Working in the dental field can be a hard and thankless job. No one likes going to the dentist, and even though everyone’s leaving with gleaming smiles, the hygienists themselves don’t get much of the credit.
Our list of 30 must buy gifts for dental hygienists already has the perfect items.
Whether it’s for an event, or simply because they deserve it, our list has the ideal gifts for you, your friends, and your family
For outdoor nights: Outland Firebowl Fire Pit
Imagine gentle summer evenings sitting around a fire in your garden, drinking cold beers and laughing amongst friends, or clustered together wrapped up warm, breath coming in misty gouts.
A fire pit is the perfect choice for every household.
It acts as a literal campfire, letting you smoke meats, cook marshmallows and more. But unlike normal campfires, a standing fire pit like this evades almost all campfire bans. (Make sure you still check!)
It comes almost fully assembled, meaning you can have this up and running in literal minutes.
Take it out of the box, plug in the 10ft hose and link it up to a standard propane tank, and get started.
UV and weather resistant, it can safely be left outside as long as it’s covered, and will last for literal years.
For time telling: Speidel Women’s Scrub Watch
You can’t wear a normal watch when you’re working in most medical roles, and that extends to a whole lot of dental hygienist jobs.
A stylish watch like this is designed specifically for use in medical roles.
It’s perfect for dental assistants with its small size, highly visible face that’s obvious instantly from any angle, and wide variety of styles.
It’s also fully hand washable, because it’s waterproof up to 50m.
You can even wear this in the shower and it’ll walk out with you fine!
For toasty toes: Warmies Women’s Microwavable Boots
After a long day on your feet, nothing is better than sitting back, taking the pressure off your feet and relaxing.
Those booties are warm and comfy, hugging your feet in thick material, with extra-thick soles for support.
If you need a little extra warmth, pop them in the microwave for ninety seconds and they’ll come out toasty hot, melting the day’s pressures away.
They come in 6 different colors, one size fits most.
For infused solutions: Uendure Glass Tea Infuser Bottle
Whether it’s tea, coffee, or something a little … stronger, we rely on our drinks to get us through the day.
If you know someone who loves their hot drinks, this tea infuser is a beautiful choice. Made from environmentally friendly, doubled walled glass, it keeps drinks warm for much longer than a standard bottle.
The infuser can be used with teas, fruits and smoothies, or even as a matcha shaker!
Fitting in almost all cup holders, and easy to carry around with you, it’s great for work, and also for yoga and other exercise, walking, and more.
Plus, it already comes in a beautiful gift box, with a bow. It’s literally ready to give. Now that’s amazing!
For the perfect glass of wine: Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper
One of the best ways to relax is to sit down in the evening or dinner with a glass of wine. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll know that wine served from a carafe is just so much better.
The shape lets it aerate and breathe, which hugely improves the flavor, allowing you to enjoy it that much more.
The gentle curves and oaken stopper are beautiful, making a carafe like this a fantastic centrepiece to a table, and can be used for any drink, not just wine. In France, restaurants use carafes like these to serve plain water!
For more relaxing baths: LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Set
A relaxing bath melts away the cares of even the most stressful day, and a bath bomb turns any bath into an experience for the senses.
Each of these twelve hand made bath bombs is packed with luxurious moisturisers and skin softeners, explodes with scent, and dissolves into soft, caring color that washes away completely once you’re done.
Made in Cali out of natural US ingredients, these are the perfect gift for someone who needs a little more relaxation in their life.
For the personal taste: W&P Homemade Gin Kit
If you love gin, then making your own is the perfect next step. This kit has literally everything a dental assistant needs to get started.
All of the bottles, strainers and other tools, as well as high-quality juniper berries and a smoky spice mix for flavor.
It only takes a couple of days for the flavor to work its way in, then you’ve got half a bottle of your own spiced gin to share with friends and family.
The best thing is, once you’ve finished it all, you can buy more raw materials and just make more!
For beautiful storage: Birando Wave Wine Rack
Mixing modern design with a traditional appearance and feel, friends and family will love the look of this wine rack, wherever you decide to put it.
Available in black or terracotta, the wave design locks together, allowing it to hold up to 12 bottles while spreading the force in absolute safety, and takes literally minutes to assemble.
For scentsational relaxation: Pure Jolly Aromatherapy Oils
It’s proven that smells can really affect how we feel. Just think about the clean, sterile smell of your dentist’s office and how it makes you feel to know that.
These six essential oils will fill your home with soft, calming scents.
Each of the scents is hand chosen, and can be used as massage oils, in vaporizers and diffusers, burners, for perfume making and more.
They’re perfect as a starter set, and great when bought alongside a way to use them, including.
For the essential… oils: InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser
The best way to fill your home with pleasant smells, an oil diffuser like this is simple to use, great looking, and a fantastic gift.
Fill the built-in tank with water, add oils, then set it in the dental office and forget about it.
It can be set for continuous misting, or pulse on every one, three or six hours, just like commercial air-fresheners. Except without all of the artificial additives, and at a fraction of the cost.
Small and attractive, the wood grain finish lets this look at home anywhere, a coffee table in your living room, on your night-stand, or even in the waiting area at a dental surgery.
For birthday treats: Happy Birthday Gift Baskets
A gorgeous gift with that bespoke feel, these luxury gift baskets by Beets and Apples have a whole host of treats inside.
Sink into utmost relaxation with rose scented pink clay bath salts and soft goat’s milk soap.
Bathe in the gentle scent of the lavender soy candle. Enjoy a taste of luxury with handmade, deliciously dark chocolate, and finish by pampering sore lips stuck behind a mask all day with coconut and beeswax lip balm.
Gift baskets are available themed for almost all events, or even as a gift just because, so you’re sure to find something your loved ones will, well, love.
For bath time luxury: Home Spa Gift Basket
Spend a relaxing evening calming down in the bath with this home spa gift set. Start with bath salts and a fizzing bath bomb to fill your bath with invigorating minerals.
Then work away the stresses of the day with a renewing body scrub packed full of shea butter and vitamin E and the soft bath puff.
Finally, relax back and let the scents of white roses and jasmine take all your troubles away.
The perfect birthday or holiday gift, it comes in a cute golden bathtub, and has the option of a personalized gift message.
For picnic fun: Picnic at Ascot Insulated Picnic Basket
Nothing’s better in summer than sitting out in the warm sunlight, with friends and family, sharing good food, laughs, and maybe a couple of drinks.
If you’re heading out for a picnic, you need a proper basket.
Fully insulated, heat-sealed and leak-proof, this will keep food hot for hours. It holds up to 65lbs, including a full dinner service for four. Plates, flatware, even four full sized wine glasses, which all comes included.
Even better, it folds down flat when you’re done, making the whole clean-up and travelling home much simpler.
For plant based serenity: Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai
Bonsai are beautiful gifts that look amazing whether they’re sitting on your coffee table, or tucked into a corner of your dental office desk.
Juniper trees like this are hand picked and crafted to size, and come in a split pot that has the tree itself and a tiny little water feature.
Be careful though. Looking after bonsai isn’t like looking after normal flowers. It can take a little bit of work and a lot of practice, but the end result is definitely worth it.
For weary feet: QUINEAR Shiatsu Foot Massager
After a long and hard day at work, refresh your tired feet with a relaxing shiatsu massage. Automatic and packed with technology, with 6 massage intensities, 2 kneading speeds, and 2 levels of heating, you can lie back and let yourself get pampered, the perfect way to calm down before bed.
It’s even got some smart safety features, like a 20 minute auto shut-off, in case someone accidentally falls asleep using it. Which is more likely than you think considering how comfortable it is!
For workplace organization: 3 Tier Rustic Wood Desk Tidy
We all know someone who likes a clean and tidy desk, and probably someone who needs to clean their desk. When you’re working in the dental field, precision is important, and so is knowing where everything is.
That’s why a desk tidy like this is a great option, especially if someone’s heading to a new role. Get them started as a dental assistant properly, and let them set up their desk with this three tiered, attractive cherrywood finish tidy.
Large enough for pens, clips, post-its, even your phone, it’s a great desk companion.
For an amazing decoration: Ecosphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
If you’re buying for someone who loves unique gifts, the weird and the extraordinary, this is a perfect gift.
Each one of these perfectly polished glass spheres is an entirely self sustaining ecosystem.
They contain plant life, algae, even tiny shrimps. When you receive it, all you need to do is set it up on a stand and watch. You never need to add food, change the water, or do anything else. Only sit and watch the environment inside change and evolve.
Perfect for the lounge, an ecosphere makes an interesting talking point no matter where it is, and because it keeps changing, always gives you something new to look at.
For stormy days: Constantinople Storm Glass Weather Predictor
The weather can make a huge difference in your plans, especially when you’re heading off to work. Online apps and weather channels are only so good. Barometers have been used for hundreds of years, and now you can join that same tradition.
A storm glass weather predictor works on the same grounds. The chemicals inside of each gorgeous glass teardrop change based on outside pressure and temperature, so you can tell at a glance what the weather outside is likely to be.
Stunningly attractive, they also look like a piece of modern sculpture, so you’re not just buying a weather reading gift, you’re buying home art as well!
For unlocking tight necks: MaxKare Neck and Back Shiatsu Massager
Spending all day hunched over a chair working with clients can leave people with sore and painful necks or backs. After a week of this, some relief is definitely appreciated.
Imagine resting back into your favorite chair after a long day’s work, and feeling the pillow against your next slowly kneading away all of your worries.
With adjustable heating elements and 4 kneading massage nodes, this pillow comforts tired muscles. It can be used on any part of your body, and the pillow itself has a convenient strap that allows it to attach to any conventional chair, or even in your car!
It’s even safe for your favorite hygienist to use in bed.
In case you fall asleep, it has a built in automatic safety shut down, and an overheat function that powers it down if it gets too warm.
For soothing sore backs: Zabrina 16 Piece Hot Stone Massage Set
Hot stone therapy is an amazing way to unwind and restore aching muscles. The combination of soft weight and deep heat that penetrates through your body and works all of the long held aches away is hard to explain until it’s been experienced.
This kit contains everything needed for a hot stone massage, exactly like you would get in a luxury spa. You get 8 small stones for hands and feet, 4 larger stones for arms and legs, and 4 more large, heavy stones for gentle back pressure.
Hot stone therapies can increase circulation and break down toxins, as well as help relax. They’re the perfect gift for someone who has a high stress job, like dental nurses!
For organizing your jewels: Multi-compartment Jewellery Box
Organizing jewellery can be hard work, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a big collection. Life’s a lot simpler when everything is held and in its place in a jewellery box like this.
Compact and discrete when closed, it easily fits in deeper drawers, or under the bed or vanity.
But opened it fans out, hidden flaps and drawers unfurling, giving you ample storage space for necklaces, earrings, rings, and more.
It’s made from deluxe synthetic leather, it’s tough enough to shrug off little scratches, but still looks smart enough to suit a boutique store, and the inside is soft and snugly velvet and mink flannel.
It also has a built in carry handle when closed, so you can bring everything with you to events and little weekend breaks!
For luxurious bath times: Bamboo Bathtime Caddy
Everyone loves to wind down at the end of the day with a nice warm bath. A bath caddy like this just makes it that much better.
Made of hard-wearing, waterproof bamboo, it’s light but tough, and looks gorgeous.
The adjustable width lets you adapt it to perfectly fit your bath. With space for towels, a candle, soap and shampoo, as well as a really smart wine glass slot that holds a glass in place and stops it from toppling over, or even worse, landing in the bath with you!
Suitable for one person, or for more intimate two-person encounters.
For the ultra-organized: Personalised notebook
You probably know someone who keeps their entire life written down, so they know exactly where they should be in every single minute of the day. And you probably know someone who could do with a little more organization in their lives.
Whatever the situation, this notebook is perfect for it. A5 sized, with ruled, high-grain quality pages, it’s classy and reliable without being ostentatious. If you want a little more flair, you can buy them in a wide range of colors.
The built in marker ribbon, elastic pen holder and elastic note strap keeps everything together, and to make sure you, and everyone else knows it’s yours, you can get it personalised with a name and message!
For haute cuisine: Resafy Magnetic Wooden Knife Block
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the tools everyone uses most are a good set of knives.
But a quality set of knives need to be looked after, and that means you need dedicated space for them.
A standing knife block like this doesn’t take up as much space as a traditional knife block.
Knives just snap on to it, keeping them safe and the edges sharp.
Balancing a stark design with traditional materials, it looks at home in every kitchen.
For natural balance: Vremi Gardening Toolkit
It’s proven that spending time in nature calms and relaxes us, and there’s no better feeling than looking out into a garden blooming with life, and knowing that you created all of it.
Give that gift to someone else with this full gardening toolkit.
It comes with everything you need to start gardening, including high-quality, rust resistant stainless steel and aluminum tools, a set of tough garden gloves to keep hands soft and safe, and a heavy duty canvas storage bag to keep it all in.
This would make a great gift for someone who has just moved into a new home, or bought alongside herbs and plant seeds to give someone a head start!
For the indoor gardener: Indoor Herb Starter Kit
A fun gift for almost anyone, a herb gardening kit is a cute little project that everyone can appreciate.
US grown and completely certified fully organic, everything in this pack is all-natural and all good for you, even the soil is all natural!
Each kit contains enough pots and seeds to grow five varieties of herb, including basil, cilantro, parsley and more.
They can be an educational experience with the kids as they grow, and a talking point at the next dinner you have with friends, when you point out that they’re eating herbs hand grown by you!
For better mornings: Wood Grain Dawn Alarm
Banish groggy mornings and wake up naturally feeling refreshed with a dawn alarm.
Unlike traditional alarms, or your phone, which blast you awake with a blaring siren or artificial, annoying buzz, a dawn alarm like this slowly increases in brightness over an hour, which gradually causes you to wake up in a natural way, and makes mornings feel that much better.
Programmable for weekdays and weekends, it also functions as a clock, bedside lamp, and radio.
For sweeter smelling days: Yankee Candle Scented Tea Light Gift Set
There’s nothing better than walking into a room to be greeted with a sweet, refreshing, welcoming smell.
This set contains 18 scented tea light candles and one votive candle burner, making it perfect for someone new to scented candles who isn’t sure about their preferences, or a great supplement to an existing collection.
If 18 candles are too many, 10 and 12 gift boxes are also available.
For voracious readers: Konrisa Metal Gift Bookmarks
Any reader knows the pain of losing their place in a book. This bookmark combines beautiful contemporary design with function. It’s small enough to be used for a dental assistant lunchtime handbag fiction book, or tucked away in a textbook to hold important places.
Feather shaped with attached gold plated butterfly charm and clouded crystal glass bauble, it comes in a gorgeous gift box that’s almost as attractive as the bookmark itself. So pretty that it might not even need to be bought to be used, this is a gift that everyone will want to steal when they see it.
Buying dental hygienist gifts doesn’t have to be hard. It’s a job that takes dedication, long hours, and hard work.
That means gifts that make life easier are always going to be appreciated. Things like:
· Pampering gifts
· Gifts to help around the home
· Items that help someone relax and unwind at the end of the day
· Or things that someone wants for a hobby that they love are perfect choices
If they’re not someone who generally spends ages in the bath, and you’re still not sure what to buy, practical gifts are also useful.
· Gifts for the home
· Items that help them with work
Whether you pick gifts to help them unwind after work or something for dental hygiene student that allow them to have some fun, it’s just the thing to tell them you love and appreciate all they do for you and their patience!
If you have any tips for picking the perfect gift for dental hygienists, don’t hesitate to share them! Real life examples are always appreciated as well.