There are TONS of guides out there for holiday tipping those important service people in your life. I am so grateful that I don’t typically have this struggle because I don’t use any service people are on a regular basis…no babysitter, no hair dressers, no maintenance people, etc. Oh wait, I’m living in an apartment now and the maintenance crew, two in particular have been AMAZING! So what do do?
In addition, my kiddos attend a homeschool co op run by super talented and committed moms and professionals. The urge to shower them with gifts to show my appreciate is strong. My desire to spend money is about zilch! I had planned to make soap for every one but two things…one I haven’t started it and it needs at least a week to cure and two I gave them all soap last year. So I’m in a bind, what to do?
So this post is all about you…what do gift or do you gift those important service people in your life and/or you children’s caretakers or teachers?
I have decided on one…for the first time since Little Gymnast joined the team, I feel the urge to show my gratitude with gifts. I asked the owner of the gym what to get for his primary coach as I really don’t know him to well. He’s an older, pretty gruff man and for a lot of reasons I haven’t had any personal conversations with him over the last three years. But the owner made it really easy…buy him a case of Mountain Dew. So that’s one gift I will be giving someone who is an important part of our lives if not a personal connection.