The Post About Cow-Tipping

Not really. But holiday tipping is super important to those who are deserving, so here is a quick and easy ettiquette guide for us all:

Christmas is a great time of year to remember those people who serve you regularly. Tip delivery should occur in the month of December prior to Christmas day. Tip those who serve you all year long and with whom you have a personal relationship.
Maid - one week's pay. This is for maids in your employ whom you pay directly. If you use a service and never know who is coming out, don't tip at all. (I will be tipping myself.)
Gardener - $20-50.
Mail Carrier - Non-cash gifts with value up to $20. This is for mail carriers that you know and see regularly.
Apartment building handyman - $15-40 each.
Manicurist/pedicurist - $15 or more. (This yearly gift keeps them from talking trash about me in another language - I hope.)
Hairdresser/stylist - $15 or more (She is worth much more!)
Newspaper Carrier - Daily - $25 - 50, weekend - $10
Teacher - $25-100. If you know the teacher's hobbies or interests, then a gift certificate would be nice from the local movie theater, hobby shop, mall, fine restaurant or day spa.
Coaches, tutors, ballet instructors, music teachers - A small gift from your child.
Garbage collector(s) - $15-30 each. (It would be more if they would take that pile of leaves I strategically placed by the garbage can.)
Baby sitter - One night's pay, plus a small gift from your child.
Personal trainer - $60-100 upon reaching goal. (She will never get tipped.)

Blogger (which you regularly read) - $100 gift card to Old Navy.

Be a cheerful giver!

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