How to Prepare Your Home For Overnight Guests
Mi casa es su casa.
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.
1. A Tray
Use a lacquer one to put a welcome gift on display.
2. Super-soft towels
Snowe's bath towels feel like wrapping yourself in a cloud.
3. A little privacy
Provide a robe (pick one that's unisex!) for a luxurious home-away-from-home experience.
4. A calming scent
We love this mini version of our favorite Diptyque candle.
5. An itinerary
6. The keys to the city
7. Souvenirs to bring home
8. Something Sweet
Jacobsen caramels are super satisfying—and come in pretty packaging, just leave them on the nightstand.
9. Something Salty
Fuller Foods makes cheese puffs fancy with creative flavors like blue cheese jalapeño.
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).
11. A charge-up
Put charging docks for their devices in the guest room.
12. Just-in-case toiletries
Grown Alchemist’s travel set (plus toothpaste and an extra toothbrush) should do the trick.