will look good and feel great.

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Wearing an employee ID badge does not have to be drab and dull. Spice up your uniform a little with this rhinestone badge holder with a vinyl snap-on-strap, alligator clip that rotates 360 degrees and spring loaded vinyl leash.

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What is better than giving jewelry as gifts for anybody let alone the nurse in your life? A great graduation gift for the new nurse is this rhodium plated hypoallergenic sterling silver pendant necklace. A perfect graduation or birthday gift.

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A lovely gift for the nursing professional. Each of the cards on this keychain contains medical data for a new nurse to reference, such as lab values, weight conversion, medication math, general conversions and adult vital signs.

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Proudly display your membership of the nursing fraternity with this sticker on your car, or any smooth flat surface. It is not only easy to apply but also remove. Durable and is die cut so wont fade like other stickers.

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A three in one pen that functions as a normal pen, touch screen stylus and also has a bright LED light. It is lightweight, easy to carry and has a clip to fit in pockets. Batteries are included. Gift boxed.

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Designed for people on the go such as paramedics or nurses. The lid pivots for easy cleaning, and has a lid lock and AUTOSEAL to prevent spillage. Keeps drinks hot for up to 5 hours or cold for 12.

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A very different and fun good luck charm key ring for the nurse in your life. It has a unique saying and can attach to your purse, luggage, mirror or anything. A fantastic fun novelty socking filler for any occasion.

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A stunning cross that has the nurses prayer carved into it. Made from polystone with a hand-carved look. Hang it on the wall above your bed or place it on your night stand. Excellent gifts for a nurse.

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A stunning unique gift for any nurse and perfect for nurses working in hospitals. The studs are made from surgical steel and you get a number of different back such as butterfly and plastic-grip with very secure nuts.

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Want to know what nursing is really like as you enter the profession or are thinking of doing so? Then this is a must read book by author Alexandra Robbins about life as a nurse, the good and the bad.

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A high quality fun hoodie for Mothers Day or Christmas or even a fun birthday gifts. Being a Mom and a Nurse are both challenging, show them you are not afraid of what they bring with this comfortable, lightweight hoodie.

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CamelBak eddyWater Bottle are the nicest to give and these are fantastic ideas for any nurse on the go. It will not spill, has a little handle on the top to grab-and-go and is leak proof when sipping.

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A silver-tone pendant of and EKG on a 21 inch cable chain is the perfect graduation or Christmas gifts for any nurse or nursing student. Comes with a keepsake message inside the gift box for the nurse in your life.

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A beautifully designed jeweled and enameled bookmark for nurses and nursing students. Finding a unique gift is difficult, this is practical and well-priced, so, instead of buying standard socks or novelty gift give them a bookmark theyll love it.

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A Rachel Olevia branded design that is eye catching with light-catching crystals and an elegantly engraved heart with the word nurse engraved on it. A gift any nurse or nursing graduate would love to have. Great graduation or birthday gift.

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Really fun gifts for any nursing profession or nursing student. Excellent prescription that has helped many a person to wake up in the morning. Great birthday gift for the student nurse, a nurse fresh out of school or a professional.

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Soft and cuddly this plush nurse bear will sing Ill be there when you press on her little paw. She also moves to the music as it plays. A great gift for nurse and patient alike. Includes batteries.

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Quality, sassy and cute t-shirt for aspiring nurses or student nurses. Made from 100% cotton it is soft and durable and any student would love it. A Milky Way branded t-shirt made in the USA. Lovely gift for any occasion.

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A funny coffee mug that will appeal to the sense of humour of a nurse. The print is on both sides of this ceramic mug that holds 11 ounces. Easy to grip C-handle and microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Instant coffee is not the best you can get. Nothing is better than freshly brewed coffee and the Kona allows you to make it easily and quickly with this stylish French Press coffee maker. Great housewarming, graduation or birthday gift.

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Looking for a funny, cute gift for your nursing friends stalk party, look no further than this high quality onesie with 3 snap buttons. Made from 100% cotton it is soft and comfy for baby and mom will love it.

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This sterling silver finished bracelet is the perfect gifts for a graduation for a new nurse. It is stylish and elegant and they will love it. Let them know how proud you are of them with this great bracelet.

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Card set to help the young nurse as they start their career, or a student nurse. They are plastic and waterproof and contain 13 cards with different reference material on each. A great graduation gift for the newly qualified nurse.

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A quality stainless steel necklace with an enamel border and 18 inch chain. It is hypoallergenic and is meant especially for the nurse with the nursing prayer on the pink border. Free gift pouch included. Great gift for any occasion.

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Cute novelty pens to keep in your bag and a great gift for any young child aspiring to enter the nursing profession. You get 6 colours in the pack. A great stocking filler for any nurse at Christmas.

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The dishwasher is packed but has it run? Answer that question easily with this dishwasher magnet that you can move to state either clean or dirty. Magnets are embedded to give it a sleek look. Great housewarming gift.

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Taking notes on rounds is a job nursing sister do every day. This nurse clipboard with a storage place for your pens and other equipment, metal clip and hand grips, perfect for the nurse on the go.

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Fun novelty drink holder that will keep you beer or any other beverage ice cold. Made from foam your hands dont have to freeze as well. Holds most standard cans. Fun gifts for housewarmings or graduation parties.

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This is the perfect gift for anybody heading off to nursing or medical school. It has all the conversions you need for when you start at nursing school, or a qualified nurse. A wonderful reference tool for any nurse.

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Fob watches are an essential part of the nurse uniform. They use them to take vital signs and more. Lancardo watches are vibrant and funky and will add a little style to any nurses uniform. Great gift for any nurse.

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Cute, funky Disney watch for a nurse. Features Nurse Mini on the dial and is made from plastic crystal. Precision quality quartz movement with a polyurethane strap and buckle clasp. Your nursing mom, sister or aunt will love this gift.

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Casio is a great name in watches, and this watch gives the same Casio quality as their others. Bi-directional bezel with round dial and 12 hour indices and a date window at 3 oclock. Water resistant to 100m.

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Accurate and stylish with a bi-directional rotating bezel, day and date display and 3 hand analog dial. It is highly accurate to around 20 seconds per month and 100m water resistant. A great watch by Casio and a perfect gift.

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Any aspiring nurse has to read this book. An anthology of nursing stories from both veterans and students during their journeys in the profession. Get an insight into life as a nurse, or student nurse with this great book.

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The coffee lover with just adore this as a gift for housewarming or special occasion. The removable tray makes it easy to clean, 3 convenient cup sizes to select from and over 40 different K-Cup pod varieties to choose from.

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The perfect nursing accessory for any nurse. Takes notes as the doctors do rounds with this clipboard that is so much more. Includes reference material, clock and calculator. These will make excellent gifts for students just out of nursing school.

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This great bag will let you have all your essentials at hand with Velcro to hold it in place on the seats, multiple compartments for phone and other accessories and a travel mug holder and removable aneroid sphygmomanometer compartment.

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An essential for any nurse. This combines high acoustic sensitivity, compact design and non-chill rim and diaphragm for patients comfort. Tunable diaphragm that responds to simple pressure for low & high-frequency sounds, anatomically designed headset for comfort and optimal listening.

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A cute, water resistant tote bag which is available in several colours. Made from nylon so very durable. Makes for a great gift for the new college student off to study nursing or any nurse or aspiring nurse.

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Essential knowledge at your fingertips. Includes references a nurses needs such as cardiac, lab values, respiratory, OB/Peds, critical care, and pharmacology. These 50 cards will give you a head start at school or in your first job as a nurse.

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Being on your feet all day can be very painful, nurses spend many hours a week on their feet. Leather upper, synthetic sole, slight heal, reinforced toe box and polyurethane outsole with rocker bottom for shock absorption.

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High quality durable and water-resistant, designed for heavy duty use. ScanSmart technology ensures you laptop is secure and easy to access. Front pockets for accessories such as notebooks and keys. Compartments for umbrella, oversized water bottle or change of clothes.

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Extremely comfortable sneaker with rubber sole for good grip. Mesh material uppers that allow the foot to breathe, bungee laces and memory foam insole with flex groove outsole for ultimate in comfort. Good gift ideas for nursing sisters.

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A comfortable shoe that not only looks great with patent-leather uppers and rubber sole, but is very comfortable. The cushioned flatform sole will make sure that being on your feet all week is not a punishment.

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Nurses Gifts Buyers Guide

Nursing is a life choice, it is a calling and when you decide to go to school to be a nurse, you know that you are doing what you always wanted to. Nurses are special people that deserve to be shown all the love, admiration and respect that we can give them.

When buying gifts for nurses, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Show the nurses in your life how much you appreciate them and everything they do. They are the caretakers, the ones who give you comfort when you need it most. Give them something to show them you think the world of them and the nursing profession as a whole.

So what type of gift would a nurse appreciate, apart from the normal t-shirt, pen, clipboard or novelty mug? You could consider giving them a book that will help them understand the world of nursing, this is always a good option as you can personalize it with an inscription. You could look at getting them something they could use such as a stethoscope or a fob watch. These are both great gifts that nurses will love.

Or something that they would need for when they are studying or just starting out on their professional career such as cheat cards or reference cards to use when on rounds with the doctor.

Or you could get them something that any nurses takes great care in buying, a pair of shoes they can stand in all day long without hurting their feet, back or posture. We review all of the above types of gifts from stethoscopes to Voodoo dolls. We look at everything which would make fantastic gift ideas for any student nurse still in nursing school to the senior nurse with many years in the profession. These are great gifts that pretty much all nurses will love to receive.

No matter what ideas for gifts you have the nurses in your life, if is a novelty item for them just to put at their nursing station, or something more substantial, the gesture will be what your nurse will appreciate most.

So if you have a special someone in your life that is a nurse, have a look at our ideas for gifts under $1000, gifts under $500, gifts for nurses under $100, gifts under $20 and Recommended Stocking Filler, then go ahead and make their day by getting them something to show them how much you value them and the job they do. Every nurse deserves the recognition.

Top Gift for Nurses under $1000

Alegria Women’s Paloma Flat

Considering the nature of the nursing profession and the fact that nurses are on their feet for all the time for many hours a week, it is not surprising that our Top Gift for nurses under $1000 for any nursing professional, just like our pick for Top Present under $500, is a shoe.

The humble shoe is the most important part of a nurses outfit, as if they do not have a comfortable shoe to wear, they will end up with not only foot issues but develop a bad posture and have back and gait issues to deal with as well.

The Alegria Womens Paloma Flat shoes are perfect for the nurse who spends their whole shift on their feet. Not only is it practical and comfortable but it is also a very good looking shoe for nursing sisters to use.

It is a trendy shoe with animal-print leather upper and button detailing. There are many features to this great shoe, the removable insole for one. You can remove the insole and replace it with your own custom orthotics to alleviate any issues you might have. The leather insole will not sweat, it is breathable and with a built-in arch it will support your feet well.

Anatomically correct footbed is designed to suite the natural shape of your feet, this will help to keep your feet comfortable even if you are on them for 18 hours, which is not unheard of for nurse in a busy hospital.

The extra depth of the outsole will allow your foot to fit comfortably in the shoe and allow your toes room to move, which is important. The flat, stable bottom gives you a wider footprint which makes the shoe more stable and will spread the weight more evenly. This in turn helps with posture and to maintain a normal gait.

A shoe that is not only comfortable by also looks great, any nurse would love this shoe. It is available now on Amazon. Any nursing sister would be happy to get this gift. This is why we rated these gifts as our top gifts under $1000, for nurses you want to spend a little more on.

Top Present under $500

Dansko Women’s Professional Mule

Being on your feet all day can cause not only foot problems but back and posture problems too, as well as fatigue. That is why, in a profession such as nursing where you are on your feet all day long, spending many hours a week standing or walking, you need the most comfortable shoe you can get whether you are a student nurse or a seasoned professional nursing sister. One of the greatest ideas for gifts to give nursing sisters are comfortable shoes.

The Dansko is a classic stapled clog type shoe. It is designed to work for people who spend a lot of time on their feet. It features firm foot support as well as arch support. It has an anti-fatigue rocker bottom which also offers shock absorption, just like athletic shoes would offer to a runner, so you dont feel like your feet are pounding on the floor.

There are a variety of uppers you can chose from including patent leather, woven leather and felt. The padded instep collar ensures good support and comfort when walking and the breathable PU foam footbed will control the temperature of your foot so that it does not sweat.

The shoe has a synthetic sole and a slight heel as walking with flat shoes is often more tiring than with a slight heal. It also has a platform with a wide heel strike which adds to the stability of the shoe.

All in all every professional who is on their feet everyday all day need a shoe that will keep their feet comfortable and avoid development of back and foot problems over time. Nurses are always on their feet so shoes are one of most vital parts of their uniforms. Any nurse in your life will thank you for such a thoughtful gift and is available not on Amazon. Any nursing sister would be very happy to receive a pair of these shoes.

Best Gift for Nurses under $100

Littmann Stethoscope

The humble stethoscope, an essential item for any practicing nurse or nursing student still in school but about to graduate. For a nurse to do their job properly they have to be able to assess and monitor their patients.

Without it they could not take a blood pressure reading, listen to a patients heartbeat, lungs or other body sounds to enable them to assess if there may be a problem and report it to the attending doctor. A good nurse, needs good tools and the 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is a clinical tool that every nurse must have.

It is a dependable stethoscope that provides high acoustic sensitivity through the dual-sided, stainless steel chest piece. It features a traditional bell on one side and if you reverse it has a tunable diaphragm. The tunable diaphragm will respond to pressure changes to allow you to capture low and high frequency sounds accurately without having to turn the chest piece over an asset to any nurse in the field.

It features an anatomically designed headset which is angled to that it can fit in the ear canal easily without discomfort which is excellent for any nurse who will use it often.

The headset tension can be adjusted to accommodate different head size by squeezing together or pulling apart the ear tubes. The snap-tight, soft sealing eartips will conform to the users ears for a comfortable fit and good acoustics. The eartips are firmly affixed to the ear tubes so that they cannot slip off easily which could cause damage to the users ear.

The tubing itself will maintain its shape and flexibility even if you need to stuff it into your pocket. It has resistance to skin oils and alcohol and will not stain easily. The tubing does not contain any phthalate plasticizers.

Nurses are there to comfort patients in their times of need, so having a non-chill rim and diaphragm is a bonus that all patients and nurses alike will appreciate. It is also latex-free for allergy sensitive users. The Littmann is compact and versatile with auscultation and dependability no matter what the environment. Wonderful ideas for gifts for a nurse or nursing student.

These gifts are available now at Amazon for an amazing price. Any nursing professional would love to have this.

Best Gift for a Nurse under $20

First Year Nurse Book

So you have finished nursing school. Your first days in a new job is always scary. When it is the first day, week and year as a nurse it is particularly daunting. Often nurses will doubt if they have made the right career choice, the things they see and have to do, which they have learnt about in theory, can be overwhelming for them.

This book will let them know they are not alone in their doubts about choosing to become a nurse, but that no matter what, they were called to this noble profession, that of a nursing sister and they will get through it.

The first year of nursing is hard, no matter how well you studied you are never prepared for real life situations you are faced with as a nurse. The tragedy and the joy combines into a never ending flow of emotions that every nurse need to learn to deal with. This book gives the new nurse and understanding of what they can expect when they start practicing as a nursing sister.

The book gives the new nurses ideas and insights on how to plan, prioritise and deal with fellow nursing sisters and doctors. It will help them to understand how to handle difficult and sometimes challenging patients. It is written with insights from the veteran nurse in the field. The insights gathered from personal accounts and ideas from veterans in the nursing field, are the ones that give the most insight into the topic being discussed.

It will help young nurses just starting out, or those who have just finished nursing school and starting out on their new career as a nurse, learn to cope with the stress of the job and the challenges that go with being a nurse. It will help them remember why they chose to become a nurse in the first place and give them encouragement to forge ahead with a belief in themselves and their abilities to be an excellent nursing professional.

The book is very well written with a number of excellent quotes and remembrances from various sources such as nursing students to nursing professionals, it is full of useful tips, and knowledgeable insights. Compassion and enthusiasm are found on every page and any aspiring nurse should read it.

Good ideas for gifts usually include giving a book. You can personalize it with an inscription and know that whenever they read or look at it they will remember you. The book is available now on Amazon. Any aspiring nursing sister will love to own this brilliant Nurses book gift.

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Heartbeat Stud Earrings

Fantastic gifts for any nursing professionals and especially for nurses working in a hospital where long dangly earrings are not acceptable to wear. Cute and sassy these heart shaped earrings with EKG motive are perfect for Stocking Fillers for those starting nursing school, or qualified nursing sisters. They come with various types of backs and butterfly nuts and plastic-grip extra secure nuts.

The studs themselves are made from surgical steel. Any nurses would love to receive these lovely earrings and they are available now on Amazon fora great price.

We hope you have enjoyed our inspiration of the top nurses gifts of this year. It’s been a fun one to create!

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