Best Places In Seattle To Shop For Wedding Gifts

June 10, 2014 5:00 AM

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Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest and that means summer wedding season is just around the corner. For the most part, the days of wedding registries filled with 12-piece sets of bone china, silver flatware and gravy boats are gone. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other luxuries you can shower the happy couple with in celebration of their new start in life. Here are several niche retailers that offer superior customer service and a wonderful selection of gifts certain to delight the newlyweds.
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Jolly Times Cook Book from Book Larder (Credit, Jenise Silva)

Book Larder

4252 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 397-4271

Give the love birds the gift of great taste. Who doesn’t love a great meal? And any meal is made more satisfying if you know you made it with your own two hands. Book Larder has all of the resources a couple needs to get started in the kitchen or take their culinary game up a notch. This charming Fremont cookbook store has an incredible selection of cooking tomes old and new and also hosts local and internationally acclaimed writers and chefs for readings and culinary classes.

Watson Kennedy
1022 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 652-8350

Some couples don’t care if their housewares and home accessories are commonplace, while others like to set themselves apart by adorning their homes with handcrafted and unique items. If your newlyweds fall in the latter category, look no further than Watson Kennedy to help them make their house a home. Ted Kennedy Watson and his team take special care to curate a shop full of only the most well-made, great looking and delightful objects including fine art, cocktail gear, linens and more. You might even walk out with a special something for yourself.

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Fat Cork (Credit, Jenise Silva)

Fat Cork
111 W. John St., Suite 136A
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 257-1730

The happy couple is bound to have champagne at the wedding ceremony, but how likely are they to splurge on it after the honeymoon is over? Everybody loves champagne but couples often think of it as a luxury or feel too intimidated to select just the right bottle for a celebration. Give the newlyweds a head start and gift them a bottle or two of Fat Cork’s exceptional small batch grower champagnes. Even better, gift them the gift that keeps on giving in the form of a FC Champagne Club which ensures two or three bottles of bubbly will be delivered to their doorstep every other month. As a bonus, FC members receive exclusive invites to ‘pick-up parties’ featuring limited release Champagne and food pairings.

Where the couple has registered

Want to play it safe and make certain you are gifting the happy couple exactly what they want? Most couples will have a pretty extensive registry with a national retailer like Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Target, Tiffany & Co or Pottery Barn. And Seattle-based couples often register with hometown retailer Nordstrom or Sur La Table, both of whom have flagship stores in the downtown core. Happy shopping!

Jenise Silva is a freelance writer in Seattle who has studied culinary, visual and performing arts. She penned the financial planning guide Women & Money, and has been writing about food and the arts for a number of years. Her work can be found at

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