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    34 Great Gifts For Nurses

    Just a bunch of cool, useful, and totally ~sick~ gifts to give the nurse you know.

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    1. A tulip scrub top that'll have them looking chic and professional, while also making sure they're ready to handle any situation that comes their way.


    Promising review: "This is just pure excellence!! I adore the fit, the color, the pockets, everything!!" —Tamla

    Get it from Jaanuu for $44 (available in 17 colors and sizes XXS–3X).

    2. A funny coffee cup, because the night shift can be a hard pill to swallow...until they get this particular prescription filled (to the brim).


    Promising review: "This is a great novelty cup. I bought this to show that coffee is a prescription and to make my wife jealous as her coffee mug collection is more vast than mine. This cup stayed in my wish list for some time and when I finally got it, it did not disappoint. It definitely catches the eye and I get a lot of questions as to where I got it from. It's sturdy and easy to clean without any of the design rubbing off." —Enizime23

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    3. Or a shot glass for when particularly hard days at the hospital call for some even harder liquor.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a fellow nursing student's 21st birthday and it came in amazing condition. The design on the actual shot glass is really high quality and the glass is thick and felt very durable. My friend loved it, and so did I! After I received the product it was so nice, I almost wanted to keep it for myself. I would definitely recommend this product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96.

    4. A pair of machine washable Allbirds sneakers made with moisture-wicking wool, padded insoles, and a lightweight sole, that'll keep them grounded no matter what slips or spills happen during their 12-hour shifts.

    Find out why BuzzFeed Reviews thinks these are some of the best sneakers for your feet and your budget.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in 15 colors and sizes 5–11).

    5. A storage clipboard, because they spend the day going from room to room and they're gonna need a portable "desk" for snacks...or files, charts, pens, phones, etc. (but most importantly, snacks).


    Promising review: "I have no complaints. This serves exactly the purpose I bought it for and I would buy it again. It is lightweight, well made, and functional. I also love the color." —Jen S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A snarky coloring book for any nurse who knows their daily duties are occasionally a little sketchy.


    No, I do not want to deal with the code brown. Thank you very much.

    Promising review: "Soo hilarious!! A must-buy for nurses! I gave this as a gift but I will definitely order one for myself! This is my favorite." –ShellyBelly3

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    7. An instrument organizer that's gonna keep the things they need in one organized (and pocket-sized) place and let them know you're thinking of them every time they grab a pen.


    Promising review: "This pocket organizer is AMAZING! I am currently a nursing student and I have yet to lose a pen during clinical because of this nifty device. Not only does it help me keep track of my belongings while on the floor, it also keeps me from putting my ink pens through the washing machine when I wash my scrubs. I have had so many people ask where I got this pal of mine, and I proudly tell them 'I got it off Amazon and it's worth every penny!' So far, the product is holding up well and appears to be durable. It fits the basics of what you need in your pockets and makes items easy to locate versus digging around in your pockets." —b-davis

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68 (available in four velcro colors).

    8. A gorgeous water bottle – staying hydrated is one of the hardest parts of the job, but with a water bottle this good looking they'll be able to keep it out as a ~crystal~ clear reminder to steal a swig more often.

    Free People

    Promising review: "This bottle is so nice and I really like the crystal in it. I have gotten many compliments on it from coworkers and students at my university! I definitely recommend this as it’s beautiful and it gives off a nice energy!" —Alexandriajayne

    Get it from Free People for $80 (available in four colors).

    9. A portable shitasu massager, because saving peoples' lives is a massive weight on their shoulders and they deserve some stress relief whenever (and wherever) they can get it.


    Promising review: "This product is very great! It gives a deep massage without being a painful massage. It's awesome on my neck and shoulders when I wear it and it works great on my legs and feet when on the ground. The plug is long enough that you don't have to be right next to an outlet. It heats up nice if you want that function. I love when it reverses direction and really digs deep" —Yousef Bahatti

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    10. A wood stand up sign that'll be a constant reminder to the nurse in your life that you truly think what they do is ~super~.


    Promising review: "I ordered this sign to use at a nurse hiring event. It is very nice and was a great accent piece on the table." —Dee K.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A colorful set of bandage scissors for bright personalities who need a little color while working under florescent lighting day after day. Seriously, get them these and some of their more mundane tasks can really be a ~cut~ above the rest.


    Promising review: "I work in ER as a vet tech and these are fantastic. Just for sharp reference – I bought these in October-November of 2018. It's Feb 2019 now and they are still working like brand new. No sharpening needed. They aren't a cheap material either. I haven't had any wear of the color, even though I use these multiple times a day and they get really dirty sometimes. These are your standard size of scissors, perfect! These are a must-buy for vet techs!" —Kaitlin T

    Get three from Amazon for $10.50.

    12. A Jedi scrub top to give healers who let illness know they're a ~force~ to be reckoned with.


    Get it from Figs for $48 (available in two colors and sizes XS–2X).

    13. A deep-kneading foot massager that's gonna be the simplest and most luxurious way to get some self care after they spend the day caring for everyone else.


    This beauty has deep kneading, vibrating, rolling, and heat functions, and is set with five different pressure settings that'll perfectly hit your pressure points.

    Promising review: "I bought this foot massager for my wife and she loves it. As a nurse, she spends 12 hour shifts on her feet, leaving them sore and tired. She uses this foot massager daily and constantly brags about how much it relieves the soreness. Unlike other foot massagers, this one has the ability to provide a strong massage and really improve circulation. Other foot massagers are too weak. This one can also be adjusted to different levels of pressure, so it is suitable for all users. I highly recommend this product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    14. A penguin hydrating sheet mask so they can have an ~ice~ at-home spa treatment after a mercilessly long shift.


    Get it from Asos for $3.99.

    15. A credit card-sized cellphone charger they'll be able to keep in their wallet and get out when their cell battery is dying while they're busy saving lives.


    Promising review: "My phone battery had a nasty habit of dying right at the end of the day when I needed it most for GPS for public transit. I needed a backup battery that fit into my pants pocket without protruding too much that included the wire to connect it to my phone. I've used this several times and it's worked great, providing my phone with the backup power to get me home and put my phone on the charger. It fits in my pants pocket behind my wallet fine. Five out of five stars." —W. Gayther

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A wine tote for nurses who work so hard they ~totes~ deserve a nice bottle of merlot from time to time.


    Promising review: "I bought this as one of my gifts for my friend who graduated from nursing school and it was perfect! The quality is great and it fit the wine bottle perfectly!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    17. A pack of anatomy and physiology flash cards that's sure to be a hit with nursing students who have moved from playing "go fish" to "find the fistula."

    Promising review: "I totally love these cards. I'm a nursing student and these cards are definitely a big help – nice to have these instead of needing to write up my own index cards. I bought these and they're really helping me through class. The shipment came super fast. I recommend buying these if you're in med or nursing school. A great buy." —T. Burton

    Get it from Amazon for $22.93.

    18. A scalp exfoliating massager – it's gonna come in handy when scrub nurses would like to scrub the memory of their wild day out of their mind.


    And be sure to check out my review for this soothing scalp massager!

    Promising review: "Holy use, and I am hooked! I used this with my favorite co-wash and it felt incredible! I occasionally suffer from dandruff/buildup on my scalp, which is why I purchased this tool, and I will be using it every time I shampoo/co-wash. This is a must-have!" —Zauberwald

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

    19. A pair of compression socks that'll improve their blood circulation, support their Achilles heel, and help their feet finally feel as rested as their body does after a (rare) full night's sleep.


    My BuzzFeed coworker wrote all about why people swear by these socks.

    Promising review: "I am a night shift nurse and work 12 hour shifts. I'm 5'10, size 11 women's shoe, with bigger calves. These work great. I had problems with my legs being tired and throbbing by the time I got home at the end of my shift. I don't have a problem with that anymore after wearing these. The quality is great. They are a little hot but I haven't had a problem with any odor. I'm very happy with my purchase." —Beth

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in 18 styles and sizes S–XL).

    20. A pair of daily drinking glasses for humorous nurses who don't mind telling it like it is.


    Promising review: "This is a fantastic gift option! It's super cute, my friend loved hers and started using it right away! It was packaged well to provide safe delivery and it arrived quickly! This is an awesome gift idea!" —Heather Viles

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95.

    21. A heartbeat necklace that'll be the sweetest gift to give a nurse who has truly found the career, and purpose, that makes their heart happy.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift. I gave this to my niece, who just got her nursing degree. She absolutely loved it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in two colors).

    22. Or an initial stethoscope necklace that's gonna (heart)beat any other gift you could find for them.


    Promising review: "I have worn this every day since I purchased it! Everyone has complimented me on the style! It reminds me of my commitment to nursing! I love It!!" —Jessica Randolph

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 26 letters).

    23. A pair of novelty socks to remind the new nurse you know to stay on their toes, keep focused, and play it cool when a physician is acting like a real ~pill~.


    Get them from Amazon for $8.

    24. A T-shirt with some lifelong necessities written on the front, for nurses who wear their heart on their sleeves and their grocery list on their pajamas.


    Promising review: "I've received so many compliments when wearing this shirt. It's made with a good material and fits well. The phrase on the shirt is unique. It would make a great gift for any nurse." —Shelby V

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two styles, five colors, and sizes S–3XL).

    25. A wearable dry erase board that'll make recording blood pressure, patient notes, and quick reminders incredibly easy and efficient.


    Promising review: "I am a nurse and I work in a fast paced office where the doctor is slinging out orders right and left. I was tired of sticky notes so I ordered this. I LOVE IT! I use it when needed and just keep it in my pocket. It's easy to clean. I highly recommend it." —Pamela Linville

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A pack of three bandaid badge reel holders so they can show off an accessory that's as useful as it is adorable.


    Promising review: "These are excellent quality! In fact, I was surprised at the quality of the badge holders. I have purchased numerous badge holders only to be disappointed at the quality and look of them when they arrived. Each day at work, at least one person compliments me on the badge holder. It's a great conversation starter and it feels secure when you extend the badge from the holder. I am very satisfied with this purchase." —Debbie

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. A pack of syringe pens that'll be a funny way to convince them to take a ~shot~ at writing down some of their favorite memories from work.


    Promising review: "I bought these to put into Halloween bags for people working in health care. They all were amused by the syringe pens. These are a fun gift item." —K. Halligan

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    28. Or a pack of bone ballpoints for orthopedic nurses who you know are gonna ~crack~ up every time they use them.


    Promising review: "These are fun bone shaped pens that write in black ink. I use them for Christmas gifts for my nurses and they love them. The pens write smoothly, although they don’t contain much ink. They are great fun. The 'spine' is a little rough on the fingers but it’s worth it. I highly recommend these bone pens for gifts for medical students, doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses etc." —Kelly Bezz

    Get them from Amazon for $5.89.

    29. A sleek scrub top that's sure to satisfy the fashion-savvy RN in your life who wants to look top-notch at all times.


    Promising review: "I have never received so many compliments from such a variety of people. It’s a must have! I love it." —Chelsey K.

    Get it from Figs for $38 (available in eight colors and sizes XXS–2X).

    30. A jar of exfoliating sugar cubes – a luxe skincare solution for nurses who don't tend to eat sugary sweets but still deserve a very sweet treat.


    These are also a great way to reduce plastic waste!

    Promising review: "I love everything about this product! The bottle is perfect for the size of the cubes. The scent when I open the bottle is welcoming, making me want to use the scrub right away! One cube is all that’s needed and it doesn’t dissolve fast, so you get the best use out of it! The best part of all is how incredibly soft and smooth my skin is! I can’t wait to try the other scents!" —Michelle Sorenson

    Get them from Amazon for $24 (available in three aromas).

    31. A flashlight/stylist/pen combo – the minute the A-type nurse you know sees this their smile is gonna prove it was the ~write~ gift to get!


    Promising review: "I got this as a graduation gift for a friend. It's useful because the ink is replaceable if it runs out. The light is perfect for those late nights when you don't want to wake a patient up. The recipient loved it." —Tech-explorer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.80.

    32. A quote journal so they can write down the funny moments, whether they be pain-killer induced humor or humorously difficult patients, that make up their days.


    Promising review: "I got this for my sister when she graduated college and got a job as a nurse. She loves it! She enjoys interacting with people and likes having a journal to put all those memories down. This is the best graduation present!" —Bernadette Molnar

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    33. A graphic tee or coffee mug for nurses whose patients listen a little too well sometimes.


    Promising review: (shirt) "I purchased this shirt for my boyfriend who works as an EMT. The shirt came in great condition. The print was well done and appeared bigger than in the picture. It fits my boyfriend perfectly. I would definitely recommend it to friends." —Mika

    Promising review:
    (mug) "I bought this mug to be part of a raffle basket for Emergency Nurses. I love the quality of it. It's a nice, heavy mug and the print on it looks great. I'm thinking of buying one for myself now." —Melissa

    Get the shirt for $7.99+ (available in 16 colors and sizes S–5XL) and the mug for $14.99, both from Amazon.

    34. And a travel bag to give the person who you know is really and truly the best nurse ever.


    Promising review: "I bought this product as a gift and it was perfect. The quality was good and the print was too cute. What I liked most about it was the size. I was worried that it would be too small but it was perfect. I made a nurse survival kit with it and filled it with a bunch of little things and it fit everything. It's super cute!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    When you realize your gift was a hit:


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    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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