By Olivia Tinsley
Being a bridesmaid isn’t all Champagne and dress fittings—your chosen crew works hard to make your Big Day (and your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, etc.) everything that you dreamed it would be.
All those efforts surely deserve a sweet thank you, so we’ve gathered up six unique, locally sourced gift picks to help show your girls some gratitude.
Custom Name Necklace ($45)
Treat your favorite ladies to a delicate, personalized name bar necklace from local jewelry line Foamy Wader. Shop the gold and silver necklaces, alongside other customizable pieces, on Etsy or in the U District storefront.
Glassybaby votives have a cult following for a reason: they’re one-of-a-kind, hand-blown, and benefit a range of worthy causes, from cancer research to veteran affairs. For your gals, pick a color and style that fits each one individually with heartfelt titles like Sister, Friendship, and—for that one bridesmaid—Skinny Dip.
Now that you’ve found your perfect match, work on finding the right pairing with your crew. The Theo kit comes with four chocolate bars and instructions to host a wine tasting party of up to six people. Wine isn’t included so you’ll need to BYOB.
Julep Beauty Box Subscription (two months for $40)
Instead of a one-time exchange, Julep’s customizable beauty box subscription gives your bridesmaids a delivery of complexion-boosting makeup and vegan-friendly nail polish to look forward to each month.
Hot Yoga Classes (five pack for $85, Urban Yoga Spa)
Weddings, and all the hubbub leading up to the big day, can leave you and your bridal party pretty exhasted. Get together to refresh and destress over the course of five hot yoga classes at Urban Yoga Spa. Bonus points for arm toning and strength boosting.
Perfect for capturing snap-worthy moments of your time together in a way that doesn’t require a selfie stick.