Holiday gifts for caregivers

What are good gift ideas for caregivers around the holidays? And how much do you spend? My daughter is transitioning classrooms at her school and I’d like to get her current teacher a little something. But what? And what amount is appropriate? Amazon gift card?? There are actually two teachers but the second we’ve only known about a month...so do I get a joint gift or do I really need to get two? Also, we love our babysitter and would like to get her something too. Cash? What’s a good amount?

  • Jennifer
    Nov 09

    I found these starbuck with hot coco at Walmart for $5.98. The cups are gorgeous. I have 4 teachers my daughters daycare so I'm planning on getting that for them. They come in 4 designs on the cups.

  • Ivana
    Nov 09

    Thanks! You can’t go wrong with hot coco and cute mugs especially if there’s a whole group to get something for :)

  • Sara
    Nov 12

    I always go with gift cards to somewhere pretty general like Amazon. It's the easiest thing for me to get and also I feel like people value it most. Then my daughter can make a handmade card for the personal touch.

  • Liubov
    Nov 13

    Ladies could you please explain me one moment. My son is in daycare since summer. During summer there were two teachers in his class (it was a camp). In Sept-Oct he was in another class and there were three teachers. And starting last week he is with other two teaches. So my son communicates with 7 teachers and Director and her assistant. Have I purchase gift for everyone?

  • Erika
    Nov 13

    @liubov you can also give cupcakes or cookies as a gift with a card for each of the teachers

  • Ivana
    Nov 13

    I like that approach! I think I’ll write a nice card and have my daughter decorate it for the teacher we love who helped her transition first to school. For the remainder we’ll give the coco mugs or treats :) Thanks for the tips!!

  • Florrie
    Nov 23

    I'm tagging along the topic because this is the first year my daughter goes to daycare. Do you usually give same amount of gift card for the teachers and the directors? or the directors should get a bit less since they are not interacting with your baby everyday? Thanks in advance!

  • Ivana
    Nov 23

    Florrie, I’ve decided for my daughters teachers I’m going to make them Shutterfly mugs with the class photo they took (plus you can order them with all sorts of chocolates inside) and have my daughter color holiday cards for them which I will write a nice note in. For the one teacher who really helped us transition her to daycare earlier this year, I’ll add a gift card to Amazon for maybe $30. I wasn’t planning on getting the director anything really but I like the idea of brining in homemade baked goods for all the staff.

  • Florrie
    Dec 03

    Thank you Ivana!

  • Iris
    Dec 04

    Florrie - I usually give the teachers gift cards to Target. I don't give a gift to the Director/admin staff during the holidays. They have a staff appreciation week, and I give them chocolate at that time.

  • Florrie
    Dec 04

    Thank you Iris!