With the holidays fast approaching, many of us have family or other guests coming into town to visit. A great way to make those staying with you feel welcome is by putting together a basic guest basket for their room.
A guest basket should consist of items usually forgotten when traveling. Although a larger initial expense, it is inexpensive to maintain, since most guests will not use all the items on each visit.
The image below shows some items you might include:
1. Basket/Container (Target has a great selection of organizers.)
2. Lip Balm
3. First Aid Kit
5. Makeup Remover Towelettes
7. Wrinkle Release Spray/Static Guard
8. Lint Roller (especially if you have pets who shed)
10. Shaving Cream & Razor
11. Lotion (I like a relaxing scent like lavender)
14. Mani/Pedi Set, Nail File, Nail Clippers
15. Baby Powder
16. Hand Sanitizer
18. Cotton Swabs
Some additional items that would be good to have on hand are a box of tissues and a toothbrush (this is a great way to use all those brushes your dentist gives you).
I leave my guest basket on the dresser along with a vase of flowers, a few squares of Ghirardelli chocolate, a couple of bottles of water, and either some magazines, a crossword puzzle or Sudoku book and a pen.
The holidays can be hectic, so providing your guests with a room that is comfortable, and stocked with the basics, will make their stay even more enjoyable.
If you received a guest basket while visiting someone during the holiday season, what would you like to receive? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.