Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Expert eyes at Natural Glow Skin Treatment Spa peer at the surface of each guest's face, ready to launch a full-scale attack on the problem at hand, be it dry skin, signs of aging, or acne. They analyze the skin surfaces before making decisions. They brandish their weapons, Dermalogica and Satin Smooth products, before performing services such as facials, back treatments, facial waxing, or body wraps.
Metro Furniture Show's founders started their now multimillion-dollar operation by selling mattresses out of their garage-turned-storefront. Today, they take on big-name furniture companies while staying true to their startup roots, outfitting homes with a wide range of furnishings that they sell for less than traditional retailers sell them.
Visitors the Metro Furniture Show find pieces suitable for all rooms of the home, from sleek leather sofa sets from Fossil and Soho to herds of pillow-top mattresses ideal for cushioning falls in the unlicensed amusement park in the backyard. Metro Furniture Show also outfits homes with appliances and electronics.
Jumping J's Bounce World lets kids defy gravity—if only for a few seconds. Its crew delivers bounce houses and inflatable obstacle courses directly to homes, where children can spend a handful of exciting hours bounding over the air-filled structures. The bounce houses come in themes such as SpongeBob and Spiderman, who like all spiders, is filled with nothing but air. To add the finishing touches to parties, Jumping J's can also bring along popcorn, snow-cone, and cotton-candy machines.
A cubic container of red roses ($49.95) is a classy bundle of blooms for any occasion. Encounter unearthly delights in a paradise found arrangement ($59.95), and, if a friend broke her butterfly net trying to catch iguanas, give her a fluttering dancing butterflies arrangement ($59.95–$99.95). This Groupon cannot be used toward any Goodies From Goodman gift baskets or Teleflora keepsake products.