25+ Babysitter and Nanny Gift Ideas

Updated: December 10, 2019
Looking for the perfect gift to give your babysitter or nanny this holiday season, or just to show your appreciation? Look no further than these 25 ideas that can all be Amazon Primed to your doorstep.
Baby girl holding babysitter's face in her hands

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As the holidays approach finding the perfect gift for your babysitter or nanny can be tricky. Entrusting your children with a caregiver is one of the hardest things, having the peace of mind that they are well cared for is priceless. Here is a list of gifts for your babysitter or nanny to show how much you appreciate the care they provide your child.

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Something Homemade

One of the best go-to gifts is something homemade. Brittany McCabe from Mama Bear Britt says, “Personally, I am a huge fan of homemade gifts for the holidays. To me, there is nothing more heartfelt than something made with your own two hands.” Especially for a babysitter or nanny, receiving something from their kids is sure to put a smile on their face. Try a small craft or a personalized photo album or scrapbook created by your child.

Coffee Mug

Remind your babysitter that they are the “Best Babysitter Ever” every time they reach for their morning cup of coffee or evening cup of tea.  


A special message included on this silver bangle is sure to complement any outfit. This is the perfect accessory for any babysitter.

Willow Tree Angel

These hand-sculpted figurines are a collection item for many. This angel’s embrace is the sweetest depiction of a caregiver and child.


A small token of appreciation for that extra special babysitter, this keychain holds a special thank you.

Coloring Book

This coloring book makes a fantastic gift idea for someone with a great sense of humor. A silly way to show your appreciation and lighten the mood!

Water Bottle

For the babysitter who is always on the go, a 21oz water bottle with a special message is a great way to show your appreciation.


As we head into the holidays, a snowman ornament reminding your babysitter that they are simply the best is a perfect addition to their decorations. Every time they get ready to pull out their holiday items they will be reminded of your thanks.

Throw Pillow

Another small way to let your babysitter know how much you appreciate them is with this throw pillow.  


Man holding money

A standard recommendation is a cash gift equal to one night of babysitting, chances are your babysitter will appreciate the extra spending money.

Picture Frame

Including a picture of your children in this frame (especially if you have one of them with their Nanny) is the perfect gift. It is a great reminder of how much they mean to your children and what an important part they play in their lives.

Tote Bag

Strong enough to be used every day, this personalized tote bag is a lovely gift for your babysitter or nanny.

Wine Tumbler

Let your Nanny keep their favorite beverage warm or cold with this insulated tumbler. A novelty item that will allow you to show your appreciation for helping your children learn and grow.


This necklace with two interlocking circles is a sweet way to depict the bond between your child and their babysitter.


The perfect size to toss in a bag, your babysitter is sure to smile every time they pull out this notebook and are reminded of your appreciation.


Look no further for a cute appreciation gift. This witty t-shirt is as comfortable as it is silly.

Spa Gift Basket

After a long day with the kids, every Nanny deserves a little pampering. This basket is a great way to allow for some indulgence.

Gourmet Chocolates 

For those with a sweet tooth, show your thanks and appreciation with the delivery of a box of chocolates.

Bath Bombs

Who needs the spa when you can enjoy a luxurious bath? Help your babysitter destress and relax in the tub with these luscious bath bombs.

Gift Cards

If you know your Nanny’s favorite place to shop, why not surprise them with a gift card.  This takes the guesswork out of what to get them and instead allows them to treat themselves.


A special thank you in the form of a succulent. Rather than flowers that only last a few days, or plants that need a lot of attention, succulents are the perfect way to give lasting thanks.

Neck and Back Massager

A great way to unwind after a day of running around and picking up children. This is the gift that keeps on giving. Your Nanny can relax her tired muscles.

Purse Organizer

For the busy babysitter always on the go, a purse organizer will help keep their belongings separate from the kids and easily accessible.

External Battery

Your nanny never has to worry about running out of a charge with this external battery.

Himalayan Salt Lamp

The relaxing glow from this Himalayan salt lamp will create the perfect ambiance after a long day of work. Show your caregiver that you appreciate all of their hard work with this gentle nightlight.

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