11 Best Wedding Gift Bag Ideas

Wedding gift bags are a great way to welcome out-of-town guests or guests who will be staying overnight in the hotel. Putting together our wedding gift bags ended up being a lot of fun. Picking out the items for the gift bags was also a great way to relieve some pre-wedding stress. When planning items for your gift bags, keep the location in mind. If your guests will be somewhere on a beach – what types of things might they need? Get ready because we have a long post coming your way today!

First things first. Think about how you will package the items. Will a bag work best, a reusable and custom tote, or a box?

We love these gold foil “welcome” bags. They come in a pack of 24!

Ling's moment Kraft Paper Bags Gift bags Gold Foil "Welcome" Set of 24 with Handle for Hotel Guests Wedding Favors Bridesmaid Christmas Graduation Birthday Party Bridal Baby Shower

These metallic gift bags would do the trick as well. They come in a pack of 12.

12 Gift Boutique Medium Metallic Gold Gift Bags; Polka Dots, Stripes & Chevron Exquisite Designs; Birthday, Graduation, Baby Shower, Wedding Gift Bags

These reusable totes come in some fun colors. If you are going somewhere tropical, they could also double as a quick beach bag for the weekend.

You are able to customize these, and they come in multiple colors as well. They come in a pack of 100.

We love the idea of doing gift boxes. You could use a kraft box similar to this one:

And customize it with stickers that have your wedding logo, welcome text or names. Have some fun with them. We love these because you can choose from a variety of different colors:

Andaz Press Personalized Circle Labels Stickers, Wedding, Chic Thank You, 40-Pack - Custom Made Any Name, For Birthday, Baby Bridal Shower, Baptism, Anniversary, Food and Bath Business Labels

Don’t forget tissue paper. You can find any color to match your wedding colors here.

Don’t forget your hang tags and ties, which you can find here.

Now, our favorite part – the contents of the wedding gift bag. We are going to start with some essentials, and then we will talk about some more creative items you can add to the mix.

It would be a nice gesture to provide a water bottle or two in your gift bags. You can go simple and order a case. OR, you could try these sustainable water bottles.

Boxed Water Is Better Including Thank You Mints, 250ml, 24 Piece

Don’t forget to add cute straws like these:

100PCS Drinking Straws, Jmkcoz Disposable Biodegradable Paper Straw for Birthday, Wedding, Baby Shower, Celebration and Hallowen Christmas Party Gold and Pink


Click here for straw options in every color you can imagine.

Snacks are up next. You don’t want your guests going hungry in between festivities. Some good options are crackers (45-snack pack here), cheese puffs (pack of 60 here) or some trail mix for the healthier crowd (28-pack here).

If you want to get creative with the snacks, why don’t you and your fiance pick out your favorite snacks? Maybe he loves beef jerky.

Krave Beef Jerky Variety Pack (1 oz. ea., 12ct.)

And maybe you love flavored popcorn.

Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn Mini cone 24 pack - Premium

We’ve seen other couples include something to satisfy the sweet tooth by adding some cookies or their favorite candy. Ours are Sour Patch Kids! Have some fun with it!

Now for some of the more creative items you might want to add to your wedding gift bags. If you are hosting a destination wedding near a beach, why not give your guests some mini-sunscreen bottles? We bet they forget to bring theirs.

Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30 Protection lotion, Travel Packets 24 Packs

What about some chapstick or sunglasses?

If you are going somewhere cold – what about providing some cozy socks, lotion and even some hand sanitizer.

What other types of items will you be putting in your wedding gift bags?

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