The bridal shower is where the bride will be, well, showered with gifts, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to treat your guests to a little something special. They've come from near and far to celebrate you as the blushing bride-to-be, so it's nice to show a token of appreciation.
A small, thoughtful favor can go a long way toward showing gratitude, and who doesn’t love to leave a party with some goodies? Bridal shower favors are by no means a requirement, though they are a nice thank you for your guests, says Sarah Miller, an Event Director with Paulette Wolf Events. If you do one, keep it small; something like a personalized mini bottle of your favorite rosé or a scented candle. Or, gift them something they can use during the event, whether it's sunscreen for a poolside party or sweet treats to nibble on throughout the day.
To help you find the perfect favors for your favorite people, we've researched the best options available with these features in mind. A few of our favorite finds are the Diptyque Berries Candle, the Uncommon Goods Edible Gold Lollipops, and the 5 Star Succulents Wedding Favor.
Read on for the best bridal shower favors.
Kara's Vineyard Wedding Wine Bottle Stoppers
Ideal for either a vineyard- or garden-themed wedding, the floral appliqué on these stoppers is sure to please. Not to mention that there are nearly 30 colors to choose from, and they come with free organza favor bags to make wrapping them up a breeze.
Price at time of publish: $16 for 5
Diptyque Baies/Berries Candle
There’s a good reason why this is one of the brand’s best-selling candles. Sweet notes of blackcurrant berries blend perfectly with fresh and green notes, all coupled with just a touch of rose. It’s sophisticated and a universal favorite, sure to please everyone. Plus, the chic glass jar can be repurposed to hold matches, makeup brushes, or anything else you’d like once you burn through the candle.
Price at time of publish: $40 for 2.4 oz
Fanus Home Magnet Favors
This itty-bitty magnetic bouquet complete with the couple's names is an ideal option for those looking for an affordable favor. Choose from seven different colors of flowers, as well as a mixed option that blends five hues.
Price at time of publish: $41 for 30
My Wedding Favors Heart Shaped Trinket Dish
Spread the love but contain the clutter. These heart-shaped, ceramic dishes are sweet and functional, and they're the perfect spot to corral jewelry, keys, or loose change. This simple yet sweet favor will show your guests just how much you heart them.
Price at time of publish: $5
Give It Pretty The Perfect Blend Coffee Wedding Favor
Especially ideal for a brunch-time bridal shower—or for the bride who is well-known for her love of coffee—these kraft paper bags come printed and ready to go. All you have to do is add in some of your favorite java.
Price at time of publish: $40 for 20
5 Star Succulents Wedding Favor
Long-lasting and pretty much foolproof, succulents are a surefire gift that your guests will be able to hang onto long after the party is over. These come shipped complete as a kit, and do require a little bit of DIY effort to plant each succulent into the included handmade, wooden planter. The end result is totally worth it, and can easily double as the perfect place setting and favor at any bridal shower.
Price at time of publish: $4
Cookiebox Store Wedding Clear Macaron Packaging Box
Is there any dessert more decadent and feminine than the macaron? We think not. Pick up the bride’s favorite macarons, then use these pretty boxes to package them up. They come complete with customizable labels where you can add the wedding date and couple’s initials, as well as an array of different colored ribbons to choose form.
Price at time of publish: $11
Wine Dine and Design Personalized Hand Sanitizer Labels
Pretty meets practical, thanks to these adorable stick-on labels made to fit perfectly on the pocket-sized Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers. (Note, you’ll have to buy those separately.) The chic font and subtle eucalyptus design work well with any color hand sanitizer and/or décor theme; we also love these as an addition to hotel welcome bags.
Price at time of publish: $14 for 30
Vine Wedding Mini Bridal Shower Champagne Bottle Labels
Any and every type of wedding celebration calls for champagne, and this easy-to-design label template is the perfect way to customize the bride’s favorite bottle of bubbly. Download the template and edit the text, then simply print and add it to mini bottles of bubbly.
Price at time of publish: $4
Kind and Bloom Personalized Rose Bath Bomb Favors
Give your guests an easy way to create an at-home spa experience with these 100% natural bath bombs that are scented with rose essential oils and smell just as good as they look. The handmade, heart-shaped minis come topped with real rose petals, all you have to do is customize the wording on the packaging.
Price at time of publish: $31 for 10
Engraved Your Way Engraved Champagne Glass
Set these out at each place setting at the bridal shower. They’re great for sipping mimosas or champagne during the event (obviously) and double as a great favor for your guests to bring home. Engrave the stemless flutes with each guest’s name, the wedding hashtag, or any other fun phrase that resonates with the group.
Price at time of publish: $10
FranabellaBead Rainbow Name Bracelets
These handmade beaded bracelets can be customized with your choice of name and bead color. They’re adorable as a bridal shower (or bachelorette party) favor and also make for a great photo opp.
Price at time of publish: $28
The Fussy Hostess EOS Lip Balm Holder
A lip balm alone would be a cute favor, but go ahead and up the ante and pair it with this personalized card. Customize it with the bride’s name and shower date (you can even add a photo), then print them out and pop in an EOS lip balm (not included). Mix and match the colors of the lip balms, or choose just one for a more cohesive look.
Price at time of publish: $6
Uncommon Goods Edible Gold Lollipops
Lollipops aren’t just a great favor idea for a kids party. This totally grown-up, totally sophisticated version is a perfectly sweet option to use as a favor for any shower. Each is handmade and filled with (completely edible) 24K gold leaf, a great way to add a little bit of extra sparkle to the special day.
Price at time of publish: $36 for 6
Cool Moon Design Hello Gorgeous Cosmetic Bag
Gift your guests something that they can actually use after the festivities are done. This cute cosmetic bag will help them stay organized on vacations and big events (like your wedding). Made of linen, it's pretty and high-quality enough to use as a clutch if needed.
Price at time of publish: $13
Pholk Honeysuckle Rose Face Mist
Ideal for any and all skin types, this spritz relies only on natural and organic ingredients to hydrate and balance your complexion. It feels refreshing and smells divine, the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. The price point is slightly higher, so consider it for events with a smaller guest count, and/or to use as a prize for bridal shower games.
Price at time of publish: $15
Pop Fizz Designs Store Hair Ties
We have yet to meet someone who couldn’t use a few extra hair ties, truly the definition of arguably the most practical gift of all time. Still, these are still cute enough to work as a great wedding favor and come as a set of three in festive prints and colors on a witty card.
Price at time of publish: $18 for 10
Lazy Perfection by Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Face Roller Petite
Face rollers are all the rage, and this particular one makes for the perfect shower favor. Not only is the rose quartz especially pretty, but the crystal is also known to promote feelings of love—how perfect for wedding festivities is that? It also comes in a mini case that’s ideal for travel.
Price at time of publish: $29
World Market Gold Telescoping Tabletop Frame
Picture frames are a guaranteed crowd-pleasing gift, always. Use these as a place card, putting a photo of the bride with each guest into each frame. They come in two different sizes that can easily be mixed and matched, and the gold finish makes for a vintage and girly feel.
Price at time of publish: $9
Bixby Chocolate Dark Chocolate Maine Sea Salted Caramels Gift Box
Who doesn’t love a little sweet treat after a party? These come from a female-owned, mother-daughter brand, featuring delicious caramel dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt from the waters off the coast of Maine. You can also choose to add custom packaging if you want a little extra special touch.
Price at time of publish: $9 for 6 piece
Saatva Silk Eye Mask
Sure, this is pricier than many of the other options on this list, but it is a nice gift if you’re having a smaller shower, or to give just to the bridal party. The sleep mask, made of high-quality mulberry silk, comes in two pretty colors and will be the perfect thing to bring on the bachelorette.
Price at time of publish: $60
Shutterfly Monogram Cotton Tote Bag
We love when a favor can be both pretty and practical and this truly checks both boxes. Have each of these cotton totes monogrammed with each of your guests’ initials for a personalized little gift that they’re sure to get plenty of use out of.
Price at time of publish: $11
Back to the Roots Lavender Windowsill Planter
If you’re looking for a fun alternative to a succulent or other plant favors, consider this unique option. The convenient kit features everything you need to grow 100% organic lavender (no green thumb required) in any space, for a pretty and fragrant addition to your home.
Price at time of publish: $20
Erin Condren Stationary
Stationery is another one of those things that people always appreciate, without fail, and this is some of our favorite. Choose from a wide assortment of fun prints and patterns, and add your guests’ names on it for an extra special touch.
Price at time of publish: $25 for 20
Faceé Silk Scrunchie Set
Not only are these scrunchies super cute (and yet another practical pick), they’re also made from bamboo silk, which is naturally super gentle on your hair and can help combat frizzies and breakage. These come as a pack of four, so you can easily split them up and give each guest one.
Price at time of publish: $24 for 4 pack
Avaline Canned Wine
We were already big fans of this wine label, co-created by Cameron Diaz and Kathleen Power; all of the varietals are made with clean ingredients and are absolutely delicious. Now, the white blend and rosé both come in a convenient can format, perfect for sending home with your guests.
Price at time of publish: $84 for 12-pack
Paravel Luggage Tag
Having a destination wedding? Luggage tags make a great favor, something your guests will be able to put to good use on their way to celebrate your big day. These are made from recycled vegan leather, come in three neutral shades, and can be personalized with a foil-stamped monogram.
Price at time of publish: $35
Skeem Match Cloche
A match cloche is one of those chic home accessories that you likely won’t buy for yourself, making it all the more fun to give as a favor. These are made of hand blown glass in various colors and come with 120 matches. Pair it with a candle or gift them solo.
Price at time of publish: $39
Corkcicle x Rifle Paper Co. Coffee Mug
Oh-so pretty and femenine, these travel-ready coffee mugs come in four different floral prints and colors; try mixing and matching and setting them out as favors to add a fun pop of color to your bridal shower tables. Plus, they’ll be great to bring to the bachelorette, too.
Price at time of publish: $43
Sugarfina Champagne Bears Party Pack
A fun twist on the traditional champagne toast, these gummy bears are in fact made with real bubbly (Dom Perignon, to be exact). They come in yummy Brut and Rosé flavors, housed in clear cubes that are ready to gift, no wrapping required.
Price at time of publish: $50 for 6
OPI "Baby, Take a Vow"
This aptly-named shade is a gorgeous, creamy pink-y beige that’s extremely flattering on a variety of skin tones. It also makes for an ideal bridal mani color, just saying.
Price at time of publish: $12
Meet the Expert
Sarah Miller is an Event Director with Paulette Wolf Events in Chicago. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Miller works with both the corporate division and high-end social division, producing a wide array of events, weddings included.
What to Look For in Bridal Shower Favors
If guests are traveling in from out of town for the shower, it's especially important to keep the size of the favors small—or just go with something edible, like the Sugarfina Champagne Bears Party Pack, that they won't have to pack in their luggage. It's also helpful to keep the costs down if the guest list is sizable—if you're having a small shower, you may be able to splurge a bit more for guests.
Having a destination wedding? Consider something like a monogrammed luggage tug. We love the Paravel Luggage Tug. It's a gift that's both fun and practical, says Miller. Or, think about the color palette and overall vibe of your wedding and find a gift that fits that theme.
Who hosts the bridal shower?
“Traditionally, the bridal shower is hosted by the maid of honor and bridesmaids,” explains Miller. “However, as brides and weddings have gotten less traditional, family members, close friends, and even neighbors can host a shower; brides can even have multiple showers hosted by different groups,” she says.
Are there other DIY bridal shower favor ideas?
Miller suggests incorporating a fun DIY project as part of the shower, the result of which guests can then take home and you can use at your wedding. Her suggestions: Handmade paper that can be used in a guest book, or wax candles that can become part of a tablescape.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience covering the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She’s also a bride-to-be, currently planning her own wedding and getting ready for her bridal shower next month. For this article, we interviewed Sarah Miller, an Event Director with Paulette Wolf Events in Chicago.