Our Story

Greater Goods offers affordable luxuries with a charitable twist. Located in the popular Eat Street neighborhood of Minneapolis, this cozy little shop founded by husband-and-wife team Lauren and Joel Gryniewski features unique cards and gifts from around the world. It’s also the flagship store of our very own stationery brands, Old Tom Foolery and Modern Lore.

We’re also proud to give back a portion of our proceeds to a different local organization each year. Our 2014 donation was awarded to the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), helping provide scholarships for low-income kids and teens participating in MCAD's Summer Youth Art ProgramOur 2015 donation went to our nonprofit neighbor St. Stephen's Human Services in support of its mission to end homelessness. In 2016, our donation will go to the South Minneapolis-based Walk-In Counseling Center, which provides free, anonymous mental health counseling to anyone who walks through its doors.