Gifts with (Re)Purpose

Next week is another Earth Day and another chance to recommit to keeping our planet healthy and happy! At Mrs. Fields, we love creating unique packaging for our gourmet gifts that can be repurposed after the goodies are gone. Because giving something a second use is one of the best ways to be smart with our resources.

Here Comes the Sun Tote

Our felt totes like Here Comes the Sun are always a popular gift because they can be used again and again. It’s the perfect size for a reusable lunch bag or a toddler purse.

Spring is in the Air Planter

April showers will quickly turn to May flowers, which is why our Spring is in the Air Planter is a favorite gift right now. After the cookies are gone, the bright planter is the ideal spot for some spring blooms.

Bright Side Basket

We have a long reputation for our incredible gift baskets, not only for the gourmet goodies but the sturdy beautiful baskets. We choose beautiful baskets in useful sizes that can easily find new uses around the house.

Wishes Come True Box

More than just a gift box, our Wishes Come True Box was designed to become a fun decoration for every birthday. Let it store your favorite birthday decorations and decorate the room when those special days roll around.

Classic Tub

And finally, our Classic Tub has been a customer favorite for years, transforming into a beverage container, toy box, shoe bin and much more. Sturdy and bright, it fills so many functions!

Those are a few of our favorites, but what about you? What are your favorite ways to repurpose gifts? Share your ideas with us!

Spring Gifts That Wow

Spring is busting out all over, including at Mrs. Fields. We’ve got some bright, new colorful gifts to put on your radar because you never know when you’re going to need to brighten someone’s day with a happy delivery of gourmet goodness. (Like Mother’s Day? Hint, hint.) Take a look at some of our new favorites.

Welcome Spring Gift Box

Our favorite way to send a little something special is the Welcome Spring Gift Box, containing two delectable frosted cookies and an assortment of our favorite bite-sized best. This is a favorite gift idea for teachers and friends.

Signs of Spring Box

Bright blooms on the outside, and a scrumptious bouquet of your favorite cookies and brownies on the inside is our Signs of Spring Box. Choose from two different assortments and share this gift with someone special. We especially love this gift for Mother’s Day.

Spring is in the Air Planter

We love gifts that can be repurposed like our Spring is in the Air Planter. This bright pink planter arrives with freshly baked cookies, and then be used to plant an herb garden or an orchid. This is a chic, delicious gift for that chic friend who needs a pick-me-up.

Flower Power Tower

Big and bold and ready to please, our Flower Power Tower packs a lot of wow for any crowd. Each layer contains the best of our best, cookies, brownies and frosted cookies in either our original or bite-sized varieties. This gift is our favorite way to turn any occasion into an instant party.

Shop all of our spring gifts and take advantage of special offers going on now!

Spring Break Ideas with the Kids: Cookie Capers

If you’re looking for a fun spring break idea for a stay-cation with the kids, we’ve got just the thing. Preheat the oven, give everyone an apron, and spend some time baking up dozens of your favorite cookies. Then, package them up and head out into the beautiful spring weather to deliver them to unsuspecting friends. Whether you stay on the doorstep and get discovered is up to you, but you’re sure to make everyone’s day…and a lot of memories too.

Not interested in doing the baking? We’re happy to do it for you. Our cookie and brownie basket has plenty to share with your household and others!

Send Some Sunshine

Here Comes the Sun Tote

Sick of winter? We are too. But that doesn’t mean we can’t warm things up by sending some sunshine. The Sunshine Collection is our favorite way to spread cheer. It’s perfect for get well gifts, cheer up gifts, or just because winter won’t seem to leave gifts.

Sunny Day Satchel

Know who needs the Sunny Day Satchel? Everyone, but especially your friend who missed her flight and lost her luggage and broke three nails. She really needs it.

Bright Side Basket

Our Bright Side Basket was created with your neighbor in mind, the one who was bitten by a raccoon while trying to rescue a wounded pigeon. The details are fuzzy, but on the bright side, the pigeon is fine now.

Hello Sunshine Tin

Your college son who just got dumped by his first serious girlfriend would really appreciate a fresh delivery of our Hello Sunshine Tin. It’s the second best thing after a mom’s hug.

Sunny Side Cookie Cake

What’s the best way to convey to say to someone that you’re thinking of them? How about a Sunny Side Cookie Cake that says, “Thinking of you”? That should make it clear.

And you know what they say about sunshine, right? The more you spread it, the warmer the world feels.

10 Ways to Treat Yourself for Valentine’s Day

Head Over Heels Box

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it’s a day for celebrating love and that includes for yourself. So get inspired and show a little love…to you!

  1. Spend a day of indulgence, whether that means sleeping in or meeting friends for a fancy brunch or scheduling a spa treatment. Clear your calendar of obligations, then fill it up with things that make you feel rejuvenated and valued and special.
  2. Take yourself out to a movie. Your choice, your time, your popcorn, your candy. It’s a private little luxury to sit and enjoy a movie all by yourself. Try it.
  3. Volunteer with an organization you care about. Nothing makes you feel quite as good as service, especially to an individual or organization that is meaningful to you. Whether it’s an hour, the whole day day, or a regular commitment, giving a little bit of yourself is valuable to you too.
  4. Learn something new. There’s probably something you’ve always wanted to do, but just haven’t found the time. Get out of your comfort zone and sign up for a workshop, seek out a mentor, or register for a course. It’s never too late to admit to yourself that you’re worth the investment of time.
  5. Get a new haircut. Mix it up with a new cut or color and introduce yourself to the new and improved you.
  6. Set a goal and break it down. Always wanted to travel to Paris? What would it take to get there? Pick a reasonable date and set it, then break down all the little pieces to make it happen.
  7. Treat a random stranger. Want a rush of joy? Pay for someone’s coffee. Add some change to a parking meter. Leave anonymous notes tucked in benches that say things like, “You’re a great person!”
  8. Reread a favorite book. Going back to an old book is like reconnecting with an old friend. You’ll be surprised at things you missed the first time around, how your perspective has changed with time and maturity. You’ll discover a lot about yourself.
  9. Write a list of all the things you love about yourself. Go ahead, don’t be shy. You know you’ve got great teeth, a killer laugh, and an undeniable knack for supporting your friends. Admit it. Write the list and post it somewhere you can review it often.
  10. Gift yourself! Order yourself a thoughtful gift, and have it delivered to you. Be sure to fill out the gift enclosure with something thoughtful like, “You deserve this.” It’s fun and empowering.

Fine Cookies, Fine Art

Move over, fruit bowl, there’s a new muse for fine art. It’s no secret that we draw inspiration from cookies, but check out these artists who literally draw inspiration from cookies…

Artist: Faith Te

Cookie Art

Artist: Debra Alouise

Artist: Hall Groat II

Artist: Darren Maurer

Artist: Patianne Stevenson

Artist: JJ Galloway

Artist: Angela Moulton

Artist: Faith Te

Artist: Tom Brown

Artist: Marina Petro

Does Warm Milk Help You Sleep? And Other Food Myths

Warm Milk

Does warm milk really help when you can’t sleep? We’re tackling ten food myths to see if they are fact or fiction.

Myth #1: Warm Milk Helps You Sleep
Verdict: Fact, but it’s not exactly biology that makes it so, it’s more psychology. A warm glass of milk is comforting like a teddy bear or favorite blanket, calming nerves and summoning peaceful memories.

Myth #2: An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Verdict: Fact-ish. While there’s nothing magical about an apple, the idea of daily fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet is one of the most important ways to stay healthy.

Myth #3: Eating Carrots Improves Eyesight
Verdict: Fact, but specifically your sight at night. Carrots will not be able to replace your reading glasses, but the Vitamin A in carrots does help your eyes adjust to dim light. If you have trouble with night vision, try eating more carrots.

Myth #4: Fresh Produce Is Always Better Than Frozen
Verdict: Fiction. It’s true that few things are as delicious as a fresh ear of corn, but when it comes to nutrition, the frozen substitute is often better unless you picked the corn yourself from the stalk. The flash-freezing process happens within hours of picking and preserves nearly all of the nutrients, much more than produce that has to travel for days by truck to reach your store.

Myth #5: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever
Verdict: Fiction. Good nutrition is always important, and especially when you are sick. Fevers burn extra calories, sometimes an excessive amount, so restricting calories could be dangerous. Colds and fevers both deserve that bowl of chicken soup!

Myth #6: Dark Bread is Healthier Than Light Bread
Verdict: Fiction. The key for determining a healthier bread is less about color and more about one simple word: multi-grain. The more grains in a bread, the more nutrients and fiber.

Myth #7: Fish is Brain Food
Verdict: Fact. The unsaturated fatty oils in fish known as omega-3s are not only good for your heart (reducing risk of heart disease and stroke), but especially your brain. Daily servings of fish reduce your chances of dementia by up to 60%!

Myth #8: Spicy Foods Cause Ulcers
Verdict: Fiction. Ulcers are caused by a very specific bacteria in the stomach that has nothing to do with spicy food.

Myth #9: Chocolate Causes Pimples
Verdict: Fiction. (Phew!) Some very old and very poorly designed studies from the 1930s linked chocolate consumption with pimples, but that research does not hold up.

Myth #10: A Cookie Makes Everything Better
Verdict: Fact. We are the experts on this one, and even a great day is made better with a cookie. Case closed.

Valentine’s Day Preview

Love is in the air and it smells like freshly baked Mrs. Fields goodies. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve put together our favorite gift ideas from our Valentine’s Day collection. Whether you need to treat your kids, your BFF, your fiancé or your spouse of 30 years, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out a few of our favorites…

Valentine’s Day Frosted Cookie Tin

Buttery rich frosted cookies in heart shapes are a decadent treat for anybody on your list, and when they arrive in a heart-shaped Mrs. Fields tin, they’ll know you sent the very best.

Love Tote

Our felt Love Tote has adorable details and handfuls of our favorite Nibblers bite-sized cookies in an assortment of our most popular flavors.

Mad for Plaid Box

Looking for a more masculine gift? Our Mad for Plaid will please any fella, especially the delicious assortment of bite-sized cookies and brownies, and our signature frosted cookies.

Photo Heart Personalized Tin

Your favorite photo uploaded right onto our Personalized Tin makes your Valentine gift for your sweetheart more than just a decadent treat, it’s a keepsake.

Big Cookie Cake

How do you show love in a big way? With a Big Cookie Cake, of course! Our famous chocolate chip cookie is baked into a heart shape and decorated with decadent frosting expressing any personalized message (up to 20 characters).

Love Puppy

It’s more than just puppy love for our Love Puppy. This ultra soft plush toy arrives with paw-fuls of our gourmet best. What better way to treat your crush?

Love Letter Box

Cookies are our love letter to the world, and our Love Letter Box is a perfect way for you to express your love to someone special. (Plus, the decorative box can collect real love letters too.)

Shop our entire Valentine’s Day collection online and this weekend only, save 20% site wide with code SITEWIDE20 at checkout. And did you know? You can shop now and have your gift delivered right on Valentine’s Day! Just select your preferred delivery date in checkout.

Holiday Light Tour: Submit Your Favorites!

It’s that time of year when festivity trumps electrical efficiency and people go all out with their holiday lighting. From gaudy to gorgeous, from front yards to public spaces, we’ve gathered some of the best and brightest offerings from around the world wide web. Curl up with a cookie and a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the parade…

Now it’s your turn! Submit your favorite holiday light displays in our comments section or on our Facebook page with hashtag #HolidayLightTour.

Ultimate Gift Guide for Cookie Lovers

Mrs. Fields Gifts for Cookie Lovers

If there is a cookie lover on your holiday list, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered a home-run gift guide to make their heart melt like a chocolate chip. Follow the links to find these great gift ideas. And remember: those who give these gifts, generally get cookies in return.

1. Baker’s Store-N-Go
2. Baker’s Twine
3. Brookie Pan
4. Stand mixer
5. Three-tiered cooling rack
6. Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough

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