Christmas is the perfect time to let those who make your life easier know just how much they are appreciated. A Christmas gift for your cleaning lady is important, and you want to really put some thought into her gift. This is the person who cleans up after you and your family, giving you more time to focus on other things.
Let's face it, everyone can use more money. Your cleaning lady works hard and deserves a tip around the holidays. If you do not have a gift in mind, then you could always just write a card to her and include cash in it for whatever your cleaning lady wants to buy for herself. It is recommended that a proper tip for a cleaning lady should be equal to about one week's pay. If she works for an agency, then check that there are no rules against such tips.
Chocolates and edible fruit arrangements are a delicious treat that you can either pick up to present to your cleaning lady yourself or have delivered to her home for a pleasant surprise. Many companies offer a large variety of appealing arrangements and an assortment of chocolate dipped fruits and truffles. You could put together a basket filled with chocolates, cookies, teas, coffees and even your own homemade items.
Almost any store or restaurant has gift cards available for purchase. If your cleaning lady enjoys a good coffee, then get her a gift card to her favorite coffee house. Restaurant gift cards are another idea. This way she can enjoy a meal at her favorite restaurant with her family or friends. Consider a gift card to a salon so that she can go get herself pampered with a relaxing massage or haircut.
Consider purchasing your cleaning lady a book gift basket. These baskets normally come with a book, some music, tasty treats, yummy tea bags and other goodies all wrapped up and presented in a lovely basket. Book choices include historical novels, chick lit and a biography of a woman your cleaning lady admires. These baskets come in a variety of price levels with many choices for what you would like to include in her basket. Add all of the items you think she may enjoy.
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