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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.
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.
Rebound Hangover Patch
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.
M-61 PowerGlow® Peel
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.
Zazzle Radiant Bloom Wedding Hand Sanitizer Packet
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.
Vaseline 0.25-ounce jar
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.