22 Gift Ideas for Surgical Tech Week 2023 – Best Scrub Tech Gifts
Surgical techs are some of the unsung heroes in our healthcare system. Day in and day out they handle all the behind-the-scenes work for surgeons including the sterilization and organization of equipment and instruments. Although the work they perform is not as recognized as that of surgeons, their role is just as important in ensuring positive, healthy outcomes for patients.
Each year, the Association of Surgical Technologists encourages the celebration of these important healthcare workers during Surgical Tech Week, which is the third week of September. Be sure to check the AST website to learn about their theme for the 2023 event.
Be sure to wish your team a happy Surgical Tech Week this year by hosting an appreciation luncheon, offering special training or seminars, or giving useful gifts that show your thanks for their hard work. Since scrub techs are on their feet all day and often under a great deal of pressure, gifts that encourage relaxation are much appreciated. Skin care products that counter the drying effects of frequent hand washing, cooling towels for hot ORs, massage guns for achy on your feet all day bodies, and other self-care items are perfect ideas for this crowd in addition to more popular promotional gifts such as apparel, tumblers, totes and water bottles.
Check out these surgical tech gift ideas:
1. Relaxation Gift Set
Surgical tech gifts that encourage much-needed personal care, rest and relaxation will fit the bill this year. Consider giving our Rest and Relax Gift Set, which includes a three-ounce scented candle, vanilla-flavored natural beeswax lip moisturizer, an ounce of vanilla lotion and a gel eye mask. Imprint your business name on the handy jute bag that comes with each set.
2. Power Bank
Surgical techs have plenty to worry about without the added stress of a dying smartphone. Our Casely Power Pod Wireless Chargers are gifts for surgical techs that are useful in a variety of situations, whether they’re in the middle of assisting an operation, on a lunch break in the middle of a stressful day, or heading home after a long shift. With a compact design, these chargers won’t use up much valuable space and provide up to two full charges.
3. Fuzzy Socks
After an exhausting day of work, sometimes scrub techs want nothing more than to put their feet up and relax. Our Fashion Fuzzy Feet Crew Socks make the perfect accessory for a rejuvenating evening at home. Personalize with a name or motivational phrase to make these Surgical Tech Week gifts extra special.
4. Tumbler or Travel Mug
Sometimes a steaming cup of coffee is the only thing that gets them out of bed for an early morning shift. Make it easy to take it along with our 40 oz Intrepid Stainless Steel Tumbler, an extra-large travel mug that holds enough for anyone. With vacuum insulation technology, this tumbler keeps coffee piping hot for up to eight hours. It’s a scrub tech gift they’ll use every day.
5. Custom T-Shirt
With surgical tech week 2023 getting closer and closer, you might want to show appreciation but struggle to find gifts they’ll actually use. You can’t go wrong with our classic Bella + Canvas™ Modern Fit T-Shirt. Personalize the tee with your company logo or a motivational quote, or draw inspiration from your surgical technology week celebration.
6. Sweet Treat
Nothing says “you’re appreciated” quite like a warm rich mug of cocoa. Wish your scrub techs a happy surgical tech week with our 16 oz Camp Mug, Cocoa & S'Mores Gift Set. Each set includes a camping mug, hot cocoa packet, and everything they’ll need to make a s’more at home. It will bring them right back to childhood camping trips, giving them a small but much-needed break from the chaos they have to manage every day.
7. Sound Machine
Surgical techs often have long shifts and irregular schedules, but it’s essential that they get the rest they need to stay focused, precise, and organized while on duty. For Scrub Tech Week 2023, purchase our handy Sound Machine for weary surgical techs. They can choose a noise from six options to help them decompress after a long day. With a built-in speaker, our sound machine is compact and won’t take up much space on a nightstand or office desk.
8. Bento Box
If you’re looking for Surgical Tech Week ideas, check out the Satsuma Bento Lunch Box. It's a great way to make lunch an enjoyable break. BPA-free and made from food-grade materials, this lunch box has a natural bamboo lid that can be used as a chopping board. It features a durable elastic nylon strap that keeps the box securely closed as well as a movable divider to make it easy to organize the space. Pair it with a lunch bag cooler like our Bento Box Cooler Bag to keep items hot or cold until mealtime.
9. Massage Gun
Help your team relax after hours with a Massage Gun. They make great gifts for surgical techs, helping to alleviate a day's physical toll. With four interchangeable attachments, this massage gun helps reduce muscle soreness, loosen up a tough back tissue, simulate a deep tissue massage, and release muscle knots.
10. Water Bottle
If you’re looking for Scrub Tech Week ideas, consider our 22 oz Juna Copper Insulated Bottle. This sleek copper insulated bottle for hot or cold beverages is made from stainless steel with a long-lasting powder coated finish. The copper insulation and a vacuum seal keeps drinks cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.
Our Cable Knit Chenille Blanket makes a great scrub tech week gift. Help your techs stay warm and cozy at home or in the stands at a sporting event with this cable-knit blanket. Measuring 50 inches by 60 inches, this blanket is crafted from 100% micro-chenille polyester and comes in a frosted vinyl zipper pouch. It will be a much-appreciated gift, especially during chillier weather.
12. Retractable Badge Holder
Surgical techs need to keep their badge handy during their entire shift. Help them do so without a second thought by providing our Quick Draw Badge Holder. This retractable badge holder extends up to 30 inches for quick and convenient badge swiping and features snap-style clasp for easy attachment of badges or keys. Recipients will appreciate that it securely attaches to a belt, neck cord, pocket, or shirt collar.
13. Coffee or Tea Gift Set
To show your appreciation, consider giving the Self Care Tea Gift Set or Cozy Comfort Coffee Kit depending on the beverage preference of your surgical tech team. The tea set comes with a bamboo soy candle, an adult coloring book with colored pencils, a compact tea tin with four tea packets and a Braxton stainless steel mug. For the coffee lovers, our coffee kit comes with a 20-ounce two-tone Himalayan tumbler, chateau chenille fringed blanket, rectangle custom candy box with peanut butter cups, sea salt caramels, and ground coffee.
14. Embroidered Fleece
Everyone will appreciate corporate gifts like our Eddie Bauer® Full Zip Microfleece Jacket. Constructed from polyester microfleece, this jacket proudly displays the Eddie Bauer logo on the left sleeve and provides lightweight warmth. Its anti-pill finish keeps it looking sharp wear after wear. It will make a perfect surgical tech gift.
15. Tote Bag
When you need surgical tech gift ideas, look no further than our Enterprise Tote. This zippered tote, with a large main compartment, also has a front pocket with hook and loop closure, pen loop, 28 inch shoulder straps, and mesh pockets perfectly sized to transport beverages. Encourage your surgical techs to stay hydrated both on and off the clock
16. Luxury Gift Box
Encourage your surgical techs to relax with this Calm and Relax Cozy Gift Box. Complete with sound machine and massage gun, this kit is designed to encourage relaxation. The muscle gun comes with four interchangeable attachments to help reduce muscle soreness, loosen up a tough back tissue, simulate a deep tissue massage, and release muscle knots. Our sound machine comes with bird sounds, rain, fireside, white noise, ocean waves and wind, sure to soothe and calm.
Although it may seem like our Absorbent Snap Cooling Towel is just for athletes, they can make excellent gifts for surgical tech week due to hot operating rooms. Highly absorbent and made of 50 percent nylon and 50 percent polyester fabric, these snap cooling towels stay cool for up to two hours when wet and also work as an absorbent towel when dry.
18. Lapel Pin
It may seem like a small token, but remember that it’s the thought that counts. Our 1" Lapel Pin is a small gift that can be greatly appreciated. These epoxy-coated pins come with standard military clutch with anti-rotational spur. We offer 500 stock shapes, 50 state shapes and 10 Canadian Provinces. Imprint your healthcare logo—and help your surgical techs remember your organization and your appreciation.
19. Personalized Scrubs
When you have to wear scrubs every day, it can be nice to have a change of pace. Give the gift of our Harriton® Restore Scrub Top and matching pants. Our branded promotional scrubs come in multiple colors and features a standard v-neckline and a pocket on the chest. They make perfect surgical tech gifts.
20. Superhero Pen
Combine a little humor with appreciation by gifting the MopTopper™ Superhero Pen. This click action ballpoint pen is made of ABS plastic material and includes black, medium-point ink. Let your scrub techs know they are your superheroes with these fun pens that come with a hero in a cape as the clip and a patented, smiling MopTopper™ head with microfiber hair that doubles as a screen cleaner.
Say “cheers” to your scrub techs by giving them a 12 oz Vinay Stemless Wine Glass. Made with a double wall stainless steel construction for insulation, these cups keep hot or cold liquids at temperature for hours. They are vacuum-insulated and have a snap-on sip through lid for easy use.
22. Accessory Pouch
To celebrate Scrub Tech Appreciation Week, give your team this Ashley Canvas Accessory Pouch. This zippered accessory or cosmetic pouch comes with a coated canvas zipper pull and an interior pocket divider to store your items neatly and securely. Your team will keep this handy for years to come!
Be sure to celebrate Surgical Tech Week 2023 by remembering to thank your scrub techs for all they do each and every day. They will appreciate gifts that are useful, show your appreciation, and bring together the community you are all serving. Reach out to us if you need help finding the perfect gift for your budget and your team.