holiday tipping tips

Holiday Tips On Tipping

Holiday thanking recommendations to help you navigate holiday tipping.

There is quite a long list of individuals that would be considered customary to tip. When determining who to tip, start with people who help you care for your family, yourself and your home.

Here, to name a few:

  • Baby sitter

  • Housecleaner

  • Hairdresser/Barber

  • Caregiver

  • Manicurist

  • Pet walker/groomer

  • Personal trainer

  • Yard/garden worker

  •  After school dance instructor, little league coach, art teacher

Determining how much to tip depends on several factors, including how long you’ve used someone’s services, how important the service is to your life and where you live.

The following are suggestions:

Babysitters – Tip the average amount of what you normally pay them for one evening’s care.

Housecleaner – Tip one week’s pay .

Hairdresser/Barber – Tip should equal the average amount you send in one visit.

Caregiver – One week to one month’s salary

Manicurist – Tip the cost on one session

Pet walker/Groomer – Tip up to one week’s pay

Personal trainer – Tip up to the cost of one session

Yard/garden worker – Suggested amount $20-$50

After school dance instructor, little league coach, art teacher – $25

Additional tips:

It is the season to thank those who provide outstanding,loyal service, and help us throughout the year. If possible tip early in the month so that the recipient can use it for the holidays.

Providing non-monetary gifts is also a gracious way to say thank you.  Consider a homemade gift with a handwritten note of thanks.

Tipping tends to be higher in larger cities.

Gifts and tips should always be accompanied by a handwritten note of appreciation.

Show appreciation to a teacher with a small gift, avoid cash.

Another word for tip is “gratuity” which comes from the Latin root—gratus, meaning grateful.



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