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Welcome Gifts for an Au Pair

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If you’re about to welcome an au pair, it’s nice to offer them a welcome gift as they’ll become a member of your family for up to the next year. As an experienced au pair, I know any au pair would love these thoughtful welcome gifts. If you are stumped and need help finding an appropriate gift, let me help! I have wonderful ideas below.

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Appropriate Welcome Gifts for an Au Pair

Coming into a new country or home is a big deal! Help calm nerves and get off to the right start with your new au pair by giving them a thoughtful welcome gift or too. Chances are you don’t know them well (yet) so these gifts are perfect for almost anyone!

See also: Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Nanny

Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2018 (EasyGuides)

City Guide

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Welcome your new au pair to the country with a city/region or country guide for your area. If you do not live in an area where a guide book is available, stop by your closest tourism office to see what you can pick up for them. Also make a list of relevant Facebook groups, community websites, etc that will help them find more people their age, or activities aligned with their interests.

Sleep Mask | Eye Mask for Sleeping Men/Women Better Than Silk Our Luxury Blackout Contoured Eye Masks are Comfortable - This Sleeping mask Set Includes Carry Pouch and Ear Plugs (No Scent)

Sleep Mask and Ear Plugs

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Whether your au pair is live in and might hear your crying baby or lives out and has noisy neighbors, it’s always nice to have help sleeping in a new environment.

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Language Learning Book

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This book teaches you how to learn any language and never forget a helpful resource to an au pair dealing with a new language.

Rock Your Au Pair Year: The Ultimate Au Pair Advice Guide

Au Pair Advice Guide

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New au pairs can get overwhelmed, and this book is packed with advice to help them settle in.

I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded (Travel Journal for Women and Men, Travel Journal for Kids, Travel Journal with Prompts)

Travel Journal

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Encourage your au pair to travel and get outside of his/her comfort zone with this quirky travel journal.

Do Not Disturb Hanger SIgn, Black/Gold, Engraved, 4' x 8', Fade Resistance, Indoor/Outdoor Use, USA MADE By My Sign Center

Do Not Disturb Sign

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If your au pair will be living in, this sign is a nice touch of privacy for when they need to study or take a nap.

GlocalMe Triforce 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, 7000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank [MFI Certified] Wireless WiFi Device for Travel, No SIM Card Needed, with US 8GB & Global 1GB Data, Pocket WiFi

Wifi Hotspot

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Living in a new country can be scary, but being able to contact home whenever is comforting. This wifi hotspot ensures your au pair will always have wifi, even when the home network is slow or when they’re out and about.

Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black

Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Whether your au pair is live in or live out, it’s always nice to have your own coffee maker.

YIHONG 4 Set Fairy Lights Battery Operated Christmas String Lights with Remote Timer for 8 Modes Twinkle Lights 16.4 feet 50 LED Firefly Lights -White

Twinkle Lights

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When you’re going to be living in a room or apartment for 6-12 months, you want it to feel homey, and twinkle lights are the homiest!

guzzie+Guss Universal Cup Holder for Strollers, Wheelchairs, Mobility Walkers, Bikes, Camping Chairs - Easy Installation - Anti-Slip Sleeve - Fits Wide Variety of Drink Containers - Black

Stroller Cupholder

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PLEASE if you have a stroller with no cupholder, get this for your au pair.  It’s a necessity. Pair with a gift card to your local coffee shop to make this gift extra special.

VClife Cotton Bedding Sets King Duvet Cover Sets Reversible Gray Triangle Geometric Print Bedding Collections for Boy Girl - Zipper Closure & 4 Corner Ties

Twin Bedding Set

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I can’t tell you how much an au pair will enjoy new bedding that is cute and age appropriate. No one wants to sleep in hand me down kids bedding.

MATEIN Travel Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Slim Sturdy Laptops Backpack with USB Charging Port, Water Resistant College School Computer Bag Gift for Men & Women Fits 15.6 Inch Notebook, Grey

Travel Backpack

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An awesome way to encourage your au pair to travel is to give him or her a bonus and/or a practical travel carry on sized backpack.

ULTRAIDEAS Women's Indoor Bedroom Slipper with Memory Foam, Gift for Women, Wool-Like House Shoe with Anti-Skid Rubber Sole for Ladies (7-8, Sleet)

House Slippers

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If your house has a no shoe rule, these slippers are a nice gesture to your new au pair.

Tina&Co Bar Necklace Personalized Custom Name Necklaces for Women - 18K Plated Aniversary bridesmaid Gift Gold Silver Rose Gold Black with Gift Box

Personalized Jewelry

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Whether you put a phrase in your language or your new au pair’s name on this necklace, she’s sure to love it.

Amazon eGift Card - Amazon For All Occasions

Amazon Gift Card

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Sometimes certain things that bring you comfort from home can only be ordered online!

Rosetta Stone: Learn a language for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac - mobile & online access

Rosetta Stone Subscription

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Either in addition to in-person classes, or if classes in your area are expensive, unavailable, or just not compatible with your au pair’s schedule, this Rosetta Stone subscription is a great practical gift for your new au pair.

Cheesecake Factory The Gift Card $25

Restaurant Gift Card

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Treat your au pair to a night out with one of his or her new friends at a restaurant in your area.

Chips, Cookies, Candy,Crackers Care Package Rotating Bulk Sampler by Variety Fun (Care Package 50 Count)


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If your au pair is living in, she’ll appreciate having some snacks all to herself, and if she’s living out she’ll need to fill her pantry!

Duplin Wine Cellars Scuppernong Blush Carolina Blend 750 mL


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During a welcome dinner or after a long day, every au pair (of legal drinking age) deserves a glass of good wine.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds with USB-C Charging, Up to 2X More Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones, Transparency Mode, Adaptive Audio, Personalized Spatial Audio

Noise Cancelling Headphones

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If your new au pair is going to be living in your home chances are there will be some level of kid noise during the off hours. While you can’t make a room completely soundproof or always keep kids quiet, you can at least give them some peace and quiet with a good pair of noise cancelling headphones.

These thoughtful gift ideas for an au pair will make them feel welcomed in their new role as part of your family! Remember: if they’re coming from a foreign country it’s going to be a big adjustment for them and definitely nerve wracking… But a little gift can go a long way to making someone feel comfortable.

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