What do you get the doctor on your holiday shopping list? The UMHS Endeavour looks at fun novelty gifts for doctors and students at American and Caribbean medical schools. To save you time since the first night of Chanukah begins at sundown today and Christmas is just over one week away, we searched the Internet for medical-themed items for all you last-minute shoppers for our first-ever Doctor Gift Guide for the holidays. Most items can be ordered with one-day, two-day or express shipping for all you procrastinators.
Female Doctor iPad and iPhone Covers
FEMALE DOCTOR IPAD CASE: Protects iPad. iPhone case also available. Photo: Zazzle.com
Need something for the female doctor on your list who has everything? How about this iPad cover. It protects iPads without adding bulk and has a glossy finish case. There’s also a matching iPhone 5 cover.
$81.95 for iPad cover; $35.95 for iPhone cover. Available from Zazzle.com. Order online at http://www.zazzle.com/medicine_female_doctor-179679086996364933
BIG MOUTH TOYS PRESCRIPTION KOOLER: For your doctor's favorite drink. Available from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.com
Prescription Pill Bottle Drink Kooler, 3-Pack Shot Glass Set & Coffee Mug
Amazon.com has a prescription-themed drink kooler, a 3-pack shot glass set and a coffee mug. We’re not advocating any type of drinking or excessive use, but these are fun, and the coffee mug is great for caffeine addicts. All available from Amazon.com
$9.10 for drink kooler. Order online at http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mouth-Toys-Prescription-Bottle/dp/B006SNUVPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418655653&sr=8-1&keywords=big+mouth+toys+prescription+pill+bottle+drink+kooler
$9.13 for shot glass set. Order online at http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mouth-Toys-Prescription-Bottle/dp/B008X31ICA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418655621&sr=8-1&keywords=big+mouth+toys+prescription+pill+bottle+shaped+shot+glass+set+3-pack
BIG MOUTH TOYS PRESCRIPTION COFFEE MUG: Available from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.com
$10.43 for coffee mug. Order online at http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mouth-Toys-Prescription-Coffee/dp/B0085MQPSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418655588&sr=8-1&keywords=big+mouth+toys+prescription+coffee+mug&pebp=1418656047737
OPERATION SURGERY DOCTOR & MINI-DOCTOR FIGIURE DOLLS: 4GB USB Flash Drive from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.com
Operation Surgery Doctor and Mini-Doctor Figure Dolls 4GB USB Flash Drive
Amazon sells this cute doctor and "mini-doctor" 4GB USB Flash Drive. Great for storing music and photos and more. The seller claims it can be "reused over and over without loss of quality," and the high-quality plastic with which it is made is water-resistant. Comes with a stylus pen. Made by GadgetMe and available on Amazon.com.
$16.95 to $23.95 from Amazon. Order online at http://www.amazon.com/Operation-Surgery-Doctor-Mini-Doctor-Bundle/dp/B009ZNIS2A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418661764&sr=8-1&keywords=operation+surgery+doctor+4GB+flash+drive
MEDICAL GIFT THEME CHARMS: Featuring charms for doctors, nurses and hospitals, these can be customized. Available from the UK on Amazon. Photo: Amazon.com
Medical Gift Theme Charms
These charms, featuring doctors, nurses and hospitals, can be customized. Made of silver-plated zinc alloy rhodium. Available from Charms and Occasions UK on Amazon.com from the United Kingdom.
$15.00. Order online from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Medical-Gift-Theme-Charms-Hospital/dp/B007FQNFWM/ref=sr_1_66?ie=UTF8&qid=1418655512&sr=8-66&keywords=doctor+gifts
(Top image) BIG MOUTH TOYS PRESCRIPTION SHOT GLASSES: Available from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.com
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Scott is Director of Digital Content at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.