We are riding wedding registry week right onto this week too with just a few more posts for you! We did this post with a few DC area places to register for your wedding, now we want to follow it up with even more local options. Don’t get me wrong, I love Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and I practically live in Target, but if you’re looking for something different outside the traditional registry stores in the Washington DC area, here are a few great, local places to consider!
Crème de la Crème
Specialty pottery, table linens and home accessories
This specialty gift and home accessories boutique located in Charlottesville (with locations in Leesburg and Middleburg, too!) specializes in French and Italian pottery, linens, and feature unique pieces from Europe, Asia, and the United States. To learn more about setting up a gift registry, contact the store at (434) 296-7018 or email@example.com.
Artisanal oils, vinegars, and sea salts
Talk about a creative registry! Sapore has a collection of artisanal oils, vinegars and sea salts that are a must-have for your married home pantry. Additionally, they offer serving dishes and a wide collection of specialty foods as well. You’ll also want to take a look at their cusom bottle labels if you’re looking for fun guest favors or for some goodies for wedding welcome bags. For more information on Sapore’s wedding registry, contact Renee at (202) 544-4133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Happy Cook
Cookware, cutlery, glass and more
You can stock up on all your cooking and baking ware needs with The Happy Cook, a one-stop-shop for kitchen gadgets in Charlottesville, Virginia. Guests are able to purchase gifts online or in store, and can also take advantage of free (yes, free!) gift wrapping and storage service for late pick-up. As a “thank you” for registering, The Happy Cook offers you a gift certificate of 10% of the value of the gifts purchased from your registry so you can treat yourself later! For more info about setting up a gift registry, contact the store at (434) 977-2665 or email@example.com.
Italian ceramics, pottery and dinnerware
A charming piece of Italy right in the heart of St. Michaels, Maryland, where do I sign up? Simpatico offers customers a wide range of personally selected, and not to mention gorgeous artisan products directly imported from Italy, many of which are exclusively sold through Simpatico. Also to consider: the ceramic hand-painted ceramic wine toppers that make for sunning wedding favors. To find out more or set up a registry appointment, contact Mary Louise at (410) 745-0345.
Home furnishings and antiques
This unique specialty shop in Alexandria features home furnishings, as well as gifts and accessories for the home such as silver, china and other antique items. Reunions tracks what is bought off your registry list and also provides wrapping and shipping services. For more on the wedding gift registry process, contact Barbara at (703-931-8161) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary home furnishings
Urban Country Designs is a luxury home furnishings and interior design store located in Bethesda, It addition to furniture, Urban Country also offers gifts, accessories, lighting, bedding, jewelry, fashion accessories, baby gifts, and bath products. Contact the store for more information of gift registry at (301) 654-0500 or email@example.com, or set up a registry online here.
Handmade, imported French and Italian ceramics
A Mano, a boutique shop in Georgetown, has assembled a collection of the most unique, handmade items available. Store founder Adam Mahr frequently travels through Europe and returns with the unique handmade, imported French and Italian ceramics, lines and other decorative accessories. A sales associate will help make gift selection easy and simple, keeping in mind things like future availability of patterns, your current style, and past shopping preferences. To learn more about the wedding gift registry process, give them a call at (202) 298-7200 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
What are your favorite local go-to’s for wedding gifts? Better yet, where are you going to register for your wedding? Don’t forget to check out this other list of local places to register in the Washington DC area. In the meantime, check out our past posts on wedding registry. And, check out our list of the best wedding vendors in the Washington, DC area.