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Tips on Holiday Tipping

Holiday is a good time to show appreciations to those who consistently provide great service over time. The question is how much is considered the “right” amount of tipping? Different service professionals have different expectations. The embedded MSNBC and ABC News videos show us some tips on holiday tipping. Generally speaking, the “right” amount equals to a one-time service fee that a person pays per visit. So, if a person pays $200 per visit to his/her hair stylist, s/he should tip no less than $200 on his/her visit during holiday.

I actually do not use the same hair stylist. I tip my hair stylist 15% to 20% every time when I have my hair cut. I believe that’s reasonable. I give presents or gift cards to those people who work closely with me at work and those who have helped me over time. And yes, the amount of tips I spend on the garage attendants and the receptionists in my apartment varies --- I give more to those who are nice to me as compared to those who are just doing their jobs. I believe tipping and gifting is just another way of showing my appreciations. Am I doing the right thing? Whom do you tip or give presents to on holidays? How much do you usually tip?

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