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Gifts for Holidays,Personalized Gift Items, Wedding Favor and Giveaways

Updated on March 4, 2018

Favors or Giveaways Leave Lasting Impression

While it is true that wedding or party invites create the first impression for your upcoming event, the favor or giveaway you will be giving to your guests will give the event a lasting impression. If you are a sentimental collector like me, you will get reminded of a particular event while looking at those party favors you have kept or maybe displayed in your glass display cabinet. Honestly, do you keep party invites? Some may keep invites but I guess, you will agree with me that more people keep the party favor or giveaway than the party invite. Some party favors or giveaways are really cute and worth keeping while others are not.

That is how important favors are. Strive to give something that your guests will surely keep, not one that is thrown after they reach home and change their party outfit. I will be sharing some unique ideas for wedding favor or party favor. Creating your own favor is not really difficult as it seems. I had been making wedding favors and party giveaways for some time. The choices are countless. It is almost as simple as putting an eye-catching embellishment to anything you can purchase or pick. Well, yes! Even a stone can be decorated and tagged as a wedding favor.

Whether you are looking for a wedding favor, party favor, Christmas party favor, Christmas corporate giveaway, Christmas gift, Christening gift, first birthday gift, anniversary gift or any other party or event, you may find several useful ideas in this post.

The photo on the right is a traditional lamp used by one of my clients during her wedding. It is very symbolic for her because a lamp could be used for lighting during power outage. In marriage, husband and wife will certainly encounter "outages" and they need a source of light.

Unique Wedding Favor

Photo credit: Mine
Photo credit: Mine

This Chic Fairy House Lamp is the DIY Project of a 9 Year Old Girl, Anyone Would Love to Receive this as A Gift

Print on Shirt; Best Gift for Any Occasion - Printing is Easier Than You Thought

For Him T-shirt

The Mountain Enchanted Wolf Pool Adult T-Shirt, Blue, 2XL
The Mountain Enchanted Wolf Pool Adult T-Shirt, Blue, 2XL

Great gift idea for a man who is a nature lover or art lover. This shirt contains a photo-realistic image design. See how sophisticated its color depth is. Certainly a masterpiece of an amazing artist.


Symbolic but Simple

As mentioned about the lamp featured here, it was chosen as a wedding favor because of its symbolism. You may create your own symbolic item. Let's think about a source of light - What about bioluminescence? It is a natural source of light. It would surely be unique too. The problem though is how to trap a living organism that emits light like the firefly. Nonetheless, it would be a unique wedding favor to have a lamp lit by fireflies.

List of My Favorite Wedding Favor or Give Away

Unique Wedding Giveaway Ideas

1. Wine with customized label

You can have it be customized to put the wordings and picture that you wish to print on the label then accent it with the embellishments of your choice.

The pictures of wine favors and the honey favor in this lens are created by Ms. Dorothy Dacumos, a wedding prep expert. She offers excellent services on wedding and event planning. I'll gladly give you her contact details should you wish to consult her about making your big day as memorable as can be.

2. Magic mug

The receiver will surely be fascinated upon pouring hot water into it and find the customized print on the mug as it clears off.

Magic mugs are created to be thermo reactive. It comes in different colors, the more popular are black, red and blue. Your supplier will print what you wish to be printed on the mug. When the receiver sees it, the print remains hidden till something hot is poured to it.

This must be a great item for doing an impressive proposal. Imagine if you print on the mug "will you marry me" and she will not see it till she pours hot water into.

What I like most about this item is that it fit any occasion; just vary the print on the surface. One problem is on the shipping because it is breakable.

I am lucky that one of my close friends is doing this type of gift item. She personalizes various line of choices for favors or giveaways which includes, among others, mugs, shirts, magnets, puzzles and almost anything you can print on.

3. Small woodcarving

I love to recommend the love cats to my customers.

Dolphins are great as well.

These woodcarvings are only 8 to 10 cm.

4. A jar of honey

That is symbolic! Of all food items, honey is the only thing that will not spoil without preservative treatments.

Customized Idea

What about printing on shirt a sweet message?

Nice wedding giveaway, right?

Check below the video tutorial on how you can print on shirts without investing on heat-press or t shirt printing machine.

Favor Favorite

Which party favor is your favorite?

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Customized Bracelet for My Sister


Theme Wedding or Symbolic Wedding Favors

If you will be having a beach wedding, it would be great to have these options:

1. an elegant capiz shell trinket

2. Shell lampshade, medium size

3. A dolphin - wooden or ceramics

4. A miniature ship

What about if it's fairy tale?

I guess the perfect choice would be ceramic fairies.

One particular theme wedding that caught my eye is a peacock theme. It is absolutely fabulous. There are various line of products you can choose from. I think, a personalized mug would fit well or a fan with a peacock design.

What's your pick of a great wedding favor?

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What I think are the Five Classic Gifts

For me, these are the classic gift items for Valentines

Heart-shape flowers and Red roses are timeless valentines gift. Even if you are going to give roses each and every year, she will always give back that sweet smile. Create a synergy by giving her flowers plus another item - something not classic.

Heart-shape items

Can you think of a unique item that you can turn into the shape of a heart? There are hundreds of things. Maybe one time, you visited a beach together during one of your memorable vacations. Why not make a heart shape arts using the sand that you have collected there. Or maybe, you can make use of the shells that you bought from a stall?

What about making a heart-shape craft using dried rose petals? This could turn out lovely too. A collage of photos from your photo files. Go over those heavy files containing those wonderful moments you spent and make a collage in the form of a heart.

Red Items

Since it is the color of love, it is the dominant color for a valentines. Anything red or anything that has part of it red can be a choice. With that in mind, the options you have are almost unthinkable because there are too many choices to pick from.


Scented candles are romantic options too. Choose the scent that she likes best. Scented candles come in different designs. Personally, I like the scented candles in the shape of angels or cherubs. Fairies are equally attractive too.

There are other attractive designs - floral, abstract, etc. Name what you are looking for, you will surely find it online.

Cuddly stuffed toys

What is her favorite pet? If she likes a dog, you would surely be picking up a dog stuff toy. Well, not necessarily. She may have dog pet but she likes to have a teddy bear.

Do you personalize your party giveaways? - I'd appreciate your creative party favor ideas or comments on my lens

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    • DANCING COWGIRL profile image

      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I try to make most of my party favors.

    • orcamom lm profile image

      orcamom lm 

      6 years ago

      Some useful ideas here, for party giveaways, thanks.

    • Fit And Fab profile image

      Fit And Fab 

      6 years ago

      I like the look of the shell trinket box. Nice ideas...thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing my lens on the personalized gifts guide :-)

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Loved the bottles of personalized wine! What a fantastic idea

    • graphite75 profile image


      6 years ago

      Lots of great wedding gift ideas.

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      6 years ago

      Amazing range of gifts and nice suggestions!

    • beaworkathomemom profile image


      6 years ago

      very interesting lens! i really love your ideas :)

    • Vivianpro profile image


      6 years ago

      I will choose some glass items.

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      6 years ago

      Some great ideas here, however, I will let my other half to choose the favourite ones when I will have a wedding. :)

    • verymary profile image


      6 years ago from Chicago area

      the honey idea is my favorite!

    • iwrite100 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maribel Forayo 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @Deannamay LM: I may help you find good and economical options for your invites and favors. Let me know. Thanks for dropping by

    • iwrite100 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maribel Forayo 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @endamclarnon: Thank you.

    • endamclarnon profile image

      Enda McLarnon 

      6 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      Some really unusual and really good wedding ideas in here. I will pass the link to my daughter who is now in full planning mode.

    • Deannamay LM profile image

      Deannamay LM 

      6 years ago

      I wish i was planning a wedding in the near future. You have such unique ideas.


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