I know what you mean... when I told FI what I wanted to put in the OOT bags we almost had a fight... he wants something "unique" and tells me " why would you put in there things that people could get in the dollar store ?"
Great. Then his best friend (also his best woman) came over and when SHE proposed luggage tags, and he said why not, I was like " oh so now you're OK with non-unique gifts ?"
Anyway... I managed to sell him the medication presenting them as "hungover kits"... we'll put some travel size advil, alka seltzer, immodium, scope, a pack of tums, and an "energy patch" from Naturopatch of Vermont (goes well with my greem side).
I found some travel size non-DEET insect repellant and I'm going to put them in there, also goes well with my "green" side. Together with some after-bites soother from the same brand.
We are putting some water-guns (sold by 25 at OTC), flip-flop bookmarks, spanish for dummies for the engligh-speaking that don't speak spanish (I will have to find something else for my french-speaking not speaking english nor spanish), and I'll try to make a "who'who" and a welcome letter.
And finally, the "unique" touch will be our wedding favour, some plantable wildflower seeds paper wedding favors from Botanical Paperworks.
The bags I got from OTC (the large hibiscus totes, 9.99$ for 12) and I just need 5 more backpacks (I think drawstring) for my 5 single guys.
Total budget : 324$ without the backpacks for 25 bags (we aso have 32 guests and 25 OOTbags like yoAzul, that's funny), ie 10$ per person. I think it's reasonnable, given that this is the "wedding favours".
I must say I love the shot kits