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25 people to tip for the holidays

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Greetings and gratuities have become holiday traditions. Still, confusion may exist. Which sorts of service providers tend to anticipate Christmas tips?

Generally speaking, those who provide frequent and regular personal and professional services throughout the year are suitable recipients for this sort of end-of-year generosity. Consider these categories of potential gratuity conferees.

25 people to tip for the holidays

Not everyone will need to give holiday gratuities to all of these recipients, but those who benefit regularly from such services may wish to ponder these possibilities.

  1. Apartment or condominium building superintendent or caretaker
  2. Babysitter
  3. Barber or hairstylist
  4. Barista
  5. Cleaner or housekeeper
  6. Dog walker
  7. Elder care provider
  8. Fitness trainer
  9. Homework tutor
  10. Landscaper
  11. Mail carrier
  12. Massage therapist
  13. Musical instrument teacher
  14. Nail technician
  15. Nanny or day care provider
  16. Newspaper deliverer
  17. Personal shopper
  18. Pet sitter
  19. Pool maintenance technician
  20. Recycling pickup driver
  21. Residence doorman
  22. School bus driver
  23. Shoe shine specialist
  24. Snowplower or shoveler
  25. Trash collector

This list is just a start. What other individuals serve your personal or professional needs throughout the year?

Holiday tipping is certainly optional, but always appreciated.

In difficult economic times, even small gifts can bring big smiles and spread goodwill. After all, a Christmas or year-end gratuity is more than a gift. It’s a reason to write a few lines of appreciation inside a holiday greeting card and hand it to someone who makes life run smoother all year long.

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