40+ Unique Party Favors that are Not Junk

One of the best parts about parties is the party favors! Finding party favors that are not junk can be challenging, but I am here to help!

Not only did I work on party favors that are not junk, but party favors that are unique too!

If you are hosting a party soon, check out these 55+ unique party favors!

What are party favors?

Party favors are often given at Christmas or birthday gatherings. There are lots of different items that can be given, but usually, a little something to say thank you for coming.

What makes a party favor junk?

Here are a few examples of things that can make a party favor junk:

  • Easily breakable toys
  • Candy that is tasteless
  • Candy that has a weird texture
  • Items that have no use

These are just a few examples of items that will quickly get tossed.

What makes a good party favor?

This is a bit of a loaded question, because everyone’s perception of this is different.

I like to choose quality items to give out as party favors.

I like to choose items that are well loved by children, and parents. If I am choosing candy, I err on the side of caution and choose organic candies or goodies.

I like to choose items that are unique and durable. I also like to match the theme to the party with my party favors.

Give up the goodie bags

I won’t tell you that goodie bags are the worst things, however I will say that goodie bags can be tricky. I say that because you are spending money on a lot of little items that are junky.

If you do one party favor that is a bit more expensive, but better quality, I think it will be worth it.

Goodie bags are also a pain to put together, especially if you have quite a few to do!

Just Simply Mom’s favorite party favors that are not junk

These are Just Simply Mom’s favorite party favors that are not junk! Be sure to check them out.

Mini Cubes

Memory cubes are a wonderful party favor for children of all ages. They can be challenging and quiet play for hours on end!

Wikki Stix

This is an arts and crafts favor that never ends, as kids will enjoy the Wikki Stix one-of-a kind party favors for days after the party! Wikki Stix are a calming fidget toy, soft and pliable, easy for young fingers to manipulate for early learning and quiet times between activities.

Galaxy Putty Slime

Slime makes for a great party favor! This slime is easy to squeeze, fold, roll, twist and smash it, what ever you want to do it, wonderful stress and anxiety reducer, without it sticking to your hands or clothes.

Sticker Sheets

Tic Tac Toe To Go

The felt version of tic tac toe game is great for kids to play. What’s more, with the portable design, kids can store the game pieces in bag after playing game conveniently.

Crafts that can be used as a party favor

If your little one is crafty or loves crafts, check out these craft themed party favors!

Pin Wheels

These DIY pinwheels are adorable and a great party favor. Kiddos can display these proudly at home or in their yard!

Scratch Pad

These fun scratch note are ideal kids toy choice for fidget party favors for kids, kids party favors goodie bags stuffers for birthday party favors for kids. Great for birthday party goodie bags and the kids will look forward to receiving it! It can bring endless joy to children.

Pet Buddies

How cute are these diamond pet buddies?! Perfect for a little girl party or anyone that loves pets!

DIY Bouncy Ball

If your kiddo is a science lover, these DIY bouncy balls are a great party favor option!

Glow Sand Art

Sport Themed Party Favors

Here are some great sport themed party favor ideas for your athlete!

Jump Rope

Jump ropes are great for little ones and super versatile! These come in a package of 15 making them great for party favors.

Soccer Ball

Soccer balls are very popular for children, and for good reason. Kicking a ball is actually a skill that kids need to master for hand/foot eye coordination!

Water bottles

Water bottles are great because they are something that everyone can use! Water bottles are versitile and you can even fill them with treats!


Footballs are an easy party favor to give! Tie a ribbon and a cute note around it and that will be perfect!

Footballs are versatile in that they are great favors for both boys and girls.

Dance Ribbon

I love this adorable pastel rainbow set comes with 8 colors, including mauve, baby blue, sky blue, mint green, yellow, orange, light pink and pink. Perfect party favors for kids, especially girls.

Party Favors You Can Wear

Party favors that you can wear are always a fun idea! Here are a few cute ones!

Luau Themed Headbands

How cute are these luau themed headbands! I love them to give out at parties and little ones can wear whenever they are feeling like they want to be at a luau!

UV Sunglasses

Everyone needs a good pair of shades. I love the shape of these and they are UV resistant!

Ball Caps

Everyone can always use a good ball cap! These ball caps are assorted which is great for a variety of different tastes!

Fun and Silly Party Favors

Having one or more funny items can make your goodie bags memorable and loads of fun!

Slap Hand

Kids will love tossing & flinging them on the ceiling, walls, windows, tables and almost any surface. Bringing more fun during birthday parties!

Funny Fidget Spinner

The Deformable spinner is a fun and practical gift to your goodie bags. This will keep kiddos busy and occupied!

Spy Marker

Help your kiddos feel like a real spy! Once the secret message is written with this invisible ink pen, you just need to wait for a few seconds and use the light on pen cap to make the words appear.

UFO Spinner

These light up UFO spinners are bound to be a hit in your goodie bags!

Stretchy Flying Ninja

Stretchy Ninja Warrior set comes with 12 ninja slingshot toys in 2 different colors – red and black! Let your kids play with them for hours, throwing them all around the room or on specific objects and targets!

Fidget Based Party Favors

Kids love fidget toys! Here are a few of my favorites!

Light Up Bracelets

Light up bracelets are novelty glow in the dark party favors for kids parties and festivals. They are great birthday party favors, gift bag stuffers, goodie bag stuffers, stocking stuffers, etc. 

Fidget Snake

Fidget snakes are a fun for kiddos of all ages! These are the cutest little party favors for any type of party!

Key Chain Video Games

If your kiddo is a gamer, these key chain video games are the party favor for you! I love that these will keep kids busy and they will love them!

Activity Based Party Favors

Get the most bang for your buck as having an activity that doubles as a party favor! These are great options.

Break Open Geodes

These break open geodes are so unique and so fun for a party favor! If your little one loves geology, this would be an amazing party favor!


Painting can be such a fun activity for a party! There are lots of videos on YouTube that kids can watch and then recreate!

Tye Dye Shirt

This tye dye kit makes it easy to do with kids! This kit gives step by step instructions.

Your little and their friends will love to make unique pieces!

Ceramic Painting

This figure painting kit is full of various vehicle elements such as the cars, bikes, motorbikes, ships, airplanes etc., Kiddos will have hours of fun exploring color mixing by painting their own ceramic pieces!

Candy Bag

Lay out different types of candies and have kids make their own candy bags! This is a fun and unique way to give a party favor.

No Prep Party Favor Ideas


Whether it’s for your girls or boys party favors-, these bubble sticks will make an incredible number of fun bubbles to make your party special.


These are great sidewalk chalks for kids art. I love that they retract to keep little hands cleaner!

Kids Sun Glasses

Your little one and their friends will look so cool in these shades! I love these as party favors!

Mini Squishmallow

These mini squishmallow’s will be a huge hit at a girls birthday party! They are adorable and so fun!

Magnetic Drawing Board

This creative drawing board backpack clip set of 12 comes in multi-colors, individually packaged and fun for children of all ages 3+ and up. These mini drawing boards double as keychains to clip onto your backpack or keychain that lasts for endless hours of fun making it a great goodie bag item.

Sipper Cups

The idea of having the container for the goodies also be part of the favor is genius! These sipper cups are adorable and can easily go with any theme!

Edible Party Favor Ideas that are not Junk

Many parents don’t allow food dye or a lot of sugar for dietary reasons. Here are some ideas that won’t get immediately thrown away.

YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks

With these YumEarth Organic Tropical Fruit Snacks, kids will enjoy a taste of the tropics, no beach required. Perfect for party favors!

Choose from your favorite flavors- Playful Pineapple, Razzmatazz Berry, Mango Tango, or have them all together. What makes these treats so scrumptiously friendly? Simple, organic ingredients free from the top 8 allergens.

That’s It: Crunchables

I don’t think you can go wrong with this snack.. It only has 2 ingredients!

These snacks are delicious and make a yummy party favor treat!

GoodPop Organic Freezer Pops

GoodPop’s Organic Freezer Pops are blends of 100% fruit juices with no added sugar or sweeteners and come in 3 mouthwatering flavors that will satisfy kids and parents alike.

It’s a childhood favorite you can feel GOOD about! Just shake, freeze and enjoy!

Manuka Honey Pops

Enjoy a variety of 24 delicious, Manuka Honey lollipops. All lollipops are USDA certified organic with no artificial flavors or colors.

A delicious, better-for-you, family-friendly treat made with simple ingredients including Organic Manuka Honey!

YumEarth Pops

YumEarth has been making organic candy with a whole lotta love and simple ingredients you can pronounce. We are proud to make safer allergy friendly and tasty treats that you can feel good about giving your family and sharing with friends.

Party favors can be tricky, but I hope that my ideas helped to make that part of your party planning easier.

What is the best and worst party favor you ever received? Let me know in the comments below!

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