Summer Gifts for Summer Fun

Summer Fun Pail

Summer is in full swing and that means plenty of sun and fun to keep everybody celebrating the whole season long. But don’t let all that celebration keep you from remembering to celebrate the people in your life. We’ve got some fun, fabulous gifts in our Summer Fun Collection to make giving easy and fun!

Have a Ball Box

Our Have a Ball Box is our favorite gift idea for swimming teachers, summer birthday parties, and your generous friend who invited you to her beach house for the week.

Gone Campin’ Box

We love the Gone Campin Box as a gift for camp counselors, Scout masters, and grandpas who still remember how to work the old camp stove.

Shades of Sunset Box

We designed our Shades of Sunset Box to beckon those gorgeous hues of summer sunsets, marking ends of happy summer days and making an easy, ideal gift for going away parties, hostess gifts and even a summer romance.

Delightful Donut Box

Our Delightful Donut Box may require a double-take. Our buttery frosted cookies are dressed up like donuts with colorful sprinkles. We love this gift idea to say thanks to summer babysitters, day camp friends, and office parties.

Turtle Surprise Box

Popping in to see a friend on a road trip? Our Turtle Surprise Box says it all!

Superstar Box

And finally, our Superstar Box is a favorite pick for family reunions, parade volunteers, and other summer superstars in your life.

Shop all of our Summer Fun Collection to find the ideal offerings for everyone on your summer gifting list. We’ve made giving so easy, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!

Eat Your Sunscreen!

Did you know that you can help fight sunburn from the inside out? Here’s a list of easy, favorite foods that help protect you from sunburn naturally (along with a topical sunscreen with SPF, of course!), so eat up and enjoy the sun.

  • watermelon
  • tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • apricots
  • guava
  • coffee (not decaf)
  • fish
  • kale
  • spinach
  • chicory and other dark, leafy greens
  • lemon peel
  • orange peel
  • grapefruit peel
  • coconut oil
  • green tea
  • pomegranate
  • strawberries
  • dark chocolate

 

 

Fourth of July Fun Starts Here

As you plan your Fourth of July picnics, parties, BBQs and shin-digs, don’t forget to add Mrs. Fields to the mix. Our Red, White & Cookies gifts are ready to put on a dazzling display of yum that can rival any fireworks show in town. Our gifts are perfect as ready-to-serve treats to delight guests of any age. They don’t melt, they don’t spoil, which means you can set them out and enjoy the party. Here are some of our favorite offerings.

Seeing Stars Large Box

With something for everyone, our Seeing Stars Large Box includes cookies, brownies, frosted cookies and candy. It makes for happy handfuls all around.

Starfish and Stripes Tote

One of our favorite gift ideas for kids, the Starfish and Stripes Tote arrives with goodies to share in a reusable tote, good for collecting treasures along the beach.

Firecracker Celebration Box

Our Firecracker Celebration Box is a popular choice when you need a prize for your big 4th of July relay races. Enough to share and so much fun to give, this gift is a lot of bang for your buck!

Americana Tote

Another popular gift that can double as a prize is our Americana Tote, loaded with bite-sized cookies and frosted cookies. We love this tote for a thank you gift for that special helper who set up all the tables and chairs for the family BBQ.

Stars N’ Bites Box

Our Stars N’ Bites Box looks great on the buffet table and makes a wonderful hostess gift too. Loaded with share-able bite-sized cookies and frosted cookies, it can serve a small crowd!

Superstar Box

And when you need a little candy with your cookies, our Superstar Box is the way to go. This gift screams holiday happiness and makes a perfect hostess gift too.

Shop the entire Red, White & Cookies category and find your own favorites!

Top Ten Road Trip Must-Haves

Hitting the open road this summer? You’ll want to take some of our best tips with you for ultimate cruising pleasure.

1. Download our Best Road Trip Games and keep a copy in the glove compartment at all times. The best way to diffuse tension on hour seven is with a game that gets everybody laughing and thinking.

2. Have you started using the Waze app yet? It keeps you apprised of real-time traffic and slow-downs and suggests alternate routes to get you where you need to go as quick as you can.

3. Stock a cooler with a range of great snacks. Gas station nachos are great (are they?), but you don’t want to rely on them to keep you satisfied. A mix of fruits, nuts, cheese, dried meats and some sweets will give you an easy range of options to suit your cravings.

4. Keep lots of water in the car, more than you think you’ll need. Travel is dehydrating, and in the event that you get delayed or sidetracked, you’ll have plenty on hand.

5.  Stop for scenic outlooks. Getting out, stretching your legs, and taking a few selfies is a great way to keep travelers happy. Plus, you’ll see vistas and views that you’d otherwise miss!

6. Keep a map or atlas on hand. In the event that your cell phone dies or the GPS can’t find a signal, having a map with you means peace of mind.

7. Ask locals where to eat. If you’re stopping for a meal, forego the fast food chains and find out what the locals like. Use apps like Yelp or simply ask the person filling up next to you. It could lead you to great spots only the locals know!

8. Travel with cookies. A tin of Mrs. Fields cookies travels well anywhere you go, and the cookies are individually wrapped to keep them fresh mile after mile!

9. Invest in good sunglasses. Polarized lenses will keep your eyes protected and relaxed all day long, keeping glares and headaches far away.

10. Break long trips down into smaller pieces. Avoid “Are we there yet?” by making smaller check points along the way.

Do you have road trip tips? Share them in the comments!

Get Personal with Personalized Gifts

Personalized Birthday Tin

When it comes to gifting, one of the best ways to create a meaningful moment is with a personal touch. It’s a small and easy step that takes your gift to the next level, transforming it from a gift into a keepsake.

Our entire category of personalized gifts is prepared to wow, making it easy for your to upload personal pictures and create custom messages for those special people in your life. For example, confetti design and a favorite snapshot turns our Personalized Birthday Tin into a keepsake she can use to keep favorite treasures.

For Him Personalized Tins

There’s still time to wow Dad with a tin full of cookies with an uploaded picture of him with his favorite child. (That’s you, of course.) It’s a Father’s Day gift that he’ll keep forever.

Circle of Love Personalized Tin

Celebrate your anniversary (first date, first kiss, wedding, or all of the above) with our Circle of Love Tin. Your uploaded picture is almost sweeter than the cookies inside. It’s a great gift for sweethearts and always comes in the right size!

MLB Personalized Tins

Our favorite way to thank a coach or the most valuable player on the team is with a commemorative tin featuring his favorite Team and a picture of his favorite people. It’s a home run every time.

With Love Personalized Tin

And finally, grandparents can’t resist the cute-factor of our With Love Personalized Tin. Upload a picture of their adorable grandkids, deliver it to them, then ask for whatever you want. Works every time.

Browse all of our personalized gifts and create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special in your life. They’ll thank you.

Invite Mrs. Fields to the Wedding

Wedding season is here and just as important as the dress, rings and flowers are the little details that make the day special. Not only are cookies a creative way to commemorate a wedding day, they are always appreciated. (Seriously, have you ever seen someone turn down a cookie?) We’ve created some incredible wedding-inspired gifts to customize for your special day. Check them out.

Save the Date Logo Cookies

Our Save the Date Logo Cookies are a genius way to share the exciting news in a creative, exciting way. Customize with your info and share these luscious fondant-topped sugar cookies with friends and family. Makes a great party favor at an engagement party, too!

Ombre Array Cookies

Ombre is so popular, especially with weddings and our Ombre Array Cookies make a gorgeous dessert option with a delicious design sense. Available in shades of coral or teal, these cookies are a decoration in themselves for wedding receptions, bridal showers, or any celebration.

Cookie Basket

Our Cookie Basket tied with a customized ribbon is a popular option for wedding parties. It makes a lovely and accessible treat as guests arrive, paired with a champagne flute full of cold milk.

Best Day Ever Bag

When it comes to thoughtful thank you gifts for the wedding party, from the ring bearer to the florist, there is no better gift than our Best Day Ever Bag. It’s loaded with delicious, freshly baked cookies and makes a perfect individual gift for everyone in the wedding party who helped to make it the best day ever!

Thank You Logo Cookie

And finally, a sweet token of thanks for all wedding guests, our Thank You Logo Cookie is a wonderful way to send guests home on a sweet note. Customized and printed in edible fondant icing on a luscious buttery cookie, it’s an elegant option for a formal party.

Thanks for Celebrating Logo Cookie

Or, if your style is more casual, our Thanks for Celebrating Logo Cookie is just the right sentiment for your party. Same customization options for a perfectly sweet ending to a memorable day.

Browse all of our wedding gifts to choose your favorite mementos for bridesmaids and groomsmen, even sweet tower treats to serve guests or staff. Just remember to always invite Mrs. Fields to the wedding!

Gourmet S’mores Delivered to Your Door

The official snack of summer campfires has a fun new gourmet twist from Mrs. Fields. Imagine soft, luscious cookies sandwiching a roasted, toasted chocolate chip marshmallow. Amazing, right?

No need to rush out and gather all the ingredients, our new Sweet S’mores Kit comes with everything you need: cookies, marshmallows, skewers and a birch print campfire log case to keep everything in one place (and looking great).

This is not only our favorite new gift idea for your kid’s camp counselor or scout leader, it’s our favorite way to treat yourself and your friends to a proper summer treat. Bring it to a backyard barbecue. Or surprise your colleagues at the office with a Friday afternoon s’mores party. You know, the Mrs. Fields way.

Shop the Sweet S’mores Kit and all of our other summer gifts now!

Kickoff Memorial Day with Savings

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It’s a day to honor those who have fought for our freedoms, a day to gather with friends and family, and of course, a day to shop. We’re stocked up with incredible gifts for all your summer gifting needs, and topped them off with 20% savings site wide. Check out our top picks for summer fun:

Sweet S’mores Kit

Certain to be a bestseller, our Sweet S’mores Kit is ready for campfire fun. Roast our chocolate chip-laden marshmallows and smoosh them between two bite-sized cookies for a gourmet treat!

Seeing Stars Large Box

Show up to your next backyard BBQ or family reunion with our Seeing Stars Large Box and see how fast it goes! Our original cookies and brownies paired with luscious frosted cookies means something for everyone.

Firecracker Celebration Box

Flavor explosion is in store with the Firecracker Celebration Box. Cookies and candy practically burst out of this fun gift, ideal for get togethers or as a prize for the winner of your hot dog eating contest!

Starfish and Stripes Tote

A tote always comes in handy during summer months. It arrives with our famous cookies and frosted cookies, and can be used over and over again to collect sea shells and carry sunscreen.

Stars N’ Bites Box

Our Stars N’ Bites Box is a crowd-pleaser in every sense, as a party in a box and a great home decoration, too!

Sweet Stripes Tower

If you’re looking to pull out all the stops this summer, the Sweet Stripes Tower will do the trick. There’s truly something for everyone, and plenty of it. For all of your summer parties, provide the dessert with this grand finale.

 

Shop our entire site for all your summer needs today with a 20% discount site wide with code COOKIES20. (Remember, you can shop now and have your gifts delivered at any time during the summer!)

Happy Memorial Day!

Make Your Own Simple Syrup

Summer cocktail season is right around the corner, so instead of stocking up on expensive bottles of simple syrup at the market that have added preservatives, make up your own to have on hand at all times. This common cocktail ingredient is so easy to make, you’ll kick yourself for not trying it sooner. Plus, in a pretty bottle, this makes a thoughtful gift to give.

Simple Syrup

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Directions
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved and liquid is clear. Allow to cool, then transfer to an airtight jar or container and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

VARIATIONS:

  • Add a teaspoon of freshly grated citrus zest to create lemon, lime or orange-flavored simple syrup for cocktails.
  • Add a sprig of fresh herbs like lavender to the jar or bottle to infuse a fresh herb flavor to your syrup.
  • Add a whole vanilla bean to the jar or bottle to infuse vanilla flavor into the syrup.
  • Add cinnamon sticks to the jar or bottle to infuse cinnamon flavor into the syrup.

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5 New Ways to Incorporate Spring Herbs

One of spring’s best delights is handfuls of freshly picked herbs. These bright, fresh flavors can enhance so many of your favorite foods, but here’s a handful of ways you might not know about:

1. Add fresh mint to your coffee. One sprig on top of your morning cup of joe gives each sip an amazing minty finish.

2. Add your favorite herbs to ice water. Wash and gently crush a handful of herbs before adding it to a pitcher of ice water. Pair it with slices of cucumber or lemon for extra flavor. The longer it steeps in the fridge, the stronger the flavors, so give it a few hours for best results.

3. Add herbs to boiling water. The next time you’re making mashed potatoes or pasta, add sprigs of your favorite herbs like thyme, rosemary or parsley into the salted water. The potatoes and pasta will absorb the flavors and for a richer flavor.

4. Add herbs to your bath water. Looking for a luxurious experience? (Think: Mother’s Day) Fresh sprigs of lavender, rosemary, chamomile or mint added to the hot water release gorgeous scents and healing nutrients.

5. Add herbs to your sugar or salt. Thoroughly wash and dry a handful of fresh herbs, then give them a rough chop and stir them into a cup of sea salt or granulated sugar and store in an air-tight container. The herbs will infuse their flavor into the salt and sugar, which can then be used to flavor dishes and teas. You can even roll your favorite sugar cookies in herb-infused sugar!

Do you have a favorite way to incorporate herbs? Share them with us!

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