Wedding Favor Ideas that Will Have Your Guests Squealing with Delight

Shannon Quinn - June 21, 2022
Beautifully embroidered lavender sachets. Credit: Etsy

23. Lavender Sachets

Here is another gift of giving your favorite scent to your guests. Lavender is supposed to calm people down and help them sleep. So by keeping a lavender sachet under your pillow or in the bedroom somewhere, it’s giving your friends a way to relax. If you know how to sew, these are actually very easy to make if you wanted to try a DIY project with some fabric you find at your local craft store. Obviously, these crochet details are far more complex, and not as many people know how to do this. If you want to save some time, they’re available for purchase on Etsy. (via Etsy)

An adventure compass to help your guests find their way. Credit:The Knot Wedding Shop

22. Adventure Compass

Thinking about having a destination wedding? Or maybe the two of you love to travel as a couple. That’s why the adventure compass may be a perfect choice for a wedding favor. It’s a real, working compass, too. So your guests could use it if they just so happen to go exploring in the woods, and need a way to navigate themselves back home. (via The Knot Wedding Shop)

Refillable hand sanitizers. Credit: Noshinku

21. Refillable Hand Sanitizer

After 2021, everyone needs hand sanitizer in their life. That’s why this refillable hand sanitizer is both fashionable and useful to give to your guests as a wedding favor. It may not be the most cheerful thing in the world to give your friends, though. Just a friendly reminder that they need to be careful and kill germs. (via NoShinku)

Beautiful dried flowers inside of a small glass dome. Credit: Etsy

20. Glass Dome Flowers

These beautiful trinkets are little glass dome containers that contain dried flowers. The front has a decal with the details of your wedding day. While these are lovely, they don’t serve much of a purpose except to serve as a cute knick-knack on someone’s shelf. However, since the flowers are dried, this should last for years looking the same as it did on the day you said “I do”. (via Etsy)

Loose leaf tea that’s perfect for brewing the perfect cup. Credit: Etsy

19. Bottles of Tea

Do you like to drink tea? Your guests might love it, too. Giving away loose leaf tea in tiny glass containers is dainty and elegant. It’s just enough tea for one drink per person, but it’s the thought that counts. Just like choosing your cake flavors, it will be fun to taste the different varieties of teas that you could give to your guests on your special day. (via Etsy)

A tiny bag of coffee for your guests to try in the morning. Credit: Not on the High Street

18. Personalized Coffee Flavors

If you’re more of a coffee drinker rather than a tea drinker, the alternative is to give a personalized coffee flavor to your guests as a wedding favor. Just like the tea favor, you can spend some time sampling different coffee beans and flavors to see which one you’d like to give to your guests. Consider supporting your local coffee shop, especially if they have their own house blend. (via Not on the High Street)

Funny hangover kits to give to your wedding guests. Credit: Etsy

17. Hangover Kits

Let’s face it. Your guests will be partying all night long on your wedding day, especially if you have an open bar. Giving them a hangover kit sounds like a joke, but it will actually be used and fully appreciated by many of your guests. Typically, you would include some Advil, a small bottle of water, an instant coffee stick, and another else that might cure their hangover the next morning. (via Etsy)

Delicious popcorn to give as a salty treat. Credit: Etsy

16. Mini Popcorn Boxes

Popcorn is a classic snack to eat when you’re being entertained. During your wedding reception, your guests will be drinking and snacking. So if you want to give them something to hold them over until dinner arrives, consider getting personalized mini popcorn boxes. If you can have a popcorn machine making it fresh during the reception, even better. This might also be a good wedding favor if you have a movie themed wedding. However, keep in mind that if they don’t have time to finish the popcorn, no one wants to tote back cold kernels to their hotel rooms with them, especially if it might spill everywhere. So timing is everything. (via Etsy)

Temporary tattoos featuring the bride and groom. Credit: Etsy

15. Portrait Temporary Tattoos

A super fun party favor to give out during the wedding reception is temporary tattoos featuring a portrait of the bride and groom. It’s likely that people will want to take a photo for Instagram, so the moment can last forever. But these temporary tattoos will wash off in a few days, so there is no harm done, unlike a real tattoo. (via Etsy)

Miniature bottles of gin to give away on your wedding day. Credit: Not on the High Street

14. Personalized Gin Bottles

If you love to drink gin and tonic, this one’s for you. Tiny personalized bottles of gin are great, so long as your guests are all over 21. This would be easy to make on your own if you go to your local liquor store and buy $1 tiny bottles of gin, and print out stickers on your own. But if you want to save time in the preparations, you can buy these in bulk online. (via Not on the High Street)

Adorable bottles of pink Himalayan sea salt. Credit: Etsy

13. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

A couple years ago, pink Himalayan sea salt was all the rage. It may not be as popular as it once was, but it’s still very aesthetically pleasing, especially in those beautiful glass bottles. And it would make a great gift to give your guests. This is something that would be easy for you to do on your own if you wanted to create a DIY wedding favor. But if you want to save time, you can buy them in bulk on Etsy. (via Etsy)

Delicious personalized chocolates wrapped in gold foil. Credit: Etsy

12. Personalized Chocolates

Earlier on this list, we suggested giving away gold foil heart chocolates to your guests. Another great alternative to this would be to give away chocolate squares with a personalized message on it for your guests. The only downside to this is that you’re only giving your guest one piece of chocolate, instead of giving them an entire goodie bag. But it really just depends on your taste and your budget. (via Etsy)

Close opened bottles of wine with these cork stoppers. Credit: Etsy

11. Wine Cork Stopper

Earlier on this list, we already suggested a gold wine stopper, but this is another good alternative that serves the same purpose. Wine stoppers are always useful, especially for people who drink one or two glasses of wine and need to re-cork their bottle to put away in the fridge. This is perfect if you’re having your wedding at a winery, or if you just know that your friends and family on the guest list are full of wine lovers. (via Etsy)

A fan is a great gift to give your guests on a hot summer day. Credit: Forever Wedding Favors

10. Floral Hand Fans

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you may want to hand out these personalized floral hand fans before the ceremony starts. It’s a thoughtful way of helping your guests stay cool, while also giving them a fun favor to take home at the end of the night. (via Forever Wedding Favors)

Adorable little honey jars ready for wedding guests. Credit: Etsy

9. Honey Jars

Honey is sweet, and a healthier alternative than many sweeteners out there. It looks adorable in these little jars, as well as the honey spoon that it comes with. This is one of those gifts where you could easily buy honey from the grocery store and make this yourself. Or, you could choose to support one of your local farmers by buying a supply of gourmet honey from them. (via Etsy)

A personalized set of playing cards is a lot of fun. Credit: Etsy

8. Playing Cards

One of the best ideas on this list is to give your friends and family a set of playing cards. You can add a sticker with the name of the happy couple and the date of your wedding. But at the end of the day, everyone loves a good set of playing cards. This is especially true for the wedding reception or any party where your friends may want to play poker or a drinking game at their table with family and friends. (via Etsy)

These beautiful glass coasters would make a great addition to any home. Credit: Kate Aspen

7. Under the Stars Glass Coasters

If you happen to choose a celestial theme for your wedding, these “under the stars” coasters would be perfect for you to give to your guests as a favor. They’re beautiful, and should look stylish as a coaster in any home. (via Kate Aspen)

Instead of an old cassette, this contains a chocolate tape. Credit: Not on the High Street

6. Chocolate Tape Cassette

Years ago, people made mix tapes of their favorite music on cassette tapes to give to their friends and significant others. In a way, a mix tape could be like a love letter to the person you were dating. That’s why this idea of having a “mix tape” that’s actually chocolate is such a cute idea. When they’re done eating the chocolate, they’re left with a beautiful picture of the bride and groom. (via Not on the High Street)

Beautiful macarons with just enough for one person. Credit: Not on the High Street

5. Macaron Favor Box

Macarons are delicious desserts that are usually gone before you can say “bon appetit”. They’re also tiny, which is useful for giving out wedding favors. In the photo above, you can see how they’ve just put two macarons into a box. This is because it’s an exceptionally rare and expensive dessert. But if you’re planning an elegant wedding, it just may be worth the cost to give your guests this sweet treat. (via Not on the High Street)

An adorable mix tape CD of the bride and groom’s favorite songs. Credit: Evermine

4. CD Mix Tapes

If you’re a couple who loves music, consider giving your friends and family a mix tape of your favorite songs. Obviously, you should include the songs from your wedding like the theme song, as well as your first dance. A lot of people still have CD players in their cars, so a lot of people would actually take the time to listen to your CD once they have received it as a gift. You can also create a Spotify playlist that corresponds with this, and tell your friends how to find it. (via Evermine)

Everyone loves home made gourmet soaps. Credit: Etsy

3. Homemade Shea Butter Soap

Everyone loves to receive homemade gourmet soaps, no matter what the occasion may be. So giving it away as a wedding favor is a great idea. You could watch some YouTube tutorials and learn how to make soap on your own. But if you’re not an exceptionally crafty person, you can easily find people on Etsy who would make handmade soaps for your special day. (via Etsy)

These colorful match sticks are both beautiful and useful. Credit: Not on the High Street

2. Matches in a Bottle

These colorful matchsticks are beautiful and stylish just sitting on a shelf. But they’re also useful for lighting candles or a cigarette. These are a great idea to give to your friends and family. But a cheaper alternative might be to get a matchbook made with the name and date of your wedding on it. (via Not on the High Street)

Spice things up with bottles of hot sauce as a wedding favor. Credit: Etsy

1. Hot Sauce

If you and your partner like to spice things up, consider giving away bottles of gourmet hot sauce. This is especially clever if you like to cook, and if you’re particular about your brands of hot sauce. Just keep in mind that not everyone will enjoy hot sauce. It’s not for the faint of heart! (via Etsy)