What's a good gift for nurses after a hospital stay?

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  1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 11 years ago

    What's a good gift for nurses after a hospital stay?

    I had a fantastic group of nurses taking care of me after surgery.  Im trying to think of a good thank you gift to them.

  2. Mommiegee profile image72
    Mommiegeeposted 11 years ago

    They love gift baskets with goodies or fruit!  I used to work in a hospital and my hubby is a nurse.  Something they all can share.  They really appreciate the little things.  Even a nice card to show your appreciation so they can post it for everyone to see.

    1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
      Paul Edmondsonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was hoping someone that knew or was a nurse would respond. I was wondering if a gift they could share was a good idea or if I should get them something each.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think a sharable gift-- along with a written note-- is a good idea. If you are in the hospital and presumably sleeping or "out of it", you might not know everyone who helped you.

  3. WorkAtHomeMums profile image87
    WorkAtHomeMumsposted 11 years ago

    If you cannot decide on a gift, have you thought about feedback? As in providing feedback.  I did just that after I was in hospital recently  - I had one particular nurse that really went out of her way for me and I made sure that I put pen to paper when I arrived home and sent in some personalised feedback to her (cc to her superiors).  Some people have annual or bi-annual reviews on performance so it may not only help her in the short term but come review time it may be an extra positive for her.  Just an idea...

    1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
      Paul Edmondsonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I got the official feedback forms from the hospital and will definitely do that.

  4. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    From personal experience, we use to love when a patient gave us a small gift of chocolates or sweets - they always go down a treat on the wards. They are also a good gift in the sense that they will keep until all your nurses have come on shift - some can be on days off so it might be a day or so before they are back on duty. More perishable gifts tend to be past their best by the time all staff have returned to work.

  5. gredmondson profile image69
    gredmondsonposted 11 years ago

    I would say a personal, handwritten, thank you note, accompanied with an Amazon gift card (but check on the gift card to see if its value diminishes after time passes).  If you don't want to go the money route, then the note.

    Remember the nurse whose husband has the restaurant?  Go to his restaurant, and tell him what a good nurse his wife was for you.

  6. Pauline Davenport profile image60
    Pauline Davenportposted 11 years ago

    As nurses we were gratefully accustomed to sharing boxes of chocolates and biscuits donated by grateful patients and their relatives, but one particular gift will always stay in my mind. We looked after a lovely man until he sadly died with us.
    He knew he hadn't long left in this world, and before he died, sent his relatives out to buy a box of Ferroro Rocher chocolates for each nurse  on the ward. That was over 20 years ago, and each time I see those chocolates in the supermarket or eat one I remember him - a beautiful thoughtful gift - everyone was touched by that wonderful gesture

  7. erorantes profile image36
    erorantesposted 10 years ago

    You can give them flowers, See's candies, thank you note,  ballooms, pizza and drinks, a hug and  a kiss on the forhead  .

  8. profile image52
    gracevillanuevaposted 10 years ago

    You can give them a cake or any kind of pastry, a thank you card would also be nice..

  9. Dvd Zermeno Perez profile image88
    Dvd Zermeno Perezposted 10 years ago

    I had a similar problem six months ago and three nurses were really nice with me, I tell them about my appreciation and in a weekend I send them: the Friday some flowers, Saturday a double chocolate cake and the Sunday one of my nieces made some bracelets of plastic flowers to them. They were happy about this gestures and I was happy also, it's hard to think about being a nurse and always being there for other person.

  10. Penny G profile image59
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    A basket of healthy goodies so they can all share it

  11. teamrn profile image60
    teamrnposted 8 years ago

    Nurses, and this is the policy of most hospitals, cannot accept gifts. What a bummer (! I'm a nurse, too!) as ir is seen that they should not need a gift to do their job. However, I've always seen that it is the patient's right to want to show his/her appreciation for a nurse/s teaching, work, etc; yes, I've 'broken the rules' on occasion!

  12. Esther  Strong profile image77
    Esther Strongposted 8 years ago

    Lots of verbal thanks and appreciation is always welcome I believe and last time a relative was in hospital, instead of my first thought for a gift (which was chocolates) instead I opted for a gift box containing a variety of mint flavoured sweets - hopefully each nurse will find a flavour they like and I'm guessing not as calorific as chocs, but tasty nonetheless.  Also a thank you card.

  13. roselinsojan profile image60
    roselinsojanposted 7 years ago

    your good words and gratitude and smile, speak to them when ever you get time.I think it will make them happy.

  14. prowritter62 profile image60
    prowritter62posted 6 years ago

    My favorite flowers, Birds of Paradise and Ranunculus and sure Cookies plus wonderful smile

  15. profile image51
    kellyksposted 6 years ago

    If you are confusing to choose appropriate gift for your nurse, I appreciate your courage  to do proper research before choosing suitable gift for your nurse.  I also faced this situation in my life when I was pregnant and during return to home I  want to give a remarkable gift for caring nurse that wins my heart with his sincerity and hardworking to provide step by step guidance to handle critical situation of pregnancy at hospital. I also discuss with my husband to get the best gift for nurse to make this moment special for me. He also searches online about the best remarkable gift for nurse.  At the last I hear the sound of my soul and decide to gift a baby teddy bear having name of my little baby on chest.
    There are lots of gifts available in market that is very important to choose the best memorable gift that is perfect match according to your situation. You can consult with your friend and relative that can give idea the ideal gift for nurse.  The best ideal gift for pregnancy woman stays at hospital for genuine delivery.  You should be very informative to choose memorable ideal gift for nurse to make remarkable this event for your whole life. At the end, you should decision with your heart’s sound that is the perfect gift like baby cartoon to choose the right value Gift item that signal your feeling and emotion to show respect towards nurse for your proper care and help you to handle this situation.
    You can arrange special gift to say special thanks to God and nurse with a single gift. You can gift copper made Gods childhood photo that is real feeling your emotion in caring mother. You have to proper research about the best gift like me after returning to home from hospital stay having God gift baby by special thanks to God.


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