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Image: Ariya J (Shutterstock) Tipping at the holidays is one way to thank the postal workers, door personnel, and landlords (the good ones) for their hard work throughout the year. And while some services have slowed down (dog walkers, babysitters, and hairstyling, for example), it doesn’t mean your appreciation for them should, too. Here are some tips for tipping at the holidays this year. If you can, beef up your tips this year Your hairdresser and nail technician are probably operating on much lower revenue than expected this year. In particular, small businesses have been hit hard, with 43% closing temporarily during the pandemic. If you generally tip your hairdresser, dog walker, or babysitter, you can still tip them despite the reduced interactions this year. If you have the financial means, tip double the amount you usually would to help make up for your reduced business. (Personally, I’ve been tipping 20% just for food delivery.) If you’re wondering who might expect tips and how much you might offer them, we have a guide here . Tip with contactless payment options Contactless payment has increased during the pandemic to help with lowering the risks of transmission . (Also, there was a major coin shortage ). If you want to slide a tip to your doorman this year, consider doing it digitally. Payment apps like Zelle, Chase QuickPay, Venmo, and CashApp are some of the platforms available for transferring funds electronically. Each app has different functions; for example, CashApp has a […]