If you have a doctor who has helped you through a particularly tough time or has given you excellent treatment, you may want to say thank you for everything she has done. A homemade gift is a perfect way to do this. There are many medical themed presents available in gift stores, but it is always nicer and more affordable to give someone a personalized homemade gift because it shows your gratitude and effort.
If your doctor helped you or someone in your family, make him a picture frame with a picture of your family inside. Many doctors like to display photos in their office that are sent to them by patients because it is a daily reminder they are appreciated and it helps instill faith in new patients. Choose a plain wooden frame from a craft store, and decorate it with paint, markers and stickers. Using foam letters, spell out a word like "thank you" on the front of the frame and let it dry for 24 hours. Slip a photo of your family inside and wrap the frame. Give it to the doctor in person, or mail it to his office with a small note.
Sometimes food is just as good at conveying your appreciation as any other gift. Ask your doctor for her favorite cookie or muffin, and bake her a basketful. If you're not sure what type she likes, make a variety of different flavors such as blueberry, banana, nut and chocolate. Arrange the muffins and cookies in a basket and cover them with plastic wrap. Tie a colorful ribbon to the basket and deliver.
Most doctors drink tea or coffee, so consider making your doctor a personalized mug or travel mug. Buy a plain mug from a craft store and decorate it with paint and embellishments. You can paint the doctor's name on the front and even try your hand at the doctors' symbol, which is a staff with a snake tied around it. You could even paint a cute slogan on the mug such as "Doctor Feel Good" or "Doctor McSteamy." If you know your doctor is an avid tea or coffee drinker, add in a bag of gourmet coffee or tea.
Making a tie is a lot simpler than you would think and since doctors wear them everyday, they can be the perfect gift. Decide whether you would like to make a serious or humorous tie and choose the material accordingly. Consider fabric with medical instruments printed on it, syringes, smiley faces or sayings like "this won't hurt a bit." Trace a tie pattern onto the material with chalk, and then cut the shape out. Sew the pieces together using a running stitch and iron them in place. Wrap the tie in colorful tissue paper and present it to your doctor.
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