If you’re looking for sustainable wedding favors, you’ll find them here! We found nine fab eco-friendly and sustainable favors for weddings to send home with guests. This will encourage you and your guests to go green!
What makes sustainable, eco-friendly favors for weddings such a smart idea? Instead of creating more waste that eventually gets thrown away, you’re actually using all of it — or planting it back into the earth. These reusable favors are smart ways to add sustainability to your wedding plans. And think about it this way: you’ll be adding to usefulness in the daily lives of guests, or adding new flowers and trees to Ma Earth, rather than adding to the landfill.
As a bonus, most of these are HANDMADE! Yay! That means your purchase is helping a small business when you order. (How awesome is that?!)
Check out these beautiful, thoughtful, and eco-friendly party favors below.
And tell us: which one is your top pick? Enjoy!
Sustainable Wedding Favors
1. Seed Packets, $0.81+
Starting under a dollar, these delightful seed packets kick off the list of these eco-friendly wedding favors. Everyone loves seeds! These favors don’t just give back to Mother Nature; they’re completely plantable, so there’s less waste. By SeedWeddingFavors.
Many styles are available, like these boho feathers! So cute (available here):
2. Handmade Soap Favors in Bulk, $55+
These beautiful soap favors are crafted with love by Joan’s Gardens. Who can’t use a nice bar of handmade soap?! Especially when it looks this pretty!
3. Reusable Wedding Favors Straws, $1.79+
For under $2 each, you can give guests a reusable metal straw which can eliminate tons of plastic and paper waste in waterways. By LastStrawShop.
4. Bamboo Straws in Bulk
Prefer bamboo? You can buy these bamboo straws in bulk — engraved! These also make fantastic reusable favors for weddings. By Gift4Angel.
5. Seed Hearts, 200 for $196.90
These plantable heart-shaped seed bundles are perfect for giving out as sustainable wedding favors. The bonus: you can buy these green wedding favors in bulk for a great price. By RenaissanceBotanical.
6. Plantable Tree Favors, $6+
Wow: this is one wedding favor that really gives back to Mother Earth! Each guest can plant a brand new pine tree, adding dozens of new trees to the soil. Love this idea! By DearlyBeelovedLLC.
7. Natural Beeswax Candles, $1+
These handmade beeswax candles are perfect as reusable wedding favors. They’re available in bulk, too. By FiveBeesYard.
8. Reusable Glassware, $1+
Whether you choose mason jar drinking glasses or personalized wine glasses, use them at your wedding instead of disposable cups to eliminate waste. If you have a bar where guests can help themselves, they can use the same cup all night rather than throwing away or needlessly taking a new glass each time. These are a great value, they are personalized, and they’ll be used after the wedding day by your guests, too. By MyWeddingFavors and available here.
Prefer wine glasses? These are another great reusable wedding favors option!
9. Fair Trade Wedding Favors, price varies
First, choose coffee beans that are fair trade. Next, buy them in bulk.
TIP: This coffee is USDA organic, Fair Trade certified, and available in bulk.
Third, buy zip seal coffee bags like these that will keep the beans fresh.
Finally, place the bean bag inside this coffee favor bag, beautifully made by Mavora. There! Now you have wonderful sustainable wedding favors for coffee drinkers — and they’ll seriously love you for it. :)
BONUS: Reusable Wedding Favor Masks
Okay, okay: we know Covid is a major pain-in-the-you-know-what. But actually, the reusable face masks make perfectly sustainable favors for weddings in 2020. And maybe even 2021.
We wrote an entire post on it here with many different options.
You can also shop a variety of face mask favors.
And there you have it: handmade, socially conscious wedding favors that go above and beyond! It’s not tough to choose more natural take-home party favors; you just have to know where to buy reusable wedding favors, as we’ve shown you on this list.
Which of these eco-friendly options win your vote for the most creative? The fair trade wedding favors — the coffee — is my top pick. But that’s because I love coffee, those beans are a great deal, and I’m sure they taste amazing. I also like that cold-pressed soap. It looks so pretty, it might be hard to actually use it. I’d display it in my guest bathroom! :)
Now it’s your turn: do you have any suggestions on how to create zero waste wedding favors?
Do you have a favorite eco friendly favors for weddings you’d like to share?
Tell us in the comment box below!