‘Tis the season of giving and the last thing you want to do is forget someone who’s deserving of a little something extra.
As you’re making the final checks on your holiday to-do list, ask yourself if you should spread a little extra cheer to those who make your life easier throughout the year.
Financial website Kiplinger published a suggested tipping guide to help you. It suggest tipping your mail carrier with a gift that’s worth up to $20.
But remember, the post office forbids carriers from accepting cash, checks or gift cards that can be used like credit cards.
And if you have a newspaper delivered, you’ll want to tip the delivery persons as well. Some newspapers give you the option of tipping online through your subscription account.
When it comes to childcare, Kiplinger says the equivalent of a weeks pay is a good place to start. After all, it’s someone who works closely with you and your child.
And don’t forget your trash collector. A suggested tip is anywhere from $10 to $30 apiece.
Your regular cleaning person is also in line for a tip, maybe the cost of one visit.
And don’t forget your hairstylist or barber, also recommended to be the cost of a visit.