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Toasters and blenders are so passé. Instead of using this gifting free-for-all to ask for kitchen appliances you probably will never use, why not fill your happy new home with functional—or at the very least, stylish—things from some of LA's coolest boutiques?

From minimalist-cool kitchenware at Tortoise to luxe decor by Cali design star Kelly Wearstler, below are 16 shops to consider for your registry that aren't department stores.—Additional reporting by Ashley Tibbits

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Amoeba Music

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Music-loving couples can set the tune for a blissful life together by registering at LA's favorite music shop. Stop by the Hollywood store to whip up your wish list.
This go-to for Scandinavian design offers an online gift registry. Both the shop and site are filled with homewares ranging from furniture to lighting, textiles, dining and kitchen accessories, as well as clothing, bags, jewelry and kid's items. Here, you will surely find distinctive items that you and your betrothed will love.

Ten Thousand Villages

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To fill your home with unique, handmade pieces with a story behind them, register at Ten Thousand Villages. The non-profit, fair trade boutique is stocked with home decor items, jewelry, art, textiles and tabletop pieces all made by artisans from around the world. Know that your feel-good gifts will help a good cause as proceeds improve the quality of life of the very artisans who crafted them. Create your registry online or in-store.

TENOVERSIX

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Fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories fill this artful boutique. Pay the shop a visit to fill you and your fianc&eacte;'s wish list with covetable designer duds from the likes of Acne, Alexander Wang, and Vena Cava.

New Stone Age

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For an eclectic mix of unusual gifts and accessories register at retro-chic home decor haven New Stone Age. Their team will assist discerning couples in filling their wish list with items from their carefully-curated collection of home goods, handmade jewelry and other treasures.

Des Kohan

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Des Kohan's wedding registry offers a selection of vintage and antique home accessories, including vases crafted by LA artisan Kelly Lamb, as well as custom wedding bands. As an insider perk for their clientele, the high-end boutique also crafts bespoke bridal gowns by teaming up with designers such as Juan Carlos Obando, who personally provides original sketches.

Heath Ceramics

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Offered both online and in-store Heath Ceramics' gift registry boasts beautifully designed home accessories and well-crafted tablewares that will serve as daily reminders of your special day.

Maison Midi

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Add charm to your home with French-style home accents and furniture by registering at American Rag Cie's adjoining little sister store, Maison Midi. This quaint, yet chic interior decor shop stocks pretty pieces for your kitchen, living room and outdoor patio. Register in-store or online here.

Z Gallerie

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Z Gallerie, known for its stylish and sleek mirrored furnishings, is a wildly popular go-to for home decor goods. From furniture for every room to bedding, rugs, tabletop items and jewelry boxes, they've got it all. Add your favorite finds to your wish list on their online-only registry.

Alchemy Works

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Although this Arts District gallery/shop/event space doesn't offer an official online registry or gift card options, store staff will gladly help wedding guests to pick the perfect present for their favorite bohemian-modern couple. Due to the one-of-the-kind nature of its inventory (the shop stocks a variety of vintage finds alongside locally-designed textiles, limited-edition art, and more) it can be tricky to curate an in-store list for guests to choose from, but the boutique is still open to working with soon-to-be-wed shoppers depending on their needs.

Kelly Wearstler Flagship

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Known for infusing some of the most stylish Stateside hotels with her raw and refined aesthetic, the Cali design powerhouse offers her range of luxury objets d'art, statement-making furniture, wallpaper, textiles, and more luxe lifestyle goods. If you can't hole up forever in Wearstler-designed staycation spots like SaMo's Viceroy or Beverly Hills's Avalon Hotel, why not deck out your and your SO's abode like one? Create a registry online here, or pay a visit to the store to work directly with staff.

Tortoise General Store

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Pretty much LA's very own indie Muji, this modern Japanese home goods boutique on Abbot Kinney is filled with minimalist kitchenware, textiles, decor, and tea and coffee accoutrements for even the most advanced caffeinated couples. Try not to add one of everything to your wedding registry (available online here and be sure to make your way out the back into Tortoise, the boutique's sister shop that offers handmade vases and art by talents both local and abroad. [Photo]

A + R La Brea

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Adorn your new abode with charmingly bright modern furnishings by registering at this color-happy emporium. Select homewares from their well-edited, carefully-sourced collection, which includes everything from furniture to kitchen necessities, tabletop essentials, office goods, lighting, rugs, jewelry and much more. Craft your wishlist here. [Photo]

Registry & Atelier: Broome St. General Store

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Located just across the street from one our favorite Silver Lake spots, Broome Street General Store, this high-end homewares boutique that shares the same owners is more edited, focused, and exclusive than its sister store. Judiciously stocked with such items as Mud Australia porcelain goods (a demitasse cup and saucer goes for $63 but dang they're pretty!), Mauviel copper and stainless cookware, and Artiga pillows, the shop currently operates as both a standard retail space (for walk in customers) as well as a venue for private gift registry selection by appointment. [Photo: Ashley Tibbits]
If "cool" and "contemporary" are words you'd use to describe your taste, consider registering with this eclectic boutique where you'll find modernist designed kitchen wares and decorative items and the coolest cookbooks (among other gadgets and goodies) to get your domestic new lives off to a great start. The shop (which also has a Silver Lake location) allows for gift registry on their website here. [Photo]

Skylight Books

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For literary couples, toaster ovens and hand mixers might not be nearly as desirable as getting a fully stocked library to celebrate their union. For that sort, one of LA's best independent book stores offers a unique solution. Sign up for an account via their website and create a wish list by browsing inventory and simply clicking the "wish list" option for each item you covet. Guests are able to search your selection without having to sign up for membership. [Photo]

Amoeba Music

Music-loving couples can set the tune for a blissful life together by registering at LA's favorite music shop. Stop by the Hollywood store to whip up your wish list.

Huset

This go-to for Scandinavian design offers an online gift registry. Both the shop and site are filled with homewares ranging from furniture to lighting, textiles, dining and kitchen accessories, as well as clothing, bags, jewelry and kid's items. Here, you will surely find distinctive items that you and your betrothed will love.

Ten Thousand Villages

To fill your home with unique, handmade pieces with a story behind them, register at Ten Thousand Villages. The non-profit, fair trade boutique is stocked with home decor items, jewelry, art, textiles and tabletop pieces all made by artisans from around the world. Know that your feel-good gifts will help a good cause as proceeds improve the quality of life of the very artisans who crafted them. Create your registry online or in-store.

TENOVERSIX

Fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories fill this artful boutique. Pay the shop a visit to fill you and your fianc&eacte;'s wish list with covetable designer duds from the likes of Acne, Alexander Wang, and Vena Cava.

New Stone Age

For an eclectic mix of unusual gifts and accessories register at retro-chic home decor haven New Stone Age. Their team will assist discerning couples in filling their wish list with items from their carefully-curated collection of home goods, handmade jewelry and other treasures.

Des Kohan

Des Kohan's wedding registry offers a selection of vintage and antique home accessories, including vases crafted by LA artisan Kelly Lamb, as well as custom wedding bands. As an insider perk for their clientele, the high-end boutique also crafts bespoke bridal gowns by teaming up with designers such as Juan Carlos Obando, who personally provides original sketches.

Heath Ceramics

Offered both online and in-store Heath Ceramics' gift registry boasts beautifully designed home accessories and well-crafted tablewares that will serve as daily reminders of your special day.

Maison Midi

Add charm to your home with French-style home accents and furniture by registering at American Rag Cie's adjoining little sister store, Maison Midi. This quaint, yet chic interior decor shop stocks pretty pieces for your kitchen, living room and outdoor patio. Register in-store or online here.

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie, known for its stylish and sleek mirrored furnishings, is a wildly popular go-to for home decor goods. From furniture for every room to bedding, rugs, tabletop items and jewelry boxes, they've got it all. Add your favorite finds to your wish list on their online-only registry.

Alchemy Works

Although this Arts District gallery/shop/event space doesn't offer an official online registry or gift card options, store staff will gladly help wedding guests to pick the perfect present for their favorite bohemian-modern couple. Due to the one-of-the-kind nature of its inventory (the shop stocks a variety of vintage finds alongside locally-designed textiles, limited-edition art, and more) it can be tricky to curate an in-store list for guests to choose from, but the boutique is still open to working with soon-to-be-wed shoppers depending on their needs.

Kelly Wearstler Flagship

Known for infusing some of the most stylish Stateside hotels with her raw and refined aesthetic, the Cali design powerhouse offers her range of luxury objets d'art, statement-making furniture, wallpaper, textiles, and more luxe lifestyle goods. If you can't hole up forever in Wearstler-designed staycation spots like SaMo's Viceroy or Beverly Hills's Avalon Hotel, why not deck out your and your SO's abode like one? Create a registry online here, or pay a visit to the store to work directly with staff.

Tortoise General Store

Pretty much LA's very own indie Muji, this modern Japanese home goods boutique on Abbot Kinney is filled with minimalist kitchenware, textiles, decor, and tea and coffee accoutrements for even the most advanced caffeinated couples. Try not to add one of everything to your wedding registry (available online here and be sure to make your way out the back into Tortoise, the boutique's sister shop that offers handmade vases and art by talents both local and abroad. [Photo]

A + R La Brea

Adorn your new abode with charmingly bright modern furnishings by registering at this color-happy emporium. Select homewares from their well-edited, carefully-sourced collection, which includes everything from furniture to kitchen necessities, tabletop essentials, office goods, lighting, rugs, jewelry and much more. Craft your wishlist here. [Photo]

Registry & Atelier: Broome St. General Store

Located just across the street from one our favorite Silver Lake spots, Broome Street General Store, this high-end homewares boutique that shares the same owners is more edited, focused, and exclusive than its sister store. Judiciously stocked with such items as Mud Australia porcelain goods (a demitasse cup and saucer goes for $63 but dang they're pretty!), Mauviel copper and stainless cookware, and Artiga pillows, the shop currently operates as both a standard retail space (for walk in customers) as well as a venue for private gift registry selection by appointment. [Photo: Ashley Tibbits]

REI

If "cool" and "contemporary" are words you'd use to describe your taste, consider registering with this eclectic boutique where you'll find modernist designed kitchen wares and decorative items and the coolest cookbooks (among other gadgets and goodies) to get your domestic new lives off to a great start. The shop (which also has a Silver Lake location) allows for gift registry on their website here. [Photo]

Skylight Books

For literary couples, toaster ovens and hand mixers might not be nearly as desirable as getting a fully stocked library to celebrate their union. For that sort, one of LA's best independent book stores offers a unique solution. Sign up for an account via their website and create a wish list by browsing inventory and simply clicking the "wish list" option for each item you covet. Guests are able to search your selection without having to sign up for membership. [Photo]