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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Daisy McClellanComment

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Luckily our shop is stocked with new items from our favorite artisans, and what better gift to give the mom in your life than something made with local love? We put together a little gift guide to make your life simple. Scroll through for some ideas. Stop in for some extra help or shop our online store and use the code "MAMALOVE" for FREE SHIPPING (Domestic within the US) now through May 13th. 



Let's Put a Bird on It makes beautiful candles that any mom would love. Their hand crafted scents are smooth and rich. What a nice little pick-me-up! And bonus, a portion of the profits benefit animal rescue!



We love using these local San Francisco bags as gift-bag builders - they are the perfect size to fit a few items for a beautiful Mother's Day collection when you can't choose just one! 



Does mom have a green thumb? We're stocked with Hemleva's 'Plant Lover' and 'Monstera' leaf gold-back pins (and special 'plant killer' pins for the black thumbs too)!



Giving the gift of wine is, let's face it, always a winner. We have a limited stock of our 'Mom Juice' and 'Therapy' wine bags to go with your perfect Pinot.

BALEEN Jewelry


For the effortlessly chic mom, Baleen is one our favorites. We've brought in their newest collection of long pendants, bangles, earrings, and chokers. 

We're also hosting a Natural Perfume Workshop on Mother's Day! Bring your mom in and create your own custom scents with us on Sunday May 13th at 11a. Only a few spots left! What a fun mother/daughter experience!

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Daisy McClellanComment

Last week we published our annual gift guide for him. Now it's time to focus on the ladies in your life. Here is our holiday gift guide for her:

Give your main squeeze one of the new jewelry pieces we collaborated with Silver Sheep Jewelry to design. Pick from the ring, necklace, and ear climbers, all plated in 14K gold vermeil. The laurel designs is perfect to wear everyday alone or layered with other pieces. These will surely bring a smile to her face!

Spoil your family something warm and cozy. Our Bodhi Swag cocoons are our most popular holiday gift year after year. We love this season's colors and prints. Because these wraps are reversible, you are actually giving her two gifts! Also a bonus - they are one size fits all so you don't need to worry about figuring out the perfect size. And every generation loves these - our teenage cousin, our mom, and even our grandmother! Combine this with a hand crocheted beanie and knitted cowl by Mary Marie Knits (available in a variety of colors) and you will fully prepare you family for the winter ahead.

Not only are best friends given that label because they are the best, but because they deserve the best! Give her the gift of rejuvenation with this Relaxation Gift Box. Each gift box is carefully curated in our shop and includes a luxurious handmade jar of bath salt soak by Lighten Up Shoppe, a candle by JaxKelly complete with hidden crystal inside, a large pouch of tea from Steep Tea, Co., and a calming roll-on essential oil by Let’s Put a Bird On It. 

What about the stockings? Grab one of our vintage fabric stockings from the shop and fill it with goodies from our local artists. Start with a Lady Alamo Zip, add a nail polish by Floss Gloss, toss in a Chai Tea Soap by Etta+Billie, grab a natural deodorant by Fat and the Moon, and finish it off with calming balm by Peachy Brand. O and don't forget the chocolate!

Why not give an experience gift? Choose from one of our workshops coming up in the new year. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Or give them a gift card so they can choose their own gift. Need more ideas? Stop by the shop and let us help you put together the perfect gift! Also enjoy FREE shipping on any order in our online shop through Monday by using the code "FREESHIP2016". Remember to place your order by Monday December 19th to get it in time for Christmas! 

by Sharon Leung

Gift Guide for Thanksgiving

Melody WangComment

It's almost time for Thanksgiving, and here at gather we're thankful for the healthy birth of baby Hunter, new additions to our gather team, our artists and their beautifully made products, and of course our supportive customers! Whether you're hosting at your place this year, throwing a Friendsgiving party, or just bringing a dish to a potluck dinner, it's always nice to add/bring a little something to make it more festive! Check out some gift ideas you can pick up in-store:

Feed the Fish Co. hand makes felt decorations for celebrations right here in San Francisco. For Thanksgiving, they've special created  "give thanks", "thankful", and "gather" felt pennants to fashion as a centerpiece at the dinner table!

Thanksgiving themed felt pennants made by  Feed the Fish Co.  Available in-store from $12.

Thanksgiving themed felt pennants made by Feed the Fish Co. Available in-store from $12.

Warm up your house or dining room with new holiday scents from Let's Put a Bird On It, fashioned appropriately with a golden turkey on the cap! If you've visited gather recently, you were probably hit with a strong whiff of Cranberry Spice, a sweet and spicy scent that will blend in well with your Thanksgiving meal. 

Turkey decorated candles in Cranberry Spice and Fraiser Fir by  Let's Put a Bird On It , available in-store for $24. 

Turkey decorated candles in Cranberry Spice and Fraiser Fir by Let's Put a Bird On It, available in-store for $24. 

If you're hosting, or thinking of purchasing a gift for a host, there can never be too many kitchen towels, a much-needed item for wiping hands or mopping up messes while handling a juicy turkey, dribbly gravy, or cranberry sauce. Pick up  one of these California themed, hand-embroidered ones from Eko Kreations - we love that they're made from hemp, which absorbs moisture well, dries quickly, and wears beautifully, getting softer with time. 

California State Poppy Tea Towel from  Eko Kreations , available in-store for $24. 

California State Poppy Tea Towel from Eko Kreations, available in-store for $24. 

And how about adding in a hand-made ceramic spoon-rest from Whim and Vigor, a one woman operation making functional and decorative pottery. Perfect for preventing messes by the stove or at the dining table!

"GATHER" ceramic spoon rest made by  Whim and Vigor , available in-store for $16.

"GATHER" ceramic spoon rest made by Whim and Vigor, available in-store for $16.

Is it possible to celebrate Thanksgiving without topping off the meal with some kind of sweet treat? Why not brew some tea to pair with your pie? Steep Tea Co. is based in Oakland, all of their teas are 100% organic, and here at gather we offer four of their delicious flavors:
Sleep It Real: Caffeine Free, for if you're just too full to fall asleep, featuring chamomile, skullcap, valerian, kava, and lavender.
Jade Fade Tea: An everyday green for the afternoon pick-me-up (or if you're sneaking dessert before dinner!)
There's also an Earl Grey Tea, and Diamond Chai!

Steep Tea Co.  four flavors available in-store for $14.

Steep Tea Co. four flavors available in-store for $14.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, gather wishes you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Candle Making Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

Join us on Wednesday June 17th at 7p for a private workshop at gather, where Rebecca Saylor and Joy Kwon will demonstrate how to make your very own votive candles!  You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations.

Rebecca is the creator of Oodlebadoodle, our eco-friendly (and utterly adorable) line of plushies we carry in the shop. Rebecca will be showing us how to make our votive candle holders shaped like dinosaur eggs!

Joy is behind Lighten Up Shoppe and makes our deliciously-scented soy candles and bath salts.  She will be sharing her expert candle making skills so you're sure to leave with something special. 

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you 10% off any gather purchase on the night! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast. $30

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Her

Sally GallerComment

Have you checked out our Valentine's Gift Guide for him? We're just getting started! Here's a gift guide for the lady in your life:

This Nooworks dress will look so cute on your girl! The perfect dress to see her through the seasons, it's easy to dress up or down and the skirt even has pockets (trust us, guys, we love things with pockets). $109. Available in store.

If she's a bit of a stargazer or enjoys being out in nature, she'll love our beautiful constellation necklaces by Krista Tranquilla. We'll find the perfect piece to complement her style as they're available in different sizes, lengths, and metals. $64-$78. Available online and in store. 

How about a sweet smelling soy candle from Jax Kelly? We think your lady will love the fig and watermelon scent, and there's a piece of rose quartz waiting for her inside (that's the love stone, FYI!). $22. Available in store. 

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This lovely card from Yellow House Handmade is the finishing touch. $5. Available in store.