Nurses work hard and do not get nearly enough credit. So we wanted to do something awesome for the amazing nurses who cared for our team at Carrie’s Twin Birth, and came up with these fun DIY Nurse Gift Baskets!
The tireless efforts of nurses truly make a difference in your delivery. Everyone wants to be and feel appreciated, and I think that making any gesture towards helping such important people feel appreciated makes a world of difference in their day.
Attending Carrie’s twin birth, I was delighted by how amazing her nurses were at the Kaiser hospital in Modesto. They were so attentive, informative, welcoming, and knowledgeable of surrogacy, which was a huge plus! So often you run into people who are unsure how to navigate the surrogacy relationships, but not this hospital and these nurses! They were completely on top of things.
The main thought in mind when I was picking out items to go in the nurses gift baskets was things they would find useful during their shifts. It’s common knowledge that nurses work non-stop from the moment their shift starts till the minute they clock out, with little to no breaks in between. So with that in mind, if you were in that position what things would you find useful, helpful, and enjoyable?
For me, the answer included snacks, a good water bottle, hair ties (those things always seem to go missing), lip balm, and lotion (since they’re always washing their hands).
You can choose whatever you would like to go in your nurse gift baskets; here is a list of what I chose, and some photos!
I found everything easily at Target. They’ve got a great selection of products to choose from, and their Dollar Spot often has some great finds! I chose small snack size and travel items so they can be kept anywhere. The water bottles were the most expensive item, opting for good quality Contigo bottles with lids.
Packing everything into the baskets was an easy task, just adding things in as they seemed to fit, and moving them around to have a nice presentation. Once everything was in place, I added some tissue paper and ribbon for look, as well as a few All Things Surrogacy bracelets and cards. Easy peasy!
And voilà, we have the finished baskets!
Now, the fun part of delivering them!
Carrie did a great job of scheduling the meet up for a day when all three nurses were on shift, and keeping it a secret from said nurses! Imagine their faces as they walked past the nurses station and saw us standing there, and Carrie looking so fantastic, so soon after delivery! I’m still kicking myself for not having had the camera ready at this point. Still, I did get a few great photos of them all together.
A Special Thank You to Nurses Jennifer, Michelle, and Rachel for being so fantastic!!