What to give adult caregiver for Christmas?

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  1. Kerrio929

    Kerrio929 Mouseketeer

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    I need some advice in what to give our babysitter for Christmas. She's in her early to mid 50's (not exactly sure how old) and she watches our girls about 13-15 hours a week while I work.

    She started with us in July when our previous sitter moved out of state. Other sitter was in her 20s and we gave her extra money (roughly $100). I dont think current sitter would accept $ bc I overpaid her one time and she wrote me a check back and left it for me. So I think money is out.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Kimberle

    Kimberle WL Vet

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    A gift card to a nice restaurant.
     
  3. Tigger&Belle

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    Overpaying and a holiday bonus are very different things. I would go with the cash or at the very least, a gift card to a place you're sure she would like.
     
  4. cornflake

    cornflake DIS Veteran

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    I'd give her cash.

    Her being honest and returning the $$ you mistakenly overpaid her isn't a factor, imo.

    Look at it like if you were shopping at a small local business you enjoy. If you paid and they gave you a $20 back instead of the $10 you were owed, you'd hand it back and tell them they'd handed you the wrong bill.

    If they gave you a coupon for being a loyal customer that gave you $10 off any purchase, you'd take it, right?
     

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