If you count a therapist among the family and friends you’re shopping for this holiday season, you might already feel stuck for a gift. We mental health professionals can be a hard group to buy for. Luckily for you, we’ve scoured the internet to find the perfect thing.
The Bamboo Slate is a perfect gift for therapists. They can write notes by hand during sessions and automatically upload them as text on their computer or blue tooth enabled device. This saves time by eliminating the need to type out handwritten notes later.
“You say one thing but you mean your mother.” That’s psychology humor at its finest.
Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom
Irving Yalom has been a leading force in psychology for many years. This fall he released his final book, a memoir. It is a perfect read for anyone in the mental health field.
Every therapist needs this bag. It’s handy and quirky. It would be an especially great gift for those who have studied neuroscience or who are fascinated with biology and brains.
This journal makes the perfect gift. There are a few simple places for your to fill in but it’s basically ready to go and full of hilarious quotes.
As much as we therapists talk about self-care, we’re not always the best at doing it for ourselves. Every month, Theraboxes are curated by a group of therapists and filled with themed items to help your favorite therapist relax. You can order a single box or a subscription for up to a year.
An hour glass is a beautiful and functional addition to a therapy office. It allows both the therapist and the client to judge the time left in a session without having to constantly check a clock.
We’re all just basically sitting in our offices all day hoping to be as smart as Lucy.
The therapists in your life can find tons of books on this site and hold them all together with this brain. These bookends are a perfect addition to any bookshelf, especially a therapist’s bookshelf (pun intended.)
Keep your feet warm and be hilarious while you’re at it.
Just a note: some therapists are not able to accept gifts from clients. If you are looking for a way to express your appreciation to a therapist you see, it may be best to ask them ahead of time for their policy on gifts. A handmade treat or a card might be your best bet. If you choose to buy your therapist a gift, it is generally best to stay under $20.