Let’s be honest: a wedding isn’t the most thrilling social event on the calendar for kids. The day can be long for your littlest invitees, and it may not be easy to sit still and stay entertained.
Reward (or entice!) good behaviour with cute little kids wedding favours for your younger guests. There are plenty of options that are sure to delight children, from edible goodies to meaningful presents that’ll last for years to come.
We’ve picked out 27 of the very best kids wedding favours to gift your young guests; you’re sure to find something to suit every budget and taste here.
1. The Little Happy Kit For Kids — £20, Not On The High Street
This is the perfect idea for mini guests at any wedding: it’ll keep them entertained during the speeches and also for weeks to come afterwards. It contains 24 different activities, and puts a real emphasis on positivity and kindness.
2. Animal Blowing Bubbles — £4.95, Not On The High Street
Could these cute animal bubble bottles be any more perfect for a wedding? They’re incredibly cute to look at, and the bunny and panda versions even come wearing a bow tie! Leave these on each child’s seat for hours of endless fun and entertainment.
3. Lego DC Superhero Mini Figures – £3.49 each, Lego
Girls and boys will love these Lego super hero mini figures! There’s 16 to collect so give one pack to each child and they can swap each other for their favourites or battle to see who’s got the best hero.
4. Personalised Unicorn And Rainbow Bracelet Making Kit — £16.95, Not On The High Street
Ideal for the creative kid, this lovely little kit makes ten bracelets, and is suitable for ages three to eight. It features hearts, unicorns, & geometric beads in a selection of rainbow shades, and comes in a personalised box for that extra special feel. If you’re having a kids’ table, get one or two of these for the centre and they can each make a bracelet to take home.
5. Mini Connect 4 – £5.99 for 6, Amazon
Everyone loves Connect 4 – and these mini versions are ideal for little fingers. Have them play a championship and the kids will be occupied until bedtime!
6. Wedding Activity Packs — £1.50, Etsy
Sometimes, it’s best to keep it simple, and what’s more joyous than a spot of colouring? The front cover of this pack can be personalised with your name and wedding date, and has options for Mr and Mrs, Mrs and Mrs, or Mr and Mr. Inside, the pages are filled with different activities ranging from colouring, dot-to-dot, word search and word puzzles. All for £1.50!
7. Personalised Mini Music Box — £14.50, Not On The High Street
This really is a truly special gift, and will serve as a keepsake for children for years to come. The dinky little music box is made from light Norwegian pine, and can be personalised according to each child’s name. When you wind up and open the box, the song ‘You are my sunshine’ plays. They’re quite pricey but will be treasured for a long time.
8. Finger Puppets – £6.99 for 10, Amazon
Very young guests will adore these finger puppets. There’s 10 different animals: hippopotamus, elephant, rabbit, duck, cow, dog, panda, bear, frog and mouse. If you have the budget, give each child a set; if not, two or three on each place setting will keep them entertained.
9. Wooden Yoyo – from £4.72, Etsy
You can choose to have these personalised or leave them plain, but they’re great for teaching kids a new trick and keeping them entertained. We bet the adults will be borrowing a few of them to see if they can remember their yoyo skills!
10. Personalised Box Of 12 Always Be A Superhero Pencils — £9.99, Getting Personal
Another brilliant personalised gift that will be super special to children, these boxes each contain 12 pencils. Each pencil will have the child’s name on it, as will the front of the box, alongside the message: “Always be yourself unless you can be a superhero.”
11. Fidget Cube — £4.99, Prezzybox
After something that’ll keep even the most fidgety of children entertained in a quiet fashion? Pick up some of these fidget cubes for the kids and they’ll sit quietly at your wedding for hours. They can glide, roll, click, rub, spin and flip the different parts of the cube, which will keep their tiny hands busy!
12. Classic Plane Gliders – £2.25 for 12, Amazon
These classic WWII plane gliders come in individual packets so you don’t have to worry about bits getting lost. These are ideal if you’re having a vintage-themed wedding.
13. Little People, Big Dreams Books — £9.99 each, Waterstones
There are no lovelier books for children these days than these. Each tells the story of an influential person of past and present, be it Dolly Parton, David Bowie, or Anne Frank. The illustrations inside are truly glorious.
14. Jelly Belly Sweet Machine — £28, John Lewis
If you’ve only got a few young guests at your wedding, you can splash out on this special treat! Is there anything more fantastical than a huge machine filled with jelly beans? We think not. This’ll have them captivated for weeks to come.
15. I Spy – £6, Etsy
Kids love I Spy! This wedding version requires them to have disposable cameras or use a parent’s phone (under their supervision) to tick off all the things they can see on the big day. You get a digital download of this so you can print it as many times as you like.
16. Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit — £19.95, Not On The High Street
Got a young beauty fan in the making? A lip balm kit is the perfect wedding favour to gift to older kids and teenagers. It comes in a recyclable box and includes pre-weighed ingredients such as Shea butter and cocoa butter, as well as your chosen fragrance (there are six to choose from), five empty pots, five blank white labels, and instructions. A great thing to take home and remember your big day when they make it.
17. Children’s Chocolate Workshop with Hotel Chocolat — £20, Red Letter Days
Want something a little different the children can enjoy after your wedding? Book them into this chocolate workshop, which includes expert tips from a chocolatier, and chocolate decorating (as well as lots of tasting, of course!). Give as a wedding favour with a little slab of chocolate so they’ve got something to eat then and there too.
18. Slime – £10, Argos
Keep it away from your wedding dress at all costs – but slime will go down so well with the kids! This set from Argos comes with 5 pots of slime.
19. Personalised Children’s Colouring Book Adventure — £16, Not On The High Street
Younger children will stay entertained through even the longest of wedding receptions and speeches with this fun colouring book. Each one can be personalised for your special guest, and inside there are pages which will teach them the alphabet and animal kingdom, as well as enabling them to practise their colouring skills!
20. Cube Letter Crayons – from 75p, Etsy
These crayon cubes make such a good alternative kids wedding favour. They’ll be able to draw and colour in, as well as making anagrams from their names! Plus it’s great value at just 25p a letter.
21. Personalised 850g Cadbury Bar — £14.99, Getting Personal
We can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this as an extra special wedding favour, particularly kids! It is an impressive 18 times larger than the original Dairy Milk bar, and comes personalised with the recipient’s name on the front. Did I hear the words sugar rush?
22. Personalised Puzzle Book — £19.99, Prezzybox
Nothing beats an old-school puzzle, and this personalised book will thrill and delight any young game fan. On the first page, you can leave a special message, and on the last, you can pick a quiz relating to the recipient’s birth year.
23. Alphabet Melamine Cup — £9, Trouva
A cool present that will make your child guests feel special, these alphabet cups are small enough to be grasped by the tiniest of hands. And at under £10 a pop, they’re fairly affordable for small numbers of kid guests too.
24. Wooden With Animal Shapes Kids Safari Puzzle — £19, Trouva
Ideal for the littlest of guests, this beautiful puzzle can be used by children from 18 months. Having very young children at a wedding can cause some potential stress, but having activities such as this safari puzzle can really help.
25. White Beechwood Wooden Toy Camera — £25.99, Trouva
Another lovely idea for very young guests, this toy camera will make them feel part of the wedding action. It comes complete with a ‘clicking’ sound when taking a ‘photo,’ and chalk for the kids to draw what they see on the screen.
26. Child’s Wedding Activity Box — £18.50, Not On The High Street
These boxes are honestly such a great idea for any wedding, and come in three different versions suitable for different age groups. Examples of things inside include a mini yoyo, bubbles, confetti, and a doodle pad with crayons. This brand also does an awesome £5 doodle book if your budget is tighter.
27. Dinosaur Biscuit Tin — £30, Honeywell Biscuit Co.
What could be better than serving a delicious biscuit for your child guests? Honeywell do biscuit tins with loads of designs, from bug-shaped biscuits to pencils, pandas, vintage toys, bunny rabbits and more. A large tin costs £30 for 12 iced biscuits so they come in at £2.50 a favour. Put them in a little bag and place on each child’s place setting.
Need even more favour ideas? Check out our guide to 101 amazing wedding favours.