I like to leave a little welcome gift by the bed along with a brief little note.
It’s a simple touch that goes a long way in making people feel at home and loved.
My hospitality board on Pinterest is full of ideas but I’ll share a couple of my favorites. Don’t go overboard. This is a small, simple token of friendship and love and need not be expensive or overly formal.
via (this one may well get diy’ed by my girls very soon!)
I tend to go in cycles with gifts but for the last year or so my favorite has been the Tervis tumbler. It’s perfect for guests that are visiting here because they can use it for hot drinks (fill up with coffee in the morning before antique shopping) or cold drinks (fill with ice water before heading out on the boat). You can fill it with packets of propel powder of crystal light tea mix and then attach a cute little welcome note to the bag. These even make good gifts for men, especially when they have an orange power T on them!
Most importantly, keep it simple and look throughout the year for little things that would make fun gifts so that you’re not stressing every time someone comes to visit.
True story:: I bought the Tervis tumblers you see above for our July 4th house guests. I found them two weeks ago in the closet. I’m awesome like that.
Maybe they’ll all come back next year and reclaim their rightful tumbler.
Also, I’m so mad at myself for not taking a picture of the awesome welcome gifts that Adriane, Lauren, and Kellee left at our bedsides in Texas. I’m doing a whole post on Texas soon but suffice it to say, these girls thought of EVERYthing in the welcome gift. They even gave us baby swimmies to pack our wine in so we could take in our luggage. The best item of all? The picture frame signed by Todd Wilken and President Harrison. I’m still giddy! Thank you ladies. I’m pretty sure you may be part Southern!
Now, the best part of the post—-where you tell me what you like to give for welcome gifts!
p.s. Contrary to the above welcome note, my internet password is not ‘Honey Boo Boo Child.’ I just thought I should clarify 🙂