28 Winter Wedding Favors That Celebrate This Magical Time of Year

Take inspiration from the season's best offerings.
Winter wedding favor ideas
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Emily Rumsey
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Emily Rumsey
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Updated Dec 05, 2022
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There's lots to love about winter: freshly fallen snow, festive sweaters, snuggly blankets, rich hot chocolate and, now, your wedding! Draw inspiration from the season to thank your guests for celebrating your union by giving them a winter wedding favor. We've searched the web high and low to find the best small take-home gifts to complement your winter wonderland wedding. Whether you're having a holiday event and you're looking for festive ornaments or you're planning cozy nuptials with cocoa and warm throws for guests, there's a winter party favor on our list that'll make you and your loved ones feel merry and bright.

1. Snowflake Wine Stoppers

Snowflake wine bottle stopper winter wedding favor

Ensure there'll be snow on the big day with these cute snowflake wine stoppers. They're a thematic and useful winter wedding favor your guests certainly won't forget on the table. Best of all, they come individually wrapped in a stylish gift box with a thank-you tag. How convenient is that?

2. Plaid Throw Blankets

Red and black plaid blanket winter wedding favor

If you're planning an outdoor ceremony, make sure your guests are prepared for the elements with one of our favorite winter wedding favor ideas: blankets. Place one at every chair for guests to have and to hold in case they get cold. This cotton throw with fun fringe accents comes in red, blue and orange plaid, so you can buy a mix or choose the option that suits your wedding color scheme the best.

3. Dunkin' Hot Chocolate Bombs

Dunkin' hot chocolate bombs winter wedding favor idea

As far as winter wedding favors go, hot chocolate is a classic idea. Kids and adults alike will love cracking open Dunkin's rich hot chocolate bombs filled with cocoa powder and marshmallows. They're individually wrapped for easy distribution and sold in sets of 12.

4. Festive Seed Packets

Wildflower seed packets winter wedding favor

Hidden in these little paper hearts are seeds for colorful wildflowers. Your guests can plant them so come spring, they'll be reminded of your winter wedding. The cards are decorated with festive poinsettias, berries and pine cones to fit into your seasonal theme and can be personalized with your wedding details.

5. Mini Wedding Bells

Silver mini wedding bells winter party favor

Kissing bells or jingle bells, no matter what you want to call them, these winter wedding favors are seriously cute. Put one at every place setting, then when guests ring them it means you and your now-spouse have to smooch. Feel free to complement them with a personalized thank-you tag and pretty ribbon.

6. Winter Forest Candles

Winter wedding favor soy candles

With scents like Peppermint Hot Cocoa, Cranberry Apple and Christmas Tree, your guests can bring the aroma of your winter wedding home with them thanks to these candle favors. Their tops are decorated with snow-covered forest artwork, your wedding details and a short custom message, like "We hope you had a lit time." Best of all, this seller offers discounts on bulk orders.

7. Custom Plaid Matchboxes

Buffalo plaid custom matches winter wedding favor

You found your match, now help each guest find theirs too—literally! These buffalo plaid matches are an inexpensive winter wedding favor idea. They read "thank you" and can be personalized with your names.

8. Fuzzy Socks

Pack of fuzzy socks winter wedding favors

Winter is arguably the coziest season and nothing feels more cozy than a warm pair of socks. Make sure your wedding guests don't get cold feet with these unisex fuzzy socks as winter-themed party favors. We love the festive red, green and navy colors in this six-pack, but you can also get striped socks.

9. Mulling Spices

Mulling spices for cider or wine winter wedding favor

Treat guests to a soothing, comforting sip with an aromatic spice sachet. Each bag is filled with cinnamon chips, allspice, orange peels and cloves and can be steeped like a tea bag in hot cider (or wine) to make a warm winter drink right at home. They're tied with a cinnamon stick and rustic tag that can be personalized if you order more than 10.

10. Frosted Shot Glasses

Personalized frosted shot glass winter wedding favor

We love the frosted glass aesthetic for table settings at winter-themed weddings. Give your guests a souvenir from the day with an icy shot glass. You can personalize it with a range of logos and your wedding details. Better yet, for an additional charge they'll arrive in simple gift boxes.

11. Personalized Holiday Ornaments

Personalized star ornament winter wedding favor

Here's a Christmas wedding favor idea: Give each guest a wooden ornament wedding favor that doubles as their seating card. They come in circles or stars and can be painted white, silver or gold. Once your Christmas-themed wedding is over, your guests will take them home to hang on their trees.

12. Holiday Magnets

Tis The Season To Be Married magnets winter wedding favor

Your love is magnetic! Magnets are a classic wedding favor and these ones got a holiday makeover. They read "'Tis the season to be married" with your names surrounded by holly leaves.

13. Bulk Candy Canes

Pack of red and white peppermint candy cane winter wedding favor

Tuck a candy cane into each guest's napkin ring for festive decor that doubles as a minty treat. Best of all, these individually wrapped winter wedding favors are sold in bulk, so they're extra affordable.

14. Christmas Wine Charms

Set of 12 Christmas wine charms winter wedding favors

Make sure your guests don't lose their drinks by wrapping these festive wine charms around their glasses. The markers—sold in sets of 12—are intricately decorated with Christmas motifs like stockings, wreaths and candy canes to match your holiday nuptials. Just make sure to let everybody know these unique winter wedding favors are theirs to keep.

15. Fragrant Hand Lotion

Peppermint & Sugar Cane hand lotion winter wedding favor

If you want to surprise out-of-town guests with a welcome gift, toiletries are a practical and thoughtful idea—and lotion is an especially great goodie bag filler during the colder months when it's dry outside. Better yet, this moisturizing cream from Beloved (how fitting) is peppermint and sugar cane scented so it's perfect as winter or Christmas wedding favors.

16. Winter-Themed Soap

Mitten and snowflake shaped soap winter wedding favor

Looking for more winter goodie bag ideas? These mitten and snowflake-shaped soaps will be a fun surprise for your guests. Choose from a variety of fragrances, including Gingerbread, Juniper and Eucalyptus.

17. Seasonal Lip Balm

Burt's Bees seasonal chapstick Cranberry Spritz winter wedding favor

Help your guests protect their lips from the dry, cold air with these holiday favors. Pick up a seasonal lip balm from Burt's Bees like Cranberry Spritz, Shortbread Cookie, Salted Caramel, Chai Latte or Peppermint or even customize your own! You can choose the flavor and personalize the label with your wedding details or a simple "Thank you!"

18. Insulated Mugs

Insulated mug with lid and straw winter wedding favor

Set up a hot chocolate bar for your wedding guests then let them take the mug home with them. These insulated cups will keep their cocoa warm all reception long and remind them of your wedding every time they use it after. Each comes with a leak-proof lid and stainless steel stray and can be bought in sets of four, eight or 12 in various colors. For an extra-special touch, customize decal stickers to personalize each cup.

19. Custom Coffee Bags

Personalized coffee grounds individually wrapped winter wedding favor

Coffee grounds in goodie bags are simple winter wedding favors your guests will appreciate the morning after your late-night reception. There's nothing like a soothing cup of joe on a cold day. And, we especially love that you can personalize these with a photo of you and your S.O. framed by a wreath.

20. Miniature Woodland Animals

Assorted miniature woodland animals winter wedding favor

Moose and owls and foxes, oh my! Decorate your reception tables with these cute miniature woodland creatures. They're sculpted from poly resin with expert detail and come in a set of six forest friends.

21. Plaid Hand Warmers

Buffalo plaid hand warmer winter wedding favor

Hand warmers will come in handy at snowy, outdoor ceremonies—and this buffalo flannel-clad option is an especially thematic pick for a rustic winter wedding favor if you're willing to splurge a little. It's reusable, so if you're planning a destination celebration at a ski resort, guests can not just use them at the wedding, but while skiing or snowshoeing too.

22. Cheery Bottle Openers

Cheers bottle opener winter wedding favor

If you're looking for an extra-cute yet practical thank-you gift for guests, this antique gold bottle opener takes first place. It reads "cheers" in elegant script and comes tied with a satin red ribbon and thank you tag that reads "Cheers to you!" After all, they deserve to be toasted too for celebrating with you.

23. Christmas Sugar Cookies

Set of four Christmas sugar cookies winter wedding favor

As far as edible Christmas favors go, sugar cookies take the cake—er, well, biscuit. These frosted confections come in sets of four with a stocking, gingerbread, candy cane and snowflake in each individually wrapped bag. They look so good, your guests may not be able to wait until after the wedding to enjoy them.

24. Wooden Snowflake Coasters

Wooden snowflake coasters winter wedding favor

Coasters are practical guest gifts since they can use them over and over again. These natural wood coasters are intricately laser cut to look like snowflakes for a rustic winter wedding favor.

25. Winter Wedding Koozies

Christmas wedding koozies favor

If the chilly weather won't stop your guests from cracking open a cold one, then make sure they do it in style with a fun can koozie. These read "Baby it's cold outside" and can be personalized with your names and wedding date. Choose from a wide variety of colors so these winter wedding favors match your decor.

26. Festive Hershey's Kisses

Hershey's kisses wrapped in green foil with custom sticker winter wedding favor

Trust us, everyone loves chocolate as a party favor. Hershey's kisses are an obvious candy choice for a wedding and these are specifically decked out for your winter nuptials. They are wrapped in green foil (though you could choose nine other color options) and pre-stickered with your names and wedding date surrounded by pine tree branches. Our advice? Buy in bulk! Guests will be grabbing these by the handful.

27. Snowflake Key Chains

Gold snowflake key chains with thank you tags winter wedding favor

We found the cutest little gift bags! Fill these white mesh drawstring bags with a bit of candy then tie them with rustic tags that say "Thank you for celebrating with us!" Best of all, they come with shiny snowflake key chains attached.

28. Penguin Notebooks

Personalized notebook with penguin couple winter wedding favors

Did you know penguins are fairly romantic creatures? They often dance and sing when they see a bird they love and some breeds mate with the same partner for life. Add these cold-weather creatures to your winter wonderland-themed wedding with these personalized notepads for guest thank-you gifts.

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