Every year it seems people struggle with the question, 'How much of a holiday tip should I give to the person that supplies services to me during the year?’ Good question because it does vary from service to service. Here’s a few to get you started.

Regular Babysitter: One evenings pay or a small gift

Housekeeper/Cleaner: One week’s pay or a gift

Barber or Beauty Salon:  Cost of one session

Garbage attendants: $10 to $30

Mail carrier: Check with the mail department or mail carrier, there is a restriction on gift giving

Yard/Plow Person: $20 to $50

Teachers: A small gift, not cash

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