Let the New Orleans Dog Nanny (617 S. Claiborne Ave., 528-3747; www.neworleansdognanny.com) spoil your dog when you don't have the time or board your pet when you go out of town. A handler is on site at all times, and your favorite pup can frolic in a large outdoor area or one of three indoor playrooms. Mention this listing now through Dec. 31 to receive $5 off a single-day fee.
Audubon Pressure Washing (6453 Canal Blvd., 616-7467; www.audubonpressurewashing.com) is offering a holiday special valid through Jan. 31, 2010: $50 off any pressure washing jobs over $200.
Instead of buying the usual present of a tie or perfume for a loved one, consider purchasing a charitable gift card in their honor from Changing the Present (www.changingthepresent.org) or Rebuilding Together (www.rtno.org/give-to-rtno/creative-fundraising), which will use the money to rebuild homes in New Orleans. The cards are available in denominations ranging from $25, which pays for bamboo flooring, to $150, the cost of a new toilet.
Peruse the racks at Gae-Tana's (7732 Maple St., 865-9625) for new arrivals like the latest dresses by Trinity, lavender and rose soaps imported from France and tons of up-to-the-minute jewelry.
Bring in three non-perishable food items to donate to Second Harvest this week and save 30 percent off your purchase at Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; www.feetfirststores.com).