We feel for your winter birthday babies: celebrating in the shadow of the holiday season is tough! We’ve rounded up eight party favors that promise to make their special day that much more special—and parents will appreciate that none of them include candy. Whether you’re looking for a magic wand or a DIY memory game to while away cozy winter days, we have the perfect party favor to wrap up your little one’s celebration. See them all below.

Make Your Own Favor

Give each of your party-goers a holiday ornament that they’ll treasure for years to come! Our slideshow has tons of ideas—from felt gingerbread people to LEGO trees and peanut snowmen. Let the kids make the ornaments themselves at your child’s party, or set aside a few hours for you and your petit artist to craft the day away and pass these mementos out for all to enjoy.  

photo: One Cup at a Time 

Which party favor is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below!

— Katie Brown