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gather Holiday Gift Guide

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Shopping for family and friends can be so stressful, but we're here to make it easier for you. We have gifts for every budget, plus stocking stuffers, experiential gifts and gift cards. 

Trim your tree with SF Mercantile's California bear ornament or one of their San Francisco-themed glass ornaments. 

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If you need a jewelry gift, consider our best-selling earrings from Oh, Hello Friend. They're a steal at $18 a pair and come in cute, sometimes cheeky designs like these little pizza slices.

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New parents will love our clothing items that come as matching sets for adults and kids (like our papa bear,  mama bear and little bear tees). Our latest gather x Harumi K collection includes several clothing pairs, including this white V-neck dress for mom with matching toddler dress.

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If you have a hard time deciding on one gift, let us do the work with one of our themed gift boxes. You will receive 10 percent off everything in the box and we can ship them for you, too. 

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If you know someone who could use a little pampering, treat them to some Herbs + Oils bath soaking crystals ($24) or one of their soothing soy candles ($24 each). We also have several varieties of Etta + Billie handcrafted soaps ($12) and their exfoliating mint coffee scrub ($11). And if you want to fill your home with a holiday scent, we have a fresh stock of vanilla and Christmas tree scented candles ($13) from Lighten Up Shoppe. 

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Complete your gift with a cute card by Paper Raven. We have Christmas, Hanukkah and general holiday greeting designs.

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Need a stocking stuffer? Our Compartes chocolate bars come in a variety of interesting flavors and are boxed and ready to go inside anyone's stocking. Come to the shop to see all the options.

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Cuppa Fog just brought us lovely petite SF-themed ornaments that make great gifts at only $10 apiece. 

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Can't think of what to get someone? How about gifting one of our workshops? We have several to choose from each month (knitting, candle making and floral arranging are coming up in the New Year). Or you can go with a gift card and let them choose their own gift.

We add new items to the shop all the time, so take advantage of our extended holiday hours (11-7 daily!) to check out everything in person. 

FREE Holiday Shipping!

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Enjoy FREE SHIPPING in our online shop now thru Monday as our special gift to you. No minimum required! Just use the code "FREESHIP2016" at checkout. 

Or stop by our San Francisco store this Saturday and Sunday to get help with everyone on your list. We will be offering free gift wrapping and champagne while you shop. Make any purchase and you'll be entered to win a gift bag from the shop full of goodies from our makers!
 

Holiday Pop Up this Saturday

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Join us for a holiday pop up at the shop this Saturday, December 10th from noon-3p. We have invited 3 special artists to bring a curated collection of their wares, perfect for finding that unique holiday gift. 

Jenny Irene uses vintage fabrics from around the world to hand make beautiful baby and toddler clothing. She will bring a collection of dresses, onesies, overalls, other items for the nursery perfect for the youngest ones on your list. 

Roxanne Roxanne Designs is a fiber artist who creates eye catching jewelry, clothing, and art. No two pieces are the same, making each even more special. 

Mezzanine Floral will be on hand with fresh flowers to brighten up your home and silk flower crowns perfect for your free spirited friends and loved ones. She will also have her original paintings available for purchase.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

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Join us for our special Holiday Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday December 8th, 2016 at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 4 1/2 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks!

In this class you will use your own photos to make 6 mini wood transfers (2.5 x 3 inches) that are perfect to give as gifts for the holidays or turn into ornaments for your tree.  You can use the same image multiple times (perfect for gift giving to Mom, Grandma, friends, etc) or up to 6 different ones to keep all for yourself...the choice is yours!*

Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. You will complete 3 pieces in class and have 3 to finish at home.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Purchase your space now!

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition - Thursday December 8th, 2016 - 7p-9p: $50

*We recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Sunday December 4th.

gather at the SF Etsy Team Holiday Emporium 11/26 & 27

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Kick off the holiday season the weekend after Thanksgiving as local Etsy sellers come together during their annual SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium! Come out and shop and support over 200 local artisans (many gather vendors will have booths!) and small batch food vendors at Pier 70 in the Dogpatch! 

gather will have their very own booth too! It will be stocked with the best locally and independently made holiday gifts. It will be a little gather store satellite location for the weekend! 

SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium

November 26th - 11a-5p and November 27th - 11a-5p

FREE to attend

Gift Guide for Him

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As promised, we're back this week to help you shop for gifts for all the marvelous men in your life! Whether he is looking for new items for the closet, for daily grooming, or to add to the home, we've collected a few of our favorites to assist your various needs:

For your boyfriend/husband:

How about a warm piece of outerwear with a clean look for your main squeeze? This army green puff jacket by San Francisco-based company Alamere is made with Primaloft insulation with a quilted soft interior, providing warmth and performance without the usual puffiness. Available in the displayed army green as well as black in-store and online for $179. 

Could your guy use a t-shirt upgrade? Your can't go wrong with one of our many in the shop. Our current fav is from new vendor Honour Brand who pays recognition to the national treasures and landmarks that helped shape the world as we know it.  Available in store and our online shop for $30. 

 

A staff favorite, this deodorant cream by Fat and the Moon is guaranteed to please the guy who is conscious about his grooming products. All natural and aluminum FREE, it uses coconut oil and baking soda as the bacteria checking dynamic duo. Mixed with moisture absorbing properties of arrowroot and antimicrobial properties of essentials oils, you and your pits will never be happier! And the best part? It doesn't stain, even the black shirts! The absolute perfect stocking stuffer! Available in-store and our online shop for $14.

For your brother:

For the hard core San Franciscan fan, we suggest this black and orange beanie by San Franpsycho. This will surely be pulled out frequently during those oh-so frequent windy days or better yet, chilly ball games at AT&T Park. Available in displayed black and orange as well as grey and orange in-store and on our online shop for $20.

For Dad:

For the fashionable mustache man, we suggest this wood-scented Mustache Wax made by Oakland based company Fable Soap Co. Made from natural oils and locally sourced beeswax, this wax is designed to be sticky and soft for controlling and styling your 'stache to his liking this holiday season!

For your best buddy:

Snag your bud one of our flasks and he'll be sure to give you a high five! Available in store and online for $28

Or give him one of our bottle openers from Fluffy Co. Choose from the four designs above now available in the shop for $34 each.

For Grandpa:

Help gpa define his unique style with these funky Roma Scarf from Preloved! Each piece is made up of a combination of upcycled sweaters, stylishly paired by the Preloved Team, and one of a kind. Come to the store to see the full selection of patterns and colors ($48/ea). 

For your Co-Worker:

Your co-workers could always use a new mug for their morning caffeine fix. We love this one from San Franpsyco for only $15. Makes the perfect secret santa gift!

Don't forget to check out our Gift Guide for Her!

The Holidays are Upon Us

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We can't believe it's already the 2nd month of December. That's only 2 1/2 weeks left to get your shopping done. Ek! We've tried to make it easy on you by stocking a variety of gifts in the shop for all tastes and budgets. And if you're not in the area, shop our newly stocked online shop with just a few short clicks. We'll be putting together a few gift guides here on the blog this week and next so check back for ideas. 

We've gotten in the spirit and decorated our windows and even put lights up!

And if you are looking for the perfect holiday dress- mark your calendars now for December 20th when we welcome Fashion Designer Jamie Lau to the shop. Her dresses are to die for! 

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party This Friday!

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Join us this Friday night for the 24th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party.  This fun filled celebration of our lovely neighborhood happens every December.  All of the shops in the neighborhood will be open late for holiday shopping, music, and libations. We are so excited to be joining in the festivities this year. We will have wine to enjoy at at the shop and all purchases $20+ will receive a free gift! All happening this Friday December 5th from 6-9p.

Hope to see you there!