The 16 Best Gifts for Doctors in 2021

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Our Top Picks

Best Coffee: Coffee Club at Atlas

"This subscription lets you sample some of the best coffee from around the world."

Best Tea: Sips By at Sips By

"Whether you choose just three months or a year, this subscription is a fun way to learn more about the wide world of tea."

Best Lip Balm: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter at Sephora

"Nourishing ingredients make this lip butter a must for anyone suffering from dry lips."

Best App: Guided Meditation at Headspace

"Relieve stress, learn to meditate, and sleep better with this app."

Best Headphones: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones at Best Buy

"Besides the sleek, stylish design, these headphones are great for the person on the go."

Best for Foodies: Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil at 30A Olive Oil

"Cooks will love the range of flavors in these bottles of infused olive oil."

Best Subscription: Book of the Month at Book of the Month

"A new book can instantly transport you and be a relaxing past time. This subscription delivers right to your doorstep."

Best Book: Doctor Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book at Barnes & Noble

"Any doctor can get a kick out of this relatable coloring book that’s equal parts funny and relaxing."

Best Relaxation: Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser at West Elm

"Vitruvi’s diffuser has an artistic look that would compliment any decor."

Best Sleep Aid: Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask at Amazon

"This sleep mask is designed to be comfortable and block light from all directions."

Years of education, training, and not to mention, student loans, can take a toll on any doctor. Whether you want to show appreciation on their birthday or a just-because present, it's always nice to show the MD in your life you care.

To get started, here are the top gifts for doctors.

Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club gift subscription

Courtesy of Atlas Coffee 

A single cup of coffee can be appreciated by any overworked, exhausted doctor, but to really show your appreciation, try a subscription to Atlas Coffee. A three, six, or 12-month subscription includes coffee from a different country. Also included are brewing instructions and a postcard from the coffee’s country of origin. This is a fun way to let your doctor sample a variety of coffees and hopefully find a favorite.

Sips By

Sips By tea subscription

Courtesy of Sips By 

While coffee is a hot beverage many people love, tea can be just as amazing and even caffeinated. And the varieties extend way beyond the grocery store options. Sips By is a subscription that can introduce your gift recipient to more than 100 brands of tea from around the world. Simply buy a gift card and then your recipient can select their taste preferences and a box is shipped to them. The four teas can make more than 15 cups.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter


Courtesy of Sephora

Lips can be so neglected but need TLC, especially for doctors who wear masks on a regular basis. Sol de Janeiro’s Lip Butter is packed with moisturizing elements in a convenient tube. Ingredients include acai and coconut oil to keep lips moisturized without looking or feeling greasy. The small tube can easily be thrown in a bag or pocket for those last-minute applications.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Courtesy of Best Buy 

A solid pair of headphones can be pretty expensive, but for the doctor in your life who loves to work out or listen to music, it’s well worth the price. These Bose 700 headphones have amazing noise-canceling features with nine different levels, so they can determine how much or how little external noise they want to hear. Also, for the person who takes calls on the go, the microphone cuts down on outside noise and wind, so the speaker’s voice is always crystal clear.

Headspace Meditation

Headspace meditation app

Courtesy of Headspace

Whether it’s in between patients or while at home, Headspace is an app your doctor can find useful. A monthly or year-long subscription gives them access to hundreds of guided meditations that can help them de-stress or focus. A new meditation will be sent to their phone every day. Also, for anyone who has a hard time falling asleep, there’s music and soundscapes to help them rest peacefully.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration


Courtesy of First Aid Beauty

Constant hand washing, wearing latex gloves, and masks can cause any doctor’s hands and face to feel dry or cracked. An easy solution is First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream. This lotion is suitable for all skin types and features shea butter and allantoin, which moisturize and soothes the skin. Just a little bit of this fast-absorbing, rich cream goes a long way and provides immediate relief.

30A Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil


Courtesy of 30A Olive Oil

An amazing bottle of olive oil will always be appreciated by anyone who loves to cook. 30A Olive Oil has infused blends that would be a perfect gift for doctors who might want to unwind after a long day by prepping a hearty meal. The mushroom and sage EVOO works well with just about anything, but especially pasta or gnocchi. Choose between 200, 375, and 750 ml of a single bottle or maybe buy a few (basil lemongrass, garlic mushroom, harissa, etc.) as a part of a culinary care package.

Book of the Month Subscription

Book of the Month subscription

Courtesy of Book of the Month 

Books can be a great escape and Book of the Month delivers a selection to your recipient’s doorstep. Each month they’ll get five options and can select their favorite book. Also for an extra fee, you can receive a subscription as well so you and the recipient can read along together. This can be a great bonding moment, especially if you want to feel connected to someone who’s far away.

Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask

Doctors who work the night shift might struggle with sleeping during the day when the sun is shining bright. This mask from Mavogel will be a welcome gift. While some sleep masks have uncomfortable, tight straps or material that’s too snug around the eyes, this one doesn’t have those problems. The straps are thicker and wider for a comfy fit and the front and sides of the mask contour around the eyes. Also, there isn’t any annoying gap at the nose so light won't peek through.

Doctor Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Doctor Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Courtesy of Barnes & Noble 

Your doctor can probably use a bit of a stress reliever and a laugh. This is a book that does both. “Doctor Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book” is 100 pages of fun. The designs feature funny moments related to medical school, residency, and general experiences that only doctors can truly understand. It’s a fun gift, but coloring can also be pretty relaxing after a long day.

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

Courtesy of West Elm

Some essential oil diffusers aren’t the most visually pleasing or they can clash with most decor. However, Vitruvi’s diffuser looks like it could be a piece of art. The matte ceramic item is available in black or white and would be a great addition to any nightstand or bathroom countertop. The diffuser doesn’t come with any essential oils, so consider picking up an herbal essentials set (view at Nordstrom) that includes peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary. A few drops in the diffuser creates a spa-like vibe.

Funny Doctor Mug

Funny Doctor Mug

Courtesy of Etsy 

For the doctor who has a sense of humor, this mug from Etsy will surely make them smile when they receive it and every time they take a sip from the cup. While other doctors may be basic and boring, yours is an absolute unicorn. You can personalize it with the doctor’s name and choose between 11 or 15 ounces.

Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR Activity Tracker

Courtesy of Best Buy 

Help your doctor keep track of their activity with Fitbit’s Inspire HR. It monitors steps, calories burned, heart rate, and active minutes. The display is easy to read, but the band is still pretty sleek. Also, the tracker even suggests breathing exercises based on the user’s heart rate. This seamlessly syncs with countless devices so they can see a full rundown of all activities and stats. Feel Better De-Stress Ball

Bando Feel Better De-Stress Ball

Courtesy of Bando 

This is a small, extremely affordable gift, but don’t underestimate how useful it can be to your doctor’s daily life. This de-stress balloon is comprised of a special foam and no matter how hard your stressed-out doctor squeezes it, the ball won’t pop and goes back to its original shape. Choose a ball that’s shaped like a rainbow or a smiley face or maybe even buy both, so your doctor can keep one at home and another at work or in the car.

Remix by Giselle Wasfie Sleep Therapy

Remix by Giselle Wasfie sleep therapy spray

Courtesy of Remix 

Restless nights can lead to groggy mornings, but this Chill/Night spray can help the doctor in your life be on their way to counting sheep in no time. The 100 percent natural, organic spray contains french lavender and grapefruit, which can help with insomnia and stress, respectively. This can be used on sheets, pillows, or as an overall room spray.

Yeti Rambler 12 Oz Bottle

Yeti 12 Oz Rambler
Courtesy of Yeti 

Yeti is a brand known for its products that keep items hot or cold. This 12-ounce rambler is made of shatter-resistant material that stands the test of time. The leakproof design also keeps liquids contained in the cup, even when it’s been tilted on its side or completely falls over. Also, a simple twist of the HotShot cap and a beverage can be sipped from any side.

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