So your friends or relatives set everything for your bridal shower and you just are on the hunt for an idea to thank them with unique favors. It is such a nice gesture and there is no need to break the bank, you just want to give them something in return for their contribution to your celebration.
Nobody expects anything too fancy and there are no fixed rules about the goodies given on such occasion. It's good to keep things simple because you don't want to overshadow the gifts of the guests anyway. Whatever you decide your thoughts would be greatly appreciated and if we can write only one tip, this would be to add your personal touch.
There is also frequently asked question about favors if we have a shower with invites couples. should every person get a favor or it is o.k. to give one to each couple. One bridal shower for couple is perfectly all right, especially if this is in sync with a chosen theme. Keep in mind the possible complications for couples who don't live together and don't forget the singles who may attend the shower.
Additional safety measure to avoid possible unplesant situations are names written on favors or use of placement cards if you intend to put your favors on the table(s) before guests arrive. It is good to work closely with the person who is officialy throwing the party anyway.
We already mentioned personalization which is the way to go in these days. You can achieve it in many creative and inexpensive way. If you for instance decide to give your guests spa gift cards, you can accompany them with small monogrammed towels. For a classic tea party theme you can present personalized tea cups with boxes of tea taster sets.
As far as home made cookies and other sweets are concerned only your imagination is the limit. Gift baskets will make much better impression with hand written (caligraphy is in high demand!) thank you notes or personalized bridal shower favor stickers and so on.