Nurse “Thank You” Baskets

Today I wanted to share what we put in our “Thank You” baskets for our nurses at the hospital! You definitely don’t have to bring a thank you basket when you give birth, but I think it’s a really nice gesture. The nurses work so hard and it’s often a thankless job!!!

To start with, I found these cute pink baskets on Amazon that were just the perfect size. I ordered two of them, one for the nurses in the Labor and Delivery unit and the other for the Postpartum unit (at my hospital, they’re on two different floors). For the cute, customizable “Thank You” tags, I purchased the template from Etsy and printed them off myself. I also laminated them because the paper felt really flimsy! You could also print them on cardstock to get a similar effect. (P.S. There are a tons of template options to choose from on Etsy!)

For my baskets, I didn’t want to include just candy and sweets (since they probably get a lot of that). I thought it would be fun to put together some of my favorite non-food items! This includes my favorite hair scrunchies, claw clips, eye patches… and Tarte makeup! Here’s a little graphic that shows everything in the baskets:

pink basket // pens // notepads // claw clips // Wander eye patches // Slip silk scrunchies // tumblers // Favorite Day chocolate pretzels // Tarte Shape Tape concealer // Tarte Maracuja lipgloss

I did throw in a *few* sweets, because who can resist chocolate pretzels? 😀

Let me know if you have any questions!


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  1. Oh, these are absolutely precious and I bet your nurses were so surprised! I would love to do something like this when I have a little one.

    Make Life Marvelous

  2. Amanda

    As a former L and D RN let me just say, any token of appreciation is SO appreciated- but this is the cutest basket ever! So so nice 🙂

  3. Renee

    I’m an ICU nurse but I cannot say enough about these baskets! This would be an amazing gift! You hit the nail on the head of all of the needs and wants of a nurse!!

  4. Samantha

    So lovely! How did you decide on how much stuff to give or were you aware of how many nurses would be working?

  5. Sabrina Jahns

    I will be delivering in June and love this idea!! How did you know how many baskets to make?

    • I wasn’t exactly sure haha but I made two and we still had stuff left over at the end of our hospital stay! I ended up leaving the baskets in the nurses’ station so others could help themselves!