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Here’s a holiday spending guide for the money conscientious girl.

As much as we love holiday time, there’s a part of the festive period we all don’t like so much is trying to figure out what to get people. Whether we’re spending too little or spending too much on some one it can be a minefield to navigate. What is the appropriate amount to spend for everyone on your list?
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According to research, 61 percent of millennials are willing to spend up to N48,500 on their closest friends for the holidays. But the real toughies are what to get your house help, gate man, coworkers- basically the people who make life just a little bit easier to live and don’t get the regular thank you they deserve.
HOUSE HELP: N10,00 to N15, 000
An extra N10,000 to N15,000 on top of their salaries is always a nice gift for this festive period. Either give it to them directly or you could use that money to get them some new clothes or something that will go a longways for them to use for months to come.
LANDLORDS: N25 ,000 to N40,000
Up to 35k is right on target for a rock star landlord you want to show appreciation for. If you want to add a personal touch, consider tantalizing your landlord with homemade jollof rice as well.
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GATE MAN: N10,000 to N15,000
Depending on the type off accommodation you have and on the rapport with your gate man, tipping over the holidays varies. Just like your house help that extra cash would be highly appreciated by them. An extra gift could be a shirt or some new trad.
COWORKERS : N20,000 to N25,000
Age old wisdom has taught us that it’s not polite to give unless you can give everyone. Apply this same old etiquette during the holiday period- suggest a cookie swap in lieu of gifts or treat the team to the first round of drinks at happy hour. This is on time where keeping it casual is totally recommended- if you want to skip the cookies or drinks, try handwritten cards and a donation to a charity in their name.
Written by Tokyo James

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