Annual tradition: Gifting a coin along with a tip
My wife and I had our first date at a Mexican joint here in town 25 years ago. We still go, pretty much every Friday, and the kid has grown up there. In healthier times we meet up with 2 or 3 other families and make a night of it.
Many years ago I began the tradition of gifting a classic silver Mexican coin with the tip on the night we eat there closest to Christmas. And as it's always somewhat controversial, we always tip at least 20% IN ADDITION TO the coin. Non-collectors can be burdened with numismatics at a time when they most need cash.
In the past it's been Libertads, Onzas, or whatever is a substantial nicer AU/BU classic coin. I scaled back a little this year with the high silver prices, but I still managed to leave something nice. 1944 Peso in brilliant BU condition.
--Severian the Lame