well as shes new to you i dont think you need to go overboard-how about some nice bath stuff,or bottle of booze,chocs?boring maybe,but as you dont know her that well i would think it would be appropriate.i have reincarnated myself from nurse to cleaner and thats the sort of thing id like,but seeings as i clean disgusting offices with disgusting men its highly unlikely!!actually,id just like them to learn to wee IN the loo!!sorry!
I think £25 is v generous ! I give my cleaner a tenner too and a small gift for her ds. Our cleaner comes fortnightly. My cleaner actually prefers money as she says money is tight for her and they are saving to move back to Portugal.
both. small gift and also about a weeks money. particularly since mine buys presents worth about £10 - £15 for each of my three children which makes me feel a bit guilty. she is a woman who clearly wants grandchildren of her own but in the meantime enjoys spoiling mine!