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What’s a funny or creative gift you’re giving for the pandemic holidays?


Matching face masks and socks, the #Paquionechipchallenge, and mermaid tale blankets. A few ideas for this memorable holiday season…

Passion in the Medical Profession | December 11, 2020 | <1 min read


Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Matching face masks and socks.

Dr. Mariah Robertson, Johns Hopkins Medicine

We mailed out the Paqui #onechipchallenge to all of our family and are going to Zoom while everyone attempts to eat their chip (which is apparently crazy spicy). It could go very poorly. But hey, it’s 2020!

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Dr. Shannon Miller, University of Montana

A mermaid tale blanket.

Dr. Jeff Millstein, Penn Medicine

For our son, we’re having an artist paint a small watercolor of his new pandemic kitten.

Gretchen Miller, CLOSLER Managing Editor

Pandemic pick-me-up: pink flamingos for my best friend’s yard.

Dr. Elizabeth Gundersen, Florida Atlantic University

A cartoon drawing of our poodle.

Kimberly Williams, Administrative Specialist, Johns Hopkins Medicine

2020 face mask ornaments.

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Face masks featuring trout.

Dr. Chase Anderson, UCSF

The gift of a Zoom hangout wearing reindeer antlers!

Dr. Mike Fingerhood, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Gifts featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”