Monday, December 21, 2015

How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home During the Holidays

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guest welcome basket tutorial

Holidays are such a busy time whether you are traveling to be with family, or getting your house prepared for family visiting you! With my daughter's birthday on Christmas, we put a firm stop to any overnight traveling near Christmas. It is important for us that she is able to celebrate at home. Well, that means we often host my parents or in-laws because they want to be with us for Christmas and our daughter's birthday. In order to help them feel welcomed and comfortable in our house, I make a little guest welcome basket. 


guest welcome basket
A welcome basket for guests is easy, but makes a big impact. It's also a very useful, pretty way to display their towels and other necessities they may need during their stay. 

To be prepared for all the guests, I make sure our house is totally stocked with my favorite P&G neccessities. Thank goodness for the new Costco that recently opened nearby! I was able to find and grab plenty of toilet paper, feminine products, and food in no time! 
guest welcome basket

To make your own welcome basket for guests, gather towels, bathroom supplies like Charmin toilet paper, and anything else your guests may need during their stay. Since the holidays are such a hectic time, I try to include toiletries and my go-to feminine products Tampax and Always because it is so easy to forget something when packing! That way they won't have to run out to get any of these items if they have forgotten. They won't need to ask you for extra rolls of toilet paper in case the guest bathroom is out either! 

guest welcome basket

Next grab a basket, decorative crate, or box. I recommend putting in the largest items first. Roll up towels and wash clothes and place them inside. Next add toilet paper, any toiletries, and feminine products. Tie items up with pretty ribbon or add greenery for a decorative touch. Now your guests will feel completely at home during their visit. They might not want to leave! 

guest welcome basket

guest welcome basket

guest welcome basket

guest welcome basket

What do you do to get your home ready for the holidays? Be sure to check out the other P&G necessities you may need in the coming weeks! 

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12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I always love gift baskets when I am staying overnight with a friend or family! It looks so festive, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. Love this idea of creating a basket for guest! Yours is perfect. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  3. A guest basket is definitely necessary!
    The Adored Life

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  4. Great idea. Makes people feel so welcome.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. I love the idea of making a guest basket!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Great post and idea to welcome your guests! Have a great week :)
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  7. Cute idea! I love taking all my samples and keeping them in a basket/drawer in the guest bathroom too :-)

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  8. What an absolutely adorable idea! I'd feel so welcome after seeing this!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  9. Great post! I always add a few bottles of water and a night light so they can find the restroom easily in the middle of the night.

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  10. A welcome basket for guests is such a wonderful idea, especially so they don't need to ask for the necessities if needed. #client

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  11. that's a sweet idea for visitors--they would love that and not feel like a bother!

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  12. That basket turned out great. The bows you chose are so pretty. Such a thoughtful and creative host you are!

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