The­mat­ic gifts

Gifts for doctors: what to choose and how to present?

When you are seri­ous­ly ill, the world around you becomes gloomy and bleak, and the per­son who gave you hope back is per­ceived as one of the clos­est and best. It is not sur­pris­ing that many patients con­sid­er it nec­es­sary to at least sym­bol­i­cal­ly thank their doc­tor, espe­cial­ly if there is a direct rea­son for this — for exam­ple, a birth­day or New Year. It is not so dif­fi­cult to do this, you just need to approach the choice of a gift cor­rect­ly.

Best Options

A gift to a doc­tor as a token of grat­i­tude for a treat­ment is cer­tain­ly a pleas­ant thing, but by sim­ple rea­son­ing, one can con­clude that most patients do not shine with unique ideas. As a result, the doc­tor’s house can col­lect a huge num­ber of the same type, and there­fore use­less presents, while each cured per­son, giv­ing a gift, wants to show him­self from the best side. Con­sid­er what can be giv­en to a physi­cian so that it real­ly comes in handy.


If you don’t know at all what you can give the doc­tor, start with the most banal — from flors. This gift is good because it can be updat­ed indef­i­nite­ly, and you do not have to be orig­i­nal. It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that women will be more pleased with the bou­quet, but in fact, many male doc­tors also love such gifts, espe­cial­ly since many of them are mar­ried. Anoth­er thing is that the bou­quet is usu­al­ly not con­sid­ered the main gift, but usu­al­ly comes as an addi­tion to some­thing else. The opti­mal choice is ros­es in an amount of at least 5 pieces, with­out any extra­ne­ous dec­o­ra­tions and always with­out thorns, because it is extreme­ly impor­tant for a doc­tor to have “whole” hands and not expose him­self to an unnec­es­sary risk of infec­tion.

Anoth­er good option is this is a wick­er bas­ket with a gro­cery set. Most often, it is filled with fruits, and this approach is always jus­ti­fied, because they con­tain a lot of vit­a­mins, and this is the health of a physi­cian. We have already men­tioned good cof­fee or tea, if you are hand­ing some­thing like this, give a mug with a suit­able print at the same time.

If you want to give a doc­tor a more orig­i­nal gas­tro­nom­ic gift, please him with expen­sive cheeses or smoked sausages, gourmets can also be giv­en a set of spices.

Many patients believe that small house­hold appli­ances are a good gift for a doc­tor. Indeed, with the help of the same microwave oven and an elec­tric ket­tle, you can nor­mal­ly have a bite to eat dur­ing the night shift at work, but here it should be borne in mind that there is already some­thing sim­i­lar in the depart­ment. For this rea­son, it is bet­ter to hand over not the tech­nique itself, but a cer­tifi­cate for the pur­chase of a cer­tain amount in the cor­re­spond­ing store.

Who knows, per­haps grate­ful patients lit­er­al­ly flood­ed the spe­cial­ist with teapots, but he real­ly needs an ordi­nary flash dri­ve that no one thought to give.

Tick­ets for any cul­tur­al event also look like a pret­ty good solu­tion, because they will help the doc­tor unwind and take a break from the annoy­ing rou­tine. Here, hov­er, one must under­stand that the sched­ule of such a spe­cial­ist is very com­pli­cat­ed and sched­uled for many days in advance, there­fore it is usu­al­ly advised to give such presents with a date that is at least two eks away. This is the only way to hope that the doc­tor will be able to orga­nize the work­flow with the remain­ing “win­dow” for attend­ing the event.

In the end, you need to relax and unwind not only on major hol­i­days, but also every day, return­ing home from work after a hard day’s work. For this rea­son, they are very pop­u­lar any gifts whose task is to pro­vide com­fort and cozi­ness. For a home­ly atmos­phere, sconces with dif­fused light can be very use­ful; a small arti­fi­cial foun­tain can also become a won­der­ful home sou­venir. Some­times even the busiest doc­tors have a day off, so some kind of out­door recre­ation kit will not be super­flu­ous.

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What to give yourself a loved one?


Like it or not, gifts to the doc­tor from patients are repeat­ed even very often. With all the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the lat­ter, over sev­er­al decades of prac­tice, any pop­u­lar option pass­es through the hands of a good doc­tor many times, because some patients do every­thing to still be unique in their choice of present. This approach to gift­ing doc­tors is high­ly val­ued by experts, so let’s con­sid­er what unhack­neyed options have the right to exist.

For a pedi­a­tri­cian, a good gift can be cured child draw­ing — this is not worth the mon­ey, but it shows the atti­tude of a lit­tle man. Here, of course, it all depends on the per­son­al­i­ty of the doc­tor — not all pedi­a­tri­cians are mad­ly in love with their work, for some, chil­dren, not being patients, are com­plete­ly indif­fer­ent, but if the doc­tor still has no doubts about the cor­rect choice of his pro­fes­sion, then such a present should touch.

Some doc­tors of this direc­tion arrange whole exhi­bi­tions of donat­ed chil­dren’s draw­ings in their offices, and this, by the way, helps new­ly arrived patients to relax and feel in safe and kind hands.

As already under­stood, a thing made by one­self, in any case, claims to be unique, and although it may not cost as much as a brand­ed one, it clear­ly demon­strates the grat­i­tude of a cured per­son.

In recent years, gained great pop­u­lar­i­ty goods and gifts hand-made, that is, hand­made. If you your­self can build some kind of such dec­o­ra­tion, and even see that the attend­ing doc­tor is not against the use of such acces­sories, you can try to thank the spe­cial­ist in this way. In prin­ci­ple, crafts can be of any nature and pur­pose, as long as it has a cer­tain aes­thet­ic or prac­ti­cal val­ue.

The only own prod­uct that you should not give as a gift is soap, since even in your own hands it may seem like a hint of an unpleas­ant smell from the recip­i­ent.

Sou­venir dec­o­ra­tions for the wor­welace are good because they help to break up the for­mal atmos­phere of the office a lit­tle. In a typ­i­cal hos­pi­tal, the empha­sis is on prac­ti­cal things that may be need­ed to exam­ine or treat a patient, but this is a lit­tle intim­i­dat­ing and does not allow you to relax, and, as you know, most rooms do not smell of com­fort. The own­er of the office him­self is unlike­ly to be very hap­py about this, it’s just that there is always not enough mon­ey or time to do it thor­ough­ly.

By pre­sent­ing a craft made of wood, stone or amber, you will allow every­one who vis­its this office to feel in an atmos­phere that is a lit­tle more like home.

On the eve of the New Year, gifts are high­ly val­ued, not only con­sist­ing of typ­i­cal­ly “New Year’s” things, but also hav­ing an appro­pri­ate design. In this con­text, the orig­i­nal solu­tion is pre­sen­ta­tion of a sym­bol­ic “pineap­ple”, con­struct­ed from a bot­tle of cham­pagne, past­ed over with sets. Even if the doc­tor him­self fun­da­men­tal­ly does not drink alco­hol and does not eat sets, such cre­ativ­i­ty will ensure the New Year’s mood, and you can treat loved ones to the prod­ucts from which the com­po­si­tion is con­struct­ed.

Like rep­re­sen­ta­tives of any oth­er pro­fes­sions, doc­tors have their own hol­i­day — Medic Day. This date can also be cel­e­brat­ed with a gift, espe­cial­ly since most patients ignore it out of igno­rance. Here the choice of gifts is com­plete­ly impres­sive — you can present a book about great doc­tors in the his­to­ry of mankind or a col­lec­tion of their apho­risms, as ll as give a cer­tifi­cate for the pur­chase of med­ical clothes. As an option, even sou­venir soft toys are giv­en, dressed in a ll-rec­og­nized white med­ical gown.

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Selection Guide

When decid­ing on gifts for doc­tors, please note that they are select­ed depend­ing on the gen­der and spe­cial­iza­tion of the doc­tor.

The rules for choos­ing a present for a man are quite sim­ple: focus on use­ful things with a pos­i­tive mes­sage, avoid hack­neyed and too per­son­al options. At the same time, the same alco­hol and sets are con­sid­ered extreme­ly ll-worn options, but some­times they are still jus­ti­fied. So, even a con­scious doc­tor some­times will not refuse a cou­ple of sips of an expen­sive and high-qual­i­ty drink, and sets in addi­tion to the main gift will nev­er be super­flu­ous if the doc­tor has chil­dren.

You can give the head doc­tor expen­sive and styl­ish ball­point pen. Even today, fill­ing out doc­u­ments by hand is an impor­tant dai­ly activ­i­ty for doc­tors, so let it at least be done with the help of valu­able and high-qual­i­ty acces­sories.

Qual­i­fied spe­cial­ists from pri­vate clin­ics usu­al­ly make good mon­ey and dri­ve their own cars, so you can give a trau­ma­tol­o­gist or sur­geon some mon­ey for an oper­a­tion. car acces­so­ry. In advance, hov­er, you can’t guess what exact­ly she lacks, but an ion­iz­er can be cit­ed as an exam­ple.

The rest of the exam­ples are a bit more triv­ial, but still use­ful. So, diary will help you not to get con­fused in your own sched­ule, but name fold­er will keep the doc­u­ments in order. Leather wal­let will be a good gift for any man, and if the doc­tor smokes, it will do cig­a­rette case. Final­ly, as a sou­venir, you can give some unusu­al key­chain.

If the doc­tor is a woman, the empha­sis is most often placed on ensur­ing that she always remains beau­ti­ful and attrac­tive. When dis­charged from the mater­ni­ty hos­pi­tal, the lead­ing gyne­col­o­gist can be giv­en set of cos­met­ic or aro­mat­ic oils - these are not cos­met­ics that every­one choos­es on their own, but only heal­ing com­po­nents that are fun­da­men­tal­ly impor­tant for main­tain­ing beau­ty.

Flors are giv­en to doc­tors, regard­less of their gen­der, but for a female spe­cial­ist, a vase com­bined with a bou­quet will be a good present. If you are not too lazy to choose a styl­ish option, then such a gift will come in handy both at home and in the office, because you are prob­a­bly not the last per­son who gives flors to this doc­tor.

It’s no secret that doc­tors and nurs­es are very fond of tea par­ties, so it makes sense to give them ser­vices for a pleas­ant pas­time in the team. Nat­u­ral­ly, the gift will look much more holis­tic if you add the rest nec­es­sary in the form of tea or cof­fee them­selves.

Please note that these prod­ucts must be nat­ur­al — doc­tors are ll aware of the essence and dan­gers of instant cof­fee and tea bags.

In addi­tion to all of the above, it is for women that gift cer­tifi­cates to beau­ty salons and oth­er typ­i­cal ladies’ estab­lish­ments.

In the same way, some­times it is even too banal and unrea­son­able to give a doc­tor med­ical sup­plies — most like­ly, a pro­fes­sion­al already has them. You can argue that a fall­back would not hurt, but you don’t know — what if the doc­tor is giv­en this every day. Final­ly, if this is some kind of pure­ly pro­fes­sion­al tool, you, not being a spe­cial­ist, can pick up a com­plete­ly stu­pid sam­ple.

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What to give dad for his birthday?

Some­times you can find a point of view accord­ing to which doc­tors are often super­sti­tious peo­ple. For this rea­son, they should not be giv­en pierc­ing or cut­ting objects that may be asso­ci­at­ed with a risk of injury. Clocks, mir­rors and can­dles can also cause asso­ci­a­tions with phe­nom­e­na that are unde­sir­able for the doc­tor.

Final­ly, like any oth­er per­son, you should not give the doc­tor things from the gen­er­al “stop list”. So, var­i­ous wash­ing or fra­grance acces­sories can be per­ceived as a hint of an unpleas­ant smell from the gift­ed per­son. It is not cus­tom­ary to give shav­ing acces­sories as they should always be an indi­vid­ual choice of a per­son. Also do not give too inti­mate things, whether it be under­ar, socks or a sup­pos­ed­ly harm­less hand­ker­chief.

How to present a present?

There are unspo­ken rules about how to give gifts to doc­tors. Since a present, even if it is giv­en on the occa­sion of a birth­day, can be regard­ed by ill-wish­ers as a bribe, it must def­i­nite­ly look like a gift. For this rea­son, it is always packed in a beau­ti­ful bag or wrapped in wrap­ping paper; envelopes are used for tick­ets to var­i­ous events or cer­tifi­cates. So that the doc­tor him­self does not think that you are giv­ing a gift sim­ply because “it is cus­tom­ary”, do not for­get to attach a card to it, where you sin­cere­ly express your own grat­i­tude. Bou­quets are usu­al­ly pre­sent­ed to doc­tors unfold­ed, with­out a wrap­per.

If the treat­ment took place in a hos­pi­tal, and there is no oth­er rea­son for a gift oth­er than recov­ery, it is rea­son­able to give a present at the time of dis­charge. Some patients are embar­rassed to donate any­thing in front of oth­er doc­tors, but they usu­al­ly under­stand the sit­u­a­tion, and when they see mean­ing­ful pack­ages, they them­selves leave. In a pinch, a pri­va­cy option could be a vis­i­tor’s room.

At the same time, dur­ing the morn­ing or evening rounds, the spe­cial­ist is unlike­ly to have at least a minute of time even for pleas­ant events, there­fore it is best to present gifts towards the end of the work­ing day, when the physi­cian has no spe­cial duties left today.

If the treat­ment took place on an out­pa­tient basis, then it is most rea­son­able to give gifts in the office. Please note that the direct assis­tant to the doc­tor dur­ing the entire treat­ment was a nurse, who will cer­tain­ly be present at this moment. It would be ugly to ignore her par­tic­i­pa­tion, because at least a box of choco­lates can be hand­ed to her too.

Final­ly, a cou­ple of sit­u­a­tions that should be avoid­ed. For exam­ple, if a gift is giv­en as if from a child, it only seems cute from the out­side — in fact, many chil­dren do not have a sense of tact and can eas­i­ly put a doc­tor in an awk­ward posi­tion. To pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing, adults present the gift on behalf of the baby. In addi­tion, from a med­ical point of view, it is con­sid­ered very ugly to leave a gift in the intern’s room — if you have already decid­ed to give some­thing, hand the pack­age in per­son, from hand to hand.

How to make a gift to the doc­tor with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.