This post has been sponsored by Bayer. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Germaine and I just returned from an amazing weekend away at a boutique hotel, and I have never stayed anywhere that put so much thought into anticipating the needs of their guests. They stocked the room with so many essentials; there was no need to leave the hotel or the room for that matter. There was everything from your basic shower cap, plush bathrobe, and slippers to One A Day® Women’s VitaCraves, Claritin®, Alka-Seltzer Plus®, and even energy drinks.
Yes…multivitamins and a bath robe y’all! What more could you ask for as a guest?
This started me thinking about how I could improve when it comes to anticipating the needs of my guests. Since the holidays are rolling around, I decided to stock on some essentials and use them to create a welcome basket for guests.
It’s not rare for someone visiting to experience a cough, allergies, or pain. Thinking ahead, I stocked up our linen cabinet with things my family will need this winter as well as things I think my guests may need. Bayer brings all the products you need for a better life, so we’re stocking up for our guests. Here are the essentials I pick up.
Holiday Guest Basket Essentials
- One size fits all slippers – the women in my family always come over with gorgeous shoes but after a while of walking in them, they want to kick them off and borrow a pair of slippers. Keeping a pair or two of inexpensive one size fits all slippers on hand is helpful.
- Extra Toothbrushes – we’re loving the bamboo toothbrushes with charcoal infused bristles and biodegradable handles. The bristles are BPA FREE and the toothbrush is 100% Plastic Free.
- Sewing Kit – the hotel we stayed in had a mini sewing kit which was super thoughtful so I used some card stock and my Cricut to make the vinyl letters you see on the sewing kit.
- Bamboo Towel & Wash cloth – we included these because they’re just super soft and luxurious. We’re not trying to get anyones to stay forever, but there’s nothing like a hot shower with a plush wash cloth and a soft towel to dry off with after traveling.
- Shower Cap – I keep a 100 pack of disposable shower caps in my linen for weekly deep conditioning and one in my travel bag. Making sure my guests holidays hairstyle doesn’t frizz up from the shower steam is a cinch. I flattened a shower cap and stuck it inside a DIY cardstock envelope that’s ready if a guest needs it.
- Multivitamin – One A Day makes multivitamins for men, women, kids, and teens. I buy them for my husband and children, so I almost always have a One A Day product on hand. I added the One A Day Women’s VitaCraves Multivitamin Gummies to the holiday guest basket because I love sharing with the women in my family how we can add nutritional support to our diets. I take a One A Day multivitamin, and the holidays are a great time to introduce family members to new wellness habits. One A Day Women’s VitaCraves are free of artificial sweeteners, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish allergens, and high fructose corn syrup. The immune, eye, and bone health benefits make me comfortable sharing VitaCraves with my mother in her 60’s, mother-in-law in her 70’s, and my daughter in her 20’s.
- Allergy Relief – Allergy symptoms are a part of life for a lot of people. I, for one, keep Claritin in my travel bag so I have it when I’m away from home. Having it on hand for myself and my guests is perfect for unexpected flare ups. Claritin relieves symptoms from indoor and outdoor allergies such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes – plus it’s non-drowsy so my guest can still enjoy their stay.
- Other Medicine Must Haves – A great multi-symptom OTC to have on hand is Alka-Seltzer Plus. It tackles a variety of variety of cold symptoms, from nasal congestion to headaches. Other medicines you may consider having on hand are Aleve for minor aches and pains and MiraLAX for occasional constipation. You can find all the health care items in my basket on Amazon.
Remember it is important for your holiday house guests to use the products as directed
Having a successful holiday can be stressful for family and friends traveling to visit one another, which is why I’ve stocked up on some of my go-to rescue products and personal care items. You can find the items in my Holiday Guest Basket Essentials basket on Amazon.