8. Beautiful, Handcrafted Servingware

If you're going to register for the dining basics — servingware, dinnerware sets — why not be bold and skip the practical white plates that all of your friends have? Or at least ask for unique white plates... Find an artisan brand where quality and style are priorities and then register for pieces that will represent your true tastes and always make you smile.

Heath Ceramics has been around since 1948 and all products are handcrafted by artisans in the Bay Area — they get our vote. You can register directly through their website.

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