Gifts for your Kidney donor

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.

Tree of Life Keyring

metal bracelet with stamped tags

Can also be converted to be a locket (by you). $28

Golden Kidney Locket

A white tumbler with words

$36+

Kidney Pendants

A vinyl hand santizer holder with the plague doctor and Wash Your Damn Hands!

Many styles available. $35.

Who Wouldn’t Want A Piece of This Mug

A vinyl hand santizer holder with the plague doctor and Wash Your Damn Hands!

Makes me chuckle. $15

Hottest Kidney Donor

Stamped metal keychain.

$20+

Organ Ornaments

Embroidered and knit ornaments to celebrate your transplant. $10

Real Unicorns Tshirt

$20+

Transplant Tough Tshirt

metal bracelet with stamped tags

Show everyone that you’re Transplant Tough with this tells-it-like-it-is Tshirt! $19

Beautiful Art Print

metal bracelet with stamped tags

$25

Gifts for Transplant Recipients

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.

Stacked Transplant Keychain

metal bracelet with stamped tags

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.

Heart Transplant Lucky Penny

A white tumbler with words

A penny from the year of your transplant, engraved. For heart transplants. $12

Wash Your Damn Hands!

A vinyl hand santizer holder with the plague doctor and Wash Your Damn Hands!

Also available in a non sweary version. Transplant recipients were using hand sanitizer before it was cool. $12

Organ Hand Sanitizer Holders

A vinyl hand santizer holder with the plague doctor and Wash Your Damn Hands!

Yes, hand sanitizers are a part of every transplant recipient’s must-haves. These holders are also personalizable – put a hashtag on the back, or the date of the transplant, or even a name. $12

aaaand I’m Back Heart Transplant Shirt

Stamped metal keychain.

Perfect for the heart transplant recipient in your life. $16

Organ Keychains

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

Organ Ornaments

Embroidered and knit ornaments to celebrate your transplant. $10

Recycled Parts Bodysuit

You can also find similar designs for adults. My T-Bear had a shirt very similar to this after his transplant. 🙂 $16

Transplant Tough Tshirt

metal bracelet with stamped tags

Show everyone that you’re Transplant Tough with this tells-it-like-it-is Tshirt! $19

You Can’t Say No To Me

metal bracelet with stamped tags

This one makes me laugh! $20 on Amazon

Gifts for Therapists

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!

Everyone Deserves a Voice Bracelet

metal bracelet with stamped tags

Perfect for your favorite speech therapist, this bracelet acknowledges the role he or she has played in your or your loved one’s life – giving them a voice. $19

I Teach Kids To Talk Back tumbler

A white tumbler with words

This funny tumbler is perfect for a speech therapist with a sense of humor. $27

Wash Your Darn Hands!

A vinyl hand santizer holder with the plague doctor and Wash Your Darn Hands!

I know all of my kiddo’s therapists were big hand-washing advocates long before all this pandemic stuff happened – and what therapist doesn’t need their own personal bottle of santizier? $11

You Make a Difference tag

Stamped metal keychain.

Nice for any therapist, this tag lets them know they’ve made a difference in your life. $24

Thanks for Helping me Grow Keychain

This is a neat little keychain for an OT – the same shop also has one for a PT $6

PT Journey of a Thousand Miles Keychain

And a similar keychain for a PT, complete with a tiny dumbell! $9

Gifts for Nurses

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!

Personalized, Stamped Stethoscope ID Tag

Pink Stethoscope with a metal, stamped tag.

These are adorable. They are hand-stamped and slip right around your favorite nurse’s stethoscope. $9.00

Organ Hand Sanitizer Holders

A group of hand sanitizer holders with different organs, like kidneys, lungs, etc.

Personalizable with a name, our organ sanitizers are great for nurses in specialty clinics. We can also make them with initials instead of organs! $12 at Wallypop.

Personalized Badge Reel

Resin Badge Reel that's sparkly pink with initals LPN.

These are available in a range of colors and patterns, and can be personalized with your favorite nurse’s initials, or her professional designation. $9.50

Wine Glass

Wine Glass with Vinyl lettering with a prescription for wine.

This wine glass cracked me up when I happened across it. If your nurse enjoys wine after work, this might be the perfect gift. $10.50

Personalized Heartbeat Keychain

embroidered red vinyl with a heart and a heartbeat with an initial

Personalize this keychain with your nurse’s initial. Can be made in any color – or even sparkly if that’s what you prefer. Show your nurse that you appreciate her or his heart. $7

Personalized Water Bottle

Lidded, insulated cups in three colors with a stethoscope and name in vinyl

I don’t know any nurse who doesn’t carry a water bottle with them. Show your nurse your appreciation with these personalized, insulated, reusable cups. About $17.

Gifts for your Doctors

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!

Personalized Hanger for their Coat

image of coat hanger with the horizontal part being wire bent into the shape of a doctor's name.

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.

Organ Hand Sanitizer Holders

A group of hand sanitizer holders with different organs, like kidneys, lungs, etc.

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.

Shot Glass

Shot glass with lettering that says Doctors Need Shots Too.

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

Personalized Figurine

a clay doctor figurine.

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.

Organ Ornaments

embroidered christmas ornaments, white circles with a heart, a kidney, or lungs

These are also available in other organs – Brain and Uterus – and they can be personalized on the back with a year, a date, or a name. (Or really, anything.) $10