30 Unique Bridal Shower Favors To Delight Your Guests

Here's how to shower your friends and family with love.
Four bridal shower favors: velvet scrunchies, pashminas, tarot card matchbox, trinket dishes
Photos, clockwise: The Knot Shop, Special4UFavorsGifts, Zazzle, MyIandesign
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Updated Feb 23, 2024
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Remember the thrill of birthday party favors as a kid? Well, the excitement of goodie bags doesn't have to fade with adulthood, especially when it comes to wedding celebrations. Bridal shower favors are a grown-up version of those schoolday treasures and a creative way to express gratitude to guests for joining the festivities. Whether you're planning a couple's shower or a traditional affair for the bride-to-be, we've curated wedding shower favors that'll evoke the same joy as unwrapping those childhood surprises. From fragrant toiletries that take the "shower" theme literally to edible gifts for instant gratification, we rounded up the best bridal shower favor ideas below for all budgets and event themes. Plus, we'll delve into wedding shower favor etiquette, reminding everyone that while not necessary, these small gifts are highly appreciated. (*wink, wink*)

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The Best Bridal Shower Party Favor Ideas

From personalized glassware and great-smelling candles to delicious takeaway desserts, we've gathered the best wedding shower gift ideas for your guests—all at affordable prices.

1. Sugar Body Scrubs

Personalized sugar scrub gifts bridal shower favor
Photo: lulusugar

Treat your guests to a sugar scrub they can incorporate into their self-care routine. These bridal shower thank-you gifts are handmade using natural ingredients (including pure cane sugar, coconut oil and cold-pressed olive oil) and packaged in a small jar. Choose your lid and ribbon color, then add a personalized label for an extra-special favor. Need inspiration? We love the sentiment, "From my shower to yours."

2. Silk Sleep Masks

Satin sleep masks in different pastel colors bridal shower favor idea
Photo: Amazon

If you're orchestrating the dreamiest bridal shower ever, bid guests farewell with a luxurious touch: silk sleep masks. They not only promote comfort, but their smooth texture reduces friction to help prevent wrinkles. Considering a good night's sleep is key to looking fabulous on the big day, this favor will leave a lasting impression of pampering and bliss. This set of 16 has pretty pastel hues that totally fit an On Cloud Nine theme.

3. Heart-Shaped Measuring Spoons

My Wedding Favors unique heart-shaped measuring spoons bridal shower favors
Photo: My Wedding Favors

Spread the love with these unique bridal shower favors: heart-shaped measuring spoons. The stainless steel utensils have "measures of love" on one side and traditional measurements on the other. If you buy at least six sets, you can personalize the gift boxes with optional favor tags. It's an especially clever gift if you'll have cake tasting as a wedding shower game.

4. Bite-Sized Cupcakes

Packs of three mini cupcakes by Baked By Melissa bridal shower favors
Photo: Baked By Melissa

Speaking of cake, if you haven't decided on a dessert for your wedding shower yet, consider these cutie packages of three mini cupcakes from Baked By Melisssa. You'll get six packs with Triple Chocolate Fudge, Red Velvet and Tie-Dye and six packs with Chocolate Chip Pancake, Cookies & Cream and Cookie Dough. They're so yummy your guests won't be able to wait until they're home to devour the trio. Best of all, there are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options available to accommodate all your guests' dietary needs without worry.

5. Coastal-Inspired Air Plants

Air plants bridal shower favors
Photo: TheSimplyCraftyShop

Air plants are not only irresistibly cute, but they're low-maintenance, requiring no soil and water just once a week. You can use them as bridal shower centerpieces to bring nature indoors, then disperse them among guests to take home. Conveniently sold in sets of 10, these air plants sit pretty in a sea urchin and can be gift-wrapped with a care card for an extra charge.

6. Blooming Lollipops

Natural lollipops featuring herbs and flowers bridal shower favors
Photo: Uncommon Goods

These garden-inspired lollipops are tasty bridal shower take-home gifts for your group with a green thumb. They come in eight yummy flavors, including Champagne & Roses and Lavender & Lemongrass, but that's not even the best part. After the sugar is gone, your guests can plant the seed-embedded sticks to grow an herb or flower. All they need to do is place the leftover stick horizontally in organic soil and cover it completely. Then, in about three months, they'll have their own plant that they can show off!

7. Bamboo Cheese Boards

My Wedding Favors heart-shaped cheese boards as practical bridal shower favors
Photo: My Wedding Favors

Do you and your fiancé go together like meat and cheese? These practical and unique heart-shaped mini cheese boards are clever wedding shower or bridal shower party favors. Each gift is housed in a stylish striped sage-green box and comes with a matching carved bamboo spreader. It'll be your guest's favorite way of serving their mid-day snack in no time.

8. Personal Wine Bottles

Mini rose bottle featuring the phrase Yes Way Rosé bridal shower favors
Photo: Total Wine

Nothing says "party" like wine—and these mini bottles of sparkling rosé are a cute favor to put at everyone's place setting. While the bottle is already adorably decorated with roses and the phrase "yes way rosé," you could also shop for custom mini bottle labels to make them your own. You'll get major brownie points for these seriously fun bridal shower favors!

9. Personalized Stemless Wine Glasses

Personalized stemless wine glasses bridal shower favor
Photo: Total Wine

Customized drinkware makes classic couple shower favors. Guests can use it at the event—which can save you money on tableware—and then take it home for wine nights. Personalize it with the couple's names and a sweet saying like, "Love is in bloom."

10. Edible Glitter Packets

Edible glitter bridal shower favors
Photo: Fancy Sprinkles

Planning a brunch-themed wedding shower? These edible glitter packets are a must-have accompaniment to mimosas. Simply pour a bag into each guest's champagne flute and stir to get the party started. They'll feel ultra glam sipping on shimmery cocktails and toasting your upcoming nuptials. Each box comes with 10 packets that are good for two drinks each—because let's be honest, you can never have just one mimosa.

11. Champagne Gummy Bears

Champagne gummy bears by Sugarfina bridal shower favor
Photo: Sugarfina

Raise a toast to the upcoming wedding with these festive champagne-flavored gummy bears even nondrinkers can indulge in. They come in three individually wrapped sizes or you can buy a two-and-a-half pound bag—it all depends on your budget and your guests' sweet tooths. It's a bridal shower gift for guests that won't last for long.

12. Ceramic Ring Dish

Trinket dish bridal shower favors
Photo: MyIandesign

A ring dish isn't just a classic gift for couples, it's also a cute wedding shower favor. These trendy trinket dishes are handcrafted from polymer clay and stamped with a small gold heart fitting for a celebration of love. Guests can use it to store their own precious baubles or daily essentials like keys. Order them in bulk for a small discount.

13. Fragranced Lip Balms

Fragranced lip balm bridal shower favor
Photo: Anthropologie

Treat your guests to these unique lip balms as bridal shower souvenirs and they'll thank you later. Each one is encased in a vintage-inspired tin that's pretty enough to be used for your party's table decor. Order an assortment of balms so your guests can choose their favorite fragrance.

14. Loose Tea Jars

Mini jars of loose leaf tea bridal shower favors
Photo: Mesnet

Wrap up your tea-party bridal shower with these par-tea favors (ahem). Each jar can be filled with a chosen tea flavor, whether that's chamomile, chai or lemon. Personalize your tags with the couple's name and event date, then choose between kraft or white paper for an elegant bridal shower favor.

15. Tea Bag Caddies

Cute tea bag caddy that reads Swee-tea bridal shower favor
Photo: My Wedding Favors

Speaking of tea-themed ideas for bridal shower favors, these ceramic tea bag caddies are a cute and practical option. The small, teapot-shaped dish is imprinted with the phrase: "swee-tea," so guests know exactly where to put their tea bag once they're done steeping it. Each comes in a gift box with a black-and-white, polka-dot ribbon and bow with a "for you" tag.

16. Custom Honey Jars

Honey jars with custom labels that read Meant To Bee bridal shower favors
Photo: BeesandBlossom

Show family and friends that the couple was "meant to bee" with these charming bridal shower honey pots. The wildflower honey comes in small glass jars, which you can customize with labels and ribbon or twine. And, for an additional cost, you can add wooden dippers. Choose from a long list of cute label phrases to add a witty touch to these party favors for a bridal shower, including "bride to bee," "found my honey" and "love is sweet."

17. Mini Jam Jars

Mini jam jars bridal shower favors
Photo: Bonne Maman

Your guests will be thrilled to pick up their mini jams at the end of your wedding shower. Each box includes eight yummy jam flavors—apricot, fig, honey, orange marmalade, raspberry, strawberry, apricot and peach, and wild blueberry—which you can split up amongst your attendees. Whether they spread it on their morning toast or use it on a charcuterie board, these thoughtful bridal shower guest gifts won't get stashed in the back of their cupboards.

18. Monogram Makeup Bags

Custom monogrammed makeup bags bridal shower favors
Photo: My Wedding Favors

If you're looking for bridal shower gift bag ideas, stop scrolling. A canvas and quilted makeup bag is the perfect dual-purpose goodie bag. Plus, it's monogrammed. Fill it with a few spa and beauty goodies (see below) to shower your shower guests with some self-care.

19. Assorted Face Masks

Face mask bridal shower favors
Photo: Target

If you want to pamper your friends and family before the wedding, hand out face masks as a bridal or couples shower favor. For just $10, you'll receive six different masks—from moisturizing aloe to exfoliating strawberry. Display them on a favor table so guests can pick out the mask of their choice before heading out.

20. Handmade Soap Bars

Etsy handmade soap bars for bridal shower favors
Photo: ForestsFavors

Paired with creative tags featuring phrases like, "showering you with love," these goat milk soap bars are excellent bridal shower giveaways. Choose from eight different scents which range from White Sage Lavender to Coconut Lime Verbena, and then select a decorative add-on, like a dried orange slice or a lavender sprig. Each pretty soap in the set of 10 comes wrapped in cellophane and tied with rustic twine.

21. Velvet Hair Scrunchies

Personalized velvet hair scrunchies bridal shower favor
Photo: The Knot Shop

You get a scrunchie, you get a scrunchie, everybody gets a scrunchie! We're obsessed with these custom velvet hair ties, which are available in a bunch of lovely shades—from Hunter Green to Blush Pink. Plus, each one comes on an, "I couldn't tie the knot without you" card that you can further personalize with each guest's name.

22. Personalized Mason Jar Candles

Personalized mason jar candles bridal shower favor
Photo: lulusugar

Candles make easy, crowd-pleasing gifts for wedding shower guests. These four-ounce soy wax candles come in rustic mason jars with a personalized label on the lid. And, for an extra fee, the seller can prepackage each candle in a gift box with matches. It's a great option if you're buying for a crowd, thanks to their bulk discount (10% off orders of 48 or more, 15% off 120 or more and 20% off 300 or more). All the more reason to scoop up these bridal shower favors from Etsy.

23. Tarot Card Matchboxes

Tarot card-inspired matchbox bridal shower favor
Photo: Zazzle

Matchboxes are an adorable and affordable bridal shower favor—and this particular design will add a touch of divination magic to the wedding shower. Each matchbox is adorned with The Lovers card and includes the couple's initials within a heart. Available in bulk bundles of 50, rest assured there'll be plenty for all your guests. And any extras can be used by the couple during romantic, candlelit date nights at home, serving as a sweet reminder of the beginnings of their marriage.

24. Floral Coffee Glasses

Trendy coffee glasses featuring a floral print bridal shower favor
Photo: BodhiLifeDesign

The best favors for a wedding shower are the ones that can be used over and over again—and these retro flower cups definitely fit the bill. The floral design comes in 18 pretty colors—including purple, soft pink and mint green—to match any party color scheme. You can add on a bamboo lid and metal or glass straw, or even personalize each with your guests' names. They'll be sipping iced coffee out of the charming glassware every morning—especially the day after a long night celebrating your nuptials. Additionally, they make excellent bridal shower game prizes.

25. Cute Coffee Spoons

Cute coffee spoons bridal shower favors
Photo: Amazon

For a morning soirée with friends and family, a coffee station is a must. Add these small spoons to the table for a practical bridal or couple's shower favor. Sold in pre-wrapped packs, each guest receives two gold-hued coffee spoons adorned with romantic roses. They'll think of your fun party every time they're mixing sugar or creamer into their coffee.

26. Milk Bar Cookies

Tin of individually wrapped cookies by Milk Bar bridal shower favors
Photo: Milk Bar

Searching for individually wrapped edible party favors for a wedding shower? You have to consider this assortment of Milk Bar's best-selling, cult-favorite flavors. Each tin comes with 12 wrapped cookies in four mouthwatering varieties: Compost (aka a chocolate chip, pretzel, potato chip, graham cracker, coffee, oat and butterscotch cookie), Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow, Chocolate Confetti and Vanilla Confetti. Your guests will become instant fans (if they aren't already)!

27. Elegant Pashminas

Pashmina bridal shower favors
Photo: Special4UFavorsGifts

Infuse your late fall or winter bridal shower with a touch of warmth, both in sentiment and coziness, by choosing pashminas as charming favors. Made in Turkey, these luxe shawls come in 20 different hues to match your party's aesthetic, plus a personalized tag. Guests will appreciate the soft accessory, and the beauty is they can reuse them for your cold-weather wedding as a formal and stylish way to stay warm.

28. Vintage Glass Bud Vases

Vintage glass bud vase bridal shower favors
Photo: Amazon

Step into the trend of the moment with the chic allure of bud vases as your bridal shower favors. This vintage-inspired set isn't just for flowers and plants. Guests can also use them to hold taper candles or incense sticks for an adaptable decoration in their homes. The collection of 16 textured glass vases provides options beyond clear; explore colored glass varieties like blue, amber, pink and green.

29. Luggage Tags

Leather luggage tag bridal shower favors
Photo: LetterandLeather

If the couple is planning a destination wedding, these sturdy luggage tags will make practical gifts for all shower attendees. Made of bonded leather, each tag is foil-stamped with the fun phrase: "& so the adventure begins." Choose your favorite color combination and buy them in bulk.

30. Travel Cocktail Kit

Travel cocktail kit bridal shower favor
Photo: Amazon

Unleash the inner mixologist in your guests with this portable tin that brings the bar to them. It offers all the tools and ingredients necessary for guests to concoct their favorite drink, be it an Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule or Bloody Mary at home. It's a convenient and inclusive way to cater to various taste preferences at your event.

Bridal Shower Favor Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're hosting a bridal shower brunch or a co-ed backyard BBQ, there are plenty of unique and affordable party favors that'll seriously wow your guests. But before you add to cart, here are some answers to the most-asked questions about wedding shower favors.

Are bridal shower favors necessary?

Giving out wedding shower favors isn't necessary, but it's a (really) nice gesture. Favors are a cute way to show your gratitude and give guests a small keepsake to remember the event. The best bridal shower favors are the ones that guests can use and enjoy after the party ends. Bonus points if your favors tie into the wedding shower's theme.

How much should you spend on bridal shower favors?

How much you should spend on bridal shower favors depends on a few factors, including your budget and the number of guests. If you're planning a small and intimate party, you might choose to spend more than someone who's hosting a larger gathering. But it's entirely up to you! There are plenty of excellent options between $1 and $5, and there's definitely no pressure to spend more than $10 per favor. Pro tip: Buying in bulk might help you score a discount.

Who pays for bridal shower favors?

Typically, whoever hosts the wedding shower is responsible for buying the party favors. In many cases, it's a collaborative effort between friends and family who are sharing planning duties. Sometimes, someone volunteers to pay the total cost of favors. In other cases, a few different people agree to split the bill. An honor attendant or parent—for example, the maid of honor or mother of the bride—usually starts that conversation. As always, it's important to be mindful of everybody's budget.

What goes in bridal shower gift bags?

A bridal shower goodie bag is a thoughtful and often themed package of small favors given to guests as a token of appreciation for attending the prewedding event. They typically contain a mix of practical and sentimental items that align with the overall theme of the celebration and the couple's interests. For instance, couples who love to bake might have heart-shaped measuring spoons with cookie cutters and a card that says "All you knead is love" in their guest's gift bags. Here's some more ideas below!

  • Spa gift bag: Scented candles, body lotion, herbal tea and fuzzy socks.
  • Travel-themed gift bag: Customized luggage tags and passport holders, cosmetic bag or jewelry case and an airplane-shaped bottle opener.
  • Garden-themed gift bag: Reusable canvas tote bag, mini potted plants or succulents, sunglasses or a sun hat.
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