15 Unique Cheap DIY Wedding Favors

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So you’re looking for some unique cheap DIY wedding favors! Maybe you’re planning a wedding on a budget, maybe you want to make sure your favors are different than anything your friends have seen, maybe you just enjoy a good DIY project – whatever your reason, we’ve scoured the internet for all the very best unique cheap DIY wedding favors ideas! For the first seven, let’s start off with everybody’s fave, a Buzzfeed how-to video:

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1. Jars of honey

These jars of honey are a great idea because 1. they’re quick to make, and 2. who doesn’t love something sweet? Bonus points if you can find locally-sourced honey.


  1. 1.5 oz Hexagon Glass Jars with Gold Lids
  2. Mini 3-Inch Wood Honey Dipper Sticks
  3. McCoy’s Honey Florida Orange Blossom Honey
  4. White Paper Hang Tags with Twine

2. Bottles of hot sauce

If you’re a spicy couple who wants to make your own wedding favors, put together a condiment as hot as you: individual bottles of homemade hot sauce!


  1. Homemade hot sauce (here’s a recipe)
  2. Empty Hot Sauce Bottles with Red Caps
  3. Blank Hot Sauce Labels

3. Bags of sweets

This is a favor that you could either combine with a candy buffet or pre-make for the guests. Give everyone a bag, either pre-filled or empty, and let them eat sweets! Candy, cookies, whatever you want to include.


  1. Paper Bakery Bags with Window and Tie Tab
  2. Homemade cookies (here’s a simple recipe)

4. Potted succulents

For a fresh & natural take on unique cheap DIY wedding favors, try potting individual succulent plants! They’re easy to take care of and easy to package.


  1. Small Potted Succulents (set of 20)
  2. Mini Terra Cotta Pots (set of 20)
  3. Burlap Lace Craft Ribbon (12 yards)

5. Jar of gourmet salt

If you and your bae love to cook, miniature jars of gourmet salt, such as pink Himalayan salt, may be the perfect personal unique cheap DIY wedding favors. They’re very simple and easy to assemble, and can add some deliciousness to your guests’ life.


  1. 4-oz Glass Jars with Airtight Lids (set of 30)
  2. Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt
  3. White Paper Hang Tags with Twine

6. Coffee beans or tea

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One of the trendier wedding favors of late, coffee blends are a great way to share your love for the caffeinated beverage, and something that generally appeals to everyone.


  1. Burlap Bags with Drawstrings (30 pack)
  2. Kick Ass Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee (2.2 lb bag)
  3. Custom Self-Inking Stamp

7. Hangover kits

If you know your guests are going to set up camp at the open bar, you may want to give them the best gift of all: a hangover kit for the morning after the reception! You can add anything you think would be helpful, but we have a few suggestions to get you started.


  1. Patterned Paper Bags (200 pcs)
  2. Hangover Kit Stickers (24 pack)
  3. Breath Mints (1 lb)
  4. Snack Bars – Variety Pack (30 ct)
  5. Bandages (100 ct)
  6. Ibuprofen (50 packets of 2)
  7. Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Tubes (24 ct)
  8. Bottles of water

8. Jars of apple butter

Apple butter is trendy for fall weddings; who doesn’t love a good combination of fruit and butter? It’s the perfect addition to any brunch, and a fun & easy giveaway for your guests.


  1. Homemade apple butter (here’s a recipe)
  2. 4-oz Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands (set of 24)
  3. White Paper Hang Tags with Twine

9. DIY Hot Cocoa Mix Wedding Favors

Especially good for winter weddings, this hot cocoa mix in a jar is super easy to make, has cheap ingredients, and can be customized in pretty much any way or flavor you like.


  1. 4 oz Glass Jars with Airtight Lids (30 pack)
  2. Cocoa Beverage Mix (48 oz canister)
  3. Mini Marshmallows (2 packs of 10 oz)
  4. Personalized Labels (40 pack)
  5. Optional: Mini Kahlua or Bailey’s bottles

10. S’mores kit

This is another very trendy one – s’mores kits, with everything you need except the campfire. Bonus points you’re having a super cool campfire wedding!


  1. Clear Treat Party Favor Bags (200 piece)
  2. Honey Graham Crackers (28.8 oz)
  3. Milk Chocolate Candy Bars (36 count)
  4. Kosher White Large Marshmallows (4 pack of 8 oz bags)
  5. White Paper Hang Tags with Twine

11. Homemade cocktail kit

Our personal favorite unique cheap DIY wedding favors idea: give your guests something they can use at the reception to avoid the line at the bar! These are easy to put together and can include any cocktail ingredients you want, but for the sake of simplicity here’s the ingredients for a Jack + Coke.


  1. Mason Jars with Handles & Chalkboard Labels (8 pack)
  2. Mini bottles of Jack Daniels
  3. Coca-Cola Mini Cans (pack of 24)

12. Flower seeds

With all the flowers at your wedding, your guests will be inspired to bring some into their own life – and you can provide them with the seeds to sow! Packets of seeds are great unique cheap DIY wedding favors for a boho chic or garden wedding.


  1. Flower Seed Packets (25 packets)
  2. Blank Packets (100 ct)

13. Homemade soap

If you’re a bride who loves DIY projects and keeping it eco-friendly, you’ll love making your own soaps as wedding favors! There are a lot of DIY soap recipes out there, but here’s a very basic one to get you started.


  1. DIY Melt & Pour Shea Butter Soap Making Kit
  2. Gift Tags with Twine (100 pc)

14. Lemonade (vodka optional)

Nothing says summer like some homemade lemonade! And if everyone at the wedding can drink, you can throw in a dash of vodka. These unique cheap DIY wedding favors are a fun twist on the classic lemonade stand.


  1. Homemade lemonade (here’s a super simple recipe)
  2. Swing Top Glass Bottles with Chalkboard Labels & Pen (6 ct)
  3. Vodka (optional)

15. DIY Soy Candles

Who doesn’t love candles? They’re one of the easiest wedding favors to make and customize by smell, color, and shape. Once again, there are lots of recipes online, but we’ll get you started here with the basics.


  1. Complete Scented Soy Candle Making Kit
  2. Light Candle Tins (24 pc)

We hope all these suggestions will get you stared on your DIY journey to making some unique cheap DIY wedding favors! Make sure you check out our guide to planning a wedding on a budget, and let us know in the comments below which of these favor ideas sound the most fun to you.