1 in 3 Americans refuse to tip during holidays

Survey done by Care.com


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A survey of more than 1,400 adults by Care.com finds 30 percent of Americans said they don't plan to give out any holiday tips this year.

According to the survey, 41 percent said they can't afford to tip. 34 percent said they don't believe holiday tips are necessary, and 29 percent said they simply forget about it.

Etiquette experts said those aren't good reasons to avoid tipping. They said it's not the amount, but the thought that counts. But the survey revealed four in five families will tip less than $250 in total this season.

According to one expert, the tip doesn't have to be money. If cash is tight, a gift card of even something homemade is acceptable.