6 Reasons Why Personalized Pens Make Great Doctors' Day Gifts

By Daniel Whitehouse

Doctors' Day Gifts - Personalized Pens video thumbnail with Michael and three featured pens beneath the title

6 Reasons Why Personalized Pens Make Great Doctors' Day Gifts

By Daniel Whitehouse

Doctors' Day is fast approaching, and those of us who appreciate the medical professionals in our lives might want to give them personalized gift pens.

With the onset of the pandemic, medical care has become even more recognizably important to society and to each of us personally.

Aside from the pandemic, if you’ve ever needed urgent care for yourself or a family member, then you may feel some deeper sense of appreciation for doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other members of the medical profession.

So, here’s... 

6 Reasons Why Personalized Gift Pens Are Awesome for Doctors' Day.

Doctors' Day Gift Pen - Engraved Cross Classic Century with Medical Clip Emblem Sticking Out of Shirt Pocket

Reason #1: Function

A good pen is a necessity for a doctor. While a lot of doctors are themselves diagnosable with a classic case of chicken scratch, they’re using pens every day to make notes, write prescriptions, and sign documents.

Indeed, a personalized pen is a gift they’re likely to use every day, and that means you’re actually giving them something valuable.

Reason #2: Convenience

Personalized pens are far from the bulkiest gift you could potentially buy them. 

They take up almost zero space, so your doctor isn’t going to be wondering where they need to make room for them.

Reason #3: Quality

Getting them a pen that lands more on the luxury side of things means they’re getting a gift that will stand up under daily writing use and will look professional. 

It also shows the level of your appreciation.

And it’s not a silly gift unless you get it engraved with something humorous.

Reason #4: Balance of Personal and Professional

The biggest reason why I think a personalized pen makes a great gift for doctors is that it perfectly balances the personal as well as the professional aspects of your appreciation. 

You don’t want to give them a gift that communications any assumption that you are closer than a doctor and patient should be.

But you don’t want to get them something that’s merely useful, merely pretty, or merely a symbol of their profession.

You want to get something that communicates your value in them as a specific person. And I think an engraved pen gift does all that and more. 

Reason #5: Definitely Non-Perishable

Some people like to get their doctors edible gifts like fruit baskets and candy. And while those make great gifts, they have a couple downsides.

First, you might not know what kind of food your doctor likes, whether or not they have a strict diet, or whether or not they’re allergic to certain foods. So, some food gifts might not be appreciated.

Second, edible gifts are consumed and then gone.

But personalized pens will likely go with them throughout their day. So they’ll have a small token of your appreciation for a lot longer.

Reason #6: Personalized pens are affordable (or at least reasonably so).

Some people like to go all out on doctor gifts, spending a bundle on tech gifts like smart watches and other gadgets. And while those things have a lot of appeal, not all of us can feasibly just get one for our doctor. 

That’s why personalized pens make a great alternative. You can get high quality engraved pens in a wide range of prices: from around $15 to $1,500.

With that said, here’s...

3 Personalized Gift Pens for Doctors' Day

#1: Rosewood Ballpoint and Case with Medical Engraving 


Rosewood Ballpoint Pen with Medical Engraving on Case writing a thank you letter


Our rosewood ballpoint pen is an affordable pen that not only looks great and but also comes with an engraved caduceus symbol on the case, representing the medical profession.


#2: Parker Jotter

Parker Jotter with Gold appointments held in hand - doctors' day gift

I am constantly recommending the Jotter to people. It’s the perfect functional, reliable click pen. It’s super affordable, and easy to use. I recommend the stainless steel and gold trim version for any medical staff member.


#3: Cross Classic Century Medalist Ballpoint with Medical Clip Emblem


Cross Classic Century Medalist Ballpoint with Medical Clip Emblem - Doctors' Day Gift Pen


If you’re looking to get a pen that’s thoroughly in the luxury range, I recommend the Cross Classic Century Medalist Ballpoint Pen with Medical Clip Emblem.

It’s a beautiful pen with chrome barrel and gold appointments, and the caduceus is set on the clip.

It's a quintessential doctor pen.


So, that’s our three recommendations for gift pens for doctors, but be sure to check out the wider selection of personalized pens on our website. I’m sure you’ll find the right one, and all of our pens come standard with free engraving.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do for doctor appreciation?

A great way to show your appreciation to your doctor is to get them a gift and write your doctor a small thank you note. 

Try to get them something that's unique to them, like a personalized gift, but not something that's too personal.

Is it appropriate to give your doctor a gift?

It is completely appropriate to get your doctor a gift so long as you don't get them something that breaches the professionalism of their work context or try to bribe them in some way. 

What kinds of gifts do doctors like?

Here's the three best kinds of gifts to get doctors:

  • Edible Gifts
  • Personalized Gifts
  • Tech Gifts

Doctors will like edible gifts (but see point #5 above about perishable gifts).

They love gifts that communicate appreciation. That is, they'll likely prefer gifts that have an aspect symbolic value that touches on themes of their profession and your experience as their patient. So a personalized gift fits really well.

They also will likely enjoy techy, gadget-type gifts. But these are the most expensive, so not everyone has the budget for them. 

DISCLAIMER: "more expensive" does not equal "best". You can find great ways to show appreciation without spending a lot of cash.


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Daniel Whitehouse is the President and CEO of Dayspring Pens. He uses his expertise with premium writing utensils to create exceptional, intentional products and craft easy-to-understand articles that help both new and experienced users learn more about their writing tools. He lives in Virginia where he and his wife are raising their four children.

To learn more about him and his insights about custom engraved gift pens, follow Daniel on LinkedIn.

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