17 Winter Wedding Favors to Share the Holiday Joy!

If you’re having a winter wedding and want favors to reflect the season, there are countless options to consider. We’ve pulled together some of the most loved winter wedding favors your guest will be thrilled to receive.

By Ruksana Hussain

Winter Wedding Favors
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Winter weddings have long been the definition of romantic. Whether you’re celebrating on a beach with clear skies and serene weather or you’re up in the mountains, bundled up as the snow falls, or even counting down to the New Year, a wedding in the cold season is always a popular choice. If you’re searching for the perfect thank you gifts for your guests, we have a few all-time favorites everyone will adore. From blankets to flasks, to rustic wedding party favors, here are some of our favorite perfect winter wedding ideas your family and friends will cherish.

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1. Customized Candle Favors

Few favors are more romantic than personalized candles for the big day. Select a scent that compliments your theme or wedding venue (think pine tree or apple), and have the jar or tin customized with your names, wedding date, venue/location, or your favorite love quote. Whenever your friends light the candle afterwards, they’ll remember the wonderful time they had celebrating with you.

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2. Pinecone Fire Starters

Help your guests warm up on a cold night with fire starters. Put together cute baggies with pinecones, pine sprigs, and potpourri for your guests to take home after the reception. The next time they’re feeling chilly, they’ll pop the scented starter in the fire and have warm and fuzzy thoughts about your wedding.

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3. Blankets

If you’re having an outdoor celebration in the winter, blankets aren’t just a cute favor your guests will cherish after the wedding, but they’re functional as well. Select simple fleece or weaved blankets in your wedding colors and place them on each ceremony seat or in a basket when guests walk in. Be sure to include a note to let them know they’re allowed to hang on to their blankets post ceremony and beyond.

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4. Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you’re having a holiday or winter wonderland themed wedding, few party favors would be more quintessential than an ornament. Christmas wedding favors are wonderful winter wedding ideas. Since many guests travel for holiday weddings, something special to help them remember their trip around the holidays is an ideal choice. Opt for an ornament with the location and date so your friends can look back fondly and remember the special occasion every holiday season.

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5. Personalized Mugs

Help your guests prepare for the cold weather season by gifting them personalized mugs. Have your wedding date and venue added so loved ones will remember the celebration every time they reach for it. Additionally, consider filling each with a baggie of coffee or cocoa so your guests have something special to sip in their new mugs.

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6. Flasks

If you and your SO are fans of something stronger, flasks as winter wedding favors are a great way to showcase your fun-loving personalities. Have them etched with your wedding date and location and select them in a classic style like silver, wood, or black so they’ll fit everyone’s taste. If you want to take it a step further, have filling stations where guests can fill their flasks with drinks to enjoy all night long.

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7. Snowflake Soap

Keeping with the winter wedding theme, nothing says cute and precious as soap shaped like a snowflake in a keepsake box that has your wedding date and venue on it along with your names. You can customize this with a signature aroma, mix it up with aromas the bride and groom like, or simply have a combination of aromas that are either distributed at some point during the wedding or picked up by guests as they leave.

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8. Bottle Opener

Another handy idea for a favor, and a wedding favor at that, considering you might have an open bar and bottles aplenty to take care of! A custom designed bottle opener is a fun and very resourceful wedding favor. Especially in the winter when your wedding guests might not want to venture too far to the bar to be able to have a drink. A fun message on the bottle opener is a great way to add a smile to your guests’ face as well.

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9. Pashmina

Like blankets, a pashmina would be great as a winter wedding favor, not just for guests to use at the venue but also to take along as a reminder for the big day. Classic pashmina is extremely fine textured and would be a memorable keepsake for any guest attending your wedding. Order ahead and get them in the colors you have chosen for your wedding or even mix it up for a combination of colors, and even patterns, that guests can choose from.

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10. Coasters

A winter wedding favor that can never go out of style is a pair or set of coasters. Choose a theme that’s cheeky, maybe a play on words, or shares some fun details about the bride and groom that guests will enjoy having in their homes. Creating custom illustrations to go on the coasters that are specific to your wedding is also one way to ensure this is a treasured keepsake for your guests.

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DIY Wedding Favor Ideas

11. Winter Essentials Bag

Oftentimes winter weddings take place outside because the sky is blue, the air is crisp, and the pine trees are covered in snow. Unless your ceremony is taking place somewhere warmer, there’s a good chance your guests will feel chilly in an outdoor space. Consider providing baggies with cute winter essentials like customized lip balm, hand warmers, and a scarf for them to weather the elements as they watch the celebration. You can have these as big or small as you like. A little goody box with travel-size products should do the trick. Try to support local small businesses if possible and always add some edibles goodies or sweet treats to further sweeten the deal as they say.

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  1. Mason Jar

Mason jars always lend to a great DIY project but especially for winter wedding favors that you can customize however you wish. Consider edibles, ornaments, trinkets, sweet treats, and a plethora of other options for this DIY choice. You could also have unique sizes and mason jar decorations that coordinate with the wedding theme you’ve chosen. Think of a few different colors, textures, prints, and patterns to play with that will make your guests want to see their favors right away. And a note sharing what you’ve gifted and why or where it’s from for guests’ future reference. Guests will be happy to take home a fun mason jar full of surprises to enjoy.

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13. Centerpiece Keepsakes

This is a great option, particularly if you have gorgeous flower arrangements, fruit baskets, vegetable carvings, or have in some way incorporated seasonal produce possibly in your centerpieces that would simply go to waste if not for repurposing it as a keepsake from your winter wedding. It’s also a bit of a budget saver as you wouldn’t be spending separately on favors as well. Other ideas include little sculptures, table candles, dinner candles or holders, and miniature plants. Your guests truly are taking a little bit of the wedding memory back with them when they can continue to enjoy such keepsakes at home for a few days after the events of the big day.

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14. Stickers

Have a lot of fun with DIY stickers for favors which can prove to be a truly versatile option. From stickers on mints and candy to those illustrating the couple’s favorite treats, these can be customized to different shapes and sizes and easily created using online sources. You can add details of your wedding or add some fun messages for guests and even create a few different versions for different events. This is a wedding favor that is often overlooked but couples can have a great time putting these together. These can be an extension of your wedding theme, or you can also take inspiration from the venue and some of your engagement photos to put together something unique and very special.

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Edible Wedding Favors

15. Gourmet Coffee

This winter wedding favor is especially great for coffee lovers, but all your guests will appreciate the pick-me-up. Select your favorite coffee flavor or special blend (like beans from your hometown or ceremony city) and put them in little baggies for your guests to enjoy the morning after the celebration. Consider including a note with the coffee details so guests can order their own if they end up loving it as well or just show the local company love on social media. Add a twist by including the coffee varieties that both the bride and groom love or even coffees from places they visited during their courtship, maybe even from where they got engaged.

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16. Maple Syrup

Gifting your guests something edible is sweet, especially if it's honey or jam! These popular summer wedding favors are a delicious way to help your guests remember your special day and thank them for attending. You can buy the condiments in bulk and put them in small jars of your choosing or go with a company who does it all for you. Either way, your guests will appreciate the delicious gesture. Choose maple syrup or any other condiment that the area for your venue is known for or maybe go with a company from your respective hometowns to support businesses you’ve known when you were growing up. These are also great additions to a larger mix of gifts bundled together.

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17. Hot Chocolate Favors

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Whether you select popular hot chocolate bombs or package kits with cocoa mix and marshmallows or sprinkles, few favors are more deliciously winter than hot chocolate. Package the hot chocolate in cute baggies and if your budget permits, put them in mugs with some peppermint bark in hot cocoa to make preparation super easy. Whichever you choose, be sure to add instructions to guide your guests in creating the perfect cup. You can also indulge in a few different hot chocolate flavors aside from classic, so your guests have fun discovering which flavors they live. A sachet combo with those different flavors is also a great idea.

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Selecting the most fitting winter wedding favor takes a little bit of creativity, but there are plenty of options that’ll help your guests remember the celebration. Say thanks with something sweet like syrup or hot chocolate or keep the party going with a flask or gourmet coffee. Whatever you choose, your guests will appreciate the “thank you” and enjoy celebrating your love story post “I do.”

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