June 1st makes it official: it is wedding season on Cape Cod! Whether you scored only one invite or a dozen you’re going to need a gift to help the happy couple get off to a good start. We highly recommend going “off-registry” for a gift and shopping local. Many people shy away from this option, but if the couple gets a something similar gifted to them from a department store, they can always return it for cash or something they maybe didn’t get. Shopping local means you will likely get your loved ones a higher quality and more unique and memorable item, and also invest in the Cape Cod economy.
So, where should you go to find such perfect-for-the-occasion gifts?
Our go to for small appliances and specialty kitchen gadgets is always Snow’s Home & Garden in Orleans and Harwich. It is hard not to find what every bride and groom need for a starter home. For beautiful linens and tabletop, we love Design Works on Route 6A in Yarmouthport. Margo’s in Osterville has everything for making a house a home from small rugs to glassware to picture frames.
You can also find home décor like wall art and throw pillows at Fresh Interiors in West Dennis. And the newly expanded gift section at the Hyannis location of Puritan Cape Cod has perfect keepsakes like serving platter, frames, and books that can be engraved to help the happy couple remember their day.
Are you getting married, and want to make sure your guests purchase gifts at locally owned shops? Registry sites such as Zola, My Registry, Simple Registry, and Blueprint Registry allow you to add items from any business that has an online presence!