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You've seen it all before: The same linens, the cute ceramic creamer, the well-regarded spatula. The usual Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel suspects aren't quite your vibe, yet guests will be eager to know where you registered. Step outside the box with one of these ten indie registries at boutiques around Boston. While some offer the ease of online management, others are maintained with a personal touch in store—and all of these retailers offer unique goods that can't be found on the mall store shelves.


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1. Abodeon

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1731 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-0137
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Abodeon has become a Cambridge institution with a mix of both new and modern home buys. From mid-century wood decor to functional Dutch and Bauhaus pieces, you'll find kitchenware, office goods, bar supplies and even Japanese charcoal toothbrushes. You can build and manage a registry on their website, or take advantage of the full in-store selection, as the staff will photograph your desired items and create a complete registry site just for you.

2. Didriks

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190 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-5700
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Another favorite across the Charles, the sister shop duo of Didriks and Local Root just upgraded its online registry system. If you head in-store, the staff will offer one-on-one assistance to work through their expansive selection of iittala glassware, Brahms Mount textiles, and All-Clad kitchen goods.

3. Good

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133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 722-9200
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Good owner Paul Niski and his knowledgable staff will happily guide shoppers through its registry process. Browse the store, determine quantities needed, and they'll check off items as they are purchased. Items of note include New England-made ceramics, wood and stone cutting boards, textured pillows, and hand-crafted furniture. Appointments are suggested.

4. KATE and THEO

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96 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 221-1915
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Though relatively an informal process, KATE and THEO welcomes couples to create a wishlist, which would then be managed to avoid duplicate purchases. Highlights include decorative boxes that look like shagreen but are actually ceramic, funky trays and bedside carafe sets, and colorful pillows—all priced reasonably while looking super luxe.
88 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 233-4912
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Beacon Hill gift specialist Noa speaks to established couples who have all the pots, pans, and Cuisinart they need. The shop's inventory is focused on New England makers. Register here if you're seeking distinctive artisan decor and wall art, most of which comes from indie New England makers.

6. Urban Grape

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303 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 250-2509
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Already own your dream bar cart essentials and cozy living room decor? Well then might we suggest Urban Grape's wine registry? Owner TJ Douglas will develop a wine list for couples suitable for both everyday drinking and entertaining, as well as aging for years to come. Guests can even personalize bottles given to you, and all the vino can be delivered upon return from your honeymoon.

7. Farm & Fable

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251 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-1110
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Abby Ruettgers offers up a tasty alternative to generic registry options, with an always rotating selection of vintage cookbooks and a core range of modern-day heirlooms sourced from Northeast artisans (think Brooklyn-made aprons, Rhode Island-built copper pots, and Maine-sourced oyster plates), ready to equip newlyweds and their kitchens.

8. Lekker

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1313 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-6464
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Is there any home good need that Lekker doesn't satisfy in gorgeous Scandinavian style? We think not. Set up a registry online and start adding bedding, furniture, kitchen tools, and flatware that guests will be excited to purchase in your honor.

9. Patch NYC

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46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 426-0592
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This South End treasure trove has worked informally with soon-to-be-wed couples by assisting their wishlist creation process and guiding friends to the right in-store buys from it. Shower-ready gifts include candles, a ceramics collaboration with Astier de Villatte, and quirky decor.

10. Michelle Willey Boutique

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8 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-6700
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If you've always wanted a home that looks like Michelle Willey's impeccably styled displays, perhaps your wedding is that opportunity. Manage and share your registry online while the boutique goes a step beyond with complimentary gift wrapping, local delivery service, and a 10% discount on any items remaining on your registry.

1. Abodeon

1731 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Abodeon has become a Cambridge institution with a mix of both new and modern home buys. From mid-century wood decor to functional Dutch and Bauhaus pieces, you'll find kitchenware, office goods, bar supplies and even Japanese charcoal toothbrushes. You can build and manage a registry on their website, or take advantage of the full in-store selection, as the staff will photograph your desired items and create a complete registry site just for you.
1731 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Didriks

190 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Another favorite across the Charles, the sister shop duo of Didriks and Local Root just upgraded its online registry system. If you head in-store, the staff will offer one-on-one assistance to work through their expansive selection of iittala glassware, Brahms Mount textiles, and All-Clad kitchen goods.
190 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Good

133 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Good owner Paul Niski and his knowledgable staff will happily guide shoppers through its registry process. Browse the store, determine quantities needed, and they'll check off items as they are purchased. Items of note include New England-made ceramics, wood and stone cutting boards, textured pillows, and hand-crafted furniture. Appointments are suggested.
133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

4. KATE and THEO

96 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Though relatively an informal process, KATE and THEO welcomes couples to create a wishlist, which would then be managed to avoid duplicate purchases. Highlights include decorative boxes that look like shagreen but are actually ceramic, funky trays and bedside carafe sets, and colorful pillows—all priced reasonably while looking super luxe.
96 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

5. Noa

88 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Beacon Hill gift specialist Noa speaks to established couples who have all the pots, pans, and Cuisinart they need. The shop's inventory is focused on New England makers. Register here if you're seeking distinctive artisan decor and wall art, most of which comes from indie New England makers.
88 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

6. Urban Grape

303 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Already own your dream bar cart essentials and cozy living room decor? Well then might we suggest Urban Grape's wine registry? Owner TJ Douglas will develop a wine list for couples suitable for both everyday drinking and entertaining, as well as aging for years to come. Guests can even personalize bottles given to you, and all the vino can be delivered upon return from your honeymoon.
303 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

7. Farm & Fable

251 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Abby Ruettgers offers up a tasty alternative to generic registry options, with an always rotating selection of vintage cookbooks and a core range of modern-day heirlooms sourced from Northeast artisans (think Brooklyn-made aprons, Rhode Island-built copper pots, and Maine-sourced oyster plates), ready to equip newlyweds and their kitchens.
251 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

8. Lekker

1313 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
Is there any home good need that Lekker doesn't satisfy in gorgeous Scandinavian style? We think not. Set up a registry online and start adding bedding, furniture, kitchen tools, and flatware that guests will be excited to purchase in your honor.
1313 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118

9. Patch NYC

46 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118
This South End treasure trove has worked informally with soon-to-be-wed couples by assisting their wishlist creation process and guiding friends to the right in-store buys from it. Shower-ready gifts include candles, a ceramics collaboration with Astier de Villatte, and quirky decor.
46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118

10. Michelle Willey Boutique

8 Union Park Street, Boston, MA 02118
If you've always wanted a home that looks like Michelle Willey's impeccably styled displays, perhaps your wedding is that opportunity. Manage and share your registry online while the boutique goes a step beyond with complimentary gift wrapping, local delivery service, and a 10% discount on any items remaining on your registry.
8 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118