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Best Holiday Gifts for Traveling Therapists

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Ever since you decided to be a traveling therapist, your life has been filled with even more adventure and excitement. You’re always on the go, never sitting still for long. Your career takes you all over the place and as such, holiday shopping is quite different than it used to be. 

We’ve compiled this list of our favorite gifts perfect for the other travelers in your life or to serve as some suggestions to offer your family and friends. This article includes links to purchase these items online so they can easily be sent anywhere in the country.

1. A planner designed for healthcare travelers

Okay, I might be a little biased here because I designed the planner, but I 100% stand behind this planner being the PERFECT gift for any traveler in your life. It is the best planner designed with travelers in mind and gives pages for planning your packing lists, assignments, CEUs, and licenses. 

It also gives you space to plan by the year, month, and week. The weekly pages are my favorite to stay organized while I travel. 

a planner for traveling therapists

2. Gift Cards

Travelers are minimalistic people. We travel to assignments with the stuff we can fit in our car, or maybe we are flying and limited to our checked luggage. A gift card to your traveler’s favorite coffee shop, restaurant, or grocery store (I love Whole Foods cards!) can mean a lot and go a long way.

3. National Parks Pass

You can give your traveler the gift of adventure and nature through a National Parks Pass. For only $80 per year, you can gift your traveler an annual pass that gives entrance to all of the national parks across the United States. It’s a great deal and something that invites adventures. 

Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

4. Sound Machine 

A good night’s sleep is important to everybody, especially travelers. Travelers don’t know what their housing is going to be like from assignment to assignment. As I write this blog, the noise of a hammer drill from the street is overtaking my living room. Sometimes we have multiple roommates or live in hotels with thin walls. 

For these reasons, a sound machine is a great gift to give any traveler. They are small, portable, and can drown out the street noise to help us get a good night’s sleep. I’ve been sleeping with a sound machine for over 2 years and it makes a big difference in the quality of my sleep. 

5. Food Deliveries

Giving and getting food never goes out of style. If you are not close enough to gift your traveler some home-cooked food, there are many companies available that send yummy goodies. 

Some of my favorites:

Edible Arrangements (Fun fruit baskets)

Harry and David (Fruits, cheeses, meats, and sweet treats)

Legal Seafood Marketplace (New England lobster and goodies) 

You can also surprise your favorite traveler with delivery from a local restaurant on Door Dash or GrubHub. Just coordinate with them to make sure that they will be home to receive the delivery. 

The best holiday gifts for traveling therapists are often small because they need to be able to take the gift with them on their travels. What would you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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