The holidays are here and we are jumping for joy! For many, this is a memorable time of year filled with holiday cheer. It is also a chaotic time of the year, so we invite you to take a breath and cherish all of those special people in your lives. This is truly a wonderful time of year to give thanks and show gratitude to those who we care for and care for us! While considering how to show your thanks and gratitude to those on your gift list this year, please remember to consider your nanny. Not sure where to begin? Not to worry! Check out our guide for holiday gifts for your nanny.

Consider Your Budget: Holiday gifting is never expected; however, it is a great way to show your gratitude. Before you begin, consider your budget. Find a range or number that feels comfortable for you and your family.

Year End Bonus: While sometimes it can feel impersonal, many nannies have reported that a cash year-end bonus is most preferred. It allows nannies the flexibility to apply the gift to any area that they may need assistance or purchase a personalized gift of their choice.

Gift Cards: Gift cards are another great option. Think about your nanny’s unique identity when buying a gift card. Does she love to read? Perhaps a gift card to a local book retailer is the ticket! Does your nanny love gourmet coffee, teas or baked goods? Perhaps a gift card to a specialty café or bakery would suit her well!

Creative Gifts: Would the children like to make something special for their nanny? Have the family put their heads together and create a special individualized gift. Perhaps the children would like to create a special painting or craft for their nanny? Maybe you have countless great photos of their years together with their special nanny and friend? Frame some of these pieces or create an album. Your nanny will truly cherish this gift for years to come!

Personalized Thank You: Remember that recognition and gratitude is key. If gifts are out of your budget or timeline, simply saying “thank you” or giving a card speaks volumes.

Last but not least, remember the taxes: While this can sometimes be overlooked, please keep in mind that all bonuses (cash or gift), are taxable income to the employee and must be reported on all employment tax documents.

If you have any questions regarding holiday or year-end gifts or bonuses for your nanny, please feel free to reach out to us at We are always happy to help and be of service!

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