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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

Shelly Reese | November 23, 2022 | Contributor Information

Ah, the bustle of the holidays. Chances are, you are long on "to dos" and short on time and ideas. Let us help with gift ideas for your favorite physician. Here are 20 suggestions that are sure to put a smile on their face.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

Shelly Reese | November 23, 2022 | Contributor Information

Simple Syrup Gift Set

Simple syrups are a great across-the-board gift because they can be used in so many different ways. Mixologists love them for designer cocktails, but they're equally delicious over ice cream and pancakes or in nonalcoholic beverages. Toasted Simple's Small Batch Simple Syrup offers a "pick four" sampler kit ($44.99). Choose from eight different flavors, including strawberry basil, espresso bean, blueberry lemon, and cherry almond.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Temperature-Controlled Smart Mug

Doctors are constantly on the run and don't often have the luxury of sitting down to enjoy a cup of coffee without interruption. Spare them the disappointment of tepid brew with a temperature-controlled mug. There are many brands and styles to choose from, and some come with a warming coaster. Others, like the Ember Mug ($129.95-$149.95, Amazon), have a battery pack.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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A Round of Golf

With a gift card from GoPlayGolf, your favorite physician can book a tee time at more than 5000 courses nationwide, purchase merchandise, plan a golf vacation, or take a lesson. They can even convert their card to a Topgolf gift card and play at a Topgolf entertainment center. Want to give a little more than a gift card? Add a gift box with golf merchandise for a personalized present. Gift cards start at $25.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Priority Airport Pass

Every doctor needs a little R&R, but travel disruptions are common these days and airports can be stressful. Help them start their vacation even before they board their flight with a Priority Pass. Priority Pass gives travelers access to more than 1300 lounges and airport experiences worldwide as well as airport dining, retail, and spa discounts that can be redeemed through the Priority Pass app (prices vary depending on the membership level and include an annual fee).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Tickets to an Exciting Event

The beautiful thing about giving tickets is that there is something to suit everyone's interests. What's your favorite doctor's fancy? Football? Music? Theater? Maybe they appreciate beer or bourbon and would enjoy a tour of a brewery or distillery. Looking for a grand gift for a baseball lover? Big League Tours offers week-long experiences that include games at some of the most iconic stadiums in the country. Prices vary.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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TSA-Compliant Multitool

On the go and need to fix your eyeglasses, snip a loose thread, or trim a hangnail? Multitools are the embodiment of "handy dandy." Leatherman's Style PS ($34.95) multitool unfolds to reveal screwdrivers, scissors, pliers, wire cutters, tweezers, a nail file, a bottle opener, and a carabiner. Because it has no blade, it's okay to take through security in your carry-on.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Hometown Treats

Know a former New Yorker with a hankering for bagels with all the fixings? A homesick Chicagoan longing for deep dish or a Cincinnatian in need of some Graeter's ice cream? Goldbelly's Iconic Regional Foods gifts will satisfy their hometown cravings with gifts ranging from Maine lobster rolls to Texas barbecue. Prices vary.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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National Parks Access (America the Beautiful Pass)

Give the gift of grandeur. Anyone who loves the outdoors will appreciate an America the Beautiful pass, which enables them to access more than 2000 national parks and federal recreational sites across the country. Each 1-year pass admits the pass owner and up to three other adults traveling with them. Passes cover entrance, standard amenity, and day-use fees. Bonus: Proceeds from the sale of passes are reinvested in the sites. Available at usgs.gov/pass ($80).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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An Unforgettable Experience

Treat them to a one-of-a kind opportunity: Let them choose their own adventure! A number of companies, such as Xperience Days and Virgin Experience Gifts, let customers choose from a variety of experiences and activities. Experiences range from beer making to bungee jumping and can be filtered by location and activity type. Prices vary; gift cards and certificates start at $25-$50.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Personalized Pens

Although for most doctors, computers and tablet pens are office mainstays, is there anything classier than a personalized, engraved pen set? ExecutiveGiftShoppe on Etsy offers several styles, including a set of two cherry-finish wooden ballpoints that come in a matching case laser-engraved with their name and the caduceus ($34).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Barbecue Sauce Gift Set

True grill masters love to experiment with new rubs and sauces. Indulge their passion for epicurean adventure with a variety of sauces. Thoughtfully.com's Bangin' BBQ Sauce Suitcase ($59.99) includes 15 three-ounce samples. With such flavors as mango, flaming bacon, and smoky bourbon BBQ, you'll have to tear them away from the grill.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Apple Gear

Technophiles will be over the moon to receive one of the latest Apple devices, and there's a lot to choose from this year, including the iPhone 14 ($799), iPhone 14 Pro ($999), and the Apple Watch Ultra ($799). Looking for something a little more affordable? Apple's AirPods Pro ($249) have been reengineered for better audio and noise cancellation. Products available at Apple.com.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Automatic Photo Storage and Backup Device

Is your doctor friend constantly running out of photo storage on their phone or in the cloud? Save them from the hassle of having to back up their photos with a charging device that will do the job automatically. Qubii offers several models, including the speedy Qubii Duo ($64.99, Amazon), which is designed for both Apple and Android devices.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Slippers

What better way to relax after a stressful day at the clinic than to slide into a pair of cozy slippers? Whether they're butter-soft leather or bunny-eared fleece, slippers are a timeless gift. If you're looking for a classic, try a shearling-lined leather style, such as L.L. Bean's Wicked Good Moccasins ($89).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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An Intriguing Project

If your favorite doctor a tinkerer? Do they have a passion for DIY projects? Encourage them to try something new with a project kit. Man Crates offers a wide variety of kits — including lure making for fishermen (and -women) ($109.99), pipe carving ($99.99), and watch making ($179.99) — to help them while away the winter nights. They can even build their own barrel smoker ($139.99).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Meaningful Books

So many titles, so little time. Give them a book that is one of your own favorites or choose something from one of the many great physician writers out there — including Jerome Groopman, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Atul Gawande. Add a beautiful bookmark and a heartfelt inscription for a truly personal gift.

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Medical Arts Custom Whiskey Box

For the bourbon aficionado, what could be more appreciated than a pair of personalized glasses and whiskey stones? Whiskey stones are a sophisticated alternative to ice and won't dilute their drink. This set, available on Etsy from the HomeWetBar shop for $79.95, arrives in a beautiful wooden box laser-engraved with the recipient's name and the caduceus (liquor not included).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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A Wallet That Keeps Credit Cards Safe

Credit cards equipped with radiofrequency identification (RFID) chips are wonderfully convenient, but thieves can use RFID-skimming technology to steal card data without ever stealing the physical card. Help your favorite physician keep their credit cards safe with an RFID-blocking wallet. You can find a style and price point for every taste. Trafalgar offers a number of options ($24-110).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Craft Beer-of-the-Month Club

Honestly, what could be simpler or more appreciated than a subscription to a beer-of-the-month club? There are lots of beer club options out there and each operates a little differently. You can choose an ongoing beer club membership, or Craft Beer Club has gifts that ship monthly, every other month, or even quarterly. Each shipment includes 12 beers of four styles for $46.75 (two-shipment minimum).

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20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors

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Massage Gun

Do they suffer from stiffness after a long day in surgery or sore muscles after working out? Help them alleviate their aches and pains with a handheld massage gun that enables them to precisely target the pain. Prices run the gamut, but there are a number of affordable models for under $100, such as the Sportneer K1 Percussive Massage Gun.

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