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Unless you’re a real cheapskate (or received bad service), you’re probably already tipping your restaurant servers 15% to 20% and your bartenders around $1 a drink. But what about all those other people? What’s the right amount to tip the pizza delivery guy? Your hairdresser or barber? Your doorman, if you have one?

The folks at the Emily Post Institute are experts at tipping etiquette. Knowing who to tip and how much can be difficult, the Post experts say; giving too liberally may come across as showy, while not giving at all may seem ungrateful.

One way to be sure your tipping etiquette is on point is to budget for tips. So, for example, Lizzie Post from the Post Institute, and co-host of the Awesome Etiquette Podcast, suggests that if you have $15 in your budget for eating out this week, make sure that $15 covers the tip as well. And the same holds true for holiday tipping for service people you see regularly throughout the year.

“It’s so different for everyone,” Post said. “You need to look at the service people in your life and decide who you couldn’t have lived without. For me, that’s my hairdresser … but for some people, it might be their babysitter that they just couldn’t do without.”

When it comes to budgeting, Post suggests keeping holiday tips in mind and to budget for these important thank you gifts throughout the year. “If you really need to narrow your list because of your budget, you really need to think about who made the biggest difference in your life and make them a priority.”

Remember, staying on budget is important considering overspending can affect more than just your bank account. High debt levels (and any missed payments associated with them) can also damage your credit score. Here, with the help of the Post experts, we offer some good guidelines for handling virtually all of your tipping needs.

1. Restaurant Dining

Wait service (sit down): 15%-20%, pre-tax
Wait service (buffet): 10%, pre-tax
Host or Maitre d’: No obligation for greeting you and showing you to your table
$10 – $20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night or on occasion if you are a regular patron
Bartender: $1-$2 per drink or 15%-20% of the tab
Restroom Attendant: $0.50-$3, depending on the level of service
Valet: $2-$5, when the car is returned to you

2. Restaurant Takeout

No obligation; 10% for extra service (curb delivery) or a large, complicated order

3. Food Delivery

10% – 15% of the bill, $2-$5 for pizza delivery, depending on the size of the order and difficulty of delivery

4. Cafes & Counters With Tip Jars

No obligation; tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra or if you are a regular customer

5. Airport Skycap

For a first bag $2; $1 per additional bag

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6. Hotel Doorman

A smile and a “thanks” when he opens the door, plus $1-$4 for carrying luggage; $1-$2 for hailing a cab (add an extra $1 if it’s raining);

Plus, $1-$4 if they go beyond the call of duty

7. Bellhop

For a first bag $2; $1 per additional bag; $2-$3 for each additional service, such as room delivery

8. Hotel Housekeeping

Two to five dollars per day daily with a note marked “Housekeeping – Thank you”

9. Concierge

No obligation for answering questions; $5-$10 for getting tickets or restaurant reservations; $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations (or 10%-20% of the ticket price)

10. Taxi Driver

15% – 20% of the fare, but minimally $1; $2 for the first bag carried, $1 per additional bag

11. Hair Salon

15% – 20%; ask to be split among those who served you

12. Manicurist

Also 15%-20%

13. Facial, Waxing, Massage

Also 15%-20%

Holiday Tipping

For the service providers you go to regularly, it’s nice to give them a holiday tip. The following amounts are just a guideline for holiday tips. First and foremost, you should consider your budget before doling out the dollars. If your finances are tight, you might want to consider a small gift and a handwritten thank you note instead of cash. It really is about saying thank you, after all.

14. Au Pair or Live-In Nanny

Options: Cash or consider a gift. This person works closely with your family and you probably know them well.

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to one week’s pay and a gift from your child(ren)

15. Regular Babysitter

Options: Cash

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to one evening’s pay and a small gift from your child(ren)

16. Day Care Provider

Options: Cash or a gift for each staff member who works with your child(ren)

Suggested Amount or Gift: A gift from you or $25-$70 for each staff member who works with your child(ren) and a small gift from your child(ren)

17. Live-In Nanny, Cook, Butler, or Housekeeper

Options: Cash and a personal gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: From one week up to one month of pay as a cash tip, plus a gift from you

18. Private Nurse

Options: Gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: A thoughtful gift from you

19. Home Health Employees

Options: Check with agency first about gifts or tipping policies. If there is a no gifts/tipping policy, consider a donation to the agency.

Suggested Amount or Gift: A thoughtful gift from you (if gift-giving is not against company policy)

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20. Housekeeper/Cleaner

Options: Cash and/or a gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the amount of one week’s pay and/or a small gift

21. Nursing Home Employees

Options: A gift (not cash) — Check company policy first.

Suggested Amount or Gift: A gift that could be shared by the staff (flowers or food items)

22. Barber

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Cash up to the cost of one haircut, or a gift of equal value

23. Beauty Salon Staff

Options: Cash or gift, depending on whether you tip well after each service

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the cost of one salon visit divided for each staff member who works with you — Give individual cards or a small gift each for those who work on you.

24. Personal Trainer

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the cost of one session, or a gift

25. Massage Therapist

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the cost of one session, or a gift

26. Pet Groomer

Options: Cash or gift (if the same person grooms your pet all year)

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the cost of one session, or a gift

27. Dog Walker

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to one week’s pay, or a gift

28. Personal Caregiver

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to one week to one month’s salary, or a gift

29. Pool Cleaner

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: Up to the cost of one cleaning to be split among the crew

30. Newspaper Delivery Person

Options: Cash or small gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $10-$30 or a small gift

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31. Mail Carrier

Options: Small gift only, as carriers are not allowed to accept money

Suggested Amount or Gift: Snacks and beverages or perishable gifts that are not part of a meal; small gifts that have little intrinsic value (travel mugs, hand warmers, etc.) and are clearly no more than $20 in value; perishable items clearly worth more (large fruit baskets or cookie tins) must be shared with the entire branch.

32. Package Deliverer

Options: Small gift only, no cash. (Only do this if you receive regular deliveries.)

Suggested Amount or Gift: Small gift in the $20 range, as most delivery companies discourage or prohibit cash gifts.

33. Building Superintendent

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $20-$80 or a gift

34. Doorman

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $15-$80 — $15 or more each if you have multiple doormen, or a gift for each.

35. Elevator Operator

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $15-$40 each

36. Yard/Garden Worker

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $20-$50 each

37. Handyman

Options: Cash or gift

Suggested Amount or Gift: $15-$40

38. Trash/Recycling Collectors

Options: Cash or gift (for private); check city regulations if it is a municipal service.

Suggested Amount or Gift: $10-$30 each

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