This holiday season, show your nanny you appreciate them in ways that show how much you value the work they do for your family. From thoughtful gifts to practical needs and everything in between, here are a few gift ideas for the incredible nannies that make our lives whole!
BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Is your nanny always wrapped up in a blanket during story-times with your children? Gift them a luxuriously soft blanket, slippers, or boots from Ugg. Maybe they’d prefer a nice jacket from NorthFace or a warm, stylish beanie from Carhartt, or a gift card to Starbucks to warm them up from the inside out!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Does your nanny have to travel to get home for the holidays? Buy their airfare to get home to their family. Are they driving to get home for the holidays? Pay for their gas and make them a road trip basket, full of their favorite snacks. This is sure to warm their heart!
THE GIFT OF TIME OFF
Even though our nannies have paid vacation for most holidays, treat them to an extra day or two to spend with their loved ones. Your nanny will be incredibly thankful for the extra time they are able to share with their family and will come back refreshed and ready to bring in a new year with your little ones!
DINNER FOR TWO
Treat your nanny to a nice dinner with their significant other or best friend! You can make a reservation for your nanny to a restaurant they’ve been wanting to try or treat them to a day of nails or massages with their partner or friend!
FAMILY PHOTO SESSION
As we approach family photo season, consider inviting your nanny along to have them join in a photo session with your family and your littles. It will be a gift all of you can treasure for many years to come and the invitation will make your nanny feel like a million bucks!
One of the best ways to thank your nanny for the amazing work they do for your family and your children is simple–a holiday bonus! Even better, pair this bonus with a simple, meaningful card or a framed picture of your children and nanny together.
USE YOUR WORDS
Write your nanny a heartfelt note, card, or letter building them up for all the incredible work they do. Have your family, including your children, sign it, or include drawings from your children to include with it. Consider filling out a grateful book to with your family to gift to your incredible nanny.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A CLEAN CAR
Does your nanny use their car to transport your children to and from school, activities, and other adventures? Treat your nanny to a car detailing service. They will love opening up their doors to a fresh and clean vehicle to start the new year with!
APPRECIATION IN MANY FORMS
Is your nanny looking for a new car? Are they getting married, preparing for a baby, or continuing their education in school or courses? Show your support and appreciation for all they do for you and your family. Give your time to help your nanny find something they need or want, gift them a course they’ve dreamed of taking, wedding day makeup, or a new baby essential that got you through your beginning days as a parent. Thoughtfulness can go a long way–give your nanny your favorite book or a book about something they’re interested in!
NEW YEAR, NEW NANNY
What are your nanny’s goals for the new year? Do they hope to get into shape, learn a new skill, or read more books? Consider gifting your nanny a gym membership, a FitBit, or an audiobook subscription to Audible. Is your nanny is just dying for a new hair cut and color to rock in the new year? Give them a gift card to their favorite salon!
Have a wonderful holiday season celebrating your nanny, your family, and the time with those you love!