Mark's Hallmark hosts unique gifts and Hallmark greeting cards that creatively accent any holiday or special occasion. In the absence of sufficient stashes of construction paper for homemade coupon books, offspring can bestow a Mommy & Me or Grandma & Me keepsake journal upon hard-working matriarchs, both of which include a recording feature where gifters can personalize a message with their own dulcet tones ($24.99 each). Decorative keepsakes such as the Willow Tree Angel of the Heart figurine gift set bequeath knick-knack lovers with a heavenly mantelpiece accent ($14.99), and a trio of candles from Yankee Candle Company greets Mother's Day with aromas of sun and sand, pineapple and cilantro, and lilac blossom ($19.99). New mothers can outfit fresh progeny in a Mud Pie baby outfit ($27.99+).
With the canny eyes and encouragement of Excursions' friendly fashionistas, shoppers can stock wardrobes with timeless basics or flaunt trendy frocks, tops, and jewels. An inventory of A-list designers ably stitches hip, figure-flattering styles for glamorous dames, unlike U-list designers, who glue together outfits for Muppet understudies. Overhaul ordinary T-shirts and jeans with ultra-soft Splendid tops ($40–$88), contour-hugging Michael Stars shirts ($34–$68), and Citizens of Humanity or 7 For All Mankind jeans ($140–$200). Shopkeeps steer browsers to items, from BCBG dresses ($138–$298) for summer-friendly staples to Trina Turk dresses ($198–$298) for special occasions such as ribbon-cutting ceremonies for lemonade stands. Making great gifts, eclectic accessories include a quirky Nic & Zoe owl necklace ($35) and a boho-chic XCVI scarf ($36).
Boasting PGA pros at both locations, Golf Plus multiplies driving and hitting enjoyment with a legion of golf and baseball essentials and services for cleat-footed sports. Eschew blindfolded driver purchases by patronizing the club-fitting Vector Pro launch-monitor system, which analyzes your swing for a precise club recommendation, ensuring future selections have the appropriate length, shaft flex, and lie angle for your game ($50 for 20- to 40-minute evaluation). Palm-punished handles feel young again after a re-gripping, during which expert staffers install limited-edition and brand-name grips ($3–$20), and a variety of club-repair options re-work the entire length of favorite irons.
Cheri and her talented troupe of gift consultants fabricate handmade gift baskets and candy bouquets suitable for a host of occasions, as well as made-to-order baskets tailored to client specifications. Spa baskets ($44.99+) pamper beneficiaries with leisure-inducing bath products, lotions, and slippers, and specialized spa baskets for men groom facial hair into the desired shape, instead of randomly placed goatees or polka-dot beards. Retro candy bouquets ($24.99+) nurse nostalgic predilections with throwbacks such as candy buttons and candy cigarettes. Cheri's special-order basketeers design creations geared toward fans of the Kentucky Derby and Harley Davidson motorcycles, but gift givers can concoct custom baskets of sweets, gifts, and balloons commemorating imaginary friends' birthdays or Frenemy Recognition Week. Bubblegum, chocolate, and Tootsie Rolls moonlight as ice-cream sundaes ($17.99+) replete with Tootsie Pop cherries and Pixy Stix straws but without the dramatic ice-cream meltdowns.
For over 75 years, Rogers Jewelers has lavishly exhibited a sparkling smorgasbord of fashion and bridal accoutrements. The professional staff guides customers to ensure informed purchases. Accessorize with a Diamond Key Pendant, a take on the old-fashioned skeleton key design ($59). Rogers provides free inspection and cleaning of jewelry, as well as a lifetime guarantee with each purchase of a diamond or promise to have children for the sole purpose of purchasing diamonds in the future. Rogers also donates to the American Red Cross and local school programs.
For more than 40 years, Mercury Sports has provided the gear, facilities, and training to help athletes find their stride in baseball, softball, and other sports. Baseball instructors help players fine-tune all aspects of their game, from swing mechanics to pitching and fielding, in small-group lessons. Sluggers looking to practice on their own time can spend time facing pitches from remote-controlled or wheel-action machines in one of the center's three batting cages. Inside Mercury's retail shop, sales associates stock football helmets, shoulder pads, and chest guards from top brands such as Under Armour and Rawlings. Coaches can also order customized team jerseys and screen-printed gear to make their players appear uniform without forcing them all to get the same haircut.