Whether gifting for the holidays or simply as a way to say “thank you,” we’ve got a list of gifts for doctors that will delight! While any gift will undoubtedly be received with gratitude, we’ve gone a step further to guarantee that the doctor in your life will absolutely love his or her new gift.
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This 15 oz stemless wine glass is a funny gift for wine drinkers.
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Stemless Wine Glass
Every doctor deserves a moment to wind down after a long day of work. This Because Patients stemless wine glass makes the perfect gift for doctors who have a little sense of humor at the end of the day. Every time your MD friend “self-medicates” with this wine glass, they will think of you. What better way to be remembered? These wine glasses can be found on Amazon, making them a super easy gift to buy from home!
This digital photo frame by Nixplay is perfect for decorating the office of any doctor because it’s so simple to use and requires little effort on the user’s end. One can easily send photos directly to this frame via email or through its iPhone / Android app.
A doctor deserves to see a picture that reminds him or her of loved ones displayed in their office! This is a useful gift for a doctor that will have an impact in improving their workday.
Insulated Coffee Mug
Doctors deserve a mug that can fit their on-the-go lifestyle. We love the Hydro Flask stainless steel coffee mug because it keeps your favorite warm beverage hot for up to 6 hours. It’s also dual-purpose, so a doctor can hydrate with a cool sip of water for up to 24 hours. You can also feel good about this purchase because Hydro Flask donates 5% of its proceeds to a charity of your choice.
Doctors write a lot, so they deserve to be doing so in style! This stylish Waterman pen brings Parisian styling to any doctor’s office. With gold trim and deep glossy lacquer, this pen is not only handsome but also extremely functional! Its medium tip offers a smooth writing experience that will make any doctor want to write more.
A Comfy Pair of Sneakers
The Allbirds Tree Dashers claimed our #1 spot in our list for Best Shoes for Doctors in 2023.
One of our favorite brands of sneakers right now is Allbirds. They’re making extremely comfortable sneakers that are able to withstand the long hours of being on your feet. Their Tree Dashers are among the top-ranked sneakers for healthcare professionals. These sneakers come in a variety of colors that will fit any style and are also made from all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about your environmentally-conscious spending!
A Comfy Pair of Socks
Made specifically to pair with the Tree Dashers, these Trino wool sprinters are made of high-quality natural wool and eucalyptus tree. This makes an impressive combo gift for doctors that they’ll be thrilled to receive! Whether they wear it on the job or out on the weekend, they’ll receive tons of compliments!
Aromatherapy Mist Diffuser
This aromatherapy mist diffuser by Asakuki is wonderful in bringing a little moisture into the air while also diffusing calming essential oils for all to enjoy. Mood lighting helps to calm the nerves of anyone in its presence, including both doctors as well as patients. This is a wonderful gift for any doctor in either their office or even at home.
We recommend also gifting them with their own essential oils blend set, such as this one by Stellar Naturals.
A diffuser is perfect for aromatherapy and relaxation at home!
Essential Oil Set
Essential oils seem to be all the rage right now. Whether you are gifting essential oils to pair with the diffuser or as a standalone gift, they will be sure to be of good use. This set comes with a recipe booklet, so regardless of how experienced the recipient is with essential oils, they will be able to find a way to use them that works for their own personal needs.
Gift this set of 16 10ml Sweet16 Wood Box Gift Set, 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy for Home Diffusers (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, etc.)
Doctor-Themed Card Game
This Doctor Wars Hospital-themed card game is a guaranteed hit for doctors who enjoy hosting and dinner parties. Players collect points for “treating” patients and “curing” them. Although you do not actually need medical knowledge to play this game, there are quite a few inside jokes that those who work in the medical field can appreciate. Give a gift that encourages the doctor in your life to spend quality time with others with this fun card game!
Stethoscope Cuff Links
These cuff links are a great attention to the details that doctors love! The doctor in your life will enjoy wearing these new stethoscope cuff links and is sure to receive various compliments from patients and colleagues! Looking for more stethoscope-themed items? Check out this full list of the 18 best stethoscope accessories!
Amazon Gift Card
We’ve recommended quite a few Amazon-related products and with sound logic – it’s impossible to beat the convenience and simplicity of gifting Amazon subscription or related products! This gift card for Amazon means that the doctor in your life can choose whatever he or she needs at their own convenience. The box and bow adds a bit of a personal touch that you don’t usually get with other gift cards.
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Doctors have to scrub their hands constantly, which can wreak havoc on the skin. Treating a doctor to this hand repair set by Burt’s Bees is the ultimate gift of allowing your doctor to treat themself daily.
Is your loved one often dealing with cracked and dry skin from hand washing? This hand repair kit may be just the thing!
Gourmet Nut Box
Giving a heart-healthy gift box of nuts is a great way to treat your doctor and this box set will last him or her for quite some time! This nut box makes a really great thank you gift for doctors, as it is a nice, and welcome treat by all that can be given during the holidays or “just because.”
Adult Coloring Book
With about 50 pages of MD-inspired coloring sheets, this is the perfect gift for doctors! With illustrations depicting medical school, residency, and doctorhood, the recipient of this gift will be transported back into hilarious and snarky moments of their own. This is a fun and practical gift for doctors who need a moment to relax and find the humor in their day-to-day.
This is a hilarious and crude coloring book that also doubles as a stress relief and relaxation practice for busy RNs.
Doctor Coffee Mug
Why become a doctor if you don’t get to drink out of fun doctor-themed coffee mugs?! Although less versatile as our recommended Hydro Flask mug, we love this coffee mug because it’s a fun way for doctors to start their morning (or afternoon).
You can treat your symptoms with the world’s best medicine – coffee! This 12 oz coffee mug with clever label (read it!) is a hilarious gift for healthcare workers.
Tea Forté Loose Tea Sampler
Nothing beats relaxing after a long day on your feet by cozying up with a hot cup of tea. This assortment box of tea infusions by Forte offer the perfect way for a doctor to choose which blend is his or her favorite!
You may also want to pair this gift with their own tea diffuser cup, as these teas are loose leaf and require a diffuser.
Tea Tasting Tea Chest Gift Box with 40 Handcrafted Pyramid Tea Infuser Bags, Black Tea, Herbal Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Tea, White Tea
These socks are super cute and are a fun way for doctors to smile while getting dressed in the morning. They are also extremely comfortable and able to keep up with a full day on your feet. These socks make a great gift for doctors who seem to have everything, as they are likely not purchasing these kinds of socks for everyday use.
Leather Brief Case
A nice leather brief case is perfect for doctors to stay organized as well as remain stylish on their commute. When you imagine the quintessential “doctor bag,” this is exactly it! After surviving med school, residency, and the daily rigors of life in a hospital, doctors deserve to own their stylish doctor wardrobe.
This beautiful, handmade messenger bag is made of high-quality leather but comes at an extremely affordable price. This is great for organization and fits laptops up to 17.5 inches.
For someone who may not feel comfortable gifting a brief case or games, a simple yet elegant gift will always be a nicely arranged bouquet of flowers. This can certainly be enjoyed by both men and women and shows that you care. The Bouqs offers same-day delivery for select flower arrangements, so you don’t need to worry if you are in a rush to get this gift delivered!
Got any ideas on gifts for doctors that didn’t make our list? Let us know by commenting below!
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