15 Wedding Thank You Gifts Your Guests Will Want to Take Home
Give your guests wedding thank you gifts they'll actually want to take home. We've got 15 wedding favor ideas to get you started.
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What Do You Give Guests at a Wedding?
This question always comes up when planning a wedding. You want to thank your guests and loved ones for celebrating with you, but it’s hard to find a gift that people will really enjoy. After all, we’ve all taken home some less-than-useful favors in our day. Don’t worry! We took some of the guesswork out for you. Here are wedding favors that your guests won’t want to leave behind.
These personalized matchboxes are a great tiny treasure for wedding guests to take home. Adorable “Perfect Match” word art adorns the front of the box, and the back of the box has enough room for a few lines of personalized text. Customize them to fit your wedding theme with the paper color and foil color of your choice. Have you registered for your wedding yet?
Consider gifting guests small plants as favors. This set of wedding succulents has everything you need for your favors: round flower-shaped succulents, adorable pink metal pails and “Let Love Grow/Thank You” tags. Your guests will enjoy these easy-to-care plants for years to come.
Some like it hot! If you’re feeling spicy, these DIY hot sauce wedding favors are for you. Download and print these custom gift tags, tie it to a bottle of your favorite hot sauce and you’ve got an unforgettable giveaway that your guests will be totally hot for! And here’s how to make your own hot sauce.
Lottery tickets can make fun, inexpensive and interactive favors for your wedding or shower. Purchase “get lucky” stickers only, or add treat bags to your order—then add your state’s lotto tickets to complete favors. Don’t forget to include a shiny penny for scratching those lucky tickets!
Guests will enjoy a sweet treat while getting to know you a little better with these clever “His and Her” candy bags. Fill the clear favor bags with your favorite treats: sweet, salty, sour—and seal with the two-inch circle stickers. Include these in hotel welcome bags or as thank you favors at the main event.
Who says the favors even need to make it home? Give your guests a midnight snack as a wedding thank you gift. Our favorite picks for late night snacking: soft cookies, popcorn and soft pretzels. To make it extra festive, package them up in customized treat bags.
If your love is as sweet as honey, these mini honey jars are the perfect wedding favor for you. Each jar is filled with premium pure raw clover honey and wrapped with a personalized label featuring the couples name under a “meant to bee” logo. Depending on your budget, couples can also add an optional honey dipper to the jar.
Practical presents are good presents. These decorative key-shaped bottle openers have some vintage flair that will suit many wedding themes. Each key comes with a tag declaring “Love is the key to happiness.” Couples can add a personalized message to the tag to make it extra special. These are the best kitchen items to add to your Amazon wedding registry.
Popping open a bottle of bubbly always feels celebratory. Send your guests home with a miniature bottle so they can celebrate again at home. To make the favor more special, dress up the mini bottles with personalized bottle labels or some of these other DIY ways to make them pop. Not a champagne person? Use on single-serve wine, beer or even artisanal soda.
After a night of eating and drinking, guests will be thankful for these “Mint to Be” wedding favors. These mint favors come fully assembled (whew!) with your personalized text. Welcome and thank your guests by placing these in small gift bags, in a display bowl or on a send-off table!
Your guests will adore these sweet, chocolate-covered pretzel sticks. Each homemade wedding favor comes with two pretzels that are wrapped with a layer of caramel, dipped in fine chocolate and decorated in a bride and groom theme. The Mr. & Mrs. ribbon is a perfect finishing touch.
Guests will thank you when they receive these customized bamboo drinking straws. These straws are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. Each straw is engraved with the text of your choice and comes with a thank you sleeve with more information about why you chose these eco-friendly favors.
Thank your guests with something you and your spouse-to-be made yourselves and pack them in these adorable to-go snack bags, personalized with your information. Crowd favorite treats like soft caramels or roasted nuts are always good options. Check out our full list of edible wedding favors for more ideas.
Instead of a take-home treat, use your favor budget as a donation to your favorite nonprofit. Need ideas? At Taste of Home, we’re proud to support Feeding America. Also consider your local food pantry, animal welfare organization, children’s charity or cancer research fund. Let your guests know the plan with a thoughtful sign on each table. You can customize, print at home and pop into decorative picture frames.