Hey Gentlemen.....and Ladies if there are any out there. I stumbled onto this board looking for some information on stump grinding and started reading thru it. Very interesting and has given me some things to consider. I am interested in giving the guy who works on my lawn something for the holidays. I was going to bake him some cookies and give him a card with $100.00 enclosed to spend how he sees fit. Well, I mentioned this to my sister and she said I should buy him a gift or even purchase a gift card instead. She said something about cash not being very personable. Her point may be valid if I really knew the guy but he's only been working on my lawn since August. After speaking with him I did get the impression that his business is fairly new and he did mention that he works seven days a week. I'm not sure if he works seven days a week because he has a large clientele or because he really needs the money. These are things I took into consideration when I initially decided to give him cash. I don't really know much about him or what he likes to be able to purchase him a gift that he may just end up throwing in the basement. I did make a Halloween basket full of candy for him and knows that he does like candy but I'm looking for something more. So....I guess what I'm asking is, would you prefer the cash? Thanks for you help.