Whether you’re planning a destination wedding far away from home or you’re having your wedding locally, giving your guests a gift bag can be a very nice gesture that lets them know you appreciate their support. It can be really easy to forget how much your guests are putting into attending your wedding, so giving them a little something can be a very elegant touch. Though each wedding is different and every couple has their own personal taste, there are a few items that you can never go wrong with by including in your wedding gift bags. Here are a few of the most reliable and beloved items that I’ve personally received in a gift bag at a wedding.
One of my favorite all-time wedding favors that I received in a gift bag is a monogrammed towel. I’ve actually received one of them on three separate occasions, but one sticks out as my favorite. Two of the towels I’ve received had the couple’s wedding date embroidered onto the towel while the third was personalized to each specific guest. That means my towel said “AJ” on it while my husband’s towel said “CJ”. I thought having the initials of each guests on their own towel was a very unexpected and thoughtful treat.
Sunscreen and Lotion
When my little sister decided to get married, she decided to have a destination wedding in Key West. In each of her gift bags, she included sunscreen and after-sun lotion in case someone stayed out on the beach a little too long. Fortunately, I didn’t end up needing the after-sun lotion, but I know a few of the guests really benefited from having the sunscreen on hand because they didn’t plan ahead when they arrive in Key West.
Cold Process Soap
There are a few things that every single human uses, and soap is one of those items. For this reason, giving your guests cold process soap in their gift bags can be a lovely treat that they’re sure to use. The best part about buying handmade soap for your guest’s gift bags is that it can be used by anyone even if that have skin allergies or sensitivities. Since there no added colors or dyes in handmade soap, you can rest assured that everyone will enjoy their gift.
Another fun treat to find in your gift bag is gourmet coffee. There’s nothing better than a cup of freshly ground coffee on a Sunday morning, so who isn’t going to like that gift? Make sure you buy something that is packaged to take home since most people aren’t going to have a coffee grinder with them at your wedding.
Bottle of Wine
Assuming you and your guests are all over the legal drinking age, giving your guests a nice bottle of wine can be a very elegant addition to your gift bags. Some vineyards will even add custom printed labels to the bottles if you are ordering enough cases, plus you can get them at a wholesale price. When your wedding guests get home and pop the cork on the wine, they can share in your love from wherever they happen to live.
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