Present Perfect

Feather your nest with these unique finds, all from local shops with online or in-store registries.


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey. Styling by Lysa Pelletier/Team.

Handmade from borosilicate glass, these delicate textured glasses by Roost can hold celebratory champers or blooms from your sweetie—and they’re dishwasher safe. $10 each, Acquire.


Iconic jewelry store Shreve, Crump & Low may be known for its gurgling cod pitchers—they sell 3,600 each year—but this sterling silver lobster from Buccellati has an equal amount of New England charm. $25,500, Shreve, Crump & Low.


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey. Styling by Lysa Pelletier/Team.

Here’s something to tweet about. Continuing a 40-plus-year-old tradition, Finnish designer Oiva Toikka offers a variety of uniquely beautiful blown-glass birds. $105–$1,435 each, Didriks.


Add richness to every meal with Mepra’s “Due Ice Oro” flatware. The gold-brushed utensils look elegant, but are tough enough for daily use. $115 for a five-piece set, Lekker home.


Designed by Jens Quistgaard in the ’70s, these vintage two-in-one salt shakers and pepper grinders are a throwback to groovier times. $125 each, Abodeon.


Photograph courtesy of Simon Pearce

Named after a Vermont town, Simon Pearce’s “Barre” vases are true New England keepsakes. For best results, fill with fresh flowers and place on a sunny windowsill. $65–$160, Simon Pearce.


Photograph by Reilley Design

Give an otherwise neutral sitting area a distinctive touch with these handmade silk-and-wool Tibetan throw pillows from Michelle Willey. $440 each, Michelle Willey.


Photograph courtesy of Ogusky Ceramics

Each mug, bowl, and plate in Jamaica Plain potter Jeremy Ogusky’s dinnerware sets is handmade and unique. Complement your new dishes with a coordinating sugar bowl and teapot. $134 for a four-piece place setting, Ogusky Ceramics.


Give guests a preview of dinner before it reaches the table with this playful porcelain baker from Revol. Crafted from a non porous formula developed in 18th-century France, its sleek finish is stain and nick resistant. $70, Reflections.


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey. Styling by Lysa Pelletier/Team.

Diseño’s Patagonia stool, crafted from lenga wood and South American sheepskin, is as artistic as it is functional. $349, Diseño Boston.


Photograph by Brian Samules

In Slavic culture, bread is associated with hospitality. Sign newlyweds up for Pain D’Avignon’s “Bread of the Month club” and help them welcome guests with a steady flow of seasonal favorites—Irish soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day and focaccia buns for May barbecues—delivered right to their door. $500 for 12 months, Pain d’Avignon.


Alessi’s “Anna Gong” folding stainless steel cake stand—which can be open to display baked goods or closed as counter art—is a distinctive centerpiece (and conversation starter) for a new kitchen. $270, Bliss Home.


Photograph by Scott M. Lacey. Styling by Lysa Pelletier/Team.

Skilled weavers have been crafting Le Jacquard Français linens in the company’s Gérardmer, France, workshop for more than 100 years. The carefully detailed towels, cloths, and napkins add whimsy to any table. $88 for four napkins; $25 for one tea towel, Mimi.

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