Gifts For Your Leading Ladies*
There’s nothing like having the support of your nearest and dearest on your wedding day! Whether you’re hopping down to the courthouse for an intimate “I do” or you’re sailing to a destination wedding with all the bells and whistles, it’s the people, not the venue or the flowers that make the day special. If you’ve chosen a team of bridesmaids or attendants to stand with you while you say your vows, it’s so important to let them know how grateful you are.
So we’ve rounded up twelve of our favorite bridesmaids gift ideas that your besties will love. Some offer customization options, some are consumable, and others are gifts they’ll use for years to come. If gifting isn’t in the budget, writing them a meaningful, heartfelt note makes a lasting impact. Either way, let’s raise a glass to the people who have our backs on our best (and worst) days!
* Bridesmaids come in all shapes, sizes, orientations, and gender identities. Whoever stands by your side on your big day, we celebrate them!
1. Sway & Flutter Earrings | 31 Bits
Whether you’re adorning your friends for your wedding day, or just want to gift them a little wearable memory, these earrings are a lasting way to show your gratitude. These beauties are made using traditional techniques by fairly-paid artisans who have access to a global market.
Shop | $32
2. Shimmer Scrub | Frank Body
Gift your leading ladies something they’ll appreciate before, during, and after the whirlwind of the big day. This scrub from Frank Body is 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, and leaves an ethereal shimmer for glowing, healthy skin.
Shop | $19.95
3. Katie M Mudd Blush + Confetti Mug | Made Trade
I’ve spent many hours with my closest girlfriends sipping coffee, sharing advice, and supporting one another through life’s biggest changes. Bring back those memories with this darling confetti mug that’s handmade by a ceramic artist in Portland, Oregon.
Shop | $50
4. Customizable Market Bag | Apolis
Custom gifts are all the rage, and Apolis’s customizable market bag is a treasure that will last a lifetime. These ultra-functional bags are handcrafted by women in Bangladesh who earn Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.
Shop | $68
5. Be My Bridesmaid Candle | The Little Market
Support women while you’re calling on your own support network for your big day. These cute coconut-based candles from The Little Market are hand-poured by refugee women in the United States. Plus, they’re customizable!
Shop | $34
6. Sweet Tooth Gift Collection | Theo Chocolate
Tell your friends that they’re the sweetest with this chocolate gift collection from Theo Chocolate. Organic and Fair For Life, this chocolate set includes five Theo favorites that are perfect for a little everyday indulgence.
Shop | $14.99
7. Initial Necklace | Starfish Project
Another thoughtful, custom keepsake, initial necklaces never go out of style. Starfish Project offers sustainable employment for women who have been exploited—plus they provide vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, and education grants. Pair this with a birthstone necklace for a lovely (and impactful) layered look.
Shop | $49.99
8. Beautiful Thoughts Journal | FRANK
Some beautiful thoughts for your beautiful friends—this journal is full of prompts and questions for reflection and helps turn negative thoughts into positive ones. For each item purchased, FRANK donates a needed school book to a child who is living in poverty.
Shop | $19.96
9. Rajasthan Blockprint Robe | Ten Thousand Villages
We love the trend of getting-ready robes, mostly because the robes can be used and cherished for years after your wedding. Opt for fair trade robes for an extra layer (pun intended) of meaning—these robes are block printed using traditional techniques by fair trade artisans in India.
Shop | $59.99
10. Bridesmaid Mini Wine Gift Crate | ONEHOPE
Pop the question, then pop the champagne! This sweet mini-champagne gift set comes with a mini bottle of wine, bridesmaid emergency kit, a sweet candle, and a “Will you be my bridesmaid?” card. Proceeds from each crate provides 20 meals to a child in need.
Shop | $59.99
11. Happiness Diffuser Blend Collection | Saje
Spread the joy of your big day with these inspiring, uplifting scents! Saje Naturals is dedicated to using only sustainably-sourced, all-natural ingredients in their products, so you and your closest friends can breathe easier.
Shop | $44.95
12. Reusable Collapsible Straw | Final Straw
There’s nothing cuter than a zero-waste bachelorette theme. Pair this reusable and collapsible straw with a reusable ball jar water bottle and some homemade simple syrups so you can toast to less waste, and more love.
Shop | $29.50
Emily Torres is the Managing Editor at The Good Trade. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her rabbits, or practicing at the yoga studio. Say hi on Instagram!