The pandemic has reshaped many things in our lives, including holiday tipping. This year, if you have the means, you might want to tip more people, or simply give a bit more to those who you normally tip. Here’s a quick guide to holiday tipping this year.
Chances are, you’ve been getting more deliveries this year because of the pandemic. Now is a good time to reward those who are tasked with bringing things to your door. Here’s a breakdown:
Restaurant and grocery store drivers:
As US News notes, most restaurant and grocery store delivery drivers are able to accept tips, so give 20 percent or more. Remember, if a service charges a delivery fee, that usually isn’t going to the driver. Make sure you add a tip.
Babysitter and nanny
For a regular babysitter, you should tip either one night’s pay or one-and-a-half night’s pay. For a nanny, you should tip one week’s worth of pay.
If you have a regular hair stylist, you should tip them the equivalent of one visit.
Dog walker and dog groomer
For a dog walker, tip one week’s pay. For a dog groomer, you’ll want to tip the equivalent of one visit.