Finding the perfect gift for your favorite babysitter or nanny is no easy task. It has to be personal, original, and reflective of just how much she means to you. We've come up with 17 thoughtful gift ideas that do just that — and nothing comes in at more than $50! Whether she's an artsy type, a gourmand, or a serious student, there's something for every kind of special sitter.
For the Sweet Tooth
Fill this Stoneware Owl Cookie Jar  ($20) with homemade treats for a thoughtful, delicious gift.
For the Neat and Tidy Nanny
She can keep her eyeglasses or sunnies protected in style with Jonathan Adler's needlepoint zebra glasses case  ($42). It is padded and has a soft velvet bag to ensure safekeeping!
For the Stylish Student
The vintage vibe of See Jane Work's Jadeite Desk Set  ($40) will add a touch of chic-ness to her desk.
For the Hostess With the Mostess
If she's been talking about the holiday soiree she's throwing with her best friends for the past month, these Kate Spade New York Happy Hour Glitter Coasters  ($35) are just the thing to add some special sparkle.
For the Artsy Traveler
The 2015 Travel the World calendar  ($26) from Rifle Paper Co. is inspired by vintage travel posters from around the globe.
For the Modernist
Dwell Studio's Faceted Vase  ($38) is just the right size for a single bloom and would be superelegant on a desk, bedside table, or vanity.
For the Chic Photographer
The handcrafted Watercolor Ikat Picture Frames  ($14-$17) are a timeless, stylish option for the nanny who loves her camera.
For the Foodie
The St. Helena Global Salt Trio  ($25) includes three 2.7-ounce jars of Himalayan, Grey Sea, and Black Hawaiian salts.
For the Busy Mom
If your nanny's a mother herself, she's sure to appreciate the Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book  ($10) — a great place to jot down the small, meaningful moments.
For the Streamlined Shopper
J.Crew's Striped Magic Wallet  ($23) is simple but striking and comes in two neon colorways.
For the Crafty Type
In Paper + Craft  ($20), Minhee and Truman Cho outline creative paper projects for frames, place cards, and more.
For the Cheeky Fashionista
Kate Spade's superslim 14k-gold plate Heart of Gold Bangle  ($33) features a subtle sentiment: "Heart of Gold" engraved on its interior.
For the Design Enthusiast
J.Crew Factory's large jewelry tray  ($20) is a serious steal that looks like it cost a whole lot more than it actually did.
For the Tech Addict
If your nanny is never far from her phone, she'll appreciate Echo's Echo Diamond-Stitch Tech Gloves  ($35). They come in a rainbow of colors for every taste and preferred palette.
For the Gardener
At just five inches tall, the colorful Pretty Pansy Vase  ($18) is a fun, versatile pick that can be used to display fresh blooms, pencils, or even toothbrushes.
For the Girl Who's Ready For Anything
Pinch Provisions has the cutest way to be prepared for anything and everything. Its Checkmate Minimergency Kit  ($16) fits stealthily into her handbag and includes everything from band-aids to stain remover and an emery board.
For the Beauty Buff
This trio of lip creams and sparkly pink bag  ($28) from Too Faced will become her holiday essential.