Friday, December 23, 2005

Holiday Tipping:


You are all in trouble... For Christmas I asked for the new Emily Post (updated) "Etiquette" book. I can now spread the word of what should be done in certain situations, because I've realized people just have no clue...
More on that after I open it on Christmas, but in the meantime (not to stress you out or anything), here is the Holiday Tipping Guide:

Baby sitter:
* One evening's pay, plus a small gift from your child

Barber:
* Cost of one haircut and/or a gift

Beauty salon staff:
* $10 to $60 each

Child's teacher:
* Check school policy first
* A gift, not cash

Day-care providers:
* $25 to $70 each, plus small gift from child

Fitness trainer, massage therapist:
* Cost of one session

Garage attendants:
* $10 to $30 each

Housekeeper/cleaner:
* One day's pay

Mail carrier:
* Gift valued at up to $20

Nanny:
* One week's to one month's salary, plus small gift from child

Newspaper deliverer:
* $10 to $30

Nursing home employees, private nurse:
* A gift, not cash

Personal caregiver:
* One week's salary plus small gift

Residential building personnel:
* Superintendent, $25 to $100
* Doorman, $10 to $80
* Elevator operator, $15 to $40
* Handyman, $15 to $40

Trash, recycling collectors:
* Check local regulations for municipal workers
* $10 to $30 each for private service

Yard or garden worker:
* $20 to $50

As if this time of year isn't stressfull enough...
(source: Emily Post Institute)

(H/T: Liz)

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