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33 Thoughtful Nurse Graduation Gifts to Celebrate Their Achievement

Any graduation is an achievement worth celebrating, but when they’re about to embark on a career in medicine, it becomes even more important. For that special person who is devoting their life to caring for others and saving lives, you need a thoughtful nurse graduation gift which will show them how proud you are of what they’ve achieved. Whether it’s jewelry, clothing, or a mug with a special message, it will remind them every day of how far they’ve come.

33 Thoughtful Nurse Graduation Gifts to Celebrate Their Achievement

Funny Nurse Certification Candle

Funny Nurse Certification Candle

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Let them wind down after all the stress of nurse training with this funny graduation candle. Ideal for those who don’t go in for sentiment, this candle says congratulations in a straightforward if somewhat unconventional way. It can also be censored and/or personalized, and comes in a variety of scents.


Nine West Rubberized Bracelet Watch

Nine West Rubberized Bracelet Watch

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Every second counts when you’re saving lives, which is why this beautiful watch would make a perfect nurse graduation gift. With a stunning marbleized dial and a pink rubberized adjustable bracelet, this pretty watch will remind her of her awesome achievement every time she straps it on.


Stethescope Nurse ID Tag

Stethescope Nurse ID Tag

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Make sure nobody else walks off with their stethoscope with this discreet but very stylish wraparound stethoscope tag. Made from pure aluminum, this tag is hypoallergenic and anti-rust, and can be personalized with the nurse’s name, credentials, and a motif of your choosing.


Nurse is the Art of Helping Cuff Bracelet

Nurse is the Art of Helping Cuff Bracelet

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Whether they wear it for work or as a simple reminder after a particularly tough day, this beautiful cuff bracelet makes a thoughtful gift. Available in silver, gold, or rose gold, this unassuming bangle holds an inspiring message on the inside, so only they can read it.


Nurse Coloring Book

Nurse Coloring Book

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No matter how tough things get, a nurse must always remain calm and professional, and definitely not swear in front of the patients! Let them unleash some of that curse-worthy creativity with the Nurse Coloring Book: Sweary Midnight Edition, which contains some hilarious medic-themed pictures and all too familiar scenarios.


Sticky Pro Nursing Shoes

Sticky Pro Nursing Shoes

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Working in the medical profession means hours of being on their feet. Making sure they’re as comfortable as can be is one of the best gifts you can give to them, and these Sticky Pro shoes are perfect. Waterproof and slip-resistant, they’re designed to withstand the rigors of nursing life.


Will Give Medical Advice For Tacos Nurse Shirt

Will Give Medical Advice For Tacos Nurse Shirt

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Skill sharing and bartering can be a lucrative way of life, and for those with inside information, it can be even more beneficial. This funny t-shirt tells anyone in the vicinity of a Mexican food joint (or a kitchen) that the wearer will swap their knowledge for a taco or two.


Mini Stethoscope Earrings

Mini Stethoscope Earrings

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Mark her graduation with this pair of pretty stud earrings. Made from solid sterling silver, these earrings are plated in a shiny 14K rose-gold, and depict a teeny pair of stethoscopes which sit discreetly on the ear lobe, for a low key but very beautiful gift.


Overnight Foot Care Kit

Overnight Foot Care Kit

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Few careers are harder on the feet than that of a medic. Give their toes some much-needed TLC with this thoughtful overnight foot care kit, which includes a rich and creamy rosemary-mint scented cream, and a pair of night socks so the balm can work wonders as they sleep.


Nurse Heart Stethoscope Shirt

Nurse Heart Stethoscope Shirt

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Anyone who works in the caring profession does so out of love, and this t-shirt is the perfect way to show it. Made from 100% combed and ringspun cotton, this tee features a stethoscope arranged in the shape of a heart, with a pretty floral accent to one side.


Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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Eye strain can play havoc with the eyesight, and can cause terrible headaches, too. Help them relieve that strain with a pair of blue light blocking glasses, which filter out the harsh blue lights from computer screens, phones, games, or even just watching the TV after a long shift at work.


Nurse Compression Socks

Nurse Compression Socks

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It’s important for patients to wear compression socks to ensure a good blood flow following an op, but what about nurses? These compression socks come in a range of jazzy designs and colors, and provide graduated pressure from top to ankle to keep legs pain free and reduce swelling.


EKG HeartbeatCardiogram Necklace

EKG HeartbeatCardiogram Necklace

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Whether you’re giving it as a romantic gift, or to mark a medic’s graduation, this EKG necklace will be treasured forever. Crafted from stainless steel and plated in 18K gold or rose gold, this striking piece of jewelry sits on an 18-20” chain and includes a tiny heart charm.


Foot Sole Massage

Foot Sole Massage

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If there’s no-one around at the end of a day to give them a good foot rub, give them the means to do it themselves with this awesome foot sole massager. The two soapstone balls can be heated to provide instant relief as they roll their foot across them.


Nurse Coffee Mug

Nurse Coffee Mug

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The saying ‘not all heroes wear capes’ couldn’t be more true than when you’re talking about someone who works in medicine. Show a nurse your appreciation for all their hard work and heroisms with this striking mug, which shows exactly what their superpower is.


Nurse Ring Dish

Nurse Ring Dish

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Whether they use it at home or in their locker at work, this pretty ring dish is perfect for keeping all their jewelry and other small items safe. Handmade from polymer clay, it is adorned with a small stethoscope emblem in the bottom, and flecks of glittery gold.


Nurse Fuel Mug

Nurse Fuel Mug

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Where would nurses be without a steady injection of caffeine throughout their busy shifts? This mug is simple and to the point, and gives their coffee the name it so richly deserves – ‘Nurse Fuel’! The gift set also includes a cute badge reel and a sweet gift card.


Live Well Earrings

Live Well Earrings

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More than just a pair of pretty earrings, these ones hold a very special meaning. The sterling silver bar, or ‘roimata’, is a Maori symbol which represents comfort, healing, and strength, while the garnet charms promote courage, passion, and love; all of which are traits that nurses have in abundance.


Bellery Scrub Jacket

Bellery Scrub Jacket

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This scrub jacket is not only stylish and comfortable, but it is incredibly practical, too. Made from FIONx fabric, it features side slits for ease of movement and an incredible seven pockets, so she can keep all her pens, pads, and other work-related items close by.


Nurse Pin

Nurse Pin

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Simple and stylish, this pin badge will make a treasured keepsake for anyone who is just graduating from nursing college. Made from brass or aluminum, this little heart can be hand stamped with their name, credentials, and date of graduation, or any personalization up to 20 characters.


Personalized Nurse Best Friends Mug

Personalized Nurse Best Friends Mug

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This mug is as fun to create as it is to give, and would make a touching gift to someone you are graduating with. Each of the three nurses on the front can be personalized with names, hair styles, and skin tones, with a funny but true message on the back.


Nurse Graduation Plaque

Nurse Graduation Plaque

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This is the ideal gift for when you’re short on time. Delivered as a digital download, this print can be personalized with the nurse’s name, school, and date of graduation, and features the word ‘Nurse’ made up of different abstract photographs. Can be printed at home or in-store photo lab.


ASICS Gel-Quantum Shoes

ASICS Gel-Quantum Shoes

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Whether she uses them for running around after patients, or running around the park, these Asics shoes will let her do it in comfort. With a special sock liner for exceptional cushioning, these shoes also boast breathable mesh and seamless construction to avoid any painful friction.


Plush Organs

Plush Organs

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It’s a well-known fact that emergency workers need a somewhat dark sense of humor to cope with the less pleasant sides of the job, so play to that fact with these plush organs. Made from a soft, fluffy fabric, these cute but macabre plushies are available in 10 different designs.


Nurse Professional Backpack

Nurse Professional Backpack

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Designed specifically for anyone working in the medical profession, this backpack makes commuting to work easy. With a multitude of pockets for equipment, pens, and more, there is also a laptop compartment and a ventilated storage space for carrying and storing shoes or a change of clothes.


Inspirational Mantra Cuff Bangle

Inspirational Mantra Cuff Bangle

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Embarking on a new career is always exciting, and this beautiful bracelet is a subtle reminder of that. The surgical steel construction means it’s strong and durable, while the inside is inscribed with the words ‘and so the adventure begins…’ along with an arrow symbol at either outside end.


Muscle Rub

Muscle Rub

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At the end of a long, tiring day, there’s nothing better than a good muscle rub to ease away the aches and pains. Help them relax and work out those knotted muscles with this organic rub, which is made using natural essential oils such as peppermint, cinnamon, and refreshing lemongrass.


Scrub 30 Pulsometer Watch

Scrub 30 Pulsometer Watch

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The ability to take a pulse is a vital part of being a nurse, so it pays to have a watch which makes it easy. The Scrub 30 Pulsometer Watch features an easy to read 12 and 24 hour dial with a built-in pulsometer scale, and reflective hands for night shifts.


Nurse Colors Pencils

Nurse Colors Pencils

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If you’re looking for a fun yet functional graduation gift, this set of nurse-related coloring pencils will be perfect. Each of the 12 different colors is foil stamped in white with a funny medically-themed name, and are perfect for some anti-stress coloring at the end of a long shift.


Nurse Bangle Bracelets

Nurse Bangle Bracelets

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These wire bangles will make a beautiful gift to a daughter from her mom, as she embarks on the next stage of her life. Finished in a pretty antique gold color, this pair of bangles feature matching charms for mom and daughter as a permanent reminder of their love and friendship.


EKG Stone Coasters

EKG Stone Coasters

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Especially great if they’ve just moved into their first pad, these coasters will be welcomed by any nurse who’s about to graduate. The natural stone marble gives each one a unique and rustic appearance, while the stethoscope EKG in the corner is a nod to their blossoming career.


Nurse Graduation Gift Box

Nurse Graduation Gift Box

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Give them a little of the care they give to others with a self-care gift set. Containing a soy candle in a ‘nurse’s prayer’ jar, this set also includes a beautifully scented hand salve and a mini ‘spread love, not germs’ soap in a personalized cardboard gift box.


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