Appropriate gift for the favor of bringing my child home from school 5 days/week for 4 months?
January 9, 2012 12:42 PM Subscribe
What is an appropriate gift card amount to thank a friend who is bringing my son home from the school she teaches in, 5 days a week for 4 months?
posted by palliser to human relations (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My son is in pre-K. He has been wanting to switch from the half-day to the full-day program, but I can't pick him up from school at the end of the day because of his little sisters' nap schedule. A friend of mine teaches at his school and offered (without my hinting or even having considered it) to bring him back home when she leaves for the day. She lives down the street, so the extra trouble is not so much extra driving for her, but having an extra kid with her, wrangling him in/out of the car, etc. (She's also picking her kindergarten-aged son up from school while my son is with her.)
Anyway, I want to get her a thank-you gift card for this very kind favor, but I don't want the gift to be so much that it seems like I'm trying to obviate the favor or turn her into my paid sitter or something. Thoughts?