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What can I get for our childminder?

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reddaisy Sun 05-Dec-10 09:27:46

DD has only been with her for a few months but the childminder has been great. What can I get her?

I was thinking about the usual wine and chocolates as it is a safe option but everyone gets enough chocolate at Christmas so some more ideas would be good please.

healthyElfy Sun 05-Dec-10 10:21:24

Scarf and gloves for when she takes the children out?

reddaisy Sun 05-Dec-10 15:41:22

That's a nice idea healthyElfy - like your name by the way.

ragged Sun 05-Dec-10 15:42:34

I gave her a cheerful bottle of wine and a quite nice Lego set for her youngest son (then about 7yo). Several people commented on what a nice thought it was.

healthyElfy Sun 05-Dec-10 16:45:08

TooTiredtoGoogle Sun 05-Dec-10 18:39:35

We got cinema vouchers for childminder's teenage children last year.

CheekyWeeBauble Sun 05-Dec-10 19:30:23

I made mine a Childminder's Survival Kit once - it had gin, her favourite wine, trashy mags, tea, yummy biscuits and earplugs in it grin

rednose Sun 05-Dec-10 21:47:11

Luv it cheekyweebauble!

panettoinydog Sun 05-Dec-10 22:00:08

A pampering sorta basket is nice. Fill a basket with wine, quality snacks, bubble bath, candle, purdy things

kitkat1967 Mon 06-Dec-10 14:38:16

Hi TooTired - cinema vouchers sound like a great idea - was your CM pleased?
Mine has 4 DCs - 17,15,11 & 8 - so it could be a good option. We only use her afterschool but she is fab - DS is already planning to give homemade fudge to her.

TooTiredtoGoogle Mon 06-Dec-10 18:59:37

Yes, CM loved it - especially as her children decided to treat her and her DH to cinema trip too.
Funnily enough, we only used ours was an afterschool CM too.

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