An interesting way of expressing gratitude towards your guests is by presenting them with a wedding favour a.k.a return gift. While some couples take the philanthropic path of asking guests to donate to the cause/s they are passionate about, others find meaning in supporting local craftsmen and artisans by choosing their products as return gifts. Some like to treat their guests to exotic gourmet delights to cherish later. Others may opt to add to their glow with handcrafted soaps. No matter the cause or the material, what runs common between all of the above is ‘Thought’
We’ve collated a list of such thoughtful return gifts that suit every pocket and style. You will be surprised to know that literally, sky’s the limit when it comes to gifts and leaving a memorable impression on your guests! Take a look below:
1. Scented Candles
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A safe, solid and aromatic give-away, scented candles are your eternal go-to’s. After all, everyone loves to light up their mood once in a while with the sweet fragrance of wax! Besides, you also save your folks from buying out during festivals and special occasions.
2. Vintage Handkerchiefs
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You can never underestimate the utility of a vibrant and vivacious piece of fabric! From being the obvious saviour by helping you clean to making up as a lovely pocket square or bandana, vintage handkerchiefs are a useful and economical return gift to give your guests.
3. Luggage Tags
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An often underappreciated item, luggage tags make for a perfect practical wedding favour. Globetrotters will love it and others will be compelled to use it to their creativity! You could also give it your personal touch by engraving your wedding date or initials.
4. Personalized Coasters and Bottle-Openers
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Think thoughtful and day-to-day household goods come to one’s mind. However, you don’t have to indulge in anything extravagant or expensive. Thanking your guests with personalized coasters and bottle-openers can also do the needful!
5. Traditional Tote Bags
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Send your guests away with a beautiful bag of joys! Well, traditional tote bags are the absolute delights. You could also opt for organic ones and even zero down on unisex prints to make it more widely acceptable.
6. Handmade Soaps
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We bet opting for these as your return gift will ensure your guests remember your marriage for a long time. Who doesn’t love the luxury of handcrafted soaps?! Indeed these make for a pleasant gift. You can have a range of flavours to let your lovely ones choose or simply zero down on two of your favourite ones!
7. Gourmet Pickles/Preservatives/Dips
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How about a culinary gratitude? Gourmet pickles or preservatives, sauces and dips make for an interesting and edible gift! We suggest if you are keen on keeping just one or two flavours, pick the widely relished ones and not narrow it to the niche. Let all enjoy and reminisce about your big-day!
8. Local and Artisanal Goods
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A beautiful way to support your local artisan and industry is by using their products as part of your wedding favour. From handicrafts to decorative boxes, there is no dearth of options. Besides, they are also useful in their own humble ways.
Folks, these are just some of the ideas we hacked up for you here. We hope this was enough to get you started. So wait no further, bookmark and begin your perfect wedding favour hunt!