Great Gifts for Nurses

Great Gifts for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

Florence Nightingale's birthday is celebrated on May 12th of each year. Bet you didn't even know there was a day for Nurses. It has been celebrated since 1965 to rememberer all of the contributions and sacrifices nurses make to society. As if we need a reason to celebrate. Every day we walk out the doors of that hospital to our home is a reason to celebrate.

Nurses volunteer their time and skills to the community on a regular basis. Nurses are continually educated to stay abreast of advances in medicine. They work on the frontline directly responsible for patient care and outcome.

Nurse Essentials: Number One

There some things that nurses must have to perform their duties whether in the office or with direct patient care. Number one, functional, comfortable, and stain resistant scrubs. Some facilities and offices require a certain style or color of scrub there are thousands of styles and colors to choose from.

Number Two

Number two, a warm up, sweater or jacket with big pockets. Nurses need those pockets for all the things that we need to perform the gozillion things that are required during a shift. One of my students once asked me why I had so many pens. She soon found out after a couple of hours why so many pens are necessary.

Number Three

Number three a watch with a second hand. Whether you work in a doctor's office or in a critical care unit. You must have a watch with a second hand, or digital watch with the seconds on it. Why you ask? Critical care nurses have all those fancy machines to do the work but in an emergency those machines can lie. Taking a manual pulse and a manual blood pressure is a must.

Number Four

Inspiration, whether it's through religion, or through each other. Nurses need inspiration. Each one of us can tell you what inspires us to do what we do. We all have our personal stories, and beliefs. Sometimes we have a really hard time trying to remember why we became Nurses. Nursing is a very complex, draining and highly specialized field. The sense of personal pride and accomplishment sometimes fall by the wayside as we aren't treated as though we are as educated and skilled as we really are. But I know there is always something that draws us back day after day. We have a fighting spirit and be damned if anyone should try to take that away. What hurts us usually only makes us stronger.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really liked how you placed your capsules in this hub, Tammy, as it's really easy to navigate through. Awesome job! Thank you.

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Thank you Dohn, I really appreciate you taking the time to read. I have fallen behind and this was the best I could muster. My child fell and broke her arm the other day so I have been a little busy.

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Great ideas - my middle daughter is a nurse!

Hope your daughter is feeling better!

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Habee, your daughter is a nurse? That is really cool.

My daughter is fine. You know kids they are really resilient. Thanks for your well wishes!

Thanks for stopping by.

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christalluna1124 7 years ago from Dallas Texas


what some great ideas. I really love the chicken soup collection. It is taking me awjile to collect them all. I have 18 so far.



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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Thanks for reading Christal!

Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Tammy, thanks for these ideas. After my recent experiences with some great heath care providers I think I just might get me some of these to keep handy! The Under $10.00 ones I think I can manage as a small thank you for their great help.

Hope you have a great Christmas (I'd be interested in hearing how many travel coffee mugs you get) :)

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Duchess, thanks for the encouraging words and don't worry about giving your nurses gifts...most of the time we are grateful just to see our patients get better and to know that we had a hand in the outcome of that situation. But if you must we really like food LOL

Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Good to know! Thanks

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itakins 7 years ago from Irl


Another gem of a hub -boy what patience you have(pardon the pun!)

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Itakins, You make me laugh out loud. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This is a very clever hub - I bet you do well on google searches. I really like the photo at the top. I am surprised that not many Hubbers use their own photos. This one is a gem.

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

2patricias, I wouldn't know about google search they disabled my account for no reason last week. Thank you for the encouragement. I like to use my own photos it makes it more original.

Thanks again, Tammy

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Just wanted to come back and tell you: I had already bought one of the nurse travel mugs before your hub. My daughter told me last night how much she loves it!! This is a perfect gift for a nurse!

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Holle...I love those mugs. I got a new one from Santa too! LOL.

Thanks for visiting and commenting always great to see you!

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

nice ideas, I have so many filipina friends who are nurses here in Dallas, and thank you for this one, Maita

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago Author

Well Maita...One of my very wonderful friends here is a Filipina Nurse and at one time she was my boss too...She always invites us to share holidays and special events in her life with us. I also work with many wonderful Filipina nurses too. Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment. I look forward to your comments every time!

Julius 6 years ago

such a great Job Tammy it real make it easy I am a director of Nursing in the Nursing home and I was browsing around looking for some gifts for my wonderful nurses..... Thank you.

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago Author

Julius...Thanks for stopping in. Glad I could help

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freelancewriterva 6 years ago

Excellent hubpage. I will bookmark it for future review.

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freelanceauthor 6 years ago

Interesting gift ideas. Thanks for sharing them

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago Author

freelanceauthor...Thanks for the praise and don't ask why the score is so high on this one. It's just peddling amazon stuff...It's nice to meet you!

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TINA V 6 years ago

This is a very useful hub. You just gave me a gift idea for my friend who will celebrating her birthday on October. She is also a nurse. I like the dream believe bracelet and the handpainted wine glass. Awesome!

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago Author

TINA V...Thanks for your comment and I am glad I could help. Tammy

kerbyjk78 6 years ago

Nice to see it from the nurses' perspective. Another great gift would be a Scentsy Wickless Warmer. I beleive it is the only candle approved ofr use in hospitals and nursing homes because of it's safe and flameless way of melting the wax and releasing the fragrances.

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago Author

kerbyjk78...Hi nice to meet you and thank you for the advice and for taking the time to comment

Shonaviolin 6 years ago

Hey Tammy,

Great ideas. Some of the links are all sold out now!!! Also, I have been given a really beautiful Florence Nightingale can wear it as a pendent, a pin or a wristwatch so really useful for nurses...

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago Author

Shonaviolin...Thank you for your comment and I updated the list. Nice to meet you!

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manijee 6 years ago

wow a perfect hub and amazing presentation .. for nurses i also have resource giving the lowest rates on all nursing uniforms and other medical equipment , nurses can check out it at

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brandyBachmann 5 years ago

Excellent topic. Good hub for all families.

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Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago Author

Hi brandyBachmann nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind assessment of this hub.

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