Sunday, November 27, 2016

Seasonal Thank You Gift Ideas For Your Child’s Caregiver Team

With Christmas less than a month away (yup, it’s true), it is now time to put serious effort into making your list and checking it twice – and ensuring you’ve got all those important people in your and your child’s life covered. 

We know it’s easy to find meaningful gifts for immediate family members, but what about the handful of other caregivers who help provide a healthy, enriching and safe environment for your little one throughout the year. 

Don’t forget to gift a little something to the babysitter, nanny, childcare provider and perhaps even your Pediatrician who’s reassuringly helped your little one overcome health hurdles. We’ve got some great last minute gift suggestions to help ensure everyone on your extended list receives a token of seasonal gratitude – without breaking your holiday budget.

TWG Tea (via The Urban Tea Merchant) has just released its special Red Christmas Teabag Gift Box that is perfect for your child’s favorite caregiver or tea-loving nanny.  Its beautifully designed (re-edited) matte red gift box includes 15 bags of theine-free red tea blend of citrus fruits and spices for only $29.  Feeling extra giving? Top it off with a package of their Tea Infused Shortbread Cookies (for an additional $20)

If your child has a favourite babysitter (lets face it, they are a go-to saviour at times) they’re probably into looking polished and pretty when not getting down and dirty at the playground with your little monkey! Treat them to a convenient AG Hair Shampoo and Conditioner Set ($24.99) or gift them with a cool little personalized Zodiac Pouch that comes in an array of cheerful, edgy colours at only $20.

For your child’s caregiver nothing says thank you like the gift of Zen and relaxation (considering they deal with your kids tears and meltdowns on an almost daily basis).  Indigo has a great selection of seasonally scented candles that are classy-looking bargain at less than $15.  Choose from Balsam and Cedar, Woodfire or Winter White.

Your child’s daycare provider needs to keep a high level of alertness during the day.   Though coffee is the obvious choice, why not give them the gift of green: matcha green that is.  They’ll appreciate Whisk Matcha’s Organic Everyday Grade Matcha ($25) or Premium Organic Matcha Shortbread Cookies ($17).  Both offer a healthier  ‘perk’ without the caffeine crash common with coffee.

What about a little something sweet for your friendly neighbour who’s been there in a pinch when you’ve run out of milk just before bedtime? Something thoughtful – and deliciously scented like Bath and Bodyworks well priced Lather & Lotion Gift Sets are a seasonal steal ($20).  Mix and match to create your own yummy bundle. 

Give thanks to your little ones doctor or healthcare provider with something offering up a note of gratitude for the hard and often stressful work they do.  You’ll find plenty of kitschy ideas on Amazon (we sure did), but a cute and frameable print from local artist Raincity Prints might make a nice addition to their workspace without going overboard.  

Danica keeps herself busy as a solo-mom to a busy little boy while running her own business and living coastal life to the fullest. She enjoys an active lifestyle (when not busy working on communications projects or taking her tiny tot on adventures).  See what she's up to at:

Images: courtesy of Indigo, Whisk Matcha, Raincity Prints, TWG/Urban Tea Merchants 

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