10 Unique & Exciting Wedding Favor Ideas
You’re busy planning your special day. You’ve got the corsages picked out, you’ve found the perfect ivory dress, you’ve booked your dream venue at NOAH’S. But you’re stumped about one teensy final detail: what is the perfect wedding favor to give your guests to say ‘thank you’ for celebrating with you on the most important day of your life?
You want your parting gifts to be as unique and personalized as the rest of your wedding, plus you want them to be fun and surprising for your loved to take home. Rest assured! We’ve put together a foolproof list of ten wonderfully unconventional wedding favors that are guaranteed to charm your guests.
1. Locally Sourced Organic Honey.
Everyone loves honey! It looks beautiful in a pretty jar or glass bottle, it’s a (moderately) healthy sweet treat, and everyone has a use for it—in tea, on toast, in baking, in home remedies, etc. Your guests will love to take home a jar of nature’s liquid gold, and you’ll support your local economy and small businesses by buying from a local beekeeper! Bonus: locally sourced honey is said to help people with allergies. Honey saves the day!
2. Flower Seeds.
Help your loved ones develop their green thumb and beautify their homes at the same time by giving them the tools to start their own flower garden! This thoughtful, elegant parting gift is unique in its simplicity. We recommend easy-to-grows blooms for first-time gardeners. Some of our favorites are Sunflowers, Sweet Peas, Columbines, Nigella, and Marigolds.
3. Hot Sauce.
This is an especially fun favor for a country-themed wedding. Send your guests home with a spicy taste of the south with your favorite picante condiment! For a bit of personal flair, customize the sauce label with the name of you and your new spouse, the date of your wedding, and a message of love and gratitude
4. Lottery Tickets.
Your guests definitely will not expect to go home with a chance to hit the jackpot, and they won’t be able to help themselves from getting a bit excited about the opportunity to cash out! Just think: maybe one of your friends or family members will win big and they’ll have you and your sweetheart to thank for it!
If you and your lovebird are animal lovers, spreading the love to your feathery friends by sending your loved ones home with a bag of birdseed is the perfect parting favor.
6. Luggage Tags.
Send your friends and family off on their own adventures around the world as you and your darling head off on your honeymoon! Everywhere they go, from New York City to Paris to Bangkok to London, your guests will be reminded of the magical time they had at your wedding.
7. Soda in a Retro Glass Bottle.
Leave your loved ones with one last sweet and bubbly impression of your special day. Coke—or any other soda—n a glass bottle will always be an adorable, retro, and perfectly classic way to spread a little joy.
8. Sea Salt.
Here is a sophisticated parting gift that you probably haven’t seen at other weddings. Sea salt is a classy way to say ‘thanks for coming’ to your guests in a way that they’ll actually use when they go home.
Give a living gift! These spiny little plants are all the rage with trendy decorators right now, but they can also be a smart and charming favor for your guests. Your family and friends will love to take home one of these unconventional desert flowers and show them off in their kitchen or office.
We love gifts that give back. What is a purer demonstration of your love and happiness than donating to a women’s shelter, food bank, animal shelter, children’s hospital, relief fund, or other humanitarian effort of your choice?