For busy parents, a good nanny is just short of a god-send. Whether they are watching your children, helping with homework, taking them to extracurricular activities, or even spending the night when you are working late, we understand that they make countless personal sacrifices to ensure your children get the proper care they deserve. That is why a good gift is so important for your nanny. You want to make them feel wanted and appreciated, and your gift reflects that. Think about it, when you receive a gift that you know not a lot of time went into it, you feel almost insulted. If you want your nanny to keep working with you and you want to demonstrate your love and appreciation for them, make sure to put in the time to get a good gift so you can communicate that appreciation. Below we will go over the best gifts you can get your nanny for the upcoming holidays!
1. A Few Paid Vacation Days
If you are planning on staying home for the holidays or have a few extra vacation days left at work and can manage to stay at home to give your nanny a few days break then that can go a long way! Your nanny will not forget this favor, but more importantly, she will get the rest that he/she deserves. If you want to make this deal even sweeter, offer him/her a paid vacation.
2. Relaxing Spa Session
We all know how stressful it is taking care of our own kids. Now imagine doing that professionally. Long story short, it is 10x more stressful because they aren’t your kids and any mistake you might make will be analyzed under a microscope. So, if you want to help your nanny destress then a spa session is the perfect holiday gift. This will not only help them destress, but it will also show that you understand how much stress they are under and that you appreciate what they do for you. If you want to make this deal even sweeter, buy them a spa session for two so that they can bring their friend or significant other!
3. Buy a Gift Card for a Nice Restaurant
Nannies put in long, hard hours day-in and day-out and they often sacrifice personal time with friends in order to help your family make your schedule work. A gift card or gift certificate to a nice restaurant will give them a moment to reconnect with friends and family and will help them unwind. After this, you nanny will feel like a super star who is appreciated and welcomed in your family.
4. Personalized Jewelry
There a few gifts as good as a nice piece of jewelry. And the only thing better than regular jewelry is personalized jewelry. Maybe something with their name on it, or a name of someone/something that is dear to their heart. If you cannot think of anything to put on the jewelry then put the names of your kids that he/she are babysitting. This will show them that you sincerely care for them and consider them as part of the family.