11/27/2014 10:12 EST | Updated 01/27/2015 05:59 EST


TORONTO - Tipping may be customary after visits to the salon or local coffee shop, but should patrons be expected to dig even deeper when doling out gratuities during the holidays?

"It's kind of a difficult subject to give a straight percentage just because it's depending on so many different factors ... and the relationship you have with that person," said Toronto-based etiquette expert Louise Fox, host of "How long have you known them? What do they do for you?"