If you’re a mailman, you’ll probably look just a little more kindly upon those who slip you $10 gift cards during the holidays, and may be willing to work just a little bit harder to keep them happy throughout the year. So think of holiday tipping as a way to buy goodwill that lasts year round and you’ll find yourself more motivated to tip appropriately.
Kiplinger put together a guide to help you determine the minimum value of a gift to keep those who serve you happy.
Among the tipping tips:
Garbage collectors: $10 to $30.
Cleaning people: The cost of one visit.
Newspaper delivery people: $10 to $30.
Babysitters: The cost of one to two babysitter jobs.
Hairstylists: The cost of one visit.
Dog walker: A week’s pay.
Chime in if you agree or disagree with these guidelines.
How Much Should You Tip for the Holidays? [Kiplinger]