Physician Holiday Gift GuideDecember 14, 2017

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the doctor in your life? No worries – just choose a gift from our Physician Holiday Gift Guide and your doctor will be surprised and pleased come gift-giving time.

1. A New Lab Coat

If the doctor in your life looks like they haven’t changed their lab coat since they graduated from medical school, a new lab coat may be in order. If the gift seems too simple or a little too on the nose for you, have it personalized by having their name embroidered on the coat to make it extra special.

2. Sleep

Doctors need sleep. And since sleep is so hard to come by as a physician, giving the gift of sleep will be a hit with any doctor. But how do you give the gift of sleep? Buy a white noise machine. They are great for making it easier to fall asleep once you’re in bed for the night.

3. A New Stethoscope

A new stethoscope seems like the obvious gift, but sometimes obvious gifts are the best gifts.

4. Noise-Canceling Headphones

Sometimes you need to keep the noise out, whether at home, work or while traveling. Noise-canceling headphones are the perfect gift for those who find they need moments of silence in a sea of noise.

5. Time

Time is a commodity that feels like it is always in short supply. Doctors, with their long hours and demanding schedules, can often feel short on time to do anything else in their life aside from work, sleep, eat and squeeze in some family time. Yard work? Dishes? Who has time for that? A gift card that will help outsource some of those household chores is an excellent idea.

6. A Spa Day

Being a doctor, while fulfilling, can be draining and stressful. It can be near impossible to find time just to relax and take a breather from the many demands of their life. A gift of a day at the spa for some much-needed rest and relaxation will be a gift the doctor in your life will enjoy and greatly appreciate.

7. Comfy Shoes

If you’re on your feet all day, comfy shoes go a long way in making sure your day goes well. When your feet hurt, it can feel like everything else is hurting as well. Comfortable shoes made for walking and standing all day are a great gift for a physician.

8. Compression Socks

When you’re on your feet all day, it can cause your legs to swell. Swelling in the legs is not a good thing and can lead to serious medical conditions. Compression socks help keep the swelling down and are often used by people who work on their feet all day like waitresses, nurses and doctors.

9. Comfort Food

Sometimes, after a hard day, you just need a bite of some of your favorite food – diet or no diet. For your favorite doctor, make a gift basket with all their favorite snacks and wrap it with a big red bow. Every time they go to munch on one of the snacks, they’ll be reminded of the awesome person who gave it to them.

10. A Night Out on the Town

With such hectic schedules, it can be easy for doctors to forget to treat themselves to fun out with family or friends. So an excellent gift for them would be a gift card to their favorite restaurant or bar. It’s a good way to encourage your doctor to have more fun– just know you may have to schedule the night out as well to make sure it happens.