Tis the season for holiday gatherings (and we’re big fans of those). Sipping cocktails and noshing with friends and family - what could be better?

With all the holiday parties on your calendar this season, it’s important to not forget about the host or hostess. While a bottle of wine is always an appreciated gesture, the North Loop is full of quaint shops bursting at the seams with unique gifts that’ll make you want to kick that bottle of wine to the curb. 

One of our favorite shops? The Foundry Home Goods  In addition to its dreamy atmosphere and adorable shop pups, the store is filled with simple, modest decor and home goods that your host or hostess will swoon over. Plus, the team at the Foundry couldn’t be more helpful in making suggestions for the perfect host or hostess gift.

Let’s be real - we want every single thing on the shelves at The Foundry Home Goods. But we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gifts to help you honor the host or hostess at your next gathering.


(1) Small beeswax pillar candle: $18 (2) Natural white 1/2’ width rope dog leash: $36  (3) White enamel kettle with top handle: $152 (4) August Fischer & Co Salvage Wood Cutting board (small): $30 (5) Jumbo beeswax pinecone: $22 (6) MacAusland wool lap blanket: $100 (7) Handmade vegan soap: $10 (8) Beeswax candlesticks: $8-$10 (9) Japanese sperm whale knife: $60