(MS) – Ah, the holidays – they’re just a few weeks away, along with the glimmer of the lights, the distant sounds of holiday music, the hustle and bustle, and the frantic shopping! If you’ve even set foot inside a shopping mall since Halloween, you know the rush is on. With so many people to buy for and so little time, we all need “one-stop shopping,” yet we still want to give creative and personalized gifts.

Hand-decorated cookie arrangements could be the answer. These floral-like “bouquets” of cookies come in a variety of sizes and prices, they can be personalized with your special message, and – with hundreds of designs to choose from – there’s something just right for everyone on your list. Cookies By Design and Cookie Bouquet, creates such gift arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies baked fresh daily for the holidays and every occasion.

This year, the company is featuring three new holiday arrangements perfect for sending to far-away friends. “Home for the Holidays” rejoices in all things traditional, featuring the foremost symbols of the holiday: Santa, Christmas trees, stacks of packages and stockings by the fireplace. The “Holiday Celebrations” arrangement highlights other icons of the season, including cookies decorated like wreaths, candles, bells and ornaments. The company’s Hanukkah arrangement gets an updated look with brighter colors and newly designed Menorah, dreidels, star and wrapped presents cookies.

For a unique and personal hostess gift, present an arrangement from a multitude of other holiday favorites. The “Ho-Ho-Ho” arrangement features none other than the jolly old fellow himself surrounded by merrily dressed cookies, including red-and-white ornaments, mittens, trees, candy canes and bells. For customers seeking more sophisticated designs, look no further than an arrangement depicting a winter scene with flocked trees, holly, sleighs and candle-lit windows. Whether your friends and business associates celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, a “Season’s Greetings” poinsettia arrangement makes an imaginative and appropriate gift. This arrangement of edible flower-shaped cookies also makes an excellent corporate gift combined with custom logo cookies.

Cross stocking stuffers off your list with individual cookies-on-sticks in any holiday shape. And don’t forget the rest of the holiday celebrations. You’ll be warmly greeted at the door if you arrive to ring in the new year with a “Happy New Year” arrangement of cookies shaped as champagne glasses, fireworks and a city skyline. In addition to these designs and more, Cookies By Design & Cookie Bouquet can turn your individual ideas into custom-made arrangements, perfect for that hard-to-buy for friend or relative. With more than 240 locations, Cookies By Design & Cookie Bouquet locally hand-deliver arrangements baked fresh daily at each shoppe and ship nationwide.

FMI, visit www.cookiesbydesign.com or call (888) 882-6654 to find the shoppe nearest you.

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