18 Bridesmaid Gifts for International Women's Day That Empower Women Around the World

The proceeds of these gorgeous gifts benefit women's charities

Updated 03/08/19

Photo by Don + Helen

Every year on March 8, we celebrate women all over the world on International Women's Day (petition to make this an everyday occurrence, please). And what better way to mark the occasion than by celebrating your favorite women—your bridal party, of course!—with bridesmaid gifts that help women in need?

Your bridesmaids are among the most badass, kind-hearted, and generous women you know (they would have to be if they're willing to spend all those late nights assembling wedding invitations and arranging—and then rearranging—the seating chart with you). So it makes perfect sense to use International Women's Day to thank them for, well, being them! For all their love and support (and not to mention, holding your wedding dress during those impromptu trips to the bathroom), your bridesmaids definitely deserve a thank you and, as most brides opt to give, a special bridesmaid gift just for them.

Since you probably still have a mile-long to-do list, we did the legwork for you and collected 19 bridesmaid gifts that will show your favorite gals just how much you appreciate them—that also help women in need. Purchasing any of these gorgeous gifts supports a slew of women's and gender equality charities and empower women around the world. Because what better way to celebrate your women, then by celebrating all women?

Your 'maids will treasure these trinkets even more so when they learn of the good they do. Browse all of these extra-special bridesmaid gifts, below.

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Tranquility Gift Set

Courtesy of Prosperity Candle

Give your girls a little R&R with this gift set, featuring delicious loose tea, an English tea strainer, an organic cotton tea towel, and a sweetly scented candle—hand-poured by a female artisan, who's building a brighter future for herself and her family.

SHOP NOW: Prosperity Candle, $78

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Mini Key Necklace

Courtesy of The Giving Keys

These are the women that hold the key to your heart, so this dainty key charm necklace makes the perfect gift. With every purchase, you help create living-wage jobs for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

SHOP NOW: The Giving Keys, $45

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Frosé Gift Box With Sonoma County Reserve Rosé

Courtesy of ONEHOPE

Cheers to your besties! This gift set comes complete with everything your friends need to mix up a batch of frosé—that's frozen rosé for the uninformed. Perfect for summer sipping, every frosé gift box helps educate women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

SHOP NOW: ONEHOPE, $59.99

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Birthstone Necklaces

Courtesy of Starfish Project

Personalized bridesmaid gifts, like these birthstone necklaces, are always crowd pleasers. Plus, each purchase will pay for the cost of one week of food for a woman at the Starfish Project, an organization that cares for exploited women.

SHOP NOW: Starfish Project, $49.99

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Bridesmaid Gift Box

Courtesy of The Little Market

Pop the bridesmaid question with this box of goodies from Lauren Conrad's fair trade company that empowers female artisans all over the world.

SHOP NOW: The Little Market, $56

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Meera Robe

Courtesy of Sudara

You were already planning on gifting your girls matching getting-ready robes, right? Well, these beauties benefit job creation and skills training for at-risk women in India.

SHOP NOW: Sudara, $79

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Mini Square Ring

Courtesy of ABLE

The proceeds of each of these delicate gold rings will help end the cycle of poverty and charity dependency by providing women with "a job with dignity." You can even monogram the square with your bridesmaids' initials to make each one extra personable.

SHOP NOW: Able, $28

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Personalized Cuff

Courtesy of ABLE

Also responsibly sourced from Able, this minimalist bangle can also be monogrammed with each of your friends' initials.

SHOP NOW: Able, $48

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Girls Pennant Pin

Courtesy of Tuesday Bassen

Designate your girl gang with these rose-gold enamel pins. Ten percent of every purchase goes towards organizations that empower young girls through art exploration, including Inner-City Arts in L.A., Art Buddies in Minneapolis, and the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha.

SHOP NOW: Tuesday Bassen, $10

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Light Pink Pom Pom Tote

Courtesy of The Little Market

Stash several goodies—from snacks to mini bottles of champagne—in these fun and cheerful pom pom tote bags, and then gift them to your bridesmaids on the morning of your wedding. The proceeds go to Razafindrabe Collections, a social enterprise in Madagascar that supports women artisans, giving them access to a sustainable source of income and skill development opportunities.

SHOP NOW: The Little Market, starting at $128

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Barbie Birthday Cake Caramels

Courtesy of Sugarfina

Yum! Give your girls the gift of wedding-day sustenance with these birthday cake-flavored candies from Sugarfina. As part of a collaboration with Barbie, 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to Step Up, an organization that prepares girls from under-resourced communities for college and careers.

SHOP NOW: Sugarfina, $7.50

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Helen Jon x Draper James Sisterhood Scoop Back One Piece

Courtesy of Draper James

Heading to a bachelorette party weekend at the beach? Hit the sand in matching swimsuits! On International Women's Day, Draper James will be donating 25 percent of the profits from these Sisterhood swimmers to Girls Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls to achieve success.

SHOP NOW: Draper James, $164

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Nasty Woman 2019 Planner

Courtesy of Shrill Society

Make sure your bridesmaids keep track of every important wedding-related date, from dress fittings to the bridal shower, with this 2019 planner that boasts the portraits and bios of your favorite fearless ladies. 10 percent of the profits from these planners go to Planned Parenthood and She Should Run, an organization that encourages women to enter politics.

SHOP NOW: Shrill Society, $24.99

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Knot Studs

Courtesy of Purpose Jewelry

These itty-bitty knot studs (because you're tying the knot, get it?) are handcrafted by young women escaping human trafficking. Proceeds benefit the young artisan, allowing them to access education, health care, and counseling.

SHOP NOW: Purpose Jewelry, $22

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The Bouqs Co. International Women's Day Bouquets

Courtesy of The Bouqs Co.

Every woman loves receiving flowers, so make your bridesmaids feel special by sending them a bouquet of blooms. The Bouqs Co. is celebrating International Women’s Day with a curated collection of bouquets from female-operated farms. (You can even save 20 percent with the code WOMENSDAY20!)

SHOP NOW: The Bouqs Co., starting at $44

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Hearts on Fire Lorelei Diamond Floral Bracelet

Courtesy of Hearts on Fire

Sure, these gorgeous diamond bracelets are a splurge, but this is a purchase you can feel good about. As part of a Hearts on Fire x Girls Inc. capsule collection, these bracelets were designed in collaboration with four girls from a local Girls Inc. affiliate. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will help to fund plans to grow Girls, Inc.

SHOP NOW: Hearts on Fire, $1,600

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Olive + M Face Oil

Courtesy of Olive + M

Give your girls the gift of flawless skin! This lightweight facial oil from Olive + M will brighten and soften your complexion thanks to a natural, plant-based formula that's rich in antioxidants, vitamins, omegas, and amino acids. For International Women's Day, the skincare brand will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds from their face oils to the Jeremiah Program, an organization that helps single mothers to excel in the workforce.

SHOP NOW: Olive + M, starting at $38

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Girl Gang Tee

Courtesy of Shrill Society

Ladies, get in formation. How could you not want to snap a bridesmaid pic in these tees (especially with 10 percent of profits going to Planned Parenthood)?

SHOP NOW: Shrill Society, was $34, now $24.99

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