Here’s A Tip For You

Regular babysitter: One evening’s pay and a small gift from your kids.Day care provider: A gift from you or $25-70 for each staff member and a small gift from your kids.Live-in help: One week …

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Regular babysitter: One evening’s pay and a small gift from your kids.

Day care provider: A gift from you or $25-70 for each staff member and a small gift from your kids.

Live-in help: One week to one month of pay as a cash tip, plus a gift from you.

Private nurse: A thoughtful gift from you.

Housekeeper/Cleaner: Up to the amount of one week’s pay and/or a small gift.

Nursing home employees: A gift that could be shared by the staff (flowers or food items).

Personal trainer: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.

Massage therapist: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.

Pet groomer: Up to the cost of one session or a gift.

Dog walker: Up to one week’s pay or a gift.

Personal caregiver: Between one week to one month’s salary or a gift.

Pool cleaner: The cost of one cleaning to be split among the crew.

Garage attendants: $10-30 or a small gift.

Newspaper delivery boy: $10-30 or a small gift.

Package deliverer: Small gift in the $20 range. Most delivery companies discourage or prohibit cash gifts.

Doorman: $15-80. $15 or more each for multiple doormen, or a gift.

Handyman: $15 to $40.

Trash/Recycling collectors: $10-30 each.

Yard/Garden worker: $20-50 each.