How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

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With wedding season (and the resulting influx of overnight guests) in full force, play hostess with the mostess by thoughtfully preparing for your weekend houseguests in advance. Gracious hospitality doesn't have to require major effort—use the checklist below to ensure your space is stocked with necessities they may have forgotten, creature comforts they’ll appreciate and fun treats they never knew they needed. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

1. A Tray

Use a lacquer one to put a welcome gift on display. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

2. Super-soft towels

Snowe's bath towels feel like wrapping yourself in a cloud. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

3. A little privacy

Provide a robe (pick one that's unisex!) for a luxurious home-away-from-home experience. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

4. A calming scent

We love this mini version of our favorite Diptyque candle. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

5. An itinerary

Give guests a guide book (Wildsam, Cereal and Phaidon make some of our favorites) or a printed list of your favorite spots in town. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

6. The keys to the city

Pick up an already-loaded public transportation pass, so your guests are ready to explore. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

7. Souvenirs to bring home

Give a treat that’s specific to your hometown—when people visit us here in NYC, we like to give edible gifts from Momofuku Milk Bar or Fine & Raw. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

8. Something Sweet

Jacobsen caramels are super satisfying—and come in pretty packaging, just leave them on the nightstand. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

9. Something Salty

Fuller Foods makes cheese puffs fancy with creative flavors like blue cheese jalapeño. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

10. Something with a buzz

Serve a local wine or have the fridge stocked with a few cans of your favorite beer (bonus points if it’s brewed in your city). How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

11. A charge-up

Put charging docks for their devices in the guest room. How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests

12. Just-in-case toiletries

Grown Alchemist’s travel set (plus toothpaste and an extra toothbrush) should do the trick.