8 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas for 2022

If you’re looking for wedding favor ideas or for inspiration for your wedding gifts, then look no further! Wedding favors are gifts from the bride and groom for their guests to show their appreciation for celebrating their most important day with them. And who wouldn’t love to take home a unique memory of your special day?

Wedding favors are a way to add a personalized touch after an unforgettable celebration. Although wedding planning can be tough, it really does add the perfect end to the day to send your guests home with a thoughtful gift. Your guests will definitely appreciate something that evokes an emotion, or which they can utilize. From bath bombs and homemade candles to sweet treats or mini wine bottles, there’s always something that will surprise your guests! As the new year begins, here is our roundup of 8 unique wedding favor ideas for 2022.

But first, here are some pointers to help guide and inspire you…

To start with, think about your theme, your colors, and your wedding location to make the unique wedding favors meaningful yet something that’s practical for your guests. You don’t want your guests to put the gift away in their bottom drawer, or worse, leave it at the venue. Think of the times you’ve left a wedding not knowing what to do with the gift, it’s probably happened a few times!

You don’t need to be spending too much on gifts, make sure you’ve considered the purpose of the wedding favor. There are different categories and wedding favor ideas that you can choose from. Do you want it to be something that has a one time use for the day after the wedding? Such as a candle to enjoy with a relaxing bubble bath. Or you could also go for edible treats, and source local products such as olive oil, wine or homemade pastries. On the other hand, maybe you you want your wedding favors to be practical? DIY ideas are a cheap and cheerful way to show your guests you’ve really thought about the wedding favors and add the perfect sentimental touch.

You might be good at crafts or you might know a friend or relative who doesn’t mind helping you out. Be as creative as you like! Your guests will definitely cherish the handmade effort and sentimental touch. If you’re opting for a destination wedding, then you can create a totally unique wedding favor for your guests to not only remember your day but also the location’s culture and local food.
Finally, we all know Covid is still present, but you can keep it fun by gifting personalized masks, or luxurious hand sanitizer.

1. Rest Your Feet With a Bath Bomb

After dancing to Whitney Houston and Marvin Gaye all night long, your guests will certainly appreciate an excuse to put their feet up with a warm bubble bath. These wedding favor ideas can be unique and personalized. You can even try to give away a selection of scents, so that different guests can experience different bath bombs.

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Organic Handmade Bath Bombs by NaturalAmor via Etsy

2. The Perfect Compliment to a Destination Wedding

Luggage tags make for ideal wedding favors for your guests to take away and use for their future travels. You can even personalize these to include the guests’ names, or a date stamp to symbolize your special day.

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Custom luggage tags by TaggedWithLoveShop on Etsy
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Photo: Lissa Ryan Photography | Custom destination wedding gift baskets by MARIGOLD & GREY

3. Sip Some Tea While Remembering the Special Memories

Another idea for wedding favors that is both practical and sentimental is a tea infuser. You can add a selection of the couple’s favorite tea leaves or infusions, so that your guests have a variety of speciality tea to choose from when they want to think back to your unforgettable wedding day.

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Tea Wedding Favors by Mesnet via Etsy

4. End the Night on a Sweet Note

Who doesn’t love the idea of homemade cookies to enjoy once you’re back home? These wedding favors are sure to delight your guests! You can add a personalization, or you can even make the gifts more rustic by popping ingredients into a mason jar so that your guests can make their cookies in their own time.

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Customized Cookie Bags by DetailsonDemand via Etsy
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Cookie Mixes Wedding Favors by NaturalHoneyBee via Etsy

5. Let the Scent Ignite the Memory

A popular idea for wedding favors are candles, but you could go a step further by creating your own scent for your wedding. Find a unique scent, like rosemary infused oil, for your guests to remember the unforgettable day!

Candle Wedding Favors by TheHobbyistBox via Etsy

6. Enjoy Local Delicacies

If you’re celebrating your destination wedding in Italy, give your guests a delicious gift to remember with some local limoncello or olive oil bottles. You can even find some cute and interesting packaging options for your guests to enjoy.

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Photo: Shoda Love | Design & Planning: CCL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Art with Nature
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Planning: The Tuscan Wedding
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Limoncello Wedding Favours by CrossvineDesigns via Etsy

7. Give Your Guests Something to Grow

Wedding favors can come in all shapes and sizes, and this wedding favor idea is one that will continue growing. It’s a beautiful way to symbolize the blossoming of a new marriage!

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Photo: Joshua Zuckerman Photography | Planning: Kyle Michelle Weddings & Events

8. Keep it Fun and Practical

Shot glasses are a great combination of fun and practical gifts your guests will love! These wedding favors are timeless and you can make them as quirky or as minimal as you like! You can even adapt the colors to your wedding theme or add guest names for an extra touch.

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses by ProperLetter via Etsy
Photo: Lindsay Hackney Photography | Design & Planning: Lindsey M. Events | Escort Cards: Pumped on Paper

Make sure your wedding favors are ones to remember! In the meanwhile, you can find even more wedding decor tips and inspiration over at WedBoard! You can also check out more Wedding Favors and Gift Ideas, or other wedding planning inspiration such as 13 Elegant Wedding Cake Ideas or 15 Stunning Wedding Tablescapes For Every Style.

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