Getting married during the cold-weather months? We guarantee guests won't leave behind these seasonally-appropriate favors.
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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...in an ornament (get the tutorial here).
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...in a jar (get the tutorial here).
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...or in a test tube (get the tutorial here).
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Want a favor that your guests will definitely use? Provide something that'll keep them warm through these frigid months, like gloves.
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...a cozy blanket.
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...or comfy slippers.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Getting married on New Year’s Eve? Mini champagne bottles are a must-have. Add a glamorous touch by coating the bottles in glitter.
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For a festive twist, infuse vodka with flavors of the season (like cranberry). Get instructions here.
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Try a new take on a classic holiday flavor, like these eggnog lollipops.
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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).
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Wrap up a gingerbread cookie for each guest.
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Winterize the ever-trendy macaron by topping off each with a cute edible snowman. Get the tutorial here.
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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.
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Guests of all ages will love these chocolate-covered pretzels.
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This eco-friendly favor is so cute — guests just sprinkle the seed-embedded snowflakes outside, and flowers will grow!
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Sugar scrubs are perfect for softening dry winter skin. This peppermint version smells like Christmas in a jar. Get the tutorial here.
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This snowflake soap is almost too pretty to use.
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Your guests will combat chapped lips in style this year with personalized lip balm.
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Mason jar snow globes are a cinch to make. Create a wintry scene, or fill them with meaningful trinkets. Get the tutorial here.
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Guests will love this personal touch — gather an initial mug for each guest, and fill them with seasonal candy (like peppermint bark).
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You can't go wrong with a pretty snowflake candle.
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These beautiful place card holders will look equally gorgeous dressing up your guests’ Christmas trees.
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Help guests get ready for Christmas morning or a New Year's Day brunch with maple syrup.
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These tea cones resemble Santa hats — too cute!
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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.
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