At Tahoe Gifting Co, we know every little detail counts when it comes to wedding planning. Wedding party favors are thoughtful ways to customize your celebration and say a little thank you to friends and family for coming to celebrate you, and they can leave a lasting impression even after the party’s over. 

But how do you decide what’s really worth gifting to guests? With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. We’ve put together six key things to consider when you’re creating wedding party favors that will make for an unforgettable gifting experience your guests will buzz about. Read on for our wedding party favor priorities. 

1. Artisan Quality 

Quality over quantity, always. Skip the generic gifts and go for unique, handmade wedding party favors that showcase the couple's immaculate taste and make a big impact on guests. Popular options include handcrafted candles, artisan soaps, or custom-designed coasters. Even gift bag staples like candles and body care can feel special when they’re handmade and locally inspired. We carry handcrafted products made by people who take pride in their work and use responsibly-sourced and eco-conscious materials whenever possible.

2. Local Sourcing 

No surprise here, but food and drinks as wedding favors are always popular choices, and selecting local goods ensures your gifts will be fresh, and nod to your wedding’s destination or location. Consider gifting delicious treats like hand painted gourmet chocolates, personalized cookies, mini-champagne bottles (and festive flutes to go with them!), or locally sourced pantry staples such as festive spice blends, small-batch condiments, and all-natural snacks

3. Practicality

Practical gifts are anything but overrated. Gifts to complement wedding weekend activities like personalized baseball hats for a beach or pool day or bath products for a little self-care between events are perks that will make guests feel extra pampered. A practical wedding party favor is definitely handy while your guests are in town, but why let the fun stop when the wedding is over? Send them home with something they’ll actually use again: custom keychains and drink tumblers make fun wedding keepsakes that easily fit into a carry-on. 

4. Eco-Friendly Options

In today's climate, eco-friendly wedding favors are more important than ever. Consider reusable and sustainable options like personalized metal tumblers or water bottles, custom tote bags, or other local products made from recycled materials. Bonus points for skipping the gift wrap and getting creative with the presentation: recycled boxes and custom cotton tote bags make earth-friendly alternatives to typical paper gift bags (and great keepsakes). 

5. Personalization

Adding a personal touch to wedding party favors makes them that much more meaningful to guests. Consider customizing the packaging and the products with the names of the couple, the wedding date, or even tailoring the gifts to each guest. Members of the wedding party will be especially touched by bespoke gifts that honor their roles in the celebration, like customized bridal party pins for maids and matrons of honor. Bridesmaid gifts and groomsmen gifts are increasingly popular, too—just add engraving to your packaging and products to tailor your gifts to each member of the wedding party. 

6. Packaging and Presentation

Packaging and presentation make all the difference between a good gifting experience and great gifting experience. Coordinate coordinating the packaging color palette and style with your wedding theme, opt for more decorative wooden boxes, or commission an original design created just for your celebration that can be used to create a consistent wedding brand across all your gifts.

There are so many ways to celebrate your wedding day, and the people who came to make it so special. Get inspired by browsing some of our favorite projects, like his & hers wedding welcome bags. Whether you’re a wedding planner or a bride-to-be, Tahoe Gifting Co is here to make planning the big day a little easier—just contact us for a free consultation.

Ways To Gift With Us

We specialize in fully custom artisan gifts for weddings, corporate gifting, and events. Our in-house design team will work hand-in-hand with you to create gifts that shine. Explore all our custom gifting options below.


Show your wedding guests how much they mean to you with personalized bridesmaid gifts, wedding welcome bags, reception table gifts and more. We’ll collaborate on design and take care of venue coordination and delivery so you can focus on your celebration.

Corporate Gifting

Your employees and clients are all unique, and your corporate gifting should be, too. We’ll design your branded packaging in-house and curate collections your employees and clients will be amazed by. From design and assembly to venue coordination and delivery, we take pride in our ability to make your job easier and give your employees gifts they’ll remember.

Events & Milestones

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, honoring a graduation, or throwing a big birthday party, we’ll create custom gift sets tailored to the occasion. Commemorate your event with laser-engraved keepsakes, custom cards, and personalized packaging.