How Much and Who to Tip?

Holiday Tipping

By Jason Meyers

December 16, 2010 Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 11:55 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A lot of people throughout the year help us all out. So how do you show your appreciation for them without going overboard?

Here's a list of people in your life you may feel the need to let them know they're special:

Budget: One or two night's pay

Full Time Nanny
Budget: One week to one month's pay depending on tenure for either a personal gift and/or tip.

Day Care Staff
Budget: $25 - $70 for each staff member plus a small gift from your child

Budget: Less than $25

Budget: $25 - $100

Mail Carrier
Budget: Non-cash gifts with value up to $20 - Civil servants aren't allowed to receive cash tips

Budget: $50 or more, depending how long the assistant has been with you

Garbage Collector
Budget: $15 - $30

Hairstylist or Barber
Budget: Cost of one haircut

Newspaper Carrier
Budget: $10 - $30

Budget: Up to one week's pay

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