When you're trying to decide what kind of wedding favors you should give to your guests, one thing you should consider is if they'll keep them. After all, it's such a waste of money if your guests are trashing the favors as soon as they get home. Here are our favorite wedding favors that we think guests will actually use:
Soap. Everybody needs to stay clean, right? This is the perfect gift. You can find them in lots of colors and styles these days. Have fun with it.
Recipe Cards. Recipes cards that share amazing recipes are always practical and useful. You can print your own or find nicely styled cards with a simple search on Etsy.
Plant seeds. This is definitely a recent trend and we can see why. Seeds are reasonably priced favors (approx. $175 for 100 packets of seeds) and everybody has something to remember and nurture after your special day.
Bottle Opener. Bottle openers as favors may seem a little “not fun” until you see some of the cool styles you can find online.
Chocolate. Get creative by picking interesting shapes and designs for chocolate favors.
Potted Plant. Easy-to-care-for potted plants are all the rage. They are also larger in size which makes them feel more expensive than they are.
Tote bags. Tote bags are extremely useful and durable. Even better if the design is pretty.
Jelly, Jam, Honey & Other sticky stuff. Jars of honey, jam, or peanut butter are the perfect (and yummy) favors.
Customized M&M's. M&M's with fun sayings make the perfect personalized gift.
Donations. In lieu of favors, place a card at every table explaining that you chose to donate money to a charity that has a lot of significance for both of you.
Candles. Try to choose a scent that has significance to you, perhaps the smell of both of your favorite desserts or fruits.
Popcorn. We're seeing more and more executions of this favor idea. Flavored popcorn, beautiful packaging, and cute sayings really turn it into a favorite.
Tea packages. Give your guests tea packets. You can pick a blend, customize the package and get a nice little card attached.
Coffee. Much the same as the tea favor, you can now customize coffee favors any way you can think of. Energize your guests.
S'mores. Give your guests a S'mores kit complete with chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows, and watch their faces light up.
Flip-Flops. Flip-flops make the perfect favor because they will come in good use during the wedding and after.
Liquor. Mini bottles of liquor — such as wine, champagne, whiskey, or tequila — can make really cute favors if you package them upright.
Recipes and Ingredients. These pretty recipe cards are perfect for sharing your favorite secret or not-so-secret recipe that everyone always asks you about.
Candy Bags. Let your guests go trick or treating at your wedding and fill their bags up with candy from a candy bar.