A cookie swap can be a great way to ring in the season on-the-job. But, let’s be honest – this time of year we already find ourselves over-indulging. And, there may be a coworker or two that you want to do a little something extra for. Coworker gifts tend to fall on the ‘junky’ side as they’re typically on the lower end of the gifting price range. So, if you’re a nurse practitioner looking to spread some cheer around the hospital or clinic this year, we’ve curated a list of gifts your colleagues will actually like. 


1. Getaway Luggage Tags

Do you have a nurse practitioner colleague who loves to take full advantage of PTO? Give the gift of glamming up his or her travel gear with fun luggage tags. We’re loving these options from Ban.do.

2. Chic Compression Socks

Sure, compression socks scream ‘boring’ and ‘middle-aged’, but as nurse practitioners we spend a lot of time on our feet. Help a coworker keep that edema away in style with chic compression socks. These options from VIM & VIGR and these options from FIGS will do the trick.

3.  Glam Lunch Bag 

Is your coworker carrying lunch to the clinic in a reused grocery bag? Give the gift of dining in style with a glam lunch bag. Check out these metallic lunch bags in silver and gold for starters

4. Night Shift Survival Kit

If you’re a hospitalist NP, an emergency nurse practitioner, or any kind of NP who works late, the gift of sleep + caffeine makes a fabulous pairing. Create a night shift survival kit by wrapping an eye mask and your favorite pick-me-up beverage up in a clear cellophane bag garnished with a holiday ribbon. These affordable eye masks will do the trick. 

5. Trendy Paper Products

It’s amazing how adding a few swanky office products to your workspace can cheer up your day. Coworkers will appreciate the gesture and the gift that keeps on giving. File folders like these or these, this planner or this planner, and a cubicle guest book are good options. 

6. Sassy Sticky Notes

Alright, we totally could have lumped these in to our last gifting option, but thought they necessitated their own unique mention. Knock Knock sticky notes and notepds (and this notepad and this notepad are simply the best for eliciting a little laugh or half smile at your desk, even on a bad day. If your coworker is a list-maker or reminder-poster, these notes make the perfect gift. 

7. Tech Accessories 

Not a true techy, there aren’t many of these type of products that get me excited. Two things I do find that I use, particularly at work or on-the-go, are a portable phone charger and portable wireless speakers. These mini speakers are not only inexpensive, they fit in the palm of your hand and come in fun colors. This portable phone charger is slim and perfect for keeping up with the pace of a long hospital shift. 

What are you giving your coworkers for the holidays this year?


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