You believe that the products you give and receive connect you to people, places, emotions and memories.
You believe it matters who makes those products. So do I!
Hi, I’m Jess Gebauer, the Owner and Founder of Krysset. It’s awesome to meet you… I think we have a lot in common!
Our brand new Gallery & Shop is now open in Yardley, PA at 45 E. Afton Ave.
I'm so excited to be part of Yardley's bustling business community!
By shopping small, you make an impact far greater than yourself. You’re supporting someone’s dream, giving or receiving a unique product that’s made with love, dedication, and hard work and you’re signaling to the world that you care about the impact you have on the people around you.
That's why every item at Krysset is made and designed by a small business, artist, designer, or maker in the United States or Canada.
I'm really passionate about creatively made, local, independent, handmade and small batch products. When you step into Krysset, you'll immediately feel "this is something special."
Each item at Krysset is hand selected to create a connection between the people and places we love and the people behind the product.
Take a moment to close your eyes and picture an object in your home that evokes an emotion or reminds you of something, somewhere or someone you love.
What’s the object? What do you remember? How does it make you feel?
… Maybe it reminds you of your kids when they were young.
You can see their faces smudged in chocolate ice cream on a sunny summer day, tongues sticking out trying to catch the last drop before it slides down their grubby chins. Everyone is smiling and happy.
… Maybe it reminds you of a special time in your life, a friend or partner who’s always there for you or even reminds you to stop and enjoy the little things every day.
Coffee mugs are a big one for me. I choose a mug every morning based on how I’m feeling.
A mug my mom gave me is my favorite. It's handmade and painted with a sea design in happy, bright colors. When I use it, I feel closer to my family and the town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where they live. I can smell the salty, pine-sweet air and hear the ospreys calling.
Another mug I have reminds me of a trip I took to the West Coast with my husband,Tom.
We had just bought our first home when Tom unexpectedly lost his job.
A few months into job hunting, he got an interview in Seattle and I decided to tag along to explore an opportunity in Bend, Oregon.
I bought this particular mug on a pit stop at an idyllic little coffee shop while driving from Bend to Seattle in the cheapest rental car I could find. It smelled like cigarettes and was missing a mirror (which may have been my fault but that’s for another time).
Every time I use that mug, I remember how scared Tom and I were to lose our home but also how strong we were to get through it together. It reminds me to take chances and continue to find myself even in the unknown.
I can even see the trees in the Oregon forest and feel the warm wind in my face as the road ebbs and flows beneath me over mountains going North to Seattle.
We stayed in a one room cottage. The bed was tucked in an alcove and above was a skylight where branches tapped as the rain ran down the glass.
No single picture can capture all that but a simple coffee mug brings it all back. It's like falling into a pool of memory where one detail is attached to another.
And that’s why I started Krysset; because it’s not just a coffee mug. It's comfort, joy, memory, and meaning - from one person to another.
Krysset is at the crossroads and together, we can make an impact in the lives of the makers and takers of the products we use and see everyday.