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Gift Ideas for Babysitter

I'd like to give our babysitter (home sitter, adult) a gift as she will no longer be watching our daughter. Any ideas on inexpensive, nice gifts? Any babysitters who can let me know what you would like to receive? Thanks!

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When my daughter was young she was in a home daycare. We gave the sitter a cash gift equal to her weekly pay. I also agree that a personal - maybe handmade gift from you children would be nice and something she can keep.

I've collected gift ideas from providers all over the country and put them all on a webpage that you can view here: http://stepbystepcc.com/gifts.html Hope that helps.

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I may be strange but as a sitter I love the same handmade "mommy" gifts that most moms love to get. i have momentos from all the children i have cared for over any length of time and cherish them as much as the keepsakes my own children have made for me, often when a child is here for a long period of time they really do become a part of the extended family. hth

I watched two girls for over four years and the gifts that I loved the most were the ones that were personalized from them.
Not sure where you live, but you can go to one of the paint your own pottery places and make a coffee mug with your daughters handprint on it. It should cost under $15 or so. And she will never forget it.
In Columbus there are a few places called Colour Me Mine. You should be able to find them on line. I know that there in one inside at Easton. And in Delaware ohio there is one downtown that is called The Bare Bowl. It is a bit cheaper then the other place and far more personal. Good luck!

I am an in home child care provider in Stow, OH. I have received several gifts from families whose children no longer come here - things such as a cookie basket ~ a fruit basket - one family made up a basket of board books and toys!! it was such a nice idea, wasnt very expensive and meant so much!! Hope those ideas were helpful! As a child care provider, it is nice to know that we are appreciated by the parents whose children we care for!!

When my daughter was young she was in a home daycare. We gave the sitter a cash gift equal to her weekly pay. I also agree that a personal - maybe handmade gift from you children would be nice and something she can keep.

Not sure if you're talking about a daycare type babysitter or a teenager... but when I was a teen, my favorite gift was a gift certificate (or giftcard nowadays) to the mall. When I ran a home-daycare, I loved getting a big beautiful hanging basket of flowers! =)

I usually combine both of the ideas given. You could have your daughter finger paint a picture or soemthing of the sort and then also get her sometthing. I would guess that you know what she likes or her hobbies. For our babysitter's birthday, I got her some scrapbook paper and a giftcard to Michael's, that way I put some thought into it, but I also let her do some shopping.

how about a small framed picture of your baby?

If she collects something adding to her collection would be nice. I babysit & I also love giftcards to restaurants or lotions.

I've collected gift ideas from providers all over the country and put them all on a webpage that you can view here: http://stepbystepcc.com/gifts.html Hope that helps.

How about a mall gift certificate?

I would do a combo gift- something homemade with your daughters handprint on it, her photo ( try snapfish for inexpensive & fast photo coffee mugs gifts) and a gift card ( gas, target, spa,movies) because in these times we can all use a little extra and we all know people who care for & love children don't do it for the money.

As a daycare teacher let me say any gift is always appreciated as it lets us know you appreciate us. however some of the better gifts are gift certificates (any amount) to wal-mart or meijer type places so we can buy more supplies or to a resturant. Lotions are nice but sometimes your idea of a nice sent and hers might be different same with candles. A little treat basket with some candies in a cheap container of any type wiht maybe a pad of paper or some pens. no offence but gifts that are not favorites are pictures of you child truly we love them but what am i going to do with say pictures of 30 children. now some teachers like these and keep albums but most don't. we really do appriciate the thought and are greatful for most any thing. you would be suprised how few thanks we actually get verbal or with gifts! I have gotten anything from small cosmetic cases, gas cards, lunch delivered, flowers and balloons as well as the earlier mentioned. also you can find cards for caregivers at some stores like halmark that are very touching

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Gift cards are always nice and seem to be appreciated. My babysitter likes to scrapbook too and that can get expensive...a gift card to some place like traget is nice, there's such a wide variety of things.

bath and body works is always nice stuff. small perume sets are nice. available at a dollar store. candle sets most teens and adults like.

How old is she? If this is a teenager or pre-teen, get her an iTunes gift card.

Most women enjoy anything from Bath&Body types of stores.
Another idea would be a plant in a flower pot that your daughter helped to make/paint. You can also find those stepping stone kits at Michael's or JoAnn's (with their weekly coupon you can get it 40-50% off) and make something creative - maybe even your daughter's hand print. They really don't take that terribly long to make and dry fairly quickly. Just some thoughts.

If you have duplicate pictures of your daughter, how about making a photo album so your sitter will remember your daughter since she will not be caring for her any longer.

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