Everything to Include in Your Wedding Hangover Kit

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A great night out is always more enjoyable when you know you’re set up to sleep well and feel good the next morning. Hence the rising popularity of the wedding hangover kit. The best way to distribute hangover kits is to deliver them to guests’ hotel rooms ahead of their arrival. That way, they’ll have them when they need them most: before they go to bed, and right when they wake up.

What Is a Hangover Kit?

A hangover kit a favor bag for guests filled with the tools necessary to transition from a raucous night of drinking and indulgent foods to a pain-free morning after. 

“The basics are some sort of pain reliever, something for an upset stomach, and some sort of immunity boost,” says artisan gift creator Jamie Kutchman Wynne. “But if you want to elevate your hangover kit, consider turning it into an amenity kit with items such as silk sleep masks, pillow spray, lip balm, band-aids, cozy socks, a facial masque, and earplugs.”

Meet the Expert

Jamie Kutchman Wynne is the founder & CEO of Marigold & Grey, which creates custom and pre-packaged gift boxes and bags for weddings, birthdays, more. Marigold & Grey has created custom gifts for brands such as Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Kate Spade New York, Bloomingdales, Microsoft, and VISA.

Hangover kits are also another fun place to incorporate your wedding branding or design. “This way, the hangover kits are cohesive with everything else guests have seen, such as save-the-dates, invitation suites, and even the other contents of the wedding welcome gifts,” says Wynne. “In instances where monograms aren’t preferred, a simple phrase like 'relax and recharge' can also be great because it immediately clues guests in on what they’re about to discover inside.” 

Though plenty of pre-made hangover kits can be found on Etsy and other sites, it can also be fun to make your own. Here, some ideas to add to yours.

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Pressedshop Custom Wedding Tote

Pressedshop Custom Wedding Favor Tote
Photo courtesy of Etsy.

Sure, those little drawstring bags are cute, but you know what’s especially helpful? Something you can use to quickly gather clothes and shoes that you might have left in another guest’s hotel room while getting ready, or as a last-minute extra carry-on bag for the flight home. This just-cheeky-enough design is available in 21 colors. From $5 each on Etsy. 

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Rebound Hangover Patch

Rebound Hangover Relief patch
Photo courtesy of Rebound.

There's a lot of hangover patches on the market these days. While plenty have cuter packaging, the Los Angeles Times recently determined this one to be the most effective. $18 for 30 patches on Amazon.

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Hangover Relief Kit Wedding Water Bottle Label

Zazzle Hangover Relief Kit wedding water bottle label
Photo courtesy Zazzle.

Because hydration is key, but there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun with it. Wrap water bottles in customizable labels to remind guests of the fun they had the night prior. From $4.45 for four labels at Zazzle.

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Mercedesbandz No-Crease Hair Elastics

Mercedezbands no crease elastic hair tie
Courtesy of Etsy.

Helpful for holding your hair back without ruining a fresh blowout—and for a sleek low-maintenance ponytail at the post-wedding brunch the next day. $10 for 24 on Etsy.

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Mpow Ultra-Soft Foam Earplugs

Mpow HP133A Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs
Photo courtesy of Amazon.

A key part of staving off a hangover is getting a good night's sleep. Help guests block out noise with these non-toxic earplugs, which are made from PU material. $13 for 60 on Amazon.

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Pedialyte AdvancedCare Plus Hydration Packets

Pedialyte Multi Pack Electrolyte Hydration Drink
Photo courtesy of Amazing.

Pedialyte: it's not just for kids anymore! These powder packets help you rehydrate by delivering 33 percent more electrolytes than the original version. $93 for 80 on Amazon.

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Listerine Cool Mint Pocketpacks Breath Strips

Listerine Strips pocket pack
Photo courtesy of Office Depot.

Sometimes, gum just doesn't cut it. Come morning, your guests will thank you for the quick refresh of their stale, dry mouths. $35 for 18 packets at Office Depot.

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Pepto-Bismol Tablets

Pepto-Bismol packets
Photo courtesy of Walmart.

Guests feeling nauseous or queasy after a night of partying will be grateful for these stomach-soothers. $26 for 25 packets at Walmart.

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Advil Ibuprofen Coated Tablets

Advil Ibuprofen Coated Tablets
Photo courtesy of Walmart.

Headaches, be gone! Advil to the rescue for this common hangover side-effect. $14 for 50 packets at Walmart.

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Starbucks $5 Gift Card

Starbucks $5 Gift Card
Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Coffee = the ultimate motivator for getting out of bed the next day. Especially when they know the first cup is on you. 10 gift cards for $50 on Amazon.

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M-61 PowerGlow® Peel

M-61 PowerGlow Peel
Photo courtesy of Bluemercury.

These one-minute, one-step exfoliating facial peels have a major cult following thanks to skin-refreshing ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin K, bilberry extract, and chamomile. Think of it as a mini facial—one that will brighten, soften, and even out skin tone—you can administer while still half asleep. $116 for 60 wipes at Bluemercury. 

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Individually Wrapped Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes

Individually Wrapped Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Photo courtesy Walmart.

When you head to bed late, the last thing you want to do is wash your makeup off. These single-use cleansing towelettes will expedite the process. $6 for 20 at Walmart. 

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Sleep Socks

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic sleep socks
Photo courtesy of Bare Necessities.

Want to get really luxe with your hangover kit? These plush, non-binding socks will keep guests warm and cozy while they sleep. They'll also double as slippers—so necessary for confronting the cold tile of a hotel room floor. $15 per pair at Bare Necessities.

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Nature Valley Granola Bar

Nature Valley Granola Bar Crunchy Oats 'n Honey
Photo courtesy Amazon.

This childhood lunch staple can help settle stomachs or serve as breakfast if you oversleep. $11 for 24 on Amazon. 

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Batiste Mini Dry Shampoos

Batiste Mini dry shampoo
Photo courtesy Amazon.

No one is going to want to wake up early to wash and style their hair. Add dry shampoo to your hangover kits to help guests preserve their look from the night before. $16 for 4 on Amazon. 

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Carpe On-the-Go Antiperspirant Underarm Wipes

Carpe On-the-Go Antiperspirant Underarm Wipes
Photo courtesy Amazon.

No time to shower? No problem. These odor reducing, sweat-blocking underarm wipes will help you quickly get fresh and dry. Added bonus: they’re free of parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes, and sulfates. $20 for 15 on Amazon. 

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Zazzle Radiant Bloom Wedding Hand Sanitizer Packet

Zazzle Radiant Bloom Wedding Hand Sanitizer Packet
Photo courtesy Zazzle.

Let’s face it: Hand sanitizer is a necessary addition to any gathering these days. These individual packets have a sweet (and customizable!) floral design, but we also love the look of this more minimalist style. From $23 for 20 at Zazzle. 

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Wedding Star 4436-10 Sunglasses

Weddingstar 4436-10 black sunglasses
Photo courtesy Walmart.

Don’t add a logo, don’t go for funky colors. Basic black sunglasses will block head-hurting sun rays without screaming “I’m hungover from a wedding!” everywhere you go. $2 each at Walmart.

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Vaseline 0.25-ounce jar

Vaseline 0.25 oz jar
Photo courtesy Amazon.

While lip balm is great for parched puckers, vaseline is better for a hangover kit because it can be used in a mryiad of ways. (Like, say, to sooth dry eyelids and cuticles, or even to prolong your perfume.) $11 for six 0.25-ounce jars on Amazon.

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Emergency Stain Rescue Stain Remover Wipes

Emergency Stain Rescue stain remover wipes
Photo courtesy Amazon.

Ketchup, red wine, and even makeup are no match for this concentrated, non-toxic stain remover, which works just as well on sofas as it does on clothes. $24 for 25 wipes on Amazon.

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