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Valentine Gift Ideas for Him

Daisy McClellanComment

Valentine's Day is just a short 2 weeks away. Have you found a gift for your man slice? We've rounded up our favorite picks at gather. 

We love this minimalist wallet from Kiko. Made of supple vegetable tanned cowhide this gift is a sure winner. L shaped for those who appreciate sophistication through simplicity.

What about one of our mini graphic tees? What guy wouldn't want to rock this one from San Francycle? It features an octopus bike! How cool is that?

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What says Valentine's Day more than chocolate? Skip the cheesy drug store hearts and get him something he'll actually love. Our most popular selling chocolate, Donuts & Coffee from LA based Compartes. 

We love our locally made key chains from Krista Tranquilla. Made from different metal, pick the quote or image that best describes your boo. 

Some art to fill the bare walls is always nice. We love the wood block prints from local photographer Cuppa Fog. Pick from a variety of San Francisco landmarks (maybe where you had your first date) in a variety of sizes. Or make it an experience gift and learn the process yourself (and cute couple photos) by snagging two spots to her upcoming workshop

Can't forget the card! We love this one for the outdoorsy guy.  

Happy Valentine's Day!

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
 

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Her

Melody WangComment

Every girl appreciates receiving a little something from their special someone, so here's a gift guide for inspiration: 

Are you taking her somewhere special for the weekend? For dinner? Consider gifting her this little black dress by Bridge and Burn for date night. Made with textured knit, hem hitting just above the knee and featuring side pockets, this super-comfy dress is easily dressed up or down for any occasion!

Ladies will surely appreciate these stylish and ultra-cozy cocoon wraps by LA designer Bodhi Swag. Easily layered over dresses or jeans and a t-shirt, and suitable to snuggle with on a day in, this piece will surely spend a lot of time out of her closet! Available in store in the displayed two tone black and grey, as well as two other designs: solid grey with pockets and aztec green! 

Selecting a piece of new jewelry is always a safe bet for Valentines Day! Featuring up to twenty different jewelry designers in store, we're sure we can find something to her liking to suit her style. We love this new paper airplane necklace by Ryan Morris! We're also having a special SALE on some selected jewelry, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity! 

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Pamper your special lady by pairing some rose or lavender bath salts from Lighten Up Shoppe with our various candle selection! For the ultimate experience, throw in some organic tea from Steep Tea Co. 

Go classic with a twist with this NEW Birthday Cake white chocolate bar from LA company Compartes Chocolatier. Made with three of the finest vanilla and rain sprinkles, this chocolate bar is sure to put a smile on your girl's face, because let's face it, what girl doesn't like sprinkles?

Don't forget to write a little something to tell her how wonderful she is! Whether you think she'll want something sentimental, over-the-top sweet, or witty, we've got you covered with our wide assortment of cards to pair with your gift!

Foil Cards by Sycamore Street Press, $5.50. 

Foil Cards by Sycamore Street Press, $5.50. 

Looking for a gift for him? Check out last week's blogpost!
And don't miss out on our Valentines Weekend EVENT for free cookies and gift wrapping!!

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Him

Melody WangComment

Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day, it is always a fun excuse to give your beau a thoughtful gift to express your love and appreciation for him! 

For the outdoorsy guy, check out these soft, lightweight Tank Farm Flannels, featuring a hidden zipper closure that allows for easy layering.  The perfect shirt for hiking, biking, or everyday wear, it is available in-store in brown, or the new featured blue for $89.

For the hipster who likes to cook or has a green thumb, Makers Kit makes an organic herb growing kit that can be conveniently grown indoors in oh-so popular Mason Jars. Their quick and easy system is almost fail-proof, and who knows, maybe the next time he cooks for you, you'll get a taste of freshly grown basil, cilantro, parsley, or mint!

For the trendy guy, we love these wooden tie bars by McAdams Co. available in store for $26 in three shades: cherry, maple, and walnut. Handcrafted in San Diego, California, these water resistant tie bars are sure to serve both function and style!

For the sweet tooth, we recommend our NEW chocolate bar flavor from Compartes Chocolate, Hazelnut Toast! Made from premium Turkish hazelnuts and handmade toasted bread, this milk chocolate bar is the ultimate combo for the perfect man!

Of course, nothing says it better than a few personal sentiments of your own, so don't forget to choose a card and write a little something. We have a wide selection in store, stop by and we're happy to show you around:

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Looking for a gift for her? Stay tuned for our next week's blogpost!

gather named one SF's Coolest New Small Business by Business Insider!

Daisy McClellanComment

Have you heard the good news? gather was named one of Business Insider's Coolest New Businesses in San Francisco! We are so honored to have made the list and be in such good company. To celebrate we'd like to offer 15% off any one full-priced item in the store now through Sunday night (11/8) when you come in and mention the article.

Can't make it into the shop? You can enjoy 15% off your entire order in our online shop. Just enter in the code "CoolestNewBiz" when checking out. We've added tons of new products including new men's t-shirts, gourmet chocolate bars, lovely dresses, and bags. The perfect excuse to get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Daisy McClellanComment

Need a hostess gift for your Thanksgiving celebrations this Thursday? Below are our top picks all currently available in the shop! From the top to bottom: Wishbone Necklace or Bracelet on a Card by Yellow House Handmade, San Francisco Dish Towels from The Heated, Kumquats with Dark Chocolate and Coffee Jam by Lemon Bird, California State Pint Glasses from Vital Industries, and Hot Chocolate from Flying Bird Botanicals. 

Hope everyone has a great holiday! The shop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will re-open the next day just in time for Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend. Stay tuned for special sales, events, and giveaways.