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Ideas for my 2year old's nanny...VERY PICKY!

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honeyistoosweet Sat 22-Nov-14 15:05:43

She hates chocolate and biscuits and candles.

She's moving house at the moment.

She's 50.

Help!!!

(I got her hand cream as her last present)

HermioneWeasley Sat 22-Nov-14 15:50:35

Booze? Cashmere something?

honeyistoosweet Sat 22-Nov-14 16:18:52

Doesn't drink sad

CountingThePennies Sat 22-Nov-14 16:21:19

Money in a christmas card?

Voucher?

Fresh01 Sat 22-Nov-14 16:25:59

Nice plant in a pot?

Big bunch of flowers?

HermioneWeasley Sat 22-Nov-14 16:27:24

Voucher for a massage or similar?

Lovelydiscusfish Sat 22-Nov-14 16:40:26

Voucher? M and S or Boots might suit? We usually go for vouchers for the nursery workers/babysitters.

soaccidentprone Sat 22-Nov-14 16:43:50

John lewis voucher. Can also be used at Waitrose.

honeyistoosweet Sat 22-Nov-14 17:45:04

Now - I'm not against vouchers - but then we come to the amounts - what do you think is an appropriate amount? I am on a tight budget, but do not want to offend...

CountingThePennies Sat 22-Nov-14 18:34:14

No more than £20

Havingabeer Sat 22-Nov-14 18:38:00

John lewis voucher plus stolen gift along side. That ways he won't know exactly how much you've spent

nancy75 Sat 22-Nov-14 18:41:07

Stolen gift? I don't think that's a very good idea grin

CountingThePennies Sat 22-Nov-14 18:42:25

I think a stolen gift is a great idea if you are skint

grin

nancy75 Sat 22-Nov-14 18:44:57

I suppose if you steal it badly enough you could get yourself some free board and lodging Over xmas, do you think you get Turkey for Xmas dinner in prison ��

DefinitelyNOTthepootroll Sat 22-Nov-14 18:51:15

If you're on a tight budget how about a nice framed picture of your DC and her?

I'm a nanny and would love that. Other (cheaper) things I've had and greatly appreciated:
Massage voucher
Beautiful flowers
Set of lovely wine glasses (& wine)
Welly boots (muddy walk with kids!)
Fluffy warm blanket

I've also had VERY expensive gifts but honestly a thoughtfully written card is always what means the most. Can DC make something?

honeyistoosweet Sat 22-Nov-14 21:24:28

Oh some great ideas thank you! well maybe not the stolen present - im not subtle enough ;)

Lovelydiscusfish Sat 22-Nov-14 22:59:13

I think £20 is the right amount for a voucher in these circumstances. We normally give £10 vouchers, but dd has a number of nursery workers/babysitters - if there was one main person (as I'm guessing the nanny is) then £20 seems more fitting - not sure why. But obviously if money is tight or anything, £10 is equally fine and not stingy - you can get some nice stuff for a tenner!

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