Skip to comments.Holiday Etiquette-Tips on Holiday Tipping-Updated for 2004
Posted on 12/19/2004 9:44:16 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
Here are some parameters for tipping valued-or not so valued-employees.
|Au pair||A gift from your family (or one-weeks pay), plus a small gift from your child|
|Babysitter, regular||One evenings pay, plus a small gift from your child|
|Barber||Cost of one haircut, plus possibly a small gift|
|Beauty salon staff||$10 to $60 each, giving most to those who give most to you, plus possibly a small gift|
Gift, not cash; check schools policy. Possibilities: gift certificate for coffee shop or book store, classroom supplies, book, picture frame, fruit basket or gourmet food item, or joint gift with other parents and their children
|Day care providers||$25 to $70 each, plus a small gift from your child. If only one or two providers, consider higher range amount.|
|Dog walker||One weeks pay|
|Fitness trainer, personal||Cost of one session|
|Garage attendants||$10 to $30 each, to be distributed by manager|
|Housekeeper/leaner||One days pay|
|Letter carriers||U.S. government regulations permit carriers to accept gifts worth up to $20 each|
|Massage therapist||One sessions fee|
|Nanny||One weeks to one months salary based on tenure and customs in your area, plus a small gift from your child|
|Newspaper deliverer||$10 to $30|
|Nurse, private||Gift, not cash|
|Nursing home employees||Gift, not cash|
|Pool cleaner||Cost of one cleaning|
|Package deliverer||Small gift if you receive deliveries regularly; most delivery companies prohibit cash gifts|
|Residential building personnel:|
|$20 to $80|
|$10 to $80|
|$15 to $40|
|$15 to $40|
|Trash/recycling collectors||$10 to $20 each, for private service|
|Yard and garden worker||$20 to $50|
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I heard about this through the "Brian Whitman Show."
The actual guidelines though, are on the Emily Post website.
-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)
I was as surprised as you when I heard about that.
I figured that "Tipping" civil servants went out with the Hatch Act.
Why haven't I gotten my tip yet?
Save your personal shopping for weeks after Christmas when most stuff goes 40% or more off.
The best present I bought this year was a "Brooklyn in a Box" board game.
Did it have a space where you wake up with a knife at your throat at age 6? I had that one happen in Brooklyn to me.
Ah, the old days.
William Shatner is singing...YEAH!!!
Nursing gifts should be something all can enjoy, candy etc. All personal gifts must be reported and approved for acceptance. Individual gifts are not encouraged.
LOL, don't look at me I'm not the 'tipper'. You might be the 'tippee' or even the 'tipsey'!!
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz:
Wha? Ya got a friggin' problem with a bunch a' freaks beatin' da crap outa each udder? Next ting ya know, you'll be bitchin' about not being hit ova da head wit a brick. Get da f**K outa heah!
(This message sponsored by the Kings County Tourism Board.)
Still nothing compared to being a little kid waking up with a knife to your throat.
What does one do in that situation as a kid? FAKE SLEEPING.
After the anthrax scare I put a card in the box for her thanking for delivering my mail and to be careful. She looked ready to cry when she told me thank you later.
That $20 limit is interesting as that was what I put in a Christmas card to our mailman during the anthrax crisis in 2001.
My mail carrier does the same for us.
I gave her a family pic in a holiday frame and scratch off tickets.
The sanitation guy whom I never see other than pick up day was right behind me when I was in the convenient store where I only go for Holiday scratch offs because of the great selection. I was so embarressed as was he when I blurted out 'Oh, great now you know what your Christmas Gift is!"
My other service people like the Family Steakhouse where I eat once a week on my day off all got homemade Dog Cookies as most of them are Dog Owners and Lovers with a few scratch offs in the doggie cookie bags.
My hairdresser/houscleaner/nurseRPT/CNA Respite care provider all got gift bags filled with stuff my son picked out plus a 2005 calandar my son had printed up with a picture every month of him and the most important people in his life which is his therapist RPT, CNA respite care provider, hairstylist/housekeeper also the woman he wants to marry if she ever is in the market for a new husband.
He went shopping for me with his CNA/friend and spent the money mostly on the woman he loves the hair/housekeeper who happens to be my best bud. Brat.
I made 400 doggie cookies and they are making a big hit with my older aquantances who are watching sugar levels but are avid dog loves.
It really is the thought that counts.
Just so happens that are closet freinds also work for us so we were able to give them bags with an array of gifts and then something personal that they would enjoy. So far so good.
The Calandars of my son and his friends are also a big hit.
Secretary-General of the United Nations: $20 million cash, or its equivalent in crude oil.
I have the nation's nicest letter carrier and I fully intend to remember her with a small gift. She brings my mail to the door, always smiles and greets me by name and does a great job! Go Mabel!