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Tips for Gifting a Medical ID

Medical ID jewelry is one of the most creative, useful, and thoughtful gifts that you can get for someone. Not only are they important to have, but it also shows your friend or loved one that you care about their health and wellbeing. Choosing a medical ID for yourself may be easy, but when gifting medical jewelry for a friend or loved one, there are a variety of factors you need to consider:

You probably know someone who needs one

What most people don’t realize is that this could be a great gift for almost anyone. More often than not, you know someone who has an underlying health condition that bystanders or first responders should know about in case of an emergency. While it doesn’t have to necessarily be a serious underlying condition, even noting allergies can save people a lot of time and possibly prevent any mistakes that may occur. Medical ID jewelry is one of the best ways to quickly and efficiently alert people around someone in an emergency situation of anything that can affect the way they’re medically treated.

While there’s no question that jewelry is a great gift, medical ID jewelry comes in the form of bracelets, watches, charms, and more to allow you to take necessary precautions while still rocking a good outfit.

Engravings make them personal

While engravings for medical ID jewelry is necessary for indicating underlying health conditions, engravings are also what make the gift so special. When choosing the engraving, it’s important to make sure that you’re using the appropriate medical abbreviations while also listing only the medical conditions that can have an affect on the way a person is medically treated. As a rule of thumb, the more serious health conditions should come first or in a bigger font.

When choosing engravings, it’s important to keep in mind that the primary purpose of the engraving is to notify bystanders or first responders of crucial information. While engraving names and initials may be more personal, prioritize the medical information first. Normally, names and initials are not needed unless the person is prone to memory loss or confusion

However, if there is adequate space, it’s always okay to add initials and names to make them more personal. Just remember to prioritize the primary purpose!

Choosing a practical type of jewelry

Another thing to take into consideration when gifting someone medical identification jewelry is to think about their everyday routine. If they are someone who seems to be more active, formal, or casual can play a big role on how much they wear the ID. Remember, this is an important piece of jewelry that would ideally be worn at all times. A person who is prone to a more active lifestyle may want something more comfortable and minimal such as a keychain or a charm. However, someone who likes to dress formally, may prefer a nice necklace, bracelet, or even a watch.

They can have more than one ID

Finally, just because someone already has a piece of medical ID jewelry, doesn’t mean that they don’t need another one. Just like with normal jewelry, people are more likely to wear them all the time if they have multiple options to choose from. The best way to think about medical jewelry is to think of it as any other piece of jewelry. It should be something that you want to be noticeable and proud of.