Well. When DH asked me for suggestions, I had no idea that he was in such a hurry.
He arrived home tonight and happily announced that he had taken care of something for the nurses and aides at the nursing home. He grabbed a box from the laundry room and went to the car then returned with... a whole lot of stuff. I just cannot allow him to go to Sam's Club alone.
Anyway, I now need to locate a large basket that will hold the plethora of cookies, nuts, and candy that he chose. To his credit, he chose a lot of individually-wrapped items... and some boxes of cinnamon tea bags and packets of hot chocolate mix. I'll add in some fruit as well.
I will definitely keep all of your ideas in mind next year and suggest that we give a (smaller) thank you basket, maybe a few times a year. And I liked the different ideas, food items as well as things like gum and hand cream. Thanks!!!
Can't you just eat what I put in front of you? Do you have to know what it is?
Ria Parkinson, Butterflies (BBC, 1978-83)