It’s the most wonderful time of year! Christmas is almost here, and with that comes wish lists, yummy food, holiday music, family time, and priceless memories. We all know that being a medical student comes at a hefty price. From tuition to living expenses, the numbers seem to really add up. I decided to prepare a gift guide for medical students. If nothing else, it may give you some ideas for your Christmas wish list.
- Laptop. Any medical student would be thrilled to get a brand new laptop for school. I have found that my laptop is one tool I use more than anything else.
- Stethoscope. Need I say more?
- Step 1 study material. Purchasing textbooks or subscriptions can get to be really expensive. Why not ask your family to chip in or gift you one?
- Gift cards. These are my personal favorite. Gift cards to a scrub shop, coffee places, and clothing stores are the best.
- Coffee maker + cute mug. For the coffee drinkers out there (basically all med students), this is a gift that will keep on giving.
- Personalized planner or notebooks. Med students live on a schedule, so it would be nice to have a personalized planner for the Type A, organizational enthusiast in your life (like me) or a cute notebook to jot down notes in.
- Books. This is the perfect season for good reads. I can picture it now—cuddled up on the couch with a warm, fuzzy blanket + hot chocolate + good book.
- Pens + highlighters. Great idea for stocking stuffers. You can never have enough pens or highlighters.
- Artwork. A watercolor print of a heart would be perfect for a desk or bookshelf. Take it a step further with a print of a nephron or brain on a throw pillow.
- Gym membership. Taking a study break and doing something good for your body? Sounds like a win-win to me.
I hope this season brings you all lots of joy and laughter—Merry Christmas!