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Boston's Best Places To Shop For Wedding Gifts

Wedding season is upon us. And you know what that means? It's also wedding gift season. While most couples are careful to make registering for a wide variety of housewares part of their wedding duties, not every gift giver wants to just pick something off the list. Luckily, Boston has many great stores where you can find the best wedding gift for your closest family and friends.
photo credit: michelle willey's boutique

Michelle Willey
8 Union Park St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-6700

Michelle Willey, and her eponymous named store in the South End, are just what you need when wedding gift shopping in Boston. The store features an eclectic mix of home goods, clothing and gifts. But don't expect another cookie cutter housewares store. The shop is full of lovely little items that are fun, unique and sure to please the new couple. Owner Michelle Willey has a particular knack for helping you find the right item for the right couple.

Gracie Finn
(Photo from Facebook)

Gracie Finn
18 Union Park St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 357-0321

On the Gracie Finn website, it promises a shop filled with well-designed items that are both useful and amusing. And boy does it come through with its promise. This delightful little shop is filled with all of the small things that turn a house into a home – and that make great wedding gifts. Whether you're in the market for a touching piece of original art to adorn the newly married couple's walls or wonderful handmade bath products to pamper them, you can find them all here. Pop in to browse and you'll quickly see why.

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Ogusky Ceramics
(Photo credit: Ogusky Ceramics/Facebook)

Ogusky Ceramics
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

For a truly one-of-a-kind gift, handmade is the way to go. Orgusky Ceramics offers just that. Here, you'll get handmade, wood-fired ceramics that are both practical and artistic. Jeremy Orgusky is active in the local artisan community and can often be found at local art markets and crafts shows. But for added convenience, Ogusky also has an online Etsy shop where you can browse, shop and have your items shipped to you or directly to the happy newlyweds.

(Photo credit: Acquire/Facebook)

61 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 362-7380

Not all of the fabulous little boutiques for buying wedding gifts are located in the South End. Acquire is a North End shop with a lot of heart. This lovingly curated collection of antiques, home goods and unclassifiable items is a great place to look for gifts. The staff is very passionate about the beautiful items the store carries and can easily point you in the right direction if you give them a little hint as to what you're looking for.

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Luke Adams Gifting Co.
(Photo credit: Luke Adams Gifting Co./Facebook)

Luke Adams Gifting Co.
565 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(781) 241-3187

Luke Adams creates wonderful blown glass pieces of art that any bride would love to have in her house. He's also created an equally amazing store that features not just his own work but the unique high-quality work of many local and regional artisans. This makes Luke Adams Gifting Co. a one-of-a-kind sort of retail experience. It's easy to pick something that seems tailor made for the newly married couple in this gem of a shop.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at

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