Holiday shopping can be stressful and overwhelming. If you are struggling with the perfect gift for your nanny, I can help.
The colors of the season are red and green. Focus on the latter. Your gift for your nanny should definitely be green—as in cold hard cash.
Many nannies are parents too. They often live paycheck to paycheck. They have mortgages, car payments, tuition, and childcare costs of their own. They want to be able to buy gifts for their families. Even if they aren’t helping to support their family, they still want a monetary gift.
Now, you want to know how much. There are no absolutes, but a week or two of salary is very standard. The longer a nanny is with your family, the larger the gift. Feel free to add smaller (or not) personal gifts. Spa treatments, tech gadgets, gift cards, handmade gifts from the children, etc.
It would be a lot more creative to write about interesting gifts you could buy, but after decades of being in this business, I feel confident that cash (or check) is the most appreciated gift you can give your nanny. There is no better time to reward the person taking care of your children than now.