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42 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

No one should feel pinges of guilt at your wedding when they decide to throw out your useless wedding favor. So make it something indispensable, as opposed to just putting more crap out there into the world.

1. Personalized Lip Balm (for a Winter Wedding)

The average person loses like, one lip balm per week (it’s scientifically proven) so we can all appreciate a new one. Especially if you pick yummy, off-kilter flavors like Strawberry Champagne and Blueberry Ginger.

2. Donuts

For morning hangovers all across the board.

4. Jar of Jam

Passes TSA regulations!

5. Mason Jar of Moonshine

6. Water Bottles

We can all use an extra one of these.

7. Sunglasses (for a Summer Wedding)

8. Coffee Beans

You can buy these pre-packaged personalized wedding favors from Etsy.

9. Salt Water Taffy

Especially in yummy flavors like hazelnut and pumpkin.

10. Succulents in Tea Cups

These adorable favors might be a pain to travel home with, but on the plus side, they pull double-duty as place cards.

According to user MeowyPrincess on Reddit: “I’ve found people on gumtree/Craigslist who have whole gardens of them who’ll let you take cuttings for a few dollars.”

Get the tutorial here.

11. Mojito Kit with Muddler

12. Tiny Stickers

Okay, am I the only person who really wants these?

13. Homemade Limoncello

Get the recipe here.

15. Mini Sketchbooks

Get the tutorial here.

17. Bottle Openers

You can buy these antique key bottle openers here.

18. Classy Hangover Kit

Include a small bottle of water or Gatorade, ibuprofen, and an eye mask.

20. Candles Made from Thrifted Teacups

Include a cute, simple matchbox embossed with a stamp.

21. Cute Containers of Local Honey

Go the extra mile and infuse the honey with something CRAZY like peppercorns.

22. DIY or Vintage Ornaments (for a November or December Wedding)

23. Instagram Coasters

Just be sure to include beautiful, meaningful photos and not just photos emblazoned with your face.

24. Sriracha Salt

It’s remarkably easy to make.

25. Cookie Buffet with Take-Away Containers

Buffets rule. Everybody loves a good buffet.

26. Shot Glasses

Everyone could use an extra shot glass.

27. Luggage Tags (for a Destination Wedding)

28. Small Containers of Vanilla Extract

29. Customizable Nail Polish

These make an adorable favor for bridesmaids.

30. Charity Donation Made in Your Guest’s Name

31. Small Bottles of Mead

33. Set of Colored Pencils

34. Tiny Pies in a Jar

36. Seed Paper

It’s paper that you can plant! Just make sure if your wedding takes place in the park that there aren’t rules about handling seeds.

40. Flip Flops

The ladies in heels will appreciate these.

41. Tasteful Temporary Tattoos

Get ones that people might actually want to wear.

42. Candy-Filled Mugs

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