The sentiment specialists at Personally Yours assemble intricate floral arrangements and gifts. With each order, customers receive one dozen fresh and delicate roses to bestow upon friends, spouses, or hardworking bees. Through each of a vast selection of fresh floral arrangements, houseplants, and gift baskets, the staff helps to enliven recipients’ homes and office spaces.
The dough-twisters at Pretzel World make soft, homemade pretzels throughout the day using whole-wheat-blend flour and several tablespoons of TLC. Located in the Sunshine Mall, this store's pretzels help sate appetites during power-shopping pit stops and boost mall walkers' energy levels to keep them from puttering out before they hit the parking lot.
Pretzelmaker knots up homemade ropes of golden goodness daily, pairing its sweet and salty treats with a bevy of refreshing beverages. Stop-and-go shoppers can refuel with classic salt- and butter-slathered pretzels ($2.35) that pleasantly pair with a number of dipping sauces ($0.65 each), including sweet caramel, icing, tangy honey mustard, and others. Teenier mouths and mitts can wrap pint-sized parts around mini salted and unsalted pretzel bites ($4.25 for a regular size). If desired, braided treats can be dusted with cinnamon sugar for no extra charge or wrapped around plump rolls of hot doggery for a Shih Tzu-envied, Doberman-approved pretzel dog ($3.35).
The stylish labor of love of four sisters, HipPurse.com provides hands-free accessories that fashionably stow wallets, phones, and other necessities. The company and its product line were first envisioned by Sandy, whose idea for a lighter bag germinated in 2007 after a literal strike of inspiration when a bulky bag hit her unsuspecting brow. Since then, HipPurse.com’s lineup of slim, chic purses—which includes seven styles that can be clipped to hips, strapped around waists, slung across shoulders, or dangled from earlobes—has slipped into retail stores and onto the pages of the Hartford Business Journal and NBC News. A strong advocate for women's and youth concerns, HipPurse.com supports several charities: For every order the shop ships, it pledges to plant and house-train three trees for Trees for the Future.
A bloom of pastel sugar cookies sprouts from a foundation of peanut-butter and chocolate-chip cookies heaped at their base. This edible masterpiece, the BouTray, is one of Cookies by Design’s many inventive arrangements. For their creative displays, the bakers have been spotlighted on Home and Lifestyle TV. Once customers have selected their ideal cookie bouquet, cookie platter, or cookie house for displaced gingerbread men, pastry chefs personalize the fresh-baked treats with a written message or design.