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Holiday Tipping Guide.

So who should you tip and how much should it be? Is there someone you should buy a gift for instead of cash? I am going to try and answer all these questions for you!

The people you should give a cash tip:

Newspaper Delivery Person – The average is about $10

Daycare Staff – $35-$70 per person that watches your kid.

Coffee barista – For that person who makes your coffee every morning $25

Hairstylist/Manicurist – They say the cost of one session is fair.

Maintenance Person – If you live in a complex then $25 is a good gift.

Buy a Gift For:

Mail Carrier – I do not think they can accept cash, so a small gift worth about $25 would be great.

Boss – A small token of appreciation is fine, nothing too expensive or crazy. You can even ask your co-workers to chip in and buy a gift card.

Teacher – Do not spend more than $25 but consider a gift card, or even have your kid make something for them. Depending on the grade level. It might be weird if your 11th grader makes them a macaroni picture frame.

Dog walker – A small gift or a weeks worth of pay is acceptable.

Pharmacist/Doctor – If you have a good relationship with them, a little gift would be fine. I do not think they can accept cash.

Everyone likes getting a little something during the holidays. Even if it is just a candy cane and a thank you note. Put a smile on all the faces in your life!

About AJ

Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."