Did I ever mention how un-fab it is to tip poorly? I try to tip well all the time but when the holidays roll around I too forget what the standards are. Afterall, this Prada
French Purse Wallet, $290, could use a little workout. Here is my FabSugar Guide to Holiday Tipping:
- Teacher: $25-100. A gift certificate is always appropriate. If you know the teacher's hobbies or interests, then a gift certificate would be nice.
- Baby sitter: One night's pay, plus a small gift from your child.
- Full-time nanny: One week to one month of pay based on tenure, plus a small gift from your child.
- Day care service: $25-70, plus a small gift from your child.
- Apartment building superintendent: $50-200. (Tip less if you tip throughout the year).
- Apartment Doorman/concierge: $10-80 or more each, depending upon building. Those who serve you more should get a bigger tip.
- Apartment building handyman: $15-40 each
- Maid: One week's pay - if you use a service and never know who is cleaning, don't tip at all.
- Shampooer at the salon: $10
- Manicurist/pedicurist: 50% of one session
- Hairdresser/stylist: 50% of one session
- Massage therapist: 50% of one session
- Personal trainer: $60-100 upon reaching goal, or 50% of one session
- Dog groomer: 25% of one session
- Dog walker or sitter: A bottle of great hand cream!
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