This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://thekimsixfix.com/.I am so excited that my parents are coming for a visit this month and in order to make their stay more enjoyable I thought I would assemble a welcome basket of items they may need. You often hear of wedding and hotel guests getting little collections of essentials when they stay for a visit, so why not do that for people who stay in your home?
For my welcome basket I collected a few things I thought my parents would enjoy or possibly need:
This included fresh laundered towels tied with a ribbon, toiletries (finally a good use for all those extra hotel samples that we have hanging around!) tissues, headache medicine, water a few snacks, some mints, a magazine and of course, a local tourist guide book (in this case San Francisco.) Some other ideas to include would be chapstick, gum, antacid, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent etc.
Arrange them nicely in a basket:
Then I included a short note which also included the name of our wireless network and the password:
To write the note I used a BIC Mark-It™ marker in #CloudNineGrey. These markers are wonderful, with low odor and in a wide range of colors appropriate for any occasion. You can get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking your very own! The #BICMerryMarking possibilities are endless.
I added my note to the basket:
And now my basket was complete:
You can just leave it on the bed or bedside table:
Your guests are sure to appreciate the special touch and feel right at home. In this season of #BICMerryMarking I encourage everyone with houseguests to consider assembling a little basket like this. I know Frugal Family Home, Eclectically Vintage, and I’m an Organizing Junkie all have their own versions.
The only drawback is that after this 5-star treatment, your guests will never want to leave.