December 19, 2008

The Holiday Host: Guest Baskets

Traveling can be really hectic, especially during the holidays. If you are planning to host family or friends during the season, make their stay as comfortable as possible by providing a guest basket for each room. Fill each basket with luxurious toiletries, a snack for midnight cravings and things to keep them occupied during downtime like a book, magazine or a list of things to see and do in town. Other helpful objects include stationery for letters home, blankets for extra warmth and a travel sized sewing kit for a quick fix. When you provide your guests with all the comforts of home, the time they have to spend out of town during the holidays will become less of an inconvenience and more of a relaxing and enjoyable getaway that they'll look forward to all year long.

Hostess Guest Basket

Clockwise from top left:
  • Guest hand towels personalized with the host family's last name or monogram --
  • Perrier bottled water -- Aqua Maestro
  • Crane boxed stationery --
  • Moose munch snack -- Harry and David
  • Vanilla scented soap bar -- Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Travel sewing kit -- Sears
  • Large basket -- Crate and Barrel