If you have a doctor or nurse in your life this holiday season, one of the best gift ideas is a custom stethoscope. Creating a combination of thoughtfulness and practicality, your loved one will cherish this gift for years to come and think of you each day as they use their stethoscope to treat their patients.
When it comes to personalizing your custom stethoscope for your favorite nurse or doctor, there are many ways to do so. You can find the perfect finish to suit their personal style or add a fun pop of color to the tubing if they primarily work with pediatric patients.
However, one of the best ways to customize a stethoscope gift across the board is to add a personalizedstethoscope engraving.
An engraving on the stethoscope will act as a little message to your gift’s recipient each time they use the tool (which is quite often for most doctors and nurses!). That’s why it’s so important to customize your engraving to suit the personality of the medical professional who receives it.
Here are some of our favorite ideas when it comes to crafting the perfect stethoscope gift engraving.
Classic Name and Title
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the classic name and title combo. Simply include the doctor or nurse’s full name as well as any medical titles they’ve earned in a font that goes well with the stethoscope’s finish.
- John Smith, RN
- Dr. Jane Smith, MD
This type of engraving not only personalizes the gift, but can also be extremely helpful in the event that the stethoscope gets misplaced — there will be no question who it belongs to!
A Heartfelt Message
If your stethoscope gift is going to someone particularly special in your life, such as a romantic partner or family member, you may want to include a sweet message in your engraving so that they will feel your love and support each time they use their stethoscope in practice.
Or perhaps this stethoscope is a gift for a medical professional that changed your life. A message of gratitude, spiritual quote, or imprint of the life-changing date can be a heartwarming sentiment.
Just make sure to keep it short and sweet, as stethoscopes aren’t known for their extensive surface area.
A Funny One-Liner
If that doctor or nurse in your life has a particularly remarkable sense of humor, why not pay homage to that in your customized stethoscope gift? A stethoscope engraving is a great place to include a short and silly heart-related line or pun that is sure to make your gift recipient (and their patients) smile.
Here are some of our suggestions:
- Just beat it!
- Don’t miss a beat
- What a heartthrob!
Use this opportunity to get creative — as long as your joke is appropriate for the doctor’s office!
An Inside Joke
Have a wacky story or inside joke that only seems to be funny to you and your doctor or nurse friend? The engraving on their custom stethoscope is a great place to pay homage to your special relationship.
Depending on the length of your engraving, you may still have room to include your favorite healthcare practitioner’s name and title in addition to your inside joke.