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    29 Wedding Favors To Gift At Your Wedding That Aren't Mints

    You think you're ~mint~ to have simple favors, but you're wrong. So, so wrong.

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    1. A skeleton key that doubles as a bottle opener your guests can hang on their keychains like a neat little trinket to remind them of how much fun your wedding was.

    Reviewer photo of the key and the tag that says "Thank you for being a key part of our lives"

    Promising review: "Everyone loved these for our wedding. We were able to stamp and emboss the back side to make it more personalized. It came in a timely matter and even had extra chains in case one was broken." —Malynnda

    Get 60 pieces from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    2. Real succulents to start their new plant obsession. Favors like these can be so much more meaningful as it's a live plant that they need to take care of.

    A bunch of succulents on a table with tags in them that say "let love grow"
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Don't forget to get a little plant stake to put in them and some burlap to really finish them off!

    Promising review: "I got my plants last night, and opened them this morning to find four warm and cozy succulents ready to be planted. The heat pack that was included in the box was still warm and since they were packaged so well it didn't look like much shifting had happened in transit. The soil was perfectly loose which made them easy to take out and replant, and I can't wait to see how they do! " —Alexis Russell

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $132.37 (available in smaller or larger packs).

    3. Or succulent candles if you don't want to add unnecessary pressure to those guests who claim they have a serious black thumb and can't take care of plants.

    Reviewer photo of 11 succulent candles in a container with the text overlay "Sorry, they're just so flippin cute" on the image

    Promising review: "Love how well the candles were packaged together and how pretty they look. They are also of great quality. They burnt continuously for at least one hour. I didn't test to see how long maximum they could burn." —Tuyen N Vu

    Get 12 pieces from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. Sunglasses perfect for a sunny, summer outdoor wedding so your guests can enjoy the celebration while protecting their peepers *and* looking cool.

    A reviewer photo of sunglasses on teal party bags with white tissues

    These glasses are giving some some seriously cool vintage wayfarer vibes and honestly, you can never go wrong with a classic black or white pair of sunglasses.

    Promising review: "I was so shocked when I opened the package and felt these amazing, real, adult sunglasses!! They are super cool looking — just like Tom Cruise wore in Risky Business. My group was more than happy! They arrived quickly and in a stack of individualized glasses in their own plastic pouch — no breakage!!" —Debbie Shapiro

    Get a set of 25 from Amazon for $24.99 (available in white and black).

    5. A jar of honey to sweeten up the night with a favor they'll actually use. You can print out your own labels to add to the jar or even add a ribbon accent that matches your wedding's color palette.

    Reviewer photo of jars of honey stacked into a pyramid form

    Add a dipper stick and a simple tag to make the favor look SO much cuter and more unique!

    Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable, each jar has a cute little saying under the lid, which makes them even sweeter! They make the cutest favors for any event! And the honey tastes good too!" —Candice Vitale

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $54.99 (also available in six different preserves).

    6. A votive and tea light candle so romantic, they'll use it again and again just to bring back the magic of your wedding in their home.

    The tea candle in a wooden votive with white flowers and a wooden heart on the front that says "Courtney and David"
    My Wedding Pashmina / Etsy

    There are four types of personalization choices you can choose: just the tea light and holder, add a gift box, add a jute and flower, and lastly, you can add all of that *and* a cute heart tag.

    My Wedding Pashmina is a small business based out of Kayseri, Turkey, that sells wedding favors such as shawls, tea light holders, soaps, robes, and so much more!

    Promising review: "After seeing the product we decided to order although we had less than two weeks left til our event. It arrived in six days!!!! WOW!!! Not only did it arrive so quickly, but they also came out absolutely beautiful and even better than we expected! We are extremely happy with the product and the seller’s customer service was top notch!" —Vee

    Get it from My Wedding Pashmina on Etsy for $1.61+ (available in four different personalizations, and 40 colors for the flower).

    7. Or a simple candle if you're going for a more minimal look. A lovely message on the lid, a beautiful gold tin — what more do you need?

    Three white candles in gold tins with a blue label that says "Love on fire, Whitney and Tyler, Established July 25, 2020"
    White Confetti Box

    White Confetti Box is a small business based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that specializes in personalized modern gift boxes. 

    When placing your order, you have the option to choose to change the three lines on the lid. The top can be a simple message like "Love is Sweet," the second line can be your names, and the last one would be perfect for the date of your wedding!

    Promising review: "Cannot believe how quickly these came! I ordered 200 to give out as wedding favors, and they were delivered within a few days. Exactly as pictured and they smell good too! I was worried that the 2oz would be too small, but they are the perfect size and I definitely am happy with my purchase!!" —Michelle Makowski

    Get a set of 10 2-ounce candles from White Confetti Box on Etsy for $25+ (available in 41 sticker colors for the lid, two or four ounces, and in larger quantities).

    8. A compass ornament so your guests can find their way to their seats easily. Totally kidding, but it would definitely be a unique gift paying homage to the new adventure you're starting with your partner.

    The compass ornament with a bottle opener key and a tag tied to it

    FYI, the key is not included, *but* you can get a pack of 60 on Amazon for $22.99!

    Promising review: "We used these as thank you cards for our wedding. Our guests loved them so much that people were scrambling for more toward the end of the night. I knew that guests don't usually take wedding favors with them so these were quite affordable for something I thought would be left behind. Surprisingly, I found out in the weeks following my wedding that some people nicked more than one for themselves, others took for family members who didn't attend, and some even called to ask if I had a spare compass for them. They were such a hit! Like one reviewer said, you won't use these to navigate your way back to land in the middle of the sea, but the compasses work when you lay them flat. They ended up being a lovely keepsake and we didn't have to make thank you cards. Win-win." —Carlo Tess

    Get 50 pieces from Amazon for $28.99.

    9. Maple syrup favors that are perfect for a fall wedding without being *too* overly cheesy autumn. Like, don't give out PSLs and plaid scarves, okay?

    A close up of a bottle of maple syrup with a piece of fabric on the lid tied with twine
    Custom Love Gifts

    Custom Love Gifts is a small business based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, that sells unique favors for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and basically any event you can think of!

    Psst, I'm doing maple syrup favors for my wedding! Yay!

    Promising review: "Amazing!! So cute and taste delicious! Everyone loved them at my wedding. I needed them quick and they even got here early! Could not be more happy with this purchase. Highly recommend!" —Anna Heinold

    Get 25 from Custom Love Gifts on Etsy for $83.75.

    10. A wine stopper because you just *know* they'll be using this every night. Ugh, don't we just love practical favors?

    Reviewer photo of a compass bottle stopper in gold in a box that says "Our Adventure Begins"

    It also comes with a message on the box so it's ready to be gifted as soon as you receive it. No need to buy anything extra!

    Promising review: "After searching for the perfect travel theme bridal shower favors for my daughter's shower, I came across these beautiful compass bottle stoppers! Perfect, great quality and the packaging was exactly what we were looking for with the theme of adventures beginning! Made a beautiful display, which I embellished with a ribbon... All my guests were impressed with their favor! Plus a useful gift to remember a special day!" —MPardal

    Get 12 from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in five styles).

    11. A fleece blanket that they can use if your wedding is during a chilly month, keeping them warm and cozy while they celebrate your special day.

    Dark green and navy blue blankets in baskets outside on a bench with a sign that says "to have and to cold, in case you get cold"

    Promising review: "They were used for a wedding in November. Very soft, warm, and a great size for a wedding guest. The wedding was black and white so they looked great with white ribbon." —Christia

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $88+ (available in six colors and a variety pack).

    12. Simple tea favors if you're going for the whimsical garden tea party theme. You can choose from 11 different teas *and* even coffee if you're feeling ~spicy~.

    12 bottles with cork tops of various tea leaves with gift tags on them that say "Ryan and Katie" with a date on it
    Gifts From Istanbul / Etsy

    Gifts From Istanbul is a small business based out of, you guessed it, Istanbul, that sells handmade wedding favors in bulk. 

    If you choose the tag option, you can customize it by choosing between two types, one is on a cork-like paper and the other is a white tag. 

    Promising review: "I ordered 50 of these for a bridal shower! They’re absolutely gorgeous and they exceeded my expectations! Pictures don’t do them justice. Customer service was great. Very fast shipping to the U.S. I would definitely order from them again!" —Heather27Jade

    Get it from Gifts From Istanbul on Etsy for $72+ (available in 11 teas, coffee, and three different vessel options).

    13. Or teaspoons if you didn't want to give out tea, but wanted to stick with your garden party theme you're planning. They even have cute little tea cups on the tips!

    Four teaspoons with a heart shape on the stem, two in a pink gift box and two next to it

    Promising review: "I purchased these for gift bags for a birthday tea party. They are dainty and sweet spoons that came boxed with a pretty bow. Everyone loved them!" —Leslie Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in sets of 12, 24, and 36).

    14. Wooden fans because summers are hot, but you want your guests to be comfortable while they party. They're light, foldable, and super easy to carry around the venue.

    A reviewer photo of the sandalwood fans in a wicker basket

    Promising review: "I bought these for my outdoor wedding in Hawaii. It was in the evening time but the sun was still up and boy am I glad we had these! They were a hit and every single one was taken! (I had 80 guests and figured 48 would be enough; didn't think the guys would take them but I was wrong). They didn't have an overly sandalwood-y smell, just a hint of it. They held up well and my photographer got some beautiful shots of them. Rest assured that if you are using these for a wedding, they are a great deal and your guests will thank you!" —Malahuk

    Get a set of 48 from Amazon for $41.99.

    15. Bars of soaps for the lovely rustic wedding of your dreams. The soap is lavender-scented and it comes with a lovely flower of your choice, twine, and a cute little tag.

    Eight bars of soaps wrapped with twine, flowers, and a personalized tag that says "David and Sandy" with a date
    Wedding Gift Storee / Etsy

    Wedding Gift Storee is a small business based out of Kayseri, Turkey, that sells unique wedding favors like pashminas, tea light votives, and more.

    If you choose the tag option, don't forget to add the text you want to see on the card!

    Promising review: "Wow! The craftsmanship and quality of these soaps exceed expectations. I purchased these as gifts for my wedding. The soaps are not only pretty to look at, but smell nice. I know my guests will love this added touch." —Rose Kemplin

    Get 50 pieces from Wedding Gift Storee on Etsy for $70 (available with or without a tag and in 48 different flower colors).

    16. A campfire mug because honestly, you can never go wrong with mugs. Everyone loves mugs.

    Model is holding a blank white campfire mug with a stainless steel rim

    These are blank, but you can DIY a cute label using sublimation paper to really elevate *and* personalize the gift. 

    Promising review: "Metal campfire mug. Arrived 5 days early! So far very happy with product! Bought these for wedding gifts." —Keely Hinkes

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $74.99.

    17. If you're feeling extra cozy, a hot cocoa mix in every campfire mug sure to be the *marshmallow* on top of a lovely gift. You can even just have a basket of these as a grab 'n go kind of gift!

    The hot cocoa packet

    Promising review: "I want to lie and say these are gross so I can buy the whole stock, but I can't do that. They are really good. I bought a second set just because they were so good. The single serving packets are easy to use and the taste is wonderful. If you are not sure about dark chocolate hot chocolate, you can add some milk to cut some of the chocolate's intensity, but they are not overpowering." —Sammy Kay

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five flavors).

    18. Mini pumpkins that aren't as cliché as a typical orange pumpkin, but go so well with a chic fall wedding theme.

    Reviewer photo of white pumpkins next to a green garland

    You can tie a little tag around the stem using twine or a cute ribbon that matches your wedding colors! 

    Promising review: "Love these! So soft & adorable! Great price, same quality as HomeGoods with a much better price tag!! Would highly recommend!" —Brittany H.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    19. Mulling spices so after all the fun they had at your wedding, they can hunker down at home with a mug of hot spiced cider and reminisce on the amazing night.

    A sachet full of spices for mulling wine or cider
    Idea Chic / Etsy

    Idea Chic is a family-owned small business based out of Denver that sells greeting cards, unique stationery, and lovely gift favors. 

    You can enter your event date, names, or short text for printing on the tags. Also, ready to print logos are accepted! (Additional design may require a custom fee.)

    Promising review: "I was looking for a wedding favor guests would actually want and use when I found these mulling spices. They smell AMAZING! I believe my guests will LOVE them. They are the perfect size for a favor and the personal touch on the tag was perfect. Thank you for a great product!" —Candace Andrade

    Get a set of five from Idea Chic on Etsy for $21.25 (available with an apple or wreath icon on the tag).

    20. Mini champagne bottles that will quickly become the go-to drink of the night as they pop these bubbly drinks open and share with friends.

    Korbel mini champagne bottles with straws and ribbon tied to it
    Korbel / Via

    You can choose from 10 different fonts for the tags and add two lines: one could be for your names and the other for the wedding date! You *also* have the option to not add a tag or ribbon!

    Promising review: "I ordered these as party favors for my daughter's New Year's Eve wedding. They are perfect! Communication was awesome, as for delivery, etc. Although the site states someone must sign for the champagne, we did not. They were left at the front door — nine cases! The ribbon provided was not enough to do all the bottles..." —Darlene Kozlowski

    Get a case of 24 from Korbel for $96.

    21. Notebooks for a more practical favor your guests will definitely use to notes to themselves, grocery lists, or to write down their appointments they don't want to forget.

    You can buy a customizable stamp to put on the front of each journal to make it a bit more personal!

    Promising review: "I love these super cute minimalist bullet journals! They are the perfect size and the pen I use (pilot G-2 0.38) does not bleed through the pages; however you can see that something has been written on the page before. This doesn’t bother me and I personally prefer the thinness of these pages to the thicker pages of most bullet journals. The pages are also an off-white/yellow color, which is easy on the eyes. I love the soft cover and the small number of pages in each book. I also appreciate the fact that when you open the book, it does not put a crease in the cover." —Ruku

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98 (available in blank, dotted, lined, or grid pages).

    22. A gift box you can fill with basically anything *but* mints, please. Some ideas to get you started: chocolates, mini marshmallows, those little Valentine's day hearts, leftover Halloween candy from three years ago — really anything!

    Reviewer photo of the marbled cardboard gift boxes with pink ribbon on top

    Add some cute labels to your candies for a fun touch!

    Promising review: "Great value. I purchased these favors for my wedding and they looked really nice on the table. The box was sturdy enough for my son to assemble and tie the bow without destroying it or ripping the holes in the top. The boxes were larger than I expected. I filled mine with 6 Kisses chocolates but had to fill the box with shredded paper because it was deeper than I anticipated." —Celicatris

    Get 50 pieces from Amazon for $17.99.

    23. Luggage tags so they can always spot their bags while in the airport, but that also serves as a quick reminder that it doesn't matter where they go, your wedding will be their best memory.

    Black and white luggage tags that say "and so the adventure begins"
    Letter and Leather / Etsy

    Letter and Leather is a family-owned Massachusetts-based small business that sells handcrafted luggage tags.

    Promising review: "I purchased the luggage tags in champagne with gold lettering for my daughter’s wedding favors. I opened the box and took one out to see it and I absolutely love them! I was so excited to give my daughter the first one from the box. The quality is amazing, communication was pleasant and helpful, and I received them in a timely manner. I definitely would purchase from this store again. Highly recommend!!" —Pam Bowman

    Get 15 tags from Letter and Leather on Etsy for $74.25 (available in larger quantities and 34 color combinations).

    24. Olive oil that is definitely a ~splurge-worthy~ favor, and will add an immense touch of fanciness to your wedding. I mean, if that's your vibe. Gordon Ramsey would be so proud. Well, maybe.

    The olive oil in bottles with a tag around the neck that says "Thank you"
    The Greek Pantry / Etsy

    The Greek Pantry is a small business based out of a small village in the Western part of Peloponnese, Greece, that sells absolutely beautiful artisan gifts made from their olive tree farm. It's a family tradition and their olive oil is homegrown and cropped by them, produced in small quantity.

    Don't forget to add the text you want on the tag before you place your order!

    Promising review: "I ordered some for my daughter's wedding — the rosemary olive oil. I have to say that it was above my expectation. Beautiful, delicious aroma, very well-packed, and got it on time! I will definitely recommend her to all my friends, and family. Alice was always answering all my questions." —Emmapena

    Get a set of 10 from The Greek Pantry on Etsy for $99.95 (available in larger quantities and 16 different infusion flavors)

    25. Drink coozies for the laid-back couple that knows their guests like to drink, have fun, and just be super chill.

    Reviewer photo of grey coozies with the words buzzed, lit, and hammered on each one with corresponding art of a bee, a lightbulb, and a hammer

    The coozies are blank, but if you're feeling super ambitious, you can splurge on a Cricut machine bundle and create the perfect vinyl transfer for your wedding favors. 

    Promising review: "I had a last-minute big order and these came in at the perfect time! Very sturdy and were easy for me to iron on customizations. Definitely would buy again! Color was very true to picture!" —Matt

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 23 colors).

    26. A plantable heart, because who doesn't love gifts that serve a meaningful purpose? They can actually plant the heart into the ground or an indoor pot and watch some beautiful foliage grow.

    Two natural cards with a heart shaped seed paper and says "Let love grow, plant the heart in a little soil, place in a sunny spot, and keep moist, watch wildflowers grow"
    MV Creative Maison / Etsy

    MC Creative Maison is a small business based out of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, that sells stationery and gifts for any event.

    The plantable heart has a combination of catchfly, English daisy, spurred snapdragon, sweet alyssum, black-eyed Susans, and corn poppy. You can personalize each card by adding your names and wedding date!

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved these!! These were amazing wedding favors and our guests LOVED them! They were super easy to use because there was no setup involved! Great store and great product! Clever and fun! Highly recommend!!" —Jessica Nines

    Get it from MC Creative Maison on Etsy for $0.75+ (available in sets of up to 200).

    27. Wedding favor bags you can put next to the dessert station and make the favors actually be a fun buffet bag of treats to enjoy during or after the reception!

    A brown paper baked goods bag with a garland design and the words "A sweet thank you" inside it and below that it says "John and Christine" with a date
    VintageLee Crafted / Etsy

    VintageLee Crafted is a small business based out of Cheboygan, Michigan, that sells favor bags, stickers, labels, and digital invitations. 

    In the notes to seller box during checkout, you'll be able to add your names and wedding date or other personalization you may like!

    Promising review: "Amanda was such a pleasure to work with! She was willing to do a custom treat bag design and created exactly what I was looking for! They are perfect and I can’t wait to use them on our wedding day!" —Brooke Cahall

    Get it from VintageLee Crafted on Etsy for $0.69 (available in packs of up to 400 bags).

    28. Personalized matches that'll really ~light~ up their lives. Bonus points if you put "It's A Match" on each one.

    Reviewer photo of a match box with a wooden background image and the words "it started with a spark, Nick and Jolene" written on it with a date

    You can customize between 14 different background colors, 12 different messages, and have the option to add two lines of text. Note: The stickers come unassembled, so you'll have to add them yourself to the matchbox, *or* pay an additional $6 to have them preassembled.

    Promising review: "Super cute wedding favor, especially at the price point! I chose to put the stickers on myself and save the money, which made it more 'fun' in my opinion." —Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    29. And finally, hand sanitizer because when you really can't decide on a favor, you can *never* go wrong with some hand sani.

    Three hand sanitizer bottles that say Spread Joy on them

    You can choose from 19 different sticker backgrounds, five font texts, three font colors, *and* add up to three lines of text.

    Promising review: "I love the product, bigger bottle than I thought so of course that is great and they are very pretty and everything was correct on the sticker that comes so you can put them on." —Teresa Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three designs).

    Your guests when they realize they don't have to bring home *another* box of mints from a wedding:

    NBC / Via

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