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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Daisy McClellanComment

With Father's Day around the corner we've rounded up our top picks for your number one dude. 

Chocolate  from Compartes just in!

Chocolate from Compartes just in!

So many good  chocolate  flavors from Compartes!

So many good chocolate flavors from Compartes!

Kiko Wallet, Krista Tranquilla quote keychains, SF Mercantile bear pint glass, and California wooden bottle opener

Kiko Wallet, Krista Tranquilla quote keychains, SF Mercantile bear pint glass, and California wooden bottle opener

Krista Tranquilla key chains

Krista Tranquilla key chains

Kiko Wallet

Kiko Wallet

SF Mercantile beer pint to enjoy a cold one

SF Mercantile beer pint to enjoy a cold one

Don't forget the card!

Don't forget the card!

Photos by Bessie Lacap

gather Holiday Gift Guide

Daisy McClellanComment

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. 

Mother's Day Gift Guide + Special Coupon Code

Daisy McClellanComment

Give Mom something special this Mother's Day! We've rounded up our favorite gift ideas from the shop below:

Take her on a date to tomorrow night's Floral Arranging WorkshopGet $5 off by using the code "FLOWERPOWER" today only!

Spoil her with our favorite Chevron Ikat Kimono (one size fits most so no need to guess her size!) or a new date night dress.

Pamper her with our locally made Inner Peace Balm and soothing Slumber Serum

Gift her a sweet necklace she'll never want to take off. 

Visit us in the shop for more ideas! Happy Mother's Day!

Christian and Daisy

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 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!