Everything and everyone a Boston bride needs to know
Custom hand-painted wood cake topper, $60, DSMeeBee.
Working on your registry wish list?
We asked staffers to dish on their most noteworthy wedding gifts for a little inspiration.
Mariposaâ€™s â€śString of Pearlsâ€ť wavy bowl. Itâ€™s so pretty, and great for entertaining. â€” Reagan Driscoll, Senior Account Executive
$139, Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9100, shrevecrumpandlow.com.
A giant Le Creuset stock pot. Soups are a snap â€” and even more fun to make in a candy-colored vessel like this one. â€” Courtney Hollands, Senior Lifestyle Editor, Boston ?magazine
$100, Macyâ€™s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000, macys.com.
Kate Spade appetizer plates. When I have friends over, I usually stick to cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres. The plates add the perfect pop to the table, and the color makes me happy! â€” Danielle Duane, Account Executive
$80, Macyâ€™s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000, macys.com.
Our old suitcases were practically falling apart, so a set of fresh luggage really came in handy for the honeymoon. â€” Brittany Jasnoff, Managing Editor
Victorinox â€śAvolveâ€ť 22-inch expandable carry-on, $540, bloomingdales.com.
I didnâ€™t register for it, but was totally thrilled when I got an ice cream maker (plus a recipe book) from a friend as a gift. It was a great surprise. Who doesnâ€™t love ice cream? â€” Janelle Nanos, Senior Editor, Boston? magazine
$130, Macyâ€™s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000, macys.com.
A complete set of OXO kitchen utensils, which are useful, of course, but are great because they came from good friends. â€” Matthew Reed Baker, Research and Arts Editor, Boston ?magazine
$7â€“$19, Sur la Table, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-244-0213, surlatable.com.
This Fenton hobnail cake plate was a gift from my mother-in-law, so it has sentimental value. I plan on passing it to my daughter when she gets married â€” Chin Wang, Design Director
$55â€“$95, Devonia Antiques, 15 Charles St., Boston, 617-523-8313, devonia-antiques.com.
My KitchenAid mixer! It was on my registry, but no one bought it, so my husband got it for me for our first anniversary. I use it all the time. Nothing whips egg whites better or makes mashed potatoes faster. â€” Donna Garlough, Executive Editor
$375, Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com.
A WĂĽsthof 7-inch Santoku knife. We use it every day, for just about every meal we make. â€” Patrick Doyle, Executive Editor, Boston ?magazine
$200, Williams-Sonoma, Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-3080, williams-sonoma.com.
Cash. To quote Parks and Recreation, everything else is â€śkindling on the divorce bonfire.â€ť â€” Casey Lyons, Associate Editor, Boston ?magazine
A Buffalo-plaid Connecticut blanket. I love gifts that are local to New England, or to the place where youâ€™re getting married. We use it every day. â€” Courtney Hollands, Senior Lifestyle Editor, ?Boston magazine
$60â€“$200, Kindred Crossings Farm, 868 route 32, North Franklin, CT, 860-642-4243, kindredcrossingsfarm.com.
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