10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Nanny Appreciation Week

Nanny Appreciation Week (September 24-30) is an excellent opportunity to show your nanny just how much you appreciate their hard work, dedication, and the love they give to your children. But finding the perfect gift that encapsulates your gratitude can sometimes be a challenging task. Whether your nanny is an integral part of your family or someone who has recently joined your household, here are 10 thoughtful gift ideas to make them feel valued and special.

1. Dear Nanny Picture book with kid's dedication

Gifting the book to our nanny

Here's a photo of my daughter gifting this meaningful book to our nanny. This beautiful picture book by Katrina Liu celebrates the bond between a nanny and a child and includes a dedication page for your child to draw or write a meaningful message. Reading it will definitely tug at your heart strings. I recommend getting one for your child and your nanny so that your nanny can also write a message for your little one in their copy too.

2. Classes to learn a new skill

A gift that caters to your nanny's interest is always a meaningful one. Depending on what they are interested in, you could gift them an art class, cooking class, photography workshop, dance lessons, floral arrangement class, pottery class or more.

3. Gift Certificate to a Favorite Restaurant

Restaurant gift certificate for nanny

Sometimes the gift of a nice meal can say a thousand words. A gift certificate to your nanny's favorite restaurant offers them the chance to enjoy a night out, perhaps as a special date night or a pleasant evening with friends.

4. Personalized Tote Bag with favorite snacks

Tote bag with snacks for Nanny

Nannies often have to carry a lot of essentials with them, from baby bottles to spare clothes and snacks. A personalized tote bag can be both practical and stylish, giving them something that's not just functional but also personal. An even better touch is filling the tote with lots of your nanny's favorite snacks! I love the snacks at Trader Joes.

5. Scrapbook of Memories

Work with your children to create a scrapbook filled with photos, drawings, and little notes that capture memories of time spent with the nanny. This is not just a gift but a keepsake that your nanny will treasure for years to come.

6. Crochet Starter Kits

Crochet starter kits by Woobles

Crochet is having a moment and a starter kit might be a really fun way for your nanny to learn a new skill. Check out The Woobles which offers really cute animal crochet starter kits.

7. A High-Quality Thermos or Water Bottle

Tumbler cup for nanny

Nannies are always on the go, whether it's playground outings or school pickups. A good-quality thermos or water bottle can make their daily tasks a bit more comfortable, keeping their drinks hot or cold for extended periods. This tumbler by Simple Modern holds 40 oz, doesn't leak or spill, fits in a cup holder and comes in so many different colors. 

8. Subscriptions to Magazines or Streaming Services

Netflix and streaming

Whether it's a magazine related to childcare, a hobby they love, or a streaming service for movies and TV shows, a subscription can provide months of entertainment and information.

9. Tickets to a Live Show

Depending on your nanny's interest, a live experience is always a fun and much appreciated gift. Check out your local shows such as musicals, theatre, comedy shows, ballet, magic shows and more. I love to check out Goldstar for really amazing deals on discounted live shows.

10. Weekend Getaway

weekend getaway

If your budget allows, a weekend getaway can be an extraordinary gift. Whether it's a trip to the mountains, a beach retreat, or a city adventure, a couple of days away can work wonders for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Final Thoughts

When choosing a gift for your nanny during Nanny Appreciation Week, the most important thing is to show that you've put thought into it. It's the sentiment behind the gift that will make it truly special. And remember, the best gift of all is treating your nanny with kindness and respect, not just during Nanny Appreciation Week but throughout the year.

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