When presented with a bad gift, the polite thing to do is smile, say “thank you,” and train it to be good. Admire the behavior of refined crafts with today's Groupon to Cottage, located in Emmaus. Choose between two options:
- For $7, you can attend any two craft classes (up to an $18 value).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of home goods, gifts, crafts, and accessories.
Cottage trains the next generation of artisans with a variety of classes and workshops. Past sessions have included umbrella painting, bouquet building, sock-monster making, and sock-monster obedience training.
In addition to its smattering of classes, Cottage lines its cozy, rustic shelves with home décor and craft brethren of all varieties, including gifts, jewelry, furniture, and artwork. Rehabilitate noses fatigued from long days spent on rotten-egg assembly lines with the fragrances of chestnut, tea leaves, or gardenia emanating from a petite two-ounce Paddywax travel tin candle ($5). Naked necks can restore their modesty with a silk-screen scarf in lilac, hot pink, or brown, adorned with printed hearts, flowers, or sand dollars ($25). Pick up a set of four cheese knives—each emblazoned with a different congratulatory French word—for easy slicing of cheesecakes, cheesesteaks, or cheese-covered drapes ($36). A homemade preservative-free soap from Jenny's Naturals declares war against renegade germs and child cussers with its mix of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter ($4.95).