I want to give my neighbors a gift. Our power was out for several days last week and they loaned us their generator, which was a lifesaver. The thing is, I don't know them very well, so I'm not sure what to get them.
This is what I know:
They're both in their sixties.
She is a huge animal lover; she volunteers at SICSA and feeds all the feral cats we have loose here. When she can catch them, she takes them in and has them neutered.
She is British, but has lived in the US a long time. She goes back to England whenever she can, which isn't often, and speaks of it with great love and enthusiasm.
He's an auctioneer and their house is crammed with stuff--antiques and knickknacks galore. I don't see getting them tchotchkes.
They're Christians, and I believe they are very conservative, if not quite fundamentalist (I include this because I am pretty sure they don't drink, so wine or something wouldn't do).
They don't seem to go out a whole lot except to go to church and his auctions.
I don't intend to give them something too crazy; we went over and cleaned up all the downed branches in their yard as a thank you already. It's just that they didn't have a whole lot of them, relatively speaking, and it took only a couple of hours.
So, things I've been thinking of:
*A donation to SICSA in their name--nice and all, but kind of impersonal, I think
*Some big bags of cat food--not very classy, but practical
*A basket of British goodies from one of the tea shops
*A gift card for a restaurant--only I have no idea what kind of restaurant they would like. They aren't poor, but I think they are pretty frugal and thought they might enjoy a treat.
Thoughts? Better ideas?