It’s December now, which means anyone who provides any kind of service is going to have their hand out for an extra end-of-the-year tip.
—Babysitter. One night’s pay, plus a small gift from the child.
—Nanny. One week to one month’s pay, plus a small gift from the child.
—Daycare provider. $20 to $70 each, plus a small gift from the child.
—Child’s teacher. A gift.
—Coaches, tutors, music teachers, and dance teachers. A small gift from the child.
Home and Car Care:
—Housekeeper. One week’s pay or more, depending on how long they’ve been with you.
—Garbageman. $15 to $20 each. (–Does anybody really do this one anymore?)
—Parking attendant. $10 to $35.
—Gardener. $20 to $50.
—Snow plow guy. $20 to $50.
—Doormen. $25 to $100 each.
—Superintendent/custodian. $50 to $300.
—Porter/handymen. $10 to $50 each.
—Hairdresser. $20 to $100, plus a small gift.
—Manicurist. $10 to $50, plus a small gift.
—Personal trainer. $25 or the cost of one session.
—Dog groomer. Small gift.
—Dog walker or pet sitter. Cost of one to two weeks’ pay.
—Mailman. They can’t accept cash gifts, so a gift under $20.
—UPS or FedEx guy. A gift under $25.
—Paper carrier. $15 to $25 for daily delivery, $5 to $15 for weekend delivery.
He’re what some listeners say about end of the year tipping…