Graduating from medical school is a huge accomplishment, but once it happens, it’s time to start the first year of residency (aka, the year of no sleep and high stress). While you might consider getting them a medical-related gift like a doctor’s coat, the best medical school graduation gifts are actually non-medical related.
So, here are some great graduation gifts that either help them relax before diving into residency or make their life easier.
Medical School Graduation Gifts
What do you need after a long day of work as a doctor?
Wine, of course. With Winc, your gift receipient will receive monthly boxes of wine without having to worry. Take a load off, kick back and have a good, strong drink. You have earned it.
Small (Or Big) Vacation
A vacation, no matter the size, is exactly what someone needs before the long, grueling hours post-med school.
It doesn’t need to be a big vacation, it just needs to be some place they can really kick back and relax. Even a short weekend away in a relaxing Airbnb cabin is perfect (or something more extravagant if you want to plan a big trip)!
After graduating medical school, it’s time to start your career and, well, that takes a lot of time.
That means there’s very little time to clean, so an automatic vacuum like the iRobot Roomba will be really helpful. This revolutionary vacuum will do all the work for you, ensuring you come home to a clean home!
This neck massager is just what you need after a long day as a doctor.
It will give a deep, soothing and strong massage and keep your neck loose and relaxed. Look for it at your local Costco for a better deal!
You are going to need coffee after you graduate from medical school. Lots of coffee.
Thankfully, Keurig will make you a cup of coffee in no time with no hassle. Coming in a variety of models and colors, Keurig machines are an essential for a true coffee fanatic. Pair this gift with a variety pack of K-cups!
If you’re shopping for a medical school graduate with pets, an automatic pet feeder will come in handy.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to spend as much time with your loved pets as you would like after graduating from medical school. This will feed your little buddy multiple times a day and can even store a recorded message from you to play whenever food is dispensed!
Another thing that’s hard to find the time to do when working long hours is cooking. This is where meal subscription boxes come in handy.
Daily Harvest provides you with smoothies, bowls, and other healthy (but delicious) meals that you can make in minutes. They’re also pretty portable, so they can take them to work!
Real Eats is a meal prep delivery service that makes eating clean easy, quick, and straight-forward.
Created by real chefs, it is a painless way to cook up something special after a long day. They take only 6 minutes or less to cook and taste like a freshly made meal!
Grubhub or Postmates Gift Card
On a similar note, a gift card for a food delivery service like Grubhub or Postmates is the perfect gift.
After long stressful working hours, nobody wants to worry about cooking. With a food delivery gift card, they can order from their favorite nearby restaurants!
Note: Fees can be spendy, so aim for a $100+ gift card if you want them to be able to get a few meals worth.
A spa gift card is a wonderful present for someone who is struggling with the long, tiring hours of a post-med school life.
A day at the spa is as relaxing as it gets. It is a wonderful way to melt off the stress and tension of long and exhausting days.
A massage can go a long way to relieving stress and tension.
A gift card for a massage (or multiple massages) can be heaven for someone who has recently graduated medical school. After starting residency, they’ll definitely end up using this gift card.
If you’ve got the money to spend, a Mirror home workout system is an amazing gift for a new doctor that likes to stay in shape.
They probably won’t have much time to visit the gym, but this device comes with countless routines and workouts.
House Cleaning Services
House cleaning services take care of one of the most annoying and persistent chores: house cleaning.
As a new doctor, they won’t have time to do everything, so they will greatly appreciate professional home cleaning. However, keep in mind that this will be one of the more costly medical school graduation gifts if you want to gift them multiple home cleaning sessions.
Laundry Cleaning Service
Doing laundry takes a lot of time and time is something med school graduates sadly don’t have.
Luckily, a laundry cleaning service takes care of the necessary evil of doing laundry and truly saves so much time (it’s also more affordable than you’d think).
An Instant Pot makes cooking anything much easier.
Simply pour all your ingredients in, set the timer, and go about your day knowing that a delicious meal will be waiting when you are done! With a ton of settings, you can really cook anything with this appliance.
Do you want a truly unique gift for a doctor-in-training in your life?
This custom doctor bobblehead toy is one-of-a-kind. It will arrive looking just like the budding medical professional in your life and will bring them plenty of laughter and joy.
This charming and hilarious candle is the perfect medical school graduation gift since they can finally say that they’re a doctor.
Plus, it smells better than you’d think, so they can light it up while taking a relaxing bath.
These hilarious notepads come with multiple cartoons that are perfect for medical professional.
You will have to take a lot of notes after you graduate from medical school, so why not do it on some notepads that will give you a solid laugh or two?
These unique coasters that contain brilliant anatomy images that are colorful and captivating.
They will surely catch a few eyes and start a few conversations. They don’t have any other coasters like this, that’s for sure.
This customizable doctor mug will let all your patients know your name and title without even looking at your name tag.
A perfect daily companion for your life after medical school, this is a mug that does the talking for you.
If you’re shopping for a new doctor who also has plants, watering them can be another tedious task that they don’t have time for. This small gift is thoughtful and can help clear their mind of another to-do!
Just fill them up with water and then let your plants do the rest of the work. Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some lovely plants!