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The FabSugar Guide to Holiday Tipping

Did I ever mention how un-fab it is to tip poorly? I try to tip well all the time but when the holidays roll around I too forget what the standards are. Afterall, this Prada
French Purse Wallet
, $290, could use a little workout. Here is my FabSugar Guide to Holiday Tipping:

  • Teacher: $25-100. A gift certificate is always appropriate. If you know the teacher's hobbies or interests, then a gift certificate would be nice.
  • Baby sitter: One night's pay, plus a small gift from your child.
  • Full-time nanny: One week to one month of pay based on tenure, plus a small gift from your child.
  • Day care service: $25-70, plus a small gift from your child.
  • Apartment building superintendent: $50-200. (Tip less if you tip throughout the year).
  • Apartment Doorman/concierge: $10-80 or more each, depending upon building. Those who serve you more should get a bigger tip.
  • Apartment building handyman: $15-40 each
  • To see the rest,

  • Maid: One week's pay - if you use a service and never know who is cleaning, don't tip at all.
  • Shampooer at the salon: $10
  • Manicurist/pedicurist: 50% of one session
  • Hairdresser/stylist: 50% of one session
  • Massage therapist: 50% of one session
  • Personal trainer: $60-100 upon reaching goal, or 50% of one session
  • Dog groomer: 25% of one session
  • Dog walker or sitter: A bottle of great hand cream!
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Fashion Fashion 9 years
Wow! I am so glad this post inspired you all to talk amongst yourselves! Happy holidays ladies. Love yas. xo
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Thats so sweet atox. I heard one teacher on the radio last week complaining bc her students were doing what she called regifting Like the coffee mugs with candyand it wasnt good enough. She was pretty much saying it was prolly the parents doing bc they were cheap I was thinking what if her student regifted bc they thought shed like it way to make them feel good abou themselves I just hoped none of them heard her.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
Crispy, yeah, teachers don't usually expect any sort of gift. And I think I'd be rather insulted if someone gave me money (just my personal feelings on it) But when gifts are given, especially if they were picked out by the student, that has meaning and usually makes me all teary eyed (I freaked the kids out in class when I started crying on my last day and they all had made me a book that was very similar to Dr. Suess's "Oh the places you'll go") Or if a gift certificate to a teacher supply store is given, that is always much appreciated. So do not feel bad at all Jen, if a teacher expects a gift, then pfffffffffthpsppssp on them.
fashionismylove fashionismylove 9 years
I'll have to check out half.com!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Nice! I wanted to try to fit in a skiing trip during one weekend. Sounds like fun!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Yeah I know. If I get one day off to ski, I will be happy.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Yay for you! :woohoo: Yes of course. I work all the time. Some winter break right?!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Yes, I finished on Tuesday night. I feel free as a bird. Im working full time through the break. I assume you are continuing to do the same, correct?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Yea that's true. Then ther's people like me who will buy the older edition so I can pay less. Good point tho. Finals were good. The one I thought would be cake ended up being the killer. Go figure! haha I'm just glad I'm done for now. :jumpin: Did you have finals yet?
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Sure, BS. GL with selling the books. I make back mostly all the money I spent on the books, which is great because at Buybacks, you get squat. But I have to warn you, if you have the last edition of a book, like they are about to come out with a new one, and I dont know how youd know about that, sometimes they get hard to sell online because people opt for the newer edition. But you can just drop the price a wee bit because honestly, depending on the topic, all the editions are the same with minor changes. Anyways, how your finals go?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
ok...that makes more sense
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I think she said it was from Australia though (and we are in the US). So I didnt think it was THAT crazy.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Cool, thanks Cripsy!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Smart Ebayer whoever got away with that
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Yeah I see that done a lot. Haha. A classmate was just discussing how she got this great poster sized canvas painting for an awesome price, but she was like, why was shipping $50!?!?
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Bidding low is a great tactic but like with anything it is a risk as it may go for less than you hoped....the way to cover yourself is to charge more for the postage and packaging
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
OK, you go to the site and enter the ISBN (the number under the barcode), and then it takes you to the postings of the different books. Or you can search by title, but theres so much there it gets confusing. Then the books are organized by use, like never used, good condition, etc. When you post a book you decide what shipping should be. Most books are $5-8 I think, and you make a bit of a profit from that too because you usually dont use all of the money to ship the book.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Yea, that's what I was curious about. How do I find that out. And I would list the shipping price separately, right?
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
JK-Thats hilarious about selling the lotion for a profit. NICE! And also, its so true about starting the bidding real low. I should look into this a big more... What can I get rid of?
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
BS-With half.com, where Ive sold my books for the past 3 yrs (uh, my bf to be exact, teehee), you can post them up there and they stay up there until they sell. Its not like ebay where you only have 7 days. So Id get them up in the next week or so, so when people start buying for next term, youre set. Its pretty easy, Im sure editions of your book are already up there, so you can decide how to price your books in comparison with the others.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Advice....? start the bidding very cheap...I would start mine at 0.99 then people think they are getting a bargin and keep bidding when they are out bid. I once put on a Leather Jacket at 0.99 and it sold for £60.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
You do crispy! Is it complicated?!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Crispet1...don't be put off...people buy all kinds of crap...I sold body lotion on there before that I got very cheap from Thailand and sold it for a profit
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Do it, Blonde!! You can make some decent money with textbooks especially. You'll do better if you wait until the time when people are buying them for class - whenever that is. And, be sure you know how much each book will cost to mail before you price them!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
BS-I do that every semester!
Tipping Guide
When to Tip
How to Tip in Difficult Situations
Confusing Tipping Situations
How to Tip Correctly
How Much to Tip During the Holidays
Tipping During Travel

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