Question of the Day- Holiday Tipping

By DB
December 4, 2017 5:42pm CST
Do you tip anyone for the holiday season? Is there any special reason you tip them? I tip my mail carrier and hair stylist. I like the service they provide to me and they both have nice personalities. Of course, it is possible to take the tipping thing to far with some professions. Photo- money.cnn.com/google images
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@much2say (35391)
• United States
5 Dec
I never tipped the mail guy . . . I have given him cold water on those hot days . . . and always leave a gift for him for Christmas. I actually rarely go to the hair stylist . . . but when I go, I tip them nicely .
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5 Dec
Gifts are as appreciated as money. I like my stylist so much I tip each time I get a haircut plus a bonus at Christmas.
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
4 Dec
I always tip VERY well all year round. The only people we EXTRA tip are the servers and bartenders at our usual hangout. I never think to tip the mail carrier. I probably should as his brother just moved in right next to us.
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5 Dec
When we had one of our NJ snow storms the carrier delivered our mail to our door because the plows piled so much snow by my mailbox I could not shovel it out right away. I really appreciated that and he will get out of his vehicle if some stupid visitor parks in front of my house and blocks off the mailbox. So, it's just something I do...
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• Rochester, New York
5 Dec
I have never tipped the mail man as we don't have a specific one that comes on our route, they are always changing day by day. I always tip the hair stylist though.
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5 Dec
We have the same mail carrier for years and I rarely have problems with mail deliveries, so it's just something I do to say thanks. I got the habit from my parents who always tipped the carrier at Christmas.
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• Rochester, New York
6 Dec
@dgobucks226 I have given them bottles of cold water during the summer and if it's really cold out I have a cup of hot cocoa waiting for them.
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8 Dec
@LisaSteinmetz That's very thoughtful. I remember my Mom used to do the same thing.
@TRBRocks420 (62045)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Dec
I always tip at the espresso shop.
3 people like this
5 Dec
That is a nice gesture and I am sure appreciated!
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@Kandae11 (26790)
5 Dec
When I was living in the city I tipped the guy who brought my daily newspaper. City or country - we always tip the garbage collector.
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5 Dec
That is a very nice gesture! The garbage collectors do work hard.
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@rina110383 (22925)
5 Dec
If the person exerted so much effort and went an extra mile to deliver superb, excellent service, I'll give a tip.
3 people like this
5 Dec
Sounds reasonable...
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• London, England
4 Dec
I used to tip the postman, waste services staff , cafe staff etc but since the recession and increasing grocery price costs in the UK, I had to stop! Most of my wages are eaten up by mortgage costs, car costs, travel costs and credit card bills!
3 people like this
5 Dec
Completely understandable! Sometimes tipping can get out of hand
@LadyDuck (121361)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
The public officers (like mail carriers) are not allowed to accept tips, I usually offer a gift for Christmas. I also buy a gift for the physiotherapist of my husband.
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5 Dec
Very nice! Sometimes a gift card in lieu of cash works just as well.
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7 Dec
@LadyDuck Those are really thoughtful gifts to give
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@LadyDuck (121361)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
@dgobucks226 At least those are things that they can enjoy during the holidays.
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@JudyEv (100439)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Tipping has never caught on in Australia so I don't tip anyone.
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5 Dec
Americans love to be tipped even when they don't deserve one. I think Australia might have the right idea, lol.
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@JudyEv (100439)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@dgobucks226 Our basic wage is higher than that of the US so our workers don't depend on tips to prop up their income.
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@Shavkat (46580)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I stopped giving some tips to waiters in some local restaurants. The reason, the waiters cannot keep them and it all goes to the restaurant owners.
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5 Dec
Wow, that's not right Shavkat! Maybe the owners should help wait the tables then
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@Shavkat (46580)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@dgobucks226 It was a terrible act, my friend. That's the main reasons why I don't give waiter's tips.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec
I always tip taxi drivers and hair stylists. I always tip servers 20%, and bartenders a buck a drink.
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7 Dec
Pretty much do the exact same thing!
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@nela13 (618)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I usually tip the hair stylist and restaurant staff.
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5 Dec
As do I, waiters and waitresses rely on their tips!
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