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9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

December 1, 2017     

It’s that time of year when you can show the perioperative nurses in your life how amazing they are. We know they’ve definitely been good this year – keeping their patients safe and their ORs efficient. Use this holiday gift list to treat yourself or, better yet, surprise a colleague with one of these fun gifts.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

1. Operating Room Nurse T-shirt

Your perioperative future is so bright you gotta wear shades…and this fun emoji-inspired t-shirt, too. Show your periop pride outside the OR or surprise your whole team with one.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

2. OR-Themed Cake Pops

Sweets for the OR Suite. Ditch the fruit cake this year. Your colleagues will thank you when you place an order for these gourmet OR-themed cake pops.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

3. Nurse Good Luck Voodoo Doll

Get into the spirit of the Global Surgical Conference & Expo in New Orleans with this Nurse Good Luck Voodoo Doll. It’s a keychain that can easily attach to your purse, Conference bag (great conversation starter in New Orleans!) backpack or mirror.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

4. Perioperative High Five

Make your next (outside the OR) team celebration more memorable with a Fiesta Five. Create your own confetti moments and enhance one of the most fun forms of celebrations there is – the high five.

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5. AORN Membership

Help a peer or colleague discover all the valuable benefits AORN membership offers with a gift of AORN membership. Contact AORN’s Experience Services team (800-755-2676 or custsvc@aorn.org) for more details on 1, 2, or 3-year gift memberships.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

6. The Nurses

The holidays are always a perfect time to curl up with a good book. The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital is a New York Times bestseller about the year in the life of four nurses. It’s described as a page-turning shocking look at our health care system.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

7. EKG Compression Socks

These EKG-themed compression socks are a must for any perioperative nurse on your list. They’re perfect for long hours in the OR or for getting in lots of steps at our conference in New Orleans.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

8. A New Orleans Experience

Prefer giving experiences rather than material items? Consider gifting a tour to your colleagues planning to attend the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo. From river boat tours along the Mississippi to Cajun culinary delights and cocktails there are options for every traveler.

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Perioperative Nurses

9. A Donation in Your Colleague’s Name

Make a gift to the AORN Foundation in honor or memory of a special perioperative nurse. The Foundation will send a card to your honoree on your behalf. Every donation helps the Foundation fulfill its mission by funding continuing education, scholarships, and leadership development training.