Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love & Actually Use

By Published On: February 16, 2024

When it comes to wedding favors, everyone wants to ensure that they’re giving their guests items that will be used and not wasted. It’s a difficult task, made partially better by knowing your guests and partially by being creative! If you and your partner are struggling to come up with the perfect wedding favor ideas for your special day, we’re here to help alleviate the stress of decision making with this list of wedding favor ideas that your guests will love and actually use!

Water Bottles or Mugs

Talk about utility! Water bottles are perfect party favors. If you’re looking for a favor that will be used, this is the way to go. If you’re an eco-friendly couple, reusable water bottles are the perfect party favor to save your guests from single-use plastic. If your guests had to travel from out-of-town for your wedding and forgot to bring their own reusable bottle, this could possibly save the day for them while they’re taking in the sights and sounds of a new city before or after your celebration. Mugs are also a fantastic party favor option. Everyone has a fun selection of coffee mugs to choose from. Customize the bottles or mugs with your wedding date or names to make this party favor something your guests can remember your special day by.

Meaningful Paperbacks

Small paperback books make unique, fun party favors for your guests. Pick your favorite stories or poetry books and give each guest a copy to take home. Personalize the experience by adding notes or dedications that explain why you and your partner chose the books you did. Your guests will have something meaningful to put on their shelf at home and remember a beautiful celebration by.

Mini Prosecco

Mini Prosecco bottles and a couple of plastic champagne flutes will encourage your guests to celebrate you even once they’re at home! Let the party carry on just a bit longer with this fun wedding party favor.


Candles are always fun, usable gifts for guests. Gifts that serve a specific purpose ensure that your guests will get good use out of them! A sweet-scented candle labeled with your wedding date and names will serve as a special reminder every time your guests light them up at home.

Cocktail Kits

Cocktail Kits are unique, simple gifts for guests that encourage that creative side. A small kit for guests to take home and create your signature cocktail with after your special day will serve as a fun reminder of the celebration even after it’s over.

To-Go Snacks

Who doesn’t love snacks? Give your guests an assortment of your favorite party snacks for those post-wedding celebration munchies. You can include mini-bags of crackers, chips, and nuts or even candy, cookies, or mini-cupcakes!

Local Artwork

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Find a local artist to do guest portraits as a special take-home party favor and create a unique and lasting gift for your guests. Line-drawings or watercolor paintings are the perfect simple and elegant favors for your guests to take home.

Mini Potted Plants

This one is fun for the guests that have a green thumb! Mini-potted plants or succulents are a fun way to create green space inside any home.


Everyone loves sunglasses. There are plenty of cheap but quality sunglasses options for guests on your special day. Especially necessary for an outdoor wedding, sunglasses are perfect party favors for guests that forgot theirs, or want a pair that they don’t have to worry about.

Throw Blankets

Throw blankets are a staple in any home! Guests will love this party favor for not only its usability, but its re-usability! Finding great party favors that guests can keep and use in their home for long periods of time maximizes the potential for your guests to enjoy what you’ve gifted them.

Doggie Bags

For those dog-loving couples, a table with take-home baggies that guests can fill with dog-treats to bring home to the furry friends they’re missing is such a cute and fun idea! We know this gift will get used, for sure!

Herbal Teas

An assortment of herbal teas makes a great party favor for guests. Gift your guests a calming chamomile, enriching chai, energizing green, or awakening black tea, or perhaps a combination of the bunch!

Lip Balm

Often overlooked but always desired, lip balm is a no-brainer when it comes to party favors your guests will love and use. Keep your guests from experiencing uncomfortable, cracked lips with the simple gift of a good, moisturizing lip balm.

Artisanal Ingredients

Artisanal ingredients such as infused olive oils, honeys, syrups, and hot sauces are fun, unique and usable party gifts for your guests! Customize the labels to remind your guests of your special day whenever they decide to break out the bottle!

Hangover Kits

For the couple that loves a good party, hangover kits are a cute and thoughtful party favor. Put together small kits that include some sort of electrolyte supplement, vitamin C booster, instant coffee packets, Ibuprofen or Tylenol, and some breath mints or gum. Your guests will thank you for enhancing their recovery!


Handmade soaps are always a usable and fun party favor. Handmade soaps are uniquely crafted with beautiful designs and delicious scents that are sure to please your guests, whether actually used or displayed decoratively!

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