Medical students after their learning deserve the time of joy that you will bring them by giving them the most unique and funny gifts. Here we will present some of the top-notch ideas that can not leave any med student indifferent.
We all know someone who is going through nursing or medical school. A kind, passionate and dedicated person who has the weirdest schedule you ever see anymore. But it doesn’t matter, because what they are going through is tough, and you know that. Why not rekindle that friendship with a nice gift that reminds them that they are your favorite medical students?
Let’s take a look at the twenty-four best-med student gifts.
Unique Gift Ideas for Medical Students:
I love gag gifts, and it doesn’t get much better than this one. A “medical transplant” lunch box…keep your sandwich cold before you transplant it into your tummy, stat! Give this gift to medical students to make them smile and laugh a lot. Just one suggestion, don’t leave this one hanging around the hospital, someone might end up with your lunch who was expecting something completely different!
Normally I hate kitsch, but these novelty bone-point pens are pretty nifty. Oops, I mean ball-point pens. Is it Halloween yet? They come in a ten pack, and come in the shape of five famous bones – the femur! The spine! The tabula! That last one I made up. And of course, they come in black ink, so you can use them to sign all those official documents with serious class.
A pretty cute idea for that med student friend of yours who still can’t quite let go of their snuggly wiggly. This plushtooyis in the shape of a microbe! What kind of microbe, you ask? I have no idea, ask your med student
friend. I think this would be a super cute gift for a biologist, or a pediatrician to have in their office to make kids smile.
A wide-mouth mug in the shape of every doctor’s best friend, the prescription pill bottle! No need to request a refill for this one, because it comes with a lifetime of guaranteed gulps! This is a double entendre for those of you with funny bones out there because caffeine has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many ailments. Seriously! Look it up.
Sacrifice good looks for comfort with this very odd-looking, mask/travel ostrich pillow. To be honest, your med student might frighten their fellow passengers, however, they’ll never notice if they’re actively using this must-have flight accessory. It blocks out ambient sound and light and allows you to rest your head and neck in any direction you want thanks to the 360-degree design.
Only weird medicine student friends will appreciate this kind of original gift.
A unique hospital-themed card game where players collect points by “treating” patients and “curing” them. But don’t worry, no actual medical knowledge is needed to play, just a good sense of humor. This game includes Inside jokes for anyone who works in the medical industry. Perfect for doctors, nurses, med students, or for a fun activity in the waiting room.
This funny thermos is a lot like the prescription pill mug gift we featured in this article, except this item is bigger and keeps the heat of coffee! For the medical student on the go. This would be a perfect gift for medical school students during those cold winter months. The directions read “Administrator throughout the day to stay awake and feel human.” Ha!
Eww. Also, cool. This jello mold features the strongest sex organ on the planet, the brain!! Bet you didn’t think I was going there. It looks pretty anatomically correct, and the right size, too. Don’t just use this for Halloween to spook the kiddos, you could whip this puppy out on any occasion, as long as the person you’re celebrating is still slugging through medical school!
Maybe the best medical student gift is something to help them relax. Coloring is one of the activities that relaxes the brain. If this coloring book contains funny moments from a medical school, it will be the right gift for them. Help your student to relax and laugh by giving them this coloring book.
Coloring isn’t just for kids, anymore. It’s actually super relaxing and can be a great way to meditate for those of us that are afraid of the word. This snarky “adult” coloring book features quippy medical humor and a ton of pages that guarantee a laugh (and a much-needed breather for a student in the middle of finals week).
Another cellular plushie makes the list! I’m sensing a trend, are these the new Beanie Babies? Will mini-neuron plushies soon be featured in every Mcdonald’s Happy Meal? Get a jump on this fad with an adorable brain neuron plushie, a great gift idea for anyone in the medical profession. This one has a unique, ”anime” style design that makes me want to squeeze the heck out of it.
A nice, cheap, and pretty little necklace featuring a complete set of rib bones. Very punk rock! It’s made of alloy metal, so it’s not going to break the bank. I know I have a couple of friends in medical school who would love this necklace. It’s a classic design with a price point that’s perfect for any occasion.
A highlighter is a student’s best friend. They are essential when studying boring, bloated textbooks. I’ve always loved the neon color palette (90’s kid), and I loved marking up my texts during homework with different colors for different things. This kit includes 6 highlighters in the shape of syringes and would complete any med student’s study kit. The kit even includes 4 free syringe pens!
These band-aid-themed sticky notes are adorable AND super functional. Label in style with this collection of different-sized sticky pad notes. They come in a small foldable booklet that would fit in any backpack or med kit, or maybe even those oversized pockets doctors always have. An economic and practical gift for anyone, whether they are already a doctor or still in school.
Another nice adult coloring book for those who don’t have Riddlin scripts. This anatomy coloring book has actually been around for years, circulating from student to student to give not only a brief distraction from the chaos that is medical school but also provide a healthy dose of visual study aids. Color and study, study and color, it’s like Kindergarten all over again!
What do you give the person who has nothing? A book. What do you give the person who has everything? A book. Honestly, folks, it’s not rocket science. Before I start a new adventure, I always cruise to my local bookstore to find nonfiction about that subject, as a sort of introduction. This book features dozens of real-life essays from doctors and nurses from around the world, ranging from inspirational tales to humorous anecdotes, this book would make a great gift for that med student that needs an extra dose of motivation.
There’s something for every kind of medicinal student on this list; whether they be a clear-eyed freshman (bless their hearts) or a veteran senior student, every pupil needs a pick-me-up now and then. In all seriousness, take a moment to consider the amount of work, debt, sweat, and endurance it takes to successfully complete a medical (or nursing!) degree. It’s no easy feat, and eventually, these are the people who will be treating our sick, our veterans, our children, our…everyone! Let’s give thanks today and celebrate someone who truly deserves it.