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5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas

5 Gifts Nurses Actually Want for Christmas

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

December 15, 2010

It’s that time again – food, family feuds, festivities, and fussing over what to get everyone you know. No wonder we’re a little stressed out!

NursingLink can’t help you get along with your brother-in-law, but we can give you tips on what to buy for the nurses in your life. And forget cutesy angel trinkets or mugs donned with nursing catch-phrases. Nurses have gotten plenty such gifts over the years. What do they really want?

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Whether you’re shopping for a colleague, or you’re a nurse wondering what to add to your own wish list, we’ve got your covered. Here are five gift ideas nurses are sure to love.

1) A Great Pair of Shoes ($50-$150)
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — nurses spend all day on their feet. This isn’t just tiring, but it can wreak havoc on their foot, leg and back health. Give them the gift of comfort with a great pair of shoes and they’ll love you forever. Just make sure you buy them from somewhere that will take them back just in case they don’t fit. Some of NursingLink members’ favorites include Dansko, Crocs, ShapeUps (in case they’re looking to tone up while she works), and Timberland Renovas.

2) A Spa Gift Certificate (Totally Up to You)
They’re constantly moving. They deal with some heartbreaking situations. They help people who aren’t always willing to help themselves. And they do it all with grace! Nursing is as physically demanding as it is emotionally draining — more than anyone else, nurses really deserve — ahem, need — to be pampered on their time off. For some nurses this could mean a hot stone or Swedish massage. For others, it might mean a facial and a spa pedicure. You can leave it up to the nurse in question by giving them a gift certificate to a local spa or even to a service like (so they can even choose their most convenient spot).

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