Who (& How Much) to Tip This Holiday Season

Here some tips on how to tip this holiday season.

November 30, 2018

Lifehacker has compiled a list of people in your life you should send a nice tip to in December, as well as some advice on how much you should give them.

Here they are:

Babysitter: Up to one evening’s pay. 

Barber: Up to the cost of one haircut. 

Beauty salon: Up to the cost of one salon visit divided for each staff member who works with you. Pro tip: Give individual cards or a small gift each for those who work on you.

Day care provider: A gift from you or $25-$70 for each staff member who works with your child(ren) and a small gift from your child(ren).

Dog walker: Up to one week’s pay. 

Doorman: $15-80. $15 or more each for multiple doormen.

Handyman: $15-40. 

Housekeeper: Up to the amount of one week’s pay. 

Nursing home employees: A gift that can be split between staffers, like a fruit basket. 

Personal caregiver: Up to one week to one month’s salary.

Personal trainer: Up to the cost of one session. 

Superintendent: $20-80. 

Trash collectors: $10-30 each (if your municipality allows it).