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Unique Gift Ideas For Domestic Helpers In Hong Kong

Unique Gifts For Helpers

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Wondering what to get your helper for the holidays or another special occasion? Giving and receiving appreciation is a valuable part of any healthy working relationship. Holidays, birthdays, and special occasions provide a natural opportunity for us to pause and express our gratitude to our helper, encouraging positive feelings that can extend throughout the year.

Check out these top gift ideas recommended by helpers for helpers in Hong Kong!

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  • Unique Gift Ideas For Domestic Helpers In Hong Kong

    PRACTICAL GIFTS FOR HELPERS IN HONG KONG:

    Clothing, Gift Cards, Pampering Gifts

    When in doubt, everybody loves a thoughtful gift that they can use in everyday life. With most helpers having limited space for storage, we’ve tried to make these ideas sensible and practical.

    Gift Ideas For Domestic Helpers: 

    • Winter attire – scarf, gloves, warm easy-to-slip-on slippers for around the house

    • Lotions and hand creams – consider purchasing a good brand name

    • Cash or Gift Cards – M&S, H&M, Cotton On

    • Pop-up tent / portable blanket for Rest Day hangouts with friends.  We have seen these recently at IKEA!

     

  • Nice Gifts For Domestic Helpers In Hong Kong

    CLASSY GIFTS FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG:

    Electronics, Jewelry, Beauty Products

    In an effort to save money, most helpers will deny themselves higher quality products or name brands, as a way of being frugal. Consider surprising your helper with something she probably wouldn’t have bought for herself.

    Gift Ideas For Helpers: 

    • Beauty products – your favorite brand of nail polish, shampoo, or makeup

    • Jewelry – lots of helpers mentioned watches or jewelry as their favorite gift received

    • Accessories – handbags or a gift card for a nice pair of shoes

    • Electronics – an updated phone or an iPad to communicate with family

     

  • Ocean Park Water World Hong Kong

    EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR HELPERS:

    Ocean Park, Disneyland, Movies, Spa

    One creative idea is to give your helper the gift of an experience. And, if you want your helper to enjoy herself even more, pay for a friend to join her too.

    Gift Ideas For Helpers:

    • Amusement Parks – almost 70% of helpers surveyed said they’d love to go to Disneyland or Ocean Park

    • Clubhouse – rent a badminton court, karaoke room, or function room for your helper and her friends

    • Outdoors – pay for bus tickets and print directions, maps, and tips for your helper and her friends to go biking, hiking, or camping

    • Relaxing – book her a massage, manicure, movie tickets, or haircut at your salon

     

  • Short courses for domestic helpers in Hong Kong

    DOMESTIC HELPER CLASSES IN HONG KONG - GIFTS:

    Cooking, Business, Active Classes

    Furthering your helper’s education has long-term benefits, providing new skills and confidence that can stay with your helper for a lifetime. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving, and many of the helpers surveyed confirmed their desire to learn more. Here is the Little Steps guide to domestic helper classes.

    Gift Ideas For Helpers:

    • Cooking & Baking – a favorite for classes!

    • Active – swimming, exercise, sports lessons

    • Business – learning skills for money managing and entrepreneurship

    • Practical – sewing, driving, and language classes (namely English and Cantonese) were all mentioned

     

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    GIFTS OF TIME FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG:

    Extra Day Off, Rest Days With Friends

    Sometimes sacrificing a bit of our own time can have a great impact on our helper, showing her that we want to express our gratitude, even when that comes at a cost of time or convenience to ourselves.

    Gift Ideas For Helpers:

    • Offer her an extra day off around a holiday or on her birthday

    • Allow her the use of your kitchen on her rest day, so she can cook food with her friends

    • Plan something for her and her friends to enjoy on their rest day, and go with them to take pictures and make sure things go smoothly

    • Bake her a birthday cake, or stuff a holiday stocking with her favorite snacks

     

  • The Langham Family-Friendly Staycations Hong Kong

    GIFTS OF TRAVEL AND RECHARGE FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG:

    Trips, Staycations

    Most helpers will tell you that the ultimate gift is a plane ticket. We realize that not all employers can afford to do this regularly, but no helper gift list would be complete without a mention of one of their most desired wishes.  Note, this one can be tricky during COVID but perhaps a Staycation - what a treat!

    Gift Ideas For Helpers:

    • A plane ticket home for Christmas or a special occasion *tricky during COVID

    • Paying to bring a helper’s family member to Hong Kong for a short visit

    • Staycation in Hong Kong with friends

     

  • Personal Gifts For Domestic Helpers Hong Kong

    INTAGIBLE GIFTS IN HONG KONG FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG:

    Personal Gifts From The Family

    Amazingly, many of the “gift ideas” don’t even require a purchase.

    Gift Ideas For Helpers:

    • Have everyone in the household write down things they are grateful for about your helper and then put the little notes in a jar or small photo book for her

    • Have the children draw pictures or pick out a birthday or holiday card

    • Give her pictures from the past year, or photos of your helper and child

    • Take your helper to her favorite restaurant with a few of her friends, and toast to her when the meal comes

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