What do you get the person who has everything? Easy, something they’d never buy for themselves. Doctors normally have plenty of expendable income to buy the things they want in life, so buying them gifts can be tough. That’s why they really appreciate a thoughtful present that they can show off at work. We’ve found twenty of the best gifts for doctors, ranging from hilarious novelty mugs to beautiful jewelry.
Gifts For Doctors
Doctors work harder than most of us, and they need their coffee. So, we thought that the best present for a doctor would be a high-quality travel mug. They’ll use it every day and it’ll make the important work they do, that little bit easier. But not just any travel mug would do – we were looking for something medicine-themed. The Spoontiques Prescription Insulated Travel Mug was our favorite by a long shot.
It’s made to look like a prescription but has the tongue-in-cheek line: ‘administer throughout the day to stay awake and feel human’. We can guarantee that the doctor, who is a coffee lover, in your life will appreciate this. It’s a double-walled mug, which means that it keeps 16 ounces of beverage at the perfect temperature throughout the day. The only downside is that it’s not dishwasher proof, but not many travel mugs are.
For hot and cold beverages
Fits in most cup holders
- Weight6.4 ounces
If you’re looking for a really classy doctor-themed gift, the Maruse Leather Padfolio Executive is an excellent choice. Unsurprisingly, being a doctor comes with its fair share of paperwork, so it’s important to be organized. This writing portfolio is one of the best ways of keeping everything in order. It’s got space for a writing pad or loose papers, as well as business cards and credit cards. And, if that isn’t enough, it’s got a specially designed iPad case, which can fit anything up to an 11” iPad. But the best thing about this gift is the quality. It’s made from the highest quality Italian leather, which means it will last a lifetime and get better with age.
100% Italian leather (made in Italy)
Business and credit card holders
Paper pad holder
iPad compartment (up to 11”)
- Weight3.45 pounds
Sometimes, after a long day at work, you need a glass of wine. Doctors know that better than anyone – the amount of stress they have to go through on a daily basis is unparalleled. And it’s often caused by difficult patients. That’s why we think Because Patients Funny Stemless Wine Glass is one of the best gifts for doctors. It’s emblazoned with the words ‘because patients’ and can hold 15 ounces of their favorite tipple. Plus, it’s stemless so it’s much harder to knock over when they’re tired after a long day. If you want to show them that you understand their plight, this is the perfect gift for wine lovers.
Made in the USA
- Weight10.4 ounces
The next product on our list is this Stethoscope Lariat Necklace. We love this for a few reasons. First, it’s got a beautifully-crafted miniature stethoscope to hold the chain together around the neck. This makes it one of the best gifts for doctors, nurses, and anyone else in the medical profession. Then, at the end of the necklace, is a heart-shaped pendant.
Another reason we love this necklace is the price. It’s obviously not made from real gold or silver, but the painted copper is the closest thing you can get at less than $10. The necklace comes in a beautiful nurse gift card that you can personalize yourself. And, you can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to make sure it matches their style perfectly.
Personalized nurse card included
Silver/gold/rose gold included
- Weight0.64 ounces
Every doctor has heard the dreaded words: “I was looking on Google and I think I’ve got this”. One of the problems with the internet age is that everyone can attempt to self-diagnose from the comfort of their own homes. And it can make a doctor’s job even harder. That’s why we loved this Funny Mug. It sums this whole concept up and we’ll be a hit with their colleagues. The mugs are 11 ounces, so they can fit plenty of coffee in to get them through the day. It’s made from 100% pure white ceramic and it’s safe to put in the dishwasher.
100% pure white ceramic
- Branddella Pace
- Weight12.6 ounces
A couple of years ago, coloring books were just for kids. But some bright spark has realized the amazing and relaxing benefits of coloring books for adults. It might sound silly, but spending some time coloring a book in after a long shift can really help you relax. Adult coloring book focuses the mind in a similar way to meditation, but without having to sit in silence.
The best thing about Doctor Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book is that it’s filled with pictures that doctors will find hilarious. We also like the fact that it’s got a high-quality matte finish because it makes the coloring in even more satisfying.
Premium matte finish
High-quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock
8.5″ x 11.0” page size
- Weight12 ounces
- AuthorPapeterie Bleu
The next product on our list is for the doctor that likes to get all dressed up when they’re not on shift. It’s a steampunk-inspired pocket watch decorated with the Caduceus medical symbol. Admittedly, it’s probably not going to be one of those presents that get used every day. But, if you’re looking for a special present, this could be perfect. It’s also a really cool accessory for cosplay – if you dress up as a steampunk doctor, your outfit won’t be complete until you get this pocket watch.
Shoppewatch Pocket Watch is made from high-quality metal and finished to look like silver, with a gold-colored detail around the outside. Plus, it has a robust 14.5” metal chain, to keep it secured in your pocket. The watch inside isn’t the highest quality, but it does have Japanese Quart Movement, so it keeps time relatively well.
Metal finished in silver and gold
14.5” metal chain
Japanese Quartz Movement
Medical symbol motif
- Weight5.6 ounces
Another thing that doctors always need to keep handy is a pen. Whether they’re writing out a prescription, taking notes, or filling in forms, they are always in need of a reliable pen. That’s why we’ve included this Kate Posh pen. It’s a high-quality ballpoint pen made from natural wood with the words – ‘Making the world a better place, one life at a time’ – engraved into the side. These words are laser-carved into the pen, rather than being painted on, which means it will last much longer.
These pens are handcrafted at the Kate Posh facility in California, which is why they’re a little more expensive than a standard ballpoint pen. But that makes them a much better gift as well. Plus, the pen comes in a gift box and is beautifully wrapped with tissue paper.
Top-quality natural wood
Gift box included
Handmade in the USA
- BrandKate Posh
- Weight1.6 ounces
Socks are the gift you buy when you have no idea what else to get. It doesn’t matter who you’re buying for, they’re going to need socks. But we thought we might as well include a pair of medical-themed socks, to make them seem more personalized. The best ones we could find were the Socksmith Men’s Meds Socks. They’re made from a great-quality blend of cotton, nylon, and Lycra and are covered with pictures of stethoscopes, needles, medicine, and other doctor-themed items.
If you scroll down and read the Amazon reviews, you’ll see how many people love these socks. They might be expensive for a single pair of dress socks, but they seem to be a real winner with medical professionals.
70% Cotton/ 27% Nylon/ 3% Lycra
Fit shoe size 8-13
Warm and comfortable
Doctor print pattern
Next on our list of gift ideas for doctors is a book written by Oscar London, MD. First published in 1987, it’s been a favorite of the medical community for years. It’s a collection of autobiographical short essays that provide the perfect mix of humor, story-telling, and useable advice. The author talks about his 30 years in the medical community and provides plenty of intelligent insights into the industry.
‘Kill as Few Patients as Possible‘ is a good read for medical students and doctors, but it should come with a warning. It was originally published in the 1980s, so some of the ideas and attitudes are a bit outdated. If you can look past that, you’ll enjoy the book. But, if you’re the easily offended type, it’s probably not for you.
Over 200,000 copies sold
Written by Oscar London, MD
Published in 1987
- Weight6.4 ounces
- AuthorOscar London
We already talked about how many pens doctors get through. But, if you didn’t like the Kate Posh pen we featured earlier, we’ve got a set of novelty pens that might float your boat. MagicW Creative Novelty Bone Shape Ballpoint Pens are made to be in the shape of different human bones, something doctors have to see on a regular basis. They’re pretty much guaranteed to be a hit with any medical professional, but especially with X-ray technicians and bone doctors.
In the pack, you get five different writing pens, all 15cm long and made from strong plastic. It’s the perfect novelty present for medical students, doctors, nurses, and even vets. There have been a couple of complaints that the pens are a little dry, but they’re definitely still useable.
Pack of 5 pens
In the shape of human bones
- Weight0.32 ounces
Medical school is tough. If you include the time spent as a resident, it takes seven years before you can become a fully-qualified doctor. And students are constantly tested to make sure they can make the grade. So, when someone you love graduates from medical school, you want to show them that you appreciate their hard work.
There are countless presents for doctors on the internet, but what better way to show them your appreciation than by literally having it written down. This Personalized Doctor Wall Art Canvas has the doctor’s name written on top and below it has loads of messages of love and support. They can look at it whenever they’re having a hard day and it will instantly cheer them up. It’s a 16″ x 20″ canvas with a saw-tooth hanger, so you can put it up on the wall.
16″ x 20″ canvas
¾” wooden frame
- BrandPaper Blast
Doctors don’t get a lot of opportunities to wear jewelry. So, when they do, they want to wear something special. Problem is, a lot of ‘special’ jewelry is really expensive. Fortunately, we found the WUSUANED Dainty Heartbeat Stethoscope Cuff Bracelet. Not only does it cost less than $20, but it’s also a beautiful quality and doctor-themed.
The bracelets are made from stainless steel, which makes them durable and hypoallergenic. You get two bracelets – one with a stethoscope and one with a heartbeat. The thing we love about this gift idea is that it’s doctor-themed but avoids being a novelty item. The only complaint is that the bracelet is kind of small so make sure you check the sizes carefully.
inner diameter 6.3cm (2.86inch)
- Weight0.64 ounces
You might think that doctors spend all their time with patients, but they actually spend more time doing paperwork and on the computer. Some of them spend more time staring at a screen than your average office worker. So, we knew that we had to include these 32GB USB Drives Cartoon Doctor Robot.
Underneath the hood, they’re just basic flash drives to easily store documents and data. They use USB 2.0 technology, which makes the transfer of files much quicker. And, they have an awesome Lego-style cartoon doctor exterior. When you pull the doctor’s head off, it reveals the USB drive. These are a perfect novelty gift item that will be a hit with the doctor in your life.
USB 2.0 technology
Compatible with Windows and Mac
Easy to carry
- Weight0.48 ounces
When you consider that doctors can work up to 24-hour shifts, it’s important for them to stay hydrated. Without drinking plenty of water, they could get tired and ultimately get ill. Of course, they’ll already know that. Our favorite water bottle for doctors is the This Wear Nutritional Facts Aluminum Water Bottle. It has a fake nutritional label that makes a play on the fact that doctors are so hard-working, skillful, and passionate about their work.
The reason we chose this bottle is that, underneath the doctor-themed label, it’s actually a high-quality bottle. It’s made from aluminum and can hold 20 ounces of water, and it has a carabiner clip screw top so it can be attached easily to a bag. And, importantly, it’s lead-free and will keep your water cold for hours.
Carabiner clip screw top
- Weight5.8 ounces
When you’re buying a gift for a doctor, you don’t just have to buy them one thing. Sometimes it’s nice to fill a gift box with all sorts of treats. You could put chocolate, alcohol, jam, soaps, or anything else luxurious inside. That way, they’re guaranteed to get something they’ll enjoy. But how do you present the gift? You could go with a wicker basket, but we think this Get Well Doctor’s Bag Gift Box is much more personal.
If you hadn’t guessed already, it’s designed to look like an old-school doctor’s bag. It’s made from thick cardboard, which is strong enough to hold 18-20 lbs. The only small complaint we would have is that it’s not that large – there’s enough space to hold a few luxury items, but we’d prefer it to be a bit bigger.
Can hold 18-20 lbs
7½” x 10¼” x 6″
- BrandBURTON & BURTON
- Weight0.32 ounces
The last product was just made to look like a doctor’s bag, but AmeriLeather Leather Doctor’s Carriage Bag is the real article. This style of bag originates in a time when doctors had to visit their patients at home, a practice that is becoming less and less common with modern transport. But that doesn’t mean these bags are obsolete. Doctors still have all sorts of important equipment they need to carry with them to work every day.
We chose this bag because it’s made from genuine top grain leather. There are cheaper doctor’s bags on the market, but this one could last a whole career. It’s got three large compartments inside, as well as space for three pens, a cell phone, a PDA case, and four card slots. On top of that, it’s got security pocket inside with a zip. We’re big fans of the black leather, but it also comes in waxy brown.
Genuine top grain leather
3 large compartments
Space for pens, cell phone, PDA case, and cards
Zippered security pocket
Available in black and waxy brown
- Weight5 pounds
If you really want a timeless gift for a doctor, you’ve got to go with this Sanis Enterprises Doctor’s Clock. It’s an elegant and beautifully-made clock, with Japanese Quartz Movement and a weight metal base. Despite its relatively low price for this sort of item, it’s still amazing quality and would look fantastic in any doctor’s office.
The clock itself is inside a tiny metal doctor’s bag, and it has other items – like a stethoscope and a reflex hammer – placed around the base. When you add this to the caduceus symbol towering over the clock, it will leave no one in any doubt that they’re in a doctor’s office. It’s made from a zinc alloy and painted to look silver. That means you get the elegance of a much more expensive clock, without having to pay the premium price.
Zinc alloy metal
Japanese Quartz Movement
- BrandSanis Enterprises
- Weight9.6 ounces
If you’re on a budget, we’ve got the perfect gift for you. At less than $10, these First Aid Notes not going to break the bank, but they’re still a useful and fun gift for doctors or anyone else in the medical profession. They come in the shape of different sized plasters and bottle of ointment but work just like any other sticky notes. Staying organized has never been so much fun.
You can even use the plasters to put over a misspelled word in a document and fix it, just like a physical wound. In each hardback book, you get hundreds of little sticky notes. Plus, the booklet is small enough itself to fit inside a pocket. This isn’t the classiest or most sentimental present on here, but it’s still great fun.
Hundreds of sticky notes
4 different shapes
Measures 3.4 x 0.8 x 4.3 inches
- BrandThe Unemployed Philosophers Guild
- Weight3.52 ounces
It’s no secret that many doctors like to relax with a glass of wine after a long shift. In fact, we’ve already featured our favorite doctor-theme wine glasses. So, for our last product, we selected the Fabulous Doctor Wine Bottle Holder. This unique metal holder is the perfect way to store a bottle of wine. Each product is handcrafted out of metal to look like a cartoon doctor, complete with stethoscope and doctor’s bag.
The head doubles up as a wine vacuum stopper that removes the air from the bottle, and keeps the wine fresher, for longer. And, it even comes with a wine foil cutter. If you’re looking for something a bit quirky and different, this is the perfect gift.
Wine vacuum stopper
Wine foil cutter
Measures 12.5 x 5 x 4 inches
- BrandUpscale Innovations
- Weight1.15 pounds