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.

ID: 999278

2. Donuts

For morning hangovers all across the board.

ID: 999286

3. S’mores Kit

ID: 999314

4. Jar of Jam

Passes TSA regulations!

ID: 999316

5. Mason Jar of Moonshine

ID: 999319

6. Water Bottles

We can all use an extra one of these.

ID: 1000252

7. Sunglasses (for a Summer Wedding)

ID: 999321

8. Coffee Beans

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

ID: 999367

9. Salt Water Taffy

Especially in yummy flavors like hazelnut and pumpkin.

ID: 999374

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.

ID: 999388

11. Mojito Kit with Muddler

ID: 999423

12. Tiny Stickers

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

ID: 1000893

13. Homemade Limoncello

Get the recipe here.

ID: 999450

14. Cute Tote Bag

ID: 999585

15. Mini Sketchbooks

Get the tutorial here.

ID: 999588

16. Journals

ID: 999846

17. Bottle Openers

You can buy these antique key bottle openers here.

ID: 999608

18. Classy Hangover Kit

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

ID: 999733

19. Cookie Cutters

ID: 999805

20. Candles Made from Thrifted Teacups

Include a cute, simple matchbox embossed with a stamp.

ID: 999849

21. Cute Containers of Local Honey

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

ID: 999307

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

ID: 999335

23. Instagram Coasters

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

ID: 999991

24. Sriracha Salt

It’s remarkably easy to make.

ID: 1000132

25. Cookie Buffet with Take-Away Containers

Buffets rule. Everybody loves a good buffet.

ID: 1000186

26. Shot Glasses

Everyone could use an extra shot glass.

ID: 1000225

27. Luggage Tags (for a Destination Wedding)

ID: 1000267

28. Small Containers of Vanilla Extract

ID: 1000320

29. Customizable Nail Polish

These make an adorable favor for bridesmaids.

ID: 1000333

30. Charity Donation Made in Your Guest’s Name

ID: 1000346

31. Small Bottles of Mead

ID: 1000352

32. Single-Use Cameras

ID: 1000377

33. Set of Colored Pencils

ID: 1000453

34. Tiny Pies in a Jar

ID: 1000477

35. Pretty Soaps

ID: 1000589

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.

ID: 1000888

37. Homemade Granola

ID: 1000608

38. Tea Diffusers

ID: 1000647

39. Booze

ID: 1000769

40. Flip Flops

The ladies in heels will appreciate these.

ID: 1000866

41. Tasteful Temporary Tattoos

Get ones that people might actually want to wear.

ID: 1000897

More dainty options.

ID: 1000953

42. Candy-Filled Mugs

ID: 1001070

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