List Rules Vote up the people who you should really think about tipping next time.
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 Live Somewhere Tricky You should normally tip delivery people 10%, but tip extra if you live somewhere hard to find.
Efficient Movers If your movers kick a$$, tip them 5% (or whatever you can afford).
Nursing Home Staff Who Run Errands Tip $5 to the nursing home staff that does errands for your family members.
Hotel Maids Tip a couple dollars for each time they've cleaned.
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.
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%.
Dog Groomer Start with a $5 tip and go up from there, depending on how much appreciation you're trying to show.
Courtesy Shuttle Driver Tip anywhere from $2 to $4 for every person they're carting around.
Hair Stylist's Assistant Tip a couple dollars to whoever washed your hair and gave you that heavenly neck massage.
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Tattoo Artist
The House Band Live music enhances your experience. Show appreciation by throwing a couple bucks in the tip jar!
Nanny If your nanny's a rockstar, show appreciation by adding a tip to his or her next check.
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.
JacquelineUnderwood added Coffee Shop Employees A dollar every specialty coffee - if it isn't a basic drip coffee, ice coffee, or tea. It takes effort to make a proper latte or cappuccino. Specially if you add a lot of customized things to it - less hot, add ice, syrups/sauces, no foam, all foam, etc.
Tasting Room Staff Tip like they're your bartender. If you have a large party, increase the tip amount.
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.
Acupuncturist If you tip a masseuse, you can tip someone who carefully sticks needles in your skin. $5 per appointment is appropriate.
Downtown Parking Lot Attendants These guys keep out all the riff raff. Tip 'em a couple dollars upon your return.
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.
Chefs Chefs don't normally get tipped out, so specifying a tip for them is rare and appreciated.
Apartment Complex Janitors This wouldn't become an everyday thing, but keep in mind, this person takes care of your home.
gutz added Letter Carrier
Dental Hygienist Often times, they do more work than the dentist. Oh, and they use sharp objects inside your mouth.