When I was 14, I received a small, beaded journal from a friend’s birthday party and thought I’d never seen anything so beautiful. Believe it or not, I’ve held onto that journal and when I look at it now, I’m transported back to that fun day with friends. Suffice it to say, I’m the Merriam Webster’s textbook definition of a sentimentalist, and when I leave a party with a favor in hand, I tend to hang onto it. Such a lovely token of appreciation from the hostess, the ultimate party favors are both creative and commemorative, and be it in the form of sweet treats or packaging that’s a gift in itself, there’s no time like summer to get playful and seasonal with gift-giving for your guests. Click through for some of our favorites, and be sure to share links for any fabulous summer favors you’ve seen around the web!


1. Fresh Honey 

2. Fiesta Fringe Favor Boxes

3. Mini Button Name Tags 

4. Succulent Wraps 

5. Skipping Stones 

6. Lilac Sugar 

7. Homemade Jam 

8. Fiesta Favor Bags

9. Animal Favor Boxes 

10. Flower Pencils 

19 comments
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    Melanie | June 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I would love receiving any of those favors, but the lilac sugar would stick in my memory for along time. i think I would have to create a special drink right away!

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    • Camille Styles | June 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Agreed – that one is SO pretty and would be so lovely for a bridal or baby shower!

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    littlebirdsmom | June 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    These are all amazing. The honey one is my favorite I think 🙂

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    • ximena | April 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      What is the little cute wood thing next to the honey?

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    jenfromlit | June 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

    The fiesta fringe boxes are adorable! As a born and raised Texan (now New Yorker) these are making me homesick! (I grew up right on the border).

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    • Camille Styles | June 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I know, they are so colorful and festive! Definitely wanting to steal that one… 😉

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    R | June 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I think that homemade jam is the perfect gift! Beautiful, useful and tasty!

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    Dervla Kelly (@TheCuratorblog) | June 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    oooh the lilac sugar is something i’ve been dying to make for ages, also lavender sugar would be gorgeous too!

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    Maria | June 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I went to a wedding last year were they gave out homemade jam as the favor. What a wonderful and tasty idea!

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    Chelsea Dunivan | July 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Here are some more infused sugar ideas that I have seen recently as well!
    http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/06/infused-sugar.html

    Chelsea, The Simplifiers

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    Denise | August 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Do you mind sharing where you got the honey jars?

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    • Cristina | August 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Would you please tell me where you got the jars?

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence | May 29, 2014 at 6:43 am

    That honey favor is just adorable, it would also make a great favor for a tea party!

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    mandy | June 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Where can I buy this

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