If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a bride or a maid of honor. Either way, you have a bachelorette party to plan! This is a time for the bride and all her best gal pals—usually the ones in her bridal party—to celebrate. There is an endless list of things you can do to celebrate, and that includes giving out bachelorette party favors. In this post, we’ll look at five unique bacheorette party favors along with the type of party they’re perfect for.
Before you settle on the perfect item, it’s important to consider all the elements of a good favor. For starters, your bachelorette party favors don’t have to be something the BFFs can use or wear at the wedding. But it should be something they will use at some point. Similarly, you don’t have to get the same item for each friend—but you should gift something that each friend will like. And finally, you get bonus points if your bachelorette party favors complement the theme or activity for the party. That way, the item is extra sentimental.
Personalized Shot Glasses
Perfect for a girls-night-out bachelorette party
We love these customized glasses from greatstuff4me on Etsy.
A girls’ night out bachelorette party. You’ve seen it in movies and TV shows. Maybe you’ve even been to one yourself! It’s a way for the bride to relax a little bit. After all, she’s been planning this wedding for almost a year. This kind of bachelorette party usually involves shots, dancing, and coordinated little black dresses. Well, why not commemorate the evening with personalized shot glasses!
Of course, you can shop around for the size and style that you want. But it’s a great way to give the gals something that they’ll use while fondly remembering the night. And if some of the ‘maids prefer beer, having their name on the glass still makes it a keepsake they can cherish. To make the gift extra special, have the crew do an initial shot before you ride share to your first stop. (It doesn’t have to be with booze!)
Essential Oil Blends
Perfect for a spa bachelorette party
We love these essential oil roll-ons from Grove Collaborative.
Maybe the group is choosing a different type of relaxing. Spa days are another popular bachelorette party choice, where the ‘maids get pampered. You may be getting pedicures, massages, or even facials to relax and prepare for the big day. After all, everyone will be in the photos! For this type of bachelorette party, essential oils are the perfect favor. Essential oils can help you relax, energize, or focus depending on the type.
They’re in lots of self-care items, too, like balms, lotions, and candles. That means you have options. For example, you can pair pure oils with mini diffusers for everyone’s bedroom or office. Or you can gift essential oil-based candles. Personally, we love essential oil roll-ons. They fit in purses and glove boxes and desks. Plus, you can buy a variety and have the gal pals choose their favorite scent.
Beach Bag & Necessities
Perfect for an ocean-side bachelorette party
We love this woven tote bag from Target.
Of course, a beach trip is another popular bachelorette party activity. Instead of going out for some drinks, you’re going out for some sunshine. If you don’t live close to a beach, this also doubles as a group road trip and a chance to jam out to music and chat along the way. But this also means the gals will need to do a little light packing beforehand. For example, they’re going to need towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, and even a change of clothes. Well, your bachelorette party favors can help with all of that!
Before you head out, gift the group their own already-packed beach bags. You can include monogrammed sunglasses, luxury towels, cute flip flops, and matching bride crew tank tops—all in a stunning woven beach bag. You can even go the extra mile and get matching bag charms that the BFFs can use on other bags, too.
Wine Box Subscription
Perfect for a stay-at-home bachelorette party
We love these personalized gifts from Personal Wine.
Sometimes, though, going out isn’t as fun as staying in. And for those bachelorette parties, we recommend wine. There are a bunch of companies that will mail wine, wrapped right along with chocolate and other treats, directly to your friends. You can mail the packages ahead of the party as a taste of what’s to come. Or you can ship the packages to your own home and have ‘maids leave with their boxed treats when the party is over.
Of course, not everyone likes to drink wine. And not everyone likes to drink the same kind of wine. So for these bachelorette party favors, you may want to send a quick survey to the group. That way, you can learn their preferences ahead of time. If you do this well before the bachelorette party, it can help you plan the party better, too. The party is certainly for the bride, but it will only be fun for her if it’s fun for everyone!
Perfect for any bachelorette party
We love these initial necklaces from Brook & York.
In the end, though, it doesn’t matter how you celebrate the happy couple’s special day. What matters is that the bride and her BFFs spend the day together, ideally without any wedding planning! So whether you don’t have elaborate bachelorette party plans or you want to finish shopping early, jewelry is the way to go. Specifically initial jewelry for everyone. It’s personal, it’s functional, and the gals may even want to wear it on the big day. (But remember—they don’t have to.)
Like wine, everyone has different tastes. So don’t feel confined to necklaces if the ‘maids don’t all wear necklaces. Instead, you can gift initial rings or bracelets to those who would prefer it. Every time they wear it, they’ll be reminded of the bachelorette party, the wedding, and all the fun in between.
As always, the golden rule for any favors, including bachelorette party favors, is to give something your guests can use. If it’s too personal to you, they’ll just toss it. And if it’s too unique of a item, they’ll probably do the same. For your bachelorette party, ask yourself what the gals would want. After all, the bachelorette party favors are just another way to say Thank you to your besties.
What wedding or bachelorette party favors have you received in the past? Did you use them or lose them?