2015 Winner: Alternative Registries

Fewer couples need the registry staples of yesteryear. Besides, who wants an eighth spatula? What they can do is toast a new union with a fine glass of vino from Central Bottle or the Urban Grape’s registries. Other couples are opting for more personal wish lists for, say, camping gear or cookbooks, or even choosing to highlight a favorite charitable cause: Animal lovers can ask their nearest and dearest for contributions to local shelters such as PAWS New England or the MSPCA.

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