The FabSugar Guide to Holiday Tipping


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
  • To see the rest, read more

  • 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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