13 DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

Because who needs another koozie?

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Wedding favors are a thoughtful way to show your guests just how much you love and appreciate them. But too often, these small gifts are never used or worse — thrown in the trash. On your special day, don't fill the world with more junk. Ditch the blah favors and give your guests a practical, useful gift they'll actually want to grab on the way out the door.

Mini Succulents

These hearty plants are pretty, inexpensive and practically unkillable. For a special touch, pot in colored gravel or sand to match your wedding theme.

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Double-Duty Terrarium

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Spread the Love, Plant Some Seeds

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Herb Favors

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Heirloom Tomato Plants

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Plant a Tree

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Air Plants

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Watch Love Grow

Pickles Produce

Coffee Jars

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You'll be hard pressed (pun totally intended) to find someone who doesn't love a jar of fresh-roasted coffee beans.

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Cute Coasters

Painted Wood Chip Coasters

Painted Wood Chip Coasters

Instead of dropping tons of cash on personalized coasters (because who wants a coaster with your name and wedding date on it?), make stylish versions that your guests can and will want to use again and again. All you need to make these pretty wood coasters is a dead tree branch, a table saw and paint.

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Wine Corks

Paint Chips

Porcelain Tiles

Stitched Fabric

Mini Records

Wood Slices

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Magazine Pages

Rope

Wood Trim

Floppy Disk

Hot Sauce

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Get five delicious hot sauce recipe ideas, plus these adorable (and free!) printable labels from Something Turquoise.

Fresh Cuts

Rununculus and Pomegranate

Rununculus and Pomegranate

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Flynnside Out Productions

These beautiful mini arrangements can be used as place settings or as extra wedding decor. Just be sure to let your guests know they can take them when they leave.

Infused Simple Syrups

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These sweet treats are a great way to punch up any beverage and will look super pretty on the gift table.

Apple Butter Jars

Apple Butter Wedding Favor

Apple Butter Wedding Favor

Spread the love with tiny jars of homemade apple butter. You can even include the recipe as a sweet bonus.

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Tunes for the Road

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Guests can remember your special day with a playlist loaded with songs from your reception or songs that hold special meaning to you and your S.O. Upload songs onto a CD or USB drive decorated with a custom label.

Bubbly

Printable Floral Labels for Champagne Bottles

Printable Floral Labels for Champagne Bottles

This gift is as easy as it gets; all you have to do is download our free label printables and add your own text using word processing software. Tip: For non-drinking guests, sparkling water is a great alternative.

Infused Liquors

Infused Liquor Party Favors

Infused Liquor Party Favors

Give basic liquors a boost by infusing them with delicious ingredients your guests will swoon over.

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DIY Essential Oils

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Due to their many health, beauty and culinary uses, these fragrant oils are super popular right now. Make your own from olive oil and plants from your garden.

Family Recipe

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Make your guests feel like part of the family by gifting them the recipe to one of your favorite family dishes. Leave one at each place setting, or include in a gift bag with another small favor.

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Preppy Places

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Profile Place Cards

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All in the Family

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Summer Blooms

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Semi-Homemade Centerpieces

Little Devils

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Pecan Pleasure

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In Mint Condition

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Kid Friendly

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Burgers + Fries To Go

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How to make cheeseburger sliders

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Picky Palate- Courtesy Image

After a long night of festivities, your guests might need a snack for the road. Mini sliders with shot glasses of french fries will give guests a quick energy boost for the ride home. You can even throw in tiny milkshakes!

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Pass the Preserves

Bring on the Birds

Farm-Fresh Display

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Spice Things Up

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Hand Stamped, Mail Ordered

Mix-Tape Memories

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Cookie for the Road

Sweetest Treat

S'more Kits

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Mixed Nuts

Sweet Orange Ginger Tea

Candy Kit Bottles

Hot Chocolate

Infused Liquors

Custom Chocolate Bars

Pickled Produce

Plant a Tree

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Cocktail Creations

Cotton Candy

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Sew Cute

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Potted Succulents

Air Plants

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Mocha Magic

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Double-Duty Terrarium

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