Best Party Favors & Swag Ideas for Your Special Occasion

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You’re thinking of every little thing to ensure your upcoming party/event is a huge hit, and the final piece is awesome party favors or swag! Skip the quick-to-toss junk and give your guests the perfect forget-me-not party/event memorabilia. From t-shirts and hats, to toys and sweets, to wine glasses and coolers – always keep it custom! We’re sharing our favorite giveaway loot ideas and vendors to boost your celebration atmosphere, and to make your event awesome and remembered for years to come!

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Swag Planning

Start with your logo, school colors, mascot, or an event theme that you design, and then get as extravagant or simple as you want – yes, simple can still be fun! If you’re on a budget, consider home printed stickers, ink stamps or Cricut machines that make it easy to personalize just about anything (such as tags for small potted flowers or succulents, cups, candy wrappers, gift bags of sweet treats, and t-shirt iron-ons). 

Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Swag / Party Favor Vendor
For larger groups and more formal events, choose a vendor to create custom t-shirts, hats, party favors, and swag. Doing your internet research will often stretch your budget and ensure there aren’t any surprises. 

  • Will you be purchasing local or ordering something custom on-line?

  • How likely is it that this item will be kept and used?

  • What are the discounts by quantity?

  • What sizes will you need?

  • Are any sites offering seasonal discounts or deals?

  • What is the lead time to produce and ship your items?

  • What is the cost and timing of shipping?

  • How is the company’s quality and customer service rating?

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Party Favor & Swag Ideas to Match Your Party's Mood

Campy Swag – Think family reunions, BBQ fundraisers, corporate picnics and Forth of July parties.

  • beach balls

  • bottle openers

  • cooler bags

  • flashlights

  • flip flops

  • sunhats

  • koozies

  • picnic blankets

  • planter kits

  • reusable water bottles

  • sunscreen

  • utility knives

Classy Swag – For when you’re hosting a bridal shower, wedding, grad party or special birthday celebration. 

  • bath bombs

  • customized flasks

  • custom chocolates

  • cut flowers in cute vases

  • etched shot or wine glasses

  • flower seed matchbooks

  • luggage tags

  • makeup pouches

  • personalized coasters

  • reusable tote bag

  • notebooks

  • small succulents

  • wine with custom labels

Corporate Swag – Perfect for your company product launch party, holiday event, or employee appreciation luncheon.

  • bluetooth gadgets

  • coasters

  • cookies (decorated with logo)

  • computer stickers

  • gift cards (in cute holder)

  • device chargers

  • pens

  • mouse pads

  • notebook and journals

  • popsockets

  • travel mugs

  • wireless earbuds

Sporty Swag – Think end-of-season parties, sports award ceremonies, charity races, tournaments and casual parties.

  • backpacks or string bags

  • duffel bags

  • frisbees

  • hoodies

  • sports bag tags

  • sunglasses

  • umbrellas

  • reusable water bottles

  • trading cards

  • visors

Fun Favors – Low-cost items that make any celebration more festive

  • buttons/pins

  • candy (with theme wrapper)

  • cookies, cupcakes or donuts (individually wrapped and decorated with custom theme)

  • light-up balls 

  • fidget spinners

  • flower leis

  • potted plants 

  • stacking cups

  • strings of beads (in theme colors)

  • water toys


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