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Kiplinger: Your Guide to Holiday Tipping

1. Your Mail Carrier

Suggested Tip:
Just a gift

The U.S. Postal Service forbids carriers from accepting cash gifts. A gift card or a basket of fruit, nuts or chocolates that could serve as an off-duty snack is acceptable. But gifts must be under $20 in value.

You could also throw in a glowing letter to a supervisor praising a carrier who was undeterred by snow, rain, heat or gloom of night. Such praise may mean even more than a gift, says Peggy Post, author of "Excuse Me, But I Was Next."

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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