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65 Unusual Wedding Favours Your Guests Won't Have Received Before

Surprise your guests with a wedding favour that's a little bit different! We've rounded up 65 of the most unusual wedding favours around to inspire you

Hands with face wedding tattoos

From personalised teabags to temporary tattoos and shot glasses that are guaranteed to get the party started, we’ve come up with 65 unusual wedding favour ideas that are sure to go down a treat with your wedding guests.

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 little bit different?

These alternative wedding favours include something different for every couple and suit a range of different budgets. So, whether you're happy to splurge or are on the look out for some wedding budget friendly, low cost unusual wedding favours, we've got the perfect pick for you in our round-up below!

65 Unusual Favours for Weddings to Shop Now

We've rounded up some of the most unusual and unique wedding favour ideas your guests will have never seen before, so what are you waiting for?

1. Mini Vase Wedding Favour – Sprinkle More Joy

Engraved mini vase wedding favours

Add your guests' initials to these beautiful mini vases and they'll act like a place setting they can keep! They'll be the perfect way to add a floral touch to your wedding day. "I've never seen anything like this before at a wedding," says Zoe Burke, wedding expert and Editor of Hitched. "You could fill them with sweets, or add a simple flower. A lovely keepsake!"

  • Expert Take: On their own these bottle wedding favours might look rather simple but once you've popped a few stems inside, they'll come to life and really elevate your wedding tables. 

From £2.95 | Shop Now

2. Happy Tears Handkerchiefs – Gigi & Olive 

White linen handkerchiefs embroidered with the words

If you’re having a small wedding, or you can afford to splash out a bit extra on your wedding favours, Gigi & Olive wins the prize for prettiest keepsake with these embroidered linen handkerchiefs.

  • Expert Take: With 19 different colours to choose from for the embroidery – from navy and Barbie pink to gold and olive green – there’s bound to be a hue that suits your wedding theme. As well as favours, these would also make a cute wedding thank you gift.

£200 for 10 | Shop Now

3. Customised Wedding Favour Matches – Etsy

Colourful customised match boxes with matches

Elevate the gift of matches with these vibrant, personalised boxes from Perfect Occasion Store at Etsy. You can buy anywhere between 20 to 300 boxes and choose from red or white match heads.

  • Expert Take: If you’re having candles on the tables, you could even ask your guests to light them. This wouldn’t be suitable for children – but we have fun wedding favours for kids to help with that!

£51 for 50 | Shop Now

4. Mini Rose Quartz Hearts – Natural History Museum Shop

Rose quartz hearts placed on top of favour cards.

Planning a celestial wedding? Or perhaps you’re a spiritual pair and love the idea of giving crystal favours. These rose-quartz hearts will make a magical finishing touch and are sure to bring good energy to your big day. 

  • Expert Take: Rose quartz is said to be the ultimate crystal of love, making these pink beauties totally wedding appropriate.

From £4 | Shop Now

5. Bespoke Macaron Wedding Favour – The English Rose Bakery

Macaron wedding favour box

You can't beat a sweet treat so your guests are sure to adore these bespoke macarons. They've been given a gorgeous wedding-ready finish in pretty pink and rose gold – all you have to do is choose two flavours from pistachio, salted caramel, vanilla, lemon, rose, raspberry, chocolate, hazelnut and chocolate orange...

  • Expert Take: There are so many flavours that you might have a hard time picking them – we say opt for one fruit and one chocolate per box. See more macaron wedding favour ideas here.

From £4.50 | Shop Now

6. Antique Teaspoons – Etsy 

Antique gold teaspoons with coloured tassels

These gorgeous antique spoons would look great on the tables of a garden tea-party reception, and they make a sweet gift for guests to treasure in years to come. If you’re using as part of your cutlery (which we think is a fabulous idea), just make sure guests are aware they can take these home as their favours!

  • Expert Take: Choose from either gold or silver spoons, with or without tassels in a colourway to suit your theme.

From £1.65 | Shop Now

7. Personalised Photo Wedding Favour Sweets – Foo Digital 

Personalised wedding favour sweets

Your guests will be smiling from ear to ear if you go for these personalised photo printed sweets as wedding favours. They are really thoughtful and we bet they won't have seen (or eaten) anything like it before! "These delightful favours are almost too pretty to eat – note I said almost," says Zoe. "They'd also make a lovely unusual wedding gift idea."

  • Expert Take: As the images are printed onto a square marshmallow, for best results, use portrait photos. Be mindful that these marshmallows are not suitable for vegetarians. 

£16 for 20 | Shop Now

8. Personalised Chopstick Wedding Favours – Etsy

Personalised chopstick wedding favour

How about adding these gorgeous engraved chopstick wedding favours to your cutlery sets? They are crafted from high quality bamboo so your guests will be able to use them time and time again, and you can choose from a number of different fonts. 

  • Expert Take: There's a minimum order of 30 pairs – if you're having fewer guests than that, they make a great engagement gift too. 

£44 for 30 | Shop Now

9. Botanical Copper Frame Wedding Favour – Etsy

Copper frame wedding favours with dried flowers

If you're having dried flower décor at your wedding, keep the theme with these delicate copper frame floral wedding favours. They'll look lovely placed on the table as well as hanging up in your guests' homes. 

  • Expert Take: The flowers included in these copper frames will be mixed which gives a beautiful rustic feel, however, if you want favours with all the same type of flower there may be some availability to do so. 

From £10 | Shop Now

10. Fortune Cookie Wedding Favour – Bunting & Barrow

Fortune cookie wedding favour

Fortune cookie wedding favours are a highly affordable option and such a great way to break the ice when your wedding guests sit down. It’s a favour, table game and table decoration all in one! These cheap wedding favours come in at just over £1 each.

  • Expert Take: You can pick the colour of the fortune cookie wrapper to fit in with your theme. If you want to write a custom message inside each cookie it might take a little longer but it'll be totally worth it when your guests open them up. 

£140 for 150 | Shop Now

11. Vegan Classic American Pancake Mix – The Little Pancake Company

Vegan American pancake mix

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 banana and chocolate mix as well!

  • Expert Take: This is a very different wedding favour but is the perfect nod to you and your partner's personalities if you are budding bakers. 

From £6.50 | Shop Now

12. Origami Crane Wedding Favours – Etsy 

Origami crane wedding favours

These elegant, floral origami cranes will look so sophisticated placed on your wedding tables and make a fun wedding favour for guests to take home. Dab hand at paper crafts? DIY your own with this beautiful origami paper

  • Expert Take: If your wedding reception will be one big party you might want to make sure these favours get kept somewhere safe in case they get damaged. 

£15 for 10 | Shop Now

13. Flower Seed Packets – Wedding in a Teacup

Forget me not seed packet 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 rustic design and your guests will be reminded of your wedding when their flowers start to grow. 

"I love a wedding favour, but I love an eco-friendly wedding favour even more," says Zoe. "These favours are plastic-free and have a purpose beyond your wedding day, making them one of my favourite picks!"

  • Expert Take: These wedding favour packets are light and easy to transport. Your guests can simply pop them inside their pocket or bag and take them home. 

£14.95 for 10 | Shop Now

14. White Wedding Favour Flip Flops – Wedding Flip Flops

Pairs of white flip flops tied with ribbon in a basket.

Give your guests the gift of comfort on your wedding day with these wedding-inspired flip-flops. Not only are they subtle and neutral enough to work with any wedding theme, but they’ll also keep everyone on the dancefloor all night long!

  • Expert Take: These are also great for destination weddings; fill buckets with flip flops for guests to wear when they walk to your beach ceremony.

From £1.99 | Shop Now

15. Personalised Ceramic Shot Glasses – Etsy 

Ceramic shot glasses piled high, each one a different colour and with a different personalisation

For the couple who likes to party, your adult guests will love raising a toast to you with these handcrafted shot glasses from HKA Ceramics. The ceramic glasses are available in a wide array of colours and can be personalised. Each one holds a double shot (that’s what we like to hear).  

  • Expert Take: At £14 each, these aren’t cheap but they do make a lovely keepsake gift for an intimate wedding. Make sure you have some (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) spirits – or your own personalised cocktail – to go with these on the day!

From £14 | Shop Now

16. Puzzle Pieces – Etsy

Wooden jigsaw puzzle piece with thank you for completing our puzzle

These custom puzzle pieces from Manta Makes are a sweet way of thanking your guests for being a part of your celebration. You can choose to have a hole drilled in the corner – they'd make a lovely keyring or hanging decoration. 

  • Expert Take: These puzzle pieces are on the smaller side so you can only customise them with a date, not a longer message. They can easily be tied to card though, if you did want to pen a few words to each guest. 

£24.99 for 50 | Shop Now

17. Personalised Rock Candy – Etsy

Personalised rock candy wedding favours

Give a subtle nod to the seaside at a coastal wedding by gifting everyone a slice of rock. Individually packaged with biodegradable and compostable plastic free wrappers, these low cost favours look great scattered on your tables as a sweet treat. 

  • Expert Take: These sweets are vegan so will be suitable for all. They are quite small, so you might want to give two or three to each guest. 

£14 for 75 | Shop Now

18. Bistro Tiled Monogram Coasters – Anthropologie 

Black white and gold monogrammed coasters in a tile print.

These tiled monogrammed coasters from Anthropologie make a practical and stylish keepsake – just leave one at everyone’s place setting to take home at the end of the night. A brilliantly understated but generous gift.

  • Expert Take: If you’re looking for complementing gifts for members of the wedding party, Anthropologie has a wide range of products in this chic tile print. 

From £10 | Shop Now

19. Miniature Olive Oils – Etsy

Mini bottles of olive oil wedding favours with rustic labels

Mini bottles of condiments, balsamic vinegar or infused olive oil make great take-home treats. Every guest will appreciate one of these fine Greek olive oil favours, which is homegrown and bottled in the Peloponnese, Greece. The company has a huge number of fresh herbs and flavours it can infuse the oil with, from rosemary and oregano to chilli, lemon, garlic or sweet peppers. 

  • Expert Take: If you're heading off on a Greek honeymoon, these would be a lovely nod to that. But make sure your guests don't open these at the table – you don't want any oil leaking out on their way home! 

£285 for 65 | Shop Now

20. Matchbox Games – Nest

Mini matchbook games

With 15 different brain-teasing designs to pick from, you’ll keep your guests entertained during any quieter moments of dinner (and little ones’ hands busy during the speeches!) with these bestselling matchbox puzzles from Nest.

  • Expert Take: You can choose to have the same game for every favour but we recommend going for a mix so they can be passed around each table.

From £4.95 | Shop Now

21. Mini Dried Flower Bouquet Magnet – Etsy

Mini dried flower bouquet wrapped in brown paper with a hand-written brown paper tag.

For an elegant garden wedding that’s filled with pretty foliage and rustic details, these mini dried-flower bouquet magnets are the perfect pairing for your tables – not to mention the cutest addition to your guests’ fridges!

  • Expert Take: You can actually purchase these with or without the magnet if you’d just prefer to gift the mini bouquet. Each one can be personalised with a hand-written brown paper tag, too.

From £2.59 | Shop Now

22. Mini Shopper With Chocolate Truffles – Fortnum & Mason 

Chocolate truffles next to a mini Fortnum & Mason shopping bag in eau de nil.

Sometimes the classics are classic for a reason, and one such gift is chocolate. To elevate your sweet offering, however, why not gift these mini shoppers from Fortnum & Mason filled with the brand’s signature Grey Tea Caramel chocolate truffles?

  • Expert Take: These ultra-light, floral chocolates will work brilliantly as petit fours with tea and coffee after the meal.

From £8.50 | Shop Now

23. Custom Portrait Temporary Tattoos – Etsy

Hands with couple tattoos

Who needs the pain of the real thing? Temporary tattoos are a great alternative wedding favour – these ones feature a custom portrait of you both with your name and wedding date. Your guests will absolutely adore you. 

  • Expert Take: These cool wedding favours would suit a relaxed and fun celebration. They make for some awesome photo opportunities too – just make sure you have a damp sponge on hand for easy application. 

£128 for 50 | Shop Now

24. Popcorn Boxes – Etsy

Pink personalised wedding favour popcorn box

Give your guests little boxes of this much-loved treat for them to take away. If you're planning to have vintage décor, these personalised popcorn boxes would fit right in. Choose from cream. blush, pink or magenta. 

  • Expert Take: No popcorn is included in the price of these wedding favours, but you can bulk buy this treat cheaply from any supermarket. Fill the boxes up last minute to ensure your popcorn tastes fresh. 

£24.50 for 25 | Shop Now

25. Sunglasses – Hitched Shop

Three pairs of pinhole sunglasses in gold, white and black, reading 'squad' 'bride' and 'groom' across the lenses, next to a coconut

We love the idea of giving your guests fun colourful sunglasses as a wedding favour. Whether it's a destination getaway or a night in the city, they look awesome in wedding photos.

"These are such a fun favour idea," says Zoe. "Your guests will love posing with them – who doesn't love a good pair of wedding sunglasses? But they'd also be great in a hen party bag too!"

  • Expert Take: The design on these sunglasses does make them a little tricky to see out of but that won't be a problem if you're just posing for a few pictures. 

From £4.99 | Shop Now

26. Hangover Kits – Etsy

Hangover kit wedding favours

If you're anticipating a few sore heads the next day, create your own hangover kits with these cute bags! Fill them with things like chocolate, paracetamol, mints and an eye mask. In fact, we have a complete guide on how to make your very own hangover kit

  • Expert Take: These bags come in multiple sizes so you can pick one to fit your budget. Remember it is better to go for a smaller sack than have empty space. 

£23 for 30 | Shop Now

27. Lottery Tickets & Holders – Wedding in a Teacup

Lucky in love lottery ticket wedding favours

Feeling lucky? If you are, then share your luck with your guests by giving them a lottery ticket. This is both a fun wedding favour and a low cost unusual wedding favour idea that could lead to some big wins! Pop the tickets in these romantic ‘lucky in love’ ticket holders from Wedding in a Teacup. There’s also a scratch card version if you want to go for a slightly cheaper option.

  • Expert Take: If you go for the scratch card option, pop a penny into each of the holders so your guests aren't fumbling around for loose change. 

£8 for 10 | Shop Now

28. Personalised Succulents – The Gluttonous Gardener

Mini succulent wedding favours

For a unique keepsake of your wedding day, choose one of these exotic succulents from The Gluttonous Gardener. They’re simple enough for even the least green-fingered to grow and come in these cute terracotta pots. Each pot comes with a weatherproof label personalised with your names and the date of the big day.

  • Expert Take: A pop of green will add a fresh touch to your wedding tables so these are both favours and decoration for the day. Give them a quick spritz before giving to guests so they are looking their best. 

£142 for 20 | Shop Now

29. Wedding Sparklers – Sixpence Paperie

Gold foil sparkler wedding favour covers

For the most amazing wedding photos come evening, leave sparklers on the tables (away from little hands) for your guests to enjoy. These sparkler covers add a bit of extra fun and can be personalised with your names and wedding date. 

  • Expert Take: The sparklers themselves only cost pennies when you bulk buy. Choose from gold, silver or rose gold foil. 

£8 for 12 | Shop Now

30. Personalised Chocolate Favours – Morse Toad

Chocolate initial wedding favours

Offer your wedding guests a sweet treat with these chocolate initial wedding favours from Morse Toad. The milk chocolate sets can feature up to three initials or characters and are utterly delicious. You can be certain these will all find a home by the end of the night.

  • Expert Take: If your wedding is in the height of summer these wedding favours might not last long, but we don't think they will anyway – they look so delicious! No one can resist a chocolate wedding favour.

From £1.99 | Shop Now

31. Pick ‘n’ Mix Bags – Amazon

Love is sweet wedding favour bags

If one of you has a seriously sweet tooth, fill jars with your favourite treats, and let your guests go wild packing cute foiled paper bags with a sugary assortment. You could even add an old-school touch by hiring a vintage cart for guests to choose their own pick ‘n’ mix. See wedding sweet table ideas here.

  • Expert Take: These bags only come with rose gold foil but it's a stylish colourway that will fit into most wedding themes and venues. 

£4.99 for 25 | Shop Now

32. Wedding Luggage Tag Favours – Etsy

White luggage tags wedding favours

If you're having a destination or travel themed wedding, these white, embossed, leather-look luggage tags are ideal. They'll come printed with each of your guests' names inside so you can use them as place cards, too. We also love these personalised faux leather luggage tags that come in pink, navy or grey. 

  • Expert Take: They're super chic and very high quality-looking for the price. They aren't made from real leather which makes them vegan friendly. 

£175 for 50 | Shop Now

33. Grow Your Own Chilli Kit – Beecycle

Grow your own chilli wedding favour bag

If you’ve got something on your menu that has a bit of a fiery kick to it, why not give out chilli-growing kits as wedding favours? They're small in size so will nestle into your table decorations perfectly and the hessian bag will add a rustic touch. 

  • Expert Take: If you're not sure that chillis are for everyone, Beecycle has loads of kits to choose from, including strawberries, basil, cherry tomatoes and more. It's a lovely small wedding idea!

From £8 | Shop Now

34. Personalised Christmas Mistletoe Crackers – Postbox Party

Gold mistletoe personalised Christmas crackers

If you’re getting married in winter and are looking for Christmas wedding ideas to add a festive touch to your tables, then why not hand out Christmas crackers as wedding favours? These crackers come with your guests’ names written on wooden tags. The mistletoe design is ideal for a winter wedding. Discover more Christmas wedding favours here. 

  • Expert Take: They double as place cards, so you’ll save on those. They are filled with the traditional paper crown, joke and a tree decoration – and while it's predictable, it's a classic that we all love!

£25 for 6 | Shop Now

35. Personalised Lollipops – The Little Lollipop Shop

Heart shaped lollipop wedding favours with gold glitter

These vegan and halal friendly lollipops from The Little Lollipop Shop are a cute and delicious favour idea for your guests and they can be personalised to include your initials. There’s over 40 varieties to choose from including edible rose petals, lace, confetti and sparkles.

  • Expert Take: This fun wedding favour idea is a brilliant alternative to chocolate if you're more of a sweetie lover. They're so pretty your guests might not want to eat them!

From £1.25 | Shop Now

36. Jam Pots with Personalised Guest Name Tags – Etsy

Personalised name tag jam pot wedding favour

Whether it's homemade or shop-bought, jam is a perfect favour idea for a quintessentially English style wedding – particularly if you are having afternoon tea in place of a traditional wedding breakfast. We adore these little fabric-covered jam pots from Susanne Oddy Design. You can pick from Tiptree marmalade, strawberry or blackcurrant jam, or salted caramel spread. 

  • Expert Take: The personalised tags double up as place cards, too. Make sure you have enough space in the fridge to store them if you are buying them weeks in advance. 

From £4 | Shop Now

37. Personalised Tea Packet Favours – Wedding in a Teacup

Love is brewing personalised wedding favour tea bags

Everyone loves a good brew. We adore these ‘Love is Brewing’ personalised teabags from Wedding in a Teacup that you can fill with loose leaf tea or a luxury tea bag. You could mix things up a bit by putting in unusual flavours, such as English rose tea or toffee apple.

  • Expert Take: You can choose from a crisp white or a brown Kraft envelope to fit into your wedding theme. One review commented that to elevate this wedding favour, they included heart biscuit favours as well. 

£8 for 10 | Shop Now

38. Wooden Laser Cut Place Names – Etsy

Wooden laser cut name tags on a napkin with a rosemary sprig

These personalised place names come in rustic wood and can be finished with a ribbon hole. They're laser-cut with each guests' name so they can take them home and put them on display – the perfect desk accessory! 

"These personalised wedding favours are SO chic," says Zoe. "And they'll save you money as they'll double up as a wedding place card."

  • Expert Take: They can be painted in gold, rose gold, copper or silver. Make sure you have every name spelt correctly before sending off to order as returns are not accepted. 

£30 for 20 | Shop Now

39. Wedding Festival Wristbands – Wedfest

Colourful our wedding festival bands

If you’re planning a ‘wedfest’ (a festival themed wedding), then make your friends and family feel like VIPs by handing out wristbands. We love these ‘Our Wedding Day’ ones from Not On The High Street. For more ideas, take a look at our ultimate festival wedding guide

  • Expert Take: These wristbands look super realistic and they're so fun! They'll have to be cut-off to be removed, but this only makes them feel even more like the real-deal. 

From £1.25 | Shop Now

40. Mini Leather Journals – Scaramanga 

A pile of brown mini leather-bound journals

Kind of niche – but if you love a good book, are planning a literary themed wedding or either one of you is a writer, these adorable, 40-page mini leather journals will make an adorable memento from your day.

  • Expert Take: The fun-size journals are no bigger than a credit card – perfect for slipping into pockets and handbags and scribbling down reminders while on the go. We bet these come in more useful than one would imagine!

From £3 | Shop Now

41. Name Badges – Wedding in a Teacup

Personalised pastel name badges

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 that easily double as a place card. There’s a choice of colour and font, and a lovely rustic Kraft paper badge too that works so well for a barn wedding.

  • Expert Take: If you have guests that don't know each other well, these name badges will be very helpful. As they're handmade they might be all slightly different, but we think this adds to their charm. 

From £1.30 | Shop Now

42. Adult Colouring Books – Etsy

An open botanical-themed colouring book and some pencils.

No longer an activity reserved for kids, you’ll now find a fantastic range of adult colouring books that we guarantee will have everyone hooked once they start scribbling. This botanical-themed colouring book from Under The Rowan Trees at Etsy will make a great table activity for a garden celebration.

  • Expert Take: If you have any downtime on the day – particularly between the speeches and the food – these are a great way to entertain your guests. You might not even need one book per guest – save money by popping a few on each table.

From £3.95 | Shop Now

43. Wedding Candle – Hitched Shop

These custom printed candles from the Hitched Shop are tea light sized which makes them ideal candle wedding favours. This love wreath design is a bestseller and we can see why. The gold complements the green beautifully and the botanical theme will work with a whole host of wedding styles.

  • Expert Take: You will need to spend a few minutes applying the stickers to each tin so make sure you recruit a helper with a steady hand! 

From £2.99 | Shop Now

44. Bottle Opener Wedding Favour Magnets – LMD Designs 

Magnetic bottle openers in the shape of a vinyl record backed onto vintage-style spotty card

For music-loving couples or 1950s-style receptions, we love these themed bottle openers, which are magnetic, in the shape of an old vinyl and can be personalised.

  • Expert Take: At £60 for 30, we think these are great value for money. Each one comes individually wrapped in cellophane on its own backing card.

£60 for 30 | Shop Now

45. Mulled Wine & Cider Spices – The Spice Kitchen

Individual mulled wine spice packs in a red triangle shaped box

Leave little mulled wine and cider spices on your tables as a thoughtful favour idea. If you want to go DIY, source the spices yourself and pour them into little jars. Finish by attaching a pretty bow and a personalised label.

  • Expert Take: Naturally, these wedding favours are best suited for a Christmas themed or winter wedding. They'll make your wedding venue smell glorious! 

From £5 | Shop Now

46. Personalised Hand Fan – Hitched Shop

Having a summer or sunny destination wedding? The Hitched Shop has a range of personalised fan designs that guests will be very grateful of in the hot weather. Include your names, wedding date, venue, wedding party details – or just a message of thanks!

  • Expert Take: These fans don't fold up but they are super lightweight so will be easy for your guests to carry around on the day and take home as a memento. 

From £1.60 | Shop Now

47. Customised Bottle Openers – Hitched Shop

A cute personalised bottle opener will be a fun wedding favour that your guests will use again and again. The rose gold and marble effect feels very chic but there are four other designs to choose from. 

  • Expert Take: Bottle openers are a classic gift – this may not be the most unusual wedding favour in our edit but your guests are guaranteed to appreciate it. 

From £3.90 | Shop Now

48. VW Camper Photo Booth – Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers

A couple of guests looking at a photo booth photo favour

Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers provides mobile photo booths throughout London, Surrey, Sussex, and Kent. Grab your partner and get your pose on, then leave a silly picture of the two of you on everyone’s seat. Guests can use some fab photo booth props and return the favour with a thoughtful, fun keepsake for themselves.

  • Expert Take: The photos are printed instantly so your guests can take them home. Make sure everyone takes enough snaps so you can add them to your wedding photo album as well. 

From £599 | Find Out More

49. Personalised Drinks Coasters – Hitched Shop

'Cheers' acrylic coaster wedding favours

If you like a good tipple then a drinks coaster personalised with your names, a message or humorous quote is a perfect favour idea. These ones are made from glass for a luxurious finish. 

  • Expert Take: To make the most out of this wedding favour, we recommend taking some time to pick a special message – take a look at these funny love and marriage quotes for inspiration. 

From £2 | Shop Now

50. Coffee Stencil – Sophia Victoria Joy

Personalised coffee stencil

Go all fancy with your favours and present guests with a coffee stencil so 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.

  • Expert Take: Make sure you place a little pot of chocolate or coffee powder on each wedding table so your guests can use the stencils on the day. 

From £12.50 | Shop Now

51. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme 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 sells individual boxes that would make amazing favours.

  • Expert Take: Check whether these Krispy Kreme doughnuts are available for delivery or collection – we recommend ordering them straight to your wedding venue if you are able to. 

From £2.65 | Shop Now

52. Scrabble Pieces Place Cards – Jodie Gaul

Scrabble piece wedding name place cards

Give a romantic nod to this board game favourite by handing out Scrabble pieces that spell out a cute message and combining them with these amazing Scrabble place cards. They're simple but very effective. 

  • Expert Take: If you're ordering more than 40, you can get a bulk discount price. But even without the saving, these come in at less than £1.70 per favour. See more cheap wedding favours here. 

From £1.65 | Shop Now

53. Notebooks – Hitched Shop

A notebook is one of life’s essentials, and these personalised ones are so affordable. There's lots of different designs to choose from, but we think this one would be ideal for a spring wedding. Discover more ways to personalise your wedding here. 

  • Expert Take: One review stated that these come up smaller than expected – the perfect size to fit on your wedding tables without looking cluttered. 

£34.99 for 12 | Shop Now

54. Personalised Photo Message Bottle – Edge Inspired

Personalised photo message in a glass bottle

If your wedding has a nautical or travel theme, then a message in a bottle favour is an easy way to follow this. You could make them yourselves, but if you have a bit more budget, we highly recommend these photo messages in a bottle with a picture of you both and a message on the back.

  • Expert Take: This will be a bit more expensive per wedding favour so we suggest this idea for an intimate celebration with fewer guests. They're quite fragile – be careful when transporting. 

From £13.95 | Shop Now

55. Mini Board Games – Baker Ross

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 travel-size format to make them favour appropriate. This 4-in-a-row game is 95p a favour! Discover more wedding games for your reception

  • Expert Take: There are so many games to choose from that you might have a hard time choosing! We recommend putting a few types of each on every table. 

£24 for 30 | Shop Now

56. Personalised Wine Cork Stopper – Natural Gift Store

Personalised wine cork wedding favours

For an eco-friendly wedding favour, consider these 100% natural wine stoppers, made from beech and cork. They’re reusable, recyclable and super stylish. It’ll remind every guest of your day when they pop open a bottle.

  • Expert Take: If your wedding guests don't drink, these can be popped inside their bag instead as wine corks are considered a symbol of good luck. 

From £9.99 | Shop Now

57. Organic Mini Handmade Soap – Banks-Lyon Botanical

Organic mini handmade soap wedding favours

These cute soaps in gorgeous scents make a perfect finishing touch to your wedding tables. You’ll get sent a random selection of scents, including honey and oatmeal, cocoa and shea butter, and almond oil.

  • Expert Take: Even before these wedding favours are opened, they'll emit a gorgeous scent that will fill your wedding venue. All the soaps are vegan-friendly, too. 

From £1.50 | Shop Now

58. Luxury Shower Gel Minis – Arran Sense of Scotland 

Two mini shower gels on a place setting

If you know that many of your guests are staying overnight for your wedding, these fabulously fragranced shower gel minis from Arran Sense of Scotland will come in useful. We imagine the mineral freshness of the Machrie scent will provide a much-needed wake-up after the night before, too…

  • Expert Take: Arran Sense of Scotland’s heavenly scents are unisex, and the minis come in boxes of four for £10, making these just £2.50 each. Great value!

£10 for 4 | Shop Now

59. Love Cake Pops – Etsy

Pink and white floral cake pops on a cake stand

If you're feeling creative, these treats on a stick can be made at home, or you can buy ones made by the pros to fit your theme. We love these amazing cake pops from Aunty Banty's Bakery – they'd look fabulous with a classic pink colour scheme. 

  • Expert Take: These will make a pretty (and delicious) addition to your wedding dessert table. They aren't vegan, but they do have an eggless chocolate flavour.

£52 for 12 | Shop Now

60. Personalised Wedding Coins – Etsy

Personalised silver coins

We doubt any of your guests will have ever received a custom coin with your face on before! These are such an incredible keepsake. The coins are hand-crafted in lead-free pewter and given an antique finish that brings out the detail on the finished coin – i.e. your faces. 

  • Expert Take: You can choose from small, medium or large to work with your budget. For best results, choose a photograph that is simple and doesn't have too many small details. 

£40 for 10 | Shop Now

61. Hand-painted Maracas – Thistle Paper Co.

A group of wooden maracas decorated with colourful ribbons and handpainted with a name in a swirly font.

For a pop of colour and sound, these hand-painted maracas are the perfect way to kick off the celebrations – giving a whole new meaning to the words: “make some noise for the newlyweds!”

  • Expert Take: As well as personalising these with words and small illustrations, Thistle Paper Co can add ribbons to match your wedding colour scheme – but we love the rainbow ribbons for ultimate wow-factor.

From £6.50 | Shop Now

62. Personalised Mints – Etsy

Personalised wedding favour mints in glass tubes

You and your partner might not be the only ones puckering up on your wedding day. Make sure everyone's breath stays fresh with these cute personalised mints. With an adorable tag labelled 'mint to be', who could resist! 

  • Expert Take: The tube isn't made from real glass but it is very realistic! It means they'll be no risk of them falling off tables and smashing, plus it keeps the cost per favour down. 

From £3.05 | Shop Now

63. Miniature Watering Can – Hitched Shop

Miniature watering can with green flowers

These cute watering cans add a touch of rustic charm to a summer wedding. You can fill them with fresh flowers, foliage, napkins or even cutlery. Go one step further and add a personalised sticker so they can double as place names.

  • Expert Take: These mini watering cans certainly tick the box of unusual wedding favour! They might not fit into every theme, but they'd suit a garden wedding venue perfectly. 

£29 for 12 | Shop Now

64. Wedding Favour Tissues – Etsy

Three packs of tissues which read

Your guests will be thankful for these cute tissue packs when the speeches roll around. Each pack contains three luxury white tissues and can be personalised with your names and wedding date.

  • Expert Take: You could choose to save these for the tables, but guests might also appreciate them for the ceremony, so why not leave a pack on each ceremony seat instead?

From 99p | Shop Now

65. Personalised Golf Balls – Zazzle 

Two golf balls on faux grass personalised with a name and date.

If you’re a golf-loving couple or have a sporty crew joining you for your wedding day, these personalised golf balls will go down a treat. Better yet, if you’re marrying at a venue with a renowned golf course, they’ll be able to test them out over the weekend. (We’ve got a great selection of sporting wedding venues for inspiration here).

  • Expert Take: Even if your guests don’t typically play golf, we can bet these will make a lovely keepsake for them to have at home.

£16 for 3 | Shop Now

What is a Wedding Favour?

Wedding favours are small gifts or tokens of appreciation often given by the couple to their guests, as a thank-you for attending the wedding. Today, wedding favours can be practically anything you want them to be, and traditionally they are left on the tables at each guest's place setting. 

Why Do You Have Wedding Favours at a Wedding?

The very first wedding favours date back centuries ago and were known as 'bonbonnieres'. Given as a symbol of good luck, guests could usually look forward to sugar cubes or sugared almonds! Today, you can really tailor them to your chosen wedding theme or preference. 

Not only are they a fun way to show your guests gratitude and how much you love them, but they're also a sweet reminder of the most special day of your life. 

Are Wedding Favours Necessary? 

There is nothing to say that you have to hand out wedding favours at your wedding, but they are a lovely gesture. They can also double up as wedding table names, or entertainment for your guests during the reception so they are worth considering. 

On a tight budget? Check out these cheap wedding favours - you'll be amazed at what you can get for less than £1!