16 Pharmacist Graduation Gift Ideas (Unique & Creative)

Studying for a Pharm.D degree takes all kinds of time and money. Graduating with that degree is a big deal and it deserves a celebration. Check out these great pharmacist graduation gifts for the new pharmacist in your life!

Pharmacist graduation gifts

pharmacist greeting card

A Funny Card: Pharmacist Definition Greeting Card

A great card is more than half the battle when looking for that perfect gift. Even when giving a boring gift like money, the perfect greeting card can make it one of the very best and most thoughtful gifts. This greeting card is a perfect pharmacist graduation card.

It’s funny and spot on, with its witty definition of a pharmacist. It reads like a dictionary entry for “pharmacist”. The definition it claims is “a person trained just to read doctor handwriting.” This is sure to make the new pharmacist laugh, even though they probably aren’t yet fully aware of how true this card will come to be! Write a nice thoughtful, congratulatory message inside the card and this will be the perfect mix of hilarity and sweetness.

letters to a young pharmacist book cover

An Inspiring Book: Letters to a Young Pharmacist Book of Advice

Complement that greeting card with a book and you have the perfect pharmacist graduation gift. Finishing school and starting a career is an exciting time but it can also be a scary one. Whether the new pharmacist in your life is outwardly apprehensive or not, they could definitely stand to benefit from a little helpful advice.

This book is packed full of solid advice, inspiration, and tips from accomplished pharmacists worthy of being looked up to. In pharmacy school, they learned the skills and rules of the trade, but there were undoubtedly some gaps in learning the practical day-in, day-out side of the job.

This book can guide them to navigate the professional challenges and opportunities they’ll face. It’s an easy and enjoyable read, filled with actionable tips and moving personal stories.

Apothecary style wooden desk drawer

An Appropriate Desk Accessory: Kate and Laurel Apothecary Wood Desk Drawer Set

The modern pharmacist is a role that evolved from that of the apothecary. An apothecary’s shop was not just a place to purchase medicine, but it was a marvel of organization and beautifully designed storage solutions. Storage accessories in the style of an apothecary are still quite popular.

This rustic finish 6-drawer apothecary desk organization tool is a nice nod to the history of the profession while also being a beautiful and useful storage solution for holding paper and little office accessories. Whether they use it at work or home, this adds a little touch of class to a desktop.

maple wood pen set

Personalized Pharmacist Pens: Thanh 39’s Personalized Maple Wood Case and Two Pens

Another way to add a little touch of class to the desk is this lovely personalized pen set. Both the maple wood case and the two maple pens are engraved with the pharmacist’s name. The case is also engraved with a pharmacy logo. The case and the pens show beautiful, high-quality craftsmanship.

A nice touch to this pen set is that the two pens are different. There is one roller ball pen and one ballpoint pen. This set is ideal for celebrating the accomplishment of making it through pharmacy school. It also makes a great keepsake item.

prescription coffee mug

Rx for Java: BigMouth Inc The Prescription Coffee Mug

As the new pharmacist doles out prescriptions to others, there is one script they’ll probably need to keep filling for themselves. This coffee mug is a tongue-in-cheek gift that highlights how a morning cup of joe is an elixir comparable to any pharmaceutical panacea.

This 12-ounce mug is designed to look just like any prescription bottle with some fun text like “Drink one mug by mouth, repeat until awake and alert.” Pharmacy humor is its own special kind of humor and this gag gift will fit right in.

When the new pharmacist brings this mug to work, all of the other pharmacists will be jealous!

shot glasses shaped like a prescription pills bottle

Rx for a Party: BigMouth Inc Prescription Pill Bottle Shaped Shot Glass Set

Like the prescription coffee mug, this is a tongue-in-cheek gift for some OTC “medicine.” Each of these shot glasses looks like a pill bottle and includes humorous text like “Take one by mouth, repeat until intoxicated.” These shot glasses might be especially appropriate for a graduation party where all the newly minted pharmacists are ready to let off some steam before settling into their new careers.

To make this gift even better, consider throwing in a bottle of Baileys or rum or tequila and a note about this being a prescription for fun. After all the stress of pharmacy school, they deserve to have a wild night before they start their career.

apothecary candles

A Beautiful & Fragrant Candle: Paddywax Apothecary Collection Scented Soy Wax Jar Candle

In the days of the apothecary, many medicines came in beautiful amber bottles. This candle captures that historical style so it’s a fun nod to the history of the pharmacy profession.

The soy Verbena & Eucalyptus candle smells divine and it will burn for a long time, up to 60 hours. The start of a new career is often a bit stressful.

There’s nothing like coming home after a stressful day of work, pouring a glass of wine or a mug of tea, lighting a nice candle, and reading a book. It’s a lovely way to unwind and feel the stress melt away.

decorative apothecary jars

Decorative Display: Mantello Decor Glass Apothecary Jars

In addition to the amber bottles for medicine, apothecaries also used a variety of other beautiful glassware for display. This set of three glass display jars is a nice reference to the apothecary-pharmacist history but also just a lovely way to display any number of things.

These would work to hold things like seashells, soap, candy, cotton balls, sugar, and more. They’d look great in the bathroom, the kitchen, or an office. The unique style may well be a conversation starter and the new pharmacist will probably enjoy getting to talk about the cool history of their profession.

pharmacy style wine bottle holder

A Unique Way to Hold Wine: WINE BODIES ZB1200 Pharmacist Metal Wine Bottle Holder

A nice bottle of wine always makes a great graduation gift, especially for a professional degree like a pharmacist graduation.

This gift lets you add a little whimsy to how you present that bottle of wine. This metal wine bottle holder is a kind of sculpture, designed to look like a pharmacist. The metal pharmacist cum wine bottle holder is made by hand from recycled metal. This makes it an eco-friendly gift as well.

This wine bottle holder is designed to hold just one bottle of wine and it needs a flat surface to stand on, like a kitchen countertop.

pharmacy themed cookie cutters

Something Sweet: SET of 3 Pharmacy themed cookie cutters

Making cookies can be a fun way to celebrate a person’s interests, at least when you have the right cookie cutters. This set of three pharmacist-themed cookie cutters fits the bill for the new pharmacy school graduate.

The three cookie cutters are a pharmacy logo, a pill bottle, and a mortar and pestle. The cookie cutters are made from 3D-printed plastics and they are dishwasher safe. To take this gift over the top, consider making a big batch of cookies using the cookie cutters.

Then, wash the cookie cutters and give them along with the batch of cookies. These cookies would be ideal for a pharmacist graduation party.

shiatsu foot massager

Relief for Tired Feet: Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat Function

Working as a pharmacist generally means long hours of standing each day. Especially over time, this can lead to sore and tired feet.

After a long day of work, there’s nothing that feels as good as a foot massage. This foot massager has a heat function that helps loosen muscle tension and deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes that help release muscle tension and get out deep and stubborn knots. It will also help boost blood circulation in the feet and lower legs.

This massager will fit an up to size-12 foot and features five different intensity levels. The controls are easy to use and the operation is quiet enough that they will be able to hear music or the television just fine while in use.

cards against humanity

A Game to Help Them Leave Work at Work: Cards Against Humanity

When starting a new job, it’s easy to bring the stressors of work home with you. This game is a great way to help them leave work behind and laugh with loved ones.

Hopefully, they won’t take offense when they realize that this is “a party game for horrible people.” So long as you yourself volunteer to play it with them, you should by fine. This game is definitely a true LOL kind of game and will sometimes even be a ROFL kind of game, or a living embodiment of the crying laughing emoji.

And even if they end up not loving the game itself, the game also advertises its box as “America’s #1 gerbil coffin” so there’s that.

women's shoe

Best Shoe for Standing: NIKE Women’s Tanjun Premium

Pharmacists are signing up for a lot of long days on their feet. The right footwear can go a long way towards making that a comfortable proposition or a nightmare leading to a lot of pain.

This Nike shoe won “Best Shoe to Stand in All Day” from runnerclick.com and it consistently earns a spot on best of lists elsewhere.

The injected comfort footbed insole is the key to this shoe’s success as a comfortable and supportive shoe. Nike may advertise it as a running shoe but for a career that requires you to be on your feet, it really excels as a standing shoe. The style is another plus with this shoe.

It comes in a range of colors and patterns, including some that will easily blend in with the nicer, professional clothing many pharmacists prefer to wear on the job.


The Home Version to Complement the Work Version: Granite Mortar and Pestle

A mortar and pestle is one of the tools of the trade for pharmacists, although it was used historically far more often than it is today.

You’ll still see the mortar and pestle used as a symbol of pharmacy. Whether your new pharmacist actively uses a mortar and pestle at work or not, there’s no reason they shouldn’t use the tool at home. Instead of grinding up medicines, they’ll use it to grind spices and to make guacamole.

This beautiful polished granite set will look great on a kitchen countertop when not in use so it serves a decorative function as well as a practical one. You get an avocado slicer with this as well so you’ll really be prepared to make some fantastic guacamole.


Fun Pill-Themed Pens: Emoji Stuff Retractable Ballpoint Pen Set

As the pharmacist grad prepares to start a life largely centered around pills, this is a fun and unique gift. This set of twelve colorful mini pens looks like a bunch of pill capsules. Each pill features an emoji-like facial expression.

When you remove one end of the “pill” it expands and turns into a usable pen! These pens would definitely be great conversation starters. They’ll also remind the new pharmacist that while their job is a serious one, they don’t always need to take themselves so seriously.

You might even say that you’re writing a prescription for fun! Using one of these little “vitapens” at work is sure to make co-workers and patients alike smile.

legal drug dealer fun shirt

A Funny Shirt: Legal Drug Dealer Pharmacist T-Shirt

If the pharmacy grad in your life is known for being the life of the party, they’ll love this shirt. It’s a joking shirt that tells the tongue-in-cheek truth about the job. This is probably not a shirt they’ll want to wear to work unless they’ve landed a job at a really laid back pharmacy.

It’s the perfect shirt, though, for a lazy weekend at home or for hanging out with friends. This unique shirt is 100% cotton and comes in a wide range of sizes. Getting through pharmacy school is hard work so a gift that will make your newly minted pharmacist relax and smile is a great idea.


If you’re buying a gift for a pharmacist graduation, you probably know other people who are also trying to decide what to give.

Share this list with these people but be sure to call dibs on the gift you plan to give! Do you have any ideas for pharmacist graduation gift that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments!

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