Bridal Shower Favor Ideas That You Can DIY
While favors at bridal showers aren't absolutely necessary, they're a nice touch and a great way to express gratitude for your friends' presences at the pre-nuptial event. Often, the maid of honor, the bridesmaids, and the attending family members chip in to throw the affair, or travel to make it. And, almost always, they've brought a present for the bride along. It's a nice gesture to recognize their time and financial contributions by showing your thanks with a little gift of appreciation.
If you're giving favors, know that they don't have to be store-bought. If you love to craft or have some extra time on your hands, consider making them yourself. The trinkets will mean so much more if they're customized and hold some meaning, rather than being last-minute thoughts picked up at the dollar store. Plus, your guests are bound to hang onto them longer if they know that you put work into them. And, if you don't want to make them all yourself, you can turn them into a fun crafting activity at the bridal shower!
Don't worry—homemade favors don't need to be difficult or expensive to create. We're here to give you great ideas for favors that you can easily put together, without breaking the budget. Whether you prep them ahead of time or provide the supplies to put them together in lieu of playing games at your party, these how-tos are adorable, affordable, and totally doable, even for crafting novices. Even better, there's something for any celebration!
Opalescent Candy Cones
Coffee Bag Favors
End a brunch celebration with a gift that is full of beans—coffee beans, that is. Fill brown paper coffee bags with the bride-to-be's favorite roast and seal with our downloadable sticker label.
Who doesn't love chocolate, especially when displayed in such a gourmet way?
Cinch bags of candy with strips of floral fabric to add a sweet touch to your springtime shower.
Mini Rosé Bottles
Bee's Knees Candle Favors
For witty and warm presents, tie taper candles with our nature-inspired clip art labels.
Let the ladies know the bride- and groom-to-be are perfect matches. Apply dots, splatters, or swipes to sheets of paper, and cut to personalize a triangular box of matches, complete with an "XO" pull tab.
Chalkboard Coffee Mugs
Potted African Violets
Send shower attendees home with blooms of their own. Demure and delicate, African violets are pretty little packages and, with minimal effort, can make a dazzling display.
Have them bursting with excitement—or at least eager to dig in—with these candy-filled bundles that are a cinch to make: Wrap a handful of cherry sour balls in red tissue, twist closed, and add floral-wire stems and paper leaves.
Create long-lasting crepe paper blooms for your buds and send them home with a single stem or a full bouquet, depending on the size of your guest list.
Bottled Raspberry Vodka
In this project, Joy Cho gathers a few unlikely supplies and turns them into a holder for a fresh arrangement. Use it to show off blooms during your bash, and to give them as take-home gifts to attendees following it.
Rock Salt Surprises
If the bride is more into savory than sweet, consider this geometric to-go gift of shimmering pink Himalayan salt blocks to let guests know that they rock.
Fringed Pyramid Boxes
End on a festive note with these party-perfect fringed boxes that can be filled with the bride-to-be's favorite sweets.
Soaps tied with dainty lace are elegant shower favors that are easy and affordable to assemble yourself.
Breakfast at Tiffany's Sleep Mask
For a spa-themed shower, let guests masquerade as Holly Golightly herself with this crafty take on the iconic slumber-ready accessory.
Hanging Flower Streamers
It will take even your craftiest friends at your garden party up to an hour to make a flower garland, carving out time for the bride-to-be to keep her hands busy, too—by opening gifts! Bonus: The pretty décor is bound to brighten up your besties' homes post-party.
Berry Nice Jars of Jam
Spread the love—and perhaps a favorite family recipe of the bride-to-be's—when you offer homemade canned jam as shower favors.
Embellish goodie bags when you staple pieces of patterned fabric on the fold.
Mini Apple Raspberry Pies
Guests will look forward to taking these petite pies home as party favors, whether you bake them beforehand or together for a group activity. Fitting for kitchen- and baking-themed showers, the desserts are darling when individually wrapped in patterned linens.
These bundles of dried flowers and cedar shavings pack sweet scents that travel.
Decorate muslin bags with custom stencils and use them to corral treats of your choice for the bridal shower.