8 Holiday Gifts Every Nurse Will Want


With the holidays just around the corner, many people are rushing to find great gifts for their friends and loved ones. Is there a nurse in your life who deserves some extra attention? These eight holiday gifts are perfect for every nurse (and if you pick up a few of these for yourself, we won’t tell).

Perfect holiday gifts for nurses

1.       “Nurses Call the Shots” Stainless steel tumbler

Since every nurse needs help staying hydrated, not to mention a way to keep their caffeine intake warm, an insulated tumbler is a must. This stainless steel tumbler does the job like a champ while letting the rest of the team know who’s in charge (ahem, paging Dr. Knowitall).

2. “Don’t Be Tachy” Holiday Sweater

Nurses have a… different sense of humor. For those who get the joke, however, this print will be a real killer at any holiday party this season. The sweater itself is a great performer, too; well-crafted with soft fabric, it’s a great addition to any nurse’s wardrobe.

3. Portable Cell Phone Sanitizer

Washing your scrubs after work is simple enough, but getting delicate electronics clean takes extra effort. Enter the PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer. Not only do the device’s UV rays clear your device of nearly all bacteria and viruses, it also acts as a portable charging station so you’ll be ready for anything.

4. Innovo Deluxe Pulse Oximeter with Plethysmograph and Perfusion Index

Next time you need to spot check a patient’s oxygen saturation, you won’t have to chase down the nearest pulse ox. Even better, the advanced features actually help you know whether you’re getting an accurate reading or not, making you more capable of making on-the-spot assessments of your patient’s condition. If you’re a layperson shopping for a nurse friend, this little device is a literal lifesaver.

5. Prescription Coffee Mug

Let’s face it, your average nurse relies on coffee and tea outside of work, as well. This clever little mug reminds your nurse of the correct dosage of their favorite “medication” while bringing a cheerful touch of work into their home.

6. The perfect pair of shoes

Nurses need shoes that can stand up to a high-impact workload day after day. If you’re not sure what type to buy, this list will get you on the right track.

7. ADC Adscope Stethoscope

As one of the nurse’s primary tools, a great stethoscope is essential to every shift. The ADC Adscope line is a great blend of function and form at an amazing price.

8. NCLEX Flash Cards

Though they’re specifically designed with new graduates in mind, even veteran nurses can benefit from basic refreshers. No matter what stage they are at in their career, these educational flash cards do a great job of covering what nurses need to know to succeed.

Give yourself a great gift by trying out the Nurse Backpack app today. With innovative features such as credential tracking and resume sharing, it’s the perfect companion for your nursing career.

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