Another Father’s Day is upon us and unlike mom’s, who are usually content with a little pampering or spending quality time with family on Mother’s Day, finding the perfect gift for dad can be a bit more difficult. Of course, a handmade gift from the kids is always appreciated and cherished by any parent, but perhaps you are the wife or an adult child of an awesome dad who also happens to be a Nurse Practitioner.
Unfortunately for you, practical gifts geared toward men who happen to be in the nursing profession are hard to find, and a handcrafted card decorated with your footprints is not quite age appropriate (though quite possibly hilarious). If you’re still scratching your head on what to get the NP dad in your life this Father’s Day, here are a few ideas to consider.
koi Scrubs Nurse’s Bag, $49.99
The koi Scrubs Nurse’s Bag allows for dad to travel with all of his daily essentials as a NP with ease and masculinity, with padded pockets designed to hold a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, an iPad, and more. There are also two front zipper pockets and a large snap pocket outside of the bag which are great for storing a change of scrubs. Elastic side pockets on the outside make it easy for him to carry water bottles as well.
A valuable tool for any NP, a quality watch makes it easy to keep track of the time and monitor patients’ vital signs with accuracy. While the NP dad in your life may prefer to wear a nicer, more dressy watch off-the-clock, wearing metals on the job are not always ideal or functional. The Timex Expedition Rugged Core Analog Field Watch is perfect for functionality and durability. It’s sturdy, yet lightweight, and features an indiglo night-light for easy viewing. It’s also water resistant, up to 165 feet; making constant hand washing worry free.
Leatherman Raptor Multitool, $70.00
Dad is sure to impress with a set of these multifunctional medical shears. Designed with input from special ops medics, EMTs, and fire professionals, the Leatherman Raptor Multitool allows for NPs to safely and quickly go to work on nearly every type of medical emergency; from cutting with ease through bandage tape to infamous tungsten rings. It also features a ruler which is handy for measuring lacerations. The multi tool is lightweight and includes secure pocket clip though you could go the extra mile and purchase dad a cool holster for the instrument as well.
Splurge on your NP dad this Father’s Day with a prescription pad made of beautiful Italian hand-stained Old Leather. The pad features an embossed caduceus symbol, but also has room to add a personal monogram for an additional $10. Designed to accommodate a vertical or horizontal prescription pad, it also features two loops allowing for the easy storage of pens, as well as a side opening pocket and a loose sheet slot. The pad is available in black, cognac or dark brown leather.
The NP dad in your life will find charting and prescription writing more enjoyable with this incredible all-in-one, multi-function pen from the iconic, A.T. Cross; home to the highest quality collectible pens and pencils since 1879. With a simple and effortless twist, the Tech3+ transforms from a finely-crafted black ballpoint pen, to a red editing pen, to a pencil and back again. The opposite end of the pen features a precision stylus that is compatible with most touch screen devices. The Tech3+ is no ordinary pen, delivering versatility, convenience, and classic style. A.T. Cross also offers engraving options and delivers the pen in a premium gift box, great for safe keeping.