Intimately family owned and operated, Piccolo’s arranges fine flora year-round for romantic gestures, get-well-soons, and special occasions such as Mother’s Day on May 8 or Pretend You Didn’t Forget Day on May 9. Piccolo’s florists pluck perfectly bloomed buds for its beautifully presented bouquets such as the How Sweet It Is, a mélange of orange roses and pink carnations interspersed with matsumoto asters in a curved glass vase ($37.95). Repurpose an Easter basket with the Basket Full of Wishes, a sunny spray certain to answer all your significant others' not-so-subtle hints about the perfect National Maritime Day gift ($42.95), or make up for the fact that you've never remembered your anniversary with the Victorian Romance, a dozen cream-colored roses juxtaposed against lavender waxflower and framed by ivy greens ($69.95).
At K/B Stables, instructor Donna Stading-Smith imparts the equine wisdom she has been accruing since she first saddled up when she was 3 years old. As a former elementary media specialist and a 4-H teacher for 14 years, she’s experienced in making horseback riding a comfortable and fun activity for both beginners and more seasoned riders. Regular lessons and training prep students to take the reins for casual or competitive rides in English, western, or dressage styles. When they're not supporting budding equestrians, some 20 horses gallop across K/B Stables’ 11 acres. The family-run stable hosts 30 stalls for boarding accommodations by the night, week, month, or whatever period of time the horse’s former girlfriend said it needed to “sort things out.”
Shop House Wholesale equips customers for all sorts of daily endeavors with a rotating, eclectic stock of gifts and household wares. Illuminate rooms with a selection of lighting fixtures ($0.50–$40), or stock up on hardware and tools ($0.60–$20) for DIY projects, such as building bookshelves or a set of replacement wooden dentures. A variety of tree-bedecking Christmas ornaments and accessories ($1–$19) stokes holiday sentiments, and soaps and lotions ($0.50–$12) elutriate epidermises. Husker fans can peruse shirts ($15–$20), hats ($15–$20), mugs ($10) and more emblazoned with Nebraska's logo, while kids can traipse through the warehouse's aisles' collection of toys ($0.25–$15) to outfit playtime or engage in carefree games of inventory manager.
Using top-flight blooms and plants imported from choice farms all across the world, the seasoned designers at Janousek's Florist have composed herbaceous floral treasures for nearly 100 years. Janousek offers numerous floral arrangements in a variety of sizes, with optional balloons, stuffed animals, or candy for spreading blossomy cheer on birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations for opening a moist-towelette theme park. Heart-sleeved love-farmers can display their feelings to a significant other with a trio of red roses and a plush bear ($29.99), while friends and relatives can express mutual adoration with a fruit-and-chocolate basket stuffed with Ghirardelli chocolate, apples, kiwis, and other nourishing fruit ($39.99). Janousek's Florist’s hard-working, pedal-savvy staff strives to accommodate customers' specific delivery time requests, including making same-day deliveries.
This locally owned shop is well stocked with fresh-cut Christmas trees ($35–$80) suitable for present shielding and a wide selection of branch-adorning ornaments ($2–$8). Compliment your full-sized conifer with a festive, piney wreath ($20–$60), or select a fresh yuletide floral arrangement in need of a good home (starting at $40). Holiday revelers suffering from an acute pinecone allergy or case of Santerclaustrophobia can invest in one of DEE-SIGN's durable artificial trees in varying shapes and sizes ($25–$150).
Each Wild Willy's house of celebrations is fully stocked with a wide variety of incandescently colored explosives for any and all midsummer festivities. Noisemakers can instigate the hoopla with a 36-pack of M-70 firecrackers ($2.50), while military buffs can use the package of sparkler-wielding mini tanks ($0.25 apiece) to re-create the American-Antarctica War's decisive Battle of Dwarfish Artillery. The company also carries 200-gram and 500-gram cakes, such as the Aftershock, from which 19 nebulas of red, green, and gold explode and linger in the night sky. Find firework fountains, sparklers, and artillery shells—all ideal gifts for the Independence Day lover that already has a Bill of Rights leather jacket.