The gift giving season is officially here. In addition to assisting with your claims management, we also want to try and make your holiday season a little less stressful by providing some unique gift ideas for the healthcare professional, or professionals in your life. So whether you want to show appreciation for your employees, got roped into a Secret Santa, or even if you're a patient who stumbled upon this post, you're sure to find something good.
At first glance these just look like shapes with eyes, but after examining the tag you realize you’re looking at a gigantic version of the common cold. Anyone who works in healthcare will get a kick out of these, and when someone asks them what they got for Christmas it’s fun for them to just say “the flu” and watch the reactions.
We all know that the healthcare industry is a fast-paced environment. This mini dry-erase board is a great way to keep track of all your tasks and not forget that one important thing. It’s also a great alternative to writing everything on your arm.
A lot of people start their day with a cup (or two) of coffee to get them up and running. If you know one of these people, hit the Internet and do some research on a good local coffee company and get them a bag to enjoy in the morning. You can also see if any of the roasters offer sampler sets if you’re not sure what kind to get.
This goes right along with the coffee, and if this mug doesn’t scream “healthcare professional” I don’t know what does.
5. Homemade Baked Goods
We checked multiple blogs and message boards to find gift ideas for the hardworking people in healthcare, and baked goods was one of the most popular suggestions. If you’re not very good in the kitchen, Danish butter cookies are always a good backup.
6. Holiday Card
The other suggestion we found via message boards was a good old fashioned holiday card. It shows that you appreciate all of the hard work the staff does to keep everything going smoothly with their patients as well as billing.
The medical field can be a hectic place. Don’t settle for a regular stress reliever; get one with a healthcare theme! This unique squeezable ball will definitely be a hit in the back office.
8. Ergonomic Computer Accessories
We touched on this last year with the keyboard, but using a mouse for hours on end puts strain on the wrist as well. Luckily, there are plenty of aesthetically pleasing options when you’re looking for peripherals to help the healthcare professionals in your life get some hand and wrist relief.
Cleaner air is always a good thing. Instead of an expensive air purifier, get an indoor plant that does the same thing. They’re usually inexpensive, easy to care for, and nicer to look at than a little box making white noise in the corner of the office. The link above gives a lot of options and some brief tips on how to care for each one.
10. Funny Desk Calendar
The healthcare industry is a difficult place to work. Whether the healthcare professional in your life likes funny quotes, comics, or cat pictures, a funny daily calendar will add an extra laugh to their day.
For even more ideas, check out our list from last year!