Dentists. Sometimes we hate them and sometimes we love them. The truth is that they are the reason why we are not seeing so many toothless smiles around us.
Have you ever had a dentist friend for whom you didn’t know what to get as a birthday gift? Have you been caught thinking about what Christmas present to give your dentist uncle Thomas or cousin Emma on her dentistry graduation day? Perhaps you want to send a thank you gift to your family dentist for a procedure he did flawlessly – and had no idea what to get!
Do these situations sound familiar? If yes, then we have a couple of great solutions for your dentist gifting woes mentioned right here in this article.
To show appreciation for our pearly white teeth we should reward dentists from time to time. We have a perfect mixture of unique, thoughtful, practical and stylish gifts for dentist that will help you to choose the best one. From accessories trough funny tooth shaped items, and all the way to the gift ideas for dental office – it’s definitely worth to check out our list of gifts for dentists. We know it has a lot of cool dentistry things that they never received before.
We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for dentist that they will be excited to get.
35 Top Gift Ideas for Dentists:
Have you ever seen something up close and realized just how weird and wonderful it truly is? This gift may seem like your average custom paper weight, but that’s a pretty palsy description. Just look at this tooth! It’s a one pound “anatomy crystal” – the dull greys will surely play with any colors scheme in your dentist’s office.
This detailed, well made and anatomically correct tooth model is a fantastic piece of artwork. You will not make a mistake if you choose to give this to any dental student or individuals with an interest in dentistry and oral health.
Every serious professional space needs a themed clock, right? Right. Look no further for your special dentist friend – this silver clock weights two pounds, so you know it’s quality. It has a classy, old-timey feel with a traditional clock face. It’s made from alloyed metals, which prove to be long lasting. Don’t wait on this one.
My dentist says if I drink too much wine, it will stain my teeth. I wish I had this gift with me – that would have shut him up! This wine holder portrays a very friendly looking dentist and his famous chair. But instead of fright and novacaine, this particular dentist is only interesting in another glass of pinot. It’s a perfect gift for an enthusiast, or for basically any dentist in the California area (wine country, those lucky ducks…)
Ok, this touch lamp is incredibly on point – I can’t tell if it’s an accident or not but that doesn’t matter. People, this is a touch enabled, 3D LED light that shaped like a tooth, complete with square shaped etching pattern all over. It’s almost too cool for your dentist. It changes colors! I would buy this for myself. I will buy this for myself.
Every official office needs an official card holder. This particular card holder is themed, featuring a dentist, his patient, and of course, his chair. The design is unique, and made of all real steel, offering a custom form without sacrificing the sturdiness of the product. It also has a little place to keep three pens, which I think is a pretty cool touch to the whole design overall.
An adorable gift – perfect for dental students and dentist, or perhaps for a valued customer. I love anthropomorphic things, and this keychain set does not disappoint. What’s more to say? There is a boy tooth and a girl tooth, it’s too much! The only thing I think is a bit weird is that the teeth have toothless smiles. I know, meta-overload. Maybe they ate too much candy.
A treat for dentists’ hands! The hands of a dentist are the parts that get most tired. With all the instruments they use and the precision required, it’s no big guess that their hands will be under a lot of strain. This massager is great way to relax or reduce pain on dentists’ hands, wrists or fingers.
Bonus idea: A gift coupon to a licensed hand massage center or a booking to a manicurist can be two thoughtful ways to repay your dentist in kind.
You know what your dentist would really love? A blinged out, motorcycle-gang-style wall clock. This one even has the option to add a backlight for an additional 10 dollars, which is obviously worth it. Plus, this thing is made from recycled vinyl, a must have for any music fan. Make sure your dentist never misses an appointment again with this stylish gift.
Did you know that the art of dentistry was practiced over 1000 years ago in China? The practice has a long and rich history that could be commemorated with this unique gift of 6 individual, vintage-type prints. It would lend any space a sense of depth and individualism, and give the wandering patients eye a finer appreciation of history. Plus, they’re just plain pretty.
Funky socks and ties are must have accessories for any doctor that considers themselves to have a funny bone. These particular socks would make a great, easy to give gift for a man or woman dentist – or even someone who isn’t directly involved in the field. Who wouldn’t want to try these babies on for size? They come in black, and show a repeated pattern of a single tooth.
11. Teeth Magnets
Again people, teeth are in! Take it from this millenial, I have several friends who have recently gotten a tattoo of…you guessed it, a tooth! Enter this magnetic set…it has six individual casts of 6 different magnets, 5 white and one gold. The brand Kikkerland is known for quality and coolness – they make a variety of products I have in my very house, no lie. The price point in this set is also great.
Did you guys know there was an official dentist logo? Me neither. This nice, wooden double pen set comes complete with the very logo I mentioned, as well as an optional message (or name), included in the price. The pens themselves are nice, too. There is one roller ball type, and one ball point, so this gift really covers all types of people. Make your favorite medical professional take the next step with this fancy set today!
Plants are always the right gift, regardless of the person or occasions. But if you’re like me, sometimes getting plants as a gift also is a promise that you will take care of it, or else. The succulent is the perfect type of plant to give someone who maybe doesn’t have a green thumb. These adorable, white planters are in the shape of teeth, and the perfect size for any type of succulent. And hey, if they end up dying anyway, you can turn these potters into cute pencil holders! It’s a win – win.
14. Bow Tie
What do all male dentists have in common? They all have funky bow ties! Ok, maybe that’s not true…but it should be! Help start a new trend with this cool gift. It’s a black bow tie decorated with those pearly whites you know they love so much. It’s made of super soft microfiber, and you can machine wash it. The price is a bit high for this list, but you know it’s quality. This would make a great gift for any young and funky dentist friend you may have.
15. Dental Sneakers
These are a really cute, really specific pair of knock-off Chuck Taylor’s (although you could argue that the original Taylor design is so much a classic that the phrase knock off isn’t fair). They come in light blue, and are printed with cute, tattoo like black designs. I think my dentist would like them, but I also think anyone would like them. Hint Hint. Buy me these please. The tricky thing with this gift is you will have to ask the receptionist what shoe size your dentist is. Guaranteed to be a fun conversation.
This dental sneakers are great graduation gift for dental students.
The first ingredient to any successful day? Coffee, obviously. Don’t let your dentist drink theirs in some boring old mug. Get them this cute, red thermos type mug. It’s insulated and inscribed with a funny text. It reads “I’m a dental hygienist…what’s your superpower?” Ha! Is it just me or are all dentists actually secret comedians? I think any would love this simple, useful gift.
A laser engraved, personalized plaque is pretty old school. I think that’s a good thing. This particular one is layered, creating a 3D effect. The inner and outer rings are stained in Golden Pecan, the middle ring is
stained in Red Mahogany – made of real wood! You can customize it, or get it with the standard saying, “dental care is time well spent”. It will look very good at their dentist’s office.
18. Smile Ornament
A nice holiday gift is sometimes required, even if you don’t know that special person very well. Maybe it’s for a white elephant party, or maybe you’re from down south and just can’t help but give your mailman or laundry person a little gift this time of year. Look no further – this ornament is the right gift to give. It’s cute, it’s colorful and it’s a great way to say thanks without breaking the bank.
An adorable Tooth-Fairy like keychain. There are several little charms on this one, including some toothpaste, a toothbrush, a little box of floss and of course and adorable tooth with wings. I think this would make a great gift for any dental hygienist. It’s cheap enough you could even buy a set for everyone in their office. Parents – maybe you could even buy this bracelet and, as an incentive, give your child a charm each time they lose a tooth!
Oh look! An adorable coffee mug. This particular mug features…you guessed it, teeth. And they even included some cute pink hearts, too. Even though my dentist says I should stay away from coffee, that doesn’t mean that he can’t indulge every once in awhile. Help them out with this small guilt and buy them this unique coffee cup as a thank you gift for all those years they’ve had to look at the inside of your mouth. It’s the least you can do.
Another ornament for the list, although this time there is a lady dentist on this one. I actually think it would be cute for the office Christmas tree for anyone involved in dental hygiene. Each individual ornament on our trees tell a unique story. With this ornament, you will give your dentist the chance to tell your story. It’s sentimental, I know, but it’s gifts like these that are remembered.
Okay, I would have killed for this as a child! Or, you know, now. This play set was made by Playmobil, so you know that the quality is Tip Top and the materials are built to last. It has every dentists necessary tools to get the job done right – a waterpik, a drill, and yes even the chair. This would make a very cute gift for any dentist, or any aspiring dentists that may be lurking in your family.
Very cute Illustrated LED Hall lamp. This comes in a set of two. Both feature a backsplash in pink and tiny, very cute little sketches of teeth. Because of the LED technology this lamp is guaranteed to last you at least 10 years. That’s incredible! What’s more, the on-off switch works intuitively with the surrounding light, meaning that when it’s naturally dark, this lamp will automatically turn itself on. I am a very lazy person, and I love this idea. This is cute gift for dental students.
24. Duvet Set
A very hip duvet set, including two pillow cases. This design or print is very reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest. With indigenous style this set is bound to liven up any bedroom space. Its use of color is very subtle, with stark reds against a white and black background. Though the only thing that qualifies this set for this particular list is the fact that the dolphin type animal on the pillow case is smiling, regardless, this would make for a fantastic gift for anyone.
A cute, all natural canvas tote for your dental hygienist to use as almost anything. It could be a lunch bag, something to take to the farmer’s market every Sunday, or a cute accessory do a lazy picnic day. It shows an adorable little tooth and the text tooth fairy. It comes in two sizes, and what’s best, the company is so confident of their product they offer a 100% money back guarantee. Not a lot of people do that these days. Jump on this deal while it still lasts
Just about anyone could use a very nice, leather-bound journal. This particular journal features lined pages, which I really enjoy, because who’s good at handwriting anymore anyway. It comes with a nice black
bookmark string, and is covered by a 100% leather bound shell. The front features a simple outline of a tooth oh, so you get that touch of personalisation here. This is a no-brainer gift. Everybody takes notes.
Is their dental office space in need of a little touch-up? Repainting can be expensive, but decals offer extreme personalization at a fraction of the cost. This particular decal comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and features the adorable saying tooth be told we love our patients. It’s funky, it’s fresh, and it’s actually pretty funny. The layout is very hip, and the price point is unbeatable on this one. And it’s pretty durable too. With easy installation on all types of walls (like textured or tiled), you’d be coming up with very few excuses as to why not make this the new statement piece in their dentist office space.
28. Dentist Necktie
Earlier in this list, we featured a very hip bow tie. Well, truth be told, not everyone is into bow ties. If your dentist or dental hygienist is more of a classic type, look no further, for you have found the perfect, essential gift. This tie features the same print as the bowtie but comes in a more classic package. It’s half the funky but still just as much fun. As with the bowtie, it’s made with very nice materials, so you know this one will last.
A nice, Tom’s-esque slip-on shoe for dentistry students or your dentist friend. This particular shoe is in the nice soft blue. It has some retro prints of mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes…basically anything having to do with teeth. This company offers made to order products, meaning that they have no stock. When you call and order, they start from scratch. This is quality craftsmanship. And they look comfy, to boot!
A black Dental themed personalized backpack, which you can even embroider with your favorite dental students name or nickname. This bag looks dirty. It’s made from polyester, so it’s probably pretty good in all types of weather. There are several pockets and pouches on the inside of this backpack, which offer many different areas in which your hygienist will happily stow whatever they need for the day. I like this gift because it’s androgynous – it can be good for a man or a woman or even someone who is maybe still in dental school.
Remember that charm keychain from earlier in the list? Well the company also happens to make a charm bracelet! this bracelet is also made with all fine materials, just like the keychain, and comes with an adjustable silver plated bracelet designed to fit a child to an adult. So this gift can also be good dental gift for patients. It has the same adorable charms, like a tooth, a toothbrush, a little bottle of toothpaste, and my favorite, a box of floss!
If the relationship between you and your dentist is slightly more personal, you have the freedom of choosing a more light-hearted gift.
Do you have a penchant for black humor? Look no further people, because you have found what is perhaps the oddest gift on this list. Maybe unique would be a better way to say it? This is a hand-painted clay figurine
featuring a dentist and his patient. The dentist is, well, basically shoving his fist in his patient’s mouth. The text reads this is one deep cavity. Oh boy oh boy. I know there’s dentist out there who would appreciate this gift. It almost belongs in a museum.
Have you ever noticed that dentist and dental technicians always wear weird looking shoes? Well this is because they’re on their feet for an inordinate amount of time each day, and their comfort is actually very important to the job. This gift would not only look great but make your dentist feel great, too. They are lightweight, slip-on flats that feature an ergonomic design. They are unique and come in a light blue, with a cute tooth-themed pattern that flows throughout.
This gift is a match ornament to the lady dentist ornament we covered earlier in the list. It’s colorful, fun, and just cute enough that it would fit in any themed Christmas tree. You could buy the two as a set, and wrap them in the nice box. I think that would make a really nice gift, and would be thoughtful and well appreciated by any dentist who would receive it.
35. Set of dental-themed cookies
Bake your dentist a set of dental-themed cookies in shapes of teeth, toothbrushes, floss bundles, jawlines and syringes and wrap them creatively in a gift basket before presenting. Make sure you frost them in amusing ways relating to dentist stereotypes. You can even top off the gift basket with some good quality dark chocolate – a healthy treat for the teeth!
With so many ideas to choose from, we’re sure you can surprise your dentist and show them how much you truly care for their services. Dentists are life-long companions for most of us and enhancing your relationship with them with these small acts of kindness can go a long way in cementing a lasting professional and personal bond.