List: Who Should You Tip For The Holidays?
They take care of you, your kids, your pets, your hair, your mail, and your house year round. It may have never occurred to you to give them a little something extra for the holidays. Don't worry. You're not the only one.
A survey released by creditcards.com found that most American adults are reluctant when it come to holiday tipping for services.
In fact, 60% of people say they never tip their mail carrier, and 70% say they don't tip their trash and recycling collectors. Slightly less than half of 47% say they don't tip their child's teachers or caregivers, according to the survey results. (WILX)
So we did the work for you. Who you should tip during the holidays and how much. Certain jobs and occupations prohibit actual cash or types of presents. So take a look and give accordingly. Mind you, these are just suggestions. But a little love during the holidays can go A LONG WAY year round. And as an added bonus, at the bottom of this list are the folks YOU CAN SKIP and JUST SEND A CARD. You're welcome. We're helping.
Barber/Hairdresser: Up to the cost of one haircut or a gift.
Beauty Salon Staff: Up to the cost of one salon visit divided for each staff member who works with you.
Babysitter: Up to one evening's pay and a small gift from your children.
Day Care Provider: $25 to $70 for each staff member who works with your children and a small gift from your children.
Personal Trainer: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.
Newspaper Delivery Person: Between $10 to $30, or give a small gift.
Mail Carrier: Small gift only. U.S. Postal Service employees may accept baked goods (homemade/store bought) items to share with the branch office. Customers may give edible arrangements and gift cards for merchandise or services valued up to $20 per interaction.
- USPS Policy: Gifts cannot exceed $50 per calendar year. Giving cash, VISA, MasterCard, or gift cards that may be used as cash are prohibited per USPS's Employee Tipping and Gift Receiving Policy.
- UPS Policy: UPS does not have a limit; tipping is left to customer's discretion.
- FedEx Policy: Company policies discourage gift cash or gift cards. The driver will politely decline the holiday gratuity. If the customer is insistent, the driver may ultimately accept the gift.
Teacher: Consider a group gift with parents pooled funds.
Pet Groomer: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.
Dog Walker: Up to one week's pay or a gift.
Massage Therapist: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.
(Source Credit & Full List Here via Town & Country Magazine)
Here's Who You Can Skip (Send a Holiday Card Instead)
- Doctor, Dentist
- Executive Coach
- Members, Board of Directors or Trustees
- Seamstress/ Tailor