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Easy Welcome Basket to Greet your Guests

The holidays are wonderful for spending more time together as a family with the kids home from school and with relatives in town visit. With all the hustle and bustle and extra bodies around the home, though, some of your household supplies will be on short supply if you don’t prepare. A fun way to get ready for guests to arrive is to put together an easy welcome basket to greet your guests with!

Welcome Basket Gift

Use this as a starting point to create your own perfect welcome baskets. Pick out a budget – like maybe $20 – and then plan to let your guests pillage your welcome basket to keep anything they may need on their visit.

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Welcome Basket Contents:

  • Flip flops or slippers, depending on the weather
  • Lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Blu-ray or a good book/magazine
  • Notepad and pen
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries they may need (soap, shampoo, razor, q-tip, finger nail clippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper (no one likes to ask where to find this!)

I assembled an easy welcome basket to keep in our guest bedroom and added fun printable tags I created to personalize the basket and help my visitors to easily see that they were welcome to the goodies inside.

Grab these 3 free printable tags perfect to add to a welcome basket for out of town guests that visit for the holidays.Click Here to: Download 3 Free Printable Tags

One essential item we added to the basket was an extra roll of toilet paper. I don’t know if you’ve ever visited someone’s home and had to ask the horrifying question of where they keep the extra rolls. We always keep several extra rolls of toilet paper, but when you have extra family or friends in the home, you’ll go through your supply faster than you usually do and may not think to check the stash.

Easy DIY Welcome basket to greet your visitors. Having a selection of items prepared for them will help your guests feel at home. See what we added to our welcome gift basket, plus 3 free printable tags!

Two things can help to keep your bathroom fully stocked: 

1. Stock an extra roll (or pack) of toilet paper in the guest bedroom so your guests can easily restock if you fall behind, without embarrassment.

2. Choose Charmin Ultra Mega Roll through the holidays. It’s a longer lasting roll which will help you meet the extra depend and not have to fret over an empty tube.

charmin compare

We took a side-by-side challenge to compare Charmin Ultra Mega Roll to an unlabeled competitor toilet paper brand to help us see the difference first hand. Both rolls started out pretty close in size, but the Charmin roll far outlasted the competitor. Just 2 squares of Charmin took at least 8 of the tissue paper thin sheets of the competitor to come close to the thickness, and the softness could never compare.

Easy DIY Welcome basket to greet your visitors. Having a selection of items prepared for them will help your guests feel at home. See what we added to our welcome gift basket, plus 3 free printable tags!

With Charmin Ultra Mega Roll you can use up to 4x less, compared to the leading 1000 sheet brand of toilet paper (based on average usage), which equals savings and less stress through the holidays. Because each sheet is more absorbent, you’ll need less and save more!

Stock up on Charmin Ultra Mega Roll this holiday season and don’t forget to add a roll to the welcome basket for your guests!


Tuesday 17th of November 2015

If my host had slippers for me in a guest basket, I would be so HAPPY! What a nice surprise for sure.

Janis @MommyblogExpert

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

What a cute idea to welcome guests who will be visiting for the holidays. Anyone that makes up one of these baskets using your ideas will definitely impress the guests.

Amy Desrosiers

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Thisis a great idea for guests! We never have any stay overnight but I love the idea!


Tuesday 17th of November 2015

What a fabulous idea. I love all the items you put in the welcome basket.

Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

What a great idea. I bet this would make your guest feel really welcome.

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