Best Place to Buy a Hostess Gift

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St. NE
Whimsical cups, coffee table-worthy cookbooks, exquisite condiments, and too-cute wooden spoons round out the stock at Salt & Sundry, the anchor retail shop at Union Market. There’s an air of fancy but no whiff of pretension to the store’s offerings, making them the perfect present for the friend who’s having you over for short ribs. And for the dinner guest of lesser means: Salt & Sundry will soon be launching a salt bar, where you can snag a few Pacific sea salt crystals as a small, classy token for your host.