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13 Great Gifts for New Nurses

They’ve worked tirelessly for several years to earn their status as a BSN. It’s time to celebrate the new nurses in your life!

The best gifts for new nurses will include plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind from a tough day on the job—not to mention celebrate their hard work and give them something to laugh about.

We’ve scoured the internet for new nurse gift ideas to bring you the ones we thought were extra-fun, meaningful, and exciting. Now, it’s YOUR job to figure out which of these is the best gift for a nurse in your life!

13 gift ideas for new nurses

What is the best gift for a new nurse? Our list consists of gifts that span their home life and work life, and ultimately showcases thoughtful new nurse gifts that will bring a huge smile to their face—whether on the job or not.

1. Stemless Wine Tumbler

new nurse gifts wine glass

This beautifully shaped glass has an even better message: “Safety 1st, Drink with a Nurse!” Slightly silly but sure to make them smile, this wine glass was made in the US with fine quality and ceramic ink. It also boasts a waterproof and leakage proof lid—perfect for throwing in your ‘go’ bag.

2.  A Stethoscope Necklace

nurse necklace for nurses

Show them you care by gifting the new nurse in your life this adorable jewelry piece. ABOCO’s sterling silver necklace comes in a ready-made decorative box, and you can choose from multiple colors like rose, rose gold, and silver. The 18 inch chain length is absolutely perfect.

3. Compression Socks

sock gifts for new nurses

Long hours on their feet = long socks FTW!

We love these compression socks for nurses, made of 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex. They are built for comfort and boast fun styles and creative designs unique to the medical field. Give them a little pep in their step—their tootsies will thank you for these fabulous new nurse gift ideas!

4. This adorable bracelet

new nurse bracelet

If the new nurse in your life has a bit of spunk, why not gift her this hilarious mantra cuff bracelet? It’s secret message can be kept between you two!

5.  Personalized Ceramic Mug for BSN

bsn mug for new nurse

Nothing celebrates finally earning your BSN like this cute personalized coffee mug for nurses. We think it’s stylish, sweet, and will certainly come in use, making it one of the top gift ideas for new nurses we’ve found.

Love the pattern as much as we do? A great additional treat is the matching Cosmetic Travel Bag. What can we say—it’s hard to beat new grad nurse gifts like these!

6. Nurse Wine Bags 😏

new nurse wine bag

It’s been a long four (at least!) years for the nurse in your life, so why not give them the gift we all know they want anyway: A stiff drink! These drawstring wine bags will be a huge hit; they’re machine washable and can fit all standard wine bottle sizes. The fact that they’re eco-friendly and 100% linen is just a bonus.

Pro tip: Wine-related gifts for new nurses are always a good idea.

7. EKG Heartbeat Necklace

nurse heartbeat necklace

This necklace comes with a built-in display of an incredibly inspirational quote,

“I was born to be a Nurse. To hold, to aid, to save, to inspire, It’s who I am, my calling, my passion & my life.”

What better way to send your loved one into their new life as a fully-fledged nurse than with a prayer like this?

8. First Year Nurse Ebook

book gifts for new nurses

The First Year Nurse ebook provides detailed information on how your new nurse should prepare themselves for the job, how effectively they’ll need to communicate with their colleagues and guidance for professional growth.

Further, the Kaplan Test Prep is very effective; it shares with nurses “how to advice” from patients, plus other details for a better first 100 days on the job. To that end, we think this is one of the best new nurse gift ideas for brainy nurses starting their jobs soon.

9. Surprise Party Photo Props

party props for new nurse

One of our all-time favorite gift ideas for a new nurse is to throw them a surprise party!

These inflatable selfie frames will be loved (and snapped!) by all. We also think these supplies will take your celebration from “good” to “GREAT!”:

10.  14K Caduceus Pendant

pendant for new nurses

This symbol means more than the medical profession: It means going above and beyond for all you encounter. This gorgeous, 14K gold plated necklace will remind your new nurse of these core values of their profession. It is made from high quality premium materials, including Swarovski crystals, and is hand-stamped for authenticity.

11.  Box of Blessings

blessings for new nurses

This small blessing box comes with 101 cards inside; each card has a thoughtful message and cute designs to appreciate the nurses for their work. Fun bonus: You can write your own message at the reverse side of the card!

Show your gratitude with this fun twist on gifts for newly qualified nurses.

12.  Tote Bag

rn tote bag

This cute RN bag will give them confidence that first day on the job. Trust us, nurses need to pack a lot for a day of work (change of shoes, lunch box, a warm sweater, more) so this will surely come in handy! It’s one of our more practical gift ideas for new nurses.

13. Their first Danskos

dansko clogs for nurses

Help them strut their stuff from day one. Danskos have been voted as best shoes for nurses consistently over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. All of the fun colors and patterns adorn a high-quality, 100% leather shoe with rubber insoles and wide toe boxes. They’re comfy, cute, and will help your loved one step into the clinic with confidence.

What other gifts for new nurses did we miss?

Finding the best gifts for new nurses can be hard, especially if you’re running low on time. But fear not, we did our best for you!