Crafts Lifestyle

DIY: New Nurse Survival Kit

This past weekend was a busy one. A graduation and a baby gender reveal party. My fiance and I split up so we could be present at both. I wanted to do something extra special for his sister graduation since I wasn’t able to attend. I love gift baskets – and thought it would be a fitting event to create a new nurse survival kit.

Some great things to add to your nurse survival kit:

Nurse Theme Socks
Nurse Theme Socks
 Nurse Mug
Nurse Mug
Fancy Stethoscope
Fancy Stethoscope

Heart Beat Necklace

Heart Beat Necklace

With the basket we got (listed below) we added some filler on the bottom so the items would stand up at various heights. This makes it easier to see all the items in the basket.



Funny Bone Pens


Gum (3 pack)


EOS Hand Lotion (3 pack)

EOS Chapstick (Trio Limited Edition)

Mini Sewing Kit

Snacks (various kinds)

“Keep Calm and Nurse On” Notebook

“Help is Here” Wine

Hand Sanitizer

Bottle of Aspirin

Fruit Infused Water Bottle

Coffee Mug – On-The-Go

First Aid Kit

Prescription Drug Mug

Not all of the products listed need to be used, but it will give you some good thoughts of what to include. These are just some ideas to get those creative juices flowin’.


Baby Shower Gift

Gift baskets are my favorite thing to give as presents. I figured there could be a good baby shower present to give that would offer a lot of little items that every couple could use when expecting a new baby. This is what I started with:

I got some of these items at Target, Walmart, and surprisingly Dollar Tree. Their boxes, containers, & gift wrap are cheap and stylish ($1) – cant beat that!

I decided I was going to make a banner out of washi tape to the outside of the basket. I used some braiding cord I snagged at hobby lobby to hang the banner.

I put the whole package of diapers in the basket…somehow! Once that was in, I played around with how the rest was arranged. This is how it turned out!

You can put any phrase, saying, or the baby’s name in the banner created. I chose to use the couple’s last name – Tate. The banner reads Baby Tate. Permanent marker works great on the washi tape! Have fun creating your next baby shower gift basket! ~Nicole