Hi, I am Sarah, owner of Wallypop (wallypop.net) and Boulevard Designs (boulevarddesigns.etsy.com). I homeschool, work from home, and, along with my husband, raise 3 kids, one of whom has special and medical needs. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.
It’s not like any gift you can give your (or your loved one’s) donor will come in any way close to the gift they gave you… but still many of us want to acknowledge the huge gift with a small gift. Here are some ideas.
There are so many great ideas out there for transplant recipients, it was hard to narrow them down! It seems like heart and kidney transplants get all the love, so I tried to be particularly mindful about including other organs and also cornea, bone marrow, and stem cells.
These are really nice looking tags, and the seller has them available for many types of transplants – solid organ, bone marrow, cornea, and stem cell. $25 This shop also has several other organ transplant related engraved and stamped items.
Available in a variety of organs, with custom text or plain. Show your transplanted organ some love with this keychain – attaches to keys, obviously, but many people use it as a tag on their backpack or purse, as well. $8
Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists – are your lives as full of therapies as ours are? If your family has a therapist who has made a difference in your lives and you wish to express your appreciation with a gift, we’ve gathered some ideas for you!
Does your family have a special nurse or two? Maybe you or your loved one started dialysis this year, so you’ve relied upon your dialysis nurse for support and education. Or maybe you have a home nurse who’s really made a difference in your life. Maybe you’ve got a favorite floor nurse who’s in your file as a permanent request any time you’re admitted. Looking for a way to show your appreciation, but need some ideas? Well I am here to help!
I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I should get a gift for our main doctors at the end of every year. Just a way to thank them for keeping my kid alive for another year, an acknowledgement of their time and effort. But I also sometimes struggle with ideas. I spent some time combing through the internet to find the best doctor gifts in a variety of price ranges so you wouldn’t have to!
I think this hanger is completely amazing and it’s only $25-26. Obviously, you can’t spend this on every doctor, but if your family has a doctor that’s special to you, this is a thoughtful and practical gift.
Obviously I love these, since I make them, but *they are so awesome.* Most of the hand sanitizer holders we’ve sold have been purchased as gifts for doctors – whether that’s a GI doctor, a cardiologist, a nephrologist, etc. These are also personalizable with a name or short phrase on the back. $12 at Wallypop.
You’d need to know enough about your doctor to know whether this gift would be appreciated – but so many of us medical families do get to know our doctors pretty well over the years. If you’ve got a doctor who like a shot of whiskey (or whatever) at the end of the day, this shot glass is pretty funny. $9 on Amazon
This shop also makes female doctor figurines! I just had to pick one photo, and this page loaded faster in my browser, lol. These are adorable. You let the artist know skin, hair, eye color, hairstyle, etc., and she makes a custom clay figurine just for you. About $58.