Vacation should be relaxing. It helps to know your house sitter is watching over things while you’re away. It's comforting to have someone there, checking to make sure that nothing leaks, explodes, falls down or disappears in your absence. It stands to reason that you want to find the perfect way to say thanks. Obviously, cash goes a long way, but in addition (or if you trade house sitting with a neighbor and don't pay each other) you can personalize your gratitude with these gift ideas for your house sitter.
Leave the House Well-Prepared
If your house sitter is staying at your home, leaving the refrigerator well stocked and perhaps adding some quick, heat-and-eat meals to the freezer is a good start. Adding some chocolate or other treat, and maybe a gift card for food delivery, will help make your sitter feel appreciated. Be sure to leave a list of emergency numbers and some cash to use for minor crises that might come up.
Stock a Gift Basket
You can leave a fruit or food basket for the house sitter to enjoy while you’re gone. You could include a favorite beverage, some snacks like granola bars, crackers or chips, and toss in some candy. Or fix a beauty basket with bubble bath, body wash, a loofah and some aromatherapy candles. If you don’t want to go the traditional basket route, you could also have the florist deliver a gift basket that includes fresh flowers to enjoy during the stay.
Give a Gift Card
Gift cards are always appreciated. Give your house sitter a card for a dinner-and-movie night out, a favorite store, or maybe a spa treatment. Other gift card ideas include a local grocery store, a specialty shop, bookstore or movie rentals.
Bring Home Something Special
The best thank-you just might be what you bring home with you. Giving your house sitter a regional specialty or souvenir from the place you visited lets your sitter know that you thought of him or her when you picked it out. Nearly every community has something that is unique to the area; bring that special item back to your sitter to show how much you appreciate the peace of mind they provided while you were relaxing!
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