With the holidays approaching quickly, I thought I’d share the best gifts for speech language pathologists that your favorite therapist will actually use and love! These gifts could also be great for a newly graduated SLP or a thank you gift for a mentor, supervisor, or professor. If you’re an SLP reading this list, please comment below with the favorite gift you’ve ever received!
Best Gifts for Speech Language Pathologists
1. WaterColor Art Work
These beautiful watercolor pictures will surely brighten up any SLP’s office! This is a unique present that will definitely show your therapist that you were thinking of him/her! (Note- These pictures come unframed. To really amp up the present, frame these pictures before giving them).
2. S’WELL WATER BOTTLE
Another favorite gift of mine is a high-quality water bottle. SLP’s do A LOT of talking all day. These water bottles keep water cold for up to 36 hours. The bottles come in a variety of colors and sizes!
3. TOTE BAG
Most speech pathologists find themselves lugging around materials daily. Wether it’s testing kits, therapy toys, or craft materials, a therapist will put this tote bag to good use!
4. NECK AND BACK MASSAGER
Maybe this isn’t the most traditional gift for a speech language pathologist, however it will definitely be an appreciated one! Most SLP’s sit for periods of time to do billing, write therapy notes, or write evaluations. This reasonably priced massager will help your favorite SLP feel a bit more relaxed while getting their work done!
5. PERSONALIZED STATIONARY
This gift will show the receiver that you really thought about them! These personalized notecards are a great addition to your SLP’s desk.
6. SLP Mug
This mug is so cute and special for an SLP!
7. SLP POUCH
This is a special little bag that will make your SLP smile! Plus, it has a beautiful message on the back of the bag. Use this little pouch as a holder for a gift card or just give as is!
8. BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Many speech language pathologists use music during therapy sessions. This small, portable bluetooth speaker would be an excellent addition to any therapist’s tools.
9. MARKER PENS
This fun set of pens is most likely not something a speech pathologist would buy themselves. However, as a therapist myself, I love to use different colored pens and markers when organizing notes or writing out different things during therapy sessions.
10. GIFT CARD
Last but not least, a gift card will ALWAYS be appreciated!
For further reading, check out: 10 Items Every New SLP Should Have.