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by madwife2002 madwife2002 (Member)

madwife2002 has 26 years experience and works as a Director of Nursing Services.

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I want to get my staff a little gift I have about $5.50 to spend on each member of staff so I dont have a lot to spend.

I would like some idea's of what I could buy which would show them that even though I haven't a lot of money to spend I really thought about it.

I normally have a store of chocolate and candy, and we have had a gift card drawing once a month for about 8 months but only 2 people per month win it.

Last month everybody had pizza at the staff meeting

So I am open to idea's if any of you can help me, appreciate the staff

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What kind of facility do you work in? I manage a community health center and I was trying to think of some good ideas for nurse's week. Is your staff made up of males? females? Age range? In that price range, here are some ideas:

-A custom pin similar to a nursing pin for school maybe with your facility name on it. Like the little metal round ones with a little jewel in the middle. I found some for $5-6 a piece.

-Mini Body butters from the Body Shop. You can get them on sale for that price.

-Handmade treats. Once I did mini pretzels topped with a Hershey's Hug, melted them in the oven at 350 degrees for 2 minutes, pressed a peanut butter M&M in the top and stuck them in the fridge to cool. You can make a little treat bag with ribbon wrapped around it for each staff member. They were well-received

-A cute clipboard or journal. Target has some very pretty ones. A nursing journal is nice to pass on to children, grandchildren who pursue nursing.

-Flowers. A long stem rose with a nice note.

Good luck. And kudos to you for thinking of ways to appreciate your staff. A little goes a long way!

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merlee has 36 years experience and works as a nursing.

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There are many ideas for this. There are a variety of sites you can check. Try Miles Kimball, Oriental Trading Co., and there are other sites, too. Try All Nurses!!!

Go to a local uniform shop. Maybe the tags you can put on your stethoscope.

My staff enjoyed yearly planners in the days before everything was digital.

Go to a party store - not the liquor store - to look at favors.

You are a sweet person to do nice things for your staff.

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resumecpr has 7 years experience and works as a CICU.

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The BEST gift I ever received from a co-worker and dear friend was a personalized stamp. "Your Name Here RN." LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!

And I believe they only cost her $4 each!!

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience.

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Staff? What kind of staff?

Your nursing staff working the floor/ward/clinic?

Ancillary staff helping nurses with their tasks?

I guess it depends on where you work and the contributions made by your staff.

Great idea by getting them a little token of appreciation. Sometimes we just get caught up in the day to day grind and a little extra recognition goes a long way. Helps with esprit de corps...

I like to keep things on a interpersonal level. Recognize someones extra effort during a particular shift with things like a simple soda or ice cream bar. Chocolate is excellent for you estrogen-types and I always give enough for them to all share together. A little goes a long way.

I think pins and personalized tags are some good suggestions. I don't have much more to ad but you're on the right track. Good for you. Your staff is lucky to have you.

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NamasteNurse has 8 years experience and works as a admin.

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For Christmas last year I went to bath and body works. They had these small hand sanitizers in every different scent. Then they have these little holders for them that you can clip onto a belt loop or bag and carry them around. The sanitizers were $1.00 each and the holders .50 so each person got two. Everyone loved them and they were work related.

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I always like pins and pens. The pins I could wear on my nursing jacket, and a nurse can never have too many ink pens. :)

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For Christmas last year I went to bath and body works. They had these small hand sanitizers in every different scent. Then they have these little holders for them that you can clip onto a belt loop or bag and carry them around. The sanitizers were $1.00 each and the holders .50 so each person got two. Everyone loved them and they were work related.

I :redbeathe BBW hand sanitizers. They smell so purty. :smokin:

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AgentBeast has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I would appreciate an ice cold six pack myself.

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