Gift Ideas for a Nurse Practitioner


A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with specialized training in one specific area of medicine such as pediatrics. This is a big accomplishment for an individual, and like all big accomplishments, the right gift is important for family and friends to find. The best gifts are ones that are relevant to the accomplishment and that will help the recipient in his career.

Find a Practical Gift.

  • You can choose a practical gift for the nurse practitioner. Make it relevant to the individual and think about her career. If the person needs reading glasses, she may not be able to put them on and off throughout the day if she is working at a busy hospital. Getting her a handcrafted glasses necklace chain to keep her glasses on her at all times could be very helpful. Custom scrubs with embroidered initials or even fun patterns that the recipient likes are a great gift that will be used. Hand lotion is also another gift that will be used a lot. A gift basket of hand lotion, hand cream and antibacterial hand cream will be very appreciated.

Food is always a good gift.

  • Gift certificates to nearby restaurants and eateries will be very appreciated. These gift certificates should be to places near his place of work or home. Because nurse practitioners are very busy and often have unusual schedules, many nurse practitioners do not have a chance to have a regular home-cooked meal. It can get quite costly to constantly buy take out. You can help by giving the extra funds to feed himself during his busy schedule. Similar items are certificates to coffee houses or actual home-cooked food made for the recipient, especially canned or frozen goods.


  • For the same reason that food gift certificates are a good idea for nurse practitioners, services are also helpful. Nurse practitioners have very busy schedules and gift ideas like house cleaning or maid service, car wash porters, or massages will be much appreciated. Another idea that can be helpful if they have not taken it upon themselves to create a business card is to hire a graphic designer or design company to design a custom business card to help them in their career.

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