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Holiday etiquette do’s and don’ts from an expert

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A lot of you are making appointments to get your nails or hair done for holiday parties. 

From the salon to your landscaper, what is the right amount tip or how should you react when that gift you were given is anything but a hit.

Etiquette expert, Elaine Swann stopped by News 8 Morning Extra to talk about tipping and also how to respond to that gift that isn’t “you.” 

Need some help on how much to tip the people in your life around the holidays? Here are some guidelines. 

•    Babysitter -  One evening's pay plus a small gift from your child.
•    Barber Cost - Cost of one haircut and/or a gift.
•    Child's teacher - Public school teachers are not permitted to accept cash. Be sure to check your school's policy first on gift giving. Give a small individual gift or join up with other parents and give a combined gift from all.
•    Day care provider - $25 - $70 dollars plus a small gift from your child.
•    Hair stylist - $10 to $60 and/or a gift.
•    Mail carrier - Government regulations permit carriers to accept gifts up to $20 in value. But they are not permitted to accept cash.
•    Nursing home employee - A small gift.
•    Pool Cleaner - Cost of one cleaning.
•    Yard and garden worker - $20 to $50.
•    Personal Trainer - Cost of one session.

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