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What to Buy a Travel Nurse: Perfect Gifts for Travelers

What to Buy a Travel Nurse as a gift perfect gifts for travelers

When it comes to people who deserve to be showered with gifts, nurses are at the top of the list. If you have a travel nurse in your life who should receive something special, we’ve got a few gift suggestions that are perfect for travelers.

1. Compression Socks

Albeit not the most stunning gift, compression socks can have a significant impact on whether your travel nurse’s day is top notch or is at the bottom of the barrel. RNs and LPNs are clocking in many consecutive hours on their feet, so compression socks are a practical, welcomed gift idea. Plus, companies like CEP and 2XU are changing the game with their compression sock designs that are anything but boring.


2. Pocket Organizer Kit 

Another practical gift that’s great for new grad nurses and first-time travel nurses is a pocket organizer for their scrub top pocket, or belted side organizer that can be worn on the hip. Being able to keep small tools, writing utensils and other essentials readily accessible in the same place gives nurses more time to focus on more critical aspects of their jobs.


3. Gift Certificate to a Spa or Massage Therapist 

A spa day is a great way for travel therapists and nurses to forget about work and relax. From hot stone massage to deep tissue therapy, massage works to relieve aches, pains, and tension from the body and creates more comfort and balance for the receiver. Even the best travel nursing jobs can cause wear and tear on the body, so who wouldn’t like a little bit of pampering after caring for others?


4. Cell Phone Sanitizer
It’s no secret that germs are everywhere, and nowadays your phone goes with you everywhere, so to keep everyone safe from those hospital germs with a cell phone sanitizer!


5. Littman Stethoscope or MDF Instruments Stethoscope 

Every nurse needs a good quality, reliable stethoscope. These two brands are some of the most popular and have brought in consistently positive reviews from nurses and physicians alike. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles.

6. AAA Membership

Never leave home without it! A membership to AAA is one of many travel nurse gifts that will never go out of style. For someone who is hitting the open road every 13 weeks, having roadside assistance for flat tires, battery issues, and other automobile complications can provide relief in some of the most stressful travel situations.


7. A Quality Watch

A watch from Prestige Medical or a classic watch brand like Swatch is an essential tool for travel nurses and therapists. Nurses use their watches for tracking patient vitals such as respiratory and pulse rates, and a watch that brings a little flair while remaining reliable and easy to clean is an ideal gift.


8. Stainless-Steel Tumbler 

When working such long, busy hours, many nurses will lose track of staying hydrated. A stainless tumbler, like a Hydro Flask or a Yeti, will keep drinks hot/cold for most of the day, so their favorite drink is always on hand.


9.  Scrubs

Knowing the stories behind scrub stains would scare even the bravest souls, so having a never-ending supply of scrubs at the ready is always a welcome travel nursing and travel therapy gift idea. Grab some fresh scrubs at SmartScrubs and get 20% off your purchase with CoreMedical Group’s code!

10. Photo Storage Subscription

A subscription to a photo storage app is a fantastic gift for anyone satisfying their wanderlust. With some great upgradable options out there for storage, organizing, and sharing photos, your travel nurses’ memories will be just a tap, swipe, or click away! You could also grab a gift card to Shutterfly or Snapfish, so they order prints or create books of their favorites!


11. A Tool Kit

A travel RN is very resourceful, so help them with building furniture or fixing what they’ve got with a small tool kit like this 128-piece DEKOPRO set, complete with screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc. in a handy, everything-has-a-place storage case.


12. Comfortable, Supportive Shoes

Last but certainly not least on the list of travel nurse gifts is a sturdy pair of work shoes. Working 12+ hours a day is hard on the body, but especially on the feet. Sporting a quality pair of supportive pair shoes can help feet feel fresh all day, alleviating strain on knees and lower back muscles, too. Some recommended brands are Dansko, New Balance and Brooks.

When buying a travel nursing or travel therapy professional a gift, consider how useful it is. The last thing a traveler needs is more “stuff” to haul from destination to destination, so functional products that ease stress and provide relief are ideal. We hope this gift guide for travel nurses has provided you with some ideas, now be creative and surprise your nurse (or treat yourself) with some excellent presents! 

If you’re a nurse ready for adventure, download our Guide to Becoming a Travel Nurse to learn more!

 

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