DIY Holiday Party Favors
Whether you're searching for the perfect hostess gift or a memorable way to send off partygoers, they won't regift these creative holiday party favors. Plus, get our tips and printables for pro presentation.
The Favor: Ombre Pinecone Ornaments
Classic pinecones get a modern, ombre treatment in this painted DIY project. Guests can use the finished, colorful pinecones to decorate around their homes for the holidays.
The Packaging: Ombre Pinecone Ornaments
To create the patterned ribbon for this favor box, criss-cross the twine around your thumb and pinky in a figure eight pattern. Paint the twine in a random fashion, then use it to tie on a handmade gift tag of birch bark.
The Favor: Custom-Mixed Tea
Use bulk spices to create your own custom blend of tea; this version includes orange peel, ginger and licorice root. Guests can use it to unwind during the hectic holidays.
The Packaging: Custom-Mixed Tea
Package the tea in a cork-topped vial with a neon ribbon and a custom favor tag that features the ingredients and brewing instructions.
The Favor: Breakfast Kit
This is most definitely the perfect favor for a late-night holiday party. Your guests will love the ready-made breakfast of cinnamon biscuits and pear-cardamom butter.
The Packaging: Breakfast Kit
Wrap the biscuits and jam jar in waxed paper, then tuck into a white pastry box and adorn with a strip of burlap, raffia ribbon and a sprig of greenery.
The Favor: Emergency Candy Stash
Give a perfect amount of candy for guest to break into when a sweet craving hits. Fill three small, glass vials with three different kinds of candy. Here, we used Nerds, Sour Worms and Snowcaps to cover sweet, sour and chocolatey cravings.
The Packaging: Emergency Candy Kit
Package in an acrylic box filled with white paper crinkle and gold tinsel. Finish off with a whimsical polka-dotted ribbon.
The Favor: Mini Evergreen Trees
Instead of flowers, let your guests leave with a green that they can plant and watch grow. These evergreen seedlings will grow into full-sized Christmas trees in the right conditions, like full sun and room to thrive.
The Packaging: Mini Evergreen Trees
Tuck tiny seedlings into small silver buckets, then attach a polka-dotted ribbon and a printable favor tag with hot glue.
The Favor: Mini Pinecone Firestarters
For your guests who have fireplaces and love camping, these homemade firestarters are quick and easy to make. They smell yummy, too, thanks to pine and eucalyptus essential oils.
The Packaging: Mini Pinecone Firestarters
Fill a glass jar with the dried, wax-covered pinecones and tie on a hand-lettered label with twine.
The Favor: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups
Give guests a warm, sweet drink to enjoy during the holiday season, plus a felt cup cover they can use all year long. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips to a disposible coffee cup; guests just add steamy milk and enjoy!
The Packaging: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups
Slide a handmade felt cover onto each cup, then use a circle punch to cut out the round printable favor label. Add to the top of the coffee cup.
The Favor: Custom-Flavored Liquors
As easy as mixing together a few common kitchen ingredients with standard liquors, these festive flavors make delicious holiday cocktails. Get the recipes for three delicious flavors: Ginger Anise Vodka, Hot and Spicy Vodka, and Vanilla Cinnamon Bourbon.
The Packaging: Custom-Flavored Liquors
Make the infused liquors in mini swing-top jars, then affix printable favor labels on the front and back that include a cocktail recipe to complement each flavor, like this ginger-anise vodka-spiked hot cider.
The Favor: Gold-Dipped Cinnamon Ornaments
These sparkling, gold-dipped cinnamon stick ornaments are a modern way to bring the yummy scent of cinnamon and the metallic trend of the holidays to anyone's home.
The Packaging: Gold-Dipped Cinnamon Ornaments
Present to your guests atop shredded wood filler in a square jewelry box.
The Favor: Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons
Just swirl these coconut chocolate spoons in hot milk to create a delicious homemade hot chocolate. Your guests will love this indulgent favor.
The Packaging: Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons
Download and print the free favor tags onto white cardstock. Punch a hole in the tag, then tie around a cellophane bag that holds one coconut hot chocolate spoon.
The Favor: Gold-and-Burlap Baskets
Give guests custom-made rope baskets to help them store holiday greens, fruits or candy.
The Presentation: Gold-and-Burlap Baskets
Let guests fill their baskets with fresh flowers or holiday cards and gifts exchanged during the party.
The Favor: Stamped Christmas Ornaments
With a set of alphabet stamps and bakeable clay, any holiday saying can be made into a modern, colorful ornament. Give one or more to each of your guests as a thank you for coming to your holiday party.
The Packaging: Stamped Christmas Ornaments
Adorn each box with a homemade confetti bow made from folded tissue paper. Tie onto a white jewelry box with a gold metallic cord.
The Favor: Vintage Button Hair Comb
Glitzy vintage buttons are the perfect material to make one-of-a-kind hair pieces for all the ladies at your holiday party. Look for buttons in bulk on eBay, Etsy and your local flea market.
The Packaging: Vintage Button Hair Comb
Present the hair comb on a square piece of glitter cardstock. Wrap a twist tie through a few teeth of the comb, stick each end through the cardstock, and twist together on the back.
The Favor: Holiday Jams on Jump Drives
Send your guests home with a custom playlist filled with your favorite holiday music. With today's thin laptops, not everyone owns a CD drive. Forget burning CDs and give the music on a modern, wooden USB thumb drive.
The Packaging: Holiday Jams on Jump Drives
Fill glassine envelopes wit metallic star confetti and a copy of the playlist. They'll be rocking to your custom holiday playlist all season long.
The Favor: Vintage Tablecloth Dish Towels
Bring retro holiday patterns to your party with dish towel favors made from vintage Christmas tablecloths.
The Packaging: Vintage Tablecloth Dish Towels
In this case, the favor is the packaging. Fill a box with a wax paper liner and a pile of homemade cookies, then wrap the dish towel around the cookies for a functional and delicious gift.