5. Most schools/hospitals require you to wear an ID badge to work. I prefer the ones that clip onto your pants, because I’m often times wearing a scarf or necklace around my neck already. Many badges also serve as keyless entry into the building, so having a retractable badge reel is ideal! Get your favorite SLP a cute, stylish one like this one on Etsy:
6. Lanyards for keys–SLPs are frequently known as crazy bag ladies, and, sometimes, we (okay, I) have a hard time finding the car keys buried at the bottom of the bag! With a lanyard, it makes it easier to grab a hold of those keys while digging through the bubbles, files, toys, endless pages of laminated materials to be cut, etc… that always manage to bury our keys inside our bags. This Autism lanyard would be cute for someone who maybe specializes in that area or is very passionate about that particular area within our field! Or, for a more generic lanyard, check out these from Vera Bradley!
PS- I have a Vera Bradley one, and my husband *thoroughly* enjoys it when he takes my car and has to carry around a pink floral lanyard.. AKA he buries it in his pockets and hopes no one else sees it 🙂
7. Personalized Notepads– I received a personalized notepad set last year during teacher appreciation week from one of my former preschool parents that said “From the desk of Miss Kari” .. It’s been one of my favorite gifts, and I get compliments on it whenever someone sees it!
8. Personalized Clipboards– These are SO fun! Who wants to carry around a boring old brown wooden clipboard when you could have something as fun as this?! SLPs are always on the go, and we do a LOT of assessments. Clipboards can help keep everything together while we’re running around, and on days when it feels like we’re drowning in paperwork, a cute clipboard to look at may be *just* the little boost we need to lift our spirits 😉
*Sublime Speech’s 10 Speech/Language Apps to Gift This Holiday Season– I love Danielle’s unique twist on the gift giving idea… if you like the idea of helping your favorite SLP load up his/her iPad, but don’t want to do something generic like an iTunes gift card, check out her post! Gifting apps is a great idea– you just may have to be a little sneaky and do a little detective work to find out if they already have the app or not!