It can be stressful. It can be confusing. Should I tip my UPS delivery person? How about a gift for my kid’s tutor? In an effort to make things a little bit easier, we’ve put together a holiday tipping guide.
Inflation certainly has taken a toll on the livelihood of many. A lot of people are looking forward to holiday tips more than ever. However, many people giving are also feeling the pinch. In addition, there is Hurricane Ian. So many people have lost so much. Tipping is just a drop in the bucket.
How and who to tip
It’s impossible to tip everyone. To help you narrow down the list, think first of the people who make life easier for you on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Or just generally speaking. Is there anyone who goes out of their way to help you? Holiday tipping is a way for you to express gratitude.
It’s easier than shopping for presents too. Just get a single, or several, crisp bills. Then get some kind of holiday or thank you card. A brief inscription is all you need. A simple ‘Thank you for ______ .” Finally, seal it and hand it over.
Amazon has apparently addressed the tipping issue for their drivers. We have a story about it here. The problem for me when it comes to tipping delivery drivers is that I rarely have the same one anymore. Even so, UPS, FedEx, and US Postal workers are not supposed to accept cash. In addition, there are some cities that don’t allow cash tips for sanitation workers.
While this might not cover everyone in your circle, here is a general holiday tipping guide for the season.