Tips for End of Year tipping

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORS 173302

The question always comes up... should I tip, and if I do, how much?  Many people in our lives provide services for us, all year long,  in and out of our homes year round.   It is always nice around the holidays to thank them. 


For guidance, I refer to Emily Post as a reference, or starting point.  There are no real RULES, your household budget , your relationship and holiday spirit can help make the final decision.


Housekeeper- up to one weeks pay- or a small gift

Newspaper delivery person- $10 to $30

Mail carrier- Small gift- most are not allowed to accept cash or gift cards

Handyman- $15 to $40

Trash collector- $10 to $30 each

Yard worker- $20 to $50 each


Hope this helps!!  Happy holidays!



Comments (4)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank you for sharing this with us - I will keep it in mind when I am putting together my to do list

Nov 13, 2016 08:37 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Christina Tompkins Wright good topic for this time of the year.... it's good to remember those who do a good job for you....

Nov 13, 2016 08:41 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Thanks for the tipping guide for those that provide a valued service to us.

Nov 13, 2016 09:24 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Christina, this is a great reminder to acknowledge and thank people who provide services we almost take for granted, like the mail carier, the trash collector ... I think I will reblog this article.

Dec 05, 2016 06:53 PM