Easy DIY Bridal Shower Favors That Your Guests Will Actually Want to Take With Them

Mini Rose
Photo: Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

With all the expenses of a wedding, the one expense that's often forgotten about is the bridal shower favors. While it's easy to think you need over the top favors for your guests, a simple gift is all you really need to offer. Edible favors are often the most popular favors at wedding events because they're easy for guests to take and are not an additional trinket that they have to keep up with or worry about after the big day. Keep in mind that some guests may forget to take favors with them, so edible favors are also easier for you, as the couple, to make use of after the party. If you're looking for easy DIY bridal shower favors, you've come to the right place. We've included several edible favors that your best gals and family members will love at your wedding shower. All of these favors DIY style, of course, because we're all about saving money where we can. Inexpensive, DIY inspiration awaits!

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DIY Decorated Sugar Cookie

Iced Sugar Cookies
Photo: Jennifer Davick

You can never go wrong with an edible gift, so you might as well brush up on your professional icing skills. Decorate sugar cookies to commemorate your event, and your guests can enjoy a sweet treat while thinking of you.

Read the step-by-step guide here.

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Spicy-Sweet Pecans

Spicy-Sweet Pecans
Helen Norman

Southerners have never met a nut they don't like, especially a bag of homemade spiced pecans.

Recipe: Spicy-Sweet Pecans

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BBQ Rub

BBQ Rub
Jennifer Davick

Whether you're getting married in a place known for its barbecue, or you're just barbecue enthusiasts, pack your favorite rub into a customizable jar for an easy favor at your bridal shower.

Recipe: Pork Butt Dry Rub

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Personalized Peanuts and Coke

Peanuts and Coke
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

A match made in heaven – just like your marriage. Set up a table of these adorable favors so your guests can grab one as they leave your wedding shower.

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Hot Honey Jars

hot honey
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

After your guests have give you all the sweet marriage advice, give them a spicy-sweet treat to look forward to your special occasion.

Recipe: Hot Honey

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"Love is Sweet" Honey

Honey
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Label a pot of your favorite local honey with a "love is sweet" note for an easy, yet still thoughtful DIY favor.

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Cheese Straw Sets

Cheese Straw Sampler
Photo: Iain Bagwell

This savory snack will be a hit after all the sweetness from your bridal shower treats. You could even choose a variety of recipes to make and create a mini cheese straw sampler.

Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Straws

Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Cheese Straws

Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Shortbread Crackers

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Mini Bottle of Bubbly

Mini Rose
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Create custom labels to wrap on your favorite brand of sparkling wine or rosé, and your guests can continue to party after yours is complete.

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Benne Seed Soft Pretzels

Benne Seed Soft Pretzel
Becky Luigart-Stayner

If your wedding shower is an especially boozy affair, your guests will love you for gifting them a salty, carb-loaded favor. Top off the pretzels with a tiny jar of locally made mustard or cheese spread for a favor that sings with thoughtfulness.

Recipe: Benne Seed Soft Pretzels

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"S'more Love" S'more Kit

S'mores
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Fill a glass jar with mini graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chunks for a sweet, deconstructed s'more kit for your guests to enjoy.

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Blackberry Maple Syrup

Blackberry Syrup
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Prop Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham; Food Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

Bottle up the taste of summer with homemade blackberry syrup for all your guests.

Recipe: Blackberry Maple Syrup

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Jack and Cokes To-Go

Jack Daniels
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Pair small bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey with mini Coca-Cola bottles for guests to make their own drinks.

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Trail Mix

Sweet Sendoff
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Sometimes the best favors come wrapped in cellophane packaging. Send your guests home with a sweet-and-salty treat for an easy DIY wedding shower favor.

Recycled cardboard drink containers make perfect car carriers for the ride home—just stash a cellophane-wrapped snack in each slot. We gave our container a coat of white spray paint, glued on scrap fabric, and affixed a custom "Happy Trails!" label to the front.

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"Opposites Attract" Mini Oil and Vinegar

Oil and Vinegar
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Pair mini bottles of oil and vinegar for a cheeky nod to the adage before your wedding day.

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Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Make a big batch of apple butter in your slow cooker as a simple, hands-off bridal shower favor for your sweet friends and family.

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

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"Spread the Love"

Spreader
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Tie a note with your wedding date and a sweet message on a pretty cheese knife for an inexpensive bridal shower favor.

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam
Jennifer Causey

We've never met a fruit spread that didn't make a great portable present.

Recipe: Strawberry Jam

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"Sprinkled with Love"

“Sprinkled with Love” Sprinkles
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Leave a basket of these sprinkles by the door of your wedding shower venue so that guests can take sprinkles for at-home baking, or they can throw them on your big day you make your exit as husband and wife.

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