Quote from st4304
My daughter is graduating from nursing school next month. Any unique ideas for a gift?
She has requested a PDA, and I will probably get her one, but other family members keep asking me for ideas and I have run out.
I don't know about unique, but some popular ones include gift certificates to local uniform shops as well as catalogs (new grads love getting all those new scrubs instead of that horrible school outfit!). Also a basket of nursey logo supplies like note cards and pens, memo pads, lanyards, name badge holders etc for those who are wrapped in the cutesy nurse doodads
There's books designed especially for the new nurse, quick reference guides and such: maybe a gift certificate to a large bookstore with a card that tells her to buy such a book for herself? Better than choosing the wrong one, and I love when someone has thought enough to tell me that's what they want for me, and I should choose
A friend did that for me specifically for NON-nursing books: she said I had spent so long staring at textbooks, the Barnes and Noble giftcard was ONLY to be used on paperback fiction!
A friend gave me a watch he had carefully chosen because of the features on the face (easy to read second hand and expandable band that could be pushed up arm). Thoughtful.
Just had an idea, not sure if it's suitable for you, but if she's expressed an interest in a review course for NCLEX and is hesitating over cost, maybe a home-made coupon that offers to pay for the course of her choice? Keep in mind they go for up to a few hundred bucks, but might be a good gift for those so inclined. Get the money worry out of the way.
Give her a card good for matting and framing her new license (if your state license is one that's designed for the wall). And pair it with one for her degree
And of course, the EVER popular stethoscope! Please be sure it's one she is sure she wants, OR get her the gift certificate so she can take the time to choose. My family gave me the home-made coupon that said "get what you want, we'll pay"
I did, shopped for the best price for them, and everyone was happy!