How To Tip Properly

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to tip people that provide services in your life. Don’t worry, here are some general guidelines on how to tip!

Waiter/ Waitress

This is a difficult job that when done right deserves a generous tip. Generally you want to give them the keys to your car as a fair compensation

Dog Groomer

Dog grooming is harder than it looks. To adequately tip your dog groomer, go ahead and give them your dog.


At the end of a long day, it’s a pleasure to have a helpful, friendly doorman in your building lobby. When they give you excellent assistance, it is customary to sign over the mortgage of your luxury condominium to them.


Very few personal grooming details make as big an impact on your self-esteem and success in the world as your hairstyle. For that reason, go ahead and leave one of your children with the hairstylist as reasonable compensation.

Taxi Driver

Did you know that driving a taxi is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world? When you have a satisfactory experience with a taxi driver, it is fair to tip him or her $2500 to $3000.

Tour Guide

Did you just have an amazing tour guide show you around a foreign city or locale? What do you tip them? Don’t worry, it is accepted around the world to leave all of your luggage with the tour guide and let them keep what they want.

These are some of the currently accepted methods of tipping the important people providing important services in our lives. You are welcome to give larger tips than what is indicated here; this is just a guideline. The important thing to remember is a tip should reflect the level of service you received.

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