Houseguest Welcome Basket

I remember being someone’s houseguest and getting a late night snack attack. I’m dying for something to eat but I’m too embarrassed to look through their kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Not good.


You may have been in a similar situation yourself.

Although someone tells you, “Make yourself at home!” you still feel hesitant to rummage through their food cabinets.

There’s a way to stop the embarrassment of hungry houseguests.

Provide visitors to your home with a Houseguest Welcome Basket containing drinks, snacks and treats!

Even if you tell your houseguests to help themselves to anything in your kitchen, they’ll still appreciate receiving a basket of goodies specifically for them. If you know their favorite snacks and drinks, try to to include them in the gift basket.

Besides food, consider including in your Houseguest Welcome Basket items that a hotel might provide such as travel size toiletries, just in case they forgot to pack something,

Items to Fill Houseguest Welcome Basket

  • crackers
  • chips
  • candy
  • chocolate
  • nuts
  • granola bars/protein bars
  • breakfast bars
  • bottled water
  • sparkling water (La Croix is my favorite!)
  • gum/mint/breath spray
  • magazines
  • facial wipes
  • travel size mouthwash
  • travel size toothbrush
  • travel size toothpaste
  • disposable razors
  • pads/tampons
  • travel size shampoo
  • travel size conditioner
  • travel size body wash
  • mini body spray
  • mini bar of soap

For a thoughtful twist, add a food item that is unique to your area or state!

Once you’ve assembled your Houseguest Welcome Basket, place it on the guest nightstand or guest bed for your visitor to find. They’ll love that you’ve gone the extra mile to make them feel comfortable and at home!

Guests bring good luck with them.  – Turkish Proverb

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