Unusual Wedding Favours: 47 Quirky Ideas

Surprise your guests with a wedding favour that's a little bit different

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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 personalised teabags to temporary tattoos, we’ve come up with 47 unusual wedding favours which are sure to go down a treat with your wedding guests.

Gin Wedding Favours

Gin wedding favour

If you are an avid gin lover then share your passion with your wedding guests - we adore these pretty little gin favours from Collagin.

READ MORE: Ginspiration: 9 Ways to Have a Gin Themed Wedding

Personalised Lollipops

Personalised lolly pops

These lollipops from Holly's Lollies are a cute and delicious favour idea for your guests and they can be personalised to include your initals and wedding date.

Popcorn

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.

Name Badges

Name badge weding favour

If you want to make sure your wedding favour isn't left on the table then a name badge will be perfect as every guest will love to wear one! We adore these pretty pastel badges from Wedding in a Teacup.

Adult Colouring

No longer just a fun activity for children, colouring for grown ups is now all the rage. We guarantee that everyone will be hooked once they start scribbling away!

Mini Condiments

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. 

Personalised Chocolate

Chocolate Wedding Favours

Offer your wedding guests a sweet treat with these chocolate initial wedding favours from Morse Toad, we think they are super cute and your guests will love them!

READ MORE: The Best Chocolate Wedding Favours

Personalised Nutella

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.

Hot Sauce

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!

Temporary Tattoos

Bride gold tattoo

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. We adore these Bride Tribe tattoos from Emilie Rose.

Christmas Crackers

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. 

Socks

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.

Tea Sachets

Teabag wedding favour idea

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. We adore these 'Love is Brewing' personalised teabags from Wedding in a Teacup.

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.

Fairy Dust

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.

Sparklers

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.

Personalised CDs

Personalised CD covers

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.

Spices

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.

Festival Wristbands

If you’re planning a ‘wedfest’ (a festival themed wedding), then make your friends and family feel like VIPs by handing out wristbands, you can get some great ones from Not on the High Street.

Read More: The Ultimate Festival Wedding Guide

Fun Flavoured Lip Balm

Lipbalm wedidng favours

Your guests will love these pretty pastel lip balms from Sweet Cecily's, you can choose from a range of colours and personalise with your very own message.

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. A big trend at the moment is making cakes that fit in mugs, so why not have a go at making these yourself.

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.

Harry Potter Potions

Harry potter wedding favours

Harry Potter fans you are going to love this! These 30ml Harry Potter spell bottles from Mr Goods Emporium come empty so you can fill with whatever potion you desire!

Bottle Openers

A cute personalised bottle opener will be a fun wedding favour that your guests will use again and again.

Funny Polaroids

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.

Childhood Biscuits

Give your guests biscuts from your childhood - they are also a perfect favour if you are having after dinner tea and coffee.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses wedding favour

We love the idea of giving your guests fun colourful sunglasses as a wedding favour - they will look awesome in your wedding photos and these ones from JcDezigns can even be personalised with your very own message.

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

Coffee stencil wedding favour

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.

Pancake Mix

Pancake mix wedding favour

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.

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookie weding favour

This wedding favour is a highly affordable option and you could even personalise them with your own message, we adore these pink favours from Little Cupcake Boxes.

Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme doughnut wedding favours

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. 

READ MORE: 11 Amazing Ways to Include Doughnuts in Your Wedding

Scrabble Pieces

Give a romantic nod to this board game favourite by handing out scrabble pieces that spell out a cute message.

Retro Sweets

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.

Personalised Jam

Jam Wedding favor

Whether it's homemade or shop-bought, jam is a perfect favour idea for a vintage style weding - particularly if you are having afternoon tea in place of a traditional wedding breakfast. We adore these little fabric covered jam pots from Suzanne Oddy Design.

Colourful Notebooks

A notebook is one of life’s essentials, so add a unique twist by picking one with a cool print. 

A Puzzle Piece

Puzzle piece wedding favours

These custom puzzle pieces from Manta Makes are a sweet way of thanking your guests for being a part of your celebration.

Hangover Kits

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

Personalised cocktail wedding favours

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.

Funny Props

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.

A Lottery Ticket

Lottery ticket wedding favour

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.

Cake Pops

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.

Flower Seeds

Seed wedding favours

Your guests will adore these packets of seeds from Wedding in a Teacup that grow into beautiful Forget Me Nots. The packets have a charming design and your loved ones will be reminded of your wedding when their flowers 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!



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