Holiday Hot Drink Stirrers

Inexpensive Gifts and Treats In an attempt to make inexpensive holiday gifts with my Nanny Kids this year, we made these adorable hot chocolate or coffee stirrers. We used ingredients that we thought would make a mug of hot chocolate or coffee taste better. Wrap them up in cellophane and add a ribbon for holiday […]

Monogramed Gift Mugs

Homemade Holiday Gifts You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give personalized handmade gifts this holiday season. You can find nice mugs at the dollar store and oil based Sharpie markers and large monogram stickers at any craft store. Older school-aged children can help make these gift mugs using the first letter […]

“World’s Best Nanny” Gifts

Best Gifts for Nannies with “World’s Best Nanny” If you need to buy a gift for your favorite nanny you don’t have to break the bank. Simply giving her a gift with the message “World’s Best Nanny” will endear any hard-working nanny. Click any of the links below to easily purchase a gift for your […]

Lotty Dotty Shirts: Dress Up the Doll on Your Shirt!

Products Nannies Love I have finally found the best birthday gift for girls. They are Lotty Dotty high-fashion T-shirts featuring screen printed doll figures, that can be dressed interchangeably with Velcro-backed designer mini-outfits. You literally change the look of one’s T-shirt by using 3D detachable clothiung. You literally change the clothing on the doll on […]

Pomander Balls Make Great Homemade Gifts

Christmas Scents A pomander is a lime, lemon, or orange covered with whole cloves. Pomanders can be given as gifts to be used year-round in closets and drawers or displayed in a bowl. They can also be hung on a tree or included in potpourri. In the traditional pomander, cloves are placed so close to one […]

Choose Holiday Gifts that Encourage Quality Play

How to Promote Quality Play When choosing gifts for children the holiday season it’s best to choose simple toys that promote quality play. According to the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play quality play promotes creativity, language development, physical development, thinking skills, and social skills. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood recommends avoiding […]

Giving Holiday Gifts on a Budget

How Much are You Spending on Gifts This Holiday Season? When you are strapped for money but want to give holiday gifts make a list of how much you want to spend per person. First, check the Internet for the best prices for stores that are close to you. Making the list and determining your […]

10 Best Children’s Books for Hanukkah

Weekly Trip to the Library Books may be the best quality gift caregivers can give to the children in their care. Not only will the children and their parents enjoy the book, they are affordable for nannies or au pairs on a budget. Books are quality gifts because a love of reading increases academic success. […]

Headbanz

Product Review Sunday HedBanz Game is a guessing game that takes the classic game of 20 questions to a sillier level. Two to six players can play at a time, and each is equipped with three plastic chips and an adjustable headband. Each player selects a picture card from the deck and attaches it to […]

The Simple Things

Simple Gifts are the Best Gifts This holiday season we have been urging nannies and au pairs to give quality toys as gifts to their charges. Kids still get pleasure from the simple things: a large box of crayons and a thick packet of construction paper, modeling clay, building blocks, pick-up sticks, puzzles, balls, and […]