Holiday Tipping Guide: Top Ten to Tip and How Much

gift envelope with cash sticking out - how much to tip
gift envelope with cash sticking out - how much to tip

Who do you tip during the holidays? And how much? Ask 10 different people and you'll likely get 10 different answers. But, that's not necessarily a problem. The fact that there is no hard-and-fast rule for who and how much you should tip is actually a good thing.

Consider this: We haven't all been going to the same fabulous hairdresser for last 20 years and we don't all have a go-the-extra-mile garbage man who picks up all the loose trash from the ground when the wind knocks our can over in the middle of the night. On the other hand, we also do not all have an irritable newspaper carrier who regularly leaves us with a sopping mess because he doesn't bother to bag the paper when it's calling for rain.