Published January 09, 2014 by
Have house guests headed your way? There are lots of things to consider, but one you certainly don’t want to overlook is the right gift. Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be too fancy. The key here is to choose something that will delight your house guests, prove useful, and fit right on the pillow as a special treat. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider.
A Cozy Blanket: There are few things that will make guests feel quite as comfortable, as quickly, at your home than a cozy blanket. If you happen to be crafty, this is a great way to show off your own skills. Don’t sew or quilt? No problem. There are lots of new sew fleece blanket kits available. If you don’t want to go the homemade route, look almost anywhere for cozy throw blankets to give to your house guests. Do a bit of planning ahead and you can catch lots of great amazing sales, grabbing great blankets for less than $5 in some cases.
A Snack Basket: Your guests are likely to want a snack now and then while they’re at your house, so this makes a wonderful house guest gift. Choose a cute basket or container, then fill it with a few water bottles and packaged snacks like trail mix, gourmet cookies, or even a local treat they can’t get anywhere else.
A Great Read: Many people like to read before they go to sleep, and this is a perfect way to welcome your guests. You could go with a great new non-fiction choice you discovered or that hot new thriller absolutely everyone is talking about. If you don’t want to go with a novel, consider a good, timely magazine. It doesn’t all have to be news, either. You could go with a fiction anthology magazine or even something like Reader’s Digest. Throw in a book light for good measure, especially for those late night readers.
An Overnight Basket: It’s inevitable. When you travel, you’re going to forget something here or there. Why not pack up a basket that meets those needs before they ever arrive? Go with a tooth brush, some cute soap, some shampoo or shower gel, some ibuprofen (for the inevitable headache), some toothpaste, lotion, and even a small sewing kit in the even that dastardly button pops off again.
A Local Kit: If they’re going to be stopping by for some time, you may want to put together a kit that details what there is to do in the area, especially if they haven’t had a chance to visit before. Include brochures, specialty products, maps of the area, and even local calendars if notable events might be going on while they visit. This is particularly important if your house guests will have lots of time to fill without you.
No matter what you choose to get your house guests, make certain you offer them great food, fantastic company, and a wonderful bed to sleep in while they’re staying with you.