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Sugarwish co-founder Elisabeth Vezzani relies on USPS to ship the company’s products.

If gift cards make you feel unemotional, Sugarwish has a sweet solution.

The Denver company allows customers to send personalized candy selections to loved ones and business associates. The Postal Service ships each gift.

“Our whole business is based on USPS products and service,” said co-founder Elisabeth Vezzani. “We even designed our gift boxes to fit in Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes.”

Sugarwish started when Vezzani and Leslie Lyon set out to simplify gift giving.

“We wanted to put a twist on e-giving that was creative and thoughtful,” said Vezzani.

A Sugarwish order starts as an e-card that brings the recipient to an online store where they can select their favorite candy choices. More than 80 brands are available, including favorites like M&Ms and Gummi Bears.

Once the recipient’s selections are made, the candy is shipped through USPS.

“Customers love to get the Priority Mail box and speedy service,” Vezzani said. “You make us look good.”

The co-founders also praise Letter Carrier Paula Barela, who picks up their packages.

“She is just awesome and so dependable,” said Lyon. “We just love her.”