Food, experiences and good deeds are always well-received. Some ideas:
Give an experience.
Try tickets for a play, concert or sporting event. Better yet: Give one ticket to your friend and keep the other for yourself so you give the gift of your company, too. Other favorites: gift certificates for pedicures or facials; music or cooking lessons; vouchers for babysitting.
Give a tasty treat.
Everyone loves to eat holiday treats. Make a special dessert and deliver it to your friend in time for him or her to serve it to family during Christmas dinner. Or design a handmade gift certificate for a homemade dinner after the holiday bustle passes.
Give a living gift.
Give a gift that will live for years. Houseplants, bulbs and seeds, presented in durable or earth-friendly containers are unique and will remind the recipient of you every day.
Give a donation.
Send a donation to your friend’s favorite charity in his or her name. Sponsor an animal, tree or needy child through a charity organization. Rosie’s favorite holiday (and year-round) charity is Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
. Rosie on the House is helping to build a home for a needy Arizona family. You may donate to this worthy cause by visiting www.habitataz.org
. Click on the orange "donate now" button. Specify that your donation is for the Rosie on the House home.