2018 Holiday Tipping Guide

Your 2018 guide for who to tip over the holidays — and how much

I found this guide when doing some research about holiday tipping.  I realized it has been several years since I blogged about tipping.  We know I lay out snacks and drinks for all the delivery drivers, but there are lots of other folks who deserve some holiday cheer!

According to Gottsman, here are the people you should consider giving a little something extra during the holiday season:

Home and Apartment

    • Doorman: $20 – $100 (more if they provide heavily for you during the year.) Make an attempt to give each doorman the same amount
    • Handyman: $20-$10
    • Garage Attendant: $10-$50
    • Landlord or Building Manger: $50 upwards, depending on their level of support
    • Daily/Weekly Housekeeper: Equivalent to one day’s (or week’s) service
    • Newspaper Delivery: $10-$30
    • Pool Cleaner & Lawn Maintenance: Equivalent to one week’s service
    • Trash Collector: Check local regulations for public service employees. If there are no restrictions, $10-$25 per person. Give it to them personally or drop off the gift at their corporate office

Mail & Package Delivery

  • UPS: UPS allows drivers to accept a small gift or nominal gratuity
  • FedEx: FedEx Employees can accept a gift valued up to $75, no cash or gift cards
  • USPS: Mail carriers may not accept cash gifts or cash equivalents. They may accept a gift valued up to

Miscellaneous Services

  • Babysitter: A cash equivalent to one night’s pay or a gift card
  • Nanny: One week’s (to one month’s) pay and a gift from your child
  • Hair Stylist, Manicurist, Personal Trainer, & Massage Therapist: A tip or gift card equivalent to one visit.
  • Shampoo Attendant: $5-$10
  • Pet Groomer: A cash gift equivalent to one service
  • Dog Walker: A cash gift equivalent to one day (or one week’s) service
  • Home Health Care: Check the corporate gift giving policy. If no restrictions, a gift or gift certificate
  • Private Chef: One week’s service
  • Barista: $20
  • After school dance instructor, tutor, little league coach: $25 or gift certificate to favorite coffee shop

Who You Can Skip (No tip, but maybe a tray of baked goods if you are in for a visit)

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Tailor
  • Lawyer

Speaking of holiday cheer… How ’bout those Bears?!



Source:  http://www.clark.com/personalfinance

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