Say Thank You to your guests for coming to your Christmas Party. Photo Credit: http://sewchacha.com/images/large/party%20favor%20ornament.jpg
Say Thank You to your guests for coming to your Christmas Party.
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The festive season will be filled with party invites, gift exchanges, shopping, eating out in places that are of sentimental value, and more fun loving activities that you and your loved ones will be involved in. Amidst all this, do not forget to plan out your Christmas party favors. They are gifts given to your guests at the end of the gathering. Plan early for these love gifts as each guest is to receive one as they leave. Try some of the following simple suggestions. Some of you will find yourself favoring the homemade items over the store bought ideas.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS IDEAS:

Party favors can be bought from markets, or they can be created at home. If you are creating them at home, you can put your creativity to good use and create a number of personalized, homemade items which can be given out as Christmas party favors. Furthermore, wrap these party favors in fun packaging and make them a part of your Christmas decorations. You can even use them to decorate your Christmas tree. When the Christmas party is over, you can give them out to your guests, as they leave.

Make your own Christmas Party Favors. Photo Credit: http://blog.buzzintown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Christmas-Party-Favors-christmas-partyfavors.jpg
Make your own Christmas Party Favors.
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HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS IDEAS:

If you are looking for inexpensive Christmas party favors, then go for candy-filled cookie cutters! They are so very simple to make and you can make a whole bunch of them. All you have to do is to melt candy and pour it into the cookie cutter. Later, when they melted candy has set in the cookie cutters, you can wrap them up in pretty packages and decorate them with ribbons and bows, as you like.

Other than candy, you can also fill the candy cutters with chocolate! Photo Credit: http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com/
Other than candy, you can also fill the candy cutters with chocolate!
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But Christmas party favors do not have to be just of the edible kind, they can be of any type which you could give your guests, which would let them know that you are thankful to them for showing up at your party. You can easily find tons of things from your own home, which you could personalize a little, give them a more Christmas feel and use them as party favors. For example, useless light bulbs! Make your own snow globes in them and hand them out as Christmas favors. They are simple to make and look really cute.

CHRISTMAS PARTY DECORATIONS AS FAVORS:

Arranging for the perfect Christmas party decorations can be an exhausting process. Some people start planning for these decorations, weeks earlier before Christmas Eve actually arrives. Strings of lights, garlands and wreaths, Christmas stockings, golden stars and colored bulbs etc are just some of the things which you are most likely to see in a house, which is being set up for Christmas Eve.

Use Christmas Decorations as Christmas favors. Photo Credit: http://www.centurynovelty.com/catImages/146-712_zoom.jpg
Use Christmas Decorations as Christmas favors.
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Since we are talking about party favors here, why not use the Christmas decorations as party favors, themselves? Sounds like a great idea! You can give away colored Christmas bulbs, or other Christmas decorations you have prepared and consider them as your party favors. It is like getting two birds with one stone.

PERSONALIZED PARTY FAVORS:

Personalized party favors are a great way of letting your guests know that you went the extra mile just for them. You could go for personalized packets of cocoa, cookie mix, other packaged goods like jelly beans and candies etc

Print out names and personalize your favors instantly! Photo Credit: http://hgtv.sndimg.com/HGTV/2012/10/24/Original_Michelle-Edgemont-Holiday-Favors-Ombre-Pinecone-Ornaments-Beauty_s4x3_lg.jpg
Print out names and personalize your favors instantly!
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You can print out the names of your guests on funky paper and cut it out to make name tags. You could add those name tags to just about any item to give it a more personalized touch. If you want, you could buy jars from stores, paste the beautiful names tags on them and fill those jars with cookies or candies.

GARLANDS AS CHRISTMAS FAVORS:

Flower Garlands look so pretty! Photo Credit: http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mcrbULyQg-bwohynSUg5MSw.jpg
Flower Garlands look so pretty!
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You can make or buy a bunch of garlands and hand them out of christmas favors.

CHEAP CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS IDEAS:

Your party favors do not have to bought from Marks & Spencer and it certainly does not mean that the more expensive a gift item is, the better it will be. For those who do not mind spending a few extra bucks on party favors, they can buy whatever and from wherever they like, but those who are on a tight budget can still do plenty of things which would leave their guests impressed.

Not all party favors have to be expensive and elaborate. Photo Credit: http://www.formomsandkids.com/images/products/ball-ornament.jpg
Not all party favors have to be expensive and elaborate.
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One cheap Christmas party favor idea can be buying a big packet of candies and some nice wrapping paper and some ribbon. Place a handful of candies in a piece of paper and wrap it up, tie it with a ribbon and viola! Your cheap party favor is set.

WHOLESALE CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

Save money! Buy wholesale supplies. Photo Credit: http://www.bulkpartyzone.com/misc_images/bulk-christmas-250.jpg
Save money! Buy wholesale supplies.
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To save up some money, you can buy the supplies required for making these favors in bulks, from wholesale markets.


CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS FOR KIDS:

Fill Christmas Stockings with goodies. Photo Credit: http://www.retextil.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/93YRF0PC.jpg
Fill Christmas Stockings with goodies.
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Kids are easier to impress than adults and 9/10 kids would want candies or chocolates as their Christmas favors. So, your problem is solved. A fun Christmas party favor idea for kids is to buy long socks or stockings, assorted candy, dried fruit, fresh fruit, chocolate, candy canes and sticks, licorice laces, bake cookies, and the like. Stuff the goodies in the stockings and socks. Hang them around the room as decoration pieces. At the end of the evening, give each kid their own stocking.

CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

Give away beautifully wrapped pieces of chocolate as Christmas favors. Photo Credit: http://www.retextil.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/93YRF0PC.jpg
Give away beautifully wrapped pieces of chocolate as Christmas favors.
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You can never go wrong with chocolate! You can either buy it from the store or make fresh chocolate treats and package them in either metal or dainty cardboard gift boxes which can be bought at the bakery supply store. You can also paint each box with oil paints, or cover them with glittering paper. Tie each box with synthetic party or satin ribbon. Use a permanent marker to write the guest’s name on the box.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS FOR TODDLERS:

Cake pops are perfect for toddlers. Photo Credit: http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/files/2011/12/3091728928_34bd5c9cbe.jpg
Cake pops are perfect for toddlers.
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Why should toddlers be left out? An excellent party favor for toddlers is cake pops! They are delicious and easy for the toddlers to hold them in their hands.

ELMO THEMED CHRISTMAS FAVORS:

Elmo lollipops are perfect christmas favors for kids. Photo Credit: http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6346837/il_fullxfull.298878580.jpg?ref=l2
Elmo lollipops are perfect christmas favors for kids.
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Elmo is a famous character from the famous Sesame Street show. Elmo themed Christmas favors are excellent for kids.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS TO MAKE:

Santa Hats are super easy to make.
Santa Hats are super easy to make.

Making your own Christmas party favors can be a bit of hard work, but they can be a lot of fun, too. You can make Santa Hats and give them out as party favors. All you would need is to buy satin cloth from your local fabric shop. Cut the cloth into squares measuring 20cm by 20cm. Sew two adjacent edges to make a cone with a tail. A cotton ball stuck to the tip of the cone completes this gift.

WOODEN CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

Wooden Spoons! Perfect! Photo Credit: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0A8lMT5cItU/TvPk_rz7q2I/AAAAAAAAKHc/jtjbq1Fkja4/s1600/garnishbox.jpg
Wooden Spoons! Perfect!
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Many christmas favors can be prepared using wood, like fun christmas signs. Use paint to write on them.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVOR BAGS:

Christmas Party Favors Bags are key for good presentation. Photo Credit: http://cdnpix.com/show/185914290838133830_vgv3rBbX_c.jpg
Christmas Party Favors Bags are key for good presentation.
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Presentation counts a lot. If your budget allows you can look buy some really funky bags in which you can place your Christmas party favors and hand them out to your guests. If buying bags seems like an expensive thing, then you can even make your own bags! There are a number of tutorials available online which will tell you how to make your very own gift bags.

ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

While chocolates and candies seem more appropriate for kids, when it comes to adults, even then you have a lot of options. If you are good at painting, you can paint on wine glasses and give them out as party favors. Other than wine glasses, you can use the same acrylic paints and get busy painting on mugs, plates, plain cups etc

Using different stencils, make beautiful patterns on mugs, cups etc and gift them as favors. Photo Credit: http://d2a4yiqkj65fuq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/33241_butterflymugs1.jpg
Using different stencils, make beautiful patterns on mugs, cups etc and gift them as favors.
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If painting is not your forte then you can make attractive fridge magnets and hand them out to your adult group of guests. Buy some small round and square magnets from the store. Collect pictures of the guests you have invited to your Christmas party and if they are on your laptop or camera, get them developed. Cut a slightly stiff cardboard paper into various fun shapes. Cut the pictures of your friends to match the shape of the cardboard paper, paste the two together and stick the cardboard onto the magnet.

CHRISTMAS FAVORS USING PHOTOGRAPHS:

Gift your dear and near ones with their own pictures in Christmas favors.
Gift your dear and near ones with their own pictures in Christmas favors.

You can make several Christmas favors by using pictures of your guests. You can make tiny photo frames as well.

BAKED GOODS AS CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

Baking is a skill which is extremely useful especially during Christmas!
Baking is a skill which is extremely useful especially during Christmas!

Bake several batches of your favorite cookies. Pack the cookies in gold and silver foil tied with ribbons. Arrange the cookie packs in wicker baskets and cover with plastic paper, complete it with a fancy ribbon and gift card.

CUPCAKES AS CHRISTMAS FAVORS:

Cupcakes as Christmas Favors.  Photo Credit:
Cupcakes as Christmas Favors.
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Show- off a bit of your baking skills by baking cupcakes for your guests and handing them out Christmas favors.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS DIY:

DIY Christmas favors can be a lot of fun. And cheap, too! Photo Credit: http://designdininganddiapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_7835.jpg
DIY Christmas favors can be a lot of fun. And cheap, too!
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DIY projects are always so much fun. Websites like Pinterest are heaven for people who love DIY projects. When it comes to Christmas party favors, you can make plenty of Christmas favors on your own, for example, candles! All you would need is some candle wax, some color and various candle shapers.

RECYCLED CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS:

Recycling has its benefits even while preparing Christmas favors. This is a unique wreath made out of buttons!
Recycling has its benefits even while preparing Christmas favors. This is a unique wreath made out of buttons!

Another way to save up some money is to use recycled material for making christmas favors.

CHRISTMAS WEDDING FAVORS:

If you are having your wedding during this festive season, even then you can find a number of party favor options. You can give out Christmas wedding decorations as wedding favors.

Christmas Weddings are double the fun. Even the wedding favors are taken care of. Photo Credit: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com
Christmas Weddings are double the fun. Even the wedding favors are taken care of.
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CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS FOR WOMEN:

Women love chocolates, jewelry, make up stuff etc. You can make bracelets out of colorful beads and hand them out as Christmas favors.You can also hand out packs of chocolate as party favors. Most women are chocoholics, so that works out in your favor.

Color your nails this festive season...with the nail polish you as a Christmas favor!
Color your nails this festive season…with the nail polish you as a Christmas favor!

Many make up stores have Christmas special discounts, so what you can do is buy plenty little pots and bottles of nail polish, lip glosses, balms etc and wrap them up in ribbons.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FAVORS FOR MEN:

Baseball inspired cookies can also be great Christmas favors for men.
Baseball inspired cookies can also be great Christmas favors for men.



Men are a little tricky when it comes to gifts. But since most of them like sports, you can give out various sport items like baseballs as Christmas favors. You can also hand out cigarette lighters to those male guests who smoke. Wine openers can also be another option for Christmas favors for men.

MORE CHEAP CHRISTMAS FAVORS IDEAS:

Show off your knitting skills.
Show off your knitting skills.

Another cheap Christmas party favor idea is that if you know how knit anything, do it! Knit a small sweater and attach it to a magnet, you have just made yourself the most adorable of all Christmas favors! Or if you know how to crochet, you could make a bunch of things like a set of gloves, a handkerchief etc but the thing is that they are time consuming, so if you plan on doing something like knitting and crocheting, you better start preparing for them, as soon as possible.

EDIBLE CHRISTMAS FAVORS:

Gingerbread Man cookies taste great and make simple Christmas favors.
Gingerbread Man cookies taste great and make simple Christmas favors.

You do not have to limit your christmas party favors to cookies and candies, you can also include other edible items like gingerbread man!

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