Surgeons are our life savers. They have had years of training, are exposed to diseases on a daily basis, and often sacrifice their personal lives and family relationships to put their patients first. You want to make sure your gift conveys how important you think they are.
Some of these gifts for surgeons are meant to be thoughtful appreciation gifts, others will help them relax and build family bonds, while some will just make them laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine.
- Anatomic Heart Coasters
- Smart Water Bottle
- Anatomical Heart Vase
- Workweek Cookbook
- Foot Massager
- White Coat Wine Bottle Cover
- Surgeon Pet Costume
- Picnic Backpack
- Body Part Plush
- Air Popper
- Assman License Plate
- Custom Bobblehead
- Medical Anatomy Models
- Cocktails Experience
- Emergency Laughter
- Ring Holder Necklace
- Statue of the Goddess of Beauty
- Lego Surgeon Keychain
- LED Brain Lamp
- Handmade Nuts & Bolts Statue
- Healthy Snack Basket
- Classic Operation
- Uterus Heating Pad
- Human Body 1000 Piece Puzzle
- Gruesome Body Parts Props
- Pandemic Board Game
- Human Body Wine Glass
- Travel Toiletries
- OB/GYN Puzzle
1. Anatomic Heart Coasters
Gift for a heart surgeon
How cool is this? This set of six glass coasters stacks together to look like an actual heart. They also come in a brain design if you are looking for a gift for a brain surgeon.
2. Smart Water Bottle
Useful gift for surgeons
With long hours concentrating in the OR, it is easy to forget to stay hydrated. However, lack of water can cause all sorts of health problems that could interfere with a surgeon’s performance. A smart water bottle will keep track of their water intake and glow to remind them when they need to take a sip.
3. Anatomical Heart Vase
Unique gifts for doctors
Are you wondering what is an appropriate gift to give your surgeon? An anatomical heart vase is the perfect gift for a heart surgeon, but all surgeons will appreciate this as well.
If you are looking for orthopedic surgeon gifts, you can mix up a batch of cookies in the shape of foot, hand, or knee x-rays with some human bone cookie cutters.
For a gift for an oral surgeon, you can give a tooth themed whiskey glass along with trays to make tooth shaped ice cubes.
4. Workweek Cookbook
Helpful present for surgeons
Eating hospital food day after day gets to be a drag. While they don’t have time to cook everyday, this book will help them create enough meals for the whole week on just one of their days off. They can even make a family project out of cooking meals together. Cooking is a great skill for kids to learn, and it is a great way to bond with kids or a spouse.
5. Foot Massager
Gift for surgeons to ease sore muscles
Surgeons spend the majority of their work time standing. Help them make the most of their after work hours by easing their sore feet with a foot massager. By using a combination of heat and massage, they will feel ready to take on their next shift.
6. White Coat Wine Bottle Cover
Thank you gifts for surgeons
After surgery, many patients wonder, “What should I get my surgeon as a thank you?” The gift of wine is always a good way to show your appreciation. Pick up a nice bottle and wrap it in a doctor’s lab coat. Even if they aren’t a wine drinker, they will still appreciate it and can use it to serve guests.
Or you can get a best surgeon coffee mug and pair it with a coffee gift basket.
7. Surgeon Pet Costume
Surgeon gift for pets
Trick or treat! Whether Fido goes out trick or treating on Halloween with the kids or just gets dressed up for a walk around the neighborhood, he will look like he is ready for the OR. (He may make a good wingman for single surgeons in this outfit!)
8. Picnic Backpack
Romantic gifts for surgeons
Are the long hours putting the kibosh on your romantic relationship? A romantic picnic will rekindle the flame. These picnic backpacks have a cooler compartment and can hold a bottle of wine. Some come with utensils, glasses, and a picnic blanket. So pack a bottle of wine and a light lunch, and hit the road for a romantic day for two.
Surgeons are on their feet all day, and want to relax on their days off. Wouldn’t it be nice to show how much you love them by bringing them breakfast in bed on a wooden breakfast tray?
Or you could get them a 100 romantic dates scratch off poster. Make sure to plan one of the dates ahead of time so they don’t feel pressured to do the planning.
9. Body Part Plush
Funny gifts for surgeons
These are hilarious. Choose from heart, lungs, uterus, testicle, gallbladder, and more. These also make a unique thank you gift after surgery.
An ashes of problem patients jar set on the desk will be humorous for all to see. Fill it with candy, paperclips or whatever else you would like, to make it a one of a kind gift.
Or you can give them a collection of bone pens.
10. Air Popper
Best gifts for surgeons for family time
Surgeons often work long hours at the hospital. They also have to attend additional work functions, leaving limited time for family. When they do get time off, pop up some popcorn and plan an old fashioned family game night or movie night, for quality time with kids. Gifts that create lasting memories will be appreciated by all family members.
When I was growing up, my dad sometimes worked six days a week. Some of my favorite memories were of making homemade waffles together Sunday morning. A waffle iron can provide family time in the kitchen. Everyone needs to eat, right?
The way to their heart is through the stomach. How about getting an ice cream maker to whip up tasty treats for lazy family days by the pool? While I didn’t carry on the waffle making tradition with my own kids, we created a new tradition of making homemade ice cream. My youngest enjoys coming up with new flavors and mix-ins.
11. Assman License Plate
Funny gift for a proctologist
Seinfeld fans will recognize this license plate from the episode where Krameer mistakenly gets a custom plate meant for a proctologist. He then became known as the Assman. This vanity plate will give anyone spotting the proctologist’s vehicle a good laugh.
12. Custom Bobblehead
Personalized gifts for doctors
Looking for an unusual custom gift for a surgeon? Stray from the typical personalized tumbler or mug. A custom bobblehead will be a unique gift and will make them laugh after a tough day in the OR.
Or if you prefer, you can get a custom portrait made for them.
As a retirement gift for a surgeon you could give them a classy decanter, personalized with their name. You can choose one with or without the medical symbol. Then they can enjoy their retirement in style.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
13. Medical Anatomy Models
Gift ideas for surgeons
While surgeons should already be experts in anatomy, medical models are useful to explain procedures to patients prior to surgery.
A physiology coloring book is a great study guide for medical students, but coloring can also be a way to relieve stress for those already in the medical field.
Or you can give them a personalized docking station for their desk.
14. Cocktails Experience
Useful gifts for doctors’ days off
For a day off or date night, give them an online cocktail making class. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure of their schedule. They can reschedule the class up until 48 hours before it starts. Choose from smoked cocktails, cocktails in Spain, cocktails in France, and many others.
If your surgeon is a golfer, you can get them some novelty golf balls with emoji faces, Marvel characters, or some that glow in the dark.
If gardening is their hobby, give them a bonsai kit to experiment with something new.
15. Emergency Laughter
Funny gifts for surgeons
While needing surgery or having to take a trip in an ambulance is no joke, laughter is still the best medicine. We’ve all heard unbelievably crazy stories of reasons why people end up in the emergency room. Here they are in a book. While anyone working in a hospital or EMS will relate to this book, it sounds like a funny read for anyone. However, if you are a patient, wait until after you have healed to read it. You don’t want to bust open your stitches!
16. Ring Holder Necklace
Gifts for female doctors
Female surgeons can’t wear their wedding ring while performing surgery. It can tear a hole in their gloves or risk scratching the patient. To keep it safe, give them a ring holder necklace. They can slip the ring over the chain and tuck the whole thing into their scrubs keeping it safe, next to their heart.
While there are more and more female surgeons, it is still a man’s world. After dealing with blood and guts all day, jewelry will appeal to her feminine side. You can also get cute stud earrings with the medical symbol or stethoscopes shaped like hearts.
Or get her a medical-themed bracelet to wear when she’s not working.
17. Statue of the Goddess of Beauty
Gifts for plastic surgeons
While plastic surgeons will appreciate the same gifts as others in the medical field, these gifts are more in tune with their appreciation of beauty and proportion. These doctors are artists who recreate human features damaged from disease or an accident, or work to enhance someone’s natural features. A statue of the goddess of beauty will be an appropriate gift that most may not have thought of.
In the same respect, a Botticelli painting is another gift worthy of an artist. Even though his standard of beauty is different from what we value today, all artists will appreciate either a canvas or print reproduction of the human form.
However, if you prefer a funny plastic surgeon gift, get them chocolate breasts.
18. Lego Surgeon Keychain
Surgeon gifts for Christmas stockings
Bring out the kid in them with a Lego surgeon keychain.
To help them relax, slip a human anatomy stress ball into their stocking.
For dry lips and hands, give them flavored chapstick and some scented hand cream.
Or for a quick nap between surgeries, give them a blackout eye mask. All of these gifts will fit nicely into their holiday stocking.
19. LED Brain Lamp
Brain Surgeon Gift
Looking for a humorous gift for a brain surgeon? Give them this color changing brain nightlight. While it won’t be bright enough to read by, it definitely adds a bit of personality to any room.
20. Handmade Nuts & Bolts Statue
Handmade surgeon gifts
For the surgeon who has everything, why not give something handmade? These metal sculptures can also be engraved to make a personalized gift. Personalizing the gift makes it a perfect retirement gift or thank you gift for a surgeon.
21. Healthy Snack Basket
Tasty gifts for surgeons
The last thing you want during an operation is for the surgeon to start shaking due to low blood sugar. Make sure they have a supply of healthy snacks nearby to munch on in between patients.
22. Classic Operation
Gag gift for surgeons
Remember this game from when you were a kid? Get the classic or choose a novelty version like Star Wars or Nightmare Before Christmas. This will make a great edition for family game night. Surgeons often work long hours. Games help provide a memorable bonding experience between parents and kids when they actually have time off.
23. Uterus Heating Pad
Funny gifts for OB/GYNs
While this heating pad in the shape of a uterus is really meant for soreness associated with having a hysterectomy, surgeons can use it to soothe their aches and pains as well.
24. Human Body 1000 Piece Puzzle
Surgeon gifts for puzzle lovers
Test their knowledge of the human body by seeing how long it takes them to put this puzzle together. This makes a unique study aid for med students and aspiring surgeons, in addition to those already in the field. 1000 piece heart anatomy puzzles are available if you are looking for a gift for a heart surgeon.
25. Gruesome Body Parts Props
Halloween gifts for surgeons
Surgeons are usually immune to the horrors of guts and blood. These Halloween props that look like severed body parts will express their more humorous side.
26. Pandemic Board Game
Family gifts for surgeons
While Operation is a good game for younger players, this is geared towards teens and adults. Players cooperate to save the earth from deadly diseases, making this a useful game for improving family communication and bonds.
27. Human Body Wine Glass
Cosmetic surgeon novelty gifts
These glasses will be the hit of any cocktail party. They make the perfect gift for a cosmetic surgeon.
28. Travel Toiletries
Useful gifts for surgeons
Surgeons can be in the OR for many hours and only have a short time before their next surgery. A set of travel toiletries will help them freshen up in between patients or if they are working extra long hours without a break to go home.
29. OB/GYN Puzzle
Puzzling gift for OB/GYNs
These puzzles are individually made for those who enjoy a challenge. The object is to fit all the pieces into the square. To make it an extra special gift, you can have a short sentiment engraved on the wood.