Do you know someone who is studying for their PhD or doctorate? Are you looking for a gift for them that shows that you know, understand and appreciate all the work they are doing in order to earn their PhD?
You’ve come to the right place! We have a few PhD holders here at Good Gifts Guide, so we have a good understanding of what your studious friend might be going through. Which is why we’ve also got some great gift ideas that would be perfect for PhD students.
Check out our gift guide list below and choose the perfect present for your PhD studying friend or relative. We know there’ll be something there that they will really like!
PhD Student Gifts
Let’s start with the funny T-shirts – if your student would like the world to know that they are studying for their PhD, then they might like one of these:
Coffee is a staple for most PhD students, so a coffee mug that understands the difficulties involved with getting a PhD are sure to be a hit!
And, they’ll need to fill those coffee mugs with some coffee, so gifts like these could come in very handy:
Snacks! Every PhD candidate needs snacks – the late nights, the huge workload and the lack of time are all easier to manage with snacks!
How about a magical notepad that can take your handwritten notes and send them to the cloud? Sounds too good to be true! It’s not magic, it’s real, and it’s called a Rocketbook.
If they need a bit of motivation and inspiration to keep working, maybe some of these would help.
On a more practical note, they might appreciate something to help them with planning and organization:
If they’re writing their thesis or dissertation, chances are good they are spending a lot of time in front of their computer screen. Some blue light blocking glasses might help to ease the strain on their eyes.
Keeping track of all of their research can be difficult, but marking lines in a book doesn’t have to be if you get them some of these book darts! Perfect for marking not just pages in a book but also the line or section that they might need to revisit.
A smart looking messenger bag or briefcase is extremely handy for carrying everything around campus, and it can fit their laptop too.
Getting your PhD is a busy and stressful time, but you should always make time to relax!
Sometimes you’re just looking for a small gift to let them know you’re thinking about them. A keychain like this fits the bill – it would also make a great stocking stuffer if your PhD student is home for Christmas!
And, finally, because they really need to take care of themselves during this busy and stressful time, how about a smart watch? It will help them to stay on time as well as track their health and fitness as well as sleep cycles.
Any of the above would make a good gift for PhD students but, if you’re looking for something more personal, they’d also probably appreciate a home cooked meal, a load of laundry done or some other sort of help around the house.
Their priority and time needs to be spent working on their PhD so any kind of help you could offer them would also be greatly appreciated.
Happy Gift Giving!