Wedding favors are probably not something you will spend a large part of your wedding planning time on, and more likely than not you will stick to the tried-and-tested mithai ka dabba as a thank you to your guests for showing up on your special day. But with new age weddings undergoing transformation each day, why leave wedding favors in the old age? It’s time to revamp the good old box of sweets and gift favors that your guests will fondly remember your wedding by.

Be clear about the following things though, before you set out to find your own wedding favors. What do you want your wedding favors to convey? Do you simply want them to be a fond reminder of your D-day? Or do you want them to be useful to your guests? You also have to be sure your gifts have universal appeal; you can’t possibly buy a different wedding favor for each guest.

Once you’re clear on these specifics, you can go ahead and pick one for your guests. To get you started, here are a few unique ideas for the perfect wedding favor:

Handmade Candles


Everyone loves having pretty candles. They’re useful, and they add an elegant touch to your décor. What’s more, they can also be a subtle reminder of your wedding for the guests. Customize your candle designs and colors as per your wedding theme, and see your guests light up when they see your wedding favor!

Image Courtesy: Punam’s Candles

Exotic Teas

You’ll be amazed at the number of flavors available in our humble afternoon cup of chai! Take your pick from a variety of flavors, such as apple, cinnamon, lemon, raspberry and Kava tea. You can even pack biscotti with tea, and there you are with an absolutely delightful wedding favor that your guests will remember you for at 5 pm every day!

Funky Coasters

This is where style meets utility, really! It will cheer up those who hate their beverages to leave rings. And for those who couldn’t care less about water rings, well, they will have a funky accessory for their desk. Coasters are also very cost effective for those with a tight budget. As an added advantage, this is the perfect DIY gift! Learn how to make pretty coasters here.

Fortune Cookies

Who doesn’t like fortune cookies? They’re delicious, cute and also meaningful. We bet your guests will love these unique wedding favors!

Essential Oils & Organic Lip Salves


Pricey? Yes. Classy? A big, big YES! A box of essential therapy oils, organic skin and lip care is an elegant as well as useful gift that your guests are sure to thank you for. If you find Forest Essentials out of your budget, approach another local brand to customize a box for you.  

New Age Mithai


Mithai cannot just be ignored after all! But revamped, yes. Move beyond coconut barfis and laddoos and ask your confectionery for new age mithai such as custard-apple mithai, rose-petal barfi, gulab jamun filled donuts and walnut barfi.

Jar of Cake


… Or jar of happiness, as your guests will call it! Giving tough competition to a jar of Nutella when it comes to making people happy, a jar of cake has layers of different flavored cake inside and you can see the pretty concentric circles on the outside. A sweet wedding favor indeed! 

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