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Appropriate Christmas Gift for Cleaning Lady

Wnat is an appropriate Christmas gift for a cleaning lady? We have used the same woman for about 6 months now. She comes every other week and I pay her $100 per cleaning. She also brings another person with her to help her clean. We have been very happy with her, and are able to trust her to come into our house while we are at work to clean our house...we come home and it is spotless. Can someone please tell me what an appropriate gift, monetary or otherwise, would be?

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Thanks to everyone who responded. You've helped me make my decision! Happy Holidays!

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I know you have already made a decision, but I must tell you, Iam a cleaning lady and the fact that you even remember would be nice. Only 2 of my clients remembered me this year. I am a student and a mom of two. I really thought other moms would think of me. Not the case. It is wonderful that you cared enough to do or say anything.

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Hi J.,
I have always given one week's pay to the cleaning lady as a gift. I have help every week for $90, so that's how much I give as a gift.
Good luck,
A.

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I know you have already made a decision, but I must tell you, Iam a cleaning lady and the fact that you even remember would be nice. Only 2 of my clients remembered me this year. I am a student and a mom of two. I really thought other moms would think of me. Not the case. It is wonderful that you cared enough to do or say anything.

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Someone who is cleaning houses is doing it for a job. Please don't try to guess her taste in anything. Give a gift of money or a gift certificate. As for the cost don't go over what you can afford. Give what you can. Perhaps use the tipping chart.

Hi J., I have cleaning girls too and in the past I have bought them candles anykind. One year I gave the main girl a large candle and he two helpers I gave smaller ones. I also have given them each a christmas ball. I know my friend gives them candy and the other gives wawa gift cards. Good luck with your decision. R.

I would give her a monetary bonus on the week of Christmas. Either that , or if you know what she likes or collects, you could buy her a gift card for her favorite store. You can't go wrong with cash though. I think everyone likes a big fat cash bonus.

I also give cash for our cleaning lady. Since her job is a serivce job its moreless a Christmas bonus.

My mom does 1 to 2 times her regular pay for a bonus at the holidays. Maybe 150 woudl be good so she coudl split it with the person that helps her and still come away with a bit of extra cash. Or a little gift with the money, like pretty gloves and the cash. Cash is never wrong...

I give mine 1 weeks cleaning charge additional, in your case, $100.

I would say prob. $50 to $100 dollar bonus, would be appropriate.

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