Tipping Over the Holidays . . . and How Much To Give


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It's the holidays and for the people who's services we use all year, it's always nice, if your budget allows, to gift them tip. Here are the results of a survey asking who we're going to give extra to, and how much we're going to give . . .

1. Housekeeper. 47% plan to tip . . . and the average tip is $50.

2. Babysitter or daycare provider. 41% plan to tip . . . average tip $50.

3. Teacher. 41% of parents will give an average of $25, usually in the form of a small gift instead of cash.

4. Landscaper or gardener. 36% will tip . . . $30.

5. Mail carrier. 27% will tip . . . $20.

6. Trash or recycling collector. 19% will tip an average of $20.

There are also people who we normally tip, like hairstylists and baristas. And a good number of us plan to give a little extra to them during the holidays, too.

27% of us will tip restaurant servers more than usual during the holidays . . . 19% will tip hair stylists and barbers more this month . . . 16% will tip food delivery people more . . . 10% will tip bartenders more . . . and 9% will tip their barista extra this month. 

(CNBC)

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