After a complete therapy or rehabilitation, you may want to express your gratitude to your physical therapist with a thoughtful gift. Chance is you have few ideas on what to give but unsure if it is appropriate or not.
Your physical therapist would surely appreciate anything that comes from you but if you’re struggling to give her or him the best gift then here’s a list to get you started.
Gifts Under $20
An insulated stainless steel travel mug is perfect for the physical therapist on the go. These tumblers from CafePress are available in a variety of designs that would make anyone smile.
Give a made-to-order custom mug from Zazzle to your physical therapist. This mug features words such as restore, motor control, strength, balance, etc. that your physical therapist can relate to.
Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, or Target are all great gift ideas for physical therapists. iTunes is a great gift card idea so your therapist can load up on apps, e-books, and music he/she can use for their practice.
Source: Publishers Weekly
Is your physical therapist a reader? Check out the Best Seller Books of the Year and grab a copy of a book you think they would be interested in.
PT Badge Reel
Wearing the same badge holder reel can get old, so why not gift a fun retractable badge reel they can dress up a bit? Etsy offers so many design styles to choose from that are not only super cute but also very affordable.
A personalized engraved leather custom keychain adds a more personal touch rather than a generic keychain for your physical therapist. Keychains make great gifts since they are practical, easy to buy, inexpensive, come in a variety of styles and colors and everyone uses them.
Tote bags have hundreds of uses. They are practical, yet stylish and also convenient and spacious. Your physical therapist can use his/her new tote bag for work, laptop storage, shopping, gym, travel and more so designing the perfect custom bag from CafePress would make a lovely gift.
A stainless steel double wall water bottle is perfect for busy physical therapist to keep their cold drinks cool and their hot drinks warm. These water bottles from Kohl’s come in six colors to fit everyone’s style.
A little humor goes a long way, so these physical therapist coasters from Amazon are anything but boring. These coasters won’t just protect their tables, but also add to their decor.
Source: Happy Socks
These fun and crazy socks are available in over 150 unique and colorful designs. Happy Socks are such a unique gift idea, but with all of the fun patterns available, your physical therapist will be leaving your visit with a big smile.
Gifts Under $50
Bouquet of Flowers
Source: From You Flowers
Flowers always make great gift ideas for physical therapists. A fresh beautiful bouquet of flowers will make anyone’s day and ordering them online to send directly to your recipient is easier than ever.
Threads for Therapy Shirt
Source: Threads for Therapy
A t-shirt designed with a meaningful and important message that brings stylish apparel to the streets is a great gift idea for a physical therapist. Threads for Therapy is an online boutique that helps fund therapy resources for kids with special needs.
Oil Diffuser Necklace
Source: Drops of Joy Jewelry
Aromatherapy does wonders for our mind, body, and spirit. Gifting an oil diffuser necklace will provide peace, calm, and clarity throughout their day. The best part, they can choose their favorite essential oils to use that they love the most!
Therapy Bangle Bracelet
A personalized therapy bangle bracelet from Etsy is a thoughtful option for your physical therapist. This particular bracelet includes a rhinestone letter charm, a thank you charm, a heart PT charm, and inspire charm, and a bead in the color of your choice.
An iPad case combines style and functionality. This one features a portfolio design with a microfiber interior to protect it against everyday wear. It is made of genuine leather which enhances its atheistic appeal.
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Get creative by building your own Erin Condren Life Planner for your physical therapist. With so many important dates, goals, birthdays, and meetings your physical therapist will definitely be putting this gift to use. If possible, try getting a planner in the year ahead so she can save it for future use.
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Enhance your physical therapist’s workspace with a unique desk accessory gift. UncommonGoods has a variety of desk accessories like this terrarium candle that is repurposed and said to bring luck to the home or office. This desk ornament can also be used as a paperweight, which is perfect for a physical therapist with lots of notes and paperwork.
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Another desk accessory option gift idea is a personalized hourglass. You can personalize this sand-filled hourglass with your physical therapist’s name and your choice of time-related verses. This unique gift idea will fill their hours with lots of joy and happiness.
A beautiful charm necklace that is handmade and personalized from an Etsy Shop is a beautiful gift option for the physical therapist in your life. This one is displayed on a gift card that says, Thank you for your part in my journey. This necklace features an initial charm, PT heart charm, and a birthstone charm of your choice.
Groupon is your one-stop shop for all of the best gift ideas. From fun experiences, fine dining, couples massages, and roundtrip vacations you can find virtually anything on Groupon that would make the ultimate gift for your physical therapist.
Gifts Under $100
Source: Things Remembered
Give the gift of organization! A personalized portfolio is perfect for home or office with durable slots to hold paper, pockets for cell phones, pens, and other work-related necessities. Engrave your therapist’s name on the front with this personalized padfolio from Things Remembered.
Source: The Crafted Basket
The Crafted Basket offers a wide variety of pre-designed gift baskets for any occasion. There are gift baskets for both men and women including relaxation packages, coffee and cookie baskets, shaving essentials, and many more. You are even able to customize your gift basket to fit all of your wants and needs.
Felt Letter Board
Felt letter board from Letterfolk is a stylish piece of home or office decor that would make a great gift. Your physical therapist can write out quotes, phrases, milestones, and other messages.
Give your therapist the gift of a digital assistant with an Amazon Echo device. An Amazon Echo device is a hands-free speaker system that you can control with your voice. It has the ability to play music, make phone calls or texts, and also provides a wealth of information from news, weather, sports scores, and more. This is the ultimate gift of technology that will be appreciated and well-used.
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With all of the technology we have today, a charging station is a great gift idea, especially for those who use their cell phones, tablets, and other devices throughout the majority of their day. You are able to power your device with this Belkin Charging Dock and charge not only your iPhone but also an Apple Watch simultaneously.
Monogram Passport Case & Luggage Tag
If your physical therapist enjoys traveling, a monogrammed passport case and luggage tag would make a great unique gift. These items by Cathy’s Concepts are available in vibrant colors to make it easier to find when going through the airport. This gift set provides both a custom touch and is a tasteful gift with personalization.
Luxury Throw Blanket
Gifting the perfect combination of luxury and cozy in one blanket is the perfect gift idea. This faux mink luxury throw from Brookstone features a silky-soft fabric on one side and ultra-plush faux mink fur on the other size. It’s a great gift to snuggle up with and adds a little touch of luxury to your living space.
Fantasy Jellyfish Aquarium
Source: Sharper Image
A unique gift experience if the fantasy jellyfish aquarium from Sharper Image. This is a maintenance-free oval aquarium that features lifelike jellyfish that float and sway with different color modes that provide a relaxing, stress-free environment that is great for the home or office.
Gifts Under $200
Source: Uncommon Goods
The office decor is a wonderful gift for a physical therapist. This incredible sand art wall piece from Uncommon Goods is sealed in a wooden frame featuring colored sand and water shifts throughout the image. Your therapist can display this gorgeous piece in his/her office for a tranquil and calming environment.
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Another great office decor gift idea is a wooden sign. Magnolia Market has a variety of wooden signs to choose from with inspirational and motivational quotes your therapist is sure to love.
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A beautiful office decor piece that would make a lovely gift is a cork globe. This is such a unique piece that is eye-catching and stylish. Your therapist can track their travels using color-coded pushpins and use your gift as a conversational piece in their home or office.
Everyone loves a nice watch, but why not gift one that you can put your own stamp on? Treehut has a selection of watches that are unique in design and customizable. Engrave your own personalized message onto the back of this watch and gift it to your physical therapist for a gift they’ll not only wear but also cherish for years to come.
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A travel bag is such a versatile gift. Your therapist can use this Landon Carryall Bag from the office to the gym. It features ample space for clothing and shoes, a padded laptop sleeve, additional pockets and pouches for storage, and a protective water bottle pocket. This travel bag comes in two sizes and a variety of colors to choose from.