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Find the best ‘Favorite Things Party’ gift ideas here and learn how to host a Favorite Things Party.
Inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Queen of Favorite Things, the Favorite Things Party puts a fun twist on gift exchange, whether you’re celebrating at a Favorite Things Christmas party in December or want to party at any time of the year. It’s a thing. unique gathering.
The basic premise is that guests bring a few of their favorite things, share them with other guests, and then bring other guests’ most-loved items, rather than gifts that they randomly exchange. It’s about going home.
Below, learn exactly how to host a Favorite Things party, then follow dozens of Favorite Things gifts, including my personal Favorite Things gifts, popular items, and even popular Favorite Things ideas. Get ideas and make them think.
How to host a favorite thing party
Favorite Thing Each guest at the party will bring a few of their favorite things at a specific price point to share what they like best with other guests and for a unique type of gift exchange.
Favorites Wrapping party gifts is up to you, but you can easily unwrap them so other guests can learn about everyone’s favorites and choose which gifts they want to take home. .
favorite party rules
There are several ways to run a Favorite Things Party.
First, it helps you set a budget and how many gifts you want each guest to bring (for example, $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25.
All gifts can be displayed on the table, etc. Wrapping or not is up to you, but I think it’s easier for guests to find out what products they love and choose what they want with unwrapped gifts.
Next, you need to decide how the gifts will be distributed. You can ask your guest to write their name on a piece of paper in a bowl (once for each gift he brings). Alternatively, you can have a bowl filled with numbered paper slips for the number of guests in attendance.
Next, if you are drawing names, give the reason why each person chose the item they brought, then draw their names and distribute them. Or, if you draw numbers, guests can go in numerical order and select items to take home.
I personally like the number idea because it gives you more control over what your guests receive.
If the price is cheap or the number of gifts is small, you can ask everyone to bring one gift. In this case, it might be fun to just give each guest a gift bag and have them fill it up!
The Favorite Things Party rules are very flexible, so come up with what works best for your group.
Of course, you’ll also want to enjoy food and drink at your Favorite Things Party. It’s a good idea to bring your favorite foods and drinks and make them potluck. You can assign people categories to avoid duplication, and even ask them to bring copies of recipes so guests can choose their favorite recipes to take home!
Favorite thingsParty gift ideas
Any examples of what you like?
Below are my personal favorites, followed by popular items and more general ideas to help you determine your own favorite party ideas.
my favorite party gift ideas
PopSockets are one of my favorites. I can’t have my phone without it, and my Kindle works just fine.
Necessaire Body Wash is an award-winning cult favorite. It’s so luxurious, luscious, and packed with facial-grade ingredients to improve your body’s skin.(Use my code 10JULES to get his 10% off sitewide at Necessaire.)
This Rabbit Champagne Stopper is a small gadget with a big impact. Keeps champagne frothy for weeks after opening. Trust me, you’ll still hear that POP.
Stasher bags are great because they are reusable and machine washable. I personally love using them as makeup bags that get dirty over time because they clean up quickly.
my esalora ice roller Unbelievably It can also be used to relieve headaches and migraines, reduce puffiness on the face and improve overall skin.
The ChomChom hair removal tool removes pet hair embedded deep in fabrics like nothing else.
EcoTools makeup brushes work better than the professional grade makeup brushes I have purchased and at a fraction of the cost. Those are all I use now.
The Zulay milk frother makes it easy to become a barista at home. Our home guests always end up buying for themselves.
There’s something special about good pens, right?! These metallic pens have fun colors and are so fun and perfect. They don’t stain me, and they make me feel happy.
These Peepers blue light glasses are both Oprah’s favorite (several years in a row) and Jules’ favorite (several years in a row). They exponentially help with my eye strain during a long day at the computer.
My bookmark reading light is multi-functional and so useful that my husband claimed mine as his own. .
I love candles and the absolute best, most beautiful, and most universal scent I’ve ever burned is Nest’s Bamboo Candle, a very popular, light and powdery scent.
Olive & June nail polishes are extremely long lasting and will help you complete your at-home manicure. After trying it, I never went back to the nail salon! (Use my code OJJULIANNEB20 to get his 20% off your first purchase of the Olive & June system.)
Sabatino’s truffle powder is another of Oprah’s favorites, as well as Jules’ favorite. She takes it everywhere and we use it in everything around the house for its gorgeous truffle flavor.
With its classic volcano scent, the Capri Blue Reed Diffuser is my favorite bathroom scent. It’s bright and breezy and all our guests comment on it. It lasts forever too.
This tall RTIC travel mug is my personal favorite travel mug because it’s long and slim (it fits in my car cup holder). It also has a leak-proof screw-on lid with a closure for your beverage, so it can stay open or closed.
This bath mitt may not look like anything special, but it leaves your skin so smooth.
Finally, I couldn’t live without the Tangle Teezer, which handles matte, wet hair easily and painlessly.
Other FavoritesParty Gift Ideas
Everyone on social media seems to be raving about the Stanley Tumbler.
The Laneige Lip Mask is another fan favorite for small gift exchanges (I love it too).
Finally, I can’t tell you how many people rave about this lululemon belt bag. Always sold out.
If you still need some ideas for inspiration, here are some items especially for women that work well at the Favorite Things Party.
- brush hair dryer
- cleaning products
- dry shampoo
- hair tie
- cell phone charger
- The Discovery of Trader Joe’s
- USB candle lighter
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Now you know the best gift ideas for a Favorite Things Party and how to host it.
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