12 Winter Wedding Favors Guests Will Happily Take Home

To have and to hold, in case they get cold.
by Parker Butler and Emily Platt

A fresh blanket of snow, inviting fires, snuggly blankets, warm hot chocolate, plenty of parties—winter is abundant with our favorite things. And all those things can inspire seriously delightful winter wedding favors. We searched our archive of real weddings to find small gift ideas perfect for celebrating this very special season with your guests. Then, we took things a step further to help you recreate the idea you love most. Yep—this inspo is shoppable! From soft blankets to mini bottles of champagne, here are 12 of the coziest, most festive wedding favors for your winter wedding.

1. Custom Flasks

Give guests flasks that are engraved with something that represents the vibe of your big day. And if you're feeling generous, you can pair them with mini bottles of liquor. After all, a sip of something strong can help combat a nip in the air…  

Make the idea your own with:

  • These customized stainless steel flasks (from $16 each on Etsy
  • Or these personalized keychain flasks ($60 for a set of 12 on Amazon)

From: A Bohemian Barn Wedding at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania

2. Interactive Favors

S'mores as winter wedding favors
Lauren Brimhall

Give guests s'more ingredients and send them outside to your cozy fire pit for marshmallow roasting. They'll love the fun activity as well as the tasty treat.  

Make the idea your own with:

  • A DIY s'mores packaging kit (from $8 for a set of 20, not including s'mores ingredients, on Etsy)

From: A Romantic and Intimate Wedding in Littleton, CO

3. Coffee Mugs

Gift coffee mugs that guests can use during the wedding (at a make-your-own hot chocolate station) and take home to use every morning. 

Make the idea your own with:

From: A Valentine's Day-Inspired Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York

4. Cozy Blankets

If you're having an outdoor ceremony, offer your guests blankets so they can stay warm and comfortable during your vows. Then let them know they can keep them as winter wedding favors!

Make the idea your own with:

  • Gray striped throw blankets ($3 each from Ikea)

From: A Formal Ivory and Navy Wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas

5. Mini Champagne Bottles

Mini champagne bottles for winter wedding favors
Moment Studio

Send your guests home with a personal sip. It's the season of popping bottles, right? Customize the bottles with stickers or gift tags.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Customizable square gift tags (from under $1 each at The Knot Shop)
  • Plain or personalized ribbon (from $10 a roll at The Knot Shop)

From: A Glamorous, Romantic Wedding at Villa Miani in Rome, Italy

6. Hot Cocoa

A warm cup of cocoa is just what your guests need as they recoup after your wedding. 

Make the idea your own with:

  • These hot chocolate test tubes ($3 each on Etsy)
  • Or these hot chocolate mason jars (from $4 each on Etsy)

From: A Christmas-Themed Wedding at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland

7. Wedding Ornaments

Help them celebrate the holidays with a new, seasonal decoration. If you're looking for unique keepsakes, ornaments are it.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Personalized wooden ornament favors (from $50 for a set of 25 on Etsy)

From: A Classic Wedding at Petroleum Club in Houston, Texas

8. Maple Syrup Servings

Rustic maple syrup as winter wedding favor
Matt + Ashley

Simple gifts like your favorite maple syrup make for memorable winter wedding favors. Especially when guests can use theirs for a delicious snow day breakfast.

Make the idea your own with:

From: A Homestead Wedding in Glen Arbor, Michigan

9. Colorful Knit Hats

Cozy knit hats for winter wedding favors
5IVE15IFTEEN Photo Company

For a festive touch, gift warm knit hats that tie into your wedding color palette and theme.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Beanie hats in bulk ($25 for a set of 12 on Amazon)

From: A Rustic-Cool Wedding at John Street Roundhouse in Toronto, Ontario

10. Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds in goodie bags are a simple winter wedding favors your guests will appreciate the morning after your late-night reception. There's nothing like a soothing cup of joe a cold day.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Winter-themed paper favor bags ($23 for a set of 25 at The Knot Shop)

From: A Rustic Winter Wedding at Southwind Hills in Goldsby, Oklahoma

11. Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate-covered pretzel sticks are the perfect sweet-and-salty parting treat at the end of the night. Use seasonal packaging to set a wintery tone.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Holiday dipped pretzel rods (from $15 for a set of 12 on Etsy)

From: A Garden-Inspired Wedding at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey

12. Festive Candles

Nothing screams "cozy night in" like a lovely scented candle. Pair the winter wedding favors with personalized matchboxes for a little extra flare.

Make the idea your own with:

  • Custom candle wedding favors (from $62 for a set of 25 on Etsy)
  • Personalized matchbooks (for less than $1 each from The Knot Shop)

From: A Rustic Backyard Vow Renewal in Cornwall, Vermont

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Updated November 2019

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