Do you know someone who recently graduated from nursing school? If you do, it’s kind of a big deal. In addition to the countless hours they’ve devoted to classroom time, studying, clinical hours, and all of the work that happens in between, they’ve also chosen such a noble career path, which deserves a gift in itself. Recognize all of the selflessness and hard work it takes to become a nurse with one of these awesome graduation gifts for nurses. You’ll find gifts for the guys, gifts for the ladies, and gifts that work well for both.
If you’re still on the hunt for a graduation gift, check out this list of 10 cool graduation gifts for something unique and memorable or continue shopping for nurse focused graduation gifts here.
1. Rose Gold Stethoscope Heart Necklace
This clever necklace design makes it an awesome graduation gift for female nurses, combining a stethoscope and a heart together for a gorgeous dainty piece of jewelry. With nurses having such a physical job, their jewelry choices need to be subtle and light so that they don’t interfere with their patient care. Bulky necklace and large rings won’t work. This necklace is stainless steel and 18k rose gold plated, making it hypoallergenic as well as lead and nickel free. If this necklace isn’t quite her style, check out some alternative nurse inspired jewelry here.
Price: $16 (47 percent off MSRP)
2. Nurse Est. 2017 Graduation T-Shirt
Available in both men’s and women’s sizing as well as several different color options, this comfy tee is a great way to commemorate a recent graduate’s achievements while adding a fun graphic tee to their wardrobe. It’s made from 90 percent cotton and 10 percent polyester, giving it a soft feel and a tiny bit of stretch. The text is specific for a 2017 graduate but you can shop a ton of awesome nurse inspired apparel here.
3. To Know What It Is To Be Human Print
If you’re stumped trying to select a unique gift for a recent nurse graduate, consider a cool piece of artwork like this print. The gold and grey color scheme is feminine and sweet, with a sentimental quote that reads “Nursing… to know that it is to be human and to be humane”, which will certainly hit home with any nurse. Each print is made with professional HP ink on high quality Canon photo paper with a luster finish. Here are some additional nurse inspired options from this online print shop.
4. Nurse Nutritional Facts Coffee Mug
With 12-hour shifts being the norm, it’s no surprise that nurses tend to consume their fair share of caffeine. This mug will bring a smile to their face (even when they’re mid 12-hour shift) and make their coffee intake a bit more special. The design mimics a “nutritional facts” label, listing tributes that a nurse might have. For example, hard working is listed at 1000 percent, while sleep is at 0 percent. The design is displayed on both sides of the mug. It holds 11 ounces of liquid and is microwave and dishwasher safe for easy use and care. There are quite a few funny nurse mugs so if this one isn’t your style, you can continue shopping here.
5. Nurses Insulated Lunch Tote Bag
Everyone knows that hospital food leaves quite a bit to be desired. Most nurses try to stay clear of cafeteria food, but with long shifts, they need to pack quite a bit of food to stave off hunger and stay alert and focused. If you’re shopping for a recent grad, get them something practical that they can use every day on the job. The pink polka dot option is fun for the women, but there’s also a plain black bag for the guys. The bag is big enough to a few meals worth of goods with room for food containers, water bottles, and snacks. The neoprene fabric keeps food warm or cold much longer and it’s machine washable to keep it looking like new.
Price: $15.95 (6 percent off MSRP)
6. Anatomy Coasters Gift Set
Great for the guys and gals, these fun anatomy coasters are such a fun addition to any home bar or coffee table. They can toast to graduating and set their drink down on one of these. The gift set includes six rubber and neoprene coasters with a fabric top (similar to the fabric you would see on a mousepad). The coasters measure 3.5″ x 3.5″ and come packaged in a tin, ready for gifting. You can find some alternative designs here in a similar style.
7. Syringe Highlighter Pens
If you’re looking for a token graduation gift for a nurse or are looking for something small to add to a larger gift, these syringes are so fun. Each order comes with 12 syringe highlighter pens in assorted neon colors including pink, green, blue, yellow, orange, and purple. Once they’re on the job, it will make highlighting patient files and documents just a little bit more fun. These pill pens are another fun novelty gift to add to any of the graduation gifts on this list.
8. Keep Calm I’m A Nurse Canvas Tote Bag
Reusable bags are something that everyone needs and this option is just as fun as it is practical. The bag is made from natural canvas cloth and measures 15″x18″x6″ with a 22″ reinforced fabric handle. After graduation, the nurse on your list can use this as a grocery bag, day-to-day tote, lunch bag, or to carry her belongings to and from the hospital. If you’re pulling together several smaller gifts for your graduation present, package them all in this bag. You can shop alternative nurse bags here to find your favorite design.
Price: $17.99 (10 percent off MSRP)
9. Insulated 16 oz. Coffee Tumbler
For a recent graduate who’s literally about to call the shots, we can’t think of a better graduation gift. All professionals on the go need a travel tumbler for water, coffee, tea, etc. and this one is perfect for a nurse. The insulated mug is designed with double-wall stainless steel technology to keep their beverages hot or cold for hours and fits most car cup holders for easy commuting to work.
Price: $14.99 (35 percent off MSRP)
10. Nurse Graduation Bracelet
If you’re shopping for an inexpensive graduation gift that’s sure to impress, this piece of jewelry does the trick. The personalized bangle bracelet comes with one rhinestone letter charm in her initial, a charm engraved with the text “she believed she could so she did”, a RN medical symbol charm, and a graduate diploma charm. If this bracelet isn’t her style, check out this simple bracelet at a similar price point.
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