Looking for suitable gifts for your helper this Christmas? Here are our top picks!
What would we do without our helpers? We can’t thank them enough for all that they do, and we feel for them especially during such a difficult time. Already living and working away from their families, they’re now restricted from taking home leave and have been made to spend their days off with social distancing measures in place. The global pandemic has been hard on everyone, of course, but at least we are in the comfort of our own homes, surrounded by our loved ones.
To thank your helper for all their hard work keep scrolling for our top gift ideas!
1. Skin & Body Care Sets
Luxurious soap sets always come highly recommended in Facebook forums, so these are some great tried-and-tested gifts! We love LUSH, The Body Shop and Bath & Bodyworks for their colourful, festive packaging and yummy-smelling bath products.
2. Massage, Facial or Mani-pedi
Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? Thank your helper for her hard work with a nice body massage, facial or mani-pedi session and we’re sure it’ll be very welcomed!
Have we mentioned how much we love photobooks? We’ve got a whole list of them! Family photos will tug at anyone’s heart strings so try making a photobook with all of your helper’s photos with your family and the kids. It will be a nice way of showing she’s an integral part of the family. Bonus points if you happen to have photos of her family from back home.
4. A Scrapbook of Thank You Notes from the Whole Family
We once did a survey among helpers and found out that sometimes all they want is a sincere “Thank you”. If you have older kiddos, this would be a good chance for them to get creative and write little Thank You notes to gift your helper!
“For Christmas, we are gifting our helper a staycation with her friend. This year has been especially hard for foreign domestic workers, who have no idea when they’ll be able to see their family again. A couple of days away with a friend will hopefully give her a chance to really relax and have some fun.” – Jessica
6. Phone Top-up Cards
Since this is an essential anyway, we’re sure your helper will appreciate having her phone expenses covered for a while with extra top-up cards.
How about an experience to try over the holidays? There’s no shortage of fun activities to do in Singapore, but they may be a little out of price range for some helpers. It’s a good chance to gift her an experience – check out more fun ideas here!
“My helper is very sporty. I’m thinking of gifting her tickets to take some friends and go to either Forest Adventure, Rock Climbing Wall, HydroDash, Ice Skating, Bowling, or Wild Wild Wet.” – Marisa
8. Educational Courses
Consider giving the gift of education and sponsoring your helper a course at AIDHA, HOME, or FAST. Whether it’s a Computer Literacy Programme, Financial Literacy or Entrepreneurship, this is a great gift to equip your helper with solid skills before they return home to their family.
9. Extra Off Days
Give your helper a longer break with some extra off days! We all know how busy the festive season gets, so let her relax a little more once the Christmas buzz dies down.
10. Cash Bonus
We’re sure your helper will appreciate some extra $$$ – especially to send to their family back home since they aren’t able to visit at all this year and there’s no telling when they’ll get to see their loved ones in the near future.