Having a wedding within the holiday season is extra special! The spirit of giving is in the air, and everyone has their sentimental favorites when it comes to goodies and presents to give and receive. So wouldn’t it be wonderful to delight your guests with favors that remind them of what makes Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year”? Here are 12 creative Christmas wedding favor ideas we found with that heartwarming traditional charm!
Christmas Favors Guests are Sure to Love
We made sure to come up with a selection that can suit various holiday wedding themes or personal tastes. Of course, you can’t go wrong with edible favors, so 7 out of these 12 suggestions are yummy yuletide treats you can prepare and package. Four are decorative, just in time for the season’s festivities And one is just plain fun!
NON-EDIBLE FAVOR IDEAS
1 – Terrarium ornaments – If you want to go a little “green” for the holidays, make these unique holiday ornaments as seen on Kiwi Crate. You could even use them as place card holders.
2 – Gold dinosaur keychains – Ok, dinos aren’t exactly reindeer. But we just had to include these we found via A Casarella. You can always gild other figures and turn them into key chains, too!
3 – DIY painted wood slice coasters – Simply buy ready-to-use birch wood slices from a craft store, then paint on the designs using stencils. Thanks to [Un]original Mom for the tutorial.
4 – Stove-top holiday potpourri – Love that Delia Creates offers up not just one, but three recipes for making fragrant holiday favors!
5 – Faux birch wood succulent planters – Yes, you can actually give succulents this time of year! Especially when you present them in rustic-style DIY planters like these, from Lolly Jane via I Heart Naptime.
EDIBLE FAVOR IDEAS
1 – Cinnamon stars – You may need to translate this recipe from Elle (Spain). But the yumminess of these cute cookies is universal!
2 – Peanut butter fudge – As if fudge isn’t already a huge favorite, this version from Crunchy Creamy Sweet adds peanut butter—and is ready in 5 minutes.
3 – Snow globe gingerbread houses – How adorable are these, even without the glass cloche! If you want to really impress your guests, follow the detailed how-to from Butter Hearts Sugar.
4 – DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate – Make your own hot chocolate mix and present them in a spice jar. Place a peppermint stick and they’re ready to give. For the complete DIY, see Citrus and Cream.
5 – Cinnamon sugar candied nuts – Check out the easy recipe for this delish and healthy gift-able from Damn Delicious. Yum!
6 – No-fail cut out cookies – Hoping to try baking your own Christmas cookies? Home Stories A to Z promises that this recipe will keep them in perfect cut-out shape. And will taste great both plain or frosted.
7 – Chocolate mint rolled cookie sticks – See how pretty a store-bought treat can be when packaged for the holidays! Cute idea from Frog Goes to Market.
What Christmas items or treats are your sentimental favorites? Who knows, you could turn them into delightful winter wedding favors, too!