I've been nannying for a family with two children since January and am wondering if I should buy them Christmas presents. If so, should I buy gifts just for the children? Or for the entire family? And, what gifts are appropriate?
You shouldn't feel obligated to buy the family any gifts. That said, I nannied for a family with three girls when I was in college and usually purchased individual presents for the children and a box of chocolates for the parents. If you're working within a budget, I advise just giving those you tend to gifts. And, homemade items like a tin of cookies or a knit blanket for baby are always appreciated. Another good option is a a few hours of free babysitting.
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