Travel Nursing: Holiday Gift Guide

How To Guide

Searching for the perfect gift for the nurse in your life? We’ve put together a simple yet effective guide with a few of just the many gifts that are excellent for any nurse!

Before we get right into it, we encourage you to think about the nurse that you are buying for. Things to consider include your nurses hobbies outside of work, where they are on assignment at (cold or warm weather, popular things to do here), how long they will be on assignment, and anything else that you think may be relevant when gift giving to this special individual! 

Check out these gifts and how they may (or may not) suit that nurse in your life! 

Travel Guru Gifts 

Think of these gifts when buying for nurses that always seem to be on assignment, all over the world. When traveling so often, it is important to make sure that the process is as feasible as possible. 

Travelers will not be disappointed with any of the following:

  • Any Type of Suitcase or Bag
  • Packing Cubes, Vacuum Seal Bags, & Toiletry or Cosmetic Bags 
  • Travel Vouchers 
  • Travel Pillow, Sleeping Mask, Ear Plugs 
Credit: Penn Medicine

Housing Essentials

Not all housing looks the same when accepting a travel package. Nurses usually receive a stipend, but the temporary housing that is provided can look fairly basic at times. 

Easy yet effective decorative gifts to consider include:

  • Bath or Kitchen Hand Towels 
  • Candles
  • Throw Blankets & Pillows
  • Decorative Books, Plants, Trays, Coasters 

All About Experience 

Some nurses pick assignments mainly due to the location that they will be residing in. A great deal of experience can be gained within an assignment, but it’s not always easy to plan for this. Get your nurse one step closer to this experience by gifting them something to do! 

  • Gift Card for a Local Restaurant 
  • Tickets for Local Events or Entertainment

Constant Nurse Needs 

If you aren’t exactly sure what your nurse likes outside of work, stick to the practical items! Sometimes job-related gifts seem basic, but can often be put to great use. Think of items like new scrubs or a giftcard for scrubs, hair ties & headbands, badge clips, blue light glasses, and/or a giftcard for new work shoes. 

Relax, Relax, Relax! 

We are fully aware of the long hours that our healthcare professionals work – they deserve time off to rest! These gifts are meant for total relaxation. 

  • Gift Card for a Spa Day 
  • Essential Bath Kit (Think Bath Bombs, Body Scrub, Loofa, Moisturizer, Etc)
  • Robe, Pajamas, & Slippers
Credit: Shermans Travel

Customized Gifting 

What’s better than sentimental value? Nurses who are often out of town love to bring pieces of home with them if possible. Below are gifts that will be sure to do just this:

  • Photo: Book, Mug/Tumbler, Blanket
  • Framed Set of Photos
  • Personalized Journal or Pen

We hope that we were able to guide you in the right direction as you search for the perfect gift. Time to get shopping!

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