The day has finally come. You've planned for the perfect vacation, made all of the reservations, packed your bags, let everyone know you are leaving, and now it is time to actually go on your trip! Luckily you found someone you can trust to take care of your precious pet while you are away. Here are some helpful tips and gift ideas for your pet sitter to let them know how much you appreciate their help while you are on vacation.
If possible, take the time to find something that is unique to the area where you traveled so that the pet sitter can share a bit of your vacation too. One example is a Christmas ornament from your destination. This will remind the pet sitter of your friendship every year when they hang the ornament on their tree.
If you know what size your pet sitter wears, you could find a t-shirt from the area you visited. The selection is nearly endless in most places, so you should be able to find the perfect shirt for your pet sitter.
Local jewelry is also a great idea. A piece of jewelry that can't be purchased locally makes it more unique and more special. The jewelry might come with a good story about where the pieces came from or how it was made.
Food and beverages make perfect gifts for the pet sitter who already has everything. Try looking for locally made bottles of wine, fudge or other non perishable delicacies. These items can be enjoyed without taking up any extra room in the pet sitter's house. Consumable gifts=a win almost every time! (Naturally you'll want to be aware of any allergies that could make this a poor choice!)
Chances are good that a pet sitter likes animals, so another idea is an animal-themed gift of some sort. Mugs, socks, note pads, t-shirts, jewelry--all of these and more can be decorated with animals of all kinds.
The gift ideas are endless, so think about your pet sitter's interests and try to find something that they will appreciate. And finally, be sure to thank your sitter for taking care of your precious pet!