If you want to present your guests with some amazing wedding favours, then why not think outside the box and give them something that’s a bit different? From adult colouring books to temporary tattoos, we’ve come up with 47 unusual wedding favours which are sure to go down a treat with your wedding guests.
These lollipops from The Little Lollipop Shop are a cute little favour idea for your guests and they even have an edible flower in the centre. You can also add a tag with a message of your choice if you want to personalise your wedding even more.
Image credit: The Little Lollipop Shop at Not on the High Street
Give your guests little boxes of this much loved treat for them to take away. If you’re planning to have vintage wedding décor, then you could even serve the popcorn in retro stripy boxes to suit the theme.
A Rubik’s Cube
Give your guests a real brainteaser of a favour with a Rubik’s Cube. This is a great favour idea for all ages and it will certainly keep little ones entertained if they have a long journey home.
No longer just a fun activity for children, colouring for grown ups is now all the rage. This grown up colouring poster from Amara has a lovely geometric design and is the perfect gift for any guest. We guarantee that everyone will be hooked once they start scribbling away!
Image credit: OMY at Amara
Colouring doesn’t have to be all about the pretty patterns – give your guests a celebrity themed book like this adult colouring book from Berylune. Because who wouldn’t want to colour in Benedict Cumberbatch’s face? Check out this brand for more colouring books with fun themes.
Image credit: Berylune at Not on the High Street
Previously featured in our round up of 101 amazing wedding favours, a mini bottle of ketchup from myheinz.com is an unusual wedding favour that everyone will love. You don’t even have to stop at ketchup, hand out a variety of mini condiments if your guests have mixed preferences.
Yes this is a thing! If you and your partner are self-confessed Nutella addicts, head to the Nutella website now to order bottles with personalised labels for each guest.
Pick ‘n’ Mix
If one of you has a serious sweet tooth, fill cute paper bags with an assortment of your favourite sweets. You could even add a vintage touch by hiring a sweetie cart for guests to choose their own pick ‘n’ mix.
If you’ve got something on your menu that has a bit of a fiery kick to it, why not follow this and hand out bottles of hot sauce as wedding favours. Another favour with a spicy touch is a ‘grow your own chilli’ kit. Be warned though, these favours might not be suitable for children or those with sensitive taste buds!
Who needs the pain of the real thing? Temporary tattoos may be unusual wedding favours, but they look amazing and you can go for gorgeous colours like silver and gold to match a metallic colour scheme. But they don't just have to be for the guests - if you fancy yourself as a bit of a boho bride, why not wear these stunning temporary tats from Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos in place of actual jewellery.
We’re also obsessed with these quirky and colourful temporary tattoos from Wedding in a Teacup – a must have favour if you consider yourselves a couple with an edge.
If you’re getting married in winter and are looking for Christmas wedding ideas to give a festive touch to proceedings, then why not hand out Christmas crackers as wedding favours? To make them extra special you could fill the crackers with a variety of small gifts, so that everyone will have the element of surprise when they open them.
Yes really! Make socks cool by choosing a quirky design or you could even have them personalised with your names and the date of the wedding. Not on the High Street and Etsy offer customisable socks.
Everyone loves a good old brew, but you could mix things up a bit by handing out tea sachets that have unusual flavours – like English rose or toffee apple.
Unusually Scented Candles
The Votive candles from Yankee Candle are fairly small which makes them ideal candle wedding favours. Go for unexpected scents like their Vanilla Lime and Wedding Day candles for something a bit different. If you’re wondering what Wedding Day smells like, it has floral and fruity undertones.
We featured bottles of fairy dust in our round up of children’s wedding favours, but we think this would make a fab wedding favour for all ages. This little gift will serve as a lasting keepsake that will remind your friends and family of your magical day.
If your guests use these on the day itself then you can guarantee some amazing wedding photos. Sparklers would give an amazing touch to an outdoor evening reception.
If you’re giving your guests the soundtrack of your special day to take home, then you could consider popping the disks in these personalised CD sleeves from Sixpence Paperie. They come in a pack of 10 and can hold up to 13 tracks – plus we love the sleeve’s bold font.
Image credit: Sixpence Paperie from Not on the High Street
Leave little bottles of spices on your tables as a thoughtful favour idea. If you want to go DIY, source the spices from markets or food shops and pour them into little jars. Finish by attaching a pretty bow and a personalised label.
If you’re planning a ‘wedfest’ (a festival themed wedding), then make your friends and family feel like VIPs by handing out these wristbands from Not on the High Street.
Image credit: Wedfest at Not on the High Street
Cocktail Flavoured Lip Balm
Lip balm that tastes like a gin and tonic? It is a real thing and you can purchase said lip balms from Bath House at Not on the High Street. Your guests will love these delicious favours (try to resist eating them though) and you can also buy pink fizz, mojito and dessert flavoured balms.
Image credit: Bath House at Not on the High Street
If you and your partner are social media obsessed, then play up to this by handing out hashtag themed favours such as keyrings or cards.
Cake in a Jar
Chocolate wedding favours are always a winner, so why not get creative and serve your guests a cake in a jar. These homemade chocolate cakes from Etsy come in a perfect favour size and they look pretty too. A big trend at the moment is making cakes that fit in mugs, so why not have a go at making these yourself.
Image credit: Sophie’s Cakes in a Jar at Etsy
Personalised Lego Figures
Lego wedding favours will be a big hit with all ages. Personalised figures of you and your partner are a nice touch. However, if you have a relatively small party and want to go the extra mile, go for personalised figures of each guest.
Make your guests nostalgic for their childhood summers by giving them these unusual wedding favours from the Favour Fairy. These super cute shovel bottle openers would be ideal if you’re getting married in a seaside themed celebration and need beach wedding ideas.
Grab your partner and get your pose on. A polaroid picture is a thoughtful wedding favour that your guests will appreciate and one with a funny pose will really get them giggling. If you’re having a photo booth with props at your reception, then give your guests the finished pictures.
Give your guests two childhood biscuit favourites in one with these gingerbread men shaped ‘jammie dodger’ biscuits from Bee’s Bakery. These yummy shortbread biscuits can even be personalised with your initials.
Image credit: Bee’s Bakery at Etsy
As with the colouring books, this doesn’t have to be one for just the kids. Your guests will have loads of fun getting stuck in.
A Personalised Drinks Coaster
If you like a good tipple then a drinks coaster with a personalised message or humorous quote is a perfect favour idea.
A Coffee Stencil
Go all fancy with your favours and present guests with a coffee stencil so that they can take their hot beverage to the next level. These wedding themed stencils from Sophia Victoria Joy can be personalised with both your names or your guests names.
Image credit: Sophia Victoria Joy at Not on the High Street
We absolutely love this idea. Treat your guests to a top breakfast by giving out these packs of pancake mix from The Little Pancake Company. We like the sound of the raspberry and white chocolate mix but there are other choices available, such as rocky road and apple crumble.
Image credit: The Little Pancake Company at Not on the High Street
This wedding favour is a highly affordable option and you could even personalise them with your own message.
If you’ve dedicated a big chunk of the budget to your favours and have a more intimate party of guests, then why not splash out on a fun ornament like this multi coloured pineapple jar from Amara.
Image credit: Pols Potten at Amara
Unleash your inner Homer Simpson and give your guests a delicious doughnut. Pop them in individual boxes for a special touch - Krispy Kreme sell single boxes of doughnuts that would make amazing favours.
Image credit: Krispy Kreme
Give a romantic nod to this board game favourite by handing out scrabble pieces that spell out a cute message.
Retro sweets such as sugar mice and love hearts are a cute vintage favour idea. As with our pick ‘n’ mix favour idea, a sweetie cart would be a quirky, vintage inspired way to serve them.
A notebook is one of life’s essentials, so add a unique twist by picking one with a cool print. We’re currently obsessing over this Kate Spade notebook from Amara.
Image credit Kate Spade at Amara
A Puzzle Piece
These custom puzzle pieces from Etsy are a sweet way of thanking your guests for being a part of your celebration.
Image credit: Manta Makes Ltd at Etsy
Everyone will be enjoying a tipple or two on your wedding day so make that there are no sore heads after by handing out hangover kits. Fill them with things like Lucozade, chocolate and eye masks.
Jars of Cocktails
Give your guests something tasty and refreshing to take away with these personalised cocktails from Etched. Not only are their drinks delicious, the customised labels also add a personal touch. We’re a big fan.
A Comic Book
If you have a love for all things superhero related and are a die-hard comic fan, then convey this at your wedding with geek chic details such as comic book wedding favours.
Macarons are one of our favourite favour ideas, but if you want to put a quirky spin on them then consider these trinket boxes from Favour Fairy. Shaped exactly like the French treats, each one comes in a stylish pastel colour.
Funny props are a fun favour idea and would provide loads of brilliant photo opportunities at your reception. Think comedy wigs and fake moustaches on a stick. You could even set up your own mini photo booth and encourage guests to get involved with their props.
Soap on a Rope
Give your guests a soap on a rope that relates to your wedding theme. Get crafty and make them yourself if you have the time to put in.
A Lottery Ticket
Feeling lucky? If you are then share your luck with your guests by giving them a lottery ticket. This is a fun and affordable favour idea that could lead to some big wins! Pop the tickets in these romantic ‘lucky in love’ paper holders from Wedding in a Teacup.
Message in a Bottle
If your wedding has a nautical or desert island theme, then a message in a bottle favour is an easy way to follow this – plus you can pop personalised messages inside.
Mini Board Games
If your wedding guests have travelled from far and wide to be at your special day, then a retro game like snakes and ladders or scrabble will keep them entertained on the journey back. Buy the games in a smaller, travel size to make them favour appropriate.
We know that you’re busy planning and won’t have time to give each guest an individual cake, so give them a cake pop instead! These treats on a stick can be bought from supermarkets or online, or budding Mary Berrys could have a go at making them at home.
Sunflowers symbolise happiness, so why not make use of this and give your guests these packets of seeds from Wedding in a Teacup? The packets have a charming, art deco style design and your loved ones will be reminded of your wedding when their sunflowers start to grow.
If you need something stylish to pop your unusual wedding favours in, then check out our pick of unique wedding favour boxes – we love the glittery gold one!