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hairdresser gift with a twist

I have always given my hairdresser a gift at Xmas. He has very sensitive skin and it's some kind of heavy duty moisturizer. Last year a large FAB cream. 

 

However, due to the pandemic I assume he could use cash. I can just add it to the tip. He is an employee but the shop was closed until June. I don't know if he got unemployment.

 

I'll give my mailman the FAB cream because he doesn't stop telling me how great it is. I started gifting him two years ago because he brings all my packages (some are heavy) to my front door. I live in an apartment building.

 

 

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@tzatke - I think he will be very happy!

 

 

My own hairstylist has also been a good friend since we moved here. He gave DD a part time job in high school and she is still part of the family. I watched for years as wrapped gifts piled up next to his station at Christmas. I always gave him a bottle of wine. Then one year I decided to give him a card and put cash inside. He was SO appreciative!  Smiley Happy

 

 

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Thanks. I'll add thirty five bucks to his next tip. That's what the cream costs.

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I always give my hairdresser a cash gift. She is a single mother and I figure she could use it - especially this year being out of work for three months with the earlier shutdown. 

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It crosses my mind that many of these appreciation gifts are not wanted. Especially this year, a monetary gift would be appreciated.

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A nice holiday card and a grocery store gift card. 

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I still have not been to my salon. My hair/curls are just growing and taking on a life of their own...ponytail, some up/some down, messy bun...I'm having fun after so many years of very short hair.

 

I had always given my stylist a holiday gift and certainly the pandemic would not change that. This year, I dropped off a set of 3 Turbie Twist towels with a nice check tucked in. The check equals a hair cut with tip. 

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I give cash gifts as well.  I used to gift what I thought people would like but experience taught me that cash is the universal language in gift giving, no returns, no unhappy recipients and it is so much easier.  I have never had a bad reaction to a cash gift.  S. Aka Lilysmom 

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Re: hairdresser gift with a twist


@Auntg wrote:

It crosses my mind that many of these appreciation gifts are not wanted. Especially this year, a monetary gift would be appreciated.


I have to agree...either cash or a gift card would probably be most appreciated particularly this year!

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Same as @Satomi !  I give my hair stylist a card with $100 in it.  She is always so happy! As an aside, as a retired teacher, if a parent ever wanted to give me something, I was very happy with a nice thank-you note and a word to my principal was even better!  But if I got a gift, the most appreciated was a generic cash gift card or a gas gift card to the local station by my school.  I had enough mugs, ornaments, and other stuff to last a lifetime.  Unless you know your stylist, teacher, or other person you want to gift EXTREMELY well, cash or a generic cash gift card is always the gift that fits.