Here are the people you should definitely give Christmas presents to

You’ve made your list… but have you checked it twice? If you haven’t, there’s the very real possibility that you’ve left one (or a few) people off of it. And if you’re dealing with a deployment right now, you might have left everyone off of it. The holidays are not just a time to give gifts to relatives and friends; it’s also a time to say thank you to the people who work with and for you all year. Make sure you’ve got everyone covered with this handy list, complete with present suggestions.

Folks who help you

Hairdresser from Flickr via Wylio
© 2007 Dominik Golenia, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio

Babysitter: cash, an iTunes gift card, a thoughtful gift from their favorite store

Postal Worker: a gift card, homemade treats, thank-you note

Gated Community Guards/Lawn Worker/Cleaners/ Garbagemen: treats, cash

Hair Dresser/Barber: cash, homemade treats, thank-you note

Bartender/Barista: cash, thank-you note

People in the community

Coach Mattair from Flickr via Wylio© 2016 Frank Steele, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio

Teacher/CDC Workers: gift cards, stationary set, thank-you note from the child

Coaches: homemade treats, gift cards, team-specific logoed items

Pastor/Rabbi: restaurant gift card, homemade treats, holiday card

School Bus Driver: homemade treats

Neighbors: homemade treats, holiday card

Duty Officers and Base Gate Guards on Christmas: call and ask what is allowable where you are