For those of you who are still wondering what we are talking about, Bonbonnieres(French), Bomboniera (Italian) or Bomboniere (however you might prefer to call it) is actually a small box that contains bonbons or candies and is given away as special gifts by a host to their guests. These are popularly called favours today and are meant for special occasions like weddings, baptisms, christening, commitment ceremonies or whatever you can think of.
Traditionally a Bomboniera or Bonbonniere included Jordan almonds, better known as Confetti in Italian. Usually, five sugared almonds were associated with health, happiness, wealth, long life and fertility.
Evolution of Bonbonniere
Bonbonniere has evolved over all these years and taken a completely new meaning and is adorned with a new look. Starting with the Jordan almonds and Candies, the list of popular items as Bonbonniere is only multiplying by the day with everyone putting in their own creativity and ideas to it.
The Pinterest is flooded with the ideas and images of Bonbonniere. Just like there is no limit to the imagination, there is also no limit to how and what can make a perfect Bonbonniere for an occasion.
Some of the popular items that are given away in the form of Bonbonniere today are:
- Edible Coffee beans
- Homemade Apple Cider
- Herbed salt
- Give away jam
- A small Succulent in cupcake cups
- Olive oil
- Palm Springs
And the list can go on and on…
All these favours are packed in the most innovative ways and in the most beautiful parks that are often handmade. Some of the popular items that are used to pack the above ingredients are mason jars with aluminium caps, sleek test tubes with corks, craft paper bags and so many other ways you never thought were possible!
There are innumerable online sites and companies that have further innovated the idea of Bonbonnieres. They have made them customizable and personalized!
From a personalized candy or glassware to an engraved wooden Bonbonniere, you name and you can have it. Engraved glasses such as engraved wine glasses, engraved champagne glasses and beer mugs are a big hit with the couples and make a perfect wedding favour.
There are several online companies that give you a chance to customize your own Bonbonniere and DIY as well. For instance, you can pick mason jars, test tubes and other containers in large numbers at an affordable price, choose an appropriate customizable sticker for it and then fill it with your favourite ingredient.
Most of the times the favour that is chosen to be given away as Bonbonnieres also has signed with the occasion that is being celebrated. There are different favour ideas for different themes like a beach wedding, island wedding, or a destination wedding. You can choose from among practical favors, quirky favors, décor favors or settle for a DIY one instead!