Etsy + 23 Alternative Places to Register

Searching for a gift selection that's a little more unique? Register at one of our online favorites.
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Our perfect registry formula has a little of everything, from big department stores to quirky specialty retailers. The ease of online shopping means that these otherwise lesser-known boutiques are now within your registry reach. Take a look at some of our favorite online registry sites and think beyond the usual linens-and-china registries. We've even highlighted a few of our favorite picks at each shop—we couldn't resist. These stylish sites will have your guests clicking and shipping in no time.

AllModern

An offshoot of home goods mecca Wayfair, AllModern has a wide selection of items with–you guessed it–a modern flair.

Standout Pick: This marble cutting board is too pretty to store in the cabinet. Marble Pastry Cutting Board, $54

Amazon

Many couples forget about registering with the online retailing giant, which has everything (and we mean everything!) you can imagine.

Standout Pick: The garden gets a modern update with a fabric-covered expandable hose in black. 50' Gorilla Hose, $60

Anthropologie

Just like their clothes, Anthropologie's home section is filled with whimsical and eclectic goods.

Standout Pick: This oversize ottoman doubles as a coffee table and comes in 13 colors. Velvet Edlyn Ottoman, $798, store exclusive.

Best Buy‎

The store's wide tech offerings are sure to fill any and all of your electronic needs.

Standout Pick: This little device connects your TV to wifi and allows for streaming of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and more. Roku 3 Streaming Player, $90

Bottlenotes

Wanting to stock up on vino? Search by varietals, price and wineries to find your ideal bottle.

Standout Pick: Just because the wedding is over doesn't mean you should stop celebrating. Thienot Rose, $53

Card Avenue

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options gift registries offer, save yourself some sleep and pick a gift card instead.

Standout Pick: Restaurant and movie theater gift cards make for an instant date night.

CB2

This online registry destination is the more modern and colorful sister site to Crate and Barrel.

Standout Pick: A collection of sleek, easy-to-grip bath accessories will add a graphic statement to your bathroom. Rubber Coated Black Bath Accessories, $4-20

Container Store

The Container Store is sure to have the solution to whatever organizing dilemma you might have from space-saving storage to junk-drawer management.

Standout Pick: Who says laundry baskets have to be boring? Ninfea Laundry Hamper by Guzzini, $99

Dwell Studio

Dwell's online store is full of modern, unique and high-quality pieces, including everything from large furniture to table objets.

Standout Pick: These delicate glass hurricanes would be pretty on any tablescape. Glass Oriel Hurricane, $95-155

Etsy

Vintage housewares and one-of-a-kind pieces are the bread and butter of Etsy, a marketplace perfect if you're looking to fill your registry with unique finds.

Standout Pick: A bright, handmade ceramic serving dish is a fun addition to your dinnerware arsenal. Modern Serving Platter, $30

Fishs Eddy

Fishs Eddy has a solid mix of quirky, printed and basic kitchenwares.

Standout Pick: A jadeite stand is a chic way to show off cakes, pies or any other goodies you might whip up. Cake Stand Jadeite 10", $83

Global Table

As its name suggests, the store stocks every type of tableware you can think of–many of which are in bright colors and designs.

Standout Pick: Multicolor hues would be a fun update to the usual clear drinking glass. Italian Glass Tumbler, $12 each

Gracious Home

Classic and luxurious homewares are sold here, from basic bedding to travel essentials.

Standout Pick: Newgate's throwback wall clock will lend a subtle vintage vibe to a room. Newgate Brixton Wall Clock, $150

Jonathan Adler

Wacky ceramics, tongue-in-cheek pillows and splashy decor items fill the interior designer's online store.

Standout Pick: This minimalist pair of salt and pepper shakers are perfect for the new Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Muse Salt & Pepper Shakers, $48

La Terrine

Their tablewares and linens in assorted colors and patterns are sure to make your registry list dinner party-teady.

Standout Pick: It's true–steak knives can be beautiful. Claude Dozorme Steak Knives, $180

Layla Grayce

Ladylike furniture, decor and everything in between can be found here.

Standout Pick: A ginger jar-inspired vase is always a classic addition to a home. Bungalow 5 Summer Square Vase, $238

MoMA Store

The Museum of Modern Art's popular gift shop stocks vibrant and design-conscious pieces, particularly for the kitchen.

Standout Pick: A sleek ice bucket–complete with a built-in optical illusion–is just the thing you'll need for entertaining guests in your new home. Ice Bucket, $89, store exclusive

REI

Spend more time outdoors or traveling than in the kitchen? Head to REI, a popular outdoor supplier for camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities.

Standout Pick: Eagle Creek's power adapter charges nearly every type of electronic and works in more than 150 countries. Eagle Creek USB Universal Travel Adapter Pro, $60

Sur La Table

Find a complete collection of cool cook's tools, from basic to gourmet. Their retail locations offer cooking classes too!

Standout Pick: Le Creuset's popular pots come in a handful of sizes and happy colors. Le Creuset Signature Soleil Round French Ovens, $130-649

Tiffany and Co.

While the retailer is best known for their jewelry, they also have a beautiful collection of swanky barware and sil.ver

Standout Pick: Give your cheese board a high class feel with this elegant cutlery. Lotus Cheese Serving Set, $300

Uncommon Goods

Funky designs and innovative decorating are its trademark. Home décor, dining ware, and office gadgets are especially unique.

Standout Pick: Choose from 27 major cities around the world–be it the city you met in, fell in love in, or will live in–to add a little something special to your couch or bed. Hand Embroidered City Pillows, $168

Viva Terra

They work with artisans from all over the world to bring elegant, eco-friendly products to a mainstream audience.

Standout Pick: Made from recycled materials, this Moroccan pendant lamp is both pretty and environmentally conscious. Small Hanging Lamp, $198

West Elm

Modern, hip pieces for all rooms of the home can be found at West Elm, the sister brand to Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Ba.rn

Standout Pick: Add a monogram or last name to this warm-hued throw for a personal touch. Reversible Border Stripe Throw, $49

Williams-Sonoma

The store's massive selection of classic, quality products will inspire kitchen newbies and foodies alike.

Standout Pick: A monogrammed decanter would be a fabulous addition to your bar cart. Spirit Decanter, $49.95.

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