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Best Medical Assistant Week Gifts: 25 Appreciation & Recognition Ideas

Best Medical Assistant Week Gifts: 25 Appreciation & Recognition Ideas
published: June 26, 2024

Medical assistants are the “right-hand” professionals to doctors and other healthcare providers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Their primary clinical tasks involve taking and recording patients' personal information and medical history. Other tasks that assistants are allowed to do vary by state and may include performing basic laboratory tests, disposing of contaminated supplies, and sterilizing medical instruments.”

Show your appreciation for these important caring professionals during Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek), which is celebrated during the third full week in October. This year, Medical Assistants Recognition Week is October 21–25, 2024, with Medical Assistants Recognition Day celebrated on October 23, 2024.

Besides hosting a recognition meal or award ceremony, say thank you with a thoughtful gift customized with your healthcare organization’s logo. Consider using one of the MARWeek logos provided by the American Association of Medical Assistants alongside for a special remembrance.

Here are some of the top appreciation gifts for medical assistants.

1. Quick Draw Retractable Badge Holder with Alligator Clip

Your medical assistants will appreciate these custom retractable badge holders. Practical and attractive, these ID badge reels will help your staff keep their badges handy and hands free. Made of durable plastic, they extend up to 30 inches for quick and convenient badge swiping.

2. 17 oz Gale Ceramic Mug

Looking for a perfect medical assistant gift? Look no further than this stylish mug that features a matte-colored exterior and interior as well as a uniquely textured base.

3. Fashion Fuzzy Feet Crew Socks

Help your team soothe those sore feet after a long shift with these personalized fuzzy socks imprinted with your healthcare logo. It’s a great way to show your appreciation for these important members of your team.

4. 40 oz Commuter Tumbler

One of the best medical assistant gift ideas is Crestline’s Elemental Commuter Tumbler. Its narrow base feature fits perfectly in a car cup holder or on your medical assistant’s desk. Whether your team loves smoothies, milkshakes, or tea, the triple wall insulation technology ensures this mug keeps drinks hot or cold for hours.

5. Merritt Eco Knit Full Zip

Show your appreciation during MARWeek with this full zip that’s not only stylish but sustainable, too. It’s made in a bluesign®-approved facility with 100% recycled polyester fleece and features a recycled zipper – all certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). In addition, one percent of all Eco sales are donated to environmental profits through a partnership with 1% For The Planet.

6. iTwist 5,000 mAh 6-in-1 Power Bank

If you’re looking for Medical Assistant Week gifts, consider this power bank, which contains enough power for more than two full charges of most mobile devices. Your team will love to twist the wrap-around universal charging cable to switch from Lightning to Micro USB connector and everything in between.

7. Conference Tote

Show your medical assistants how much you appreciate them with this branded tote. Versatile and stylish, these tote bags are roomy, functional, and constructed from durable poly-canvas. They feature a large zippered main compartment, front slip pocket with pen loop, and two mesh side pockets.

8. Wooden Planter Block

This herb planter set makes a nice gift for medical assistants during this special recognition week or on their day. Customize it with your healthcare logo. It comes with a wooden cube planter, a seed packet, peat pellets and packaging wrap with printed planting instructions.

9. Everlasting Throw Blanket

Show your appreciation during Medical Assistant Week with this stylish blanket, featuring a classic subtle woven herringbone pattern with fringe layers. Your team will appreciate this useful blanket for cool nights, camping trips, or even movie evenings at home.

10. Oblong Designs Badge Reel Charm

ID badges don’t have to be boring. Accessorize identification with this badge reel charm. Featuring a frosted body style, this charm makes a fun and affordable medical assistant gift. Pass them out a team recognition breakfast or lunch.

11. Crate Full of Snacks

Show your appreciation to your entire medical assistant team with this large collection of tasty snacks. Shipped in a sustainable basswood crate, this gift is packed with a variety of gourmet treats including bite-sized cookies, caramel corn, chocolate dipped pretzels, and more. It’s a festive addition to your break room during Medical Assistants Week.

12. 24 oz Takeya® Water Bottle

If you’re looking for medical assistant gift ideas, consider these insulated stainless steel bottles that keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. It features a drinking spout lid as well as an easy-to-open, leak-proof, insulated lid.

13. 12-Can Lakeside Cooler

Keep your brand top of mind for your medical assistants team even when they are away from work with this fully insulated, waterproof cooler. Imprint it with your healthcare organization logo; your staff will appreciate this useful gift with a main compartment that holds 12 cans plus ice.

14. Gravity Neck & Shoulder Relaxer

One of the best gifts for medical assistants is one that promotes relaxation. Healthcare can be a stressful job and taking the time for self-care is important. Made of dense, soft foam, this relaxer provides a comfortable and supportive base to help your team take a break.

15. 48" Arc Two-Tone Inversion Umbrella

Nothing is appreciated more than words of thanks and a useful gift. These custom umbrellas fit the bill. Made with a pongee material, the 48" canopy offers a large imprint area for your healthcare logo, keeping your organization in mind, even on wet and rainy days.

16. MopTopper™ Stethoscope Stylus Pen

You don’t need something expensive to celebrate Medical Assistant Recognition Week. These mop top novelty pens are a simple, fun way to say thank you to these important healthcare workers. Your team will appreciate the mop top hair, made from microfiber, for cleaning touchscreen devices as well as the pen’s soft silicone stylus tip.

17. Ashley Canvas Accessory Pouch

Show your appreciation with this cute canvas pouch. Imprint your healthcare logo on it, making it a great branded gift. This zippered accessory pouch is made of 8 oz cotton material and has a coated canvas zipper pull and an interior pocket divider to store items neatly and securely.

18. Field & Co.® Recycled PET Oversized Picnic Blanket

Help your team enjoy their time away from work with branded medical assistant week gifts like this oversized blanket. Featuring super-soft fleece made with 100% recycled PET and a moisture-resistant backing, this large blanket is as practical as it is eco-friendly. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of all EcoSmart sales are donated to environmental nonprofits.

19. 12 oz Eros Tumbler

Make sure your team stays hydrated with this double wall stainless steel tumbler. Featuring copper vacuum insulation, this drinkware has a push-on lid, matching swivel closure, and removable silicone base. It’s ready and waiting for your brand.

20. Bic® Intensity Clic® Gel Pen

If you’re looking for affordable medical assistant gift ideas, there’s always the trusty pen. Customize the Bic® Intensity Clic® Gel Pen, a recent viral social media hit for its smooth writing, and show appreciation to your medical assistant staff.

21. Unisex Threadfast Apparel Ultimate T-Shirt

Everyone can use another quality T-shirt. Why not give them one with your custom logo on it? This ultimate tee is heavier than most basic tees, making it more durable and long-lasting. Your medical assistants will appreciate the quality.

22. 30 oz Frost Buddy® To-Go Buddy

This double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel item is a universal beverage insulator, designed to insulate nearly all iced or hot coffee cup sizes from popular restaurants. It’s a gift that your coffee-drinking medical assistants will love.

23. 5Ml Essential Oil Dropper Bottle

It’s likely that your health-conscious team will appreciate the power of essential oils. These therapeutic scented oils are signature blends, designed for relaxation. Show your appreciation with these great medical assistant gifts.

24. 3-in-1 Travel Charger

Every medical assistant depends on wireless devices today. Help them keep things charged with this compact and portable wireless charging mat. This branded gift will be a much-used and appreciated one for Medical Assistant Week.

25. Eco Friendly 3 Ounce Wrapper Bar

There’s nothing better to say thank you with than chocolate. This 80% post Consumer Recycled Paperboard wrap contains a 3-ounce customizable chocolate bar. It makes a great surprise on Medical Assistant Day.

Although Medical Assistant Week comes once a year, many other holidays and opportunities to recognize your stellar team with corporate gifts come up throughout the year. Be sure to select one of these appreciation gifts to show your team how important they are, or set up a custom company store and let them choose their own gift.