If you use your sitter on a regular basis then yes you should give them a holiday gift. Cash equivalent to a night’s pay plus a small, handmade gift from your child would be very much appreciated by your sitter. They have a big job – taking care of your kids in your absence. Make sure they know how much you appreciate what they do.

As a parent, time is limited and we forget things often, so here’s a handy list you can use to make sure that you have everyone covered this holiday season:

  • Husband/Wife/Significant Other
  • Daughter(s)
  • Son(s)
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Grandmother(s)
  • Grandfather(s)
  • Sister(s)
  • Brother(s)
  • Sister-in-law(s)
  • Brother-in-law(s)
  • Mother-in-law
  • Father-in-law
  • Babysitter
  • Teachers/Daycare Provider
  • Neighbors
  • Friends
  • Boss(es)
  • Assistant

There are other service providers that you should tip. For all the details, view Emily Post’s Holiday Tipping Guide.