11 Simple Perfect Gift for your Nanny this Christmas 2024

Christmas is special and the right time to gift your loved ones and those that matter to you such as your family and your nanny. Nanny do a great job of caring for our children and makes your life easier so deserve a special and functional gift on Christmas ; more so those who that have worked with you for long enough. 

It has become customary to gift or give the nanny a bonus for Christmas because it makes them feel appreciated, motivates them in their job, and enhances the relationship that you share with them.

Finding the most unique and perfect gift for your nanny is very challenging. What gift you choose for your nanny should be most practical and useful thing they will received. It can be a variety of cash gifts/bonuses, and non-cash gifts

Some of Christmas gift ideas that the nanny will love and appreciate include cash/bonus, gift card, photo, crafts, accessories, self-care products, entertainment, house plants and paid time off among others.

Read: Making Christmas Special for your Family

Reasons to Gift your Nanny this Christmas

1. Gifts make your Nanny feel Appreciated

Appreciation and gratitude are some of the main reasons we give our nannies gifts not only on Christmas but other days as well. The gifting gesture shows that you appreciate your nanny and the work they do for you and your family. It is hence important that you let your nanny know you appreciate them through a Christmas gift.

2. Gifts Motivate the Nanny

The Christmas token motivates you nanny to work better as the gift or the bonus acts as an incentive. As such you should make nanny gifts a norm for every Christmas to ensure they stay motivated at their work.

3. Enhances your Relationship with Nanny

Gifting your nanny during Christmas helps to establish and enhance the relationship between you and them which is crucial in effective childcare. You should consider a Christmas gift for your nanny this Christmas 2024 if you intend to cement your relationship.

Read: How to Keep your Nanny for Long

Reasons you should Gift your Nanny this Christmas

Is it a Must to Give Nanny Christmas Bonus

Gifting or giving a Christmas bonus to your nanny is totally optional, not mandatory. Your nanny should not demand for a Christmas gift/bonus. If she does, take that as a red flag. To be clear on the expectations, include a performance/retention bonus in the contract.

The average time for bonuses should be after at least 6 months of employment. If your nanny has not been with you long enough, do not feel pressured into giving them a bonus. Consider a gift instead.

Perfect Gifts Ideas for Nanny Christmas 2024

1. A Cash Gift/Bonus for Christmas

A bonus is some extra cash that you give above and beyond normal pay for your nanny. It is an appreciation of service and a reward for their exemplary performance and work in childcare.

Some families find it practical to give their nanny a Christmas bonus instead of a gift as they can make better use of the cash that way. Also, some families still go out of their way to give their nanny a bonus and also a physical gift as well.

But how much should you give your nanny as a Christmas bonus. It is quite a dilemma but the amount that you give your nanny as a bonus depends on you. You should consider your unique childcare circumstances and your financial capability, while coming up with the figure. Also consider factors such as how long your nanny has been with you, how well she gets along with the kids and the care they deliver among other performance indicators.

However, the baseline is a week’s total net pay. Of course, you can give more than this, and certainly, you can give less depending on your financial situation. It is the thought that matters- not the amount. If your finances do not allow for a huge bonus, a small token is enough to communicate your appreciation to your nanny

2. Gift Cards

A gift card to their favorite store, restaurant, spa, etc. will be appreciated by the nanny.

3. Nanny Photos as Christmas Gift

A photo book, a framed photo of the nanny with the kids is very exciting.

4. Handmade Crafts

Handmade crafts, cards, thank you notes, etc. are very unique gifts that your nanny will love.

5. Customized Christmas Nanny Gifts

A personalized travel tea/coffee mug, T-shirt, blankets, socks, sweaters etc will make very unique gifts for your nanny this year.

6. Accessories

A watch, ornaments, car accessories, a purse/bag that fits the nanny lifestyle and they will appreciate them as a Christmas gift.

7. Self-care Products for Nanny

Lotions, organic soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, hand/body cream candles etc are all amazing fits for your nanny this Christmas

8. Entertainment Items

Gift your nanny books, movie night gift package, date night box, champagne etc.

9. Nanny Home Items

You can Gift your Nanny Home Items for Christmas 2024

10. Food and drinks

Food and drinks such as homemade cookies, juice, candy etc. are simple but perfect Christmas gifts for your nanny this year 2024.

11. A paid day off, paid holidays,

Giving your nanny some paid time off for a while can be good Christmas gift.

12. House Plants, Teapot, Cocktail kit  etc.

Simple Perfect & Unique Gift Ideas for your Nanny this Christmas

When to Give the Nanny Christmas Gift/Bonus

Christmas gift and/or bonus is meant for Christmas. The timing therefore should allow for its use during Christmas time.

Hence around Christmas is the perfect time for giving out the gift. It may be between two weeks before Christmas to last day before Christmas.

Make the gift the most thoughtful and practical gift your nanny will ever receive. Try to remember if she has mentioned something she desperately needs. Also you can always ask as it helps avoid buying something they will never use. 

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