Bridal Shower Favors Your Guests Will Love
While you don't have to give favors at your bridal shower, many hosts choose to do so anyway. That's because the extra details often enhance these celebrations. Small gifts for guests can double as activities or décor items—and even when they don't, they're appreciated as long as they're cool or useful. We've rounded up a number of examples to show you the power of party presents.
We have a few key tips for buying bridal shower favors. First, it's nice to somehow connect the tokens into your fête's theme or event design. Second, get creative with what you give—the more original, the more exciting. Third, try for something that's at least a little practical. You don't want your presents to go to waste, do you? While favors are definitely supposed to be mementos, they should also serve another purpose. That could be anything from entertaining attendees at the party itself to coming in handy later on the wedding day.
Take this celebration's plant favors. Not only were the adorable Shop Succulents gifts incorporated into the party's place settings, but recipients could display them in their homes afterward. This is exactly the type of takeaway we're talking about. To see more ideas just like this one, browse the inspiration ahead. You'll find present suggestions as well as packaging and presentation options. From edible items to fun DIYs, there's plenty to savor and steal for your own soirée. Whatever you choose, your guests will be happy, and you will be, too—no throw-away keepsakes here!
As a way to to show her love and appreciation for those who attended the pre-wedding party, this bride sent guests home with Diptyque candles. While luxe options are always appreciated, even homemade versions of your favorite scent will delight guests.
Consider favors that pull double-duty: Jelly beans were packed in clear acrylic boxes with seating assignments. Guests can find their seat at the shower, then munch on the treats post-party.
Koozies, like these by Industry Print Shop, are always a fun favor. Create your own personalized versions and display them by the drinks for guests to use during the party and after.
Guests could choose between Jennie Cook's creative canned fruit and cocktails in mason jars as edible party favors at this celebration.
Artfully Wrapped Sweet Treats
Treat your guests to something that speaks to the season. This bride sent guests home with gift boxes full of gingerbread cookies at the end of her wintertime party.
For any little ones attending the bridal shower, opt for fun, colorful party favors like these Cheree Berry Paper folders that were filled with play eyeglasses, mini puzzles, and crayons.
Elevate your bridal shower favors by giving your guests the gift of a good meal. This bride gave partygoers boxed meals by Chef Hiroo Nagahara to enjoy later in the day.
Sweet rectangles of 504 Soap were tied with a bow for this bridal shower.
Cocktail and Emergency Kits
Not only do personalized bendy straws make for great day-of photo ops, but they can be washed and reused after the shower. Krazy Straws designed this one.
No, we're not talking about those giant gift packages. Small bundles of your favorite fruit are more than sufficient. These ones were customized with Sarah Jo Design calligraphy for a farm event.
Nail Polish and Notebooks
Sweet Root Village set up a DIY lipstick station for this bride-to-be's celebration.
Keep the party going with individual bottles of bubby, like Chandon's sparkling rosé.
Extra pens are always appreciated. Bonus points if they match the bridal shower's theme (think: a palm-print version for a tropical affair).
Fans and Décor
Your ladies will love a new scent, especially in time for the wedding day. These bottles carried a Viktor&Rolf fragrance.
Flower crowns double as favors and a bridal shower activity. Hudson Botanica provided these blooms.
Candles are a classic gift—the prettier the packaging, the better. These iridescent ones were purchased at Anthropologie.
Dress your girls in a fun uniform. At this shower, that meant matching Sudara sweatshirts.
Candles and Bracelets
Ice Cream Scoopers
Take-away ice cream scoopers (from Fishs Eddy) made perfect sense for this ice cream parlor-themed bridal shower.
Keep the booze flowing after the fact with bottle openers like these My Wedding Favors ones.
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