As a teacher, I can identify with others in my profession that simply do not teach for the money or the gifts. But when something does arrive on my desk, either a simple gift, hand drawn picture, or a note from one of my kinder babies, it simply melts my heart. Knowing I was appreciated is the best gift that makes the job worthwhile. While my husband and I are preparing all the things for our first baby due next month, my heart has been praying for all of the nurses that selflessly help those mommas bring their children into the world. And unlike teaching, nurses have to deal with patients while they most likely are showing their worst sides. And I admit I will probably be one of them. So the least I could do was bring them a little something to know that they are appreciated!
If you look on Pinterest, there are tons of ideas on what to bring if you decide to pack some goodies for the hospital staff. Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed. And this raised more questions; “How many nurses will I need to buy for?”, “How much should I spend on each gift?”, “Are there current hospital restrictions during this pandemic?” and the list goes on.
For my basket, I found some reasonably neutral and savory items at Target including the coffees and granola bars that the nurses and desk staff could split. I always tend to shop in neutral colors and green always speaks to me, even when I’m shopping for gifts. The saltwater taffy is always a favorite treat of mine, so I wanted to stock up and share in a few different shades and flavors. If this idea doesn’t work for you, I would replace an item or two with things that bring you joy like comfy socks, favorite candy bars, lotions, hand sanitizers, or stationary. And beforehand, be sure to check with your hospital to see if they have any restrictions.
Below you will find the tag I used for the gift basket. Enjoy!