Tipping season is upon us. Who should you tip? And should you give money or a gift?
For a doorman, $100 is about right.
Patricia Napier Fitzpatrick, the founder and owner of the Etiquette School of New York, says the going tip rate for your doorman is somewhere between $25 and $150.
But not everyone gets a tip; you don't tip anyone you actually pay for merchandise.
How much do you tip your mailman? Correct answer: $20.
The babysitter and the dog walker should get at least the cost of one visit.
The live-in nanny gets at least one week's pay.
The newspaper delivery person gets $25.
So when are you supposed to divvy out all these tips? Fitzpatrick says do it by the end of the first two weeks of December.