If you’re anything like me, finding the perfect gift for someone can feel a bit like attempting to find the end of a lifelong marathon.
You care about this person, so you want to find them something that not only says “I appreciate you,” but also expresses how deeply their efforts as your nursing preceptor have impacted you.
Well, fret no more, because it’s time to put on your comfy reading glasses and peruse through this gift guide tailored specifically for that wonderful nursing preceptor.
Whether your preceptor can’t seem to get enough of their morning coffee, is in dire need of some on-the-go relaxation, or just loves to show off their nurse-themed paraphernalia on the ward, this list has something for everyone. From practical to heartfelt, funny to motivational, you’re sure to find something that will make them smile and feel truly valued.
And let’s be honest, our nursing preceptors deserve that special acknowledgment. They took on the duty of guiding us, sharing their expert knowledge, and providing indispensable support.
A heartfelt gift is that sweet nod of appreciation saying, “I see you, I appreciate you, and thanks for putting up with me!” Now, without further ado, let’s dive right into the gift suggestions.
1. Personalized Stethoscope Id Tag:
Add a personal touch to your preceptor’s go-to medical tool. You could have their name, a special message or a fun design engraved. It may not increase the diagnostic acuity but it certainly adds character.
2. Nurse Life Coloring Book:
Nurses could use a dose of stress relief and we all know coloring isn’t just for kids. This Nurse Life coloring book is packed with fun illustrations, quirky humor, and is perfectly compact for a 15-minutes-break wind down.
3. Leather Journal:
For the preceptor who loves to jot down thoughts or keep a daily journal. A beautiful leather-bound journal is not only aesthetically pleasing but perfect for penning those golden nuggets of wisdom they’re always sharing.
4. Throw Blanket:
Hospitals can be notoriously cold places. An ultra-soft throw blanket could provide a much-needed layer of comfort during those chilly break times.
5. Personalized Tumbler:
Keep their coffee hot and their water cold. This travel tumbler can be personalized and it sure beats the old hospital-issue coffee cups.
6. Compression Socks:
Give the gift of comfort for those long shifts on their feet. If anyone ever tells you that socks are insensitive gifts, they haven’t spent a 12-hour shift on their feet.
7. Nurse-themed Game:
Anatomy Fluxx or Nerd Words: Science could work. It’s a fun way to tweak their medical knowledge while having a good time.
8. Ergonomic Shoes:
A good pair of ergonomic shoes could provide comfortable and fashionable foot protection. Just be sure of their size (or get a gift receipt).
9. Personalized Badge Reel:
From simple name ones to humorous works of art, a personalized badge reel adds some style to their uniform.
10. Massage Pillow:
A portable, heated massage pillow for those moments when a full massage session is not possible. It’s an easy way to help them relax on the go.
11. Anatomical Bookmarks:
For the bookworm, these science-themed bookmarks take reading up a notch. Who thought the circulatory system could look this chic?!
12. Travel Coffee Maker:
If they’re a coffee lover, they’ll appreciate a personal travel sized coffee maker. It’s like carrying a little coffee haven along everywhere.
13. Pocket Organizer:
Nursing requires jugging lots of items. An efficient pocket organizer will ensure they are never fumbling around for a pen, notepad or scissors.
14. Echo Dot:
And why not mix a bit of technology in. It can set alarms, play music and answer basic medical queries.
15. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser:
Help them turn their space into a mini spa with an essential oil diffuser. It’s portable, and running it with lavender oil could aid relaxation.
16. Personalized Water Bottle:
A stylish water bottle with their name on it could encourage proper hydration on those hectic days.
17. Office Stationery:
Consider designer pens, fancy notepads, nurse-themed paperclips. The goal is to beat the monotony of the common hospital stationery.
18. Subscription to a nursing journal:
A practical gift that will keep them updated on the latest developments in nursing and healthcare.
19. Vitamin C Serums:
For some skin rejuvenation after those long shifts, this could do wonders.
20. Heated Foot Spa:
After a long day, a foot spa can provide much-needed relief and relaxation.
21. Online Course:
Gift a subscription to an online course related to their interests outside of work. It’s a nice reminder that there’s life outside the hospital.
22. Box of gourmet foods:
For the foodie in them. Whether it’s bespoke chocolates or aged cheeses, this will certainly make their tastebuds dance.
23. E-book Reader:
If they love to read, gifting an e-book reader is a great way to lighten their load while giving them access to thousands of books.
24. Noise-Canceling Headphones:
An environment that never seems quiet can stress. These headphones could be that oasis of calm in the middle of a noisy shift.
25. Luxury Hand Cream:
Hospital-grade sanitizers can be rough on the hands. A tube of hand cream will keep their hands soft and moisturized.
26. Personalized Caricature:
A funny, customized caricature drawing of them in their nursing uniform would add a personal and humorous touch.
27. Blue Light Blocking Glasses:
Help protect their eyes from the harmful blue light from digital screens with a pair of stylish blue light-blocking glasses.
28. Portable Phone Charger:
A compact portable charger could be a lifesaver during those long shifts when they are away from a power source.
29. Sleep Mask:
The art of grabbing a quick nap between demanding cases shouldn’t be underestimated. A luxurious sleep mask could offer some much-needed rest.
30. Personalized Wine Glass:
Their drink of choice in a classy, customized wine glass. It’s a chic way to wind down after a long day.
31. Spa Voucher:
Treat them to a relaxing spa day. A massage, some aromatherapy, and a facial could be just what they need.
32. Mini Indoor Plant:
A splash of green could brighten their work space or home. Plus, plants are known for their stress-reducing properties.
33. Bluetooth Speaker:
For the preceptor who loves music, a portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker could help them carry their tunes everywhere.
34. Travel Gift Card:
For the adventurous soul, a gift card from a travel agency could ignite their wanderlust spirit.
35. Just a Thank-You Note:
Never underestimate the power of simple acknowledgment. A heartfelt thank you note expressing your gratitude would mean the world to them.
Remember to always put thought into the gift. It doesn’t necessarily need to be extravagant, as long as it’s meaningful and from the heart. After all, it’s the thought that counts. Happy gift hunting!