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Amanda Rock

How Much Do You Tip Your Babysitter?

By December 13, 2012

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An interesting poll from childcare site UrbanSitter. They asked their users how much they tip either their nanny or babysitter. The findings:

What To Give the Nanny as a Year-end Bonus:

  • The most popular holiday gift for nannies is a Christmas bonus of one week's pay.
  • 97% of parents surveyed give their nanny a Christmas bonus or gift.
  • Popular nanny gifts and babysitter gifts include: gift cards to a favorite retailer or restaurant, spa items or as gift card for spa services, scarves, other handmade items, a framed photo of the kids, candles, gourmet foods such as baked goods or chocolates and fine teas.

What To Get Babysitters for Christmas:

  • Three out of four parents surveyed give their babysitter gifts or a year-end bonus for Christmas.
  • Of the parents who give cash, 17% give less than $25, 39% give $25-75, and 44% give over $75.
  • The average gift in San Francisco is over $75; in New York it is over $100.

How much do you tip your babysitter or nanny?

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