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A Guide to Wedding Favours: Unique Gift Ideas



Your wedding is coming up, or maybe you are helping a friend prepare for theirs. Between the dress fittings, cake tasting and meetings with the florist, you may have forgotten about one little detail – wedding favours.

Wedding favours are small gifts given to guests as a sign of appreciation, a small memento that they can remember your day by. They are an important gesture that guests will associate with your special day. So while they might be small, they can be a big reflection on you and your partner. This guide will point you in the right direction so that you can make a considered decision. If you’re stuck for ideas, you’re also in the right place – below we have listed some unique gift ideas to help you get started!

Things to consider

There are so many great ideas that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. It can be helpful to make a few basic decisions before you start looking for gift ideas, to help you filter through the myriad of choices on offer. You can always change your mind later on if you find something that you consider to be absolutely stunning (we won’t judge!).

Will you decide on giving something that people will be able to keep for some time, or do you prefer to give something temporary and edible? How much are you willing to spend? How will you present the gift? Would you prefer to give something that is practical or decorative?

Don’t stress too much about whether you are doing ‘the right thing’, as the idea here is to choose something that reflects you and your partners special day and personality. The choice is yours to make! Now that you have a general idea of what you might like, we can explore a few unique gift ideas.

Unique Gift Ideas

Jam or honey

This is one of the most popular wedding favours. Homemade or local produce, a small container of jam or honey adds a homely feel that can be decorated and presented in a variety of different ways.

Home brew

Not too bad at whipping up a batch of tasty homebrew? Consider giving custom labelled bottles to guests. Homemade wedding favours will definitely communicate your couple style to your wedding guests. If you’re new to brewing however, make sure the batch is as good as you think it is with the objective opinion of a few trusted friends before serving it up.




Whether they are individually packaged, or a part of a self-serve buffet, cookies are a great option for a tasty, cost effective favour that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It is unlikely they’ll go to waste – who doesn’t like cookies?


Small jars of spices look great and are practical in the eyes of your wedding guests. You might opt for cinnamon sugar, or any other type of spice that holds meaning for you. It doesn’t have to be sweet! Alternatively, if it’s a summer wedding you could make up barbeque seasoning, just use your imagination!


Popcorn can be created in a variety of different flavours and is a fun and exciting treat for your guests. Make a popcorn bar, or give an assortment of flavours to guests.


Small boxes filled with granola is a homemade gift that can be dressed up with artistic skills. Choose cardboard boxes with unique patterns or make your own!

Mini succulents

Mini succulents can be planted in small containers and are easy for your guests to take care of at home. They are a unique and lasting gift that will keep the memory of your wedding alive for a long time.




Whether they are homemade, locally sourced or otherwise, candles come in so many different scents and styles that you are sure to find one that matches your personality. They are also long lasting and reflect the romance of the occasion.


Small bottles of liquor can be a cute gift for your guests. Just make sure your guests don’t have too much fun with these and consider the amount of children that will be attending your wedding.

Tote bag

It’s easier and easier to come by custom merchandise, and a tote bag could be a perfect gift, especially for beach weddings. Choose soft colours, and a reserved message, and you have a practical gift that can be used by your guests well into the future.

Personalised coasters

Personalise coasters with prints from your instagram, or photo collection. Just make sure to include a little variety, scenic shots look great too, especially if they hold sentimental value.

A final thought

Hopefully you’re now feeling inspired to put together some unique and fun wedding favours. One final and important thing to remember is that, whatever wedding favour idea you chose, make sure you have enough and a few spare on top of that so nobody misses out. Prepare for unexpected guests, or those who want to take home an extra gift home – there’s always one!

by Australian Diamond Brokers : September 10th 2016 Come visit our store or browse our website to find out more.