30 Ideas for Winter Wedding Favors

Getting married during the cold-weather months? We guarantee guests won't leave behind these seasonally-appropriate favors.

By: 
Kristen O'Gorman Klein

  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

    Hot chocolate is a classic pick for winter. But there are so many more creative ways to serve it than in a packet — like on a stick (get the tutorial here).

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  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

    ...in an ornament (get the tutorial here).

    Photo Credit: Bubbly Nature Creations

  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

    ...in a jar (get the tutorial here).

    Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch, © 2012 The Stonesong Press, LLC.

  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

    ...or in a test tube (get the tutorial here).

    Photo Credit: Something Turquoise

  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    Want a favor that your guests will definitely use? Provide something that'll keep them warm through these frigid months, like gloves.

    Photo Credit: Live View Studios

  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    ...mittens.

    Photo Credit: Orange Girl Photographs

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  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    ...a cozy blanket.

    Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Photography

  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    ...or comfy slippers.

    Photo Credit: Blink of an Eye Photography

  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    There’s no better way to warm up on a cold winter night than with a hot bowl of hearty soup. Have a famous family recipe? Package up the dry ingredients and attach the cooking instructions.

    Photo Credit: Zuzu's Joy/Etsy

  • Winter Warmth

    Winter Warmth

    Not only is this adorable, but it’s practical, too. These pinecones are dipped in beeswax, which helps get the flames rolling in the fireplace on a cold winter night. Get the tutorial here.

    Bonus: Add a colorful surprise with the right kind of salt (Epsom = white flame; table salt = yellow flame; salt substitute = violet flame).

    Photo Credit: Evermore Blog

  • Winter Warmth for Adults

    Winter Warmth for Adults

    Keep guests warm the old-fashioned way — with a bit of brandy. Opt for a crowd-pleasing assortment of mini bottles for your 21+ guests.

    Photo Credit: Deb Lindsey Photography

  • Winter Warmth for Adults

    Winter Warmth for Adults

    Getting married on New Year’s Eve? Mini champagne bottles are a must-have. Add a glamorous touch by coating the bottles in glitter.

    Photo Credit: Shewanders

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  • Winter Warmth for Adults

    Winter Warmth for Adults

    For a festive twist, infuse vodka with flavors of the season (like cranberry). Get instructions here.

    Photo Credit: Fancy Napkin

  • Seasonal Flavors

    Seasonal Flavors

    Try a new take on a classic holiday flavor, like these eggnog lollipops.

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  • Seasonal Flavors

    Seasonal Flavors

    S’mores are perfect any time of year, of course, but this fun winter twist requires no toasting – and we love the snowflake marshmallow! (Get the recipe here).

    Photo Credit: Skinnytaste

  • Seasonal Flavors

    Seasonal Flavors

    Wrap up a gingerbread cookie for each guest.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photography

  • Snowy Treats

    Snowy Treats

    Winterize the ever-trendy macaron by topping off each with a cute edible snowman. Get the tutorial here.

    Photo Credit: Mensaje en una Galleta

  • Snowy Treats

    Snowy Treats

    Cake pops are popular DIY favors. Winterize them by using white chocolate and rolling each ball in sugar crystals before the chocolate dries – they’ll look like mini snowballs! Get the tutorial here.

    Photo Credit: Pamela Susan

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  • Snowy Treats

    Snowy Treats

    Guests of all ages will love these chocolate-covered pretzels.

    Photo Credit: Beau-coup

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    This eco-friendly favor is so cute — guests just sprinkle the seed-embedded snowflakes outside, and flowers will grow!

    Photo Credit: Nature Favors/Etsy

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    Sugar scrubs are perfect for softening dry winter skin. This peppermint version smells like Christmas in a jar. Get the tutorial here.

    Photo Credit: The Idea Room

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    This snowflake soap is almost too pretty to use.

    Photo Credit: Calise Soapworks & Such/Etsy

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    Your guests will combat chapped lips in style this year with personalized lip balm.

    Photo Credit: Beau-coup

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    Mason jar snow globes are a cinch to make. Create a wintry scene, or fill them with meaningful trinkets. Get the tutorial here.

    Design and styling by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion/Photo by Alice G. Patterson

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  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    Guests will love this personal touch — gather an initial mug for each guest, and fill them with seasonal candy (like peppermint bark).

    Photo Credit: Jan Michele Photography

  • Winter Delights

    Winter Delights

    You can't go wrong with a pretty snowflake candle.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Prepare for the Holidays

    Prepare for the Holidays

    These beautiful place card holders will look equally gorgeous dressing up your guests’ Christmas trees.

    Photo Credit: Wedding Favors Unlimited

  • Prepare for the Holidays

    Prepare for the Holidays

    Help guests get ready for Christmas morning or a New Year's Day brunch with maple syrup.

    Photo Credit: Steve Holmes Photography

  • Prepare for the Holidays

    Prepare for the Holidays

    These tea cones resemble Santa hats — too cute!

    Photo Credit: Tea Forté

  • Prepare for the Holidays

    Prepare for the Holidays

    Let your guests decide if they’ve been good or bad this year – or have some fun of your own playing Santa and assigning everyone a role. Fill the naughty bags with chocolate “coal” candy and the nice bags with your favorite treat.

    Photo Credit: Auntie's Jammies/Etsy