8 Personalized Gift Ideas for a Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Your nursing school graduate has dedicated the last few years to completing their degree — and it's time to celebrate and recognize their achievements. First of all, congratulations! Nursing school can be a challenge for parents, relatives and friends, as well as for students.

For a BSN or RN graduate, the nursing school pinning ceremony is a time-honored rite of passage. Faculty present each graduate with a special pin onstage to signify the start of their nursing careers.

After the pinning ceremony, you want to give your nurse a unique gift that features a personalized message from the heart. Check out our top eight nurse gift ideas that your graduate is sure to treasure.

personalized yeti tumbler

1. Yeti Tumblr

Make sure your new nurse stays hydrated and caffeinated on the job. An insulated Yeti tumbler will keep drinks ice cold or steaming hot. Customize the tumbler with the nurse's name for an extra special gesture.

2. Stethoscope and ID Tag

Every new nurse needs a trusty, high-quality stethoscope with excellent acoustics. The top brands include Littman and MDF. Make sure their stethoscope is never misplaced or accidentally taken with a personalized identification tag that's both practical and stylish.

personalized retractable badge reel for nurse

3. ID Badge With Retractable Reel

Badge reels keep a nurse's ID card visible at all times and easy to scan when entering facilities. ID badge reels can be fully personalized with your nurse's favorite color or another style element you choose.

4. Compression Socks

Nurses can spend up to 12 hours standing up. Show their feet some love and attention with high-quality compression socks. Personalize them with a variety of stylish sock patterns to wear under scrubs.

5. Ninja Hot and Iced Coffee Maker

ninja coffee maker as a gift

On busy mornings, make it easy for your new nurse to brew just the right kind and size of coffee. This three-brew coffee maker from Ninja is a perfect gift for the pinning ceremony, when your loved one officially starts their nursing career.

6. Scrubs

A budding nurse can never have too many pairs of scrubs. Make these scrubs extra special by personalizing them with an embroidered name or monogram.

7. Apple Watch

Every nurse needs a watch to quickly tell the time, track their heart rate and monitor overall fitness levels. The Apple Watch is an all-in-one smartwatch that makes for a thoughtful, high-tech pinning ceremony gift.

8. Personalized Crystal Plaque

Commemorate your loved one's RN or BSN pinning ceremony with a stunning crystal plaque, complete with your personalized message. With a flame shape that signifies professional passion, this award is 100% high-quality optical crystal. Your nursing school graduate is sure to treasure this award for a lifetime.

Customize Your Nurse Award Today

At DIY Awards, we make it easy to customize a nurse pinning ceremony plaque with our top-of-the-line personalization tool. Choose the custom message, logo, creed or inscription that fits your recipient. We offer fast turnaround times with available three-day rush shipping.

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