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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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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 Candles

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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!

LADY ALAMO Bags

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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! 

PLANT LOVER Pins

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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)!

MOM JUICE Wine Bags

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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

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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!

Wine Workshop with Barrel + Ink at gather

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Barrel + Ink is where wine meets design. Located in San Francisco Barrel + Ink is collaboration between local and international winemakers and designers creating non-traditional labels. Their limited edition wines are made in small batches of only 250 cases per release. They sell most of their wine online on their website striving to elevate the wine buying experience by allowing customers a behind the scenes look at both winemaker and design. Their bottles stand out as innovative and artistic. They've worked with artists like local, Jessica Hische, know for creating the eye catching Love postage stamp, as well as for designing countless book covers and even working with Wes Anderson. We love the idea of learning more about individual wine makers and celebrating artists so we decided to invite Barrel + Ink to gather.

Founder and CEO Corey Miller will be joining us in the shop on Thursday November 17th at 7p for our first ever wine workshop. We decided to make this class a wine tasting class for beginners and the intensely curious. Barrel + Ink targets the wine lover who might be intimated by his lack of viticulture knowledge but drawn to the ideas of using wine as a way to connect with people. Corey has an interesting perspective when it comes to wine as he has a passion for the science behind the making of it and has built a business from the ground up. His knowledge of wine makes for an educational and fun night.

We will start with a basic overview of the wine making process and a simple framework for tasting any wine blind and evaluating its basic components. Based on this knowledge, you will learn to identify clues about the kind of grape the wine was made from, its region of origin, and its age. You will leave the course with a simplified overview of an overly complicated topic and the confidence to taste and describe at even the snobbiest of holiday shindigs. 

Wine Tasting for Beginners and the Intensely Curious

Thursday November 17th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St, SF

$35- Sign up now!

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!