New Gift Registry Alternative

Pottery by Matthew Krousey. All photos courtesy of Gather Art Registry.

Wedding season is upon us, and chances are you have at least one celebration to attend this summer. But buying a wedding gift from a registry can sometimes take the fun out of shopping for someone you love. Fortunately, a new business is offering a fresh take on the time-saving tradition. Local ceramicist Anna Metcalfe and her business partners launched Gather Art Registry for weddings, anniversaries, and baby showers to offer a local artisanal alternative to giants such as Target and Crate & Barrel. Product categories span home décor and furnishings, jewelry, paintings, photography, and prints from Minnesota artists and makers. Highlights include Japanese-style, shibori-dyed linens, laser-engraved wood coasters and earrings, and tea towels hand-printed with original illustrations, including whimsical bunnies, bugs, and birds. Gather replicates the ease of registries at big-box retailers, but helps the gift-giver feel like they’re making a more thoughtful, personalized choice.

Table Runner by Indigo & Snow

Tea Towels by Laura Corcoran