What to give your nanny for Christmas

This time of year client often call to ask what type of bonus they should give their nanny for Christmas. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Feel free to be creative for your family and nanny.

We recommend the following depending on how long the nanny has been with you:

  • One week of pay- which is equivalent to 2% of the nanny’s annual salary
  • One week of vacation- time off with pay- also equivalent to 2% of the nanny’s annual salary. (Although any additional time off over the holidays is appreciated.)
  • A spa gift certificate
  • Other gift certificates (if you know your nanny’s favorite place to shop/eat/enjoy)
  • Visa gift card

You can also think outside the box.

Do you have lots of air miles? Can you fly your nanny home for Christmas or pay for a vacation? This is a huge benefit to your nanny but is no cost to you.

Watch sites like Groupon, Social Shopper and Team Buy for half off deals on everything from spas to vacations.

Time off – Can you give you nanny extra paid time off?