Since 1988, owner Rita Hall and Cloverdale Florists’ team of professional florists have banded fresh buds into festive bouquets. Roses and tulips pair with hydrangea, lilies, and orchids in a variety of festive arrangements to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or teeth cleanings. A selection of potted plants blossom within households, and fruit-and-flower gift baskets combine edible and aesthetic pleasure. The colorful petals of customized bridal bouquets, floral cake decorations, centerpieces, and wedding ceremonial flowers can distract guests from the groom’s drooping toupee.
For almost 20 years, Bedding Mart has laid mattresses, pillows, frames, and other dozing surfaces underneath its sleepy clients. Serta and Simmons Beautyrest flaunt their nametags in the shop's mattress collection, along with many other dream-cultivating brands aimed at preventing somnambulism. Accessories such as Comfort Select memory-foam pillows (up to $99.95) work hard absorbing recollections during wee hours, and a devoted staff works hard to help customers select the right items, such as Simmons Beautyrest extra-firm full-size mattresses ($238.99+), Englander plush mattresses ($128.99+), memory-foam mattresses ($398.99+), and bed frames ($49.95–$89.95), which help shelter under-bed monsters from spilled breakfasts in bed.
The shelves of LifeWay Christian Stores brim with books, Bibles, and all manner of faith-based items to challenge minds and encourage souls. Customers can delve into books from a wide range of scribes, including a series of fictional fables by the New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and the passionate, everyday theology of Crazy Love, penned by Francis Chan ($11.99). Marty King's The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie tale readers inside the inspirational lives of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, and a plethora of Bibles in 10 translations includes study, children's, and gift Bibles, such as a faux-leather pink-and-brown Zondervan ($16.99). The shops also stock shelves with decorations and memorials for each season's holy observances, with everything from Advent wreaths to plush Easter lambs ($5.00) keeping customers mindful of the year's most significant days. LifeWay Christian Stores is closed on Sundays.
Thanks to its vast selection of singular gifts, June’s Hallmark has achieved Gold Crown Store status, making it an ideal destination for card-seekers and trinket trappers. Small gifts for burgeoning readers include Peanuts Holidays Through the Years ($14.95), a book that finally reveals the surprising genetic structure of the Great Pumpkin, and Hallmark Recordable Storybooks ($29.95), which allow parents and older siblings to permanently narrate thrilling yarns. Postage-paid greeting cards save tongues the trouble of licking stamps, and fiesta dinnerware ($13–$48) offers an elegant alternative to eating off of frisbees. Each store comes equipped with a friendly, knowledgeable staff that can help customers
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).