Gift Guide – Host with the Most | Union Market District
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Cotton & Reed

Cotton & Reed, 1330 5th St NE

Come and get that rum! Make the holidays a little easier with Cotton & Reed’s most seasonably appropriate bottle, Allspice Dram ($35). A half ounce at a time, Allspice Dram will enrich a wide variety of cocktails with a bit of sugar, a whole lot of spice and nearly everything nice. Like a fruit cake, just way better.

Ravenhook Bakehouse

Union Market, 1309 5th st NE 

Just in time for holiday party season, RavenHook Bakehouse has you covered with amazing host gifts, desserts for which you can take all the credit and beautifully packaged treats people will eat on the spot. Enter, the traditional German Christmas Stollen ($28, available after November 24). Chock full of almonds, brandied cherries, blueberries, apricots, figs and almond paste and topped with rum butter and fluffy powdered sugar, it’s a festive addition to any holiday breakfast or dessert table. Need a pie? No problem. Grab a Mile High Apple Pie or Texas Pecan Pie (available starting November 7 through December 25).

Jungle & Loom

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Plant papas and mamas rejoice! Jungle & Loom is home to lush plants, chic planters and a collection of vintage glassware from the 1920s-1970s. You’ll find the perfect gift for your best friend with a green thumb who talks to their plants like you talk to your dog (or your kids).
4” and 6” Planters ($38 and $68)
Stacking planters in Mini, Short and Tall ($34, $80 and $100)
Vintage glassware collection (Prices vary)
Potted plant collection (Prices vary)

La Jambe

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Expand your French palate with La Jambe’s charcuterie board starter kit ($59), which comes with a charcuterie book, cheese board, French jam and baguette to build your own board à la maison. Add artisan honey, prosciutto and a bottle of fortified wine from Le Jambe’s extensive selection. It’s the perfect gift for your hard-to-impress Francophile BFF, snag a slam-dunk host gift or simply imagine yourself in the City of Lights.

Salt & Sundry

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Salt & Sundry has been our go-to gift destination for 10 years, with delicate glassware, earthy ceramics, seasonal candles, jewelry, children’s toys, textiles and paper goods from over 200 independent makers and designers. Box up a set of 202 etched rocks glasses ($22) for your first-time homebuyer friend, gift your coven mates an aura affirmation card deck ($40) and level up your bar cart game (and ward off evil spirits) with standout evil eye cocktail picks ($24).


Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Say it with us: forty layers of flaky filo layered with butter and pistachios and soaked in sweet syrup. Sospeso‘s authentic Turkish double pistachio baklava will change your life, one piece at a time. (Box of 9 pieces, $25)

Souk by the Sweet Lobby

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

A long-time favorite of celebrated haute-pâtissiers of France, Soukby The Sweet Lobby whips up mouth-watering macarons in unique flavors like fig balsamic, vanilla violet, early grey and chai. Gift a box ($34 for 10, $62 for 20) of macarons to that special someone or ship nationwide.


Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

How do you make Puddin’s Brown Butter Bourbon Bread Pudding ($9) even better? You add pumpkin spice to it. Pick up a container, bring it to your holiday dinner and watch the compliments roll in.