Here’s Your Holiday Tipping Guide….

tipping Heres Your Holiday Tipping Guide....

It’s the giving season, so here’s your Holiday Tipping Guide….

It’s December now, which means anyone who provides any kind of service is going to have their hand out for an extra end-of-the-year tip. So, if you’re one of the folks who likes giving a little extra during the holidays, here’s a guide on how much to tip each of them.

Child Care:

Babysitter.  One night’s pay, plus a small gift from the child.

Nanny.  One week to one month’s pay, plus a small gift from the child.

Daycare provider$20 to $70 each, plus a small gift from the child.

Child’s teacher.  A gift.

Coaches, tutors, music teachers, and dance teachers.  A small gift from the child.

Home and Car Care:

Housekeeper.  One week’s pay or more, depending on how long they’ve been with you.

Garbageman$15 to $20 each.

Parking attendant$10 to $35.

Gardener$20 to $50.

Snow plow guy$20 to $50.


Doormen$25 to $100 each.

Superintendent/custodian$50 to $300.

Porter/handymen$10 to $50 each.

Personal Care:

Hairdresser$20 to $100, plus a small gift.

Manicurist$10 to $50, plus a small gift.

Personal trainer$25 or the cost of one session.

Pet Care:

Dog groomer.  Small gift.

Dog walker or pet sitter.  Cost of one to two weeks’ pay.

Delivery Services:

Mailman.  They can’t accept cash gifts, so a gift under $20.

UPS or FedEx guy.  A gift under $25.

Paper carrier$15 to $25 for daily delivery, $5 to $15 for weekend delivery.


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