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10 Perfect Gifts for a Retiring Nurse

Nurses choose a selfless path of hard work, compassion and an unwavering dedication to helping others. When a beloved coworker or family member is preparing to retire from the nursing profession, you want to say "congratulations!" and celebrate their career with a personalized gift.

Here are our top 10 ideas for nurse retirement gifts that are sure to be treasured for years to come.

1. Fitbit

Nurses have devoted long hours to helping others maintain their health. Now it's time for them to stay healthy throughout retirement with a Fitbit. Your loved one can track their heart rate, measure calorie burn and find the right workout intensity for their goals.

2. Personal Massager

Give the gift of relief from tension, knots, aches and pains. The Pure Wave massager is fully customizable for various types of massages, including deep tissue and trigger point therapy.

3. Personalized Candle

Encourage your retiring nurse to relax with a personalized scented candle from Yankee Candle. Choose your candle and fragrance, then personalize with a photo or thoughtful message.

4. Personalized Retirement Plaque

Present your retiring nurse with a gleaming custom crystal plaque on their last day at work. Each fully customizable piece from DIY Awards is made from 100% optical crystal with deep-etched laser engravings. With our unique online personalization tool, you can choose your custom message, logo or inscription to fit the special retiring nurse in your life.

5. Custom Gift Box

Your retiring nurse deserves to indulge in self-care. Nightingale Express arranges specialty self-care boxes with everything a nurse needs for rest and relaxation during retirement.

6. Personalized Jewelry

Design a Pandora charm bracelet that your retired nurse can wear for years to come. Start with this online bracelet builder and add an array of gorgeous dangle charms for a beautiful personalized gift.

7. Ninja Coffee Bar

All nurses, current or retiring, love coffee. Give the gift of specialty brews they can make at home with a Ninja coffee bar. Your coworker or family member will savor each morning of retirement with a hot cup of coffee — no more putting on scrubs and running out the door!

8. Customizable Retirement Mug

To enjoy that morning cup of coffee, your loved one needs a mug that says, "I'm retired!" Coffee mugs are a thoughtful, practical gift that any retiree is sure to love.

9. Amazon Kindle

Retirement is a time for vacationing and catching up on some good reads. With the Amazon Kindle, your retired nurse can carry hundreds of books with them wherever they go.

10. Monogrammed Bathrobe

Pamper your loved one or coworker with a luxurious personalized bathrobe with their monogrammed initials. After long hours and short breaks on the job, they deserve it!

Start Customizing Your Nurse Retirement Award Today

To get started, we offer many wording ideas for nurses, including nurse retirement quotes and poems, that honor and show appreciation for the recipient. From religious nurse poems to "The Best is Yet to Come" wishes and inspirational quotes, we make it easy to craft the perfect message.

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