Eco-Friendly Party Favors: 20 Practical Choices for Every Celebration

Eco-Friendly Party Favors: 20 Practical Choices for Every Celebration

This post is full of some of the best eco-friendly party favors, great for any event and party.

As we seek to reduce our carbon footprint and embrace more planet-friendly choices, eco-friendly party favors have taken center stage.

Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, wedding, or corporate event, these 20 practical and diverse party favors offer an eco-conscious way to express gratitude to your guests.

From delightful edible treats that tantalize the taste buds to non-edible keepsakes that leave a lasting impression, our carefully curated list has something for everyone.

Say goodbye to waste and hello to eco-friendly celebrations that make a positive impact on the planet.

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Non-Edible Eco-Friendly Party Favors: Give the Gift of Sustainability

Discover a selection of eco-conscious, non-edible party favors that your guests will cherish long after the celebration ends. From reusable goodies to plantable tokens, we’ve got the perfect eco-friendly keepsakes.

Mini Succulent Plants

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Small potted succulents make lovely, long-lasting gifts.

Scented Candles


Offer beeswax or scented candles with tags and twine to add personalization. Candles are a great eco-friendly party favor for all events from Thanksgiving to weddings or even a friendly dinner party.

Customized Coasters

Personalized coasters with a message or your guests’ names.

Use cork coasters as they are the easiest to decorate. Use stencils or freehand to create a message or image for your event. Paint works great with cork coasters as well as wood burners.

Themed Tea Towels

Decorative tea towels featuring seasonal motifs. A budget and eco-friendly option perfect for a seasonal party as seasonal tea towels are easy to find.

Mini Photo Frames

Small frames for guests to add a photo from the celebration. Magnetic frames are great for everyone, use a Polaroid camera to capture a candid photo for the frames.


Scented potpourri in decorative bags or jars. A beautifully scented gift and are easy to make.

Here are the ratios that make 6 – 10 bags from Soap Queen

½ cup Pink Sea Salt, Medium
¼ cup Medium Grain Dead Sea Salt
1/8 cup Rose Petals
¼ cup Lavender Buds
2 Tbs. Calendula, dried
2 Tbs. Cedarwood Chips
3-5 mL Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Handmade Soaps

Artisan soaps with beautiful scents and designs. Or purchase a bulk pack of sustainably made soaps and place them in cotton bags

Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax wraps for leftovers and a wonderful gift for guests to take home that will definitely be used over and over again.

Custom Thank-You Notes

Provide each guest with a personalized thank-you note.

Mini Books or Journals

Pocket-sized journals for guests to jot down their thoughts.

Edible Eco-Friendly Party Favors: Taste the Sustainability

Savor the flavor of sustainable celebrations with delectable, eco-friendly party favors. From mouthwatering treats to garden-to-table delights, our edible favors blend sustainability with deliciousness for a memorable, guilt-free indulgence.

When selecting or making these favors, consider the preferences and dietary restrictions of your guests. These thoughtful gifts can enhance the Thanksgiving experience and show your appreciation for their presence at your celebration.

Homemade Spice Blends

Photo: Naturally Ellie

Create custom spice blends in attractive containers. Another option is placing your favorite blend in decorative jars to give to your guests.

Mini Pumpkin Decor

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Small decorative pumpkins or gourds are perfect for a Thanksgiving table.

Great for place settings that friends and family can take home for themselves.

Edible Thanksgiving Table Favors:

Homemade Cookies

Decorate and package homemade cookies in seasonal shapes and colors.

Jams And Jellies:

Jars of homemade jams and jellies with seasonal fruits. A great alternative is mini Bonne Maman Jams, they have a variety of flavors and everyone loves them.

Themed Chocolates

Handcrafted chocolates in the shapes or flavors to go with the party. For example, acorns and leaves for Thanksgiving, Santa hats, and candy canes for Christmas, hearts and rings for a wedding, or party hats and gifts shapes for a birthday party, etcetera.

Spiced Nuts

Roasted and seasoned nuts in decorative bags or jars.

Mini Pies or Tarts

Small, individual-sized pies or tarts for guests to take home.

Mini Pots Of Honey

Jars of local or your favorite honey in a tiny pot for guests to take home.

Hot Cocoa Mix

Create a layered mix of hot cocoa ingredients in mason jars with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

This recipe from Little Cooks Reading Books fits perfectly into 4-ounce mason jars.

2 Tablespoons dried milk or dairy-free powdered creamer (bottom)

Pinch of salt

2 Tablespoons cocoa

1 Tablespoon granulated white sugar

1 Tablespoon chocolate chips

12 marshmallows

Add to the tag the instructions – Tip mix into a mug and add 1 cup of boiling water and enjoy

Bag Of Seasonal Dried Fruits

Create small mason jars for dried fruits and nuts for people to take home. Use seasonal fruit or fruit and nut combos to represent the seasonal or party. For example figs and walnuts for fall or Thanksgiving, mango and macadamia nuts during summer, etcetera.

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