Finding the right gift for women who are doctors can be a daunting task. The authors of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” can help with this sometimes grueling process. Here are some suggestions for gifts that your special person will love.


“At the beginning and end of my shift, I can go into my tote and find exactly what I need. Whether it be my comb or my reliable water bottle, I always have my must-haves at my fingertips. The perfect tote has both pockets on the inside and outside. The more storage area the better!”

-Amber Robins, MD, MBA Family Physician


“If you are looking for the perfect set of scrubs, my advice is to choose a scrub set which is good quality and feels comfortable all day. Some of my friends recently tried…Medelita scrubs and swear by them. As long as they are comfortable, the right fit and are easy to ‘just pull it on’ I think it seals the deal and serves the purpose.”

-Surabhi Batra, MD, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and Stem Cell Transplant Doctor

“I really love the fit of the Medelita Argon Scrub pants.The fit is very flattering and the material is really durable and stain resistant.”

-Archana Shrestha, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician


“Grocery delivery service subscriptions such as Instacart & Shipt are convenient and have saved me so much time. Choosing items for meal prep/planning and comparison shopping can be done on the app. The only disadvantages are trusting someone else to choose your produce and not being able to use as many coupons as you would shopping in the store. However, the time saved is well-worth it.”

-Danielle Johnson, MD, Psychiatrist


“After being in the medical field with many long days and long nights, I have never had much time to give the right amount of attention to my hair. However, since I found this amazing line of products which I absolutely love, taking care of hair has not just been easy but super fun.”

-Surabhi Batra, MD, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and Stem Cell Transplant Doctor

“This unique hair care line takes an entirely new approach to over processed and chemical damaged hair and heals the hair from the inside out.”

-Angela Freehill-Brown, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon


“Add a little sparkle to your favorite doctor’s cup of coffee. An insulated tumbler will keep beverages warm for hours. Since it will be personalized with her name, it won’t get lost among all those other coffee cups at the office or hospital!”

-Alexandra Pinon, MD, Pediatrician


Going into your bag and taking out a beautifully designed business card holder can put some style into the way a doctor does her business. A business card holder can be an even more trendy gift if personalized.

“These are really great for gifting. Very stylish, well made and useful!!”

-Surahbhi Batra, MD, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and Stem Cell Transplant Doctor


Having a watch is an essential tool for any doctor. Whether it be for telling the time or using it for calculating heart rate, it can help save time and save lives.

“I can see my notifications quickly in exam rooms in case of emergencies. It also helps me track my fitness goals.”

-Kena Shah, DO, Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Doctor


Don’t know what quite to get? You can never go wrong with a gift card from stores like Medelita or even Starbucks. These can be the best go-to gifts for last minute shoppers. It will give your woman in a white coat the ability to choose exactly what she likes the most.


“Peppermint essential oil is my favorite. This really helps me when I’m stressed out on rounds. I apply to my temples and wrists and breathe deeply. Great adjuvant in conjunction with many other things for a moment of mindfulness and stress relief.”

-Bande Virgil, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist


Designed by a female clinician, Medelita white coats live up to their reputation of superior quality and fit. These lab coats are made of a fluid repellent, bacteriostatic performance fabric and are available in 6 different styles that come in either Classic Fit, Slim Fit, or Petite Fit.

“I never thought it would be possible to have a tailored white coat that is both stylish and comfortable. Medelita’s M3 Vera G. Slim Fit Lab Coat is the perfect fit for me in every way.”

-Amber Robins, MD, MBA, Family Medicine Physician


Some doctors may need an extra push to drop extra pounds. Purchasing exercise programs for them may help give them an additional incentive.

“Programs like Beachbody On Demand would help save women doctors a lot of time and money for working out. And since doctors often work odd hours, these online workouts can be done from the convenience of home or even a call room at any time. And the best part is that Beachbody programs totally work and deliver results. ”

-Archana Shrestha, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician


Even after reading dozens of books from medical school to taking their boards, some still love reading a good book in their down time. The Women in White Coats blog has published a list of 12 books they suggest would make excellent gifts for your someone special.

Also, you should check out our book “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” where you can learn more about our stories of burnout, choosing the right speciality in medical or dental school, dealing with stress at work or at home, becoming a mother, supporting a friend, and so much more!

Article also published on Medelita 

Dr. Amber Robins is a board-certified family medicine doctor practicing in Arlington, VA, and graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a recent Health and Media fellow graduate from Georgetown University and PBS News Hour. She is the author and founder of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” and “The Write Prescription: Finding the ‘Right’ Spiritual Dosage to Overcome Any Obstacle” with her own website and blog at