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40 Nurse Graduation Gifts to Congratulate the Milestone in their Medical Career

We've included some of the best personalized options for the future RN.

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Nursing students put in hours of sweat, labor and sleepless nights into their studies. If you know a nursing student graduating this year, you can celebrate their major milestone by giving them one of these thoughtful nurse graduation gifts.

Finding a graduation gift that's unique and memorable isn't easy to do —especially when it comes to gifting something to match someone's profession. For the future RN in your life, we've gathered a variety of items they can use at home or take with them on the job. Some options are personalized and striking accessories (such as a custom stethoscope necklace), while others are great for relieving stressed at the end of their long shifts (lavender shower steamers and silk pillowcases for a restful sleep included). With these nurse-approved finds, you can help them focus on what's important —the health of their patients and their personal well-being. While you're sure to find a gift perfect for the medical student in your life, you can also browse through our gift guides for self-care, coffee lovers (a nurse's favorite drink) and options under $30 for more ideas.

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For the Nurse Always on the Go
Nurse Personalized Laser Engraved Tumbler

Choose from more than 10 tumbler colors before personalizing it with their name. The copper vacuum insulation will keep their drinks cold for 24 hours and their liquids hot for 12.

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A Cozy Item Your Daughter Will Love
Heart Stethoscope Monogram Sweatshirt

This half-zipped sweatshirt is personalized with her initials and favorite color so she can rock her accomplishments anywhere she goes.

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An Activity After a Hard Day's Work
Nurse Coloring Book: Sweary Midnight Edition
CreateSpace Classics

With this book they can color away their stress. It features 40 removable pages and NSFW phrases nurses they'll find relatable.

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Practical and Personalized
Personalized Badge Reel

Their badge reel doesn't have to be plain. Pick from a range of colors and font styes before having the seller add their name and credentials.

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Stylish Storage for Travel
Makeup Pouch
Now 10% off

Featuring a cute graphic on its front, this pouch can store their everyday makeup and small beauty items.

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Spreading Love During Difficult Times
Healthcare Workers Affirmation Cards Set

Encourage them with this cards set —filled with motivational phrases to help them feel seen, appreciated and motivated to keep going.

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Stethoscope ID Name Tag

Choose from four different metals and different font options to personalize a name tag they can add to their stethoscope.

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WhiteCoat Clipboard

This full-size folding clipboard is made of lightweight aluminum and has a HIPAA compliant design for holding sensitive patient documents. It's the perfect gift for them to use at work.

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Lavender Shower Steamers
Body Restore

Have them wash way their work stress and fatigue with aromatherapy shower melts. They can add them to bath water for a lavender scent or use them during their long shower sessions for relaxation.

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Floral Stethoscope Sticker

This sticker makes an adorable addition to their items. Purchase multiple for them to stick on their laptop, clipboard or tumblers.

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Nurse Definition Sweatshirt

This soft sweatshirt makes an adorable addition to her closet —and a great way to show pride for her profession.

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100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
Fishers Finery

The Good Housekeeping Institute labeled these pillowcases one of the best for its comfort level and ability to keep customers cool at night.

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Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Hamilton Beach
Now 26% off

It's not uncommon for them to have moments of rushing out the house without eating breakfast. With this sandwich maker, their morning meal will be made in minutes.

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Headband with Buttons
Bani Bands

These headbands come with buttons on the side to put mask straps around instead of their ears. It's a more comfortable way of wearing a mask and helps to keep those headaches away.

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Massage Gun

Labeled the best overall by the Good Housekeeping Institute, this massage gun is an ideal travel option. It has a lightweight design and produces 3,900 RPM.

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Oversized Scrub Top

Gift them a shirt that's modern yet functional. This scrub top comes in multiple colors and features three pockets: one hidden interior security pocket and two deep welt hand pockets.

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Personalized Nurse Crossbody Bag

Add their name and credentials to this crossbody bag — large enough to store their work and every day items.

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Sheet Masks Subscription Box

Let's not have them forget about self-care. Gift them a FaceTory subscription where they'll get four different sheets masks per month.

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Sterling Silver Heartbeat Climber

These heartbeat climber earrings were co-designed by a doctor and are designed to mimic the EKG wave of a healthy heart.

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Blanket Hoodie

Who would have thought a hoodie and blanket could come together to make something so undeniably soft. This oversizes sweatshirt has a large fuzzy hood and a fluffy Sherpa fleece that doubles as a pillow for sleep.

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Their favorite beverages will be set at their ideal drinking temperature —lasting up to 1.5 hours before starting to get cold.

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Ice Face Roller

This roller helps to improve dry and wrinkled skin. They can massage their face with it in the morning before makeup to give their face a boost before starting the day.

Urban Stems
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The Verona Bouquet
Urban Stems

Flowers always make beautiful and thoughtful gifts. This Verona arrangement features lush roses and hypericum berries —making it an enchanting gift for their special day.

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

After adding drops of their favorite essential oil to this bracelet, it will exude their chosen aroma throughout the day. It also includes eight pieces of washable and reusable cotton pads with different colors to match their attire.

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Small Crossbody Cell Phone Purse
Now 24% off

If they're not a fan of large bags, this crossbody has a sleek and durable design to hold their cellphone, cards and other small daily items.

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Coffee and Expresso Maker

This coffee maker earned its spot in the Good Housekeeping Institute's list of best coffee makers of the year for its lightweight and compact size for travel. Although its appearance may look intimidating, testers said it only took minutes to make a great tasting full-bodied cup of coffee.

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Top Find on Amazon
Nurse Wooden Sign

Give her this small wooden sign and tell her to stick it somewhere in her house, so it's there to serve as a constant reminder of her impact. 

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A Sweet Pick for Her
EKG Heartbeat Necklace
Quan Jewelry

Being a nurse isn't just a job; it's a way of life for your recent grad. This necklace, available in gold, rose gold or silver, remains a subtle symbol that being a nurse occupies a big spot in her heart. 

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Nurse Life T-Shirt

With this white t-shirt, they can wear their profession loud and proud — all while looking seriously cute. The same style is available in a crewneck sweatshirt, too. 

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Lavender Spa Basket

With all the time she's about to spend on her feet, she needs to give her body plenty of TLC. This pre-packed gift basket gives her the makings for a relaxing spa night at home, including lavender-scented creams and bath products. 

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