Gift advice for a graduating (soon to be) Dentist

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  1. Antares macrumors 68000

    Antares

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    Okay, I'm wracking my brain trying to come up with a gift idea for my cousin who is graduating dental school. My family is pretty much just giving her money. Even though that's obviously very practical...I always find gifts of money very impersonal. I like giving unique, meaningful gifts when the occasion is a really momentous/important one (turning 30, wedding, buying first house, etc.). I'm known for coming up with really creative/touching things. However, I'm really drawing a blank on this one and it's killing me. :confused: And I have like two weeks and a half left.

    Do any of you guys have any gift ideas? Something to inspire me?

    Side note: For her college graduation, I arranged a special spa gift. So, that's out. She already has an iPod video and her boyfriend bought her an iPhone for Christmas. Computer stuff is pretty much out.

    Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How about a big fat wallet for all the chingaling she'll be banking.
     
  3. Antares thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Heh, heh. That's one the reasons I don't want to give her money as a gift.
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    One of those wind-up chattering teeth toys? :D

    (along with whatever you're REALLY getting her, of course.)
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Look here for gift ideas...



    Google is your friend... :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    A life time supply of sugar candies she can give to her customers when they leave, thus always having a supply of customers!!!!! :D
     
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    Beat me to it
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  10. Antares thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! I think I'm going to go with a combination joke gift (pliers or something similar that would terrify patients) :D and a personalized item which I'll mull over... I have 2 weeks to put it together.
     
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    If this person is going to soon go into private practice then you can get them novelty items to decorate their office for the kids, like a giant novelty over-sized toothbrush.

    (Although I'd assume that most new dentists need to work for someone else before starting their own practice, so this might not be a good gift yet.)
     
  13. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the same boat. My sister is graduating and is going to dental school.

    She's really into this Salem Northstar 60's looking flatware so I got her a serving platter, loaf dish, and a replacement salad plate (she broke one) plate from the set. I'm also still keeping my eyes open on ebay for other things of that nature.

    Other than that I wouldn't know what to get her. I feel like the plates are sentimental and she'll have them for the rest of her life.

    I would leave the joke gifts i.e. pliers, chatter teeth, etc until she graduates dental school.
     
  14. Antares thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's extremely expensive to start up a practice. She plans to do so down the line but would rather pay off her student loans before getting into even more debt starting a private practice.

    As a joke, I was contemplating a "pain jar." A big glass jar filled with teeth (fake teeth?) and some label saying "Dr ______ says: you're next" with some rusty pliers on top.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    A tuna fish sandwich. Dentists hate if you eat one right before.:D
     
  16. TSE macrumors 68030

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    How about an antique dentist tool or antique dentist chair, for decoration?
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ugh, seems I made a joke in this thread 5 YEARS AGO!!!
     
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    I was going to say a bag of Jolly Ranchers :)
     

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