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