WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Times are tight, but you still want to make sure the people who help you all year long know how much you appreciate them.
The website for etiquette queen Emily Post offers these suggestions.
For your nanny or au pair consider a week to a month's worth of pay, plus a gift.
Private nurse? A thoughtful gift is always nice.
Your housekeep or cleaner, a small gift or one week's worth of pay.
Hair Stylist, a small gift or cash worth the one salon visit.
Your mail carrier can't accept cash, but you can accept a small gift worth $20.
For your personal trainer, a gift or cash worth value of one session.
Dog walker, a gift or cash up to one week's pay.
And, don't forget the trash collectors, give them $10 to $30 each.