Cookies By Design And Build-A-Bear Workshop Partner To Create Deliciously Huggable Gifts

Customizable Cookie Baskets Offer Handmade Designs And Sweet Teddy Bears

PLANO, Texas - Jan. 10, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Cookies by Design, the original cookie bouquet company, has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to launch huggable, lovable special occasion cookie gift baskets featuring teddy bears with Valentine's Day, Birthday, Get Well and New Baby themes.

The baskets are filled with delicious handmade, hand-decorated cookies that are completely customizable with messages or photos, along with adorably outfitted bears for each occasion. For example, Valentine's Bear (available year-round for that special someone) sports an "I Love You" shirt and is surrounded by cookie hearts, while Get Well Bear is dressed in scrubs and accompanied by an entire cookie medical staff.

"We wanted to offer premium custom gifts that are even more delightful and personalized, and Build-A-Bear brings a high-quality cuddly, keepsake element to our designs," said Cookies by Design CEO and President Jack Long. "We think this partnership provides a delicious new way to brighten someone's day and make any occasion more special and memorable."

The Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets are available in two sizes with a choice of six or eight cookies. Each basket is made to order and can be hand-delivered the same day or within one or two days, depending on the level of customization. Last-minute gift givers can also take advantage of ready-made Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets available at all Cookies by Design store locations with nationwide delivery.

"For the last 20 years, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests have been making memories and sharing special moments with us in our stores," said Sharon Price John, president & CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop. "Now, thanks to our partnership with Cookies by Design, gift givers can share their heart or mark a fun occasion with delicious cookies and the hug of a Build-A-Bear furry friend – delivered right to a loved one."

The new baskets are available to order beginning in January at all Cookies by Design locations and online at cookiesbydesign.com.

About Cookies by Design

Founded in 1983 by entrepreneur Gwen Willhite, who created the deliciously clever concept of the cookie bouquet, Cookies by Design offers custom-designed, hand-decorated cookie arrangements, gift baskets, cookie cakes and cookie trays for every occasion. The Plano, Texas-based company has nearly 70 corporate and franchised locations nationwide. More information on cookie offerings and franchise opportunities are available at www.cookiesbydesign.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CookiesbyDesignHQ.

About Build-A-Bear

Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the eighth year in a row in 2016. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted a total revenue of $377.7 million in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit buildabear.com.

SOURCE Cookies by Design

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