When it comes to etiquette, there are some obvious rules.
When it comes to etiquette, there are some obvious rules. But when it comes to holiday tipping, the "rules" are a little more blurred.
So we consulted Emily Post for a heads-up on holiday tipping: "In these tough economic times it’s important to remember that holiday tipping is truly about saying thank you. With a little creativity you can accommodate everyone on your list this year without blowing your budget," Post explains in the Guide to Holiday Tipping 2009 featured on her website.
While you should never feel obliged to give an extra holiday gift, particularly if the service doesn't warrant it, Post says that any gift, be it a handmade item, purchased gift, or cash tip, should always include a brief handwritten note expressing your appreciation.
Not sure how much to give? According to Post, the general guideline is: "The cost of one salon visit divided for each staff member who works with you." There you have it.
Do you tip your stylist at Christmas?