Past & Present Antiques & Gifts is an exceptional shopping experience, offering an eclectic array of antiques, décor and giftware. Located in Waseca, MN we’ve been serving our loyal patrons and the Southern Minnesota markets of Mankato, Owatonna, Janesville, Albert Lea and the surrounding areas since 1997. Our professionalism and years of experience provide valuable knowledge, while our light-heartedness and passion for antiques and unique products make us a memorable, must-stop destination.
At Past & Present Antiques & Gifts we strive to create a cheerful atmosphere in a peaceful environment, allowing you to search for that one item that speaks to you. Whether you’re looking for antique furniture, decorating ideas or seasonal items, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye when you come to Past & Present Antiques & Gifts. Contact us for answers to any questions you may have, we’d enjoy hearing from you.
About Our History
As an antique mall and gift shop rolled into one, our store is as unique as the items found in it. Our building is actually Waseca’s old service station, where residents and travelers would come for auto service and meet as a gathering place. Now the service station has been repurposed into one of the area’s most unique retail stores.
In 1997, we proudly opened the old service station as Past & Present Antiques & Gifts with 4,000 square feet. In 2001, with our growing business, we expanded, adding another 1,000 square feet to our retail venue. Today, our front rooms serve as a gift shop, catering to your individual gift giving and decorating needs, while the back room provides an abundance of antique treasures.
Our primary focus has always been antiques and gifts. We’ve adapted with economic changes and retail trends to keep current. We offer a unique and inspirational shopping experience, but still, maintain our roots in antiques and gifts.