30 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Like

Thank your guests for coming out to celebrate your big day with edible delights or keepsake favors that serve a useful purpose.
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By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide

Thank your guests for coming out to celebrate your big day with edible delights or keepsake favors that serve a useful purpose. Here, we've compiled some of the most popular gifting options from real wedding submissions that you can buy or DIY.

Miniature Pizza
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There's nothing wedding guests love more than late-night treats, and pizza is a huge crowd-pleaser for the car ride home (if they can even wait that long to dig in!)
S'mores Kit
Adorable s'mores kits are trending in the weddings world, and guests of all ages will adore this traditional campfire treat. They're inexpensive to make, and you don't just have to limit them to warmer months.
Photo Credit: Edmonson Photography
No guest will be able to resist Krispy Kreme's mouthwatering glazed goodness, and it's such an easy favor idea to put together!
Charity Donations
Forgo traditional favors altogether with a charitable donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the National Humane Society, or another cause that's close to your heart. Include a note so that guests are aware of your charitable contribution and the meaning behind it.
Miniature Pie
Pies stay fresher longer than other dessert options, and there are so many different tasty combinations to choose from — check out Wedding Star's "Sweetie Pies" packaging kits and accompanying recipes for inspiration.
Olive Oil
Photo Credit: Jose Villa
You don't have to get married in the picturesque countryside of Tuscany to steal this charming infused olive oil idea. Delizioso!
Photo Credit: Jenny Ebert
Any seaside ceremony, destination soirée, or summertime bash would benefit from this beach-friendly favor idea. The thank-you note wrapped in twine is such a sweet detail.
Sugar Cookies
Photo Credit: Limelight Photography
We can't think of a sweeter wedding favor than cookies decorated to match your theme or the place where you're saying "I do." For a fun touch, include a tag with your favorite family recipe.
Photo Credit: Linczak Photography
Make your escort cards do double-duty as favors with gorgeous and low-maintenance succulents.
Elegant and economical, candles are one favor idea that works well for any theme or wedding style, and you can choose scents that are sentimental to you. If you're the crafty type, then you'll love this how-to tutorial from Fleur De Sel.
Photo Credit: Revival Photography
Similar to candles, soap offers endless personalization opportunities in terms of scent, colors, packaging, and store-bought vs. homemade (just make a test batch first to ensure you like the way it turns out). We spotted this beautiful presentation at a vintage-themed wedding.
Guests used these blankets to snuggle up during an alfresco ceremony at an elegant barn wedding.
Photo Credit: Live View Studios
Knit gloves are such a thoughtful way to keep guests cozy and warm at a winter wonderland wedding. And in neutral colors, this is one favor they'll be able to use all season long.
Photo Credit: The Wedding Traveler
Love to unwind with a glass of white or red at the end of a long day? Then consider gifting your loved ones with bottles of vino. You and your fiancé can visit a local vineyard to choose your favorite grapes and create a custom blend. Don't forget a customized label with your wedding date!
Coffee Beans
If you can't speak a word until you've had your morning cup of joe or you're regulars at the local coffee shop, then you'll appreciate this caffeine-fueled favor idea. Buy your favorite coffee beans in bulk, and package them in burlap bags or mason jars. Something Turquoise offers a free label download.
Tea Cups With Tea
Photo Credit: This Modern Romance
Tea party, anyone? This two-for-one favor is so clever that we wish we'd thought of it first.
Guests rang in a new year with these bedazzled champagne bottles.
Photo Credit: Le Secret d'Audrey
Give your relatives and friends a taste of the local culture — macarons were a hit at this Parisian destination wedding. Choose color combinations that coordinate with your wedding palette.

Planning and coordination: Anne Mulvihill at Fête in France
Maple Syrup
Photo Credit: Mango Studios
A Canadian bride and groom infused bottles of maple syrup with grappa (an Italian grape-based brandy) for a creative DIY twist.
If you're getting hitched around the holidays, incorporate the festive occasion into your favors, like this couple who decided to give out Christmas tree ornaments.
Not only do sunglasses help shield your guests from the sun during an outdoor wedding, but they also provide plenty of fun photo ops as well. Attach ribbon to each pair along with a brief message so that guests know they're theirs to keep.
Pizza Cutter
Couples who enjoy cooking together can share their hobby with loved ones by gifting them a kitchen gadget they'll be able to enjoy for years to come.
Apple Butter
Photo Credit: JoPhoto
A quintessential fall wedding favor, guests can mix apple butter into their morning oatmeal, slather it on biscuits or muffins, use it to sweeten up pork dishes, and more.
Beverage koozies embossed with your monogram, custom artwork, or a witty saying give "to have and to hold" a whole new meaning.
Caramel Popcorn
Photo Credit: Ueda Photography
Flavored popcorn favors were a hit with guests who attended this wedding at a historic movie theater.
Jam and Pepper Jelly
Photo Credit: J. Harper Photography
Sweet vs. savory: Guests got to choose between strawberry jam or pepper jelly at this country-chic wedding.
Newlyweds are gifting local jars of honey with sweet details such as bee charms, wooden honey dippers, and colorful ribbon.
Lavender Salt
Photo Credit: Loree Photography
Savory seasonings are on the upswing. Bonus: they have a long shelf life, so they can be assembled months before the big day without fear of spoiling.
Potted Herbs
Rosemary, basil, or thyme plants make wonderful eco-friendly favors. Guests can plant them and use fresh herbs year-round in their cooking.
Water Bottle
Guests will think of you every time they're on the go with a refillable water bottle that's perfect for the gym or toting to work. Consider a versatile design motif, such as the "love" one pictured here, rather than including your names.
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