Fun Party Favors for the Holidays

Fun Party Favors for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us once more! It’s a time of joy, giving, and lots of festivities, from classic Christmas songs to decorating and baking to hosting and attending memorable Christmas parties. If you are hosting a holiday party this Christmas season, there are countless ways you can make the experience unforgettable for everyone. Planning to surprise your guests with fun party favors, but feeling stumped on ideas? In this post, we will take a look at a few of the best party favor ideas for holiday gatherings.

Pinecone Fire Starters

This is a fantastic gift idea for anyone who enjoys camping or cozying up to a crackling fireplace in the comfort of their own home. This is an affordable party favor idea; all you will need are pinecones, candle wax dye colors (or crayons as an alternative), and salt. Opt for holiday colors like white, blue, gold, silver, green, and red. These colors will transform the fire into a magical, festive holiday fire! If you want to take it a step further, use essential oils like eucalyptus to create a delicious, cozy fragrance.

Delicious DIY Treats in Festive Packaging

There is no denying that the holiday season is also the holiday of yummy treats like hot cocoa, cookies, candy, and other Christmas delights. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would turn down a delicious treat, especially one that is made even more festive with classic holiday creations. A simple rice Krispie treat is made even more irresistible with colorful holiday sprinkles and marshmallows. Cookies are simply better when decorated with holiday-themed toppings like colorful frosting, sprinkles, and festive designs. If you have a penchant for cooking and baking, why not whip up some delicious holiday treats and package them for your party guests? Something as simple as popcorn can be made with sweet ingredients like chocolate drizzle, sprinkles, and marshmallows. Make a large batch and divide everything up into small packages like plastic bags or paper takeout boxes. If you love being crafty, decorate the packaging with colorful ribbons, festive messages drawn on with white chalk, or holiday glitter.

Mini Evergreen Trees

Deciding on holiday party favors can often feel like tricky business for most people. No one wants to spend money on a tangible item that won’t offer any value to the recipient. If you want to find something you are sure most everyone will appreciate and be delighted by, stay away from cheap, gimmicky products that offer no practicality. Food is always a great option because it can be consumed and won't take up space in a person’s home for long. If you don’t want to go the food route, opt for something like mini evergreen trees. Evergreen trees are undeniably festive and a holiday staple. Of course, it simply wouldn’t be possible to get all of your party guests full-sized evergreen trees, but you can surprise them with adorable mini evergreen trees that they can watch grow in their home.

An Assortment of Gift Kits

It is completely understandable that you may not have the time to go the DIY route during the holiday season. You may have a business calendar filled with festive activities and simply don’t have the time or energy to devote to creating your party favors. In this case, why not shop for party favors to make your life a little easier? At Lands’ End, we have a wide variety of gift kits that are perfect for holiday giving. These gifts include self-care gifts with items like lotion, lip balm, and bath products, as well as food gifts like hot chocolate, chocolate, and popcorn.


Candles are another fantastic, low-maintenance gift idea for the holiday season and something virtually everyone will enjoy receiving. Who doesn’t love a cozy, fragrant home courtesy of delicious holiday-scented candles? When shopping for candles during the holiday season, you will also be able to find said candles in cute, holiday-themed tins with festive designs. Candles are something you can give to your party guests individually or in addition to other small gifts.


Ornaments are an iconic holiday gift staple. Who wouldn’t love a beautiful new ornament to hang on the tree this season? Ornaments are something you can purchase ready-made if you don’t have the time to make them yourself. You can even find ornaments with custom designs like the name of the recipient or other special wording. If you want to go the DIY route, there are many ways you can get crafty and creative unique ornaments that people will love. One such idea is a gold-dipped cinnamon stick. Not only is it a beautiful ornament to look at, but it will also smell amazing too. Simply gather cinnamon sticks, dip one end of them in metallic gold paint, and voila! You will have ornaments that look and smell amazing.

Looking for more holiday party inspiration? In need of great gifts to get friends and family? Visit Lands’ End today to find everything from apparel to home decor and more!


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