27 Thought-Provoking Psychology Gifts Ideas

Updated on August 14, 2022 Updated on Aug 14, 2022
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    Human psychology is as fascinating as it is mysterious. Whether you’re looking for a gift for that psychology major, a psychology professor, or just someone interested in the human brain, we’ve got you covered with thought-provoking psychology gift ideas!

  1. Keep Talking Wine Tumbler
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    This funny wine tumbler can be used for everything from wine to coffee, tea to juice. It’s made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, making this unbreakable tumbler rust-resistant, and it doesn’t transfer flavor. It comes with a clear BPA-free lid. The clear, push-on lid makes this cute novelty tumbler ideal for everyday use, indoor and outdoor events, parties, camping, tailgating, weekends by the lake, or evenings at home. 12oz capacity is the perfect size to hold your favorite beverage and fit in your hand.

  3. The Box of Emotions
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    Was that little jump in your stomach excitement? Or maybe it was anxiety. Perhaps a bit of both? Putting words to feelings isn’t easy. This set of 80 cards gives you a head start. Each card features a specific emotion, a miniature essay on its nuances, and stunning graphics to match. Designed by researchers at the Centre for the History of the Emotions in London, it’s a beginner-friendly tool to make sense of your moods and nurture self-awareness. 

  5. Psychologist Personalized Lamp
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    This intricate brain lamp makes an excellent gift for that psychologist in your life who could use a little light! This custom lamp can have your loved one’s name and achievement engraved on the bottom, making it a memorable gift they’ll cherish for years to come! The intricately detailed 3D brain is a wonder to behold and is sure to make their day! 

  7. Classical Conditioning Coffee Mug
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    This hilarious psychology coffee mug makes a great gift idea for that intellectual in your life who loves a good joke and a great cup of coffee! The ceramic mug is dishwasher safe and can be put in the microwave. It’s available in either 11oz, or there’s a 15oz option if you’re a wild one. 

  9. Serotonin Sweatshirt
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    Serotonin is the essential hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. Much of our psychology has to do with serotonin. This adorable sweatshirt has the word serotonin written in beautiful cursive and its chemical makeup. This cute sweatshirt is available in a long sleeve shirt, a sweatshirt, a hoodie, and also comes in a ton of colors!  

  11. Freud Pen


    This Sigmund Freud engraved motivational quote pen makes a great addition to any pen collection. It is engraved with Freud’s well-known quote, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This gorgeous pen inspires self-improvement and personal healing and makes an appropriate professional gift idea for all types of mental health professionals, including psychologists and psychiatrists, therapists, and guidance counselors. 

  13. Psychologist Notebook
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    This best-seller 110-page notebook would make a great gift for a psychologist. Show them some appreciation for all they have done for you over the years. It could be used to have a registry of the names, phone numbers, emails or express their creativity through poetry and writing. Having a journal is great for your mental health, and this one is impossible to forget! 

  15. Serotonin Keychain 
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    This serotonin charm keychain is the perfect gift for the psychology student in your life! The keychain includes four charms. Even miracles take a little time, the serotonin molecular charm, a human brain charm, and a neuron charm! This unique gift makes a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift!

  17. Human Brain Model 
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    This 2X life-size, numbered, 4-part Human Brain Model with carrying case is designed for studying anatomy and teaching patients about anatomy at a high level. A lightweight, quality carrying case is included, which makes protecting and transporting your brain model a breeze. This quality brain model comes into four pieces for more in-depth views of all the brain’s nooks and crannies and is held together by industrial-strength magnets, not cheap pins. 

  19. Freudian Slippers
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    Walk a mile in Sigmund Freud’s footsteps with these plush and comfy Freudian Slippers! Each slipper has a patented built-in sock tongue! Wiggle your toes to make Freud’s tongue move! These hilarious slippers come in an attractive gift box and make an excellent gift for anyone in therapy (or needing therapy).

  21. Brain Cell Neuron Socks
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    High fashion meets functionality with these brain neuron socks! These novelty crew socks are perfect for any time of the year and any occasion, whether you use them for dress socks for work or casual socks with sneakers. The design of these socks is stylish & fashionable to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd! If your psychologist isn’t wearing these socks, you need a new psychologist. 

  23. Sigmund Freud Print


    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a gift is just a gift, but this is a gift any psychologist will appreciate. This canvas print of the good doctor measures 16 x 20 inches and comes unframed. 

  25. Flower Brain Dictionary Wall Art
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    This gorgeous flower brain wall art is the perfect gift idea for loved ones who need some decorations for their new digs! Whether they hang it up as a centerpiece for their living room, a fun conversation starter for the office, or just a neat decoration for their family room, this flower brain wall art is a must-have! 

  27. Wheel of Feelings and Emotions Pillowcase
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    This Wheel of Emotions pillowcase is a fun gift idea for a loved one interested in exploring their feelings and emotions! It can be used as a decoration for your family room or as a helpful conversation starter for a school counselor. There are countless ways this practical gift idea can be used! Great for a clinical psychologist office.

  29. Freud Magnetic Poetry Kit
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    A box of Freudian words that celebrate the most famous psychiatrist of all time. This kit includes words like ego, id, neurosis, and fixate. This magnetic poetry kit contains over 200 themed magnetic word tiles in a cute, colorful gift box. Rearrange the words to write poems, messages to your roommates, or generative esoteric word art masterpieces whose meaning is lost even to you. Magnetic Poetry is both a creative writing aid and an entertaining and limitless toy.

  31. How To Traumatize Your Children Book
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    Parents of the world rejoice! Knock Knock’s bestselling How to Traumatize Your Children has been revamped with all-new, totally dysfunctional illustrations. This groundbreaking instructional volume teaches you to give your children the lifelong gifts of mental and emotional damage. Whether you employ the same ruinous techniques your parents used or try out an entirely new approach, you are bound to succeed! This funny gift idea is sure to be a hit! 

  33. Psychopoly Board Game
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    This is a game where you roll the dice to see which property you land on, and each of the property cards belongs to a famous historical psychologist. They include background information about the property owner. The pieces were hand-sculpted and cast in pewter and include Maslow’s pyramid, Freud’s couch, Carl Jungs Archetypal gallery, and much more. 

  35. Freudian Slips Sticky Notes 
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    The largest of the Freudian Slips features Sigmund Freud himself, while another looks like his personal stationery. It makes a perfect, inexpensive gift for all the psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychos in your life. Each hardcover memo pad is full of hundreds of colorful self-sticking sheets. You can write a note on these stickies and post it anywhere! A really funny psychologist gift!

  37. I Get Psyched For Psychology Makeup Pouch
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    Show the world you love psychology with this adorable makeup bag! Put your cosmetics inside and let your love of B.F. Skinner shine on the outside! This psych tote bag makes the perfect gift for that girl in your life who is interested in all things psychology! 

  39. Custom Awesome Psychologist Travel Mug
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    Give that particular psychologist in your life a gift they’ll cherish forever with this customized psychologist coffee tumbler! Whether they’re a fan of coffee, tea, or something else entirely, this insulated travel tumbler makes an ideal gift to show someone you love them, and you want their drink to stay hot for hours! 

  41. 3D Illusion Brain Lamp
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    This 3D illusion brain lamp makes an excellent gift for anyone who could use a little extra light in their lives! This 3D lamp is terrific, whether you want to brighten up a dark hallway, add a bit of flair to the corner room, or give a child some peace of mind while they sleep. This lamp comes with a remote to automatically change between seven fun colors! 

  43. Psychology Mug


    This ceramic mug is the perfect gift idea for that psych major in your life who loves the great outdoors! There’s no reverse psychology here. This high-quality mug holds 11oz or 15oz of your favorite beverage. Get this gift and get outside with your psychology friends. 

  45. The Redstone Inkblot Test
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    This kit has a modern twist on the classic inkblot personality test. This kit includes 12 beautiful inkblots to analyze and interpret. Any interpretation can be a jumping-off point for self-discovery, or maybe just a good laugh! A 32-page handbook features a complete personality profile for each blot, a short history of inkblots, and tips on using the test. Perfect for individual use or for sharing with family and friends. This playful personality test is as amusing as it is revealing!

  47. Stress Relief & Selfcare Cards
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    This unique Self Care Deck contains 52 extremely effective exercises for mindfulness, meditation, anxiety relief, stress management, self-care, relaxation & more. These powerful exercises can be quickly memorized and used at work, office, school, commute, counseling, yoga, at your desk & even before going to sleep. These cards were developed by a team of therapists, counselors, and yogi professionals to teach you how to stop your stress reaction and relax.

  49. Freud’s Oral Fixation Lip Balm
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    Freud’s Oral Fixation is the lip balm you desire. (That sounded more profound in the original German.) Begins cooling and soothing in the time it takes to say “subliminal.” You’ll feel better after your first session. This stocking stuffer gift idea is great for psychology lovers, psychology graduates, school counselors, or anyone else in your life who wants some self-care and non-chapped lips!  

  51. Before Patients After Patients Mug and Glass 
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    This hilarious gift idea will make you spit out your coffee (or wine) with delight! Before patients, you’ll need a nice 11oz cup of tea or coffee to boost your brain into high gear. After patients, you’ll need about 15oz of your favorite wine in this gorgeous stemless wine glass. Together this dynamic duo makes the perfect gift idea for that wine-loving psychologist in your life! 

  53. Future Psychologist T-Shirt
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    This funny t-shirt makes the perfect gift idea for someone who plans on jumping into psychology as a career! This tee comes in five colors and is available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes making it the perfect gift no matter how old they are! If you’ve got a psych student in your life, then get them this high-quality Future Psychologist t-shirt!