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    If there’s one fun bit that everyone looks forward to at a wedding, it’s the Mehendi favours. Almost like return gifts, these cute and interesting favours really add to the quirky element at any wedding and these days, brides are looking at some unique options. A few years back, Mehendi favours meant mehendi cones, glass bangles and an occasional diya – but in 2019, it’s all about keeping it whimsical and fun. From monogrammed mugs to hair ties to makeup bags and well, even customised mini wine bottles – it’s all about making sure your Mehendi is as much fun as it is for your guest as you. We picked out ten interesting picks that will give you some much-needed inspiration – after all, god is in the details and the details got to be Instagram-able.

    Tulle Toffees

     

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    Regular candy but packaged to meet global standards – Rani Pink, the wedding planner and designer knows just how to make regular giveaways look fun. This one’s a great DIY too – just get a few metres of tulle and wrap up your favourite goodies!

    Hanging Potlis

     

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    This one’s an interesting trend, weddings are now all about hanging your giveaways so your guests can really “pluck” them off the tree. That means, potlis filled with candy, dry fruits, miniature keychains and even laddoos.

    Handmade Beauty: Body Butters, Soaps and Essential Oils

     

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    This goes without saying that most women love beauty products as giveaways. That means, mini lip balms to miniature perfumes – Priyanka Chopra gave away Forest Essential oils at her mehendi, so it’s about pampering.

    Teacups and Quarter Plates

     

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    Nothing like nostalgia attached to cutlery – side plates, mini jewellery plates and monogrammed cups and saucers are fast making their way into weddings with their quirky designs.

    Plants and Succulents

     

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    These favours are really making their way into eco-conscious weddings with the couple opting for seed cards, tiny cactuses and succulents for guests to take home. This one’s a keeper!

    Handmade Dolls

     

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    It takes a special bride to give her loved ones, handmade dolls. Such a cute gesture and a keepsake at that – anything handmade works wonders and a doll, especially adds that nostalgic bit to one’s mehendi.

    Designer prints

     

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    We spotted this giveaway on celebrity designer Payal Singhal’s Instagram – her signature print has made its way to Mehendi favours with ladies receiving a makeup bag and men, getting their hands on PS-print pocket squares.

    Dreamcatchers

     

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    Perfect for the flower child in you, these dreamcatchers in myriad colours are the best way to stay on the fun side at a Mehendi function.

    Brocade Pouches

     

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    This is one modern addition – brides are now going for brocade potlis, envelopes, pouches and sunglass cases – pick a few hues and get things going for a luxe option like this one.

    Champagne Bottles

     

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    Ones that come with a little personal message or ones that are all about monograms and messages – giving out mini champagne / wine / gin bottles is the trend du jour.

     

    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.