29 Gifts For Doctors to Make Their Daily Grind Better

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: February 3, 2023

    If a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we’d be utterly lost without our working health professionals who selflessly go above and beyond for strangers every day of their lives. They often have to work or be on-call over the holiday season (which can be hard on their families), and they always have to stay present and focused. So, isn’t it time to show them some love?

    If you’re looking for a thank-you gift, a medical school graduation gift, a Christmas gift, or a retirement gift, we have loads of great gifts for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals– whether you’re a family member or a patient. Of course, physicians don’t expect gifts from patients, so when they receive something, it makes them feel extra appreciated.

    Make a doctor’s day with our gift guide, which has thoughtful (and fun) ideas for your favorite white coat. Some are perfect gifts for loved ones, while others are fitting for someone you may not know as well. But all will leave an impression on their heart.

  1. Matte Black Fountain Pen
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    Forget the ballpoint pen. This new, elegant, reliable fountain pen by Hongdian is a marriage of the sophistication of finer days with the latest technology of modern times. Hand-assembled and checked for flawless quality gives high precision and exceptional writing comfort for every occasion, coupled with a gorgeous design. Clients, colleagues, and friends will know you for your taste, class, and sophistication with this pen in your possession. 

  3. Heart and Brain Coaster Set
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    Each set of anatomic brain specimen coasters comes with six glass coasters. Each coaster has four rubber feet (to protect the surfaces further the coasters are watching in the first place) and a slice of brain printed on it. If you stack your coasters in the proper order (which is easy to do since the coasters are labeled) and look from the appropriate angle, you’ll see an entire brain.

  5. Doctor Bag
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    The brown vintage bag is stylish and goes with formal suits, casual clothes, or doctor scrubs. Despite one main compartment, it provides plenty of room for a complete set of diagnostic tools, some first aid kits, and other small items. Made of Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather is full-grain natural cowhide leather. A beautiful gift for a new doctor.

  7. Funny Travel Tumbler 
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    If you’re looking for a funny vacuum-sealed stainless steel travel mug, then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one than this! This mug screams what every physician wishes they could say, “Please do not confuse your Google search with my medical degree.”

  9. Fancy Stethoscope 
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    Sturdy and refined, the Littmann Cardiology IV helps isolate subtle sounds so you can hear changes in your patients in the most critical and challenging environments. It is designed to help you listen for hard-to-hear sounds, including aortic stenosis, S3 gallop murmurs, and faint pulmonary anomalies– a stylish and very practical gift.

  11. Leather Portfolio
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    If you’re looking for a luxury Italian brand that offers premium quality leather goods handmade in Italy, look no further. These portfolios, and you’ll immediately come to terms with how impotent it is to keep your documents tucked away safely in a stylish and elegantly made padfolio. There’s no better way to step into the office, wearing your best smile and oozing with confidence, than carrying an elegant leather portfolio that gets heads turning.

  13. Vintage Medical Prints
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    This vintage set of iconic medical patents artwork is reinterpreted to capture the spirit of innovation in modern medicine. They’re handcrafted to infuse a classic, vintage feel by an award-winning artist in North Carolina and include the brain, heart, lungs, and stomach.

  15. The Anesthesiologist’s Challenge Puzzle
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    This is a beautifully crafted keepsake puzzle with 18 pieces and images related to anesthesiology. It’s one of the most unique personalized gifts we’ve ever come across! It can be engraved with a doctor’s name or a special message to make it even more meaningful to the recipient– way more thoughtful than a gift card!

  17. USB Flash Drive
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    This cute cartoon doctor design flash drive is compact in size and easy to carry. No software is needed, just plug it in and use it. Great for data storing, transferring, and sharing files. The creative design effectively saves space, which makes it a perfect Christmas gift or doctor’s gift for medical students, surgeons, nurses, and doctors. Choose from three types of doctors!

  19. Wine Glass & Mug Gift Set
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    Enjoy a relaxing morning and evening with your new favorite coffee mug and stemless wine glass, which reads “Before Patients” and “After Patients.” What’s better than giving a stemless wine glass to a wino or wine lover? Every time they drink their sweet wine, they will think of you. Makes an excellent doctor appreciation day gift for all their hard work. 

  21. Foot Massager
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    Melt the aches & stresses away after a long day as you glide your feet on the TheraFlow. Feel the warmth of reflexology radiate from your feet to the rest of your body. Breathe. Relax. It is designed to knead and roll aches and soreness away by stimulating tissues in your feet. The large base provides dual relaxation and acupressure to the feet, ensuring deep reflexology. This an excellent gift idea for your favorite doctor who can use some relaxation after a long day at the office.

  23. Espresso Maker
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    Doctors work long hours, so caffeine is a necessity. The stainless steel compact design of the espresso coffee machines saves lots of space, smaller and lighter. The removable, washable drip catcher collects coffee drips and keeps the brew space tidy, which is best for home and kitchen use. This coffee espresso machine with a frothing arm makes creamy froth to top your cappuccinos and lattes—the best gift idea for coffee lovers.

  25. Caduceus Emblem Tie Bar
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    Wear or gift the classically designed tie bar embellished with an enamel Caduceus symbol—a perfect gift for any physician, paramedic, nurse, or medical school graduate. The doctor will see you now!

  27. Bandaid Sticky Notes
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    A pack of sticky notes in the shapes of bandages — everything you need to remedy your writing: fix the wording, mend a sentence, and make your documents better—a fun gift for doctors.

  29. RX Prescription Mug
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    The Medicine Mug coffee tumbler is a go-to gift for everyone in the healthcare field– from medical students to doctors; they also make great gifts for nurses, physician assistants, veterinarians, therapists, and hospital administrators. Patients need a lot of things, but doctors mostly need more coffee!

  31. Badge Holder Wallet
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    GOVO’s revolutionary multi-carry design lets you carry your ID badge/cards in the most convenient way possible. You can take it with a lanyard, carabiner, or keychain or clip it on a pocket, belt, clothes, backpack, or anywhere you want. The clip will hold tight and stay in position all day long. 

  33. Apple Watch
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    Between all the meetings, phone calls, classes, and social life (if they still have one), they will need to keep their lives in order. The Apple Watch is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, keeping your schedule and health on track. An excellent gift for someone who just graduated med school.

  35. Diagnosis: Medical Mystery Book
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    Doctors have never had the knowledge, tools, and skills they have today to diagnose illness and disease. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, and symptoms or tests misunderstood. In this high-tech world of modern medicine, Sanders shows us that essential knowledge is not sufficient to unravel the complexities of illness. She presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every diagnosis condition, revealing doctors’ uncertainty and intrigue when confronting sick or dying patients.

  37. Brain Bookends
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    This set of two brain-shaped resin bookends is handcrafted and ideal for rustic, industrial, or steampunk-inspired decor– or just to pizzazz up their doctor’s office! Great for displaying and organizing books or medical journals. 

  39. Clutch Bag
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    This cute luxe clutch bag can be used for toting around makeup, pencils, or for a night out on the town. Inside the bag reveals a loving and inspirational message when opened – certified at saving lives.

  41. Women’s Bangle
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    On the path of life, we discover our calling–what we are truly meant to do. Full of heart and selfless to the core, those in the medical field dedicate themselves to health and wellness. They are the life-savers, the caregivers, and the healers. This bracelet is the perfect way to honor these dedicated spirits with a thoughtful gift.

  43. Pop-Up Card
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    The medical pop-up card features a stunning laser-cut cover with a heart and stethoscope pop-up. The card is handcrafted using only natural paper imported from Italy and Japan to create the most unforgettable experience. The backdrop is perfect for a thoughtful handwritten note to a loved one or dear friend.

  45. Lunch Bag
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    Fred’s E. M. T. insulated tote will keep your precious goods prepped and ready to transplant right into your waiting stomach! This clever and quirky lunchbox is inspired by coolers used for organ transplants in the medical field, and it is excellent for keeping your snacks alive. Every Emergency lunch bag has a foam-insulated water-proof lining, a mesh interior pouch, and an ‘organ donor’ ID tag. 

  47. Compression Socks
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    Flair and flow with graduated support in stylish socks. You’ll want to show off these knee-length graduated support socks. Each style helps improve circulation, relieve swelling and ward off varicose veins. A comfortable, non-binding top and a heel pocket help keep the socks in place. Great for doctors that stand for long periods.

  49. New Stylish Scrubs
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    With a tailored fit and soft fabric that features four-way stretch technology, FIGS medical scrub tops provide you with superior fit, comfort, and function throughout your day. With two flattering, deep front pockets and one hidden interior pocket, The Casma three-pocket scrub top provides maximum storage.

  51. Hand Cream
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    They’ll need some salve around the ol’ doctor’s office if they’re living that doctor life. Care for dry hands with our heavy-duty moisturizing hand salve. This thick, rich formula provides all-day care for active and dry hands. Formulated with Avocado Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, and Sesame Seed Oil, this hand moisturizer for dry skin leaves hands feeling soft, conditioned, and cared for.

  53. Death Wish Instant Coffee
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    Speaking of the daily grind, Death Wish Instant Coffee was born from the idea of sending coffee to space. In June 2018, Death Wish Coffee launched instant coffee to the International Space Station aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX Rocket — turning the strongest coffee in the world into the strongest coffee in the galaxy. The reason? To help fuel astronauts on the space station so they can further scientific discoveries. 

  55. White Coat Wine Bag
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    When giving wine as a gift to a loved medical professional or coworker, dress it up with a unique and adorable white coat gift bag. A stand-out among nursing gifts, doctor gifts, nurse practitioner gifts, or nurse graduation gifts. There are eight variations on this to suit men, women, doctors, and nurses.

  57. Bone Shape Ballpoint Pens
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    Is there a better pen for a doctor and his patients than these bone-shaped writing utensils? The perfect holiday stocking stuffer or gag gift for the favorite doctor (or physical therapist, chiro, or osteo) in your life, they’re available in 5, 10, or 20-bone packs.