Who doesn’t like to feel appreciated? I know I do! Even when it’s your job and you get paid for it, it’s nice to know that someone appreciates what you do. That’s why I think labor & delivery nurse gifts are a great idea!
Especially since you may not always use your please and thank you’s in your sweet voice while going through labor!
When I started looking for gift ideas, I quickly realized that this small gesture could get quite spendy. Being on an extremely tight budget, giving each nurse a Starbucks cup with a Starbucks gift card simply wasn’t an option.
I found an idea on Pinterest and then scaled it down to fit my budget. For example, instead of a full-size candy bar, I did mini candy bars and instead of a tin of mints I did handfuls of individually wrapped mints.
Each bag turned out to be $2.64. I made 15 bags (my friend and Doula suggested 12-15). Below is a list of what I included in the bags. However, I will say if I were to do it again I would just do a bag of candy or cookies. In talking with some nurses, I found out they really like the treats.
I purchased some really cute (small) chevron goody bags from Target and a roll of white curling ribbon. Here’s what I put inside:
- 1 Mini Hershey’s Bar
- 7 Lifesaver Mints (Wint O Green and Pep O Mint)
- 1 Starbucks Via Packet (Bonus: you earn one Star per box for your gold card)
- 1 Carmex
Then, I printed out a thank you message from Kinzie’s Kreations, cut them, signed them, punched a whole in them and tied one around each bag. I made the bags at 37 weeks. It was a fun project to do as I neared my due date and looked forward to the arrival of my baby boy.