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33 Gift Ideas for Physical Therapists

Reward your physical therapist with the perfect gift that is not just thoughtful but practical as well. Here are 33 gift ideas that will make them smile and feel appreciated.

Female therapist assisting senior woman in lifting dumbbells at gym.

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

Travel Mug

Travel Mug

Source: CafePress

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.

Coffee Mug

Coffee Mug

Source: Zazzle

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.

Gift Card

iTunes page on a laptop screen.

Source: Apple

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.

A Novel

Best seller novels

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

PT Badge Reel

Source: Etsy

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.

Personalized Keychain

Personalized Engraved Pt Physical Therapy Genuine Custom Leather 3-inch Customizable Keychain
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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 Bag

Tote Bag

Source: CafePress

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.

Water Bottle

Water Bottle

Source: Kohl’s

A stainless steel double wall water bottle is perfect for the 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.

Coasters

3dRose Trust me Im a Physical Therapist. Therapy work humor. Funny job gift - Soft Coasters, set of 4
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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 décor.

Happy Socks

Socks in cheerful and colorful pattern.

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

Bouquet of flowers on a glass vase.

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

Threads for Therapy blue printer 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

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

Therapy Bangle Bracelet

Source: Etsy

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, an inspire charm and a bead in the color of your choice.

iPad Case

ProCase iPad 10.2 Case 2019 iPad 7th Generation Case, Slim Stand Hard Back Shell Protective Smart Cover Case for iPad 7th Gen 10.2 Inch 2019 (A2197 A2198 A2200) –Navy
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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.

Yearly Planner

Multicolored hexagon yearly planner

Source: Erin Condren

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.

Desk Ornament

A couple of terrarium candles

Source: Uncommon Goods

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.

Personalized Hourglass

Engraved transparent hourglass

Source: Personalization Mall

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.

PT Necklace

Physical therapist necklace in a box with a thank you note.

Source: Etsy

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 Deal

Groupon deal banner

Source: Groupon

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

Personalized Portfolio

Pebble Grain Padfolios

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 phone, pens, and other work-related necessities. Engrave your therapist’s name on the front with this personalized padfolio from Things Remembered.

Gift Basket

Lavender gift basket

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

Source: Letterfolk

Felt letter board from Letterfolk is a stylish piece of home or office décor that would make a great gift. Your physical therapist can write out quotes, phrases, milestones, and other messages.

Amazon Echo

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundle with Amazon Smart Plug - Sandstone
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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.

Charging Pad

Charging dock for iPhone and Apple watch

Source: Best Buy

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

Cathy's Concepts Personalized Leather Passport Holder & Luggage Tag Set, Pink, Letter B
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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

Brookstone Innovations Weighted Throw Blanket - Measures 48 in. x 72 in. - 12 Pound Weight - Taupe
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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

Oval-shaped 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

Sand Art

Aurora Borealis Sand Art

Source: Uncommon Goods

Office décor 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.

Wooden Sign

Pink wooden sign with border

Source: Magnolia Market

Another great office décor 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.

Cork Globe

World traveler's cork globes on a floating shelf.

Source: Uncommon Goods

A beautiful office décor 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.

Personalized Watch

Personalized watch with rose gold dial

Source: Treehut

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.

Travel Bag

Landon Carryall blue travel bag

Source: Dagne Dover

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.

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