How to Create a Welcome Basket for Overnight Guests

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When overnight guests come to stay with you this holiday season, be an epic host by providing them with a welcome basket full of everything they’ll need to make your place their home away from home! Tell them to pack light because you’ll have the basics covered. What should you add? Head to Amazon to stock up on everything you’ll need to execute these welcome basket ideas for house guests.

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1. Use a practical container

You’ll need something to put the contents in, so why not make it something reusable? Go as big as a carry-on bag or as small as a toiletry bag, but don’t use an actual basket or plastic container your guests can’t take with them. Open whichever you choose and arrange the gifts in an attractive way.

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2. Give them the hotel treatment

Include bottled water, a few snacks, breath mints, rolled up towels, and perhaps a robe and slippers. Be sure to include travel sized shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shaving cream, razors, face wash, lotion and any other items you know your guests will need.

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3. Include Philips’ best ever toothbrush for complete oral care

Your company is sure to need a toothbrush and toothpaste, so give them the royal treatment. The Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Rechargeable Toothbrush was named one of Oprah’s Favorite things in 2017, and I had the chance to try a DiamondClean Smart for myself! The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush has four high-performance brush heads, so each member of the family can use it. Why do people love this thing so much? It’s got Smart Sensor technology for personalized feedback that helps you perfect your technique. Brush too hard? Tend to miss spots? Users get real-time coaching when they connect to the Sonicare app. There’s a reason it’s the number 1 Dental Professional recommended brand. Get healthier gums in 2 weeks* (*vs a manual toothbrush). This is one of those welcome basket ideas for house guests that’s sure to impress!

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 4. Throw in a few luxurious spa surprises

Go the extra mile by adding a personal humidifier, a facial mask, bath bombs, or other spa-quality items you know your guests will like. Leave a blow-dryer, flat-iron, and other appliances you think they’ll need as well. Remember, you don’t want your guests to have to ask you where to find things they might need.

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5. Don’t forget to add some reading material

Odds are, you can’t entertain your house guests the entire time they’re with you. Maybe they like to read before bed or will need something to read on the way home. Provide them with a few of their favorite magazine or maybe even gift them an e-reader!

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What are your favorite welcome basket ideas for house guests?

Travel is stressful, and sometimes staying in someone else’s home is too. Roll out the red carpet for your company this holiday season by giving gifts of comfort and convenience. A word of caution: Use these welcome basket ideas for house guests and they may never want to leave!

What would you add to the list?

welcome basket ideas for house guests
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About Carmen Sognonvi

Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family, named a top 10 family travel Instagram account by Time Out New York and Brit + Co. Her insights on travel have been featured in The Washington Post, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less. She lives in New York City with her multiracial and multicultural family of four. Follow her on Instagram, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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