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You’ve splurged on a grand venue, an elaborate buffet spread, a multi-tiered cake, and plenty of entertainment to keep your guests occupied throughout the wedding – yet it’s the finishing touch that many brides-to-be fail merely as an afterthought. Your wedding favors may be a small detail in the big picture, but it’s one of utmost importance. It’s how you show your appreciation to everyone who was a part of your big day, after all. And while the likes of monogrammed handkerchiefs and salt and pepper shakers can be cute, they’re likely to sit unutilized in the back of one’s kitchen cabinet, so our advice would be to opt for wedding favors that guests can actually use. Enter: Co-Originality.

The Dubai-based gifting company is all about personalized gifts that are not only fashionable but also functional. Founders Prerna Ruia and Nupur Jain have long been interested in how to make the recipient of a gift feel truly special, be it for a wedding, a corporate event, a birthday, or even a baby shower. Here, they share their thoughts on five wedding favors that would make for gifts that your guests can actually use – all personalized, of course!

1. A power bank

Whether you’re traveling, on the go in the middle of a workday, or simply using several apps at a time, a power bank is always a helpful tool to have at hand. Your wedding guests will agree – especially when they’re gifted with one that’s customized.

2. A gratitude journal

The research on this one is unanimous; the simple act of gratitude leads not only to more happiness among adults and kids alike, but also physical benefits such as improved health and better quality of sleep. Encourage your wedding guests to participate in one of psychology’s most highly encouraged practices by gifting them with a pretty gratitude journal.

3. Chocolates

You can never go wrong with edible wedding favors, but chocolates remain the ultimate crowdpleaser.

Co-Originality works with the likes of Patchi and Lindt, offering options like rose-infused chocolates and dark chocolates with orange alongside the usual suspects, such as milk chocolate.

4. A self-care kit

No matter how cluttered the beauty shelves of your wedding guests are, they’ll always like to be the recipient of a pampering package. Co-Originality will partner up with Pavanito for lip balms, Shirley Conlon Organics for eye serum, and Sephora for face masks – the choice is yours. Pair these up with customized packaging, and you’re good to go.

5. A 30-day challenge box

For something with a novelty factor, Co-Originality recommends gifting your guests with a 30-day challenge box that contains a series of 30 positive, yet easily attainable, activities to try – think: eating mindfully, attending a yoga class, or drinking more water. We love the idea of your wedding guests associating your big day with a healthier lifestyle.

One thing to remember when picking out wedding favors is to find something that guys and girls will love and also a wedding favor that won’t break the bank.

Contributed by SAVOIR FLAIR

Photos: Courtesy of Co-Originality