Weddings, no matter what part of the world you’re from are always a reason for celebration. Celebration equals guests and if you’re African, you’d know that guests mean gifts. Not just anything but proper wedding souvenirs. We at African Things know the hassle that can come with decision-making during weddings and the general need for everything to be perfect. This is why we have decided to give you a few ideas on things that would be perfect as gifts for your guests. Below are some items that would be perfect as wedding souvenirs:
1. Hand Fans
I know you might roll your eyes slightly because you’re thinking “almost every African home has hand fan souvenirs” and you’re absolutely right. However, not every African home has hand fans made with African print. These fans can serve as both a very helpful tool on hot days and as a bold fashion statement.
2. Branded Mugs
We believe you can never have too many mugs especially if they are branded. If you’re having a small wedding or an invite-only ceremony and are looking to make the gifts extra special, you can personalize them with your guest names. You can contact us for a quote.
This is one item you can never go wrong with because it is very versatile. No matter the weather conditions especially in Nigeria, the umbrella always comes in handy. We advise that you get them branded too so that your guests can always look back at your ceremony fondly whenever they use their umbrellas.
Books are also a great souvenir item because they are used by all and sundry for many different purposes. When we say books however, we don’t mean just any plain ol’ book. You can put a great personal touch on your book souvenirs by making their covers with ankara that matches your wedding color theme or even an exact replica of your aṣọ-ẹbí.
Wallets are an example of very unique and very useful gifts you can give your guests. If you’re looking to add a personal touch, you can get the wallets branded with the name of you and your spouse or even your pictures.
6. Toilet Bags
These ones will touch a sweet spot with the female folk. We hear a lot of people complaining about getting things they have too much of as souvenirs when they attend weddings. Well, these toilet bags are the souvenir you didn’t know you needed but will absolutely come to adore. For a very personal touch, we recommend using ankara that is similar to your wedding theme.
I believe our people say “you can never have too many keyholders because you can never have enough keys” — or however that saying goes (if there’s one like that). The point is, keyholders are a very important staple in the wedding souvenir world and in the Nigerian household as a whole. They are affordable, customizable and very easy to carry around. Definitely a gift your guests will appreciate.
8. Tote Bags
Whenever people need to move things from one place to another, one of the first things they reach for is a bag. Nothing says fashionable and well put together like a tote bag does. This souvenir will definitely have your guests over the moon.
9. Ankara Case
When it comes to our phones and gadgets, we’re always looking for new ways to protect as well as personalize them. This is where cases come in. As long as it has African print on it, it is definitely a favorite for the Nigerian populace. When it comes as a wedding souvenir, it is an absolute winner.
10. Cake Cuts
One too many wedding fights have been caused by food or edibles not getting to all the guests so a wedding souvenir that contains a little bit of everything on the menu would definitely be a hit. This is a great idea for a wedding souvenir especially if you’re not expecting too many people. We hope that our list has helped you make a decision on souvenirs you can give out on your big day.