Bridal shower favors are about as necessary as flower crowns at your office coffee hour. In short, nobody expects them, but if you have them, invite me. If you’re the kind of person who likes to be a little extra when throwing a party, favors are a great way to up the ante. (Plus if you’re doing a bridal shower with a theme, favors are the way to bring that thing home.) And? Spoiling people is fun.
So we’ve gathered the best real, usable bridal shower favor ideas: we have DIY bridal shower favors, the best Etsy bridal shower favors (because God knows you don’t have ten hours to spare finding the exact right thing in that rabbit hole), plus affordable favors, and that perfect unique thing that will make you look like you have impeccable taste (because who doesn’t want that?). Here is our list of ideas for trinkets, baubles, and cute little parcels to hand out to your people at the shower.
Our Favorite Bridal Shower Favor Ideas
- Personalized Spa Jars
- Diamond Wine Charms
- Watermelon Cakes in Jars
- Sugar Scrub Bars
- Beeswax Fabric Food Wraps
- DIY Bitters & Recipes
- The Perfect Mug
- Tea Blend Recipes
- Tiny Bouquets
- Rose Quartz Necklace
- Personalized Luggage Tags
- Signature Hats
- Weekly Notepad Set
- Japanese Korean Wood Spoon Utensil Set
- Floral Palo Santo Smudge Bundle
- “YES” Standard Baggu
- Little Lovabel Photo Albums
- The Future is Female
- Red Lion Amaryllis Growing Kit
- Custom Photo Calendar
- Fucking Fabulous Lip Color
- Parasols for Guests
- Perfume Rollerballs
- Personalized Pashminas
- High Note Market List
- Coconut Sunglasses
- Letterpress Cards
Bridal Shower Favors: DIY Edition
Personalized Spa Jars
Fill this cute-as-pie Spa in a Jar with products that match the wedding colors. Make them yourself from these DIY instructions with a free printable.
Diamond Wine Charms
Wine charms personalized to the receiver will also be lifesavers when your two best friends get a little too mimosa-ed and can’t remember whose glass is whose. Source them locally or online, or try your hand at these sweet DIY jewels.
Watermelon Cakes in Jars
How deliciously precious are these watermelon cakes-in-jars? Check out the recipe and instructions for assembling these mason jar cuties.
Sugar Scrub Bars
Anything rose screams “bridal shower” to me, so these DIY sugar scrub bars are perfection.
Beeswax Fabric Food Wraps
These beeswax button-ups are a level up from the classic zero-waste DIY, beeswax fabric wraps. (Or you can always simplify your party planning by buying beeswax food wraps and adding a button and twine.) Plus, they’re absolutely adorable.
DIY Bitters & Recipes
Homemade bitters favors will definitely impress. These four recipes look especially yum (with a bonus Manhattan recipe!). Hey, and you can test them out in cocktails at the shower!
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Suite One Studio Mimira Mug
Everyone could use a cute cuppa in the morning, whether it’s for tea or coffee. Give your crew semi-matching ones, with slight tweaks to fit their personal styles.
Tea Blend Recipes
Homemade tea blends are absolutely charming favor ideas—especially if your shower is an afternoon tea! Learn how to blend your own here.
The dearest, wee bouquets for each of your people. Making things smaller somehow makes things better (and more affordable).
Rose Quartz Necklace
Pretty and versatile, these rose quartz necklaces will also give your crew all kinds of calming energy.
Bridal Shower Favors: etsy’s best
Personalized Luggage Tags
Personalized luggage tags with witty sayings are ideal for making bags stand out while traveling to a destination wedding.
Say it right with outspoken sun hats to wear to a beach wedding or bachelorette weekend, like these cute babes. DIY and make your own, like we did here, or look to Etsy for tons of super cute options.
Weekly Notepad Set
Actually functional, adorable, and in a muted color? These mousepad-size weekly notepads have it all.
Japanese Korean Wood Spoon Utensil Set
Keep the zero-waste gifts coming! And these cute little sets of utensils come with a sweet pouch.
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Floral Palo Santo Smudge Bundle
These pretty smudging and palo santo sets will put your squad’s vibe in order for the wedding day.
We say yes to eco-friendly, reusable bags—and so will everyone else. Especially when they look as good as the newest Baggu.
Little Lovabel Photo Albums
Your crew can use these pretty little photo albums to store their memories from the wedding weekend—or, you know, anything else they want.
The Future is Female
We love the idea of small, kick-ass art they’ll actually want, like this fierce-AF piece.
Red Lion Amaryllis Growing Kit
So hear me out: I got these amaryllis bulbs for Christmas and they were a total delight. Like getting flowers, but you grow them yourself (they’re super easy though!), which seriously gives me so much joy. Pass that joy to the couple’s best people.
Custom Photo Calendar
A whole calendar of cute/cool photos made by you is equal parts a great gift and creative masterpiece. This is best for a small bridal shower full of beloved-to-you guests, because it’s gonna be a little time-consuming.
Fucking Fabulous Lip Color
This fire-hydrant-red, ultra-fierce shade is called Fucking Fabulous. ’Cause all your folx are.
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Parasols for Guests
Pretty (and majorly Instagrammable) parasol accessories for the wedding and beyond.
Pocket-size fragrances in different scents to match your squad’s personalities? Love.
These pashminas (in the wedding colors, of course) double as wraps on the wedding day itself.
High Note Market List
A cheerful market pad is basically universally useful. Bonus points for fun colors and a magnet for the fridge, like this happy little one.
I know I could always use another pair of novelty sunglasses—especially when heading to a destination wedding in the tropics.
Sweet stationery, like these cool letterpress cards from Heartell Press. Gift your people a full pack each, dole out in one or two customized choices, or drop one in each favor goody bag.
Who’s planning a bridal shower (or having one planned for them)? Are you doing a theme, or keeping it really low key? If you’re tempted by favors, share what you really want to get, or receive, in the comments.