Tipping is a tricky thing. You know when you go to a restaurant you should always tip the wait staff, especially if the service is good, but when it comes to other professions it’s hard to know who to tip and how much. In case you’re clueless, here’s an expert-approved cheat sheet so you know exactly what to do to ensure no one spits in your food or talks smack about you behind your back.
Wait Staff: Should always get between 15% and 20% of the bill – but if you really appreciate the service, tip more!
Bartenders: A dollar a drink is totally acceptable.
Food delivery: Drivers should get $5 per order, but if it’s an incredibly large order go with between 15% and 20%.
Valet: Tip them at least $2 when they bring you your car.
Hotel staff: 1 or 2 dollars for bellhops and doormen, between 1 and 5 dollars per night for housekeeping (unless the mess is bad), and between 5 and 10 dollars for a helpful concierge.
Salon: You should give them a 15% or 20% tip
Taxi drivers: Should get 15% to 20%, but if they help you with your bags you should give them more. (Neatorama)