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Get Inspired: Alternative Wedding Favor Gift Ideas for the Savvy Bride

by Hollie Jones
Get Inspired: Alternative Wedding Favor Gift Ideas for the Savvy Bride

Are you getting flustered thinking about wedding favor gifts to make your guests feel special? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Planning a wedding can be extremely time consuming and there are many important decisions you need to make. These wedding favor gift ideas will inspire you, and allow you to concentrate on other matters – like finding the right dress.

Jazz Up Your Wedding Favors

Personalizing your wedding favors is a really effective and surprisingly inexpensive way to thank your guests for the efforts made to be with you on your special day.

Personalization is really important here, and a little gesture can go along way. Gift personalization is very easy to do, and a gesture as simple as a labeling simple gifts with a customized sticker with your guest’s name on it would make a great impression.

If you feel like getting creative yourself, why not create your own labels and cute messages for each individual guest? It may be a little time intensive, but will certainly be worth it for the smile it puts on their face.

Gable Boxes, Tins and Jars For Your Favor Gifts

Personalized gable boxes, tins and jars are a fabulous way to present your wedding favors. These storage devices will allow you to choose not only one favor gift, but multiple little things and wrap them up in one lovely package.

For example, these mini gable boxes from Wedding Favy are a brilliant storage solution for your gifts – simply fill them up small gifts such as chapsticks, tea lights and candies to make them feel special. These boxes are really easy to assemble and are also eco-friendly as they’re made from biodegradable card.

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Themed Wedding Favor Gifts

Are you hosting a themed wedding? If not, you should definitely consider it. Themed weddings can involve anything from seasonal themes, such as Spring or Summer, to a nautical theme. If your wedding does have a theme, you should think about complementary wedding favor gifts that would be a suitable souvenir of the day. For example, if your wedding is outside with a Summer theme in a month with plenty of sunshine, then perhaps offering some personalized novelty sunglasses would be a great option.

Remember: themed wedding favor gifts do not need to be expensive. Just make sure that your gifts are thoughtful and useful.

Gifts For Mother of The Bride and Groom

Your wedding day is a really important occasion for any mother of the bride or groom. While the big day will be focused on the newlywed couple, parents are important figures who have helped you from the very beginning.

Parents warrant special wedding favor gifts in their own right. You should think about getting them gifts that are different to those you organized for your other guests. Bridal Shower Co has a beautiful supply of gifts for mothers of the bride and groom. Gifts include monogram bracelets, cosmetics bags, champagne glasses and more. Personalized or monogrammed gifts give you the chance to offer something sweet and sentimental to her.


We hope that this article has taken the weight off your wedding planning and provided you with some inspiring and affordable wedding favors. Here are the key points:

  • Storage solutions such as gable boxes, tins and jars provide a novel way to package and personalize your wedding favor gifts
  • If your wedding has a theme, have a think about what gifts would fit in with it
  • Don’t forget the most important guest of all – your mom!

Hollie is a freelance writer and co-writer for the Hollie and the Ivy blog. She is passionate about up-cycling, interior design, crafts and weddings. Hollie enjoys writing about these topics and spreading her knowledge and experience to others.

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