Great Holiday Gift Ideas for your Professional Au Pair

December 15, 2016
Whether your au pair has been living with your family for most of the past year, or just recently arrived, the holidays are a great time to show her how much you appreciate her with a thoughtful gift. We’ve amassed a collection of great holiday gift ideas in an assortment of categories, so no matter your au pair’s personality, you are sure to find something she will appreciate!

If your professional au pair loves to try new things…

For au pairs who are constantly trying new things, give the gift of experience. A couple of tickets to a local concert, comedy show, sporting event, or theatrical production make a great gift. Or, what about a class or series of classes in something she’s always wanted to try? Eventbrite let’s you search for local events and classes in your town and purchase tickets directly on the site.

If your professional au pair is a foodie…

An au pair will a sweet tooth will certainly love a subscription to Treatsie, a monthly box delivery of artisan sweet treats. Or, consider buying her a gift certificate to her favorite local restaurant. Does she prefer to cook? Look into local cooking classes and see if there is one she might like.

If your professional au pair is a homebody…

For au pairs that prefer to stick closer to home, consider a cozy gift she can use on a regular basis. Some ideas include a cashmere scarf in her favorite color, a coffee table book about exotic, off-the-beaten path locales around the world, or a subscription to Netflix or Amazon so she can watch videos in her free time.

If your professional au pair likes beauty products…

For au pairs that are into make up and beauty, a great gift idea is a subscription box of high-end beauty samples from Birchbox or a gift certificate to their favorite local boutique. Or, consider purchasing her a makeover with a gift certificate for products she likes at a beauty shop like Sephora or MAC Cosmetics. Another great option is a certificate to a spa for a facial or other beauty treatment.

If your professional au pair is a traveler…

For many au pairs, one of the perks of living in the U.S. is the opportunity to travel during their time off. Some au pairs prefer short, weekend trips while others may save up their vacation time and travel at the end of the program. Either way, a travel-oriented gift such as a guide book for a future travel destination or headphones for long bus trips are sure to be appreciated.