10 Gift Ideas for Nursing Students

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If you’re hoping to buy a gift for someone studying to become a nurse then you’re looking in the right. This list of gifts has been especially curated for those still in education and working towards becoming a registered nurse.

From helpful books and stationery for their education, to fun items that will bring a smile, we’ve covered every avenue in this top gift guide.

Check out our guide to gifts for newly qualified nurses

First Year Nurse: Wisdom, Warnings, and What I Wish I’d Known


An invaluable book with stories and advice from experts that have gone before. Be prepared for the first day on the job with wisdom from hundreds of experienced nurses. Tips include dealing with colleagues, coping with stress and how to deal with patients. This is a practical gift that any student or budding nurse will really appreciate.

From: $13
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Personalised Water Bottle

Nurse water bottle

This personalised stainless steel water bottle is the perfect gift to give to your favourite nurse or carer. Featuring a beautiful illustration and a personalised name or message, you can add that extra special touch to show them that you’ve put thought in to it. The 500ml bottle is insulated for hot or cold drinks and the smart presentation box adds a nice final touch.

From: $21
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A5 Academic Planner – Week to Two Pages


Every student needs an academic diary that runs from July to June as opposed to tradition annual diaries. This premium diary is made with cream paper and comes in an exquisite gift box with pen holder and elastic closure to keep notes neatly inside, ideal for nursing students with lots of paperwork. This is an A5 diary with a week on two pages and yearly overview.

From: $21
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Anatomy and Physiology Flash Cards


The flash cards are ideal for nursing students with 335 illustrated and informative cards printed on thick card and coated for durability. They are produced by Scientific Publishing Ltd who have been creating teaching aids for medical students for two decades. Ideal for home, the library or in class, these cards cover everything from digestive systems to pregnancy and are colour coded for easy reference.

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Human Anatomy Shower Curtain


Who said you couldn’t learn in the shower? This high resolution shower curtain features educational diagrams of the human body with organs and other key body parts labelled for memorising in the shower. This is perfect for any medical student as a fun and useful way to brighten up the bathroom. Hooks are included and no liner is required.

From: $31
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Funny Nurse Quote Pencil Set

Nurse Pencil Puns

This cute set of HB pencils have been foil engraved with five funny sayings that nurses will find very relatable. Puns include ‘Nurses call the shots’ and ‘Future Nightingale’. The 19cm matt black pencils have an eraser on the end and come in a clear pencil pouch for safe keeping. They are hand made in the UK so allow extra time for overseas delivery.

From: $11
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The Student Nurse Handbook


This is the ultimate handbook for anyone starting out on their nursing degree, written by a registered nurse who can provide first hand experience. It covers all the essential things undergraduates will need to know including key topics, theories and philosophies, planning your work, tutor expectations, making the most of clinical placements and more. The book offers a down to earth commentary that is a nice change from the stern clinical text books usually on offer.

From: $14
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Before Patients, After Patients Mug and Glass Set


Never accidentally drink wine or gin before a shift again with this before and after mug. This humorous gift will go down a storm with any nurse who loves their morning coffee as much as their evening tipple. The mug is a standard 325ml size and the glass is 450ml, making it suitable for both spirits or wine. Both are dishwasher safe and printed with high quality ceramic ink.

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N.U.R.S.E T-Shirt

Nurse tshirt

We’re sure you’ll recognise the famous TV sitcom that inspired this T-shirt, and if not, then you best keep scrolling. Available in a variety of colours and styles, this ‘I’ll be there for you’ T-shirt design is a fitting gift for any friends-loving nurse in your life.

From: $18

Straight Outta Nightshift Hoodie

straight outta nightshift hoodie

Never mind Compton, this hoodie pays homage to the night shift. Featuring a take on the classic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ logo, you can throw this comfy hoodie on for relaxing after a hard nights work. Featured here is the zip up version which our nurse friend said she preferred, however the design is also available as a classic hoodie or a sweatshirt so you can choose whichever is best for you.

From: $47

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story


After 20 years as a nurse, Christie Watson gives her brilliantly written account of life as a nurse. In a book that will bring both tears of laughter and tears of sadness as you read her journey, from spine chilling operations to intense births, this Sunday Times bestseller needs to be on every nurses wish list.

From: $6
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Personalised Stethoscope ID Tag

stethoscope tag gift for nurses

In a building full of stethoscopes, an ID tag is essential so this personalised copped ID tag engraved with the name or message of your choice will be a helpful tool. It slides over the earpiece to attach and can be squeezed closed so it won’t fall off.

From: $13
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Novelty Syringe Pens


This set of novelty pens make a fun gift for any nurse, carer or medical professional that’s definitely going to baffle everyone around them. The retractable ball point pens are a variety of colours on the outside to give the impression of different shots, but all write in black ink so they are suitable for use in the workplace.

From: $9
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