Good Company Home’s Mallary Carroll Picks 8 Gifts Under $100
The fashion designer and Austin retailer offers suggestions for hostess gifts to take to your next housewarming or holiday party
by Vanessa Blankenship
Photographs by Rochelle Abante
Mallary Carroll is making moves. The fashion designer and owner of Austin boutique Good Company recently opened a new home décor shop downtown on 12th Street. Good Company Home is stocked with gorgeous items including vintage and new furniture, rugs, glassware, pottery, gifts and accessories.
Shoppers will soon also get to check out Carroll’s upcoming apothecary line, which will include everything from scented candles to facial oils.
We asked Carroll, a fashion and design expert with more than 25 years of retail experience, about gift-giving. With the entertaining season right around the corner, Carroll has suggested eight beautiful and thoughtful products from her new shop that will make excellent host or hostess gifts. Everything she selected is under $100 so there’s no excuse to show up empty-handed at holiday or housewarming parties.
Carroll picked out luxurious scented candles, beautiful hand-carved wooden spoons from Tunisia for the kitchen or dining room, adorable and handy porcelain matchboxes and more. Any of these items would make your host happy and ensure you get invited back.
Check out Carroll’s full list below:
Night Space Candles, $72
“These fresh, scented candles are made of coconut and soy wax. My go-to whenever I need the perfect gift.”
Sobremesa Spoons, $20
“Made from olive wood, each spoon is hand-carved by artisans in Tunisia and has its own unique design with a smooth finish.”
Marfa Medicinals Salves, $58
“One hundred percent organic plant-based skincare made in Marfa, Texas, has easily become a part of my daily facial routine. It’s suited for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin.”
Good Company Small Square Pillows, $98
“We thoughtfully designed these pillows in the perfect neutral palette and made it effortless for anyone to add them to their home.”
Barter Sharing Bowls, $20 – $48
“Stoneware bowls, handmade in British Columbia, Canada, is one of our favorite bowl collections for gatherings and parties, which also makes for the perfect hostess gift. Very durable and will not stain.”
Candy Relics Vintage Matchboxes, $68
“Inspired by vintage prints found on actual matchboxes from Portland, Oregon. Not only are these porcelain matchboxes decorative, but it can also be used as a butter dish or store bathroom essentials such as Q-tips and cotton balls.”
Embroidered Tea Towels, $38
“Embroidered in house, we designed our Good Company tea towels with some of my favorite phrases to remind you that you’re in Texas!”
Jackson Pottery Planters, $18 – $28
“Love that each glazed planter has its own character, and no two pots are the same.”
Good Company Home is now open at 918 W. 12th Street.