Looking a gift horse in the mouth may turn a party into an etiquette lesson, whereas looking a gift basilisk in the eyes will turn the birthday girl to stone. Give curse-free gifts and goods with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gifts, jewelry, and boutique fare items at Apple Annie’s Gift Shop in Brandon and Madison.
Apple Annie’s bright, spring-green walls accentuate pristine white shelves lined with candles, gourmet foods, jewelry, and gifts. Shortbread lemon straws($1.95–$21.95) infused with tart flavor come dusted in powdered sugar to track the fingerprints of pilfering refrigerator repairmen, while hot-pepper raspberry preserves strike the perfect balance between spicy and sweet ($8.95). Candles ($10–$30) in numerous sizes and scents cast a rustic light in homes and a modern aesthetic in dank caves. Apple Annie’s line of Waxing Poetic jewelry drapes delicate charms across skin real estate with unique and intricate necklaces ($33.95+). Tote morning java in an insulated travel mug in silver or black with pale pink accents and personalized with elegantly lettered initials ($16.95). Apple Annie’s also spruces up presents with free gift-wrapping.