Thoughtful details and elegant touches will make your bridal shower one to remember. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a grand-scale event to celebrate your Big Day ahead, make sure you say “thank you” to your guests with an extra-special touch. You don’t have to spend a lot to hand out bridal shower favors that will make a great impression and serve as a keepsake of this special time in your life. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even make some beautiful gifts yourself. Here are nine unique bridal shower favor ideas your guests will love:
#1: Wine Glass Tumbler
This is one of those gifts your bridal party can use well beyond the wedding events. Wine glass tumblers are a trendy gift you can give with a unique touch—fill the tumbler with glitter, confetti, or small trinkets to make it extra special. You can buy monogrammed tumblers with your guest’s initials on them or pick out tumblers in unique colors and designs. Whatever you choose, this is one gift that will keep them thinking of you and this special time for many years to come.
#2: Dessert In a Jar
Food gifts can be a welcome treat for bridal shower guests. Even though they might not last long, the joy of indulging in a gourmet treat won’t be forgotten anytime soon—especially in the middle of a grand celebration. You can find a variety of dessert-in-a-jar options from specialty food stores and gourmet gift shops. Look for unique flavor combinations, such as red velvet cupcakes, s’mores, and banana cream pie to give your guests a fun treat to enjoy during or after the bridal shower events.
#3: Burlap Gift Bags
Whether you’re hosting an event with a farmhouse chic theme or just want to do something a little out of the box for your bridal shower, consider handing out burlap bags filled with gourmet chocolate, candy, and miniature gifts. Burlap gift bags are not only eye-catching, but also reusable. You can get them personalized with printed initials or names, or simply attach personalized gift tags to each with a handwritten message. This is also one of those gifts you can make yourself! If it’s the holiday season, you’ll find plenty of pre-made burlap gift bags at craft stores and party stores. All you have to do is fill them with treats and tie a ribbon on them.
#4: Spiced Popcorn
You can never go wrong with food gifts at a bridal shower, and an assortment of gourmet snacks and exotic foods is sure to please your guests. Spiced popcorn is a new take on the popular snack and is available in several unique flavors—and colors. Pick up miniature bags to give as part of a larger gift or to hand out as favors at the party table. You can find a variety of popcorn blends at gourmet food stores, including curry, turmeric, and spicy cheese popcorn flavors.
#5: Champagne Lollipops or Gummies
Everyone loves candy, and gourmet lollipops make a great party favor for bridal shower guests. You can find a variety of champagne-infused lollipops with added flavors for an interesting twist. These are a fun gourmet food item that can be stored for months to come. Consider handing out a small bouquet of lollipops or adding a few lollipops to a party favor bag with other treats as a token of your appreciation. Champagne-infused gummy bears are another popular gift trend, and you can find them in a variety of sweet and sparkling champagne flavors. These come in small gift packs that you can wrap up individually for an extra sweet touch.
#6: Creative Wine Bottle Stoppers
You wouldn’t think of a wine bottle stopper being anything special until you realize it can be decorated with flowers, beads, and even small figurines to become a keepsake item. You can make these yourself by gluing flowers, rhinestones, and other small craft items right to the top of a cork bottle stopper, or you can buy handcrafted bottle stoppers with unique accents from specialty stores. These usually come in a pack of 10 or 12, so you can give them as a gift set or add them to another gift for bridal shower guests.
#7: Monogrammed Coasters
Guests will appreciate having a new set of stylish personalized coasters. You can find monogrammed coasters in a variety of styles, designs, colors and shapes at specialty gifts stores and online. Look for colors and designs that complement the theme of your bridal shower or wedding for an extra touch. You can find designer-inspired styles and eclectic designs at specialty gifts stores and even on sites like Etsy where artists paint or design each one by hand. These can be thoughtful and creative gifts to hand out during your bridal shower.
#8: Homemade Jam
If you’re not ready to splurge on a few dozen desserts in a jar, consider handing out small jars of homemade jam or jelly. You can make a large batch recipe at home and fill mason jars with your delicious creation as part of a party favor bag of gourmet snacks—or just as is. This is another edible gift that will give guests an excuse to indulge and try something new.
#9: Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Whether they’re packaged in miniature test tubes, small glass jars, or a woven bag, bath salts are a great spa gift to give bridal shower guests as a party favor. You can choose from dozens of aromatherapy scents and even customize your own. Consider giving a single gift bag or a sampler set to guests to enjoy a little pampering in the midst of wedding events.
From wine glass tumblers to desserts in a jar, there are several ways to impress your guests during your bridal shower. Consider giving out one or more of these unique gifts as wedding favors for your upcoming celebration.