Hints for Holiday Tipping
In these tough economic times and with almost everybody on a tight budget holiday tipping can be a real challenge. Holiday tipping is another way of saying thank you. Hopefully these helpful hints will help.
1. Au pair, babysitter, nanny
Suggested tip: One week's pay and a gift from your child(ren)-- You likely now this person well since he or she works with your family. Maybe a personal gift especially if the person lives with you.
2. Dog walkers and pet groomers
Suggested tip: Dog walker: Up to the cost of one session --You can also give a gift valued at roughly the same amount as the cash tip. You can do a smaller tip if you only go to the groomer a couple times a year.
3. Hair stylist or barber
Suggested tip: The cost of one visit-- If your really like your stylist, show them you appreciate it.
4. Gardener or landscaper
Suggested tip: If you only have one gardener, then tip the cost of one visit or one week's work will suffice.
5 Children's teacher
Suggested tip: small personal thoughtful gift from you and/or your child--Cash is not appropriate for teachers. education
6. Trash and recycling collectors
Suggested tip: $10 to $30 each-- Cash tip or gift (for private companies).
Suggested tip: a thoughtful meaningful gift that will show your appreciation --
8. Package delivery or mail carrier
Suggested tip: Small gift, up to $20 in value--The U.S. Postal Service does not allow any kind of cash gift... Most private delivery companies discourage or prohibit cash gifts, so check the policy, or stick with a small gift.