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Elegant Thanksgiving Favor Ideas for Your Guests: Make or Buy

Your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner is now in the works from your dinner menu down to
the desserts and drinks to serve your guests. End the celebration with thoughtful favors that
serve as lovely gifts for guests to take home. Whether it is something that you choose to
make, buy, or semi-DIY, here are 10 elegant Thanksgiving favor ideas for you to consider! (*this post contains affiliate links)

10 Elegant Thanksgiving Favor Ideas for Your Dinner Guests

Many of these favors are for grown-ups, while some edible choices can be tailored for kids that are attending your Thanksgiving celebration. Personalize your favors with cute turkey gift tags or create leaf-shaped tags, that expresses your gratitude.

Thanksgiving favor idea with bottle of honey

1 – Bottles of Organic Honey  – Give bottle of honey from your favorite gourmet food store. Package it nicely with a gift tag and raffia ribbon. You can buy honey in bulk sizes and repackage them in cute mason jars.

Thanksgiving favor of nuts

2 – Nut Mixes with Fall Flavors – From curry to Sriracha flavored nuts, prepare a savory, sweet, or spicy nut mix with a variety of nuts from cashews to pecans. You can even create a Thanksgiving blessing mix of your own creation!

Peanut candy bark in favor box

3 – Homemade Peanut Candy Bark – Using agave syrup, peanuts, and some butter, create an easy peanut candy bark packaged up in rustic favor boxes.

Apple-made favors for guests as Thanksgiving favors

4 – Apple Flavored Treats – Think candy apple slices, mini apple pies, and cookies! Present these homemade goodies in easy to find packaging using Kraft boxes, twine, and cello bags.

Small bottles of maple syrup as Thanksgiving table favors

5 – Maple Syrup in Mini Bottles – Shapely bottles of maple syrup are great take-home treats. Guests can look forward to making a pancake breakfast during the Thanksgiving weekend!

Small candle in a tin with personalized Thanksgiving labels

6 – Thanksgiving Candle in a Tin – Presented in a white organza bag, this favor idea can be personalized with your own message. Comes as set of 12 through Amazon.

Foil-wrapped Leaf Shaped Chocolates

7 – Foil-wrapped Leaf Shaped Chocolates – Just about the easiest favor to prepare! Simply package them in hues of Thanksgiving. Available through Amazon.

Chocolate Turkey Favors

8 – Chocolate Turkey – Perfect for your Thanksgiving place setting! These might get eaten up before dinner starts. Find this from Lake Champlain Chocolates at Amazon.


9 / 10 – Homemade Popcorn and Cookies – Present a homemade delight of your favorite popcorn or cookie recipe. Enclose it in easy wrappers and bags.

Homemade popcorn and cookies

To create your own elegant Thanksgiving favors, try these easy ideas:

  1. Make caramel flavored popcorn packaged in treat bags with a turkey theme.
  2. Bake up mini pecan pies, box them up in kraft boxes, and put a simple gift tag with a whimsical note.
  3. Get candy corn left over from Halloween! Pack them in cute mason jars finished with a turkey-shaped tag.
  4. Create homemade pecan bark using a special recipe from grandma’s kitchen.
  5. Concoct your own Thanksgiving blessings mix with bugles, nuts, candy corn, M&Ms, and pretzels.

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