The 10 Best Gifts for Doctors' Offices in 2020

Patients and staff will love these practical and thoughtful finds

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Our Top Picks

Deep Sea Sand Art at uncommongoods.com

"The sand art is a mesmerizing piece for anyone to enjoy or bring a sense of calm."

Best Plants: The Sill at thesill.com

"Plants can brighten up any space and this subscription delivers them straight to your door."

Harry & David Sweet and Salty Gift Box at harryanddavid.com

"This is one gift basket that can surely satisfy everyone’s cravings."

Chasing Paper Cactus Growth Chart at chasingpaper.com

"This peel and stick growth chart doesn’t damage walls and it’s fun for children."

Nespresso Vertuo at Amazon

"It doesn’t get any easier than this coffee machine that heats up within 20 seconds and brews with the push of one button."

BloomsyBox at bloomsybox.com

"Set up monthly or even weekly deliveries of this flower subscription for a truly thoughtful gift."

Novelty Syringe Ballpoint Pen at etsy.com

"These novelty pens are a perfect gift for any doctor or medical staff."

Alba Accent Pillow at Nordstrom

"This textured pillow is the perfect finishing touch for any chair or couch."

The Treatment Self-Care Super Power Kit at shop.getthetreatment.com

"This kit is packed with skin nourishing beauty products for anyone who needs to show themselves some TLC."

Yearly Magazine Subscription at magazine.store

"Choose between more than 100 titles and give the gift of a magazine subscription."

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    Deep Sea Sand Art

    Deep Sea Sand Art

    Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

    Patients and staff alike will be able to appreciate this beautiful desktop structure from Uncommon Goods, as the sand art is both mesmerizing and calming to watch. When the glass is rotated, the sand gently cascades into natural landscapes ranging from mountain ranges to the desert. This unique piece of art would be a welcome addition to any desk or waiting room area.

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    The Sill

    The Sill plant delivery

    Courtesy of The Sill 

    Liven up the doctor’s office and add some greenery by providing them with a plant from The Sill. Gift the office a monthly subscription (there’s a three month minimum commitment) and they can choose their plant and planter preferences. Or you can send along a one-time digital gift card that starts at just $25 and goes all the way up to $500. Either way, the entire office will appreciate the gesture.

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    Harry & David Sweet and Salty Gift Box

    Harry & David Sweet and Salty Gift Box

    Courtesy of Harry & David

    Doctors and their staff are no strangers to gift baskets, so if you’re going to give one, make it great. Harry & David has a ton of options to choose from, but the Sweet and Salty box is packed to the brim with their most popular snacks. At just under five pounds, the box includes varieties of popcorn, pretzels, cookies, and more. There’s truly something to satisfy every sweet or savory tooth. You even have the option to add a bottle (or two!) of wine.

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    Chasing Paper Cactus Growth Chart

    Chasing Paper Cactus Growth Chart

    Courtesy of Chasing Paper

    Growth charts are pretty common in pediatrician offices, but it’s unlikely they have one like this from Chasing Paper. This peel and stick cactus chart is absolutely adorable and measures up to five feet tall. It’s easy to apply and remove so it can be transferred from one room to another, and children of all ages will love the bright colors and fun design.

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    Nespresso Vertuo

    Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker

    Courtesy of Williams Sonoma 

    Having a cup of coffee to start the day is pretty common for most people, especially hard-working doctors and medical staff. A coffee maker isn’t just convenient, but it can also help them save money in the long run. This Nespresso Vertuo doesn’t take up a lot of counter space and it brews a cup of coffee or espresso with the touch of a single button. The machine reads the bar code on the exclusive VertuoLine capsules to brew the perfect cup.

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    BloomsyBox

    BloomsyBox flower subscription

    Courtesy of BloomsyBox 

    Flowers can be a predictable gift, but nonetheless, they’re still thoughtful. That’s especially true if you sign your favorite doctor’s office up with a subscription to BloomsyBox. The flowers are sourced from fair-trade farms and arrive every month with instructions on how to care for the specific bouquet. You can choose from a variety of blooms and schedule monthly, bi-weekly, or even weekly delivery.

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    Novelty Syringe Ballpoint Pen

    Novelty Syringe Ballpoint Pen

    Courtesy of Etsy 

    Pens can be, and probably cost, a dime a dozen. However, a fun, unique pen like this can be useful and even make your favorite doctor laugh. They look like syringes, but they’re just ballpoint pens. You can purchase red, green, yellow, or blue, but the actual ink inside is blue. Buy a few for the office and these are sure to be a big hit.

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    Alba Accent Pillow

    alba-accent-pillow

    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    Sitting for long periods of time is rarely comfortable, but an accent pillow like this can help a bit. Having a plush throw pillow can provide major lower back support for an otherwise uncomfortable chair. Also, this would be a stylish accent to a waiting room chair or couch. The subtle texture and bright trim help dress up an otherwise plain pillow.

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    The Treatment Self-Care Super Power Kit

    The Treatment Self Care Super Power kit

    Courtesy of The Treatment

    An item that’s sure to be a hit at the office is the Self-Care Super Power Kit from The Treatment. Well, it’s not a single item, but a few. The kit contains beauty favorites like glycolic gel pads, an ointment for dry skin, a candle, and even a hand mask. This box comes with so many items that everyone in the office will have something to take home.

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    Yearly Magazine Subscription

    Birding Magazines
    There are many great birding magazines to choose from. Melissa Mayntz

    Though we’re living in a digital world, there’s nothing better than flipping through the pages of a magazine. So why not gift the office with a subscription? You can choose from more than 100 mags across all interests like health, home, fashion, crafts, cooking, and pretty much anything you can think of. Yearly magazine subscriptions are extremely affordable so you can subscribe to a few and have them sent to the office. The staff will undoubtedly appreciate it.