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3/17/19 11:16 P

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I love the idea of embroidered hankies. Items that are homemade are just lovely

And the soap idea.





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3/17/19 8:22 A

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Kris, that is a lovely idea!!!!

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3/17/19 3:34 A



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You can buy gifts that are cheap, but that doesn't mean to say that they ARE cheap, as in nasty.

Here is a thought. You do beautiful embroidery. Why not get some nice little plain hankies or face cloth and embroider a little flower or heart on them. With the face cloth you could include a nice little fancy soap such as this:
www.lazada.com.my/products/16-pcs-handmade
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There are 16 soaps there. You could split them into 4 - each with 2 white and 2 purple and either wrap them in a face cloth or tissue paper, OR create 8 gifts - 1 of each colour, and your money goes further.

They make lovely little gifts without costing an arm-and-a-leg.

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3/16/19 7:13 P

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give it with love

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3/16/19 5:33 P

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We have to remember that cheap is a relative term. We don't know what Elaine considers inexpensive and her mother considers cheap.

She maybe spending $5 and she may be spending $25.

It might be 20 Ringgits and she may be spending 100 Ringgits.

I still think it is nice because I bake for my dad and moms doctors offices, but I will write a card to the specific doctor or nurse and give the baked item to them. That way, they can take it home or share. It is up to them.



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3/15/19 1:43 P

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3/15/19 1:34 P

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I think it is wonderful. That you remember your nurses with a little gift. I am sure that they appreciate it, too.

Nursing is such a hard, but rewarding profession. Your gift. No matter how small. May be just the pick me up that the nurse needed that day. I usually bake cookies and write thank you notes to my parents doctors and their office.

Believe me, they appreciate being appreciated. They aren't upset at the cost.

I say keep it up!



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3/14/19 7:56 P

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It doesn't matter how cheap or expensive a gift is!!! If it is given with love and from the heart, then it will be accepted as such!!!

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anything as long as it is sent with love

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3/14/19 2:13 P

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something that is thoughtful and took some thought, something personal that will mean something to the person you are giving to; sometimes something as simple as your time will mean all the world of difference and can be the greatest gift in the world

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What have you given as gifts in past to the nurses ? Was there any gift that they seemed to really enjoy ? A gift doesn't have to be expensive to be appreciated.

If money is tight, how about gift cards or gift coupons to a favorite restaurant ? Starbucks gift cards are a popular gift item for birthdays or Christmas.

How much money do you plan to budget for a gift ? What's your price range ?



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3/14/19 10:08 A

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Just a card works for me.



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3/14/19 9:48 A

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if the right kind of gift and love and thought which I do for my wife. I get much more enjoyment in seeing her loving reaction than I do when receiving one myself. Don't get me wrong as I do love gifts too I just really enjoy doing / giving things unto her.



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3/14/19 9:31 A

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The last thing I need is cheap trinkets.
If you must get them anything, how about a nice card (as mentioned below) or a day of kindness and gratitude towards them.
Not even sure why you get all the nurses birthday gifts....

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3/14/19 6:12 A

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I agree with your mom. A cheap trinket is really not a gift at all. Instead, maybe you can just buy them a nice card if you must get them something.

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3/14/19 5:33 A

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What is your view on this?

I have a tight budget when it comes to getting gifts. Because there are so many nurses to shop for. I normally get the nurses in the dialysis center I go to birthday and Christmas gifts. Because there are so many of them, I can't afford to get pricey gifts for everyone.

I do gift better gifts for those nurses I'm esp close to but for the rest I just give a little something. The gifts for the others may be cheaper but I make sure they are nice little somethings.

My Mom berated me saying, that if I give such cheap gifts, I might as well not give them anything. But I'd like to believe that even a little something is better than not giving them anything. What dyu think?

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