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5 Gifts For Dietitians

Updated: Nov 19

Wondering what gifts to get a dietitian, dietetic intern, dietetic technician, or nutritionist? How about something created by a dietitian?


I put together this amazing list of products designed and created by dietitians.


You’re sure to find something for the nutrition nerd in your life.

*Some of the links in this article are affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase I will earn a commission at no additional cost to you.




In this post, we'll look at some of the top gifts for dietitians, dietetic interns, preceptors and the registered dietitian in your life. These items will definitely bring a little joy this holiday season to any RD.


What’s even better? These products were designed by dietitians. I encourage you to support small businesses and RDs pursuing their passions in creative ways.




1 - Books, Journals, and Notebooks for Dietitians

Black Dietitians Matter journal notebook gift idea for dietitians.
Image: Black Dietitians Matter Journal from BlackDietitiansMatter.com

A notebook, planner, or journal is a great gift for dietitians. Notebooks or bullet journals are perfect for writing down meeting notes, CEU activities, planning out nutrition business ideas, or sketching out the framework for a new course.



Here are a few notebooks that would make great gifts for dietitians:


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Books about nutrition or specialized topics of interest are another great gift for a dietitian.


Here are some books that were written by dietitians that would make great gifts for dietetics students, diet techs, or other dietitians:




Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide*

Author: Barbara J Mayfield, MS, RDN, FAND


Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers*

Author: Vilayvanh Bender, RDN


Be A Food Allergy Helper!*

Author: Lisa Woodruff, RDN


2 - Art, Photography and Decor for Dietitians

Abstract painting The Unexplained Bloom by Holly Forbes. Dietitian art.
Image: "The Unexplained Bloom" by Holly Forbes

Another dietitian gift idea is office decor. Whether they work from home or at the office, their space would look great with any of these pieces:


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3 - Dietitian Mugs and Drinkware for Dietitians

Dietitian Mug, pastel mug, fruit and vegetable mug gift for dietitians
Image: Dietitian Mug from Dietitian Produced

One of the best gifts you can get for a dietitian is drinkware. Whether it’s for staying caffeinated, fueled or hydrated, a nutrition themed mug is a perfect gift for a dietitian.


If you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite RD, consider getting them one of these mugs designed by fellow dietitians.


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4 - Stickers and Decals for Dietitians

Gift ideas for dietitians, stickers for dietitians
Image: Dietitian Sticker Bundle #2 from Donut Season

Stickers are another great gift idea for dietitians. Stickers a fun, unique gift they can add to their water bottles, laptops, or notebooks. A great option if you’re looking for inexpensive stocking stuffers for dietetic interns, dietitian preceptors, or your team of registered dietitians.


Check out some of these cute designs:


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5 - Nutrition and Dietitian T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Apparel for Dietitians

Lettuce Beet Hunger food pun T-shirt from Sound Bites Nutrition gift idea for dietitians
Image: "Lettuce Beet Hunger" T-shirt from Sound Bites Nutrition

The last gift idea for dietitians we have for you is nutrition and dietetics themed apparel.


There are so many new, fun, niche and unique dietitian-themed apparel items cropping up. We’re definitely going to have the coolest, trendiest designs out of any profession! Support these creators so they can keep coming out with new, interesting designs.


I would be very surprised if you couldn’t find something that would make the perfect gift for the dietitian in your life.



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Gifts for dietitians can be fun, creative, or practical.


There's no need to stress out about finding a gift for your favorite RD friend—it's easy enough to find something that's both fun and useful they’ll be sure to love.


Some ideas:


  • If you're on a budget and don't have much time between now and when you need to wrap up your shopping, consider buying something practical you know they’ll use everyday like a mug, water bottle, or notebook.

  • If you know their sense of humor or style, consider getting them any one of the nutrition or dietitian t-shirts, sweatshirts, or art pieces.

  • If you’re looking for cute stocking-stuffers for your whole team of dietitians, the stickers or mugs make great stocking stuffers that stand out from other generic gifts.




Find More Dietitian Gifts


I hope this list of ideas has given you some inspiration for what to get your favorite dietitian. Whether it’s a fun, creative or a practical gift, I think any of these items would make a great gift for the dietitian in your life!


All of the items in this article are all from dietitian-owned businesses so if you found something here you like, you’ll be supporting fellow dietitians in the process. Win-win-win!


Check out their shops for even more unique products and support their small businesses this holiday season or view this article for even more Gifts for Dietitians and Nutritionists:


Black Dietitians Matter - Find more dietitian t-shirts, drinkware, accessories and more

LG Food Photography - Food photography, photo prints, stickers, notebooks and more

Donut Season - Find more dietitian stickers, mugs, badge reels, decor and more

Holly Forbes Art - Find more vibrant and colorful abstract art, prints, mugs, and more

Sounds Bites Nutrition - Find more food pun apparel, totes, drinkware, and more

Dietitian Produced - Find more dietitian mugs, office decor, accessories, and more

The Kerrminator - Find more dietitian stationary, apparel, stickers, and more



Have another dietitian-owned shop or product to shout out? Drop them in the comments below!




 

About the Author


Sara Kerr, RDN, LD

Sara is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, artist, writer, and video editor. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition from Oregon State University. In 2021 she founded The Kerrminator LLC, which specializes in creative services for Dietitians including video editing, graphic design, and content creation.



 



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