5 Gifts Employers Can Give Nannies for the Holidays

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By Kellie Geres

Figuring out the right gift to give your nanny for the holidays can be a difficult task. You want to give her something that expresses your appreciation for what she does every day, something that appeals to her, and something that she’ll actually get use out of. However, giving your nanny a gift doesn’t have to be a huge extravaganza.  Even a small token of appreciation goes a long way in showing your nanny you care during the holidays.

While the gift card or monetary bonus may seem the easiest route to go, think outside the box to show your nanny you really care and pay attention to the little things. Here are five gift ideas to consider for your nanny this year:

  1. Does your nanny use her vehicle to drive your children around?  Consider gifting her a full auto detail so her car looks sparkling new again and is finally rid of those deep, dark Cheerios hiding in the seats.
  2. Is your nanny an avid reader?  Consider a Nook or Kindle if you can afford one, or a gift card to Barnes & Noble or Amazon so that she can pick up a few of her favorite reads.
  3. Does your nanny attend an annual nanny conference such as INA or Nannypalooza?  How about paying for her registration to attend?  Both events offer early bird registration rates that make it affordable for most, and her attendance at these events will only help her become a better, more qualified caregiver.
  4. Does your nanny love sports or music?  How about tickets to a game of her choice or an upcoming concert? She’ll appreciate having a fun evening out to do something she enjoys.
  5. Airline ticket prices are outrageously high, which can make it hard for your nanny to get home to see her own family during the holidays.  If you have lots of miles sitting in your frequent flier account, why not gift your nanny with a plane ticket home for the holidays?

Your nanny does so much for you and your family on a daily basis. Show her a little love, appreciation and thoughtfulness this year and go the extra mile with a gift.

In addition to the holidays, these suggestions are great for birthdays, Nannyversaries and National Nanny Recognition Week.

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