When it comes to weddings (and everything else) the words practical, affordable, and fun are getting to be front and center more and more. And this definitely applies to wedding favors. I can’t tell you how many weddings I have been to (including my own!) where I looked at the wedding favor and thought “well what am I going to do with this?” or even “I am going to throw this away before I even get into the car.”

Have you ever thought the same, or am I on my own here?

Chances are you (and your guests) are looking for wedding favors that your guests will actually use. Something fun, practical, and clever. Bonus points if it is inexpensive. Double bonus points if you can make them yourself. And, lucky you, you found this article with a list of wedding favors that check ALL the boxes above.

So, read on for DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use

Something to Eat

What could be better than giving your guests a favor that they can snack on? Delicious food is one of my favorite things and never fails to delight my soul, so I know that any one of these things on the list below would be more than welcome as a gift to me (and most everyone I know!).

  • Pie in a jar
  • Gourmet popcorn
  • Snack to go
  • Cookie mix in a jar
  • Homemade jam or salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Cookies
  • Spice mix

Something to Drink

Okay, so right beneath eating, one of my favorite things to do is drinking delicious things as well. (Actually, the two might be about equal). So one of these delicious drink favor ideas would be sure to please.

  • Mini cocktail bottle
  • Custom cocktail mix
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Mini mead bottle
  • Mini handmade soda
  • Mini champagne bottle
  • Mini lemonade

Something that Grows

If you have a green thumb and you want to share it with your guests, give them the gift of something that grows. This has the added benefit of being something that they can bring home and cherish and watch grow in their home, just as your love is growing in your home with your new spouse. Cue the major awwwww factor.

  • Seed packet
  • Small potted cacti or flower
  • Small potted herb or vegetable plant

Something to Use

Something useful and handy that your guests will be able to enjoy for weeks or even months after your wedding will bring joy, and continue to bring joy. There is also a LOT of room for creativity, in all of these, but especially in this category.

  • Handmade soap
  • An ornament (especially good for Christmas time!)
  • Handmade mug
  • Cork art

We hope that this article gives you some ideas to help get you going so that you can find the perfect DIY wedding favor your guests will actually use, and totally love. Remember to never be afraid to add your own creativity and genius to whatever idea that you land on. Happy planning, and happy crafting!