Wedding favors are a way to thank your guests for supporting you and your partner on your big day, so if you’re planning to offer favors you’ll want to give them something special. There are thousands of favor ideas, but the best ones show those you’ve invited just how much you care.
Wellness wedding favors make for perfect gifts after a long weekend of celebrations and travel. Your guests will appreciate something that helps them unwind and relax, and if you have any leftover favors there are bound to be other guests happy to take home seconds. The best part is, wellness favors are super affordable and many are easy to DIY.
We’ve collected 18 favor ideas for you to give the gift of health and relaxation, and included some DIY recipes, too. Jump to our Wellness Favors Moodboard for inspiration and then, after you’ve chosen the perfect favor, use our printable labels to name and customize your gift.
1. Scented Soap
A deliciously scented, handmade soap is the perfect gift for everyone and many guests may even want doubles. Choose your favorite scent or even order soaps with your wedding flowers in them.
2. Tea Bags
Tea is always an enjoyable and comforting experience, and you can target specific benefits with the right herbal blends. Chamomile is great for calming, and dandelion root promotes digestive health after a weekend of great food.
3. Essential Oils
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a way to combat common ailments and energize one’s mood. Some of the most popular oils are lavender for stress, peppermint for headaches, and lemon for a mood boost.
4. Bath Salts
Bath salt is the go-to after a long day to relax and refresh sore muscles. Choose a salt with a rejuvenating essential oil to gift a mini-spa experience.
How to Make Bath Salts at Home
- Measure out 2 cups of salt and pour in a large bowl. Epsom, sea, and Himalayan salts work well.
- Mix in 15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender, rose, and bergamot are great stress-relievers.
- Grind ½ a cup of flower petals until fine. This prevents any drainage issues after your bath.
- Mix your flower petals into the salts.
- Pour into a small jar or tube. One large handful is enough for one bath.
5. Bath Bombs
Bath bombs have become hugely popular over the last decade as a fun and hydrating alternative to bubble baths. Choose a soothing scent or a bomb with bath salts to relax sore muscles after a night of dancing.
6. Honey Pots
Honey is a sweet edible favor, but did you know that it comes with plenty of health benefits, too? Raw honey is great for promoting good sleep and relieving coughs, plus it’s antibacterial and super moisturizing—making it a great choice for DIY face masks and washes.
7. Succulents & Plants
Plants improve your mood and environment, making them a great wellness favor for everyone. Gift a nearly kill-proof succulent, or your favorite flower’s seeds and a custom pot your guests can plant themselves and watch love grow.
8. Mindfulness Cards
Mindfulness cards give prompts and practices to help nurture gratitude and mindfulness through daily practice. You can purchase decks of mindfulness cards to gift or even make your own prompts to share some positivity with your loved ones.
9. Lavender Sachets
Lavender is a soothing scent that provides stress-relief and a calming effect. It can be used in a variety of recipes or even as a natural and eco-friendly send-off. Lavender sachets are used for scenting drawers, tossing in the laundry dryer, and keeping under your pillow for a solid night’s rest.
How to Make Lavender Sachets at Home
- Prepare two, three-inch squares of cotton or linen fabric.
- Mix your rice and dried lavender in a bowl.
- Place your fabric squares together and sew three sides. If the fabric has a one-sided design be sure that the designs are facing inward towards each other.
- Turn your pouch inside out. The design should now be facing outward and your stitches hidden inside.
- Fill the pouch with the lavender and rice while leaving room to sew the last edge.
- Close the remaining edge of the sachet using an invisible stitch or tie it up tightly with twine or ribbon.
10. Gratitude Journals
Journaling is a wonderful practice for maintaining wellness, relieving stress, and growing emotionally. Give mini gratitude journals with prompts and stickers to help your guests start their own journey. It’s also a great way to stay connected as you and your guests can share your journal ideas and layouts with each other.
The organic energy of crystals has long been used as a way to heal and align one’s spirit, body, and mind. If nothing else, they’re pretty and make great decorative gifts. Select crystals or gemstones that fall within your color scheme and do a little research into their healing properties.
Traditionally it’s believed that the smoke from incense can help purify the mind and body. They’re often used with meditation and their soothing scents are great for aromatherapy and can be gifted as sticks or cones in beautiful, custom boxes.
13. Body Scrubs
Body scrubs help exfoliate and rejuvenate skin with moisturizing oils and dreamy scents. Everyone can enjoy an exfoliating massage, and the best part is they’re easy to DIY.
How to Make Body Scrubs at Home
- Grind your rolled oats until fine.
- Mix in a bowl with the honey and coconut oil until well combined.
- Let your scrub sit for five minutes so the oats can absorb the moisture. If it’s too stiff after five minutes add more coconut oil or honey.
14. Sheet Masks
Sheet masks are hugely popular as an easy way to give your skin a little love. Pick-up a variety of masks for moisturizing, toning, brightening, and more to let your guests choose exactly what their skin needs.
15. Scented Candles
Scented candles add to any decor and their scent can provide a mood boost. Choose a simple glass jar or something more decorative like a vintage tin. Either way, your guests will love having a simple reminder of you and your wedding day.
16. Calming Lotions
A massage and aromatherapy all in one, calming lotions are favors your guests will definitely use and enjoy. Eucalyptus, chamomile, and lavender are all gentle and soothing choices.
17. Sleep Masks
A simple sleep mask will block out the light and help your guests get a full rest. If you want to go one step further, you can choose a cooling mask to relieve puffy eyes or a weighted mask to reduce anxiety and promote deeper sleep.
18. Meditation Beads
Mala or meditation beads double as a beautiful piece of jewelry and a means of meditation. You can purchase or thread your own beads, then give them to your guests with meditation instructions.
There’s no doubt that usable favors are the best gifts, especially when they can treat your guests to a mini-spa day or guide them towards a more positive lifestyle. Whatever favor you choose, your guests will know they’re loved and leave your wedding with a reminder of just how much you care for them.