Holiday Tipping Etiquette Guide

As you are making your list for this holiday season, don’t forget those who have made your daily routine more joyful.  My Holiday Tipping Guide is available for download here in a screen and print friendly PDF file.  Or, click on the image below to enlarge.

Holiday Tipping Etiquette Guide by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

For more tips go to my recent article on Huffington Post, Holiday Tipping: Recommendations from A-Z.

Happy Holidays,


Diane Gottsman

Diane Gottsman is a national etiquette expert and modern manners professional, sought out industry leader, television personality, accomplished speaker, Huffington Post blogger, author, and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in executive leadership and etiquette training. Diane is routinely quoted in national and international media including The New York Times, The BBC, CNN, Bloomberg Business Week, Kiplinger, Huffington Post Canada, U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes. She is the resident etiquette expert for two popular morning talk shows, SA Living and Good Day Austin. She has been seen on The TODAY Show, HLN Headline News, WGN Chicago, and CBS Sunday Morning. Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies and her workshops cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media.


  1. says

    Hi, Diane, I just saw your CBS This Morning segment–nice one–and I’m wondering if you’d be willing to be interviewed for a story I’m doing for Consumer Reports. The piece is on tipping while traveling, in the U.S., on cruises, and overseas (which can likely just include an example or two, since it’s too different country to country, then perhaps a link to a source with more details.)

    You can speak to any part of this you feel comfortable with, obviously.

    If you’re interested, you can reach me in the office tomorrow, Monday, at 914-378-2801, or via email. And thanks for your consideration.

    Amanda Walker
    Senior Project Editor
    Consumer Reports

  2. says

    The holidays are the perfect time to show your appreciation to those you provide you with helpful service throughout the year. When deciding on who and what to tip, be sure to take into consideration how often you/they visit, the personal attention you receive, and most importantly your budget!

  3. Mrs. Boyd says

    I would kindly add to your list driver, be it one’s personal driver, occasional driver or public transportation driver.

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