When it comes to tipping, are you giving too little, too much or the right amount?
These are services that happen at your home like a house keeper, babysitter or gardener. The customary tip is one week of service.
Teachers and daycare workers
They should receive a small gift of appreciation, anywhere from $25 to $75 depending on your budget. You could also consider pooling your money with other parents to buy a more expensive gift.
Personal trainer or a hair stylist
Some of us have people that help "maintain" us. The rule of thumb here is to tip the price of one full service.
If you're looking for a way to thank the person who helps with your pets, consider cash, up to one week's pay. If you use them regularly, go with a gift.
Yard or garden workers
For those helping keep your lawn green, cash, $20-$50, or a gift.
What if you're on a budget?
If you are short on cash, a thoughtful handwritten note or homemade baked goods will show you care.
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