Don't mean to be the one bad apple here, but I really can't see tipping a home inspector. A waitress or pizza boy, yes, because they make so little. But a home inspector charges plenty . I know I'll get some angry replies here, but it gets a little tiring to read on these forums from Home Inspectors how the phone don't ring, or business is slow. Go try working a minimum wage job. Go work in a factory and get laid off and see how you manage. Got nothing against Home Inspectors, just don't so no reason to tip them or give them gifts. Just my honest opinion.