What gifts are you planning to give to your employers’ kids, the parents, or entire family this holiday season?
Heather Spooner, a nanny in Atlanta, GA explains, “I like to buy books and games for the children. For the parents I usually give gift certificates to their favorite restaurant or store.”
Debbie T. an au pair from Germany working in the United States answers, “The 11-year old is really starting to like music so I’m giving him a CD, the four-year old is getting puppets, and the baby some sorting blocks.”
Samantha Leclaire, a nanny in Wakefield, MA says, “I got the baby a bunch of toys, clothes, and books. I bought the parents a gift card for a restaurant they love. I also made a scrapbook of all the pictures from the baby’s first year as well as a slide show DVD of the pictures that has Japanese lullabies (the mother is Japanese) playing in the background.”
Deborah Lucas, a nanny in Decatur, GA is giving a handmade scarf.
Denise Blackford, a nanny in Bridgewater, NJ shares, “My charges are really into Barbie’s lately, including the little boy. They are always fighting over the Ken dolls, so everyone is getting Ken! For the parents, I always take a picture of each child in a Santa hat and put it in an ornament frame that has the year on it. I also buy the Dad a four-pack of his favorite holiday beer and a bottle of wine for the Mom.”
Imani O., a nanny in New York says, “I am making a scrapbook of the children and baking some of their favorite Christmas desserts.”
Sarah Klink, a nanny from Atlanta, GA explains, “The twins I take care of will be nine-months old at Christmas time and I plan on buying them some more challenging developmentally appropriate gifts than what they have now, i.e. Stacking rings, stacking blocks, simple puzzles with the big knobs, a shape sorter, etc.”
Lauren, a nanny in Pittsburgh, PA shares, “I am going to get some pictures of the girls this week to frame them and give them to their Mom and Dad.”
An anonymous from Seattle, WA says, “Each year I make something from shutterfly.com. I am on a mission each year taking pictures of the kids. You can make calendars, scrapbooks, memory books, you name it. It means a lot to the family.”