We have been waiting for a closing date on our new home for weeks now, the whole situation has been incredibly stressful as I could have been moved by now if we had not hit a series of problems on the seller's part. Now, I'm half packed and heading into the thick of the holidays. And I love my Christmas traditions... really love them. And I can't do a lot of them. No real tree (can't move it to the new house... way too much trouble), few Christmas cards (not a lot of time and address will be changing soon), only a few decorations (our basement family room is full of boxes and most of the decorations are buried). And finally... cookies. Most of my baking stuff is packed AND my kitchen furniture is in the garage waiting for the move. I know it's petty, but I'm finding this all very upsetting for me. Especially the cookies. My extended family looks forward to me bringing homemade cookies to our various celebrations. My beloved neighbor has stepped in and will make cookies for me (she "really" bakes, if you know what I mean). I'm talking two trays of 200+ cookies each. And she, who was recently called back to work after a long lay off, is refusing to allow me to pay her for them. And anyone that bakes knows that baking supplies are not cheap! So... I'm going to get her a bottle of wine and a gift certificate. Any thoughts on the type of establishment? Grocery store, discount big box, movies, restaurant? Each tray would easily retail for $40, so I'd like to get a nice bottle of wine and a $75 gift card. Any thoughts?