The 19 best bridal shower favors of 2021


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Yes, the bridal shower is where the bride will be, well, showered with gifts, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to give the guests a little something special. They came from near and far to celebrate the bride. The shower is a time to unwind, relax and spend time together and to look forward to the nuptials ahead.

A thoughtful little favor can go a long way in showing gratitude and appreciation, and hey, who doesn’t like to leave a party with a fun little gift?

Read on for the best bridal shower favors.

Kara’s Vineyard Wedding Wine Bottle Stoppers

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Ideal for a vineyard or garden themed wedding, the floral applique on these corks is sure to please. Not to mention that there are nearly 30 colors to choose from, and they come with free organza bags for easy packaging.


Wine Dine and Design Custom Hand Sanitizer Labels

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Pretty meets practical, with these adorable self-adhesive labels designed to fit perfectly with Bath & Body Works pocket hand sanitizers. (Note, you’ll need to purchase these separately.) The chic font and subtle eucalyptus design work well with any hand sanitizer and / or decor theme; we also like them in addition to the hotel welcome bags.


Fanus Home Magnet Favors

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This tiny tiny magnetic bouquet with the names of the couples is an ideal option for those looking for an affordable favor. Choose from seven different flower colors, plus a mixed option that mixes five hues.


Succulent 5 Star Wedding Favor

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Durable and pretty much foolproof, succulents are a sure-fire gift that your guests can hold onto long after the party is over. These come complete as a kit and require a little DIY effort to plant each succulent in the included handmade wooden planter. The end result is well worth it and can easily serve as the perfect backdrop and favor for any bridal shower.



Westing Organics Rose Bath Bomb Personalized Gifts

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Give your guests an easy way to create a home spa experience with these 100% natural bath bombs that are scented with rose essential oils and smell as delicious as they look. The handmade heart-shaped minis are topped with real rose petals, all you need to do is customize the wording on the package.


Escort Tags “And So The Adventure Begins” Luggage Tags

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Whether the bride-to-be is a frequent traveler or planning a destination wedding, these luggage tags are the perfect fit for the theme. (Not to mention, it’s totally practical as well.) Bonded leather is embossed with a foil print and comes in over 20 different colors, so you can easily find one that best suits the decor aesthetic. bridal shower. Bonus: It comes with an escort card inside, which you can also use to provide guests with their table number.


Cookiebox Store Transparent Macaron Packaging Box for Wedding

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Is there a more decadent and feminine dessert than the macaroon? We think not. Pick up the bride’s favorite macarons, then use these cute boxes to wrap them. They come with customizable labels where you can add the wedding date and the couple’s initials, as well as a range of different colored ribbons to choose the shape.


Vine Wedding Bridal Shower Champagne Bottle Labels

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Any type of wedding celebration requires champagne, and this easy-to-design label template is the perfect way to personalize the bride’s favorite champagne bottle. Download the template and edit the text, then print and simply add to the mini bottles.


My Wedding Favors Heart Shaped Storage Box

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Spread the love but contain the clutter. These heart-shaped ceramic dishes are soft and functional, the perfect place to store jewelry, keys or coins.


EOS The Fussy Hostess Lip Balm Holder

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A lip balm alone would be a cute favor, but go ahead and pair it with this personalized card. Personalize it with the bride’s name and shower date (you can even add a photo), then print them out and add an EOS lip balm (not included). Mix and match the colors of the lip balms, or choose just one for a more cohesive look.


Champagne glass engraved your way

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Arrange them at each place at the bridal shower; they’re perfect for sipping mimosas or champagne during the event (obviously), and also make a great favor to take home for your guests. Burn the stemless flutes with each guest’s name, wedding hashtag, or any other fun phrase that resonates with the band.



Uncommon Goods Gold Edible Lollipops

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Lollipops aren’t just a great idea for a kids party favor. This totally grown-up and totally sophisticated version is a perfectly sweet option to use as a favor for any shower. Each is handmade and filled with 24k gold leaf (fully edible), a great way to add a little extra sparkle to the special day.


The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

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This brand’s cult product, these little jars of deeply hydrating body butter are so cute you won’t even need to wrap them. Despite the formula’s hydration, it penetrates in a flash without any greasy or sticky residue. We have a soft spot for that pink grapefruit scent, but there are plenty more to choose from – strawberry, mango, satsuma – so you can mix and match as well.


Cool Moon Design Hello beautiful cosmetic bag


Give her something that she Actually use to stay organized during holidays and big events (like your wedding). Made from linen, it is pretty enough to use as a clutch if needed.


Pholk Honeysuckle Pink Face Mist

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Ideal for all skin types, this spritz relies only on natural and organic ingredients to hydrate and balance your complexion. It’s refreshing and smells divine, the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. The price is slightly higher, so consider it for events with a smaller number of guests and / or to use it as the price for shower sets.


Pop Fizz Designs Store Hair ties

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We haven’t yet met someone who couldn’t use a few extra hair ties, truly the definition of arguably the most practical gift ever. Yet these are still cute enough to work as a great wedding favor, and come as a set of three festive prints and colors on a witty card.


Lazy Perfection by Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Face Roller Petite

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Face rollers are all the rage, and this one in particular is the perfect shower gift. Not only is rose quartz particularly pretty, but crystal is also known to promote feelings of love – how perfect is it for wedding festivities? It also comes in a mini travel case.



Global market gold telescopic table frame

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Photo frames are always a gift that everyone will love. Use them as a place card, putting a photo of the bride with each guest in each frame. They come in two different sizes that can easily be mixed and matched, and the gold finish gives a vintage and girly feel.



Tai Jewelry Constellation Studs

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Make highly personalized favors for your guests with these super cool, super unique and astrology inspired earrings. The set includes a nail and a cluster of constellations to represent his zodiac sign, made from cubic zirconia and 14k gold plated brass.



What to look for in bridal shower favors


Something small

Bridal shower favors are by no means a requirement, although they are a big thank you to your guests, says Sarah Miller, Events Manager at Paulette Loup Events. If you do make one, keep it small; something like a personalized mini bottle of your favorite rosé or scented candle is a great option.


Everything that goes with the theme of your wedding

Have a destination wedding? Consider something like a monogrammed baggage tug, which will be both fun and practical, Miller says.

Faq

  • “Traditionally, the bridal shower is hosted by the bridesmaid and bridesmaids,” says Miller. “However, as brides and weddings have become less traditional, family members, close friends and even neighbors can organize a shower; brides can even have multiple showers organized by different groups, ”she says.

  • Miller suggests incorporating a fun DIY project as part of the shower, which guests can then take home and use at your wedding. His suggestions: Handmade paper that can be used in a guest book, or wax candles that can be part of a table setting.



Why trust brides

Brides collaborator Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience spanning the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites. She is also a bride-to-be, currently planning her own wedding and getting ready for her bridal shower next month.

Meet the expert

Sarah Miller is Events Director at Paulette Loup Events in Chicago. With over 15 years of industry experience, Miller works with both the Corporate Division and the Premium Social Division, producing a wide range of events including weddings.


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