Heating costs are soaring this holiday season.
Natural gas prices could rise 38 percent, or $281 per household this year.
But, there's a unique way to literally warm the hearts of your loves ones.
Energy companies are offering gift certificates that go toward energy bills.
Xcel Energy is one of these companies. The utility offers gift certificates in any amount between $20 and $500.
That amount is immediately credited to your loved one's account.
If you'd like to give someone a warm holiday gift, you can call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999 or print out an application online at www.xcelenergy.com