How much should you tip the people who help you all year? Here are suggestions.
It's time to say thanks! But holiday tipping can be confusing.
How much should we tip the people who help us all year?
Below is a guide of suggestions from the The Emily Post Institute:
1. Au pair or live-in nanny
Match one week or session pay, and a gift from your children.
One evening pay and a small gift from your kids.
3. House keeper or cleaner
Up to the amount of one week's pay, and/or a small gift.
4. Beauty salon staff
Give individual cards and a small gift to each of those people who work on you throughout the year.
5. Mail carrier
The U.S. Postal Service has some gift regulations - you can check them here. But a small gift, up to $20 range is a good bet.
6. Trash/recycling collectors
The suggested amount is between $10 and $30 for each person.
7. Teachers, aides and bus drivers
Give gifts and a note from your little ones.
If you can't afford to give money, News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman says to give goodies or something homemade and always include a personal note.