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13 Useful Wedding Favours That Your Guests Will Actually Love

Not another box of sweets, no!

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Let's be real, people usually throw out or never, ever touch the wedding favours that the bride and groom have put so much effort (and money!) into.

Don't worry, we've got you covered with a list of door gifts that will make your guests genuinely thank you!

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1. Tea leaves and coffee beans

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You can never go wrong with tea and coffee! These are inexpensive and a staple in many households so you wouldn't have to worry about your guests not using them or throwing them away.

To cut down your budget even further, you can purchase the tea leaves or coffee beans in bulk and DIY your own mini-sized door gifts.

If you're unsure about your guests' preferences, you can even offer both options for them to choose.

2. Mini kicap and chili sauce bottles

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Yes, you read that right. Imagine mini Lingham's chili sauce bottles that you can carry everywhere!

Kicap (soy sauce) and chili sauce are essential to every Asian household so by gifting it as a wedding favour, you'll actually be giving them something that they can use in their daily life.
 
You can also spice it up by using your own containers like cute little mason jars for a more unique look.

3. Lip balms

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In a hot climate country like Malaysia, lip balms are a must!

Guests can use these for a long time and if you can spend a bit more, you can even customise the lip balm flavours or create them from scratch.

4. Cloth face masks

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Nowadays, you can never leave the house without a face mask. So, it would be a brilliant choice to provide your guests with reusable face masks that they can use for a long time and also keep them safe during the wedding festivities.

The face masks can also be used to match the theme of your wedding to make it more personal. You can choose to print your initials or hashtag on it or just keep it plain.

It truly is a blank canvas that you can play with and is such a great investment for your special day!

5. Mini sewing kits

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An emergency sewing kit is a must, especially during a huge event i.e. a wedding.

These affordable door gifts can be used forever and your guest will thank you for it! But be sure to keep them away from children on your special day.

6. Mini fans

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Another climate-relevant wedding favour, fans used to be given as doorgifts in the 70s and 80s but nowadays you rarely see them.

If you're going for a classic theme, the local wooden ones would be perfect; guests can use them as home decorations as well. But if you want to be more practical, you can provide portable ones that can be used everywhere.

7. Air fresheners

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Scented wax air fresheners are natural air fresheners that are usually made with soy wax or beeswax and essential oils. Dried flowers, herbs and spices, and fruits are occasionally used to make it more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

This wedding favour is not only pretty but useful for guests who don't like cluttering their space with irrelevant trinkets. Guests can place it in their car, room, or cupboard without much thought and it will serve its purpose by perfuming the air.

If you want it to be more personal, you can DIY your own wax air fresheners and customise it according to your wedding theme!

8. Body scrubs and bath salts

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Another useful wedding favour that you can easily DIY to your preference — body scrubs and bath salts!

This door gift will be rewarding to your guests, especially after a long day (weeks, in some cultures!) of wedding festivities. It is also very inexpensive, especially if you choose to DIY it.

9. Cutleries

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As odd as it might sound, cutlery is a gift that can be used everyday and reminds your guests of the happy memories that were made on your special day.

You can take it up a notch by engraving them with your wedding dates and your initials. If you are looking for a more eco-friendly wedding favour, you can gift your guests bamboo cutlery sets. Either way, it's a door gift that will not go to waste!

10. Donations

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Making a donation to charity in lieu of traditional favours is not only worthy of your money but a meaningful way to support causes close to your heart by spending it on those who need it.

Thank your guests while giving back with a personalised donation card that can be tailored to your wedding style and colours. This heartwarming door gift will most definitely last long after your big day! 

11. Hand sanitisers

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Another wedding favour to suit the current situation, hand sanitisers are not only useful but can be important for your wedding guests. 

Even after your wedding day, guests can carry their hand sanitiser party favours everywhere for cleaning their hands on-the-go. 

You can even make it a set with the reusable face masks or if you have a little more budget, add in face shields, tissues, and other similar items, so that you and your guests can enjoy the day safely!

12. Mini alcohol bottles

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This wedding favour is a little on the expensive side but if you do have the budget for it, mini alcohol bottles will definitely be a hit among your guests!

But you have to be sure of your guests' preferences. If there are non-drinkers, you can switch the alcoholic drinks to mini lemonade or mocktail bottles.

Bonus:

Hangover kits!

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These "Oh, shit!" packages can be a wedding favour on its own if you serve alcohol at your wedding but if not, you can add them as an extra favour for your guests.

These hangover kits usually contain medication for pain, upset stomach reliever, some sort of immunity boost like an electrolyte drink, mints, and water. But you can choose to elevate your kit, with items such as lip balm, sanitisers, basic first-aid kit, and many more!

Also inexpensive, these kits will have your guests thanking you in the morning after your wedding after-party.

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