The holiday season is finally here, so it’s time to make a list and be someone’s Santa. While you can easily shop for your dad or grab something fun for your friends, students (and especially nursing students) are notoriously tricky to shop for. Who can keep up with all the trends in campus or know what a busy nursing student needs to get through the day? Well, to make your gift shopping experience smooth and easy, here are some gifts any nursing student will love this winter and cherish all through 2021.
Lap desk for remote classes
This year, many students only had online classes, and just in case this trend carries to the next year, you can provide the nurse in your life with something that will make studying from bed enjoyable (and better for the back). A quality lap desk with wooden panels and bolster cushions will provide just the right support and comfort for those long Zoom lectures. These lap desks can be used on the bed, sofa or in the car, so they are comfortable and practical too. For the best experience, grab something with a pen, phone and tablet holder.
Coffee maker for early mornings
Most nursing students drink coffee like water since classes and rounds are very demanding. If you know your student lives on only a few hours of sleep per night, grab a good cold brew coffee maker that will provide them with a smooth taste of quality coffee. Cold brewers have extra-thick glass that allows the content to stay fresh and flavorful for days. Best models provide users with hot and cold brew and tea, all within a modern and attractive design.
Raman cooker for quick snacks
Short nursing school breaks don’t allow students to enjoy some special meals, so many of them reach for ramen noodles. To make their quick meals between classes tastier and more practical, buy a rapid ramen cooker. Thanks to its unique thick-bottomed design, this product is durable, heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe.
Portable phone charger for better connection
Nursing students are often so busy that they can’t even catch time to charge their phones. And is there anything worse today than not being able to go online, check information and contact your family? Well, you can provide your nursing student with a perfect gift of a portable charger they can take to classes or the cafeteria. This gift fit into every backpack, purse or even lab coat, so they will definitely use it in the future.
Noise-canceling headphones for peaceful naps
These are every dorm room necessity but are also suitable for power naps in the staff break areas. If you invest in quality noise-canceling headphones, your nursing student will finally get a full night of sleep or catch a few peaceful Zs between rounds or classes. If these look too bulky for you, you can’t go wrong with Apple Airpods—they do a pretty good job at noise canceling and provide the user with quality sound.
Laundry bag for dirty scrubs
This gift is not the most beautiful or fun, but it’s 100% useful. Nursing students have a lot of dirty scrubs they need to wash constantly, so a laundry bag will be used almost every day. Get a model that can be hung on the wall or door for easy access. Also, ensure that the shoulder straps are durable so the bag can be safely swung around and tossed in the car.
Quality duffel bag for trips home
While getting home during the pandemic is not recommended, 2021 will be better and we’ll be able to see each other more often. So, if your nursing student studies far away from home, a light travel bag will make those holiday trips and family visits much easier. Something gray or black fits every outfit, so if you don’t know their exact style, you won’t go wrong with these colors.
Skincare products for damaged hands
Nursing students often suffer from dry hands and damaged skin due to constant hand washing, taking notes and powdered latex gloves. So provide the nursing student in your life with a practical skin-care kit with natural products and gentle soaps and hand creams. If your student also struggles with acne due to makeup or mask, throw in some face-nurturing products as well. A mist for setting makeup and a good moisturizer can also fit well into your gift.
While scrubs are not exactly the most fashionable clothing item, they do come in many styles and designs, so you can surprise your nursing student with something chic and elegant. Various stores supply scrubs made from quality materials that allow the best movement, cooling and maximum comfort. There are even scrubs with cartoon characters for nurses studying to work with kids!
Nurses and other medical professionals deserve all our gratitude and respect, so the least you can do is surprise a nursing student in your life with a great present that will make their life a little easier all through 2021.