The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Favours { Ideas }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 28 July 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Favours

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Favours - South Africa

The gifts for your guests are a token to say thank you for sharing this special occasion with you. We’ve got the Ultimate Guide to wedding favours to help you pick yours!

Your favours don’t need to be elaborate or expensive, they can be as simple as a note of thanks. But it’s important to say thank you to your wedding guests as a sign of appreciation for them sharing your wedding day with you!

You can also shop Wedding Favours in our store, or get in touch and we can help you source gifts for your wedding gifts. Simply email with your wedding favour request!

Edible Favours

Food can be a lovely token to thank your guests. It can also double-up as dessert! Handmade snacks are a lovely gesture, and printing pretty labels and tags allows you to tie the gifts into your theme!

food wedding favours favors

food wedding favours

food wedding favours

food wedding favours

Edible Favours from YesBabyDaily

We have a lovely selection of the most amazing local wedding favours right here in our Wedding Store! From honey in rustic hessian jars to gumball tubes for carnival weddings. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite favors below.

Honey jar wedding favours
Cupcake cases as gifts for your wedding guests
favour packaging for sweets

True Love Brew

If you love your coffee and appreciate a good brew, why not choose a special coffee as your wedding favour? You can customise beautiful coffee bags and even include a few different types of beans for guests to sample. Coffee is a thoughtful and useful wedding favour your guests will love!

You can purchase The Perfect Blend Coffee Bag Favours in our store!

coffee wedding favour

Gimme S’more Love

We’re not as familiar with the term “s’mores” as they are in the States. Basically - it’s those delicious marshmallows you heat over an open fire and then dip into chocolate or other toppings. A s’mores kit is a fun and awesome favour for any South African wedding - we love to braai!

s'mores wedding gifts

Milk & Cookies

Because guests usually get their favours towards the end of the night, it’s a great idea to incorporate a dessert element - like giving them Milk & Cookies before bed! Make your own Hot Chocolate favours with our 500ml Mason Jars.

You could also create your own more grown-up version with a miniature whiskey or brandy to add!

milk and cookies favour


While we never thought we’d like the idea of doughnut favours - we think the mini doughnuts are just too cute! If you’re going to go for a dessert favour, doughnuts are a familiar favourite that are a fun alternative to cake or cupcakes.

doughnut wedding favour

Handmade with Love

Shop our South African Wedding Favour Store for lots of lovely DIY favour boxes, jars & tags!

Handmade gifts are an amazing way to say thank you. While it can be too time consuming for a larger wedding - if you can find the time, this is a truly thoughtful way to say thank you. We love the options for pretty labeling and bottling of handmade wedding favors too!

handmade wedding favours

More Food Favour Ideas!

food wedding favors

food favors

food wedding favour ideas

Drink Me! {Drinks Wedding Favours}

If you love good wine, then this might be the gift you choose for your guests! A bottle of wine at the table can also be drank by guests at the wedding, and you can make your own labels!

Other great drink wedding favours are spirits like limoncello which you can even DIY. Use pretty lace and ribbon around bottles as wrapping for an extra special touch.

If your man is a big beer lover, he might want to give the boys something fun like a beer koozie!

drink wedding favours

drink wedding favours

Keep Warm {Gift Wedding Favours}

A Pashmina or scarf is a lovely gift for girls. Not only is it a great keepsake but it can keep them warm if you’re having an outdoor wedding. It’s a useful wedding favour that the girls will love!

pashminaa wedding favours

Retro Sunglasses

If your ceremony is in the sun, why not get some sunglasses made for your guests! If you’re a quirky couple you might want to get heart-shaped glasses for the girls and wayfarer’s for the boys!

sunglasses wedding favour

Herbs & Flowers

Fresh herbs and potted plants or flowers are a lovely gift for a country wedding. Use pretty lace, painted pots or special boxes for these wedding favours!

herb wedding gifts

herb and flower wedding favors

Slip-Slops {Dance the night Away!}

This is one of our favourite favours becasue we know what it’s like when your new heels are killing you! Putting dancing shoes next to the dancefloor is an awesome idea for your guests!

Buy Personalised Wedding Flip Flops in our store here!

shoes wedding favours

A Few more Gift Favour Ideas

Below we’ve got a few more ideas for gift wedding favours to help you pick the perfect gifts for your wedding!

bird seed wedding favours

seeds wedding favour

love songs wedding favour

fans wedding favors

Unique Wedding Favours

We found a few very unique wedding favours we love!

{Constellation Maps} Map out the stars in sweet constellation maps for a stellar wedding favour!

{Bottled Terrariums} Gorgeous bottled terrariums are a unique and beautiful gesture.

{Secondhand Books} For the storyteller or book-lover a collection of favourite stories wrapped in ribbon is an amazing favour!

{Origami} A pretty paper present with a bit of fun is a cute way to say thank you.

{Quirky Party Pack} Create your own custom party pack filled with quirky bits for your guests.

{Pop-up-Picture-in-aTin} A beautiful handmade picture in a tin is the perfect favour from an artist - not for a big wedding though! It must take ages to make just one!

unique wedding favors

unique wedding favours

Do Not Disturb {Door Hanger Favour}

These quirky door-hangers are an amazing idea for an away wedding. Something totally different to the usual thank you cards!

door-hanger wedding favour

Tech-Gifts {Talk Nerdy to me}

While a USB stick with your names on it might not be everyones idea of the perfect wedding favour - if you’re a bit of a self-confessed geek this could be just the favour for you! The iPhone covers… well who knows…

tech wedding gifts

Simple & Sweet {Thoughtful Gifts}

Wedding favours don’t have to mean expensive. What about a knot bracelet like the one below, or even cute customised pencils. Small gifts are sometimes even more special!

simple wedding favours

Midnight Snack {amazing!}

We just love the idea of a cute midnight snack for hungry late-staying guests! Keep it simple with a drink and chocolate or go all out with wine, cheese & biscuits. Such an amazing wedding favour!

midnight snack wedding favour

midnight snack wedding favor

Favour Packaging

While it might be difficult to pick a favour that no one else has done before, you can definitely get original with your favour packaging!

favour packaging ideas

favour packaging

wedding favour design

wedding favour packaging design

wedding favour packaging design

wedding favour packaging design

Looking for more wedding inspiration?

1. Our Creative Wedding Catering Ideas
2. Unique Wedding Invitations
3. See our Top South African Forest Wedding Venues
4. Shop all of our Wedding Favours!


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