Your Holiday Guide to Tipping
Are you curious about the tipping etiquettes during the holidays — whom to tip and how much?
The shopping bug has bit most of us and we’re in the spirit of giving — along that giving spree we are also thankful. Thankful for the little things that get us through each day, like my doorman and how he always signs packages for me or my hairdresser who treats my hair better than I treat it myself. Believe it or not, there is a proper way to tip and below are your answers! But keep in mind, that this is not suppose to break your bank or have you going out of your budget means.
Reporter Jonnelle Marte notes that “If you aren’t sure how much to tip, a general rule of thumb is to give as much as the cost of the service or of one week of pay, depending on the person.” I also like to note, gifts are acceptable too!
Here are some suggestions from the Emily Post Institute (the mother of etiquette) on your holiday tip guide:
Gardener: $20 to $50 each
Trash collector: $10 to $30 each
Doorman: $15 to $80 (If you have more than one, give $15 each or a small gift.)
Newspaper delivery person: $10 to $30
Dog walker: Cash worth up to one week of pay or a gift
Personal trainer: Cash up to the cost of one session or a gift
Hair stylist: Cash up to the cost of one visit, divided among the staff; if you tip regularly, consider a small gift instead
Barber: Cash up to the cost of one haircut or a gift
Housekeeper: Cash up to one week of pay or a small gift
Day-care worker: A gift or $25 to $70 for each person who works with your children
Baby sitter: Cash up to one night’s pay with a gift from your children
Live-in nanny: Up to one week of pay and a gift from your children
If you have any additional tips or questions feel free to comment or shoot me an email at Gina@WhaTheDoost.com