The 50 Best Fair Trade Wedding Gifts For Every Kind of Couple
You're standing in the middle of the crowded mall, staring hopelessly at the store directory. With dozens of shops and thousands of choices, how can you possibly narrow it down to the perfect wedding gift? How can you avoid wandering aimlessly, hoping something jumps out and shouts "Pick Me!"?
To make shopping for wedding gifts easier, we created the SERRV Wedding Gift Guide, pulling together our top picks for sustainable, unique, 100% fair trade gifts from around the world.
Gifts for the entertainers
If the newlyweds love hosting, serveware and other entertaining essentials are a must-have. Luckily, you've come to the right place! Our broad selection of handmade serveware pieces includes all the entertaining staples, from eco-friendly platters and bowls made of wood carved by artisans in the Philippines and Indonesia to gorgeous hand-painted serving bowls from the West Bank and Vietnam.
For charcuterie, our Onyx Cheese Plate from Pakistan is the perfect choice. Each unique cheese plate is made from a single piece of onyx selected by hand, then carved and polished to perfection by skilled artisans. Pair it with a cheese knife, our eco-friendly Mango Wood Cheese Slicer, some artisan cheeses, and a sampler set of delicious all-natural jams, and you have the perfect gift.
For small dinner parties, a beautiful set of dipping bowls is the perfect sustainable wedding gift. Great for olive oil, nuts, candies, dips, or other small treats, a set of dipping bowls is sure to become a staple in their new home. Choose the Ayurvedic Charred Neem Dipping Bowls for the health-conscious couple or the sweet Lak Lake Dipping Bowls for the art lovers.
For couples with a long guest list, our generously-sized Acacia Wood Salad Set makes a beautiful handmade wedding gift. Each bowl and utensil is carved by hand from natural acacia wood by skilled artisans in the Philippines earning vital income for their work.
Gifts for the adventurous couple
Many couples are asking for experiences-- they're ready to make memories together. We can help them pack for their next trip (or their honeymoon!) with several eco-friendly wedding gift options.
To keep their luggage organized in global style, we recommend our Sari Packing Cubes. This set of 3 suitcase organizers is made of colorful upcycled sari, making them an eco-friendly option to keep clothes contained. We also offer a variety of travel totes and makeup bags, including our popular Kantha Toiletry Bag and our genuine leather Chestnut Dopp Bag.
If the newlyweds need something to hold their passports, cards, and other travel documents close at hand, our Kantha Travel Organizer is just the thing. With a zip closure, card slots, and even a pen holder, it's the perfect way to keep valuables safe. Add a gift card or some cash to make this handmade travel gift even better! Our Kantha Weekender Bag is perfect for weekend getaways and road trips, and supports small-scale artisans in Bangladesh. Plus, both of these travel essentials are crafted from upcycled sari, making them truly unique. Who doesn't love a one-of-a-kind gift?
Gifts for the couple who loves to cook
Whether they're practiced cooks or just getting started, high-quality kitchenware is essential for any home. We recommend fair trade! One of our most popular gifts is a handmade breadwarmer from Bangladesh. Made from natural terracotta and incised with nature-inspired designs, each of these beautiful bread basket and warming stone combinations makes a great gift, especially for bakers! We also carry useful and attractive cutting boards, cookbook and tablet stands, and handmade textiles.
No kitchen is complete without delicious spices and sauces, so why not give them both? Our wide selection of savory spices will bring unique flavors to any dish, and your purchase will support workers and their children in South Africa. For the hot and spicy couple, our chili sauces from eSwatini add a fiery kick to their everyday. Try the Pineapple Chili Sauce, or the super spicy Peri-Peri! We also carry a variety of tasty gift sets featuring spices, sauces, and more, including sweet, all-natural jams and chutneys.
Gifts for the coffee-loving couple
If the newlyweds enjoy sharing a cup o' Joe in the morning, we have the perfect selection of handmade ceramic coffee mugs in several drinkable sizes and flavorful organic fair trade coffee and tea from around the world. Get matching mugs for the inseparable couple, or pick a unique cup to complement their individual style.
Our sleek and stylish Lak Lake Tall Mug, handmade in Vietnam in the village of Bat Trang, makes a great addition to any coffee cup collection. Generously-sized, it holds the perfect amount of coffee, tea, or their beverage of choice. For a more rustic appearance, choose one of our hand-thrown ceramic stoneware mugs from Nepal.
Pick your pair of handcrafted cups, then add a bag of organic coffee. Each of our delicious coffees is made from beans grown by small-scale farmers who support their families, improve their communities, and connect coffee lovers around the world through fair trade farming. We carry dark, medium, and light roasts, ensuring there's something for every palate. Our organic tea is grown by rural farmers in Kenya, and we offer a variety of flavors for any time of day.
Gifts for the eco-conscious couple
Many of us are trying to lessen our environmental impact, and we all know couples who put the planet first. At SERRV, we carry dozens of sustainable wedding gifts from around the world, featuring eco-friendly materials, plastic alternatives, and more.
Help them reduce single-use plastic bags, containers, and wraps with our stainless steel Tiffin Set, Snack Containers, or Sari Bowl Covers, all made by artisans in India. Does the couple love fresh produce? Our Reusable Produce Bags made with upcycled sari are a sustainable wedding gift that helps eliminate one-time-use plastic bags while providing a source of vital income for skilled artisans.
Do they need attractive home storage? Woven baskets are a greener way to keep organized. For couples with a simple aesthetic, our Natural Nesting Baskets are a great choice. For a little more character, our Dhaka Denim Striped Baskets are a lovely alternative. Choose one of our many styles of colorful chindi baskets, made from upcycled saris, for storage as unique as they are.
Gifts for any couple
Looking for a special touch? To take your gift up a notch, pair a bottle of wine with an Onyx Wine Chiller, made by artisans in Pakistan from a one-of-a-kind, hand-carved piece of onyx.
Want to give delicious? A Divine Chocolate Gift Box is a sweet option filled with high-quality artisan chocolate made with ethically-farmed cocoa from Ghana. This is one of our favorite go-tos, because who doesn't love chocolate? Choose from our Dark Assortment, Best-Sellers, or a Grande Sampler.
We also have dozens of beautiful and artistic home décor pieces that the couple is sure to love. Our Rooted Leafy Tree Metal Art, made from recycled oil drums and hand-painted by artisans in Haiti, is a colorful addition to any garden or home. You can help them welcome guests in warmth and style with a handmade coir welcome mat or one of our popular and eco-friendly Peace Wreaths.
If you want to give a beautiful gift but don't know where to start, try a SERRV Gift Basket. These curated combinations of handmade items and delicious foods from around the world make great gifts for couples, and we have a handmade gift basket sure to fit the interests of the newlyweds.
Gifts for couples who have everything
Couples who have been together for a while may already have what they need to run their home, so what do you give them? We recommend a SERRV Gift Card! Available starting as low as $10, a SERRV Gift Card allows the lovebirds to pick something they love, anytime, while supporting fair trade. Or, if they prefer a gift-free occasion, you can make a donation in their name.
Shop these gifts for couples and more at serrv.org. With 1000+ handcrafted items and foods, we're sure you'll find the perfect gift for their big day.
Do you have any go-to wedding gifts that aren't on our list? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting fair trade and here's to the happy couple!
P.S. If you're planning to tie the knot yourself, set up a registry with SERRV! Add your favorite handcrafts and foods to your list, and help friends and family celebrate your union and support small-scale artisans and farmers around the world. Plus, we have dozens of beautiful handcrafts perfect for centerpieces! You can also find beautiful gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and your attendees at SERRV.