The Giving Season: How much should you tip?

These are guidelines — remember, it's the sentiment, whether in cash, homemade treats, a small gift, or just a card, that truly matters.

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2023, 12:17 PM

Updated 230 days ago

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'Tis the season for giving, but holiday tipping has faced its share of challenges lately, from inflation to record credit card debt and remote work.
According to experts:
  • For a regular babysitter, tipping one night's pay is recommended.
  • A dog walker might receive up to one week's pay or an equivalent gift.
  • As for your barber, tipping up to the cost of a haircut is suggested.
  • For a trash and recycling collector, $10 to $30 dollars cash or a gift, if it complies with municipal rules.
  • For a handyman, $15 to $40 dollars or a similar gift.
These are guidelines — remember, it's the sentiment, whether in cash, homemade treats, a small gift, or just a card, that truly matters.


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