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People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them 

Lauren Slocum
Updated December 14, 2019 115.4k votes 8.2k voters 112.4k views 38 items

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Ahh, tipping! Do we dare speak for the masses when we say that tipping can get a little uncomfortable? But tipping service employees doesn't have to be a hazy and unknown twilight zone, nor does it have to be restricted to prompt service. Sometimes, you should be tipping someone because they exceeded your expectations and did more work than they're actually get paid to do. So we've made a list of service-providers that you should be tipping if you aren't already!

How much should you tip and who are the people you should tip? As the hospitality industry becomes more diverse, it's hard to know who you should be tipping, and who you shouldn't be tipping. Receiving exceptional service is like waking up to a $5 bill from the tooth fairy under your pillow. You're left feeling a kind of giddy excitement that only occurs when something nearly unbelievable happens. So when we encounter people who make us feel better about life and treat us with respect and care, it's appropriate to recognize those efforts.

Is there anybody you're in the habit of tipping that the rest of the world doesn't seem to be aware of? Share it with us! Check out this list of people you should be tipping, but probably aren't. Perhaps you didn't know you should be tipping them? That's ok. We're all still learning everyday.
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Delivery Person If You L... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Delivery Person If You Live Somewhere Tricky
You should normally tip delivery people 10%, but tip extra if you live somewhere hard to find.
2
Efficient Movers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Efficient Movers
If your movers kick a$$, tip them 5% (or whatever you can afford).
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Nursing Home Staff Who R... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Nursing Home Staff Who Run Errands
Tip $5 to the nursing home staff that does errands for your family members. 
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Grocery Bagger Who Helps... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Grocery Bagger Who Helps You to Your Car
Slip your bagger a couple dollars if they help you carry a large load to your car. 
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Hotel Maids is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hotel Maids
Tip a couple dollars for each time they've cleaned.
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Furniture Deliverers (Es... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Furniture Deliverers (Esp. If the Item Is Bulky/ Awkward)
Tip 5% of the delivery charge. If the item is hard to handle, increase the tip to 10%.
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Dog Groomer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Dog Groomer
Start with a $5 tip and go up from there, depending on how much appreciation you're trying to show. 
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Uber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
MikeyDownlowAnguiano added
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Tattoo Artist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Tattoo Artist
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Courtesy Shuttle Driver ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Courtesy Shuttle Driver
Tip anywhere from $2 to $4 for every person they're carting around.
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Enthusiastic Tour Guides... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Enthusiastic Tour Guides
If a tour guide goes above and beyond, let them know by slipping them $5 afterward.
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Coat Room Attendants is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Coat Room Attendants
A $1-3 tip is appropriate, depending on how many items you had them keep.
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Hotel Concierge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hotel Concierge
Each time you ask them for a special service, you should be tipping a few dollars.
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Private Chefs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Private Chefs
You should be tipping your personal chef the same (if not more) as you would a waiter/chef. 
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The Wash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
ChrisandLianneBourand added
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Hair Stylist's Assistant... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hair Stylist's Assistant
Tip a couple dollars to whoever washed your hair and gave you that heavenly neck massage.
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The House Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
The House Band
Live music enhances your experience. Show appreciation by throwing a couple bucks in the tip jar!
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Nanny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Nanny
If your nanny's a rockstar, show appreciation by adding a tip to his or her next check.
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Personal Trainer Who Mak... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Personal Trainer Who Makes You At-Home Workouts
Tip a couple dollars if your PT goes out of their way to build you an at-home workout routine.
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Coffee Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
JacquelineUnderwood added Coffee Shop Employees
Even if you just get a cup of coffee, if you're using free wi-fi, you should tip a couple bucks.
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Tasting Room Staff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Tasting Room Staff
Tip like they're your bartender. If you have a large party, increase the tip amount.
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Downtown Parking Lot Att... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Downtown Parking Lot Attendants
These guys keep out all the riff raff. Tip 'em a couple dollars upon your return.
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Acupuncturist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Acupuncturist
If you tip a masseuse, you can tip someone who carefully sticks needles in your skin. $5 per appointment is appropriate.
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Ice Cream Shop Employees... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Ice Cream Shop Employees (When You Sample Flavors)
Throw a buck or two in the tip jar if you tried tons of ice cream flavors.
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Chefs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Chefs
Chefs don't normally get tipped out, so specifying a tip for them is rare and appreciated.