Jodi shares HOW you should be tipping the people that help you all year long.
The following comes from LEARNVEST
For Those Who Help With Your Home
Housekeepers: Up to the cost of one cleaning. If a head cleaner uses a team, consider tipping the teammates individually.
Trash Collectors: If there are no local restrictions on tipping public-service employees, give $10 to $25 per person.
Lawn Maintenance/Landscaper: $20 to $50
Pool Service: Equivalent of one week’s service
Apartment Superintendent: $20 to $80. You can give more if you think he or she has done a stellar job this year.
Doorman: $20 to $100. Whatever you give, consider giving each doorman the same amount to be fair.
Parking or Garage Attendants: $10 to $50
Handymen, Exterminators, other Home-Service Providers: $20 to $100
For Those Who Take Care of Your Loved Ones
Day Care Teacher: $20 to $70, plus a small gift from your child.
School Teachers: Small gift or gift card. Avoid cash, in favor of contributing to a class gift or gift certificate. Don’t forget to gift the teacher’s aide or paraprofessional.
Principal, School Nurse, School Secretary: Small gift or card.
Bus Driver, Lunch Aide: $25
Babysitter: An evening’s pay, plus a small gift from your child.
Nanny: One week’s to one month’s pay, plus a small gift from your child.
Pet Sitter/Dog Walker/Groomer: A cash gift equivalent to one service.
For Those Who Drop Off Your Packages
U.S. Mail Carrier: Per federal regulations, you can only give them a gift worth $20 or less.
UPS/FedEx Delivery Person: $20 to $25, or a small gift. FedEx drivers are allowed to receive tips and gifts under $75. While UPS prefers drivers to receive gifts, it leaves it up to the customer’s discretion.
Newspaper Delivery Person: $10 to $30
For Those Who Help With Your Self Care
Hair Stylist: $50 to $100, or a tip or gift card equivalent to one visit. With personal care, a tip should be based on the frequency with which you see a particular professional — consider giving a higher tip to a hair stylist or other professional you see every four to eight weeks.
Nail Technician: $25 to $50, or a small gift.
Personal Trainer: Up to the cost of one session.
Masseuse: Up to the cost of one session, or a small gift.