Women always appreciate purses, especially when they're handmade, embroidered and beaded and come in a range of stylish colors, $35 each, from Sabai (3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; 924 Royal St., 525-6211).
Improve their point of view with an intricately carved red oval mirror, $40.60, available in a variety of colors and shapes, from Old Metairie Trading Co. (1519 Metairie Road, Suite A, Metairie, 828-1920).
Guys love this gift: carved wood pill boxes that fit inside each other and come in a variety of finishes to hold a range of tiny treasures, $25. Please either gender with a gift that combines the beauty of carved natural wood and the functionality of a small storage space all in a box with an attached lid that swivels to either side to open, $35, all from Sabai.
Give your wedding attendants something weighty for their support, like an antique iron finial that's been made into a paperweight or decorative piece, $24 (white) or $25 (fleur di lis), from Old Metairie Trading Co.
Share a toast with your attendants with this great, affordable party favor (or an accent for a centerpiece for reception tables): gel candles in champagne glasses with suspended bubbles and decorated with white netting and bridal flowers, $10 a pair, from Crafts by Carla, By appointment, 392-2777.