A roundup of new products and servicesCookie...


A roundup of new products and services

Cookie Connection

Good Fortunes can help you get a message of love to your sweetheart in a unique way this Valentine's Day or any other day. The California cookie company is offering a gigantic, hand-dipped fortune cookie with your personal sentiment inside. Wish someone a "Happy Valentine's Day" or say "I love you" with a 6-inch-by-5-inch cookie that has been dipped in your choice of dark chocolate, white chocolate or caramel and covered, perhaps, with sprinkles or nuts. Prices range from $16.50 to $22.50 plus shipping and handling. Classic-size cookies are also available. Second-day air shipping can get the cookies here in time for Valentine's Day. Call (800) 644-9474 to order.

Jill Nadine Clements started making scented bath and beauty creams in her grandmother's Parkville kitchen in 1989. In those days she supplied a handful of stores; today Nadina's Cremes are made in a large Baltimore warehouse and can be found in shops in all 50 states, the Caribbean and beyond. The creams, which are packaged in pottery jars handmade by local potters, come in 16 scents and three sizes. Locally, they're sold at the Cosmetic Center stores, Fresh Fields markets and other specialty shops. The price ranges from $10 to $15. Need a last-minute Valentine's gift? Need we say more? Call (800) 722-4292 for the nearest retailer or to order by phone.

While it's no longer politically correct to lavish your loved one with furs, there's no need to throw the old garments out. Fur-Get-Me-Not will transform your old coat and other fur item into a -- teddy bear. That's right, company owners Sandy and Dan Kearney will recycle your fur into a small, medium, large or extra-large bear depending on the size and condition of the garment. The only requirement is that the fur be at least the size of a stole. The price for a small, medium or large bear is $175; an extra-large bear is $225. Custom touches, such as leather or suede paws, or a vintage lace collar, are available for additional fees. To request an order form, price list or more information, call (800) 551-BEAR.

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