If you have a nanny or babysitter who enriches your kids' lives and gives you a little bit of time and space to take care of whatever you need to do, you may want to get them a little something special this holiday season. They’ve been working hard, after all! Take a look at these ideas to find just the right gift to let your sitter know just how important they are to you and your family.
Caffeine may very well be the life force of your nanny or babysitter. If you know they love coffee, get them this pourover and Stanley cup, so they can make coffee just the way they like it and keep it nice and hot. They’ll definitely thank you for this one.
You of all people know that taking care of your kids isn’t always an easy job. If you want to thank your sitter for putting up with your kid, now you can. This funny candle expresses your sincere gratitude for their hard work, and smells amazing.
A Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift idea for sitters who love to read, especially while your children are napping or asleep for the night. While it's at a higher price point, it's a meaningful gift if your sitter has been with you for a while. They’ll love having a portable device they can take anywhere to get their reading in!
A Murder Mystery, Solved With Puzzles
This murder mystery that you solve with multiple jigsaw puzzles is a memorable gift for your sitter. Whether they work on it while the kiddos sleep or in their own spare time, they’re bound to have a blast working out the mystery, puzzle by puzzle!
Give your nanny a functional gift like a phone stand that also has a Bluetooth speaker! It's perfect for getting ready in the morning or pulling up recipes in the kitchen.
Another title for your child’s caretaker? Chaos Coordinator. This coffee mug will make them smile and is totally functional, helping them get through the day with their drink of choice by their side (probably something caffeinated).
Your babysitter deserves to pamper themselves, so a self-care gift set is a thoughtful gesture from you. Complete with a candle, a soft blanket, a cute cup, and bath bombs, this will help them live a life of luxury.
For babysitters or nannies who are on the go a lot, a cute crossbody bag will help them keep track of all their things while they also keep track of your kids. This sling bag comes in all sorts of colors, so you can ask them their favorite color to make it even more thoughtful.
While your nanny may spend some of their time watching your kiddos, they might also enjoy having some plants to nurture in their own home. This window herb garden kit will get them started, so they grow their own fresh herbs to have when they need them.
A lot of people rely on their earbuds to get them through their day — from heading to the gym to doing housework to listening to guided meditations. So if it's within your budget, you could give your nanny the gift of quality audio with a pair of Apple AirPods. They might not splurge on these for themselves, which makes them an even better gift option.
Make Them Smile With a Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt
If you know your child’s babysitter has a pet that’s their best friend, a custom sweatshirt with an embroidered picture of their pet would make such a special gift. They’ll cherish having something they can wear that reminds them of their fur baby.
Encourage your babysitter or nanny to find some calm at the end of their work day with a beautiful moon lamp. It's beautiful to look at or even to use in meditation practices, and you can even adjust the lighting levels.
Taking care of kids all day could make anyone's feet tired. This foot massager is an awesome gift for your nanny or babysitter to help them relax and take care of their body.
Get your nanny the gift of fancy snacking with this charcuterie board set. I love that this has a slide out drawer that holds all of the utensils you’ll need. You could even add some charcuterie fixings in a gift basket to complete the set, like some cheeses, crackers, nuts, and chocolates.
Having one place to charge all of your electronics is an awesome gift, and this charging station covers it all. It magnetically chargers your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods in one place without having to plug anything in. So at the end of a long day, your babysitter or nanny can just drop their things here without the extra clutter of cords. If you know they use Apple products, they’ll love this one.
Show Your Appreciation in a Thoughtful Way
Whether your sitter is like family to you or you’ve just hired them and they’re doing a fantastic job, a gift for the holidays might make them even more excited to get to work for you. From customized gifts to items that might make doing their job a little more fun (like coffee!), there’s something here for every kind of nanny or babysitter to show them how much you appreciate them.