What to Get Your Housekeeper for Christmas
A lot of gift guides suggesting Christmas gifts for house cleaners are full of cleaning products and tools.
Imagine working hard all year cleaning and tidying and, when Christmas comes around, being gifted something that’s work-related?
We think that a Christmas gift should have nothing to do with work – unless they really do love cleaning more than anything in the world.
In which case, our post Best Gifts For The Clean Freaks In Your Life might be a good place to start!
But assuming cleaning isn’t their life’s purpose, we decided to write an Open For Christmas gift guide, without a single spritzer or sweeper in sight.
We’ve packed this gift-guide full of thoughtful presents that are all themed around your housekeeper being able to treat themselves.
Think gorgeous spa sets, soft scarves, and fluffy slippers.
Christmas should be a time to put your feet up and chill out, or get dressed up with some new jewelry and feel good about yourself.
If this sounds like the kind of thing you’re looking for when shopping for your house cleaner, then you’re in the right place.
We’ve split our gifts into male and female to help make it easier to find the perfect gift.
Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For House Cleaners
We’ve split our gifts into male and female to keep things easier, but we recommend having a quick look at both categories.
Some gifts are gender-based due to being clothing items, and others are sorted based on typical generalizations.
This, of course, means that it won’t necessarily apply to everybody’s interests and styles.
Gift Ideas for a Female Housekeeper
A set of new earrings is a great way to subtly say thank you!
We love the simplicity of these earrings, as jewelry is a very personal thing.
You can’t go wrong with a simple set of studs, as long as they do have their ears pierced
Try and double-check whether they have their ears-pierced (without giving the game away) before making that embarrassing mistake.
And, we know we said we weren’t going to mention work in this gift guide, BUT it’s worth mentioning these earrings are also great for when they’re doing their work.
They’re pretty, but also very practical when doing a physical job like cleaning.
This shawl wrap is soft, cozy, lightweight, breathable, and convenient, making it perfect for any season.
The muted tones are stylish and modern, and there are 9 different colorways to choose from.
If you’re not sure which color to choose, you can pick the color that you think will suit your cleaner’s complexion the best. Or choose a color that will nicely complement her outfits, shoes, or the accessories she uses.
There are lots of reviews commenting on how much this cotton and viscose blend scarf feels like cashmere.
It’s super lightweight and thin, making it very versatile for seasons or people living in hot areas.
We love this extra-large cashmere wool blend shawl because of the twelve different colorways and how versatile it is.
Perfect for a gift, this shawl can be used as a scarf, blanket, throw, shawl, and so much more.
One reviewer commented, “I’ll be able to wear this any time of year, inside and outside, and it will always look appropriate. And it’s cashmere, so it’s so soft. People who hugged me oohed and ahhhed at how soft it was. I definitely need this in several colors.”
We won’t blame you if you end up with one for your housekeeper and one for yourself!
Similar to buying people earrings, buying necklaces can be a tricky task unless you have seen their jewelry collection enough to know what they like.
The best way to buy someone a necklace is to keep it simple and elegant.
We absolutely love this layered necklace, which has loads of alternative designs if you’re not keen on the one we picked.
It’s more than just a pendant, but still is a subtle accessory that will become a welcome part of their everyday jewelry collection.
This oversized COMFY takes relaxing to new levels.
We don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy being snuggled up in one of these fluffy delights.
And if you’re not sure what color they would choose, there are plenty of neutral tones and patterns that everybody will like.
Especially if you live in a cold area, this ultra-warm wearable blanket will be the perfect Christmas gift.
And since it’s one-size-fits-all, you don’t have to worry about secretly finding out your cleaner’s size without seeming kind of weird.
Sticking with the theme of fluffy comfy loungewear, these gorgeous slippers combine glam with extreme comfort.
And, if you’re not tired of hearing us say it, there are lots of different colorways to choose from!
These are a thoughtful gift that will show how much you appreciate their hard work.
They’ll really appreciate you gifting them with a special treat to make their downtime more enjoyable.
If you’d like some more gift ideas for women, take a look at the products in our gift guide 15 Unusual, Fun, And Unique Gift Ideas For Wife Who Has Everything.
Gift Ideas for a Male Housekeeper
A gift for both male and female house cleaners, this beanie is super versatile and stylish.
And, this beanie has Bluetooth headphones inside the knit! So you can listen to your favorite music or podcasts while working, running, walking, or cycling.
Perfect for those cold winter walks where you’re choosing between headphones or cold ears.
We think this is a great Christmas gift that anybody would love.
Plus, reviewers say it’s got a great battery life.
Slippers are such a great gift.
It’s like the gift of a lovely fluffy pair of socks, except you can wear them every day.
These Dockers Douglas ultra-light moccasin slipper comes in a classic, casual moccasin plain front style.
They’re part of the Dockers premium line and utilize a shock-absorbing, ultra-lightweight construction that’s great for all-day wear.
Perfect for the garage, kitchen or outside, this wall mounted bottle opener is the perfect gift for a male house cleaner.
Especially after a manual job, there’s no better feeling than coming home and opening a cold one.
Being able to use your cool new bottle opener to do it just makes it even better.
It’s a fun yet practical gift that shows your appreciation to your male house cleaner.
Bonus points if you get them some beers to try it out with, too.
Nothing says ‘you deserve a relaxing Christmas break’ like this luxury bath and body gift set.
Housekeepers work all day with their hands coming into contact with a range of tools and chemical products.
It’s a tiring job that can cause aches and pains from being bent over and stretched up reaching the tops of cabinets.
Let them rest and recover, while knowing how much you really appreciate their hard work with a relaxing bath set for men.
This stylish genuine leather wallet is the perfect simple accessory for any man.
It comes in lots of elegant colors so you can choose the one you think they’ll like the most.
Wallets are a great gift for men that are hard to buy for, as everybody needs and uses them.
Plus they tend to get worn out over time, so it’s good to have a replacement on standby.
We don’t think we know any man that wouldn’t love this BBQ grill set.
And of course, it’s a great gift for a female house cleaner too if they also love to barbeque.
The kit comes with loads of different tools and utensils to try out.
Depending on where you live, they might not be having many cookouts around Christmas time.
But that’s not to say they won’t still love the gift!
When it comes to self-care, typically a lot of men don’t prioritize the appearance of their products.
This hanging leather toiletry bag is stylish, elegant, and perfect for traveling or keeping in the bathroom.
It’s heavy-duty, water-resistant, and easy to clean – the perfect combination for a wash bag.
And we think it looks very premium for the price.
For more travel-based gifts, take a look at our gift guide 13 Unique Travel Gifts For Nomads In 2021.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Gifts For House Cleaners
First of all, we’re glad you’ve visited this page and also made it to the end.
Housekeepers and house cleaners work hard all year round, and it’s nice to know that there are lots of people out there wondering how to show their appreciation.
We compiled this list of Christmas gifts for house cleaners based on the idea that they definitely don’t want a cleaning-related present.
If you don’t have a close personal relationship with your housekeeper or house cleaner, then it can be hard to know what to get that doesn’t seem like you don’t know them at all.
But if they tend to come in the day when you’re at work or not home, then you might not have a chance to ever spend more than a few minutes with them.
We think these gifts are slightly more personal than a generic gift and show you’ve taken the time to think about what they might like.
With that being said, we hope you’ve found the perfect gift that will express how much you appreciate the hard work they do.
And if you haven’t found the right present, then remember flowers, alcohol, or a tip are always appreciated.
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