When it comes to gifts, which would you rather have, a rose bush or a dozen roses? Which would you rather receive and which one do you think would be the best to give as a gift? Personally, I prefer a rosebush instead of flowers that will soon die. I love flowers, and of course, I would still be happy with fresh cut ones. I just think in practical terms, a rose bush is a better idea. Not only will it probably cost less, but you get to enjoy the beautiful roses longer, as well as enjoying them again and again. I received one for mother's day (given to me early), and I'm very happy with it. I think it's a great gift.