gift for new nurse? - page 2

I wanted to send a serious gift to a new grad nurse. I am thinking about putting item in the gift basket with a letter as to why she would need them. I have learned that I need breath mints for... Read More

  1. by   GardenDove
    I think a gift certificate for a massage or spa trip would be nice, if it's not outside the budget.
  2. by   Laught3r
    "I think a gift certificate for a massage or spa trip would be nice, if it's not outside the budget."

    I have until August to get the basket together. I think I will save and get the spa trip for her. Thanks. This is so great I hope others will copy these ideas and put together baskets. My unit has stated that they will put a basket together for new nurses who come to the unit. (minus the spa trips and massages.)
  3. by   peds77
    Pens lots of pens RED & calculator that fits on ur ID tag...Staples has them for .99 at the check out counter love mine....
  4. by   canoehead
    A small pocket sized calculator, lip balm, scissors, a gift certificate for the local coffee stop, or the local take out.
  5. by   maryloufu
    Vicks for under the nose? I was glad to stumble past that little tip.
  6. by   Agnus
    A clipboard with quick reference cheat sheets printed on it. You know the kind with conversion charts, critical drug info, lab info, glasgo scale etc. There are different ones oout there. Or a pocket aid with simular info.
  7. by   JentheRN05
    little book called RNotes it is a quick reference guide. AND a gift card to a place like nurses station. I know since I've graduated I have collected TONS of little 'nurse' nicknacks and I love them all. I buy one every chance I have the money. T-shirts, pins, statues, hats, sweatshirts you name it. It has either RN or Nurse on it
  8. by   cisco
    one of the nicest gifts I received was a really nice, stylish watch with a trendy leather band and a second hand of course.
  9. by   rainy scarlett
    ~a roll of coins for your locker to raid the vending machines~
  10. by   NoWaNrN
    I got a good stethoscope (Litman) That is what I would buy a new grad. I love mine
  11. by   Laught3r
    This is so awesome. I am definitely using alot of this ideas if not all. I started shopping this weekend already.
  12. by   ddoosier
    "Your 1st Year As a Nurse" by Donna Wilk Cardillo, RN. It validates all of those feelings that you have as a rookie nurse. Plus, lots of advice. ISBN #0-7615-3333-8