When I was at the Kentucky State Fair there was a stand with all these little homemade gifts and I got this there and it's very cute and would be inexpensive to make. All it consists of is a little ziplock baggie filled with the following items, with a typed explanation of why each thing is in there:
Bandaid: To soothe hurt feelings.
Safety Pin: To hold things together.
Hugs & Kisses (hersheys): We all need them... often.
Tissue: To dry someone's tears (perhaps your own) so you can see the tears of others.
Lifesavers: You're a "lifesaver" to patients.
Smiley Face (it's a sticker): To help keep a smile on your face... it's not only good for your face, it's good for others.
Glitter: To help keep positive thoughts and to look on the bright side.
Mint: You're worth a "mint" to your co-workers and patients. (substitude students maybe)
Heart (it's a sticker): The best prescription comes from the heart.
At the very top of the paper it just says "Nurses Bag". I thought this was the cutest thing ever when I saw it, and I would have loved if someone thought enough to buy it for me, it's so sweet... (I had to practically FORCE my ex to buy it for me
he thought it was stupid). I'm not taking credit for this idea, but I have no idea where it came from so I cannot give appropriate credit.